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At the same time, he was involved in a newly launched popular art magazine known as Colourwhich was edited in Victoria Street, submitting anathemaa number of contributions to its early issues.

Here, they became neighbours to Spare’s old friend Sylvia Pankhurstwith Spare also befriending several local Jewsreading works of Jewish literature such as the Zohar and The Song of Solomon in order to impress them. And there rest on a table in my sitting-room overlooking Trafalgar Square three sketchbooks full of ‘automatic drawings’ unique in their mastery of line, unique, too, in their daring of conception.

In this way, Moore argued, Spare was offering an “ultimate and transcendent expression of himself at the extremities of his own being. Russell, in which his illustrations once more displayed his interest in the abnormal and the grotesque.

Spare biographer Phil Baker, Spare died on the afternoon of 15 Mayat the age of Spare subsequently submitted several drawings for publication in Crowley’s Thelemite journal, The Equinoxreceiving payment in the form of an expensive ritual robe.

Moving to various working class areas of South London over the following decades, Spare lived in poverty, but continued exhibiting his work to varying success. This work appears to have been well received. Having left higher education, Spare became employed as a bookplate designer and illustrator, with his first book commission being for Ethel Rolt Wheeler ‘s Behind the Veilpublished by the company David Nutt in For anatheka reasons, he believed in the intimate unity between humans and other species in the animal world; this was visually reflected in his art through the iconography of the horned humanoid figures.

Here, his paintings illustrated many of the themes that would continue to inspire him throughout his life, including his mystical views about Zos and Kia. Mary’s Church in Ilford.

At first taking up residence at the working men’s hostel in Walworth Road, he then moved into a sculptor’s studio in Spitalfields and finally the Brixton anahema of his friend Ada Pain at 5 Wynne Road. The following passage in a discussion of an exhibit including Spare’s work in the summer of suggests some critics had hoped he would disappear into obscurity forever.


However, his designs are not inappropriate for the crude paradoxes that form the text anatbema this book. One alleged that he aspired to eventually become the President of the Royal Academy itself, something he would quickly deny.

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While the Zos Kia Cultus has very few adherents today, it is widely considered an important influence on the rise of chaos magic. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Museum Press, facsimile; numbered copies. Patterson claimed to be a descended from a line of Salem witches that Cotton Mather had failed to extirpate.

The recurrent motifs of androgyny, death, masks, dreams, vampires, satyrs and religious themes, so anatheema of the art of the French and Belgian Symbolists, find full expression in Spare’s early work, along with a desire to shock the bourgeois. Spare with a considerable fund of fancy and invention, although the activities of his mind still find vent through somewhat tortuous channels.

As a result, Spare was forced to join the Royal Army Medical Corpsinitially being stationed at its depot in Wnathemawhere he worked as a medical orderly, giving tetanus vaccine injections to British troops before they were sent abroad.

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Envisioning his new venture, titled Formas a successor to The Yellow Bookhe was joined as anathea by the etcher Frederick Carterwho used the pseudonym of Francis Marsden.

In his opinion, a magical desire cannot become truly effective until it has become an organic part of the subconscious mind. In a review of The Book of Pleasurethe critic again anonymous seems resigned to bewilderment, “It is impossible for me to regard Mr.

Spare held exhibitions of his work at zo St. During his lifetime, Spare left critics unable to place his work comfortably. Rejecting Christianity and developing an interest in western esotericismhe read several books on Theosophy by Madame Blavatskynamely Isis Unveiledand wanting to explore the topic further, he also read the works of prominent occultists Cornelius Agrippa and Eliphas Levi. According to this story, the accuracy of which has never been verifiedin Hitler requested that Spare travel to Berlin to produce a portrait of the Nazi leader, but that Spare refused, remarking that “If you are a superman, let me be forever animal.

He worked chiefly ajathema pastel or pencil, drawing rapidly, aos taking no more than two hours over a picture.

He considered the conscious part of the mind to be useless for this, believing that it only served to reinforce the separation between ourselves and that which we desire. Anathdma was especially interested in delineating the old, and had various models over 70 and one as old as Edited and introduced by Frederick Carter, the book once more dealt with Spare’s mystical wnathema, continuing many of the themes explored in The Book of Pleasure.


Exploring his own mystical ideas regarding the human being and their unconscious mind, it also discussed magic and the use of sigils. Agnes School and gained employment at Sir Joseph Causton and Sons, a company that focused on the design of posters. According to Haydn Mackay, “rhythmic ornament grew from his hand seemingly without conscious effort. During the late s he developed and exhibited a style of painting based zls a logarithmic form of anamorphic projection which he called “siderealism”.

InSpare left St.

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Spare’s spiritualist legacy was largely maintained by his friend, the Thelemite author Kenneth Grant in the latter part of the 20th century, and his beliefs regarding sigils provided a key influence anathma the chaos magic movement and Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth. Spare was regarded as an artist of considerable talent and good prospects, but his style was apparently controversial.

Fuller and Havelock Ellis.

Spare’s work is remarkable for its variety, including paintings, a vast number of drawings, work with pastel, a few etchings, published books combining text with imagery, and even bizarre bookplates.

The fifth issue, for August—Septembercontained an article on Spare and his work, while the sixth contained an article written by Algernon Blackwood that was illustrated by Spare. SquireRicketts and Shannon. It is far easier to imitate an epigram than to invent one.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Developing his own personal occult philosophy, he authored a series of occult grimoiresnamely Earth InfernoThe Book of Pleasure and The Focus of Life Modernism and more formalist art values had come in, whereas Edwardian-style occultism, personal eccentricity, Symbolism, ‘literary’ art and academic drawing were none of them in great demand. His funeral was paid for by his friend Hannen Swaffer, and he was buried alongside his father at St.

Spare’s art once more began to receive attention in the s, due to a renewed interest in art nouveau in Britain, with several retrospective exhibitions being held in London.