Abraxas Journal #5

Edited by Robert Ansell and Christina Oakley Harrington


signed and numbered print by Bea Kwan Lim


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Abraxas Issue #5 offers 180 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 #5 include an interview by Pam Grossman with Greek artist, Panos Tsagaris; an analysis of Aby Warburg’s Mnemosyne Atlas by Silvia Urbini, a visual interpretation of the Dionysian mysteries by Arrington de Dionyso; a substantial essay from Shasha Chaitow on the grandfather of esoteric art, Joséphin Péladan; an introduction to the art of Michael Bertiaux by Ariock Van de Voorde; reminiscences by Caroline Wise of her friend Olivia Robertson (1917-2013), and much more…



83 colour images | 29 black and white
English text


Editorial – Christina Oakley Harrington
Olivia Robertson: A Visionary Life – Caroline Wise
A Brief History of the Use of Spirits in European Occultism – Stephanie Spoto
Mycology – Madeline Cass
De Vermis in Se – Max Razdow
John Augustus Knapp: Modern Master of Occult Illustration – Ken Henson
Marrasio’s Masque – translation by Merlin Cox, illustrated by Gromyko Semper
Black and White & Gold All Over: An Interview with Panos Tsagaris – Pam Grossman
Musings on Breath – David Blank
The (Not Entirely) Lost ‘Art of the Apothecary’: Abramelin Oil and Ancient Perfumery – Ioannis Marathakis
Blind Love – K Lenore Siner
Victor Brauner at the Crossroads of Magic and Chance – Jon Graham
La Villa dei Misteri – Arrington de Dionyso
Esoteric City: Theological Hermeneutics in Plato’s Republic – Edward Butler, with photography by SF Said
Sonnet – Comte de Saint-Germain, translated by Sebastian Hayes
Nihilalia: In conversation with Bea Kwan Lim – Randall Morris
A Brief History of Witchcraft: Inquisitors & Witches – Ian Pyper
Games of Fate: Aby Warburg’s Mnemosyne, Plate 23a – Silvia Urbini
Oversoul – Joanna Pallaris
Hidden in Plain Sight: Joséphin Péladan’s Religion of Art – Sasha Chaitow
Bené-Satan – Sasha Chaitow
Isis and Taweret with tomb of Hafiz – Adela Leibowitz
Meeting Le Maître: An Introduction to the Art of Michael Bertiaux – Ariock Van de Voorde
Antinous and Glykon: The Gods of Good Hair in Late Antique Anatolia –P. Sufenas Virius Lupus


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