The Evans Symposium

The Evans Symposium:
Witchcraft and the Gay Counterculture and Moon Lady Rising
by Arthur Evans

In 1975 Arthur Evans presented a series of lectures based on his research into LGBT history and cultural roots in European societies of the medieval era.  The ground-breaking work was subsequently collected into the 1978 publication of his book Witchcraft and the Gay Counterculture.

Working with Arthur at the end of his life, White Crane Books convinced Evans to gather the remaining materials that had been edited from the original book into a sequel to that book.

Arthur called it Moon Lady Rising.

We have combined this new, previously unpublished material with the original Witchcraft and the Gay Counterculture. The Evans Symposium, for the first time ever, represents the entirety of Arthur Evans material from those lectures.

White Crane Books, once again, reminds us of the important works of our time by renewing the essential writing of our elders.  Arthur Evans’ original work in Witchcraft and the Gay Counterculture is a seminal piece of lost LGBT history; and the added, new material of Moon Lady Rising stakes a further claim to our shared, birthright history.  We will not be erased” 

– Mark Thompson, author, activist, Radical Faerie

“No book was of greater importance than Witchcraft and the Gay Counterculture to the pro-feminist gay men of San Francisco as we forged our identity in the emerging gay liberation movement.”

– Robert Croonquist Youth Arts New York/Hibakusha Stories. a partner organization of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, 2017 Nobel Peace Laureate

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