Aleister Crowley and Dion Fortune:
The Logos of the Aeon and the Shakti of the Age
Available: December 2009
Aleister Crowley and Dion Fortune were two of the most controversial and influential magicians of their day. Crowley was regarded by many as a creature of the night whose soul was admittedly streaked with brilliance; Fortune was seen as one of the Shining Ones, who nevertheless wrestled with her own darkness. Between them they produced some of the best books on occultism ever written, and their influence upon contemporary magicians has been profound, though often unrecognized.
Written by an occult scholar, this unusual and provocative book draws upon unpublished material to reveal little-known aspects of Crowley and Fortune's relationship, their influence upon the Wiccan movement, goddess traditions and sacred sexuality, earth magic, modern magick, and many surprising aspects of our present culture.
Alan Richardson was born in Northumberland, England, in 1951, and has been writing on the topic of magic for many years. He does not belong to any occult group or society, does not take pupils, and does not give lectures on any kind of initiation. He insists on holding down a full-time job in the real world like any other mortal. That, after all, is part and parcel of the real magical path. He is married with two children and lives very happily in a small village in the southwest of England.