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New print magazine on New Orleans Voodoo, Hoodooo and folklore

By Psyche | November 19, 2010 | Print This Post | E-mail This Post | Leave a Comment

Hoodoo & Conjure coverA new print magazine has been put out by Planet Voodoo.

Hoodoo & Conjure Quarterly, with a focus on “New Orleans Voodoo, Hoodoo and folklore”, describes its content as follows:

Hoodoo & Conjure Quarterly journal shares historical and contemporary information about aspects of the conjure arts, including magico-religious practices, spiritual traditions, folk magic, hoodoo, and religions with their roots in the African Diaspora and indigenous herbology. Each issue of Hoodoo & Conjure Quarterly magazine brings you original and traditional formulas [sic], spells, tutorials, root doctor, spiritual mother, and conjure artist profiles, workshop listings, book, product, & website reviews, and more!

The first issue came out in October 2010, and a four issue subscription starts at 39.95$US plus shipping (shipping price increases for Canadian and international subscribers). It doesn’t look like it’s possible to purchase just the first issue at present, but that may change as the journal gets going.

Spotted on de Her Balthazar’s blog Gnostic Conjure; he has a piece in the premiere issue.

Abraxas, a new occult journal

By Psyche | August 18, 2009 | Print This Post | E-mail This Post | 4 Comments

Abraxas, Issue 1Fulgur and Treadwell‘s are jointly launching a new occult journal, Abraxas, billed as “a new independent journal of historical and contemporary occultism”.

There will be two editions, a deluxe issue of 171 numbered copies which will include an original hand-printed wood engraving by Francesco Parisi, and a standard editions containing a letter-press printed Manifesto. (The standard edition cover is pictured on the left.)

As the journal will be printed by Fulgur I expect it will be gorgeous but, of course, they’re not cheap. The deluxe edition will sell for £70, and the standard for £25.

From the description at Continue reading »

Responses to Chemical Wedding film review

By Psyche | June 8, 2008 | Print This Post | E-mail This Post | 1 Comment

Chemical Wedding Film PosterIt’s been interesting reading the responses to guest blogger Dr Dave Evansreview of the new Aleister Crowley film Chemical Wedding over the past week. In addition to responses posted here, there have been a number of positive (or at least amused) comments on private blogs and journals, and at several which have been more public.

Crowley forum has been collecting Chemical Wedding reviews from various media sources, comparing and contrasting them and commenting on what they find, including the one posted here. Dave’s replies to commentators on the forum explore the various positions from which he disliked the film.

Taylor Ellwood‘s response in his blog Experiments of a Magician struck me as rather odd. Rather than taking an interest in the film itself, Ellwood seemed pleased the movie received a terrible review because he hates Crowley. Continue reading »