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Alan moore on Liber Al


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hi folks

came across this, from Alan Moore ( the creator of 'V' for vendetta, Watchmen etc.)

" While, for example, The Book of the Law may be debatable in value when considered purely as prophetic text describing actual occurrences or states of mind to come, it cannot be denied that it’s a shit-hot piece of writing, which deserves to be revered as such. "

it is from his essay 'Fossil Angels', ( the name was drawn from a marjore cameron painting apprently), a critic of Modern magic and a call for its presentation as an Art, or THE art, rather than a branch of science, or religion.

anyone interested can find the essay in full here;

http://glycon.livejournal.com/13888.html

davy


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James
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Thanks for posting this rallying call. I think that this polemic would garner general nodding heads from Lastalians, as Magic(k) as Art is a recurring theme here.

Surely the growing occult book market is as much the result of book as objet d'art as source of esoteric knowledge?

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Jamie


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Walterfive
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"James" wrote:
Surely the growing occult book market is as much the result of book as objet d'art as source of esoteric knowledge?

Good question. I know I hear that most quality 'object d'art' independent occult book publishers are stuggling to get by. Conversely, I've been told by Dr. Kazynski that North Atlantic Books has set no limitation for the press run of "Perdurabo," so if sales are high it will go into multiple printings (if it hasn't already) and not sell out on its initial print run. (Bad news to those of us who didn't buy the signed edition from Weiser)

The question I think, should be rephrased to 'is the occult book market "growing," and if so, which books are selling-- the 'objects d'art' or the mass-market editions published by Llewellyn and Weiser (for example)?


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