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Nevill Drury - La hija de pan. El mundo magico de Rosaleen Norton - Spanish version
Paperback edition, softcover.
Author: Nevill Drury.
Translation by Carlos M. Pla.
During the 1950s and early 1960s, the Sydney-based Pan-adoring trance artist Rosaleen Norton was known in Australia as "The Witch of Kings Cross" and was referred to by the tabloid press as an evil figure, a "devil worshiper" from the red light district. Norton attracted the attention of both the general public and the authorities for participating in strange pagan sexual rituals with her lover, the poet Gavin Greenlees. But scandals aside, Rosaleen stood out in the middle of the twentieth century for being an extraordinary painter, creating canvases impregnated with magic where she reflected the altered states of consciousness that she frequently experienced. Norton dedicated her magical practice to the great god Pan and, to a lesser extent, to Hecate, Lilith, and Lucifer. She was also intrigued by the visionary potential of Kundalini yoga, the exploration of out-of-body trance, and Aleister Crowley's thelemic sexual makgia, combining all of these elements in the ritual practices of her own coven. Pan's Daughter is the first authorized biography of Rosaleen Norton and provides a detailed and accurate account of her magical beliefs and practices, establishing her as a leading figure in the occult and counterculture of the mid-20th century.
Dr. Nevill Drury (1947-2013, Hastings) is known for his publications on modern western magic, shamanism, and visionary art. For many years he worked in the Australian publishing industry. In 2008 he completed his PhD from Newcastle University with a thesis on art and magic by Rosaleen Norton. Although he spent part of his life in Australia, he settled on the New South Wales coast, working as a full-time writer and occasional university professor. Drury books have been published in 26 countries and 19 languages. Recent publications include: Sacred Encounters. Shamanism and Magical Journeys of the Spirit; The Dictionary of Magic and Stealing Fire from Heaven: the Rise of Modern Western Magic. He is also a co-author of The Varieties of Magical Experience.
"A brilliant investigation ... an amazing and inspiring book." Fiona Horne, author of Witch - A Personal Journey and Witch - A Magickal Year.
"A fascinating study. Drury's occult scholarship enables us to understand Norton's life and art." Tom Thompson, Sydney Morning Herald.