catalog

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This is a good read, thanks for posting.

Not read all of it yet, it's a monster.

Interesting to read about Heinlein's "Stranger in a strange land" as a key text for Bowie. I've not read it but the last time I saw it mentioned was in this book about Charles Manson, he was a big fan, it was a Bible of sorts for him. But didn't realise it was thought to be a Crowley/Thelema bio in disguise.

It also mentions an ithell colquhoun book ive not heard of. Very interested in that artist.

Had no idea that a lot of Bowies lyrics are cut ups.

G.O.D - Gatherer of data.
 

william_kent

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This is a good read, thanks for posting.

Not read all of it yet, it's a monster.

The site that that article is on is a monster! It is a massive undertaking, the guy is on some sort of mission, which has spiralled out of control, to chart the true history of the O.T.O. The "Caliphate OTO" hate him. There's all sort of juicy occult gossip buried away there but you have to work your way through the maze.
 

william_kent

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It also mentions an ithell colquhoun book ive not heard of. Very interested in that artist.

Fulgar will be publishing Ithell Colquhoun's "Taro As Colour" as a "working deck" later this year. I've got the book "Taro As Colour" that they published a few years ago and although the enamel paintings are beautiful, they are extremely abstract, and I would imagine that if you are not Ithell Colquhoun then it could be quite a difficult deck to "work" with. I'll still buy it though...I shouldn't have mentioned this because judging by the last Tarot deck which they published, the Major Arcana by Leonora Carrington, the demand was so great that their website crashed minutes after the launch, it was touch and go whether I could secure a copy..

 

catalog

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The site that that article is on is a monster! It is a massive undertaking, the guy is on some sort of mission, which has spiralled out of control, to chart the true history of the O.T.O. The "Caliphate OTO" hate him. There's all sort of juicy occult gossip buried away there but you have to work your way through the maze.

it reminds me of the groupname for grapejuice blog - might be up your street if you've not seen already.

We are fans:

 

catalog

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Fulgar will be publishing Ithell Colquhoun's "Taro As Colour" as a "working deck" later this year. I've got the book "Taro As Colour" that they published a few years ago and although the enamel paintings are beautiful, they are extremely abstract, and I would imagine that if you are not Ithell Colquhoun then it could be quite a difficult deck to "work" with. I'll still buy it though...I shouldn't have mentioned this because judging by the last Tarot deck which they published, the Major Arcana by Leonora Carrington, the demand was so great that their website crashed minutes after the launch, it was touch and go whether I could secure a copy..

We talked about Ithell a bit in the Austin Osman Spare thread - starts here if you are interested


Sir Wash of the Hands introduced me to Ithell Colquhoun as psychogeographer and I got hold of "The Living Stones" on his recc. Outstanding book - I was gonna start a thread on her just for that, but folded a bit into her in a post about Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day.

I did also pick up "Medea's Charms" = some of her shorter pieces, but I've not been through it properly. I got it for the essays about automatic drawing which are really good.
 
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william_kent

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We talked about Ithell a bit in the Austin Osman Spare thread - starts here if you are interested


Sir Wash of the Hands introduced me to Ithell Colquhoun as psychogeographer and I got hold of "The Living Stones" on his recc. Outstanding book - I was gonna start a thread on her just for that, but folded a bit into her in a post about Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day.

I did also pick up Medea's Charms" = some of her shorter pieces, but I've not been through it properly. I got it for the essays about automatic drawing which are really good.

Good old archive.org has come up with the goods on that "Sword of Wisdom" book mentioned in the Laughing Gnostic Bowie article

Copies on amazon start at £130...
 

catalog

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It's amazing just how much range she had, in terms of writing, drawing, painting. i'll pick up the bio at some point, there's a video on youtube with the writer Amy Hale but it was a bit boring cos literally just Amy Hale talking
 

william_kent

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It's amazing just how much range she had, in terms of writing, drawing, painting. i'll pick up the bio at some point, there's a video on youtube with the writer Amy Hale but it was a bit boring cos literally just Amy Hale talking

The bio is worth reading, I learnt things, but I have my reservations...
 

Simon silverdollarcircle

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I've just started reading that Ithell Colquhoun book. It's such a dreamy read. I love it. Drifting along, through water, moss, ferns. Very verdant and cool and wet.

Also she's got a good sense of humour.
 

jenks

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Nacho just put this piece up of Bowie and Cher duetting during the Young Americans era. Strangely Dave could remember nothing of his performance- I wonder why?
 
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