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Sasha Chaitow crowdfunding participation at OCCULT in Salem, MA

Sasha Chaitow is crowdfunding to help her participate at the 2014 OCCULT in Salem, MA with an exhibit of her art and a workshop about Joséphin Péladan.

Sasha Chaitow crowdfunding OCCULT 2014

Hi everyone, my name’s Sasha Chaitow, and I’m an artist, writer, and scholar of the crossover of esoteric thought and cultural history. I’ve been painting since 1996, and I hold two MAs in Literature and in Western Esotericism. I have just completed my PhD in Myth and Literature, examining the life and work of the mysterious Joséphin Péladan, a French visionary author who wrote over a hundred books devoted to his cause of inspiring a cultural renaissance through esoterically inspired art.

Abraxas: Issue 5

Abraxas: Issue 5, edited by Christina Oakley Harrington and Robert Ansell, from Fulgur, is due to release on March 20th, 2014, in limited paperback and even more limited hardback editions, which includes many new works that will certainly be of interest, including a contribution by K Lenore Siner, who you may recogonize from her participation in the Hermetic Library visual pool.

Abraxas issue 5 from Fulgur Esoterica UK

Abraxas Issue #5 offers 180 large format pages of essays, poetry, interviews and art.

Printed using state-of-the-art offset lithography to our usual high standard, contributions for Abraxas #5 include an interview by Pam Grossman with Greek artist, Panos Tsagaris; an analysis of Aby Warburg’s Mnemosyne Atlas by Silvia Urbini, a visual interpretation of the Dionysian mysteries by Arrington de Dionyso; a substantial essay from Shasha Chaitow on the grandfather of esoteric art, Joséphin Péladan; an introduction to the art of Michael Bertiaux by Ariock Van de Voorde; reminiscences by Caroline Wise of her friend Olivia Robertson (1917-2013), and much more…

CONTENTS

Editorial, Christina Oakley Harrington
Olivia Robertson: A Visionary Life, Caroline Wise
A Brief History of the Use of Spirits in European Occultism, Stephanie Spoto
Mycology, Madeline Cass
De Vermis in Se, Max Razdow
John Augustus Knapp: Modern Master of Occult Illustration, Ken Henson
Marrasio’s Masque, translation by Merlin Cox, illustrated by Gromyko Semper
Black and White & Gold All Over: An Interview with Panos Tsagaris, Pam Grossman
Musings on Breath, David Blank
The (Not Entirely) Lost ‘Art of the Apothecary’: Abramelin Oil and Ancient Perfumery, Ioannis Marathakis
Blind Love, K Lenore Siner
Victor Brauner at the Crossroads of Magic and Chance, Jon Graham
La Villa dei Misteri, Arrington de Dionyso
Esoteric City: Theological Hermeneutics in Plato’s Republic, Edward Butler, with photography by SF Said
Sonnet, Comte de Saint-Germain, translated by Sebastian Hayes
Nihilalia: In conversation with Bea Kwan Lim, Randall Morris
A Brief History of Witchcraft: Inquisitors & Witches, Ian Pyper
Games of Fate: Aby Warburg’s Mnemosyne, Plate 23a, Silvia Urbini
Oversoul, Joanna Pallaris
Hidden in Plain Sight: Joséphin Péladan’s Religion of Art, Sasha Chaitow
Bené-Satan, Sasha Chaitow
Isis and Taweret with tomb of Hafiz, Adela Leibowitz
Meeting Le Maître: An Introduction to the Art of Michael Bertiaux, Ariock Van de Voorde
Antinous and Glykon: The Gods of Good Hair in Late Antique Anatolia, P. Sufenas Virius Lupus” [via]

Genesis 3:24

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Genesis 3:24, originally uploaded by Sasha Chaitow.

 

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Oannes and the World of Forms

 

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Neo-Symbolist Salon at Corrala Cultural Center in Madrid from Oct 31-Nov 30, 2013

Neo-Symbolist Salon: For the Beauty and Spirit in Art will be held at the Corrala Cultural Center in Madrid, Spain from October 31st through November 30th, 2013 as part of the fifth Madrid Gothic Week [HT Sasha Chaitow]. The call for artist and papers has passed, but it sounds quite interesting; especially since the description explicitly invokes the Salon de la Rose + Croix of Joséphin Péladan and has suggested themes which include Beautiful, Decadent and Damned; Hybrid beings; The Sacred Feminine; and more.

Neo-Symbolist Salon 2013

“V SEMANA GÓTICA DE MADRID
SGM ART
CONVOCATORIA PARA PARTICIPAR EN EL

I Salón Neo-Simbolista

Por la Belleza y el Espíritu en el Arte

DEL 31 DE OCTUBRE AL 30 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2013
CENTRO CULTURAL LA CORRALA (MADRID)

El final del siglo XIX vio florecer un arte plagado de ideal y de profundo significado: el Simbolismo. Un arte de la belleza y la pureza de las formas bajo cuyo velo había siempre un significado profundo: sus imágenes simbolizaban el ideal. Por ello fueron llamados en su momento “los pintores del alma”. Pero el advenimiento de las primeras Vanguardias dejó eclipsada a esta corriente artística tan rica y evocadora, tan solo revivida por el ámbito surrealista, y que sólo será estudiada a partir de los años 80.

Es significativo que un siglo más tarde, en el final del siglo XX y comienzos del XXI toda una serie de artistas haya recuperado la estética y los iconos del Simbolismo finisecular para mostrar unos ideales nuevos. La femme fatal, el dandy, el andrógino, pasan a representar nuevos conceptos y nuevos ideales, eso sí, dentro del ámbito de la contra-cultura. A este movimiento artístico contemporáneo es a lo que llamamos Neo-Simbolismo, los nuevos pintores del alma.

Y por esa ascendencia decimonónica nos fijamos en el París decadente donde los salones eran las formas de mostrar los nuevos avances artísticos al gran público. Pero no tratamos de emular a los grandilocuentes Salones del Louvre, ni tan siquiera al Salon des refuiusèes donde hicieran su fortaleza los impresionistas, sino que mas bien miramos a la aventura de un visionario, el que se autoproclamaba Sâr Péladan y que fundó el Salon de la Rose + Croix en el cual participaron fundamentalmente los artistas de la corriente simbolista. Aunque un poco lejos de la excentricidad de Péladan pero siguiendo algunos de los principios que inspiraron su gusto estético, presentamos este Salón Neo-Simbolista, mas de una centuria después.

Las propuestas artísticas para la exposición deberán basarse en la iconografía simbolista pero reinterpretada dentro de los parámetros de la contra-cultura, del contra-Arte, de la oposición al mercado y al establishment. Porque probablemente la verdadera esencia del arte de nuestra época está muy lejos de allí y hay que encontrarlo en el underground.

Se proponen las siguientes temáticas para las obras que conformarán el Salón Neo-Simbolista:

La Belleza Maldita y la Belleza del Exceso
Bellos, Decadentes y Malditos
La Belleza de lo Siniestro
La Bella Dama sin piedad
El Dandy tenebroso
Seres híbridos: Esfinges, Arpías y Lamias
Lo Sagrado Femenino
El Andrógino” [via]

Bene-Satan

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Bene-Satan, originally uploaded by Sasha Chaitow.

 

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