Abraxas Journal #4

Edited by Robert Ansell and Christina Oakley Harrington


Including a major arcana taro deck by Francesca Ricci


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Abraxas Journal Issue #4 offers 192 large format pages of essays, poetry, interviews and art. Printed using state-of-the-art offset lithography to our usual high standard, contributions for Abraxas #4 include a previously unpublished manuscript by Austin Osman Spare entitled Fragmentum presented here in facsimile over 30 pages; a special feature on the Italian artist and mystic Agostino Arrivabene; dramatic images of urban vodou from photographer Shannon Taggart; an interview by Sarah Victoria Turner with Christine Ödlund that discusses her art practice, synaesthesia and Theosophy; explorations of the symbolism of the tarot Fool from Valentin Wolfstein, an experiment in urban sigils from the London-based artist Francesca Ricci, and more.


83 colour images | 29 black and white
English text


Editorial – Robert Ansell
Dancing under the Stars: Ficino’s Way of Harmony – Ruth Clydesdale
Tabula Impressa – Francesca Ricci
Häxan II – Savanna Snow
Aleister Crowley, Marie de Miramar and the True Wanga – Christopher Josiffe
After the Flood – Arthur Rimbaud, translated by Robert Yates
Interview with Christine Ödlund – Sarah Victoria Turner
Demons in the Coliseum – Benvenuto Cellini

SPECIAL FEATURE: Agostino Arrivabene

From the Mystery of Passage – Gerd Lindner
That Sense of Becoming – Agostino Arrivabene interviewed by Robert Ansell

Basement Vodou – Shannon Taggart, with an introduction by Pam Grossman
Dawn – Arthur Rimbaud, translated by Robert Yates
Untitled – Susu Laroche
An Introduction to the Alchemical Mercurius – Paul Cowlan
Fragmentum – Austin Osman Spare
The Mystery of the Rose Cross – Anne Crossey
Observation of Ancestral Mysteries – Ron Regé, Jr.
Nowhere Less Now – Ole Hagen & Lindsay Seers
The Mystic Fool: From Tarot to an Ideal of Ascendance – Valentin Wolfstein 
The Library Angel and Her Oracle – Justin Patrick Moore
bagua: inner lunarism – Peter Dyde


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