The Book of Pleasure (self love) The Psychology of Ecstasy

Spare, Austin

Editorial: Morton Press, 1975
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Título: The Book of Pleasure (self love) The ...

Editorial: Morton Press

Año de publicación: 1975

Encuadernación: Paperback

Condición del libro: Used: Good


Paperback in average to good condition, internally clean but cover a bit stained with small amount of scuffing, can provide photo. Undated edition limited to 100 numbered copies, this copy beomg mumber 49. Morton Press. The Book of Pleasure (Self-Love) is seen by many as the core of Austin Spare?s magical philosophy and his most important and influential work. It covers his work with sigils as a means of controlling the subconscious mind, the creation of a personal magical alphabet and the practice of the Death Posture. This edition is a facsimile (in a reduced format) of the original 1913 edition and is an affordable way of owning one of Spare?s most famed works. About the Author Austin Osman Spare (December 30, 1886 - May 15, 1956) was an English artist and magician. He was the son of a London policeman. As a child, he showed an affinity for art, and he briefly attended an art school. At the age of 13, he left school to become an apprentice to a stained glass maker. During his teen years, his fascination for the occult grew apace, heavily influencing the work he produced. In May 1904 one of his drawings was exhibited at the annual Royal Academy exhibition in London, generating a storm of publicity for the young artist. In October 1907 Spare exhibited his drawings at the Bruton gallery in London. His work resembled that of Aubrey Beardsley, but was full of grotesque, sexualized human figures and magical symbols. These elements appealed to avant-garde London intellectuals, and brought him to the attention of Aleister Crowley. Spare became a Probationer of Crowley's order Argenteum Astrum ("Of the Silver Star") in July 1909, but was not initaiated as a member, although he contributed four small drawings to Crowley's publication The Equinox. Crowley later characterized Spare as a "Black Brother", meaning that he did not approve of the goals of Spare's magical philosophy. In 1917, during World War I, Spare was conscripted into the British army, serving as a medical orderly of the Royal Army Medical Corp in London hospitals. He did not see active service, and was commissioned as an official War Artist in 1919. He visited the battlefields of France to record the work of the R.A.M.C. Spare's artistic and magical publications include Earth Inferno, The Book of Pleasure, The Focus of Life, manuscripts of 'Logomachy of Zos' and 'Zoetic Grimoire of Zos' which remained uncompleted at his death on May 15, 1956. His iconoclasm and aversion to moralism as well as his sigilization was influential on the Western esoteric tradition that later came to be known as chaos magic. Pleae note publishing date may be inaccurate. One company we list with demands a publishing date. N° de ref. de la librería 8832

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