“Crowley’s writings,” says Jeremy, “indicate that he was aware of blended versions of Perique, cured in combination with Green River Burley, and he knew about pure St. James Parish versions as well. He took great pains to emphasize that the Perique he was using was from St. James Parish, Louisiana, and was pure Perique.”
The poet Ethel Archer was a long-time associate of the occultist Aleister Crowley and a member of the A∴A∴, his magical order. The Hieroglyph, her only novel, long out of print and here presented in a new edition with an introduction by literary scholar Daniel Corrick, is a mystical roman à clef of the highest order, revolving around her relationship with the magus Crowley and the various guises he took as poetic mentor, psychonaut, and mystical philosopher.
A brand new edition of D A Chitty’s obscure 70s Thelemic classic THE BUTTERFLIES OF THANTOS has just been released featuring full colour images of the surviving paintings as well as new paintings, chapters and introductions.
“It is August 1899 and Aleister Crowley is psychically attacked while mountain climbing in Tibet. Attempting to teleport back to his base camp, he instead finds himself in the Manhattan home of inventor Nikola Tesla. Crowley is convinced he was attacked by a malevolent entity that is attempting to cross over into our world and implores Tesla to help him…”
No 93 Jermyn Street became an ordinary grocery shop — albeit one where extraordinary things continued to happen. Churchill liked to say that ‘a gentleman buys his hats at Locks,… Read more »
Rituale Corvorum: Containing the Common Ceremonial and Codified Conduct of Cultic Crowleyanity… Official rituals and instructions of the Great White Brotherhood presented in a format similar to a Catholic Missal… Read more »
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 »
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.
[Strange Attractor Press] will be working with one of the world’s most experienced printers of playing cards to create this hand-on facsimile edition, and ensure that the overlapping divinatory motifs… Read more »
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?
The Spectator (UK) magazine has an interesting review by Nicholas Lezard of Phil Baker’s excellent book, The City of the Beast…