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Amado Crowley is an occult writer, magician, and the head of a long-running magical order who has claimed to be the illegitimate son of Aleister Crowley. Over the last 30 years, he has published several books and some audiotapes.[1]

Amado announced himself to the occult world in 1971 in a letter to Man, Myth, and Magic.[2] Like Aleister Crowley, Amado uses and teaches a syncretic mix of western magical techniques along with Eastern methods including meditation, yoga and Tai Chi. However, he teaches that the cornerstone of Aleister's religion of Thelema, The Book of the Law, is a fraud. Amado also says that Aleister gave to him an as yet unpublished text, called The Book of Desolation, which is the only true Crowleyan holy text.[3]

According to Dave Evans, "Amado is important ... for being the only occultist to claim that Aleister's work is totally and deliberately fraudulent."[4] In Quest (p. 232), Amado wrote that "Aleister Crowley wrote The Book of the Law ... as a red herring."

Gerald Suster doubts Amado's claim of parentage, writing "Amado claims in his book that Aleister taught him between the ages of 7 and 14: i.e.1937-1944. If so, why isn't there a single mention of this vital matter in Crowley's Diaries? There he records matters as trivial as the breaking of a tooth or the quality of his dinner: but he does not see fit to record meetings with an initiation of a son destined to be his successor."[5]

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Major publications

  • Liber Lucis: a new exposition of the Law of Thelema prepared according to the instructions of Master Therion 666, and by his son here proclaimed Master Amado 777, privately published, 1972.
  • Liber Alba, 1975; online, 1999.
  • The Neophyte Robe, c. 1975; online, 1999.
  • Rad Tungol (The Star Road) A handbook of Ritual Magick, privately published, 1975.
  • The Secrets of Aleister Crowley, Leatherhead, Diamond, 1991.
  • The Riddles of Aleister Crowley, Leatherhead, Diamond, 1992.
  • The Wrath of Aleister Crowley, Guildford, Diamond, 1994.
  • Lewd Ghosts, Guildford, Diamond, 1994.
  • Quest Magic, Guildford, Diamond, 1997.
  • A Beginners guide to Occultism, online, 1999.
  • Excalibur (electronic book), 2001.

Citations

  1. ^ Evans (2007), pp. 230-231
  2. ^ Evans (2007), p. 240
  3. ^ Evans (2007), p. 232
  4. ^ Evans (2007), p. 235
  5. ^ Gerald Suster, book review. Online version retrieved 26 January 2008.

Sources

  • Evans, Dave, Ph.D. (2007). The History of British Magick After Crowley. Hidden Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9555237-0-0

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