Early announcement of a new book, Aleister Crowley – Early Poetic Works – Edited, Annotated and Introduced by Christian Giudice. Aleister Crowley is beyond doubt the most influential occultist of the 20th century. While he is hailed as one of the giants of the esoteric sciences, very little attention has been devoted to Crowley’s years as a Cambridge undergraduate (1895 –1898), when the author wrote and published an incredible amount of verse: this poetry, firmly planted within the vogue of the day, tells the tale of his doomed love affair with actor and female impersonator Jerome Pollitt and of his first steps towards occult sciences.Read More
‘To become an Initiate you need to uncover what has been previously hidden both in yourself and in your understanding of the forces of nature, learning how to explore and develop your own self-actualisation. A true Initiate does not use powers to be better, wiser, more advanced or somehow superior to others but works towards a co-operative and careful use of power for the good of all. Psychosynthesis is excellent for both initiation and therapy because at its centre are tried esoteric and magical practices, updated by Roberto Assagioli, the founder of Psychosynthesis, and various practitioners after him, to make them relevant and useful in our modern world.’Read More
Many of us, I imagine, will have given up on Strange Angel months ago. The first few episodes of the first season were promising but any interest soon waned. The appearance of Crowley as pantomime baddie was the last straw. Having said that, there’s no denying that it was well produced.Read More
Her name has largely slipped through the gaps of art history, and those who do know her work may associate her primarily with magic and the occult – but, with the acquisition of a huge archive, Tate is hoping that the artist Ithell Colquhoun will finally get the credit and recognition she deserves as a major figure in British surrealism.
Tate has announced that more than 5,000 sketches, drawings, and commercial artworks by Colquhoun have been transferred to it by the National Trust.