The Memoirs of Elizabeth Frankenstein

Author(s): Theodore Roszak

Fiction

In her memoirs, Elizabeth emerges as a spirited woman far ahead of her times. Rescued as a child from the Gipsies by the brilliant Lady Caroline Frankenstein, she is raised as young Victor's adopted sister. Under Lady Caroline's guidance, Elizabeth is initiated into a circle of "cunning women" - outsiders would call them witches - who are the guardians of long-forgotten pagan ceremonies and healing arts. She and Victor are schooled in ancient teachings that have been transmitted through female adepts who understand the mysteries of nature. The goal is to unite the two in the "chemical marriage, " a step toward the union of all opposites that will restore the Earth to balance. The two youths pursue their education through the shadowy realms of alchemical lore and tantric sexual rites until a moment of weakness disrupts the quest.

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General Fields

  • : 9780679437321
  • : Random House Publishing Group
  • : Random House
  • : 0.796508
  • : April 1995
  • : ---length:- '24'width:- '17'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Theodore Roszak
  • : Hardback
  • : 813/.54
  • : xviii, 425