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Christopher Josiffe

Folklorist & Fortean

Christopher Josiffe is an author, librarian and Fortean Times news editor. His interests include prehistoric archaeology, British and European folklore and myth, mystical Christianity and Kabbalah, Freemasonry, conspiracy culture, the Western esoteric tradition, African diasporic religions, fine wines and cheeses, crows and squirrels, and obscure soul, reggae and ska recordings.

He has published on a variety of subjects including Marie de Miramar (Aleister Crowley’s unfortunate second wife), Britain’s pre-Windrush Black magician Rollo Ahmed, and the interplay between Kenneth Grant and Arthur Machen.

His book “Gef! the Strange Tale of an Extra-Special Talking Mongoose” was awarded the 2017 Katharine Briggs Folklore Society Book of the Year. He is currently working on a biography of Dr Eric Dingwall, the paranormal researcher, anthropologist, bibliophile, sexologist, and spy.

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