Brother Matthew hipped me to this Guardian article on 81 year old Prince Stanislas Klossowski de Rola who has become a TikTok sensation posting clips about his picaresque life and occult interests, recently posting clips on the Prophet of the Lovely Star. An excerpt reads:
“Born into a long line of ancient nobility (Lord Byron is a distant relative) and the son of the notorious French-Polish artist Balthus, the aristocrat’s life has been a rock’n’roll fairytale full of worldly quests and romances. He was a dandy in swinging 60s London, who acted for Luchino Visconti, drummed for rock’n’rollers Vince Taylor and the Playboys and modelled for actual Playboy; he was pictured in the studio with the Beatles, and also leaving court with Brian Jones after getting busted for drugs.
“In mid-July he took to TikTok to tell of these escapades and more, and has amassed more than 125,000 followers and millions more viewers – he is the platform’s latest ‘granfluencer’, older people who embrace social media to share their history and wisdom. As well as recalling celebrity encounters – he also featured as Harry Styles’ dad in Gucci’s Mémoire d’une Odeur campaign in 2019 – he shows off his collections of antiques and oddities, from ancient maps to rare books, with a flair for storytelling: speaking about occult magician Aleister Crowley, he describes a man who ‘played with entities that sabotaged his entire life and are still active from another dimension’. Stash’s most popular video, of his antique knife collection, has more than 2m views.”
Read the whole piece:
Here are some clips on To Mega Therion and his books: https://www.tiktok.com/@realprincestash/video/7262848069421600033?lang=en.