May’s poll asks, Who would you like to learn more about?
Occultniks don’t just do nifty things and write complicated texts, they’re also people.
Did we miss someone that you’re interested in learning more about? Please comment to let us know who else we should cover!
We’ve reviewed a bunch of biographies of and memoirs from some nifty people, you can find a few of them here:
- Naked Witch, reviewed by Alanna Kali
- Love, Sex, and Awakening, reviewed by Susan Starr
- The Collected Letters of Alan Watts, reviewed by Alanna Kali
- Crowley, reviewed by Psyche
- Jerusalem! The Real Life of William Blake, reviewed by Kalagni
- Eliphas Levi: Master of the Cabala, the Tarot and the Secret Doctrines, reviewed by Psyche
- Merlin Stone Remembered, reviewed by Jenna Danchuk
- Confessions of a Black Magician, reviewed by Psyche
- Victor Hugo’s Conversations with the Spirit World, reviewed by Mike Gleason
- Sexual Outlaw, Erotic Mystic, reviewed by Psyche
- Fire Child, reviewed by Mike Gleason
- Frances Yates and the Hermetic Tradition, reviewed by Psyche
As you can see, the vast majority of what we’ve covered has been biographies of white men. We’d like to do more with women and people of colour, and would love recommendations of material to cover. Please comment to let us know who we’ve missed, so that we can fill in some of the gaps.
We’ve also contirbuted a bit to this genre through interviews with living occutlniks:
- Connecting with the Orisha: Andrew McGregor on The Orisha Tarot, by Alanna Kali
- Courtney Alexander on African American tarot and the importance of independence, by Donyae Coles
- Danielle Dulsky: An interview with a wild woman, by Alanna Kali
- Brandy Williams on gender, race, and classism, by Donyae Coles
- Courtney Weber on tarot reading for oneself, by Nathan Hall
- Anna Biller on the real witchcraft behind The Love Witch, by Ashley Naftule
- Jailbreaking consciousness with Lasara Firefox Allen: The uncut interview, by Sharon Woods
- Eris Kallisti’s gorgeous goetia dolls, by Psyche
There are so many more great interviews that our writers have conducted over the years, but this short sample gives you a taste.
Who’s doing interesting things right now that we haven’t covered, but should? If you’re doing something that you’d like more people to know about, reach out to us and let us know.
We’re always happy to promote the work of new and interesting people, particularly those who are queer and/or disabled, and people of colour. We want to help amplify the voices of those we don’t hear enough from.