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Gary Lachman, author of Aleister Crowley: Magick, Rock and Roll and The Wickedest Man in the World will trace the arc of the master magician’s controversial life and outline his significant influence on modern pop culture.

Antony Clayton, author of Netherwood: Last Resort of Aleister Crowley will talk about a remarkable Hastings guesthouse that around the middle of the last century was home to visiting politicians, scientists, intellectuals and radicals. It was also where Aleister Crowley spent his final three years, playing chess, injecting heroin and receiving an impressive cast of visitors.




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Gary Lachman is the author of twenty-one books on topics ranging from the evolution of consciousness to literary suicides, popular culture and the history of the occult. He lectures regularly in the UK, US and Europe and his work has been translated into a dozen languages. He was a founding member of the pop group Blondie and in 2006 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Lachman was born in New Jersey, but since 1996 has lived in London.

Antony Clayton is the author of Subterranean City, Beneath the Streets of London, Decadent London, The Folklore of London, Secret Tunnels of England: Folklore & Fact and Netherwood: Last Resort of Aleister Crowley. He also co-edited, with Phil Baker, Lord of Strange Deaths: The Fiendish World of Sax Rohmer. He lives in Hastings.


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