A Confusion of Prophets – Patrick Curry
This book examines the colourful mental and cultural underworld of men like John Varley, a close friend of William Blake and famous for his uncannily precise and accurate predictions, who led crystal-ball sessions attended by Disraeli and Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton; the leading mid-Victorian astrologer R. J. Morrison, better known as Zadkiel, whose visionary and astrological exploits emerged at a spectacular libel trial attended by the cream of society; Richard Garnett, Keeper of Printed Books at the British Museum, an avid and scholarly astrologer; Raphael known as ‘the Metropolitan Astrologer’, who created the first successful modern almanac; Sepharial, nick-named ‘the Astral Tramp’; and Alan Leo, the leading exponent of Theosophy and astrology at the turn of the century, whose brilliant synthesis of occult and popular astrology – including a production-line business in horoscopes – paved the way for modern astrology.
Condition: Very Good. The DJ has minor bumping to the corners. Minor bumping to board corners. Gilt lettering to the spine is bright. Pages clean and flat.