Treadwell's Pick of the Week: Books & Events
"Lucifer: Princeps", by Peter Grey
Limited edition. United Kingdom: Scarlet Imprint, 2015. Hardback, 215 pages. New.
The fall of Lucifer, and that of the rebel angels who descended upon the daughters of men, comprise the foundation myth of the Western occult tradition. Here Peter Gray offers a personal and vivid portrait of the first ancestor of witchcraft and magic, and tells his story down the aeons. He draws upon the extensive literature found in history, religion and archaeology to bring Lucifer to life for the witch, magician and student of the grimoire magics.
The reader travels from the flood myth to the Church Fathers, from the Garden of Eden to the Nephilim, meeting along the way Helel ben Šahar, the Prince of Tyre, and Azazel. Grey in his inimitable anthemic style calls the reader toward apotheosis, championing the role of the goddess as the transforming initiatrix who bestows the crown.
A night for Giordano Bruno, remembered by Vivianne and Chris Crowley
Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake in Rome on 17 February 1600. This proto-Pagan dreamt of reviving ancient Egyptian religion, and in many ways was too far ahead of his times. He taught that the earth orbits the sun, and that our cosmos is a multiverse of solar systems and inhabited planets. This celebration starts with an illustrated talk by Vivianne and Chris Crowley, followed by toasts, short readings, and socialising.
If you always loved the Renaissance, or if you know and honour this remarkable personage, please join us. And please come if you simply wish to broaden your knowledge of people who carried the pagan spirit in centuries past. Celebrate the ancestors of the long lineage of spiritual magic.
Vivianne Crowley taught Psychology of Religion at King’s College, London, is author of many books, and has a monthly blog. Chris Crowley is a Wiccan and magician with an MA in Renaissance Studies from the University of London, an author and teacher of Wicca.
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