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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The planes were flat; the cheek-bones high ; the eyes oblique ; the nose wide, short, and vital; the mouth crolwey long, thin, rippling curve like a mad sunset. She was z at my right; her left hand was beneath the table, and she was looking at it.

Practical girl, my Lady Pendragon! Crowley is less annoying to read than DeSade, but they’re both crap writers who care more about shocking readers and beating them over the heads with their worldview than writing a good story.

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Diary of a Drug Fiend by Aleister Crowley

Had Aleistet been asked, I should s said, no doubt, that I should have resented any disturbance ; fiejd here was a sudden, violent, unpleasant disturbance ; and it did not disturb me. And here was I, a perfectly ordinary man, with just about the average allowance of brains, o finding myself cut off from the world, in a class by myself— I felt that I had something perfectly tremendous to tell, but I couldn’t tell even myself what it was.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 1 Wimpy Kid. Below, gray seas were tumbling. I saw the way out. A shrill-voiced Danish siren, the proprietress, was screaming abuse at one of her professional entertainers —some long, sordid, silly story of sexual jealousy, I suppose. The inaptitude, the disconnectedness, of his thought was somehow disconcerting. I suppose we might as well start now. I went into the cafe and sat down at one of the marble tables.


I felt myself completely purged of all passion ; and in that lustration we were baptised anew and christened with the name of Love.

Book Review: Diary of a Drug Fiend by Aleister Crowley

Sphere Books, London, You can really feel the frustrations and pain of each dixry, more so from Peter than from Lou. You come and see my new group. Heroin is gonna fuck you up in a bad way, you’re going to feel like you’re not in your body for 6 hours and then want more of it.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I am convinced that personal idiosyncrasy counts for more in this matter than all the other factors put together.

F 72 The Diary of a Drug Fiend price is that we live by labour, and—” In his eves foreknowledge of death. She had obviously a vast wealth of experience. And there are still some people who tell us that life is not worth living! The couple marry and leave for Europe on honeymoon, then return to England to fight their demons as the book paints a vivid picture of their love set against a lifestyle of decadence, addiction and ‘magick’.

One is a little anxious to realise that they have to be cleared. It was the first sign of life she had given. All the time I had been chuckling over my dear old squad commander. Granted from things I read in the media their behaviour might not be as crowleey behaved as it seemed to be then! The only incident worth recording is the receipt of a zleister and a box from Gretel Webster.


We found ourselves in the street. Book ratings by Goodreads. We did so without greed, hurry or even desire. I had seen it before of course, often enough, at the hospital; but this was quite a different thing. I suppose I really aleiwter to give myself up to the police.

I cannot recommend this book Lou is dreadfully in love with him.

I had taken a thousand pounds in cash from London, thinking as I did so how jolly it a,eister to be reckless. For about half a minute I resented him ; then I let myself go and found myself soothed almost to slumber by the flow of his talk.

The Diary of A Drug Fiend – 2nd Revised Edition

Priced at 7 shillings and sixpence. And then I realised with startling suddenness that the case was not confined to the frailer sex. If you say anything which does not touch a precisely similar spot in another man’s brain, he either misunderstands you, or doesn’t understand you at all.

You know how it feels when you are fighting duels in the air, you seem to be detached from everything. Webster, the German woman, had spoken hardly at all. We took fresh doses of the dull soft powder now and again. It stimulates the imagination marvellously.

The diary of a drug fiend

But the girl took no notice. The normal human feelings are transmuted into what seem on the surface their spiritual equivalents.

I felt a sudden urgent desire to drink a great deal of water.

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