Aleister Crowley facts for kids
Aleister Crowley, c. 1912
Edward Alexander Crowley
12 October 1875
|Died||1 December 1947
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Cambridge|
|Occupation||Occultist, poet, novelist, mountaineer|
|Spouse(s)||Rose Edith Kelly (m.1903–09)
Maria Teresa Sanchez (m.1929–1947, his death)
He was an influential member in some occult organizations, such as the Golden Dawn, the A∴A∴, and Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.), and is better known today for his occult books and papers. He was bisexual.
In December 1896, Crowley took interest in occultism and by the next year, he began reading books on alchemy and mysticism. A year later, he published his first book of poetry (Aceldama), and left Cambridge, only to meet Julian L. Baker who introduced him to Samuel Mathers and the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
The Golden Dawn
Samuel Mathers, acting leader of the Golden Dawn organization, acted as his early mentor in western magic. Crowley lost faith in his mentor's abilities in 1900 but did not officially break with Mathers until 1904.
Crowley died of a respiratory infection in a Hastings boarding house on 1 December 1947 at the age of 72.
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