This article is Alternative History. It is not true. Do not cite it except as fiction. From the Obituaries of The New York Times, November 26, 1963 Argentine police officials today confirmed that the remains of Clive Staples Lewis were among those found in the ashes of a bungalow on
The Rosicrucian Order is the kind of thing I couldn't get enough of when I was a teenager and a young man, and now bores me to tears. Accordingly, I'm sympathetic to John's critical reading of what the history of such movements really means.
This book is probably best read in productive counter-point to Gregory Clark's A Farewell to Alms. It is not possible to understand the modern world without understanding both genetics and moral reform. Victorian England was the product of at least 1500 years of selection that made the most
The book reviewed by John here is now old enough that its fantastical future has become alternative history. Little, Big By John Crowley Perennial (Harper Collins), 2002 First Published 1981 538 Pages, US$15.95 ISBN 0-06-093793-9 "'Paracelsus is of the opinion,' Dr. Bramble told the theosophists,
John major emphasis was millennialism. I think he had a minor emphasis in the occult as well, insofar as these two things have a tendency to overlap. His book reviews of occult fiction are especially good. Daemonomania by John Crowley Bantam Books, 2000 451 Pages, US$24.00 ISBN 0-553-10004-1
Francis Parker YockeyI am astonished that men like Francis Parker Yockey actually exist. Yockey is a reminder that truth is always stranger than fiction. The closest literary analogue that I have read is Tim Power's Declare. Of course, that is a secret history, based on the very real
Calling one's political opponent a fascist is still a popular political slur, but the actual occurrence of fascist ideas on the Right remains somewhat unclear. John was undubitably correct to note that the rise of popular parties on the right in Europe has mostly been tied to immigration,