Aleister Crowley and Freemasonry

Interesting article at the Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon website about Aleister Crowley's contacts with Freemasonry. New to me was that this seems to admit Crowley was initiated into Craft Freemasonry in Anglo-Saxon Lodge No. 343, recognized, as of 1964, under the jurisdiction of the Grande Loge Nationale Française in Paris as No. 103, which was not recognised by the United Grand Lodge of England as a regular masonic body at the time.

The article also contains some information on Crowley 33° in AASR as well as probably better known contact to John Yarker, who bestowed on Crowley, by post, the degrees of 33°, 90° and 95°; respectively, the Ancient and Accepted, Memphis and Mizraim. the articles closes with the known comment that the UK Grand Lodge does NOT accept Crowley as ever been a member of the Craft.

The site also hosts another short biography put together by Martin P. Starr, the latter connection probably explains the sympathetic attitude towards Crowley.