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The Art of the Occult Volume 1: A Visual Sourcebook for the Modern Mystic - Art in the Margins (Hardback)
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The Art of the Occult Volume 1: A Visual Sourcebook for the Modern Mystic - Art in the Margins (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages
Published: 13/10/2020
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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.

Publisher: Quarto Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780711248830
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 224 x 171 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"This exhibition-in-a-book brings together a cornucopia of images from the Western occult tradition in a manner that inspires curiosity and thought." - MythLore

“No matter what the particular belief or sect, imagery has always played a vital role in the occult. Featuring a wide range of artists from the unknown to the famous and divided into thematic chapters, The Art of the Occult is a visual journey through the artistic interpretations of the mystical.” - The Lineup

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Vivienne O'Regan

“A cornucopia of occult images and ideas”

My thanks to Quarto Publishing Group - White Lion for a temporary digital edition via NetGalley of ‘The Art of the Occult: A Visual Sourcebook for the Modern Mystic’ by S. Elizabeth in exchange for an honest review.... More

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The Wyrd Bookseller

“Offers an interesting tour of occult inspired art and artists.”

I picked this up a few days ago and am enjoying looking at the pretty but am finding the very brief artist notes a little frustrating and so am having to keep my phone handy to provide extra info. I'm thinking... More

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