39: WITCH LIFE: A look at Rosaleen Norton, AKA The Witch of Kings Cross, and the women of Aleister Crowley

Eavesdroppin’ hosts Geordie & Michelle get witchy this week with a look at the life of The Witch of Kings Cross, Rosaleen Norton, and the women of Aleister Crowley.

From the moment Rosaleen Norton was born, she believed she was a witch. In this episode, Michelle looks at her extraordinary life, from her early days living in a tent to her later days living in a stable, and her controversial life and artwork that led to her being dubbed a satan worshipping witch. Listen now to know more!

Geordie then delves into what happened to the women of the sex-magic lovin’ Beast of Hastings, Aleister Crowley. If you were lucky enough to eat a semen cake and become his lady, you were in for a rollercoaster life full of mysticism, mayhem and… sometimes tragedy. Was he The Wickedest Man in the World, or simply an orgy-loving naughty boy – you decide. So pop on your headphones, grab a brown lemonade and join Geordie & Michelle for all this and more, only on Eavesdroppin’ podcast. And remember, wherever you are, whatever you do, just keep Eavesdroppin’!

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Who is Rosaleen Norton?: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-05/rosaleen-norton-witch-of-kings-cross-groundbreaking-bohemian/13121738

More on Rosaleen Norton: https://asenseofplacemagazine.com/rosaleen-norton-the-witch-of-kings-cross/

Rosaleen Norton’s Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosaleen_Norton

Some of Rosaleen’s artwork: https://www.weiserantiquarian.com/pages/books/70076/rosaleen-norton-gavin-greenlees-keith-richmond/the-art-of-rosaleen-norton-with-poems-by-gavin-greenlees

The Witch of Kings Cross documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQSB8AtXqi0

A personal account of Rosaleen Norton: http://www.takver.com/history/rosaleen.htm

Remembering Rosaleen Norton: https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/true-stories/remembering-the-witch-of-kings-cross/news-story/be9fac9d0c87ecf26c63fea6ee58c761

Remembering Rosaleen Norton: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-05/rosaleen-norton-witch-of-kings-cross-groundbreaking-bohemian/13121738

That pic of Rosaleen in a white tie: https://www.nevilldrury.com/nevill-drury-articles-rosaleen-norton-2.htm

Who is Aleister Crowley: https://allthatsinteresting.com/aleister-crowley

Crowley’s Scarlett Woman, Leila Wadding: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leila_Waddell

Another of Crowley’s women, Leah Hirsig: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leah_Hirsig

More on Leah Hirsig and Ninette Fraux Shumway: https://contentlove.livejournal.com/93114.html

Inside the Abbey of Thelema: https://www.thisisyourmagic.com/episode-lxxxiv-sex-drugs-and-the-abbey-inside-aleister-crowleys-occult-utopia and more here: https://www.wondersofsicily.com/cefalu-aleister-crowley-abbey-thelema.htm

Could this be what happened to Hansi Crowley? https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/legendary-occultist-aleister-crowleys-son-4243093

A taste of The Bold And The Beautiful, 90s style! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deO7TizkgQk

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