OCCULT is defined as "not revealed; not easily apprehended or understood; hidden from view."
In this issue of Acid Free, we pull back the veil between our world and the unknown, and invite you to explore "photographs in which tables and dolls levitate, ectoplasm erupts from the mouths of mediums, and ghosts hover;" books bound in human skin (or found not to be); and the ways an Aquarian bookshop or an Arkestra teleport communities to higher realms through word and sound.
More importantly, as archivists, we want to ask how and why certain histories are shrouded or obscured, and explore how alternative modes of existing and thinking within modern society might inform our archival practice and everyday lives.
We hope you enjoy this issue, and we’d love to hear from you! Drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.