Secret Agent 666: Aleister Crowley, British Intelligence and the Occult (Paperback)

Secret Agent 666: Aleister Crowley, British Intelligence and the Occult By Richard B. Spence Cover Image
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Aleister Crowley is best known today as a founding father of modern occultism. His wide, hypnotic eyes peer at us from the cover of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and his influence can be found everywhere in popular culture.

Crowley, also known as the Great Beast, has been the subject of several biographies, some painting him as a misunderstood genius, others as a manipulative charlatan. None of them have looked seriously at his career as an agent of British Intelligence.

Using documents gleaned from British, American, French, and Italian archives, Secret Agent 666 sensationally reveals that Crowley played a major role in the sinking of the Lusitania, a plot to overthrow the government 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 own unconventional way--was a patriotic Englishman who endured years of public vilification in part to mask his role as a secret agent.

The verification of the Great Beast's participation in the twentieth century's most astounding government plots will likely blow the minds of history buff's and occult aficionados alike.

Author Richard B. Spence can be seen on various documentaries on the History Channel and is a consultant for Washington, DC's International Spy Museum. He is also the author of Trust No One: The Secret World of Sidney Reilly (Feral House).



Product Details
ISBN: 9781932595338
ISBN-10: 1932595333
Publisher: Feral House
Publication Date: June 1st, 2008
Pages: 380
Language: English

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