Alembic – Timothy d’Arch Smith

Alembic – Timothy d’Arch SmithDalkey Archive Press – 1992 Alembic is a novel about alchemy, insanity, sex, drugs, rock’n’roll and  magic. If that doesn’t make you want to read it, this blog isn’t the place for you. Alembic is the only novel by Timothy D’Arch Smith, a name you might recall from my earlier posts … Continue reading Alembic – Timothy d’Arch Smith

The Books of the Beast – Timothy D’Arch Smith

Crucible – 1987 This book popped up in my suggestions from Goodreads a few years ago, but it wasn’t until I came across a quote from it that claimed that Montague Summers had attended Black Masses that I decided to buy it. It’s a rather interesting collection of essays about different books, their authors and their … Continue reading The Books of the Beast – Timothy D’Arch Smith

Spawn of the Devil (Inpenetrable) – A Quaint and Curious Volume of Forgotten Porn

The most exciting part of Francis King’s Sexuality, Magic and Perversion was doubtlessly a passage towards the end of the book where King is discussing how magic has been portrayed in works of pornography. He points out that most of the occult-themed porn that had appeared at the time that he was writing his book … Continue reading Spawn of the Devil (Inpenetrable) – A Quaint and Curious Volume of Forgotten Porn

A Chat with Sandy Robertson, Author of the Aleister Crowley Scrapbook

The Aleister Crowley Scrapbook – Sandy Robertson Foulsham – 1988 + 2002 Although I don’t practice Magick or believe in most of his bullshit, I have written about Aleister Crowley several times. As full of shit as he clearly was, he led a peculiarly interesting life, and while there are countless books about his magickal … Continue reading A Chat with Sandy Robertson, Author of the Aleister Crowley Scrapbook

Index

Here’s a list of all the books reviewed on this blog. I’ll try to update this as I post. Abraham of Würzburg – The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage  Alhazred, Abdul – The Necronomicon Anonymous – Raped by the Devil Anonymous – The History of the Damnable Life and Deserved Death of … Continue reading Index