غاية الحكيمĠāyat al-Ḥakīm
"The Aim of the Sage" or "The Goal of The Wise"
11th century, grimoire originally written in Arabic
translated into Spanish and  Latin, during the 13th century;
composite synthesizes of older works on: Hermeticism,
Sabianism, Ismailism, astrology, alchemy and magic.
"handbook of talismanic magic" , "exposition on celestial magic "


  Eugenio Garin: indispensable as the Corpus Hermeticum and Albumasar writings influencing: West European esotericism: Marsilio Ficino, Thomas Campanella, Simon Forman, Richard Napier, Elias Ashmole and William Lilly.

Rosaleen Norton

A Documentary for the Witch of Kings Cross,
Australia’s Persecuted Occult Artist

Portrait of Rosaleen Norton, artist and 'Kings Cross Witch', date unknown.

Alan Moore

"I think there is too much darkness in magic. I can understand that it is part of the theatre. I can understand Aleister Crowley – who I think was a great intellect that was sometimes let down by his own flair for showmanship — but he did a lot to generate the scary aura of the magician that you find these sad, Crowleyite f**ks making a fetish of. The ones who say "oh we’re into Aleister Crowley because he was the wickedest man in the world, and we’re also into Charles Manson because we’re bad. And we are middle-class as well, but we’re bad." There are some people who seek evil – I don’t think there is such a thing as evil – but there are people who seek it as a kind of Goth thing. That just adds to the murk to what to me is a very lucid and flourescent subject. What occultism needs is someone to open the window, it’s too stuffy and it smells. Let’s get some fresh air, throw open the curtains – I can’t go for that posturing, spooky guy stuff."
Alan Moore, in an "Alan Moore Interview" by Matthew De Abaitua (1998), later published in Alan Moore: Conversations (2011) edited by Eric L. Berlatsky