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Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism$
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Henrik Bogdan and Martin P. Starr

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199863075

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863075.001.0001

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The Sorcerer and His Apprentice

The Sorcerer and His Apprentice

Aleister Crowley and the Magical Exploration of Edwardian Subjectivity

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(p.15) 2 The Sorcerer and His Apprentice
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Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism
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Alex Owen

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863075.003.0002

This chapter discusses the theme of the “sacralization of the self,” and places Crowley's magical work in the context of a fin de siècle occultism. It tries to determine whether Crowley's magic expresses a modern sense of the self. Next, it interprets the magical exploration of John Dee's “Aethyrs” that Crowley did along with Victor Neuburg in 1909, in order to try to understand the complete implications of subjectivity.

Keywords:   sacralization of the self, magical work, fin de siècle occultism, modern sense of self, magical exploration, implications of subjectivity

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