Friend of the Gutter Kate Laity watches Back From The Dead (1957). ” I was hepped to this film by Steve Bissette as we were talking about occult body-swapping in The Witches and other related things. I’d never heard of it. I have a paperback of the novel […]
It’s annual list time where I share things I liked in the last year. I usually try to write about things I haven’t written about before, but the world is not what it was and perhaps next year I will be back to that or perhaps on to […]
At ArtForum, Chloe Wyma writes about artist Leonora Carrington’s Tarot. “Carrington made The High Priestess, one of only two cards to have been dated, in 1955, around the same time she and her friend Remedios Varo were haunting the metaphysical clubs established by the disciples of Russian mystics […]
Amsterdam’s Ritman Library has put over 1,600 occult and alchemical books online as part of their “Hermetically Open” project. (via Open Culture).
“Matthew Sweet explores the dawning of the age of Black Aquarius – the weirdly great wave of occultism that swept through British popular culture in the 1960s-70s. From journals like the Aquarian Arrow to the diabolical novels of Dennis Wheatley, lurid accounts of satanic cults in the Sunday […]
Friend of the Gutter Ed Glaser (Neon Harbor) has created an intro sequence for his fictional series, “The Van Helsing Mysteries,” starring Peter Cushing as Abraham van Helsing. Update: Watch on YouTube. And Coming Soon has the video and a little interview with Ed Glaser.