How Socialism, Occultism, and the Sexual Revolution Engineered a Culture of Abuse
“A brave journey into a family’s heart of darkness by an intrepid prose artist. . . . Meticulously researched and beautifully written.” ~ James Howard Kunstler, author of The Long Emergency and the World Made By Hand novels
The Vice of Kings provides the much-needed deep background and broad context for understanding the predations of Jimmy Savile and the ever-growing accounts of high-level power & sexual abuse within British society, taking a long-backwards-view at the cultural streams of Fabianism, occultism, and sexual politics that have shaped both our world and our psyches.
Beginning as an investigation into the author’s childhood inside a closet aristocracy of “progressive” British entrepreneurs, Vice of Kings uncovers a history both disturbingly personal and shockingly universal. By juxtaposing disc jockey Jimmy Savile’s secret cultural, criminal, and political affiliations in the second half of the 20th century with the life and teachings of Aleister Crowley in the first, it uncovers an alarming body of evidence that organized child abuse is not only the dark side of occultism, but the shadowy secret at the heart of culture, both ancient and modern.
“Anything Jasun Horsley writes compels me to an uncanny degree; the stakes feel enormous. He exemplifies a mind grappling to the very edge of itself and to the edge of collective human experience simultaneously. Language, in his hands, seems pressured into use as spacecraft into unknown territory.” ~Jonathan Lethem, author of Chronic City
“THE VICE OF KINGS, is brave enough to face the truth. [It] makes a convincing argument for Crowley having been involved in genuine ritual child abuse . . . More people should pay attention to this book than probably will, just as they should consider the genuine evidence available to them even when that evidence suggests guilt in people they like and / or admire – and that is a crime in itself, or should be, because those who ignore disclosures become as guilty as the perpetrators themselves. An important work, and highly recommended: 11 out of 10.” ~Nathaniel Harris, author of the Neuronomicon