The English Heretic Collection
Ritual Histories, Magickal Geography
By Andy Sharp - From Repeater Books, October 13th 2020
The English Heretic Collection is a visionary field report based on fifteen years of deep-vein travel to England's strangest landscapes – with a host of tragic players.
Actors, witches and psychopaths maraud across a nightmare terrain of ominous stones and abandoned military bases, transforming creative research into a surreal documentary. Horror B-movies haunt the East Anglian countryside. Winston Churchill is inaugurated into the Ancient Order of the Druids. The suburbs of West London are home to psychedelic covens. From the red clays of rural horror to the outer regions of occultism, from the forensic vision of J.G. Ballard to the cauldron of The White Goddess, if history is revealed as a paranoid ritual, how do we escape its time traps to wild, new and imaginative geographies?
Part countercultural history of England, part ghost story, and part magickal psychogeography, The English Heretic Collection is a darkly comical, urgently lyrical, mental escape hatch from the hells of our own making.
Comprising 14 magazine type sections within the book, imagine living the gaudy occult reality of Man, Myth and Magic. Somewhere in that fetid, yellow smell awaits your favourite nightmare of culture...