Category Archives: Dark arts
Ironfoot Jack, Umm Kulthum, Jack Parsons, Harry Crosby… it’s a Strange Flowers Film Festival!
Three Marcels, two Nutters and a Sissi: imaginary lives and lives beyond imagining.
A century since the “Witch of Kings Cross”, Rosaleen Norton, thundered into existence
Occultist poet Berthe de Courrière, who died 100 years ago today
A stroll through good and evil, light and shadow, life and death, genius and madness, heaven and hell.
“Waken, and do what you will”: Occultist/rocket scientist Jack Parsons, born in Pasadena in 1914
Swordswomen, working boys, crypto-fascist poets, bohemians, Decadents, Surrealists, occultists…business as usual really.
“Both were influcenced by witchcraft and the occult tradition of western magic, both utilised trance states, and both believed that the realm of the gods had its own intrinsic existence…”