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Specimens in Resin, Specimens in Cases

Alan Bleakley, 4 March 1982

... As he was setting the insect in resin He thought he could hear the singular buzz of its flight, As if the creature had turned up the volume at its death On a million entrapped wingbeats, clipped By the resin cooling clear as glass. The hum of the wingbeats grew stronger. He eyed the specimen closely, while Sound poured from the cold round of resin Into the cases of chloroformed moths That lined his study, each with its Eye-patterned wings stretched and its thorax pinned ...

My Stars

Graham Hough, 21 March 1985

The Magical Arts 
by Richard Cavendish.
Arkana, 375 pp., £4.95, October 1984, 1 85063 004 6
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Astrology and the Third Reich: A Historical Study of Astrological Beliefs in Western Europe since 1700 and in Hitler’s Germany 1933-45 
by Ellic Howe.
Aquarian, 253 pp., £5.95, October 1984, 0 85030 397 4
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The Astrology of Fate 
by Liz Greene.
Allen and Unwin, 370 pp., £9.95, September 1984, 0 04 133012 9
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Dreams, Illusion and Other Realities 
by Wendy Doniger O’Flaherty.
Chicago, 361 pp., £21.25, June 1984, 0 226 61854 4
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Fruits of the Moon Tree: The Medicine Wheel and Transpersonal Psychology 
by Alan Bleakley.
Gateway Books, 311 pp., £9.95, October 1984, 0 946551 08 1
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... your seatbelts) Hyemeyohsts Storm, who has rediscovered paleolithic metaphysics. But Alan Bleakley’s hospitality is boundless: it includes voices from prehistoric sites, the whole of Greek, Norse and Celtic mythology, Pythagoras, the Druids, Taoism, the Tarot, the doctrines of Freud, Jung and the neo-Jungians, Reich and his orgone ...

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