Tuesday, May 25, 2010

William S Burroughs....drawing...



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Nasty Young Cop


Q : Have you been able to think for any length of time in images  with the inner voice silent?


WB :  I'm becoming more proficient at it, partly through my work with scrapbooks and translating the connections between words and images. Try this. Carefully memorize the meaning of a passage, then read it; you'll find you can actually read it without the words making any sound whatever in the mind's ear. Extraordinary experience, and one that will carry over into dreams. When you start thinking in images, without words, you're on the way.




Thursday, May 20, 2010

Austin Osman Spare... drawing





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Astral Body 1925


"Know the subconsciousness to be an epitome of all experience and wisdom, past incarnations as men, animals, birds, vegetable life, etc., etc., everything that exists, has and ever will exist."






 

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sherana Harriette Frances... drawings..part 1



The LSD drawings of Sherana Harriette Frances


a few scans from a favourite book of mine

Drawing it out ~ Befriending the Unconscious ~

the book originated as a wordless visual dialogue between her conscious and unconscious mind, catalyzed by her experience with LSD at the international Institute for Advanced Study around 1963



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Julius Komjati (1894-1958)... print




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Monday, May 10, 2010

Lettice Sandford, née Mackintosh Rate, (1902-1993) ..illustrations




Lettice Sandford was born Lettice Mackintosh Rate in St Albans, Hertfordshire. She was one of the foremost female wood engravers of the between-the-wars engraving boom, and illustrated many fine press editions; her husband Christopher Sandford was proprietor of the Golden Cockerel Press one of my favourites along with Black Sun Press.
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from Song of Songs


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from The Golden Bed of Kydno 

more Lovely Books

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Robert Fludd... primordial darkness... 1617



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The primordial darkness of the universe at the moment before creation, as represented in a plate in Robert Fludd’s 1617 Utriusque Cosmi Maioris scilicet et Minoris Metaphysica, Physica, atque Technica Historia (The Metaphysical, Physical, and Technical History of the Two Worlds, Namely the Greater and the Lesser). The words Et sic in infinitum (“and like this to infinity”) are written on all four sides of the square. Courtesy Wellcome Photo Library.