Aleister Crowley, Occultism, and Espionage
Lecture no. 17 from the course: The Real History of Secret Societies
Taught by Professor Richard B. Spence | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Focusing on the worldwide impact of Aleister Crowley, Professor Spence highlights the murky connections between secret societies, occultism, and espionage. Credited with being “the wickedest man in the world,” the reason America joined the war, a Satanist, the “Leader of Irish Hope,” and a number of other nefarious titles, you may be surprised to see the number of world-changing events Crowley had his hands in. Although once you discover the extent of power stemming from the secret societies he was involved with, including his turn as a spy, it may not be so surprising after all.