Aleister Crowley: The Beast 666

Aleister Crowley was an accomplished mountain climber, poet, chess player and writer. He is also the most well known and influential occult magician of modern times. His admirers saw him as the prophet of a new age, whose goal was a spiritual awakening for himself and all humanity. At times his unique message and unusual behavior led to misunderstandings and contempt. His detractors denounced him as a Satanist, a drug addict and a sex maniac. The tabloids labeled him a Black Magician, The Wickedest Man in the World and The Man We’d Like to Hang. The Great Beast, as he called himself, continues to be an influence on the spiritual world today.

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Produced, Directed & Written by
Donna Zuckerbrot

Executive Producers
Donna Zuckerbrot
Daniel Zuckerbrot

Executive Producer, Vision TV
Alberta Nokes

Director of Photography
Neville Ottey

Ed Balevicious

Aaron Davis
John Lang

Colm Feore

Additional Camera
Randall Love

Sound Recordists
Caleb Mose
Robert Poss
Saul Rauda

Title Design & Illustrations
Ken Nutt

Series Opening
Tango Media Group

Online Editor/Colourist
Dan Johnston, Imarion Inc

Sound Editor
Jakob Thiesen, Kitchen Sync

Sound Mixer
Ian Rodness, Kitchen Sync

Narration Recording
Fred Smith Sutdio

Legal Affairs
Richard Hanet, Lewis Birnberg Hanet, LLP

Richard Warburton, Kay & Warburton

Jones Brown

Annie Moon, Mr.Muggles, Om Sweet Om
Theme From Mount Oread
Composed by Charles D. Harris/Lon Milo DuQuette
Performed by Charley D. And Milo
Epic Records

Ain’t Necessarily So, I am He, Sweet Babylon
Composed and Preformed by Lon Milo DuQuette

Stock Footage/Archival Visuals
Constance DuQuette
Lon Milo DuQuette
Egyptian Museum (Cairo)
Richard Kaczynski
Mary Evans Picture Library
Library of Congress(Prints & Photographs Division)
Liddell-Hart Center for Millitary Archives
Kings College
University of London
Lucas Mellinger
Ordo Templi Orientis
International Headquarters Archives
The Warburg Institute

With Special Thanks To
Gordan Djurdjevic
Constance DuQuette
Lon Milo DuQuette
Hymenaeus Beta
Lee Irwin
Ian Jones
Richard Kaczynski
Marco Pasi
Brett Walker

Vocal Costa Mesa
Monday night Magic Class, Costa Mesa

Produced in association with VisionTV with the participation of the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credits and the Ontario film & Television Tax Credits.

Worldfest Houston (Silver-Directing)

Aleister Crowley –

Review by Bryce KuhlmanHere at MyLovelyAssistant, we do our best to review everything that comes in. Sometimes the subject matter is only remotely related to magic. Even so, we can usually find one of our official reviewers who has enough basic knowledge of the subject that they can provide an informed review.Such is the case with many of the movies recently produced by Donna Zuckerbrot. Two of them showcase famous magicians (Jeff McBride and Max Maven). The others are on subjects in the realm of spiritualism, occult, hypnotism, etc.Since this DVD probably isn’t going to inform any of your work, and I doubt many of you will every watch it, I’ll try to review it as I would an independent film.There’s no question that Aleister Crowley was complex man. Some see him as the anti-christ while others see him as the bringer of a new age of spiritual enlightenment.The good news is that this film tries to cover all the bases. Lon Milo DuQuette speaks for the Crowley-philes. He’s studied and practiced Crowley’s brand of ceremonial magic his whole life and has written several books on Crowley and his methods. We even get an inside look into some of the rituals and discussion groups.At the same time, they try to put all of the controversy into context. One of the things I found particularly enlightening is Crowley’s influence in the psychedelic ’60s. We know that he experimented with many ways of inducing altered states of consciousness from meditation to drugs. I guess it’s no surprise that he became a pop hero to the children of that time period. In fact, he’s one of the faces depicted on the cover of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.The film also gives us some insight into how the press got wind of his practices and started the media frenzy that surrounded most of his life.Overall, the film does a good job of explaining who Crowley was, what he taught, and how he fit into society. If you’re interested in this controversial man, I think you’ll enjoy watching the film. If you think he’s the devil incarnate, don’t bother.