Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Magical Writings of Ithell Colquhoun by Steve Nichols

Many of Ithell's magical writings are collected and published here for the first time, nearly 20 years after her death in 1988. There are a series Tarot lectures that she gave to either the Golden Dawn, Masonic, OTO, Druidic or Gnostic Orders in which she was ordained. Also four essays on the Qabalah - "The Crown and The Kingdom". Other articles offer profound insights into Neoplatonic (Hermetic), Alchemical or Gnostic philosophy, The Cube of Space, Druidry, there is a Ma'at ritual, painted and hand-drawn illustrations, De Astris Interioribus - Western and Eastern Chakras, The Pilgrimage - a one-act play, Tattwas through the Day, Crowley - The Dying Kick of the Dying-God, Taro as Colour (surrealism & Yeatsian automatism), plus an Introduction by Steve Nichols, and Appendixes including Dion Fortune, impressions of Initiation Thoth-Hermes GD Temple, WB Yeats and Maud Gonne, and a brief Biography.

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