118 – Lamp: Incense burner

Physical description:
Bronze oil lamp in the form of a horned head supported on a bird-claw foot.
Museum classification:
Horned God
Size:
260 x 230 mm
Information:

The true Magic Lamp, the light of the Heath, depicted by Aleister Crowley. The symbol of Heathenism.
Mentioned in Doreen Valiente's description of the exhibits at Cecil Williamson's 'House of Spells' at Polperro (Transcripts from Doreen Valiente's Diaries 1959-1966, in the museum library (133.43 VAL), pp.29-34) - 'similar design to mine, but in bronze.'
Almost identical to 1389, except that 1389 has a pipe in the mouth and so was clearly used as an incense burner.

In 2018, this object was on display in the Museum's exhibition "Dew of Heaven: objects of Ritual Magic."

Resource:
Object
Materials:
Bronze
Copyright ownership:
Copyright to The Museum of Witchcraft Ltd.

The true Magic Lamp, the light of the Heath, depicted by Aleister Crowley. The symbol of Heathenism.
Mentioned in Doreen Valiente's description of the exhibits at Cecil Williamson's 'House of Spells' at Polperro (Transcripts from Doreen Valiente's Diaries 1959-1966, in the museum library (133.43 VAL), pp.29-34) - 'similar design to mine, but in bronze.'
Almost identical to 1389, except that 1389 has a pipe in the mouth and so was clearly used as an incense burner.

In 2018, this object was on display in the Museum's exhibition "Dew of Heaven: objects of Ritual Magic."