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In the spring ofa recently married woman named Steffi Grant introduced herself to Spare, having developed a fascination with what she read about him in the press.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He also featured a number of portraits of famous movie stars in the exhibit, leading him to later gain the moniker of “the first British Pop Artist “.

Austin Osman Spare

Interested in witchcraft, he was introduced to Gerald Gardnerthe founder of Gardnerian Wicca zod, but remained unconvinced that he offered anything of spiritual worth. It is similar to the language amalgamations in the book of Abramelin. There he kept open house; critics and purchasers would go down, ring the bell, be admitted, and inspect the pictures, often in the company of some of the models – working women anwthema the neighbourhood.

Rushing to see him at his hospital bed, it was here that Spare’s two dearest friends, Kenneth Grant and Frank Letchford, met one another for the first time. This page was last edited on 1 Novemberat And here we must credit Mr.

Archived copy as title link.

Anathema of Zos : The Sermon to the Hypocrites, an Automatic Writing

One alleged that he aspired to eventually become the President of the Royal Academy itself, something he would quickly deny. Fields of the Nephiliman English gothic rock band, have a live album title Earth Inferno which shares its name with a self-published book of the same name. Spare would self-publish it in an edition of copies from his sister’s house in GoodmayesEssexin Spare died on the afternoon of 15 Mayat the age of Notably, Grant claimed that Spare had been a member of the secretive Cult of Ku, a Chinese occult sect who met in Stockwell to worship a serpent goddess.


The majority of the books listed anathhema are available as modern reprints. Self-published by Spare through the Co-Operative Printing Society, copies of Earth Inferno were purchased by Pankhurst and other friends from the college. While the Zos Kia Cultus has very few adherents today, it is widely considered an important influence on the rise of chaos magic.

Sepulchre’s Churchat the top of Snow Hilland each day he would znathema by Smithfield meat marketwhich being an animal lover, he detested.

The Psychology of Ecstasywhich he self-published in Under certain conditions, that which is repressed can become even more powerful than that which is held in the conscious mind. Critical reaction to his work in period ranged from baffled but impressed, to patronizing and dismissive.

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He worked chiefly in pastel or pencil, drawing rapidly, often taking no more than two hours over a picture. Various books have been written about Spare and his art by the likes of Robert Ansell and Phil Baker Spare’s art is abnormal, unhealthy, wildly fantastic and unintelligible”.

Austin Osman Spare – Wikipedia

Spare had moved to South London, to a run-down council flat at 52 Becket House, Tabard Street in Southwarkdescribing his life there as that of “a swine, with swine. Spare believed that intentionally repressed material would become enormously effective in the same way that “unwanted” since not consciously provoked repressions and complexes have tremendous power over the person and his or her shaping of reality. Like most young men he seems to take himself somewhat too seriously”.

At first taking up residence at the working men’s hostel in Walworth Road, he then moved into a sculptor’s studio in Spitalfields and finally the Brixton basement of his friend Ada Pain at 5 Wynne Road.


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In anatheema would write that he was fed up of exhibiting in pubs, wishing to return to selling his works from actual galleries. Patterson claimed to be a descended from a line of Salem witches that Cotton Mather had failed to extirpate. As a result, Spare was forced to join the Royal Army Medical Corpsinitially being stationed at its depot zoss Blackpool zox, where he worked as a medical orderly, giving tetanus anatheam injections to British troops before they were sent abroad.

Although this “atavistic resurgence” was very different from orthodox DarwinismSpare greatly admired the evolutionary biologist Charles Darwinand in later life paid a visit to the Kentish village of Downewhere Darwin had written his seminal text On the Origin of Species Spare subsequently submitted several drawings for publication in Crowley’s Thelemite journal, The Equinoxreceiving payment in the form of an expensive ritual robe.

Austin Osman Spare 30 December — 15 May was an English artist and occultist [1] [2] who worked as both a draughtsman and a painter.

Louis Exposition and the Paris International Exhibitionand in he won a silver medal at the National Competition of Schools of Art, where the judges, who included Walter Crane and Byam Shawpraised his “remarkable sense of colour and great vigour of conception.

There are differing accounts as to where the wedding took place, with Spare claiming that it occurred in St George’s, Hanover Squarezoz later biographer Phil Baker suggested that it might instead have anxthema at St George’s Register Office.

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