Moonlight magick: love and war

Aleister Crowley
Aleister Crowley (c1912) – from The Equinox, volume 1, issue 10 (1913)

In a previous post, I described a surrealistic walk that I made in 2015, starting with Ernest Dowson’s passion for absinthe, then meeting other poets, MoonCCat, Bertolt Brecht and Jim Morrison, and finally ending at Dowson’s great passion, little girls. Throughout this path I encountered the moon, which presides over the impermanence of all things.

Now I will relate my mysterious journey in the shadow of a fearful and scandalous magician: Aleister Crowley, whom the British journal John Bull called “the wickedest man in the world” and “a man we’d like to hang.” It is a secret world, which must be evoked in metaphorical language. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…

Moonchild, by King Crimson

Christian Schloe
Christian Schloe – from

The English progressive rock band King Crimson was formed in London in 1968. It has undergone numerous formations throughout its history, but its guitarist and founder Robert Fripp has remained its only constant member. Their debut studio album In the Court of the Crimson King (subtitled An Observation by King Crimson) was released on October 10, 1969. It is considered one of the first and most influential progressive rock albums ever released. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…

À la lune, par Antonine Coullet

Jean Delville – Paysage au clair de lune (1887–90) – Art Renewal Center

La poétesse et romancière française Antonine Coullet-Tessier, née à La Roche-sur-Yon le 10 janvier 1892 et morte à Caen le 28 avril 1983, connut un certain succès comme enfant poète, publiant à onze ans son premier recueil, Poésies d’une enfant (Lemerre, 1903, 71 pages). En 1904, elle fit paraître plusieurs poèmes dans la livraison du 15 juillet de la Revue des Deux Mondes, qui les présenta en ces termes : CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…