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Some of Spare’s techniques, particularly the use of sigils and the creation of an “alphabet of desire” were adopted, adapted and popularized by Peter J. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Mark rated it it was amazing Nov 09, Daniel rated it it was amazing Jun 21, Marek ChoronZone rated it it was amazing Feb 07, The Book of Satyrs is a collection of Spare’s black and white art. Emmorxes rated it really liked it Dec 10, Brian Mccall rated it it was amazing Sep 30, Books by Austin Osman Spare.

In ‘The Dark Monarch’ Tate St Ives,The Qliphoth, for exampleportrays a kaleidoscopic fog of faces, shells and remnants of dead souls, but the colours are wild, inspiring, fresh as pebbles on the beach, like brilliant incarnations rather than burnt-out cases.


The ribaldry and coarse revelry of the slums is due to the influence of these beings of the Borderland, [Spare] believes. James rated it it was ok Dec 24, Austin Osman Spare was an artist, philosopher and occult magician.

Mila rated it really liked it Nov 03, And he did not think of the satyrs and spirits he drew as fantasies but as oc of those he encountered in his daily life. Return to Book Page.

A Book Of Satyrs

Persistent inner-journeying and obsessing on minutiae fired his drawing and painting. Of course, more than a little of the artist is hidden there.

His artistic work is characterized by skilled draughtsmanship exhibiting a complete mastery of the use of the line[1], and often employs monstrous or fantastic ma Austin Osman Spare was an English artist who developed idiosyncratic magical techniques including automatic writing, automatic drawing and sigilization based on his theories of the relationship between the conscious and unconscious self.

In the past, those who believed magic worked tried to achieve a desire by concentrating on whatever it was, aligning it with a colour, texture, date, deity and other correspondences that would be co-ordinated in a ritual.


Andy rated it it was amazing Jul 06, Within such a self-fuelling, insular environment, any bolt from the blue — a visit from an attractive person or generous cheque from a patron — arrived on the scene like a dramatic fulfilment of desire.

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Charlie rated it it was amazing Apr 10, If you immerse yourself as powerfully as Spare did, the great without will inevitably warp to the shape of your perception. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Their stares seem to exclude everything save for a secret focus or want. James rated it liked it Nov 05, Want to Read saving….

Punchcardliquidsystems rated it really liked it Dec 19, Nate rated it it was ok Dec 15, Whether whoring, taking drugs or plunging into orgies, it was all in the interest of attaining magical mastery. Dolorosa rated it really liked it May 18,