Wed 30 May 2012
David Tibet writes foreword to “Netherwood: Last Resort of Aleister Crowley”

Antony Clayton: Netherwood – Last Resort of Aleister CrowleyI am OverMoon to have have been invited to write the foreword to a fascinating and gorgeous new book that focuses on Crowley’s last years in Hastings and the house in which he lived and died. Antony Clayon, the author, lives, as I do, in Hastings, and has previously written books such as Subterranean City: Beneath the Streets of London, The Folklore of London and Decadent London. This beautiful and sumptuously illustrated book is now available from my favourite booksellers, Weiser, and includes one of the original paintings by Crowley, as well as the last letter announcing the Word of the Equinox that he wrote, that I own in my personal Crowley collection. The promotional information and Weiser catalogue entry follows below:

 

“A Gentleman of Hastings” [Antony Clayton] with contributions from Frater Amor Fati [Gary Lachman] & The English Heretic [Andy Sharp]. Foreword by Anok Pe [David Tibet]. Netherwood: Last Resort of Aleister Crowley. London: Accumulator Press, 2012. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. (160mm x 240mm - 6 3/10 x 9 2/5 inches), xii + 228pp. Sewn, colour printed paper covered boards. Black and white and colour illustrations: 46 photos on 28 page photographic paper insert. Title of book and name of publisher blocked in gold on spine. Although not stated, this first edition limited to 500 copies. 

 

A fascinating study of Netherwood, the guesthouse in Hastings, England and the time spent there by its most famous resident, Aleister Crowley. In addition to a background history of the building, the book includes a lengthy chapter on each of the years that Crowley spent there, exploring the daily life of the Beast in his final years, and his interactions with other guests and those who visited him, including Kenneth Grant, David Curwen, John Symonds and others. The book opens with a Foreword by Hastings resident, musician and Crowley aficionado David Tibet, and has additional essays “The Mark of the Beast” by occult researcher, musician and author Gary Lachman and “Conjuror with Belief: Aossic in the Atom Age”, by “The English Heretic” – Andy Sharp. Generously illustrated with many seldom-seen photographs of Netherwood, Crowley and friends, as well as colour photographs of some of Crowley’s artwork that probably once graced the walls of the building. ISBN 978-0-9572334-0-9. New book. Fine condition. (Issued without dustjacket). US $42.50 + standard shipping for the book.

 

Available now from Weiser Antiquarian Books or email them at .

 

Please note that this is a London-published book so UK customers may wish to order direct from the publisher at .

Print this page

Latest releases

Current 93: I am the Last of All the Field That Fell UK pink vinyl 2LPCurrent 93: I am the Last of All the Field That Fell UK pink vinyl 2LP (alternative version) Current 93: I am the Last of All the Field That Fell UK black vinyl 2LPCurrent 93: I am the Last of All the Field That Fell UK CDCurrent 93: I am the Last of All the Field That Fell North America CDDavid Tibet: I am the Last of All the Field That Fell art printCurrent 93: I am the Last of All the Field That Fell Pazuzu face T-shirtDavid Tibet: Sing Omega lyric bookCurrent 93: set of five enamel badgesCurrent 93: Imperium tote bagCurrent 93: Dogs Blood Rising tote bagMyrninerest: Jhonn, Uttered Babylon limited LPMyrninerest: Jhonn, Uttered Babylon LPMyrninerest: Jhonn, Uttered Babylon North American CDMyrninerest: Journey to AveburyCurrent 93: And When Rome Falls CDCurrent 93: Luminous glow in the dark T-shirt (female)Steffi Thiel: Late But Never CDCurrent 93: HoneySuckle Æons LP North American editionCurrent 93: HoneySuckle Æons: UK/European CDCurrent 93: HoneySuckle Æons: UK LPCurrent 93: Drank HoneySuckle Æons: 12in picture discCurrent 93: HoneySuckle Æons: North American CDCurrent 93: Baalstorm, Sing Omega CDCurrent 93 dreamt by Andrew Liles: Like Swallowing Eclipses 6LP boxSkitliv & Current 93: Bloodletting 10in picture discCurrent 93: Monohallucinatory Mountain LP


Featured items

Current 93: Aleph on Hallucinatory Mountain CDMichael Cashmore: The Snow Abides LPCurrent 93: Birdsong in the Empire CDCurrent 93: How I Devoured Apocalypse Balloon 2CDDavid Tibet: Birth Canal Blues hand-printed bookBarbara Emmel: Tatters and Whispers book

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. For more information, see our privacy policy.