Abraxas Journal #3

Edited by Robert Shehu-Ansell and Christina Oakley Harrington

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Abraxas Journal #3 offers 176 large format pages of essays, poetry, interviews and art. Printed using state-of-the-art offset lithography to our usual high standard, Abraxas 3 is richly illustrated and employs a variety of papers.

Here you will find some rare and fascinating material. Recently, Buratti Fine Art, Perth, has launched an exhibition of the Palermo Collection – a group of newly discovered paintings by Aleister Crowley that were exhibited briefly at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, in 2008. The show will tour Australia and key countries in the Far East between November 2012 and late 2013. In support of this initiative, there is a special feature herein that includes texts translated from the original French catalogue, and a full checklist of the pictures.

This issue also offers an interview with Moscow based artist, Denis Forkas Kostromitin, who has produced a print of the Madragora for our hardback issue. Also within these pages will be found a photo-documentation of Christina Mitrentse’s art installation project The Secret School, an evocative account of Puglia’s strange taranta dance by Francesco Dimitri, an interview with the Williamsburg artist Jesse Bransford, and as always, a rich selection of poetry, art, typography and essays.



176 pages
67 colour images | 33 black and white
29cm × 23.5cm
English text


Editorial – Robert Ansell
The Secret School vol. I, II, III – Christina Mitrentse
Jesse Bransford: An Interview – Pam Grossman
Tread Well – Robert Yates
A Place Apart – Christina Harrington
In the Bookshop – Stephen Alexander

SPECIAL FEATURE: Aleister Crowley: The Palermo Collection

Caves of Sorcerers: The American Beginnings of Crowley’s Art – William Breeze
Crowley The Painter in Cefalù and the Origins of the Palermo Collection – Giuseppe Di Liberti
Aleister Crowley, Painting, and the Works from the Palermo Collection – Marco Pasi
An Inventory of the Palermo Collection – Marco Pasi

Saint Spider – Francesco Dimitri
Initiation – Geraldine Lambert
Stones – Tomáš D’Aradia
Do Me Dada Style – Adel Souto
Hunting Amber (For Johs Pedersen) – Paul Cowlan
Paracelsus: of the Umbratick Evester – Joseph Uccello
Casting Song – Siofra McSherry
of the stars, and two – Paul Hardacre
The Eglantine Breath: An Interview with Denis Forkas Kostromitin – Robert Ansell
Lamia – Santiago Caruso
Designing the Hermitage – Paul Cowlan
Untitled – Rik Garrett
Sufism: A Theurgic Perspective – Zaheer Gulamhusein  (Illustrated by Eliza Buckley)
8 English Rituals – Sara Hannant