Geraldine Beskin, the charming and dauntingly erudite proprietrix of Atlantis, played host to a diverse audience of occultists in the function room below the shop where Crowley and Spare themselves, in all likelihood, once enjoyed wine and nibbles.
Among the attendees were arch chaos magician Peter Mastin; the mysterious managing director of Aeon Books (the book’s publisher; referred to henceforth as ‘The Publisher’); and there was also a live telephone link-up with The Kite, who rang to deliver congratulations from his distant western abode.
Despite the wide variety of magical traditions represented among the audience, all were agreed that Advanced Magick for Beginners offers a fresh approach and an intriguing challenge to the practice of magick in the twenty-first century.
Listen to Alan’s introductory talk.
Alan describes the development of the book and its solution to the dead-end of postmodern magick. The recording also includes contributions from Geraldine Beskin, Peter Mastin, and The Publisher.