Randall Gair Doherty: What happened to Aleister Crowley’s son?

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Randall Gair Doherty is the son of Aleister Crowley. Randall Gair Doherty’s father was an English occultist, philosopher, ceremonial magician, poet, painter, novelist, and mountaineer. He founded the religion of Thelema, identifying himself as the prophet entrusted with guiding humanity into the Æon of Horus in the early 20th century.

Randall Gair Doherty: Bio Summary

Full NameRandall Gair Doherty
famous asson of Aleister Crowley
Age at time of death65 years old
Date of BirthMay 1937
Place of BirthNewcastle Upon Tyre, Northumberland, England.
Siblings  Nuit Ma Ahathoor Hecate Sappho Jezebel Lilith Crowley, Lola Zaza Crowley
Parents  Aleister Crowley

Randall Gair Doherty who was also nicknamed Aleister Ataturk was born in 1937 in Newcastle Upon Tyre, Northumberland, England. He was the son of Aleister Crowley and Patricia Doherty Macalpine. 

Randall had five half brothers Ian K. Crewley, Anne Leah Crowley, Lola Zaza Crowley, and Nuit Ma Ahathoor Hecate Sappho Jezebel Lilith Crowley. 

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young Randall Gair Doherty and his father

According to Cornwalllive, Ataturk, who was based in west Cornwall for many years, lived a life that was both colorful and tragic; blighted by schizophrenia and the pressure of being Aleister Crowley’s son.

Also known as Aleister Macalpine and Count Charles Edward D’Arquires (or D’Arquies), he was best known for considering himself the Adjudicator of the Supreme Council of Great Britain.

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Always renowned for his dress – he was often seen around west Cornwall in jodhpurs, riding boots, and sunglasses – Ataturk left Madron for 10 Downing Street, dressed in uniform with gold trimmings, epaulettes and velvet cape.

The colorful pair tried to get into Downing Street for an audience with Prime Minister Harold Wilson in order to persuade him to join their Supreme Council.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the PM refused their offer after receiving their message. Ataturk and Bishop stayed in the Dorchester Hotel all the same.

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What happened to Randall Gair Doherty?

Randall Gair Doherty’s bid to create a Supreme Council fizzled out and in the ensuing years Ataturk became deeply religious and, sadly, his mental health deteriorated. At one point he was found living on a park bench, just off Talbot Road in London with his suitcases neatly organized beside him. Randall died in November 2002 in Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, England, United States. 

Randall Gair Doherty’s father Aleister Crowley 

Edward Alexander Crowley popularly known as  Aleister Crowley was born on 12 October 1875 in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, U.K.

He was a poet, novelist, painter, an English occult ceremonies magician, and a mountaineer. In the early 20th century, he founded the religion of Thelema, in which he identified himself as the prophet of the new age entrusted with guiding humility into the Æon of Horus. The Æon of Horus was based on a spiritual encounter that Aleister and his wife Rose Edith had in Cairo, Egypt.

Aleister schooled at Malvern and Trinity College, Cambridge University where he had a change of name to Aleister in October 1895. On 12 August 1903, he married Rose Edith Kelly and had their honeymoon in Cairo, Egypt  Randall’s father died on 1 December 1947 of complications of Syphilis and heroin addiction.

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