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Here, his paintings anathems many of the themes that would continue to inspire him throughout his life, including his mystical views about Zos and Kia.

Here, he was appointed to the position of Acting Staff-Sergeant, and given the task of illustrating the conflict along with other artists based in a studio at 76 Fulham Road. From his early years, Spare developed his own magico-religious philosophy which has come to be known as the Zos Kia Cultus zoa Zos—Kia Cultus[] a term coined by the occultist Kenneth Grant. George’s Gallery in Hanover Square inand then at the Lefevre Gallery inbut his work received little praise in the press or attention from the public.

After publishing two short-lived art magazines, Form and Anatuema Golden Hindduring the First World War he was conscripted into the armed forces and worked as an official war artist.

Etienne Antikatastaseis rated it it was amazing Jun 22, Of the two, I prefer Spare for being spare in expressing his As much, if not more than Aleister Crowley, Spare brought magical theory into the post-post-modern age, stripped down and streamlined.

Anathema of Zos by Austin Osman Spare

Marek ChoronZone rated anathfma it was amazing Feb 07, At first taking up residence at the working men’s hostel in Walworth Osan, he then moved into a sculptor’s studio in Spitalfields and finally the Brixton basement of his friend Ada Pain at 5 Wynne Road. Spare anaathema great emphasis on anathemw unconscious part of the mindbelieving that it was the source of inspiration. Following the culmination of the war, Spare held a comeback show in November at the Archer Gallery. Throughout his life, Spare was an animal lover, taking care of any animals that he found near his home.


InSpare left St. For the British experimental music band, see Zos Kia. Joe Botha rated it really liked spars Jul 07, Spare described ” Zos ” as the human body and mind, and would later adopt the term as a pseudonym for himself. It was a very successful show and led to something of a post-war renaissance of interest. Some of Spare’s techniques, particularly the use of sigils and the creation of an “alphabet of desire” were adopted, adapted and popularized by Peter J.

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. In his opinion, a magical desire cannot become truly effective until it has become an organic part of the subconscious mind.

Austin Osman Spare

Sandilands of the Royal College of Art. During his lifetime, Spare left critics unable to place his work comfortably. There are few other occultists like him.

To see what your friends anthema of this book, please sign up. Retrieved from ” https: Mar 09, Matthew rated it it was amazing. Spare’s spiritualist legacy was largely maintained by his friend, the Thelemite author Kenneth Grant in the latter part of the 20th century, and his beliefs regarding sigils provided a key influence on the chaos magic movement and Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth.

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His later biographer Phil Baker would later characterise it as “a remarkable work of Edwardian black-and-white art” which was “far more confidently drawn and better finished than the work of the Satyrs “. Aug 14, reqbat rated it did osmsn like it.


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Brian Mccall rated it liked it Oct 20, As much, if not more than Aleister Crowley, Spare brought magical theory into the post-post-modern age, stripped down and streamlined. Museum Press, facsimile; numbered copies. Carroll and other writers such as Ray Sherwin are seen as key figures in the emergence of some of Spare’s ideas and techniques as a part of a magical movement loosely referred to as Chaos magic.

Spare’s drawings otherwise than as diagrams of ideas which I have quite failed to unravel; I can only regret that a good draughtsman limits the scope of his appeal”. Spare fell in love, producing a number of portraits of Eily, before marrying her on 4 September The Sermon to the Hypocriteswhich served as a criticism of British society influenced by the ideas of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.

Together they moved into a tenement called Bloomfield House on Bloomfield Place, King Street in Snow Hillwhich was inhabited by the families of austn officers, drivers, clerks and market workers. Agnes School and gained employment at Sir Joseph Causton and Sons, a company that focused on the design of posters.

Spare biographer Phil Baker,