Does… does… does Gary Lachman believe in Chaos Magick? And, yes, that’s how he spells it. Because Aleister Crowley spelled it that way.
There is some fascinating stuff about how, similar to other fascist groups, the alt-right has developed connections to occult ideas and, yes, The Power of Positive Thinking is, when you think about it, simultaneously stupid and weird and vaguely occult (and cultish).
The stuff on Traditionalism is slightly different from what’s in The War for Eternity, though not sufficiently so to justify itself.
But, but, but… does he believe it’s real? I spent most of the book asking myself, I am reading the work of a crazy man?