Diary of a Drug Fiend

Coming September 1st from Red Wheel/ Weiser, available for preorder on Amazon now.

This is a true story. . . It is a terrible story; but it is also a story of hope and of beauty.



Written by Aleister Crowley, The Diary of a Drug Fiend tells the story of young Peter Pendragon and his lover Louise Laleham, and their adventures traveling through Europe in a cocaine and heroin haze. The bohemian couples’ binges produce visions and poetic prophecies, but when their supply inevitably runs dry they find themselves faced with the reality of their drug addiction. Through the guidance of King Lamus, a master adept, they use the application of practical Magick to free themselves from addiction.

First published in 1922 and dubbed “a book for burning” by the papers of the time, The Diary of a Drug Fiend reveals the poet, the lover, and the profound adept that was Aleister Crowley.”

2 comments to Diary of a Drug Fiend

  • Joseph Shepard

    93- This book is worth having simply for the demonstration of thee most important “Magickal Tool” and that is the DIARY or JOURNAL or the RECORDS of the practcing magician. 93 93/93

  • Bth Shmsh

    It is also a great example of the descent into addiction and the sheer force of will necessary to climb out.