By Jill James
Recovering from overall reminiscence loss, brought on by the actual and emotional outcomes of being the youth sufferer of a psychopath, James reveals that her devastating trip out of a life of forgetfulness, takes her again in the back of the locked doorways and dirty satin blackout curtains of occultist Rosaleen Norton’s notorious Brougham road place of abode. in the course of that early post-war interval in Australia, a convalescing society teetered because the public struggled to discover a go back to a couple type of normalcy; the ethical majority had no time for a Sydney trance artist, a lady who professed to be the Witch of the pass, and whose work mirrored a brain packed with obscenity. The police, pressured to take an curiosity within the someday highway artist, frequently raided her flat, hauling her earlier than the courtroom on trumped up fees of vagrancy, thoroughly lacking the evil practiced via a girl who James graphically describes as a paedophile. Norton professed to monitor witchcraft, which in itself was once unlawful in the course of that turbulent time, and to worship Pan, yet she consistently disavowed that she carried out Black Mass.
James’ memoir places misinform that denial exposing Norton’s infamous practices of sexual abuse, as she captures the essence of a early life trauma of such importance that it ended in fifty years of amnesia.
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Memoir of a Murder by Jill James