Death of a magus

The demise of Joséphin Péladan, the man behind the modern Rosicrucian revival, 100 years ago today

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Death of a magus

The demise of Joséphin Péladan, the man behind the modern Rosicrucian revival, 100 years ago today

My one, my eternal mate

“Let us place our ring as wide as the universe around the horizon of the future and of ourselves”: the marriage of Natalie Barney and Lily de Gramont

My one, my eternal mate

“Let us place our ring as wide as the universe around the horizon of the future and of ourselves”: the marriage of Natalie Barney and Lily de Gramont

Beyond the veil

‘Take this white rose – it will redden when I return and then you will be my bride.’ Two excerpts from Death and companion piece Prose Poems, by German author Anna Croissant-Rust

Beyond the veil

‘Take this white rose – it will redden when I return and then you will be my bride.’ Two excerpts from Death and companion piece Prose Poems, by German author Anna Croissant-Rust

“Oh my God. Something’s happened. Lower the curtain”

100 years since the death of Chung Ling Soo (William Robertson)

“Oh my God. Something’s happened. Lower the curtain”

100 years since the death of Chung Ling Soo (William Robertson)

Ludwig der Zweite, König von Bayern

Mad king v. hapless professor in the final round of Weimar cinema

Ludwig der Zweite, König von Bayern

Mad king v. hapless professor in the final round of Weimar cinema

The lonely death of Valeska Gert

“Kitty’s a gourmet, he doesn’t like me anymore …”

The lonely death of Valeska Gert

“Kitty’s a gourmet, he doesn’t like me anymore …”

18 books for 2018

Three Marcels, two Nutters and a Sissi: imaginary lives and lives beyond imagining.

18 books for 2018

Three Marcels, two Nutters and a Sissi: imaginary lives and lives beyond imagining.

Light in the darkness

Decad of Intelligence, a newly rediscovered work by Ithell Colquhoun

Light in the darkness

Decad of Intelligence, a newly rediscovered work by Ithell Colquhoun

Privates on parade

“His day’s service at an end, the soldier usually goes home to his friend…”

Privates on parade

“His day’s service at an end, the soldier usually goes home to his friend…”

“I shall never never forget”

Harry Crosby postpones his meeting with his maker

“I shall never never forget”

Harry Crosby postpones his meeting with his maker

Beware the polished little man

“He was absolutely unbearable. Perhaps this was precisely what attracted us.”

Beware the polished little man

“He was absolutely unbearable. Perhaps this was precisely what attracted us.”

Venus in espadrilles

Cocktails, cannibalism and co-dependency: a relationship masterclass hosted by Willie Seabrook and Marjorie Worthington

Venus in espadrilles

Cocktails, cannibalism and co-dependency: a relationship masterclass hosted by Willie Seabrook and Marjorie Worthington

Through the storm

A century since the “Witch of Kings Cross”, Rosaleen Norton, thundered into existence

Through the storm

A century since the “Witch of Kings Cross”, Rosaleen Norton, thundered into existence

Introducing Rixdorf Editions

Hidden cultural history, forgotten innovators and compellingly wayward souls – it’s SO Strange Flowers

Introducing Rixdorf Editions

Hidden cultural history, forgotten innovators and compellingly wayward souls – it’s SO Strange Flowers

Dormition of the Heathen Madonna

Fanny zu Reventlow, the “bohemian countess” of Munich around 1900

Dormition of the Heathen Madonna

Fanny zu Reventlow, the “bohemian countess” of Munich around 1900

Places: chez Pierre Molinier

The notorious erotomane shut-in’s Bordeaux lair

Places: chez Pierre Molinier

The notorious erotomane shut-in’s Bordeaux lair

Postcard from Anita-Berber-Park

A cemetery springs to life in honour of the doomed Berlin provocateuse

Postcard from Anita-Berber-Park

A cemetery springs to life in honour of the doomed Berlin provocateuse

When Harry Met Polly

Hell-bent Harry Crosby meets his future wife

When Harry Met Polly

Hell-bent Harry Crosby meets his future wife

Places: Lamorna

The Cornish village where writer and artist Ithell Colquhoun lived and worked (and died)

Places: Lamorna

The Cornish village where writer and artist Ithell Colquhoun lived and worked (and died)