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Noteworthy Photography

  • Burning Flags Press
    The website of Glen E. Friedman. Renowned for both his work with musicians like Fugazi, Minor Threat, Public Enemy, the Beastie Boys, Slayer (and many, many more) as well as his groundbreaking documentation of the burgeoning skateboard phenomenon in the late `70's, Glen has been privvy to (and has summarily captured on film) some of the coolest stuff ever. He's also an incredibly insightful and nice guy to boot.
  • SoHo Blues - Photography by Allan Tannenbaum
    Allan Tannenbaum is a local photographer who has been everywhere and shot everything, from members of Blondie hanging out at the Mudd Club through the collapsing towers of the World Trade Center on September 11th. You could spend hours on this site, and I have.
  • Robert Otter Photographs
    Amazing vintage photographs of New York City, specifically my own neighborhood, Greenwich Village.
  • oboylephoto
    Just some intensely cool photographs of abandoned places.
  • Rikki Ercoli's Legends of Punk
    Much like Glen E. Friedman (see above), Rikki Ercoli has managed to catch some amazing bands in their manic element.
  • Lost & Found Film
    A fascinating website devoted to undeveloped film found in vintage camers. A curious mixture of interesting and spooky.
  • Pinhole Photography by Veronica Saddler
    NYC landmarks shot through a pinhole lens. Neat-o.
  • Eugene Merinov
    Compelling shots of Punk, Post-Punk and New Wave band performing live in various long-lost venues in a pre-sanitized New York City. Great stuff!
  • Edward Colver

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God I had forgotten The Magickal Childe. Thanks for the memory.

Howard F.

I used to love that place! I was really sad when Herman died...

SB

The last great occult shop of NYC... That place was dripping with energy & vibe. I'd love to know where their oil guys went. How I loved them & that smell and their hands peeling through an old book of recipes. I'll never forget this place & glad to see the photo.

Adam F.

Back in the early '80s when I lived in East Tennessee (noted bastion of occultism... well, there were at least three or four of us), my wife and I went to Britain to visit ancient sites and the British Museum, and we arranged a layover in NYC, in no small part to visit The Magical Childe. We obtained two mediaeval-style Solomonic Magical Swords there (along with a handful of miscellaneous talismans, oils, and incenses) that I don't think we could have found in any other shop on the planet, then or now. The place buzzed with the concentrated quintessence of creativity, dedication, eccentricity, countercultural chutzpah, and, well, magic.

Thanks for sparking the memory.

Margaret Sullivan

Wow. I had really not forgotten, but I admit I haven't been in the loop for a long time. This is a heartbreak. I didn't know. I've been in a very bad place for quite a time now, so if any one remembers me, I would love it if you would be in touch.

Many thanks,
Marge

joliett ebay

We went here: magickalchilde.com

joliett ebay

Oh, and we sell Herman Slater's most famous spellbooks that he used exclusively making spells and concoctions in the infamous rear of the store.

MAGICKAL FORMULARY SPELLBOOK I & II.

Love that great picture of the store! Brings back memories to me too.

Howie Pyro

i spent so much "scary" time as a young teen creeping into the Magickal Childe, leaving some friends at the door...looking at all the Aleister Crowley books, etc...sometimes even hearing "satanic" services (in our monster movie fantasies)run by the "devil looking guy" that ran the place, from behind that curtain in the back!!!
:)

Alex in NYC

THE Howie Pyro?

maureen h

it looks so different. i've told my children about this place. where are you anthony?

Dawoud Kringle

What memories! Attending the Gnostic Mass in the back room, just being around that unqiue energy!

I met Grady McMurtry there. A bunch of us sat spellbound while he told us of his personal adventures studying under Aleister Crowley.

There's been nothing like it before ir since.

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