Dr. Robert Felkin: Magician on the Borderland


Anyone interested in occultism in New Zealand, the Golden Dawn in the antipodes, or the Whare Ra Temple of the GD in particular, will want to check out Georgina White’s booklet Dr. Robert Felkin: Magician on the Borderland (MTG Hawkes Bay, 2014).  At 70 pages, it provides a concise but well-researched biography of Felkin and his exploits. The only other book I can think of offhand that also falls into this niche of occult geograpy is Robert S. Ellwood’s Islands of the Dawn: The Story of Alternative Spirituality in New Zealand (University of Hawaii Press, 1993).

Richard Kaczynski

Richard Kaczynski is the author of the biography Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley (2002; rev exp ed 2010), the history Forgotten Templars: The Untold Origins of Ordo Templi Orientis (2012), the novel The Billionth Monkey (2015), Panic in Detroit: The Magician and the Motor City (2019), along with a bunch of other books, articles, and chapters that you can read about at his website, www.richard-kaczynski.com.

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