The Formula of Atavistic Resurgence Zos-Kia Cultus
Austin Osman Spare created this Stele embodying the secret glyphs and sigils of the Cultus.
"There is a Grimoire of symbology, of vague phonic nuances that conjoins all thoughts and is the cryptic language of the subconscious world." AOS
"I teach the equal reality of all things, man and his illusions: Dreams shall flesh ...some day." AOS
Whatever the value of Spare’s contribution to art and psychology, his contribution to experimental occultism is supreme, for he discovered a method of reifying the dream world under the controlling aegis of the fully conscious will.
“The body resembles a sentence that seems to invite us to dismantle it into its component letters, so that its true meanings may be revealed anew through an endless stream of anagrams.” Hans Bellmer
André Pieyre de Mandiargues on Bellmer...
“He was highly intelligent and seemed to have no sense of culpability or sin—there was innocence in his perversity. His eroticism was intellectual rather than sensual, cold rather than hot: this attracted me to him because like me, he was basically a puritan, and like me, he had no time for vulgar sensuality.”
Wormwood Star written by Spencer Kansa traces the extraordinary life of the enigmatic artist
one of the most fascinating figures to emerge from the American Underground art world and film scene.
With so much of her life and work shrouded in mystery, Wormwood Star sheds new light on this most remarkable artist and elusive occult icon.