Ida Craddock: Sexual Outlaw and Erotic Mystic, with Vere Chappell

Ida Craddock: Sexual Outlaw and Erotic Mystic, with Vere ChappellIda Craddock was a late nineteenth century advocate for women’s rights who helped hundreds with her sex counseling and marriage manuals. She was also an avid occultist who reported having sexual intercourse with angelic beings. Her work was highly praised by Aleister Crowley, but condemned by moral purists of the time. Although suffering exile, commitment to an insane asylum, and hard labor in prison, Ida’s courage and refusal to compromise her beliefs would lead to her ultimate triumph, even in death. Come learn about this fascinating woman and her writings on sex magick, mysticism, belly dancing, and intercourse with angels.

Vere Chappell is a writer, photographer, and researcher specializing in sexuality and spirituality. He travels extensively, studying and documenting sacred sexuality in art, history, and culture around the world. He has been a practitioner of ceremonial magick for 25 years, and is currently an international officer of Ordo Templi Orientis. He is the author of Sexual Outlaw, Erotic Mystic: The Essential Ida Craddock (Red Wheel/Weiser, 2010) and editor of Lunar and Sex Worship (Teitan Press, 2010). He lives in Southern California with his wife and priestess, Lita-Luise Chappell.

Copies of Sexual Outlaw, Erotic Mystic: The Essential Ida Craddock and Lunar and Sex Worship will be available for purchase and signing by Vere Chappell.

 

Saturday, May 28th, 7:30pm

Members: $10 in advance:

All others: $20 in advance:

Knights Templar, O.T.O.
175 Essex Street
2nd floor, suite 1
Salem, MA 01970

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