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Tobias Churton | Crowley In America: Art, Espionage & Sex Magic

Topics Covered: Crowley, History, Occult

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Today on everyone’s favorite podcast for conspiracy, the paranormal, & the all around fringe:

Alright Higherside Chatters, it should be no surprise to us that eccentric, exceptional characters are routinely misunderstood by the commoners- and that those who buck the system, let the air out of authority, or push themselves to the outer limits of understanding reality are typically going to be treated unkindly by state sponsored history books. Add “the pioneering of an esoteric movement” to this mix and you can be pretty damn sure if it.

Well folks, as we’ve explored the never ending depths of this weird world: Conspiracies, mysteries & the occult…we’ve heard many guests make provocative statements and bold claims about the colorful character we call Aliester Crowley, but the Great Beast was much more than just an enigmatic magic man…he was an artist, a poet, likely an intelligence asset, a mountaineer even, and an adventurer in the truest sense of the word and we would be wise to better understand and fold in these other aspects of his biography- to form a more nuanced opinion that doesn’t rely on a legacy tarnished by paranoia and ignorance.

And we could not do such a thing without the dedication and contributions of today’s guest Tobias Churton. An eccentric and exceptional character in his own right, Tobias is known as one of Britans leading scholars when it comes to Western Esoterisism.

A bonafide world authority on Gnostic spirituality, Rosicrucianism, Freemasonry, and other esoteric movements Holding a Masters degree in Theology, Tobias is also a filmmaker, poet, composer, and the author of many books, including:

The Gnostics

The Missing Family of Jesus: An Inconvenient Truth – How the Church Erased Jesus’s Brothers and Sisters from History

The Invisible History of the Rosicrucians: The World’s Most Mysterious Secret Society

Occult Paris

The well respected and often considered gold standard in Crowley biographies, The Beast In Berlin

and now just a few short months after his latest release: Aleister Crowley in America: Art, Espionage, and Sex Magick in the New World…Tobias joins us to break down this lesser known chapter in the life of the Great Beast himself.

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