Growing up in Russia, I’ve heard Aleister's name. I don't know where I got it from, maybe TV, maybe my relatives.
But I thought of him as a scam and a clown.
I don't know why
But not long ago his name popped up in some book I was reading. I downloaded his biography and started reading.
What I found is a real mistic, buddhist and practitioner. No bullshitter, but the man who went far beyound the fringe of normal life and experience of reality.
The first man which life I would want to live.
He got to samadhi.
A book by Tobias Churton.