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Through the Witch’s Looking Glass

Keith Richmond

in Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199863075
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979974 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863075.003.0013
Through the Witch’s Looking Glass

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This chapter demonstrates how Crowley influenced the witchcraft of Rosaleen Norton. It describes Norton as the most prosecuted and persecuted female artist in Australia, and that she established an esoteric system that she described as witchcraft. It then focuses on Norton's form of witchcraft, where she only initiates a handful of people. This chapter emphasizes that while Norton was not a follower of Crowley, her writings have more references to him than any other individual occultist.

Keywords: witchcraft; Rosaleen Norton; esoteric system; occultist

Chapter.  11829 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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