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Aleister Crowley

The Diary of a Drug Fiend

This is a true story… It is a terrible story; but it is also a story of hope and of beauty. Written by Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend tells the story of young Peter Pendragon and his lover Louise Laleham, and their adventures traveling through Europe in a cocaine and heroin haze. The bohemian couples’ binges produce visions and poetic prophecies, but when their supply inevitably runs dry they find themselves faced with the reality of their drug addiction. Through the guidance of King Lamus, a master adept, they use the application of practical Magick to free themselves from addiction. Released in as his first published novel in 1922 and dubbed “a book for burning” by the papers of the time, Diary of a Drug Fiend reveals the poet, the lover, and the profound adept that was Aleister Crowley.
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Quotes

    mtroyanskaya666has quoted5 years ago
    Lou sailed in like an angel descending from heaven.
    Iuri Ruffinohas quoted9 months ago
    life had become such an infinitely boring alternation between a period of stimulation which failed to stimulate and of depression which hardly even depressed
    Iuri Ruffinohas quoted9 months ago
    artificially, and this has to be paid for by a long period of reaction in which one cannot fix one's mind on a subject at all

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