[PDF/EBOOK] The Simon Iff Stories Other Works author Aleister Crowley


  • Paperback
  • 551
  • The Simon Iff Stories Other Works
  • Aleister Crowley
  • English
  • 22 August 2018
  • 9781840226782

8 thoughts on “The Simon Iff Stories Other Works

  1. says:

    I have a rather strict personal policy of finishing books I've started but less than a week after starting this one was seriously testing my resolve Ultimately I persevered largely due to mention in other reviews of the Golden Twigs portion of the book as somewhat worthwhile About 3 weeks later with several breaks and a sl

  2. says:

    This is a marvelous and affordable collection of Aleister Crowley's Simon Iff detective series and his Golden Twigs series of stories inspired by Frazier's Golden Bough This collection is published as companion volume to The Drug and Other Stories Tales of Mystery the Supernatural The character of Simon Iff is himself an idealized character o

  3. says:

    The under appreciated and under valued work of Crowley is found in his fiction While it certainly doesn't make any kind of T

  4. says:

    Read this as part of my Insane Read All Sources League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen ProjectCrowley isn't half the writer he thinks he is Alan Moore's fascination with him continues to baffle me although it's possible that he respects him less as a storyteller and as a provocateur and role model The Simon Iff stories 85% of the book are dull and

  5. says:

    Interesting and somewhat odd but that was only to be expected Preferred the Simon Iff stories to the Golden Twigs at the end He does seem to have a lot of disturbed women as characters

  6. says:

    Not as racist as I feared Simon Iff is a clever variation of the consulting detective a la Holmes but also a mystic and a little bit cantankerous uite funny even Other Works included in this compilation are all of Crowley's Golden Twigs stories based on The Golden Bough about pagan ritual or magick They come close to some of some of Arthur Machen's works and are uite uniue little fantasies But darkly

  7. says:

    An entertaining if patchy read; particularly the Simon Iff stories where the mystic Simon Iff a thinly veiled idealised older version of Crowley uses his psychological and mystical insights to solve with ease crimes and problems baffling the

  8. says:

    Pungent effluvia from a mind supremely overconfident in its own depth and literary originality The stories are duller than cow’s teeth pretentious and usually stupid If you are interested in Crowley start elsewhere

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The Simon Iff Stories Other Works

This volume brings together two series of short fiction by the poet writer and religious philosopher Aleister Crowley 1875 1947 It includes the first complete publication of Simple Simon the detective series featuring Crowley's most memorable fictional creation the mystic magician philosopher psychoanalyst detective Simon Iff The idealised Crowley in old age Simon Iff is wise knowing and unfailingly humorous as he applied psycho. This is a marvelous and affordable collection of Aleister Crowley s Simon Iff detective series and his Golden Twigs series of stories inspired by Frazier s Golden Bough This collection is published as companion volume to The Drug and Other Stories Tales of Mystery the Supernatural The character of Simon Iff is himself an idealized character of the author CrowleyThis contains all six of the stories originally included in the Teitan edition The Scrutinies of Simon Iff and a number of other Iff stories not included in that volume almost 600 pages of rare if not previously unpublished Crowley material Long unavailable except occasionally through privately published pamphlets of individual stories from Crowley esotericists this is the first time since their original publication almost a century ago that they all have been collected and anthologized uite entertaining in its own right Crowley s fiction is a delight to read One hopes that the publishers will compile Crowley s rarer poems and plays in a similar companion volume

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Analysis Taoism and his own religious philosophy of Thelema to divine the depths of human nature and solve a wide array of crimes and mysteriesThe six Scrutinies of Simon Iff stories are set in France and England anchored by Iff's beloved Hemlock Club The twelve Simon Iff in America stories afford Crowley's penetrating insights into America as he found it during his residence from 1914 to 1919 His three Simon Iff Abroad stories. Read this as part of my Insane Read All Sources League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen ProjectCrowley isn t half the writer he thinks he is Alan Moore s fascination with him continues to baffle me although it s possible that he respects him less as a storyteller and as a provocateur and role model The Simon Iff stories 85% of the book are dull and self indulgent with the occasional ham handed attempt to titillate The Golden Twigs the remaining 15% are short stories referencing the Golden Bough Frazer s MASSIVE treatise on folk religion and ceremonial magic and they are far compelling although reading the Golden Bough just to get the references is probably not going to be worth the average reader s timeSo mote it be

Read The Simon Iff Stories Other Works

Take the reader to tribal North Africa inaccessible Central Africa and to the high seas The two Simon Iff Psychoanalyst stories were among the earliest tales to use the new science of psychoanalysis to solve mysteries Also included is Crowley's other major short fiction series the eight stories of his legendary Golden Twigs which were inspired by Sir JG Frazer's encyclopedic study of myth and religion in history The Golden Bough. Not as racist as I feared Simon Iff is a clever variation of the consulting detective a la Holmes but also a mystic and a little bit cantankerous uite funny even Other Works included in this compilation are all of Crowley s Golden Twigs stories based on The Golden Bough about pagan ritual or magick They come close to some of some of Arthur Machen s works and are uite uniue little fantasies But darkly


About the Author: Aleister Crowley

The Book of the Law the central sacred text of Thelema He gained much notoriety during his lifetime and was infamously dubbed The Wickedest Man in the WorldCrowley was a chess player mountain climber poet painter astrologer hedonist bisexual drug experimenter and social critic Crowley had claimed to be a Freemason but the regularity of his initiations with the United Grand Lodge of England has been disputed