Aleister Crowley is better recognized at the present time as a founder of sleek occultism. His huge, hypnotic eyes peer at us from the canopy of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts membership Band, and his effect are available far and wide in renowned culture.
Crowley, sometimes called the good Beast, has been the topic of numerous biographies, a few portray him as a misunderstood genius, others as a manipulative charlatan. None of them have seemed heavily at his occupation as an agent of British Intelligence.
Using files gleaned from British, American, French, and Italian documents, Secret Agent 666 sensationally unearths that Crowley performed a huge position within the sinking of the Lusitania, a plot to overthrow the govt of Spain, the thwarting of Irish and Indian nationalist conspiracies, and the 1941 flight of Rudolf Hess.
Author Richard B. Spence argues that Crowley—in his personal unconventional way—was a patriotic Englishman who persisted years of public vilification partly to masks his position as a mystery agent.
The verification of the nice Beast’s participation within the 20th century’s such a lot striking executive plots will most likely blow the minds of historical past buff s and occult aficionados alike.
Author Richard B. Spence may be visible on a number of documentaries at the heritage Channel and is a expert for Washington, DC’s foreign secret agent Museum. he's additionally the writer of Trust not anyone: the key global of Sidney Reilly (Feral House).
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