Moonchild is the most famous of the few novels written by Aleister Crowley. Written in 1917 and first published in 1929, it tells the tale of a young woman drawn into a magical battle between two adepts, during which she is impregnated with the soul of a non-human being - a Moonchild. But Moonchild is not merely a tale of magical skullduggery and intrigue - Crowley draws on his own experiences and describes in detail the methods and theories of magical practice, providing a unique glimpse into his unique and innovative perspective magical philosophy and practice. Several of Crowley's contemporaries - both allies and enemies, appear in the book in thinly-disguised fictional versions.
San Francisco: Weiser Books, 2010. Paperback, vii 335 pages. New.