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A Very British Witchcraft
Channel 4, UK, 2012, 46 min

The extraordinary story of Britain’s fastest-growing religious group – the modern pagan witchcraft of Wicca – and of its creator, an eccentric Englishman called GERALD GARDNER.

Historian and leading expert in Pagan studies Professor RONALD HUTTON explores Gardner’s story and experiences first-hand Wicca’s growing influence throughout Britain today.

Born of a nudist colony in 1930s Dorset, Wicca rapidly grew from a small New Forest coven to a worldwide religion in the space of just 70 years.

It’s a journey that takes in tales of naked witches casting spells to ward off Hitler, tabloid hysteria about human sacrifices and GERALD GARDNER himself appearing on Panorama.





Legend Of The Witches
Alexander Sanders, UK, 1970, 72 min



The history of witchcraft in Britain



Legend Of The Witches (1970) by ALEX SANDERS



Regards sur l’occultisme (1965) de GUY L. CÔTÉ (February 5, 2014)
The Power of the Witch (1971) by OLIVER HUNKIN (December 5, 2013)
Witches & Wicked Bodies (August 26, 2013)
Häxan (1922) by BENJAMIN CHRISTENSEN (June 20, 2013)
The Occult Experience (1985) by FRANK HEIMANS (January 13, 2012)
Angeli Bianchi… Angeli Neri (1969) by LUIGI SCATTINI (March 25, 2011)
The Occult : Revival of Evil (198?) by DAVE HUNT (January 31, 2011)
The Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft in Hólmavík, Iceland (November 11, 2010)
The Museum Of Witchcraft in Boscastle (UK) in the late 1960′s (June 28, 2010)
The Burning Times (1990) by DONNA READ (January 4, 2010)






‘Rosaleen Miriam “Roie” Norton (2 October 1917 – 5 December 1979), who used the craft name of Thorn, was an Australian artist and occultist, in the latter capacity adhering to a form of pantheistic / Neopagan Witchcraft which was devoted to the god Pan. She lived much of her later life in the bohemian area of Kings Cross, Sydney, leading her to be termed theWitch of Kings Crossin some of the tabloids, and from where she led her own coven of Witches.‘ – WIKI





Rosaleen Norton on 30 January 1950, with her depiction of a satyr. (via Hyperallergic via SMH NEWS)

A Documentary for the Witch of Kings Cross, Australia’s Persecuted Occult Artist

Allison Meier, Hyperallergic, September 9, 2014

Filmmaker Sonia Bible considers Rosaleen Norton “the most persecuted artist in Australian history.” With a new documentary, she’s hoping to set a more accurate record of the life of woman who in the 1940s and 50s scandalized the country with her occult art, and bold sexuality. READ


Photograph of Rosaleen Norton with one of her art pieces (via Hyperallergic, images courtesy Sonia Bible)




Syrinx (1965) par RYAN LARKIN (May 31, 2011)

DENIS FORKAS 'The Dance of Asterion', 2014, Acrylics on paper mounted on hardboard, 26 x 25 cm

DENIS FORKAS 'Allegory of Martyrdom', 2013, Ink, gouache and acrylics on paper, 27 x 70 cm

DENIS FORKAS 'Chalice of Severance', 2013, Acrylics, gilding and blood on linen, 90 x 86 cm

DENIS FORKAS 'The Golden Thread (Duke of Athens and the Infamy of Crete)', 2014, Acrylics on canvas mounted on cardboard, 30 x 40 cm




DENIS FORKAS 'Study for Triton’s Mirror (Typhaon Triumphant)', 2013, Ink, graphite, acrylics and bodycolour on paper (cut out and attached to a larger paper sheet), 29.8 x 20.8 cm

DENIS FORKAS 'Study for Salome' (2012)


DENIS FORKAS 'Praetorian', 2012, Ink on paper, 56 x 42 cm





DENIS FORKAS 'Mythological sketches (Theseus II)', 2012, Ink and watercolour on tinted paper, 41.5 x 29.5 cm

DENIS FORKAS 'Sheet of studies: Huwawa, a headless sphinx, Theseus and Asterion, incantations', 2012 Graphite, bodycolour, ink and watercolour on paper, 29.5 x 41.5 cm


DENIS FORKAS 'Faceless Imp (an automatic study)', 2011, Ink, watercolour and graphite on paper, 42 x 30 cm

DENIS FORKAS 'Sketches for Witches Sabbath', 2012, Graphite and ink on paper

DENIS FORKAS KOSTROMITIN 'Study for the old man's head'




Painter/illustrator/renowned cover artist born in 1977 in the town of Kamyshin on the river Volga, Russia. He currently lives and works in Moscow.


Bight of the Twin
Hazel Hill McCarty III, USA, 2014



In the search for the origin of Vodun in Ouidah, Benin, GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE is serendipitously initiated into the ‘Twin Fetish’.


Bight of the Twin (2014) by HAZEL HILL McCARTHY III


Cultural engineer, GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE is serendipitously initiated into the ‘Twin Fetish’ – a practice within Vodun that honors twins. Through a series of ceremonies, GENESIS reaffirms an eternal bond with h/er late wife and Pandrogyne partner, LADY JAYE BREYER P-ORRIGDE. This is a deeply interdimensional connection of alternative Western culture in tangent with ancient African ritual. In this story we begin to see the link between Pangrogyny and the ‘Twin Fetish’, an activation of a complete state, and in fact the true fundamentals of Vodun religion.


In Benin, which has the highest national average of twins per birth*, twins carry a sacred meaning. When one twin passes away, the living twin remembers its spirit by carrying around a small, carved replica of their dead brother or sister. The deceased twin is described as ‘having gone to the forest to look for wood’. This engaged and very public approach to grief and loss is in stark contrast to the closeted Victorian values that Western culture has been saddled with.


Transcending assumptions of what it means to be “gendered”, lead character, GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE, embodies a re-union and re-solution of male and female, seeking to perfect a hermaphroditic state through Pandrogyny. GENESIS and LADY JAYE underwent a series of surgical procedures to become gender-neutral human beings that looked identical to one another. In 2007 LADY JAYE passed away and “dropped h/er body”. Since that time GENESIS has continued to represent the amalgam BREYER P-ORRIDGE in the material world while LADY JAYE represents the amalgam BREYER P-ORRIDGE in the immaterial world creating an ongoing inter-dimensional collaboration.


By exploring their non/all-gender we begin to see the link between Pangrogyny and the ‘Twin Fetish’. As the French anthropologist, MICHEL CARTRY, wrote in 1973, “Twins are a reminder and an incarnation of the mythical ideal. It is as though they are representatives of a state of ontological perfection, a state which the non-twins have completely lost. The first living creatures were couples of twins of opposite sexes. The loss of twin hood… is the price that man had to pay for a sin committed by one of the ancestors. But the birth of twins is a reminder of that happy condition, and that is why it is celebrated everywhere with joy”.


* Jeroen Smits, Christiaan Monden. Twinning across the Developing World. PLoS ONE, 2011





The term Vodun from the Fon verbs vo “to rest” and dun “to draw water,” referencing the necessity to remain calm when facing whatever difficulties may lie in one’s path. (Suzanne Preston Blier, African Vodun. Art, Psychology, and Power, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1995, p. 39 and 40.)


Vodun means “spirit”; a divine essence that governs the Earth, a hierarchy that ranges in power from major deities governing the forces of nature and human society to the spirits of individual streams, trees, and rocks, as well as dozens of ethnic vodun, defenders of a certain clan, tribe, or nation.


Vodun has over 4 million followers throughout Benin and in 1996 it was recognized as a national religion.




L'Abbatiale de la
Liturgie Apocryphe

"The production of nervous force is directly connected with the diet of an individual, and its refining depends on the very purity of this diet, allied to appropriate breathing exercises.

The diet most calculated to act effectively on the nervous force is that which contains the least quantity of animal matter; therefore the Pythagorean diet, in this connection, is the most suitable.


The main object was to avoid introducing into the organism what Descartes called 'animal spirits'. Thus, all animals that had to serve for the nourishment of the priests were slaughtered according to special rites, they were not murdered, as is the case nowadays".