Articles by Phillip Newman


The relation of witches to toads is notorious… The Devil, who squat like a toad at the ear of Mother Eve in Eden, is always at hand in the churchyard after service, waiting in that guise for some evil­minded communicant to feed him with a bit of the consecrated wafer: whosoever thus sacrifices to Satan will straightway become a witch…




The English occultist Aleister Crowley was notorious for his penned practical pranks. From discussing sex magick in terms of diabolical child sacrifice to potentially discussing psychedelic drug use under the cloak of sex magick