By Vere Chappell,Mary K. Greer
Sex, Magick, Aleister Crowley, Orgasms, Erotic Dances, Angelic Beings, innovative Activism, Liberation, Persecution, Defiance, and Suicide.
Persecuted by way of Anthony Comstock and his Society for the Suppression of Vice, this turn-of-the-century heroine used to be additionally a spiritualist who discovered many secrets and techniques of excessive magick via her claimed wedlock to an angelic being. Born in Philadelphia in 1857, Ida Craddock grew to become interested by occultism round the age of thirty. She attended sessions on the Theosophical Society and commenced learning a huge quantity of fabrics on numerous occult topics. She taught correspondence classes to girls and newly married to teach them at the sacred nature of intercourse, keeping that her particular wisdom got here from her nightly stories with an angel named Soph. In 1902, she used to be arrested lower than New York’s anti-obscenity legislation and dedicated suicide to prevent lifestyles in an asylum.
Now for the 1st time, pupil Vere Chappell has compiled the main vast selection of Craddock’s paintings together with unique essays, diary excerpts, and suicide letters--one to her mom and one to the general public.