THE ART OF THE OCCULT

A Visual Sourcebook for the Modern Mystic

S. Elizabeth


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 200 artworks to 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

· the theosophical practices of Mondrian and Kandinsky

· and more.

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. · 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 · the theosophical practices of Mondrian and Kandinsky · and more.

 The Garden of Paracelsus, Leonora Carrington

 

The Mother of the World, Nicholas Roerich

A visual feast of eclectic artwork informed and inspired by spiritual beliefs, magical techniques, mythology, and otherworldly experiences, it is my hope the mesmerizing, transformative works–both iconic and obscure– and their fascinating creators explored within The Art of the Occult will provide a wealth of inspiration to incite your curiosity, excite your senses, and perhaps inform your own practice – whether you incorporate them into your personal search for the truth, make them part of your magical philosophies, or experiment with them as part of your artistic techniques and processes.

 

The Zodiac, Ernest Proctor