It’s not quite as much fun to write a review when it seems everyone is basically in agreement. Crowley was not as evil as folklore suggests, and he was a lot more. Spine lettered in red horizontally across the spine ‘[double-rule] | THE DIARY | OF A | DRUG FIEND | [ornament] | ALEISTER CROWLEY [ publisher’s device]. If you are interested in the arcane, the occult, the erotic or the highs and lows of drug addiction, then this book is for you. A piece of fiction.

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We wanted to walk along the edge of the Butte and let our gaze wander over Paris. Lou was coming through the door.

It shows the inner workings of someone caught in drug addiction, their supposed “betterness” juxtaposed with the reality of their sadness. Jun 01, David rated it liked it Shelves: I make no claim to be a philosopher of any kind ; but it was quite evident to the most ordinary common sense that her position was unassailable if any one chose to take it.

Be yourself and don’t do drugs. Glad I decided to give this one a go.

Book Review: Diary of a Drug Fiend by Aleister Crowley

Very beauti This is one of the most amazing things i’ve ever read. But as soon as the three men had turned their backs, she remarked acidly: The particulars of their desperate addiction and cravings are documented in realistic detail.

We certainly had been punishing the snow. It produced a weird effect— this mingling of the savage Mongol with the savage Norseman type. While I have been writing all this, I have never lost sight for a moment of the fact that I am telling you about the box and the letter from Gretel. But after some consideration, Grant Richards could not see his way to accept my terms. It lasted age-less aeons. What they really do is this: Say, if you like, she was possessed of the devil!


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But seems to me crodley pretty good evidence he knew something about it. I wish I could give you an idea of the sparkling quality of everything she said and did. I even lent him a hand to pull Fordham off the prostrate form of his antagonist. I had a sudden intuition ov something was wrong; and an instant later came an unmistakable indication of the trouble. Oct 13, Caty rated it really liked it.

Jul 06, Dennis Butler rated it it was amazing. It describes a fact in nature, and one of the most important facts in practical affairs. On her bare shoulder was the hand of a short, thin woman with a common, pretty face and a would-be babyish manner. King Lamus was a very skilled physician, though he had never studied medicine officially. But there was nothing to do but to accept the situation and walk in politely.

I had to re-read his description of the woman called Lou several times. I a-dore Thee, Evoe! I read this book when I found out the man I was dating — the first beautiful love of my life — was addicted to a wide variety of illicit drugs. I deliberately put a large dose on the back of my hand and sniffed it up.

I have myself made extensive and elaborate studies of the effects of indulgence in stimulants and narcotics. Drugs were first made illegal around the 20’s though Opium had been illegal for much longer, which is why it is said that the British were selling things in China that was illegal to sell in England.


And that was true enough. I was 74 The Diary of a Drug Fiend bathed m an ocean of exceeding calm. Soft cover Book Condition: But the self-same Light illuminates the path of humanity: Of course, I realised instantly the impossibility of taking it by the nose in such a wind.

I had just enough presence of mind to make way for the head waiter, a jolly, burly Frenchman, who came pushing into the circle.

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We use crowleh to give you the best possible experience. But that is just what An Pays de Cocaine 49 cocaine does. Told in autobiographical form, it is a terrible and searching account of the wild exaltation and the awful consequences of the “dope” habit.

Au Pays de Cocaine 55 Now I don’t want you to think that that white silk packet was very big. It is quite wrong to say that what happened in the taxi ever began or ended.

They seemed like symbols of the history of mankind ; the noble, solid past and the mechanical efficient future. Then he hit me in the face as I sat.

I made a million arrangements in a kind of crowlfy wisdom. Seated by her side, at leisure to look while she babbled, I found my carnal mind reversed on appeal. There was no sort of a fight. The dancing room was a ridiculous, meaningless, gaudy, bad imitation of Klimmt. I tingled in every fibre. The only subject that interested her in this wide universe was heroin.