Colin Wilson (1931-2013)

Colin Wilson

Colin Wilson

By Andrew Porter: Author Colin Wilson, 82, died Thursday, December 5. He had suffered a stroke in June 2012 which left him unable to speak.

His SF novel The Space Vampires was adopted for the screen by Tobe Hooper as Lifeforce, with a beautiful space vampiress who comes to the UK and wreaks havoc upon the British public.

Before that he was known for nonfiction work including The Occult: A History, with interpretations on Aleister Crowley, Helena Blatavsky, Franz Mesmer, Grigori Rasputin and others, also, an unsympathetic biography of Crowley, Aleister Crowley: The Nature of the Beast.

3 thoughts on “Colin Wilson (1931-2013)

  1. Thus passes the best damn metaphysical occultist porn novelist the world will ever see.

    (I’m not being facetious, I think Colin would be proud of that description.

  2. He never cringed from the idea of sex. Or enjoying it. In a few of his autobiographical writings he mentions the enjoyment and then the wash of emotions both good and bad, depending on the circumstances.

    Far more interesting than THE OCCULT were his series of OUTSIDER titles, and yes, he had encountered the works of a certain horror writer who used that title. He wrote that man doesn’t use positive potential in his daily life and works, and is often led astray by the negative aspects of the world, which often seem more real.

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