The General Principles of Astrology - Aleister Crowley
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Long before there was Linda Goodman, long before astrology bestsellers turned up in supermarkets, there was Aleister Crowley, the most important astrological scholar and authority of the early 20th century. Ghostwriting for Evangeline Adams, it was Crowley who wrote the vast majority of her classic textbooks,Astrology: Your Place in the Sun(1927) andAstrology: Your Place Among the Stars(1930).General Principles of Astrologyfinally acknowledges Crowley's authorship.
Crowley's goal was to abandon traditional assumptions, so he based his findings on actual charts and how they were expressed in people's lives. In his characteristically clear and elegant prose, Crowley discusses each planet from a scientific and mythological point of view. He provides an exhaustive analysis of astrological types, drawing conclusions for over 180 astrological nativities of well-known artists, poets, musicians, philosophers, politicians, and business leaders from the 18th to the 20th century.
This new book is composed of painstakingly gathered work, primarily ghostwritten by Crowley, and published in various early twentieth-century texts. It is published here in one volume for the first time, in an undertaking endorsed by both the Adams and Crowley estates.
Aleister Crowleyis one of the most renowned, controversial, and remarkable figures to emerge from the Western Occult Revival era of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His tradition lives on as his books remain in print and popular, while the esoteric school he founded—Ordo Templi Orientis, or O.T.O.—continues as a going concern today, with lodges to be found around the world.