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Welsh Occult Conference

   October 2, 2018    No Comments on Welsh Occult Conference

Speakers are: David Rankine on Demonology and the Grimoires, Georgina Allen on Fulcanelli – The Man Who Made the Stone, Sian Humphries on Regardie and the Middle Pillar Ritual, Dr Robert Plimer on Kenneth Grant and the Nightside Tradition, Mike Harris on Working with the Mabinogion, G St M Nottingham on Eliphas Levi and his Magical Legacy…

3,500 Occult Manuscripts Made Freely Available Online, Thanks to Da Vinci Code Author Dan Brown | Open Culture

If there’s one thing The Da Vinci Code’s Dan Brown and The Library of Babel’s Jorge Luis Borges have in common it is a love for obscure religious and occult books and artifacts. But why do I compare Borges—one of the most highly-regarded, but difficult, of Latin American poets and writers—to a famous American writer of entertaining paperback thrillers? One… Read more »

Witchcraft Documentaries of the 1970s

Treadwells Bookshop, London Friday 9 June Witchcraft Documentaries of the 1970s Lecture – Gary Parsons “Wicca rode on the countercultural sentiment of the late 60s onward. The 60s were a technicolour era, when recreational drugs got big, as did sexual liberation and a mass distrust of authority.” Dazed interviewed film expert Gary Parsons who comes this evening to discuss the… Read more »

Let the Ceremonies BEGIN

   February 8, 2017    No Comments on Let the Ceremonies BEGIN

‘Deep inside Northeast Florida’s hidden realm of the occult…’ An early self-promoter, Crowley believed any publicity was good. By the early 20th century, Crowley declared he was “The Great Beast 666.” The press took the bait, with headlines warning of “The Wickedest Man in the World.” When he died in 1947 at age 72, Crowley left a magickal system both… Read more »

In Memoriam: Richard Cavendish

Richard Cavendish , who has died aged 86, was an authority on magic, myth and witchcraft whose bestseller The Black Arts caught the imagination of spiritual questers at the tail end of the 1960s. Dabbling in astrology, black magic and necromancy was all the rage at the time of the book’s publication in 1967, and the notorious occultist and voluptuary… Read more »

The Influence of H P Lovecraft on Occultism

Lovecraft’s horror stories have become not just a literary cult like many others, but a tangible cult of the occult. The Cthulhu Mythos of the Old Gods with Unspeakable names are evoked and worshipped, and respected practitioners of the esoteric use the symbolism and mythos as the basis of a magical system. This essay examines some of the individuals, orders… Read more »