‘Lunar Moths’ Wormwoodiana Review

Godfrey Brangham reviews Nina Antonia’s ‘Lunar Moths’ for Wormwoodiana.

Read here: http://wormwoodiana.blogspot.com/2022/06/guest-post-godfrey-brangham-reviews.html?m=1

For availability/purchase, please email Nina https://ninaantoniaauthor.com/contact/  or contact the publisher at theblacklightenginedriver@hotmail.co.uk

Lunar Moths

‘Lunar Moths’ is a collection of verses dedicated to the ephemeral nature of life’s fly by nights. In folklore, little white moths represented the souls of unbaptized children, unable to settle any place for long they flutter haplessly through night’s tributaries. The theme of the Lost Soul, those who drift on the midnight tide, briefly glittering and often seductive is of little real value. Modern life is rather too robust for their slender if memorable gifts, from Jean Seberg to Denny Fouts, to Johnny Thunders, they are ghosts in daylight, rubbing shoulders with Chatterton reborn at sunset in Euston Station. All creative people have refrains they return to, ‘Lunar Moths’ is a collection of Nina’s poems. Lunar Moths is £6 plus shipping and handling. For availability/purchase, please email Nina through her website https://ninaantoniaauthor.com/contact/  or contact the publisher at theblacklightenginedriver@hotmail.co.uk

Book Review by John Hopper for Incurable

BOOK REVIEW: “A lovely review of ‘Incurable’ by Strange Attractor Press which will be back in print & available via Kindle shortly. Announcements will be made. Thank you, John Hopper.” – Nina

READ IT HERE

Rendering Unconscious with Dr. Vanessa Sinclair and Nina Antonia

Nina Antonia is here to discuss her new book Dancing with Salomé: Courting the Uncanny with Oscar Wilde & Friends. Dancing with Salomé unmasks the occult aspects of Oscar Wilde’s celebrated tome The Picture of Dorian Gray, whilst exploring how the unseen manifested not just in the famous author’s life but in that of his love interest, Lord Alfred Douglas. Through a series of interlinking essays, Nina Antonia takes us to meet the Decadent demi-monde of the 1890’s with whom Wilde and Douglas mingled. Whilst eroticism and mysticism were key themes of the Decadents, there was also a surge of interest in ritual magic, enabled by the flowering of the “Golden Dawn.” Wilde’s wife, Constance, was a member, as was W.B. Yeats, alongside Aleister Crowley. All would play a part, directly or indirectly, in the drama of Oscar Wilde’s enchanted & accursed life. store.trapart.net/details/00178

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Join us April 24th at Morbid Anatomy online via zoom 2PM NYC / 7PM UK: www.morbidanatomy.org/events-tickets…bert-podgurski

Visit psychartcult.org and www.morbidanatomy.org/events for more info.

Also coming up in the Psychoanalysis, Art & the Occult series:

March 27th: www.morbidanatomy.org/events-tickets…a-live-on-zoom

May 22nd: www.morbidanatomy.org/events-tickets…-clint-burnham

Rendering Unconscious Podcast is hosted by psychoanalyst Dr. Vanessa Sinclair: www.drvanessasinclair.net

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Visit the main website for more information and links to everything: www.renderingunconscious.org

Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Politics & Poetry (Trapart 2019): store.trapart.net/details/00000

The song at the end of the episode is “Everyone that I’ve ever dreamed of being” by Carl Abrahamsson and Vanessa Sinclair from the album “Switching” available digitally on Bandcamp: vanessasinclaircarlabrahamsson.bandcamp.com/alb…ing 
And as part of a CD boxset: store.trapart.net/details/00111

Many thanks to Carl Abrahamsson, who created the intro and outro music for Rendering Unconscious podcast. www.carlabrahamsson.com

Image: cover of Dancing with Salomé: Courting the Uncanny with Oscar Wilde & Friends: store.trapart.net/details/00178

Zoom Lecture with Nina Antonia

Uncanny Aspects of Oscar Wilde: “Dancing With Salome: Decadence & the Supernatural” by Nina Antonia and “Activating Wilde’s World View” by Robert Podgurski. LECTURE ON ZOOM. 

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Date: Sunday, April 24
Time: 2 pm EST

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PLEASE NOTE: This lecture will be recorded and available for free for our Patreon members at $5/above. 

Finders/Keepers (Episode 13): Author Nina Antonia on Glam, Punk, and 19th c. Decadence

A recent conversation between Nina and Creative Historian Brian Chidester. With a background in journalism and documentary filmmaking, Brian has written for publications including  ‘L.A Weekly’ & ‘The Village Voice.’ He has also curated such exhibitions as ‘Beyond the Pleasuredome: The Occult Works of Burt Shonberg.’ This was great news for Nina who has long appreciated Shonberg’s work, especially the paintings of the haunted Usher family featured in Roger Corman’s cinematic retelling of ‘The Fall of the House of Usher.’ Brian’s main interest is in collating the experiences of those artists and authors who exist outside of the mainstream yet are still influential

Watch above or directly on YouTube.

Dancing with Salomé at The Atlantis Bookshop

***With signed bookplate by Nina Antonia***
£14.50 plus £2.50 P&P UK Only

Through a series of interlinking essays, Nina Antonia takes us to meet the Decadent demi-monde of the 1890’s with whom Wilde and Douglas mingled. Whilst eroticism and mysticism were key themes of the Decadents, there was also a surge of interest in ritual magic, enabled by the flowering of the “Golden Dawn” – the most significant esoteric order in England’s history. Wilde’s wife, Constance, was a member, as was W.B. Yeats, alongside Aleister Crowley and Arthur Machen. All would play a part, directly or indirectly, in the drama of Oscar Wilde’s enchanted & accursed life.
Dancing with Salomé unmasks the occult aspects of Oscar Wilde’s celebrated tome The Picture of Dorian Gray, whilst exploring how the unseen manifested not just in the famous author’s life but in that of his love interest, Lord Alfred Douglas. The gilded backdrop to their ill-fated liaison was the Decadent movement, a literary and artistic feast of the divine and debauched which redefined the lines of male beauty. Curiously, Aubrey Beardsley, the most renowned illustrator of the Decadents, refused to keep any of Oscar Wilde’s books in his home, as he believed, like many of his friends, that the playwright was accursed. Beardsley’s theory is not as far-fetched as it seems if one takes into account the doomed lineages from which both Oscar and Lord Alfred Douglas were descended.