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Tuesday 25 June 2024
Aleister Crowley: The Spy Who Loved the Occult

Mountaineer, artist, poet, magician, was Aleister Crowley also a secret agent who worked for different branches of British Intelligence at various stages of his life? Did this culminate in his interrogation of Nazi warlord and occultist Rudolf Hess in 1941?
Richard C McNeff
deciphers Crowley’s espionage career as well as taking a wider look at his role as an influencer, with some very surprising followers.
The author of two novels prominently featuring Crowley, Richard will separate fact from fiction in his portrayals of the Beast.
(This talk completely sold out when we ran it in January – so we’re giving you another chance to hear it – or to hear it again!)
Venue: The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street E1 7EX
Date: Tuesday 25 June 2024
Time: 8pm (Doors 7.30)


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