Man from Merseyside who became ‘father of modern witchcraft’ – Liverpool Echo

Believing the coven to be a survival of the pre-Christian witch-cult, [Gerald] Gardner decided to revive the faith, supplementing the coven’s rituals with ideas borrowed from freemasonry, ceremonial magic and… Read more »

ADVENT OF THE SPACE MASTER | Kyle Fite | Sirius Limited

Described by the author as ‘a type of explorative poem, drawn up, in places, from…engagement with a mode of quantum mediumship,’ ADVENT OF THE SPACE MASTER follows its precursor, Hoodoo Pilot, to the Space Station circling the Third Star of the Celestial Spring, Alpha Sagittarii.

The Beast and the Buddha: Aleister Crowley’s 1901 Sojourn in Japan | Medium

In the summer of 1901, the English occultist Aleister Crowley, age 25, stood before the Great Buddha at Kamakura. Having arrived in Yokohama just a few days before, he had crossed the Pacific from San Francisco via Honolulu and was in the midst of wrapping up a shipboard extramarital affair. He was also wrestling with a major life decision: Should he remain and live in Japan, or move on?

Obsolete Spells | Strange Attractor

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Victor Neuburg had two claims to fame: he discovered Dylan Thomas, and Aleister Crowley once turned him into a camel. Obsolete Spells presents another side of Neuburg, through his own earthy-yet-diaphanous poems and the strange books of the Vine Press, a hand-operated imprint he ran from his West Sussex cottage between 1920 and 1930.