The Hermetic Series 1970-75
and Quebec artist Gilles Foisy, we formed the Divine Order of the Lodge, where theatre, alchemical studies and art making all came together in the spirit of the Symolists and the Salon de la Rose + Croix
in Paris in the late 19th century.
formed a ritual theatre group, the Isle of Avalon Society (1972-1976)
produced Logisticks (1972-1976). Splendor Solis
art supplement edited by Gregg Simpson,
This period reinforced my committment to the European surrealist tradition, which in Breton's Second Manifesto called for the Paris-based Surrealist Group to become more like a secret society.
In 1999 I made
contact with Sarane Alexandrian, the Parisian writer and historian who
was an integral part of the group's activities in the immediate
period. He included the Father C.R.C. Memorial
in the fall, 1999 edition of Supériore Inconnu, a
journal which Alexandrian started with André Breton in 1947 (the
year I was born). The journal is dedicated to the traditions of