The Art of the Occult

The Art of the Occult

The art of the occult has always existed in the margins but inspired the masses, and this book will spark curiosity in all fans of magic, mysticism and the mysterious.

Author: S. Elizabeth

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN: 9780711254169

Category: Art

Page: 240

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A visual feast of eclectic artwork informed and inspired by spiritual beliefs, magical techniques, mythology and otherworldly experiences. Mystical beliefs and practices have existed for millennia, but why do we still chase the esoteric? From the beginning of human creativity itself, image-makers have been drawn to these unknown spheres and have created curious artworks that transcend time and place – but what is it that attracts artists to these magical realms? From theosophy and kabbalah, to the zodiac and alchemy; spiritualism and ceremonial magic, to the elements and sacred geometry – The Art of the Occult introduces major occult themes and showcases the artists who have been influenced and led by them. Discover the symbolic and mythical images of the Pre-Raphaelites; the automatic drawing of Hilma af Klint and Madge Gill; Leonora Carrington's surrealist interpretation of myth, alchemy and kabbalah; and much more. Featuring prominent, marginalised and little-known artists, The Art of the Occult crosses mystical spheres in a bid to inspire and delight. Divided into thematic chapters (The Cosmos, Higher Beings, Practitioners), the book acts as an entertaining introduction to the art of mysticism – with essays examining each practice and over 175 artworks to discover. The art of the occult has always existed in the margins but inspired the masses, and this book will spark curiosity in all fans of magic, mysticism and the mysterious.
Categories: Art

The Occult in Art

The Occult in Art

Author: Owen S. Rachleff

Publisher: Art Books International Limited

ISBN: MINN:31951D00783312W

Category: Fantasy in art

Page: 241

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Categories: Fantasy in art

The Occult Art of War

The Occult Art of War

This book not only lays out specific methods of strategy, but also provides a code of ethics and mental attitude for responsible application of the strategies. At its core this book is a manual for spiritual conflict and occult warfare.

Author: Seth

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595282883

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 76

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In this world of mystery and the unknown, the lives and energies of multiple occult groups and individuals inevitably intertwine. The various goals, beliefs, and agendas of these groups and individuals at times come into such tremendous conflict that a war begins. It is in this world of shadows and secrecy that the occult history of the world has unfolded for untold generations. The Occult Art of War is a derivative work based upon the teachings of Sun Tzu in his ancient strategy manual,The Art of War. This text applies Sun Tzu's teachings to the conflicts that arise in the paths of those living in conjunction with the supernatural. This book not only lays out specific methods of strategy, but also provides a code of ethics and mental attitude for responsible application of the strategies. At its core this book is a manual for spiritual conflict and occult warfare.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Art of Occultism

The Art of Occultism

This book brings this ancient secret tradition back to life using a contemporary yet powerful method. This is a book centered on occult practices.

Author: Gabriyell Sarom

Publisher:

ISBN: 1792786085

Category:

Page: 144

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The Step-by-step practical guide to Occultism and Inner Exploration A colossal fence has been raised separating our current society from the flow of life and magic that permeates the whole of Creation. Humanity is gradually succeeding in its self-destruction, asphyxiating itself through the suppression of what is beyond the mere five physical senses. The art of Occultism has been forgotten. In fact, Occultism has been despised, ridiculed and denigrated into a mere fantasy, make-believe or magical thinking. This book brings this ancient secret tradition back to life using a contemporary yet powerful method. This is a book centered on occult practices. Here the reader will find detailed occult practices that will assist him in exploring the subtle inner nonphysical realms, culminating in the unveiling of the highest mystery of Occultism. The occult practices are divided into primary and secondary phases which include, but are not limited to: Concentration & Control of Awareness The Power of Imagination & Intention Creating an Occult Laboratorium Steady Inner & Outer Gaze Burning the Shadow of Fear Infusing Vital Energy & Chakras Deep Trance States Discovering the Inner Temple Inner Body Travel Divine Infusion Discovery and communion with the Higher Self Beyond the Form of Divinity Interaction with Nonphysical Beings Evocations High Occultism We sincerely hope the reader enjoys this work and that it may serve as the catalyst for the discovery of the Occult.
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The Occult in Art

The Occult in Art

Author: Fred Gettings

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015042467970

Category: Occult in art

Page: 176

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Categories: Occult in art

Art and the Occult

Art and the Occult

Author: Paul Waldo Schwartz

Publisher: George Braziller

ISBN: 0807607851

Category: Art

Page: 168

View: 735

Categories: Art

The Occult Arts of Music

The Occult Arts of Music

Occult traditions have inspired musical ingenuity for centuries.

Author: David Huckvale

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476602059

Category: Music

Page: 224

View: 178

Occult traditions have inspired musical ingenuity for centuries. From the Pythagorean concept of a music of the spheres to the occult subculture of 20th-century pop and rock, music has often attempted to express mystical states of mind, cosmic harmony, the demonic and the divine—nowhere more so, perhaps, than in the music for films such as The Mephisto Waltz, The Devil Rides Out, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Omen and The Exorcist. This survey explores how such film music works and uncovers its origins in Pythagorean and Platonic ideas about the divine order of the universe and its essentially numerical/musical nature. Chapters trace the influence of esoteric Freemasonry on Mozart and Beethoven, the birth of “demonic” music in the 19th century with composers such as Weber, Berlioz and Liszt, Wagner’s racial mysticism, Schoenberg’s numerical superstition, the impact of synesthesia on art music and film, the effect of theosophical ideas on composers such as Scriabin and Holst, supernatural opera and ballet, fairy music and, finally, popular music in the 1960s and ’70s.
Categories: Music

Art and Symbols of the Occult

Art and Symbols of the Occult

Presents 150 examples of symbols and images from alchemy, astrology and other occult traditions.

Author: James Wasserman

Publisher: Inner Traditions

ISBN: 0892814152

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

View: 865

Presents 150 examples of symbols and images from alchemy, astrology and other occult traditions.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Message

The Message

The Message demonstrates this fascinating history with paranormal-influenced paintings, drawings and thought photographs, a term for the phenomenon of imprinting an image from one's mind directly onto a photographic medium--something we've ...

Author: André Breton

Publisher: Walther Konig

ISBN: UCSD:31822037126026

Category: Art

Page: 192

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Occult practices, séances and magic have traditionally been met with suspicion in the world of high culture, but they are currently getting a fresh look. Turns out, they have long had a quiet influence on art--at least since the mid-1800s. The Message demonstrates this fascinating history with paranormal-influenced paintings, drawings and thought photographs, a term for the phenomenon of imprinting an image from one's mind directly onto a photographic medium--something we've all at least wished we could do... By the early eighteenth century, the occult had found a home in the arts with the advent of Surrealism--in 1933, André Breton discussed these inexplicable phenomena in his text, The Automatic Message. This publication borrows its name from Breton's text; and features early-twentieth-century photographs of séances from the archive of parapsychologist Albert von Schrenck-Notzing, which vividly illustrate Breton's ideas.
Categories: Art

Tao Magic

Tao Magic

Author: Ireneus László Legeza

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: MINN:31951001193276O

Category: Calligraphy, Chinese

Page: 125

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Categories: Calligraphy, Chinese

Luigi Russolo Futurist

Luigi Russolo  Futurist

This book alters our conception of Russolo, Futurism, and the early artistic avant-garde.”—Christoph Cox, Hampshire College “This book is timely, and merits the attention of a wider audience.

Author: Luciano Chessa

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520270633

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

View: 879

"An Ahmanson Foundation book in the humanites"--P. [4] of cover.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Art of Magic

The Art of Magic

Author: Alexandra Denman

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1064690746

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The Occult in Modernist Art Literature and Cinema

The Occult in Modernist Art  Literature  and Cinema

Many modernist and avant-garde artists and authors were fascinated by the occult movements of their day. This volume explores how Occultism came to shape modernist art, literature, and film.

Author: Tessel M. Bauduin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319764993

Category: Religion

Page: 275

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Many modernist and avant-garde artists and authors were fascinated by the occult movements of their day. This volume explores how Occultism came to shape modernist art, literature, and film. Individual chapters examine the presence and role of Occultism in the work of such modernist luminaries as Rainer Maria Rilke, August Strindberg, W.B. Yeats, Joséphin Péladan and the artist Jan Švankmaier, as well as in avant-garde film, post-war Greek Surrealism, and Scandinavian Retrogardism. Combining the theoretical and methodological foundations of the field of Esotericism Studies with those of Literary Studies, Art History, and Cinema Studies, this volume provides in-depth and nuanced perspectives upon the relationship between Occultism and Modernism in the Western arts from the nineteenth century to the present day.
Categories: Religion

Surrealism and the Occult

Surrealism and the Occult

This fascinating book concerns itself with magical subculture and the central role it played in the development of a great art movement.

Author: Nadia Choucha

Publisher: Mandrake of Oxford

ISBN: UOM:39015022270741

Category: Art

Page: 139

View: 685

Many people associate Surrealism with politics but it was also permeated by occult ideas, a fact often overlooked by art historians. This fascinating book concerns itself with magical subculture and the central role it played in the development of a great art movement. It also shows how many surrealists and their predecessors were steeped in magical ideas: Kandinsky, with his involvement in Theosophy; the sorcery of Salvador Dali; the alchemy of Pablo Picasso, and; the Shamanism of Max Ernst and Leonora Carrington.
Categories: Art