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Sybarite Among The Shadows

SYBARITE AMONG THE SHADOWSby R C McNefffrom International Times, July, 1977 Reproduced by kind permission of the author. Copyright 1977 R C McNeff – all rights reserved.Click here for a scan of the original publication ALEISTER CROWLEY (1875-1947) self-styled prophet of the New Eon, The Great Beast 666, was amongst the first to experiment scientifically with psychedelic drugs. Crowley devoted his life to the exploration of and, for the first time in the West, the linking together of sex, magic, yoga and drugs, writing about his experiences before the last vestiges of the Victorian era had been swept away. Crowley‘s essays on hashish (1909-11), cocaine and mescalin still rank among the most incisive ever written. His works on magic arc classics and his mark on the twentieth century as a prophet who strayed – “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law” – began to make itself…
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