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SACRED ART Edited by D. de Menil & Pie Duploye (Used)
by Couturier, M.-A
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Book ID: 2650, 2650
Published with the assistance of the Menil Foundation. 1989, quarto, well bound in cloth, dj, 159pp, approximately 100 plates printed on glossy stock, a splendid production all together. Much has appeared in the new age press the last few years on "sacred art". This term is usually applied to the fantasies of old pot heads and their sentimental renderings of cosmic 'visions', the worst of which are populated by unicorns and angels. A trip to any new age bookstore will confirm this. Rarely does an author address the subject as a student, and a lover. This book is like a cooling antidote to the poison that is the trivial treatment of holy things. Until the middle of the 19th century the Catholic Church had been able to retain its intimate connection with most of the great living artists, and cultivated many of them with commissions and support (yes yes and manipulate them too, that is another story). But something happened whereby the church lost its knowledge of great art and instead pandered to a debased, insipid 'religious art' that many now recognize as a religious kitch of plaster saints and angels. Marie-Alain Couturier was a French Dominican who after WWII began a crusade to reconcile the church with some of the 20th centuries greatest artists, Leger, Matisse, Rouault, Chagall, even Le Corbusier. He began his crusade in the pages of the French review L'Art Sacre. These articles have been translated here, Mysteries, The Great Instauration of Light, The Winters Tale, and Symbols of the Ladder of Initiation.
The Complete Mystical Records of Dr. John Dee: Transcribed from the 16th-Century Manuscripts Documen
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
A lavishly packaged, two-volume box set containing the most faithful and accurate versions of John Dee's journals ever published. This is a must-have treasure for Dee aficionados and esoteric scholars who absolutely need the most meticulously detailed version of these highly influential works. A labor of love twenty years in the making, these volumes include transcripts of four manuscripts from the British Library and one from the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Two of these manuscripts have never b...More
Deconstructing Gurdjieff: Biography of a Spiritual Magician
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company
In November 1949, architect Frank Lloyd Wright announced the death of "the greatest man in the world," yet few knew who he was talking about. Enigmatic, misunderstood, declared a charlatan, and recently dubbed "the Rasputin who inspired Mary Poppins," Gurdjieff's life has become a legend. But who really was George Ivanovich Gurdjieff?
Employing the latest research and discoveries, including previously unpublished reminiscences of the real man, Tobias Churton investigates the truth beneath th...
Gnosis 19: The Trickster. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions
"As long as we lie to ourselves, the Trickster will be with us.
He'll show up just when we least want him, to embarrass us on a
first date, to prove us fools in front of the learned company
we're trying to impress, to make us miss a power breakfast with
that all-important business contact."
- Richard Smoley, from the introduction
Contents -- Spring 1991
Grimoire of the Baron Citadel: The Book of the Four Ways.
Three Hands Press
As the governor of the Dead and the burial ground, the Baron Samedi is one of the most distinctive and potent loa of Haitian Vodou. An imposing figure in black raiment, he is most often pictured as a corpse. His other magical domains, less discussed in esoteric literature, include disruption, obscenity and -- importantly for the practicing sorcerer -- not only the arts of Magic but the very fabric of which it is made.
Emergent from the spiritual crossroads of traditional Vodou and English w...