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~DOWNLOAD KINDLE ☦ Aleister Crowley, the Golden Dawn, and Buddhism. Reminiscences and Writings of Gerald Yorke ♎ Aleister Crowley, the Golden Dawn, and Buddhism comprises a series of essays by Gerald Yorke, set down over a thirty year time span They are written with confidence and clarity, for he was uniquely qualified to explore these subjectsFor four years, fromonwards, Gerald Yorke had been one of Aleister Crowley s closest associates, studying with him, acting as his agent, working on his publication, and participating in his magical ceremonies During that time he also investigated the path of the mystic through a series of magical retirements in the course of which he invoked his Holy Guardian Angel whilst tramping alone across the deserts of North Africa, and practiced yoga and meditation in the solitude of a cave on the Welsh coast When he and Crowley fell out in , Yorke set out for China, where he travelled, studied Buddhism, and worked as a Reuters correspondent for some thee years On his return to England he resumed contact with Crowley, but as a friends rather than a follower After Crowley s death inhe was one of the handful of people who joined together to preserve the legacy of The Beast In the process he assembled one of the most significant collections of Crowleyana and occult related books and documents in the world and remained fascinated by the subject, even though on a personal level he had rejected the occult in favour of Buddhism, Immensely knowledgeable, he gave freely of his time and thought, and was instrumental in the publication of any of the most important works of his times on the occult, yoga and BuddhismGerald Yorke s interests are reflected in the essays and lectures which are published together here for the first time Most of these pieces were groundbreaking his short memoir of Crowley was the first sympathetic biographical piece of any length to be published after The Beast s death, and his essay on Crowley s OTO and sexual magic is the first clear account of the subject in the English language His essays on ritual magic are unique in their matter of factness and sanity, and his writings on the Golden Dawn arguably mark the beginnings of historical research into that group He also wrote knowledgeably on subjects such as Yoga, Tantra, Mantra and Zen at a time long ebfore they had become common terms in the WestAbove all, Yorke s essays offer a rare blend of straighforward scholarship and genuine first hand experience He knew Crowley as few others had, and learned directly from him the principals and practice of magic Gerald Yorke sifted through a vast archive of then unpublished Golden Dawn material, and was acquainted with a number of former associates of the Order he had also studied and practiced yoga, meditation, and aspects of the tantras at a level unimaginable to most Western practitioners of his time And he wrote on all of these topics with his characteristic wit and good humourThe essays are accompanied by a biographical introduction by Keith Richmond, a Reminiscence by Timothy d Arch Smith, and a revised version of Yourke s Crowley Bibliography by Chris Harper The book concludes with a lengthy Interview with Geral Yorke by David Tibet, undertaken shortly before Yorke s death in