THE ANGEL OF THE ABYSS. Apollo, Avalon, the Myth
Polar and the Apocalypse
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How the reading of Sir James Frazer's The Golden Bough and other anthropological treatises on the rite and the ancestral origins of the social pact inspired Francis Ford Coppola's masterpiece on the war in Vietnam.
Hallucinated and imaginative painter, multifaceted and visionary artist, forced by continuous nervous breakdowns to prolonged stays in nursing homes and psychiatric hospitals, Mervyn Peake entrusts the written word with the task of exorcising the dark obsessions that will eventually devour him. On the stormy sea of a dream universe both nourished and threatened by excesses [...]
Anna and Matteo, to whom we warmly welcome on our pages, went on a pilgrimage to Mount Bromo, on the island of Java in the Indonesian archipelago, to take part in the Kasada Festival, an annual event that has been held annually on the summit since time immemorial. of the volcano. They brought us their testimony and their photographic reportage.
Psychedelic Christianity Part II / Continued from Part I.
The purpose of this study is to introduce the complex and controversial topic of the history of the indigenous peoples of the Russian Arctic in the Tsarist Empire and in the Soviet Union. After a brief introduction to the ethnic and cultural geography of the region, the policies adopted over time towards the aforementioned populations of the Siberian Arctic, the issues of nationality, [...]
The cult of Isis is one of the most interesting phenomena from the historical-religious point of view that the period of Hellenism recalls. To understand the various syncretisms and the diffusion that interested this cult it is good to go back to its origins, to finally arrive at the feast of Sant'Agata in Catania, which of the Isiac celebrations presents itself as a [...]
The Garden at 19 (1910) by Edgar Jepson, who lived at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, is presented as a pseudo-sequel to the Great God Pan by Arthur Machen, who was a close friend of Jepson: a folk-horror novel set in Edwardian London which was also appreciated by Aleister Crowley, just published in Italy by Dagon Press.
What connection in ancient Greece linked the Hyperborean cult of Apollo, the symbolism of the swan and migratory birds, the Mysteries of Eleusis and Thracian and Eurasian shamanism? Extract from the third chapter of The Angel of the Abyss. Apollo, Avalon, the Polar Myth and the Apocalypse by Marco Maculotti (Axis Mundi Edizioni, 2022).
An investigation into the syncretism between the "cult of the sacred mushroom" in the Mexican area and imported Spanish Catholicism, centered on the figure of the Mazatec "sabia" and "curandera" Maria Sabina. Following, some reflections on the bizarre but interesting fungal representations in the Christian cult, made known by authors such as John Allegro, Elémire Zolla, Gianluca Toro and Giorgio Samorini.
In many legends of Italian folklore the mandrake inhabits the waters and is interchangeably described in its triple plant, zoomorphic, anthropomorphic aspect. Here we will describe some particular convergences between the "monster-mandrake", some mythological and non-mythological reptiles (salamanders, basilisks, snakes, dragons, reptiles and amphibians in general, winged creatures) and some subterranean and liminal creatures of the [...]
In his philosophical school, founded on intense bonds of friendship and aimed at authentic pleasure, Epicurus sought imperturbability. We retrace the roots of his thought, inherited a few centuries later by Lucretius in Rome.
Here we speak of Thracians, an Indo-European population of the eastern Indo-European branch, the satəm one, which is why the Proto-Illyrian Sicilians belonging to the western branch, kentum, would have nothing to do with it, at least apparently. But instead they have something to do with it, and how. In fact, it is historically and "toponymically" proven that Sicilian elements have penetrated the Balkan Peninsula on several occasions, most of them merging with [...]
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