Amazon have announced the planned publication in December 2019 of the latest in Tobias Churton’s series of biographies: Aleister Crowley in India: The Secret Influence of Eastern Mysticism on Magic and the Occult. Follow Aleister Crowley through his mystical travels in India, which profoundly influenced his magical system as well as the larger occult world. Shares excerpts from Crowley’s unpublished diaries and details his travels in India, Burma, and Sri Lanka from 1901 to 1906. Reveals how Crowley incorporated what he learned in India into his own school of Magick. Explores the world of Theosophy, yogis, Hindu traditions, and the first Buddhist sangha to the West as well as the first pioneering expeditions to K2 and Kangchenjunga in 1901 and 1905.
Tobias Churton: Some people may come to Crowley through rock n roll. Led Zeppelin III (1971) had “Do what thou wilt” inscribed on its run-out groove, if memory serves, and I suppose this gave the music a kind of free-form, libertarian rationale. However “Do what thou wilt” does not mean “Do as thou wilt”, so people in search of mere kicks of self-indulgence might be disappointed when they discover Crowley was a stickler for discipline!
We are pleased to be welcoming back Tobias Churton to celebrate the launch of his latest publication, Aleister Crowley in America. Subtitled Art, Espionage, and Sex Magick in the New World, Tobias’ book promises to explore key aspects of Crowley’s American escapades, including details of his travels, passions, literary and artistic endeavours, sex magick, and psychedelic experimentation, as well as an investigation of Crowley’s undercover intelligence adventures that actively promoted U.S. involvement in WWI.
Pre-announcement of Tobias Churton’s latest volume of Aleister Crowley’s biography, due from Inner Traditions in December 2017. Aleister Crowley in America: Art, Espionage, and Sex Magick in the New World by Tobias Churton An exploration of Crowley’s relationship with the United States – Details Crowley’s travels, passions, literary and artistic endeavors, sex magick, and psychedelic experimentation – Investigates Crowley’s undercover… Read more »
Thelema Now! Guest: Tobias Churton Beast in Berlin (30 minutes) One of Thelema Now’s favorite authors returns! The always entertaining Tobias Churton discusses his new book about Uncle Al, focusing on his time in Berlin while Hitler was coming to power. Check it out! Direct download: Thelema_Now_Tobias_Churton_Beast_in_Berlin.mp3
Unfortunately my wife’s poor health at the moment means I’ll be unable to attend, but this should be a fascinating event: There will be a launch party for Aleister Crowley: The Beast in Berlin: Art, Sex, and Magick in the Weimar Republic at Atlantis Bookshop, London, on Thursday 31 July 2014 at 7pm. Gnostic poet, painter, writer, and magician Aleister… Read more »
Thelema Now welcomes back Tobias Churton! Tobias and Frater Puck discuss his new book The Mysteries of John the Baptist. He reveals why John the Baptist is so crucially important to the Freemasons, who were originally known as ‘St John’s Men’.