Provides a new insight into Crowley's life as a magician and literary figure. identifies and gives an analysis of Crowley's poetry. places him to the context of Edwardian Britain's addiction to the cult of pan. Paul Newman is a well established author and expert on the occult. he is the editor of Abraxus magazine.
Magick, Rock and Roll, and the Wickedest Man in the World
Author: Gary Lachman
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This definitive work on the occult’s “great beast” traces the arc of his controversial life and influence on rock-and-roll giants, from the Rolling Stones to Led Zeppelin to Black Sabbath. When Aleister Crowley died in 1947, he was not an obvious contender for the most enduring pop-culture figure of the next century. But twenty years later, Crowley’s name and image were everywhere. The Beatles put him on the cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The Rolling Stones were briefly serious devotees. Today, his visage hangs in goth clubs, occult temples, and college dorm rooms, and his methods of ceremonial magick animate the passions of myriad occultists and spiritual seekers. Aleister Crowley is more than just a biography of this compelling, controversial, and divisive figure—it’s also a portrait of his unparalleled influence on modern pop culture.
Matt Simpson adopts a thematic approach to the analysis and appreciation of one of Shakespeare's best comedies, which draws out the reality of the characters of the play, even though their setting is fantastical. The issues of wit, madness, gender, love, and deception are handled with insight.
'Greenwich Exchange' books are written by men and women who bring to their topic not only a passionate interest but also a critical intelligence. These books provide an analytical and historical overview to students and stand as lively and engaging works of art in their own right.
Ralph Hodgson, although becoming first popular in the Georgian period, actually transcends Georgeiana. He wrote strong and relevant poetry displaying an epigrammatic and lyrical power. His sympathy for nature and animals will resonate with the modern reader. The 'Song of Honour' can be compared to Christopher Smart, and 'The Bull' to John Clare's work.
An A to Z of Hauntings, Possession, Witchcraft, Demonology and Other Occult Phenomena... The entries cover all known (and some very little known) organisations, individuals, periodicals, terms of reference, and significant cases, events and incidents relevant to the subject. Under each entry there are notes on other appropriate books and further reading.
Henrik Bogdan and Martin P. Starr offer the first comprehensive examination of one of the twentieth century's most distinctive occult iconoclasts, Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), one of the most influential thinkers in contemporary western esotericism.
Dark Lord of the Forest and Horned God of the Witches
Author: Melusine Draco
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Those who have grown up with Pan as a playmate remember how, back in the day, it would be possible for a young child to disappear into the woods with only a dog for company for hours on end without there being a hue and cry raised in its absence; and it was on those woodland rides and pathways - summer or winter - that Mélusine Draco often encountered Pan.
This brilliant book brings Pan back to life by following C. G. Jung's famous saying: "The Gods have become our diseases." Chapters on nightmare panic, on masturbation, rape and nympholepsy, on instinct and synchronicity, and on Pan's female loves-echo, Syrinx, Selene, and the Muses-show the goat-God at work and play in the dark drives and creative passions of our lives. Hillman's insights present the archetypal figure in the depths of nature and archetypal psychology as a method of revelation.Pan and the Nightmare (which includes a full translation of Wilhelm Roscher's masterful 19th-century mythological-pathological treatise on Pan and the demons of the night) is the most radical study of this God ever undertaken.
Award-winning author Cuhulain has combined his vast knowledge on the occult together with his investigative expertise to present "Witch Hunts"--a guide to Wicca and how to defend against discrimination and harassment.
Nye has become known to a large public for his novels, especially Falstaff (1976) winner of the Hawthornden Prize and The Guardian Fiction Prize, and The Late Mr Shakespeare (1998). But his true vocation has always been poetry, and it is as a poet that he is best known to his fellow poets. Nye is the inheritor of a poetic tradition that runs from Donne and Ralegh to Edward Thomas and Robert Graves, wrote James Aitchison in 1990, while the critic Gabriel Josipovici has described him as one of the most interesting poets writing today, with a voice unlike that of any of his contemporaries. This book contains all the poems Nye has written since his Collected Poems of 1995, together with his own selection from that volume.
Provides an appraisal of Hamilton's major novels as well as his successful stage plays, Rope and Gaslight. This title draws on the views of a variety of commentators, including Michael Holroyd, Doris Lessing, Claud Coburn and many others as well as considering how Hamilton's political beliefs affected his work.
Peter Davies surveys the critical fortunes of Hamlet the play and Hamlet the man through the ages. He takes issue with the notion that Hamlet's tragedy is merely a matter of personal inadequacy in the face of the task set him by the Ghost, and demonstrates that the play is something much larger - a complex exploration of the depths of human corruption and evil as they are here exhibited in the world of the Danish court. In so doing he also convincingly demonstrates that the character of Ophelia has been consistently misinterpreted, underestimated and underplayed by commentators, directors and actors.