Isabelle de Steiger (1836-1927) was an English painter, theosophist, occultist, writer, and translator/editor. She became a member of several esoteric societies in London (including Golden Dawn), and was a close friend and co-worker of Anna Kingsford. She was also Mary Anne Atwood's friend and reprinted her book after her death. She illustrated the occult magazine edited by A.E. Waite, "The Unknown World". She translated Karl von Eckartshausen's "Cloud upon the Sanctuary".
Maria de Naglowska (1883-1936) was a Russian occultist, mystic, and founder of the Brotherhood of the Golden Arrow, whose conferences in Paris in the 1930s were attended by many now-famous individuals, such as Julius Evola, Man Ray, and André Breton. She is also known for her translation of P. B. Randolph’s Magia Sexualis, the classic occult text that has survived only through her translation.
In 1900 Cave Library at Dunhuang was discovered after over 1,000 years of being hidden revealing tens of thousands of manuscripts, the world's earliest dated printed book and hundreds of fine paintings on silk, this is the world's earliest and largest paper archive and a treasure trove of medieval art.
Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley, was a British occultist, writer, mountaineer, philosopher, and mystic. He was an influential member in several occult organizations, including the Golden Dawn, the A.A., and Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.), and is best known today for his occult writings, especially The Book of the Law, the central sacred text of Thelema. He gained much notoriety during his lifetime, and was infamously dubbed "The Wickedest Man In the World."