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Cheating the Reaper
April 02, 2011 03:09 AM PDT
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A gripping account of surviving an avalanche on an ice climb in Canada.

13 mins Audio

Disaster on Kanchenjunga
March 23, 2011 12:55 AM PDT
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The final episode of John Burns trilogy about the mountaineering life of Aleister Crowley. Kenchenjunga was Crowley's last great expedition but the events on that maountain were to cast a shadow over Crowley's reputation for the rest of his life.

John Burns assesses the acheivements of Crowley as a mountaineer.

Read more in the book of John's play, Becoming the Beast


From Mexico to K2 Part 2 of Aleister Crowley: Mountaineer
July 05, 2010 10:10 AM PDT
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John Burns continues his podcast series about the Mountaineering achievements of Aleister Crowley. Follow Crowley's adventures in the volcano's of mexico and finally on to one of the most formidible mountains of the world, K2.

Why did Crowley carry a revolver, what happened to a mexican journalist who doubted his claims to mountaineering sucess. Find out in this brand new podcast.

21 mins Audio

Play Preview
May 31, 2010 11:03 AM PDT
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Two minute Youtube video of the one man play. Check it out and come along...if you dare!

Aleister Crowley: mountaineer
April 11, 2010 03:01 AM PDT
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John Burns expolres how Crowely became a climber and reads stories from his confessions. From Wastdale Head to the Alps

20 mins Audio

Episode 3 The Sorceress
April 02, 2010 12:06 PM PDT
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In this episode John Burns performs a dramatised version of an account of magical battle that Crowley includes in Chapter 42 of The Confessions. This is unusual in that it is actually not written by Crowley himself but is quoted from the writing of Captain J F C Fuller.

Audio 10 mins

The Search for Crowley
March 28, 2010 09:50 AM PDT
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John Burns talks about his inspiration for writing his play about Aleister Crowley and the problems he encountered in bring this most enigmatic of men back to life. There are extracts from the play included and as John exlores a man who lived on the edge of darkness.

22 mins audio

Aleister Crowley: A passion for Evil. Short extract from the play
March 21, 2010 07:02 AM PDT
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Listen to a short extract from John Burns' new play about the life of Aleister Crowley. You can see the play at the Edinburgh fringe between the 6th and the 28th of August at the C Venue in Chambers Street. tickets will be available soon when the Edinburgh fringe website goes live later tyhis year. for more infomation contact john at john.538burns@btinternet.com