Here is a new thread that doesn't break the rules. Has anyone been able to identify any of the pipes Crowley was photographed smoking? I believe the one from Hastings is a very large Dunhill but i'm not positive
Can someone PM me with a reason why the other thread broke the rules?
I bet if you look, you can find his pipes. He had notoriety, if not wealth all through his life. I'm sure a collector has one or two out there.
Crowley... I've seen his deck, very... interesting. He was the William S. Burroughs of the Occult. I heard he died a junkie, but I wasn't there. He fostered in an era that is still playing out, and may continue indefinitely.
Oh yeah, swell pipe he has there.
oldmansmoking I have read a few biographies of his, and watched some documentaries. The individual ... not my cup of tea, in my opinion he was a lunatic in search of attention. The older he got, the more nutty he became. He is definitely not a reference I would easily use when talking about esoteric topics, or at least not a positive one. Severe drug abuse, filled his teeth to seem like he is a vampire, orgies, blood rituals ... yeah, doesn't sound that sane to me. As far as writing goes, there are so many better occult/esoteric philosophers (neo-theosophical or not)contemporary to his time that it almost makes him look like a bad joke. Charles Leadbeater, Rene Guenon, Rudolf Steiner, are just a few names that come to mind ...
Mountaineer, yoga ... yes, sure, I don not contradict you, but that's not what he wanted to be remembered for. Please do not take this as disrespect towards your opinion, it's just my personal view on the topic ...