Treadwell's Pick of the Week: Books & Events
"Moonchild" – Aleister Crowley
First edition. London, UK: The Mandrake Press, 1929. Hardcover, 335 pages.
This occult novel is a story of a highly melodramatic magical war between a group of white magicians fighting evil occult forces over an unborn child. The protagonists is Simon Iff, based upon Crowley himself as an older man, or on his friend Alan Bennett. Other characters are thinly-disguised pastiches of Crowley’s acquaintances in the Order of the Golden Dawn and the occult scene.
First edition in VG condition. Slight wear to top and bottom of the spine and corners of the covers. Some slight marks on the covers and spine. Binding firm. Slight yellowing to pages and end papers. Dust cover is a facsimile (not original) in near mint condition.
Polar Otherworlds: an evening with Dr. Shane McCorristine
In western cultures, people who visit the polar regions enter places that have been imagined as somehow magical, and polar exploration has a history filled with strange experiences and ghostly voyages. But far from being some poetic fluff, clairvoyantes and spiritualists actually played significant roles in how arctic exploration was imagined and carried out, and the talk will look in particular at Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition.
Shane McCorristine is an interdisciplinary geographer and historian who is a Research Associate at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge. Brave the eerie icy realms with us.
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