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Rosaleen Norton: Pan's Daughter
Rosaleen Norton: Pan's Daughter

Thu, 10 Oct


Treadwell's Books

Rosaleen Norton: Pan's Daughter

Australia's infamous witch -- artist, occultist and renegade -- introduced.

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Time & Location

10 Oct 2019, 19:30 – 21:00

Treadwell's Books, 33 Store St, Fitzrovia, London WC1E 7BS, UK

About The Event

Rosaleen Norton (1917-1979) was Australia's famous -- indeed infamous -- witch, artist and occult celebrity. Her 'macabre paintings of the supernatural' included erotic images of demons, devils, spirits, which resulted in an obscenity charges. Norton did not just draw and paint her visions though, she lived them: “So my first act of ceremonial magic was in honour of the Horned God, whose pipes are a symbol of magic and mystery, and whose horns and hooves stand for natural energies and fleet-footed freedom: And this rite was also my oath of allegiance and my confirmation as a witch.” Tonight's lecture introduces this extraordinary woman, brings her life, and explores some key ideas in her magic. Julia Phillips is a longstanding occultist who lived for many years in Australia, and who has a special interest in Norton spanning several decades. She is highly knowledgeable and a warm, engaging speaker; we are honoured to welcome her back to Treadwell's. 


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