Firstly, don't think this is just another book about Aleister Crowley, as it definitely isn't! This book is more about looking at how the Book of The Law, the text that was received by Crowley from his Holy Guardian Angel, Aiwass, can be seen to be predicting a new Aeon (the Aeon of Horus) and a shift in human consciousness. Crowley is the “Prophet” or “Messiah” charged with ushering in this new age.
Crowley is seen not as an evil black magician, and Paul Weston has done much research to disprove some of the half-truths and general unfounded rumours that caused the Great Beast to be seen as the “wickedest man in the world”.
This book explores the events, people and currents that can be seen to be pointers to this new Aeon of Horus, the God of War who would bring about destruction starting with World War Two in 1939.
The book also looks at the magical revival, which Crowley is undeniably the major player in.
Psychedelia and ET phenomena are also explored as undeniable evidence that a shift in consciousness was happening.
This book covers so many interesting people and events, from World War Two and Hitler, to Witchcraft and Conspiracy Theories.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone, not just those interested in Aleister Crowley, but anyone interested in the history of Occult, and especially the Nazi involvement and interest in the Occult. I found this book very hard to put down once I had started it! The only criticism I would make is that addition of footnotes referring the interested reader to further research material would have been a good idea.