Glitter and Grave Dust: Halloween Past and Present
A booklet accompanying the Museum’s ‘Glitter and Grave Dust’ Halloween Exhibition.
This booklet explores the background and significance of some of the most intriguing objects in the Museum’s collection.
Written to accompany 2018’s special exhibition, by the exhibition’s Curator Judith Hewitt, it begins with a comprehensive analysis of the origins and aims of Ritual Magic, before moving on to examine key figures and organisations such as John Dee and Aleister Crowley, the Rosicrucians and the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. It reveals new information, discovered during research for the exhibition, about Museum founder Cecil Williamson’s relationship with Aleister Crowley, and his friendship with Steffi and Kenneth Grant, who worked with Cecil to create some of the artefacts on display.
46 pages, with colour illustrations throughout.