Ithell Colquhoun was an occultist, artist and pioneer of British surrealism; this book introduces her, her life and here work.
Colqhoun's art is recognised as important to the extent it is held in the Tate collection. Moreover, her related practices situate her as an esoteric artist: alchemy, earth-magic, active occultism, poetry, druidism, the pre-Christian pagan calendar, the history and membership of the Golden Dawn. She was active in occultism her whole life, she was both a joiner and a solitary. She was an individual of great originality, depth and breadth; and her art and writingare a testament to decadess of sheer magical commitment.
Oxford: Mandrake, 2007. Paperback, 315 pages. New.