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The devoted Crowley collector now has the ultimate must-have home design accessory: hand-printed Aleister Crowley wallpaper.

No, really!

Available to buy - for a not insubstantial $ 150 a roll - the wallpaper is described as "Aleister Crowley in Felt Leaf 13.5" x 9" repeat, straight-across match."

From Grow House Grow's Spring 2009 collection this "sumptuous, seance-invoking damask" is available here: http://tinyurl.com/czgqj4

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Michael Staley
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Well, I've peered and peered until I'm blue in the face, but the Aleister Crowley element in this wallpaper is one that evades my searching gaze. Can any of the young whippersnappers out there enlighten me?

Bemused, bewildered and bothered,

Michael


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Azidonis
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93,

I honestly have looked at this thing over and over and over and well... ya... I don't get it.

Maybe Crowley had a similar wallpaper in Boleskine, or his favorite color was the shade of green they used or... I dunno? It kind of looks like an old butterfly type of pattern, or possibly a crown of some sort or... I'm just not sure. I want it to be "Aleister Crowley in Felt Leaf", and it is but, I don't see how it has anything remotely to do with Crowley.

Maybe it's a joke made by the company... one of those prints where you have to take a lot of drugs and stare at it for hours on end until you finally get scared shitless by your hallucination of the demon Crowley.

Absolutely clueless.

93 93/93


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Perhaps retro/60's wallpaper is becoming fashionable again and they're looking for some exotic assocation in order to boost sales?
I have to admit though, I can't seem to see what the green or the design has to do with Crowley.


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Hmm, I think I can see the 'A' of Crowley's monogram, but given that another wallpaper from this manufacturer is named after the Captain of the Titanic we might surmise the tongue is firmly in the cheek...


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Erm, art (or wallpaper) doesn't need to be 'read' so literally... Simple.
I quite like it. Bit pricey. πŸ™‚


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Michael Staley
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Yes, I quite like it too.

But it seems not unreasonable for some suggestion of Crowley to be there; otherwise it might as well be "Barack Obama Wallpaper" or "Barbara Cartland Wallpaper". The anecdote (related by the designer of the wallpaper?) of the events surrounding the death of Katherine Cox in 1938 suggests that the design was somehow suggested by this incident.

If it's marketed as "Aleister Crowley Wallpaper" then it's natural to look for a connection ... Simple.

Best wishes,

Michael.


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So this all stems back to that 'funny business' in Cornwall, in some way, unevidently ? I don't know, AC takes a fortnight's holiday in 1938 courtesy of Lady Frieda Harris and look what happens - although there is a nice photo of him sitting on some rocks with his son.

Having said which, the wallpaper does kind of grow on you - almost literally - I would describe it as a mating between 'The Butterfly Net' and Marsh's 'The Beetle' and unless I'm mistaken, that detail has something to do with the vulva of Isis. And all I've had this morning is a strong cup of coffee. If this is really some sort of covert Rorschach test, I've probably dropped myself right in it...

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'Looking for a connection' is how most people try to understand and relate the title of abstract art to it's non objective content, I suppose. Simple indeed. Overly simplistic may be the correct term. πŸ™‚


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And is there any way that someone could turn the wallpaper into desktop wallpaper? I'm a bit of a luddite. It reminds me of that apocryphal tale os Wilde's last words...


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"FraterFR" wrote:
'Looking for a connection' is how most people try to understand and relate the title of abstract art to it's non objective content, I suppose. Simple indeed. Overly simplistic may be the correct term. πŸ™‚

What a pity such sophisticated artists bother titling their works, then. Then no-one would be quite so appallingly neanderthal as to look for a connection between the title of the picture and its 'non objective content'.

Best wishes,

Michael.


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Michael Staley
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"FraterFR" wrote:
And is there any way that someone could turn the wallpaper into desktop wallpaper? I'm a bit of a luddite. It reminds me of that apocryphal tale os Wilde's last words...

You first need to run a utility program called "Scraper" to get rid of the existing wallpaper on your desktop. You should be able to locate a copy via Google.

Good luck,

Michael.


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"MichaelStaley" wrote:
Well, I've peered and peered until I'm blue in the face, but the Aleister Crowley element in this wallpaper is one that evades my searching gaze. Can any of the young whippersnappers out there enlighten me?

Bemused, bewildered and bothered,

Michael

If you view this close-up ( http://www.growhousegrow.com/collection/view/?pattern=aleister_crowley&view=close_up&color=felt_leaf)
you can see -in the middle of the monogram- two arms and hands with the forefingers tips touching in the middle.


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"MichaelStaley" wrote:
You first need to run a utility program called "Scraper" to get rid of the existing wallpaper on your desktop. You should be able to locate a copy via Google.

93!

Or you just use a Mac!

Love=Law
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P.S. For all fans, here is the wallpaper as a tile:


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"mutat" wrote:
If you view this close-up ( http://www.growhousegrow.com/collection/view/?pattern=aleister_crowley&view=close_up&color=felt_leaf)
you can see -in the middle of the monogram- two arms and hands with the forefingers tips touching in the middle.

You mean, like this: http://www.lashtal.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-30

Well, I don't know... but okay, two hands, that is a connection!

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Is it possible that if one stares at the wallpaper with evenly distributed focus, a 3-D image of the Bullet-headed Beast will emerge, ala "Magic Eye" artwork?

Would certainly qualify the paper as

seance-invoking

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mutat
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"the_real_simon_iff" wrote:
"mutat" wrote:
If you view this close-up ( http://www.growhousegrow.com/collection/view/?pattern=aleister_crowley&view=close_up&color=felt_leaf)
you can see -in the middle of the monogram- two arms and hands with the forefingers tips touching in the middle.

You mean, like this: http://www.lashtal.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-30

Well, I don't know... but okay, two hands, that is a connection!

Love=Law
Lutz

I know I'm fishing, however this image is iconic: http://www.lashtal.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-451 and if you remove the face i can see an artist taking an artistic license with the upward stretch hands towards the heavens. it's a stretch I know! πŸ˜€


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the_real_simon_iff
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"mutat" wrote:
I know I'm fishing, however this image is iconic: http://www.lashtal.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-451 and if you remove the face i can see an artist taking an artistic license with the upward stretch hands towards the heavens. it's a stretch I know! πŸ˜€

93!

I forgot that one! It's much better, but, yes, still a stretch...

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