Tag : Review

Robert Anton Wilson, Kenneth & Steffi Grant

Oz Fritz reviews Servants of the Star and Snake: Essays in Honour of Kenneth and Steffi Grant from the perspective of an admirer of the great Robert Anton Wilson. It makes interesting reading…
Servants of the Star and Snake is a beautifully conceived and executed book with a high aesthetic on par with it’s content and subject matter.  Praise Thoth!  Every article is worth the price of admission though the entrance may not be for everyone.

Strange Angel Review: Jack Parsons Gets TV Treatment on CBS All Access – Variety

The story of Jack Parsons — the very real rocket scientist upon which “Strange Angel” is based — is a bizarre combination of ego and ambition that quite literally blew up in his face, when a chemical experiment exploded and killed him in 1952 when he was just 37 years old. Parsons was fascinated by all things considered fantastical, whether that be traveling to the moon or the Los Angeles occult scene that eventually became his stomping grounds.

‘DO WHAT THOU WILT’ AND THE HELL FIRE CLUB

A review of Secret Symbols of the Hell Fire Club or the Mystic Society of Thelema Considered from an Occult Perspective (2017) by Eamonn Loughran and edited by Shaun Johnson As Thelemic Adepts, we collect three types of books: those that illuminate esoteric symbols, those that describe history, and those that amuse us. We can honestly say that this book… Read more »

LAShTAL Review: The Complete Mystical Records of Dr John Dee

My sincere thanks to Ian Rons for this insightful review… The Complete Mystical Records of Dr. John Dee edited by Kevin Klein Llewellyn, 2 vol., pp. 1760 The “Enochian” records of Dr. John Dee are arguably the central pillar of modern British occultism, being at once a synthesis of older European magickal traditions within the framework of 16th century theology… Read more »

Lucifer Rising | Daily Express

A review of Lucifer Rising: British Intelligence and the Occult in the Second World War by Nicholas Booth… In 1941, after Rudolf Hess made his notorious flight to Scotland to negotiate an alliance between Britain and Germany against the Russians, the panic-stricken authorities in Berlin blamed his eccentric mission on “a host of magnetotherapists and astrologers” who formed part of… Read more »

Elmer Crowley: A Katabasic Nekyia — New book from Mandrake of Oxford

Here’s a review that offers a good introduction to the book, Elmer Crowley: A Katabasic Nekyia, with sample illustrations: http://htmlgiant.com/reviews/elmer-crowley-a-katabasic-nekyia-by-tom-bradley/#more-119147  Raves from Gwendolyn von Taunton, Richard Kaczynski, Fortean Times: http://tombradley.org/elmer_more_raves.html  

The Man Who Brought Zombies to America

A substantial review of the new edition/reprint of William Seabrook’s memoir, Asylum, in the London Review of Books… Dover Press has reissued William Seabrook’s 1934 memoir Asylum, an account of his self-committal to a mental hospital in an attempt to cure his chronic alcoholism. Seabrook, who committed suicide in 1945, is probably most famous now for introducing the zombie to… Read more »