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Artist Rosaleen Norton (The Witch of Kings Cross)


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The documentary was apparently on Netflix;

The Witch of Kings CrossThe Witch of Kings Cross

 

The Witch of Kings Cross - YouTube

 

ROSALEEN NORTON - SCANDALOUS NOTORIOUS GENIUS

In 1950s Sydney, bohemian artist Rosaleen Norton hits the headlines with allegations of satanic rituals, obscene art and sex orgies. She worships the God Pan, and practices trances and sex magic, inspired by the work of occultist, artist and poet Aleister Crowley.  Eventually the relentless scandals lead to the downfall of her high society lover, Sir Eugene Goossens. Told ‘in her own words’, the film weaves stylized drama and erotic dancers with never-before-seen artworks, diaries and scrapbooks. The Witch of Kings Cross is the fascinating portrait of a fearless woman outlaw railing against fearful conservative forces and an insight into the work of an uncelebrated genius.

In today’s new wave of feminism, Rosaleen’s story has never been more pertinent. 

 

Check out her art it reminds me of Austin Spare's work. 

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https://www.lashtal.com/wiki/Aleister_Crowley_Timeline


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I need to watch that movie, I'm really fascinated by her story and her art!  If you haven't read Pan's Daughter, Nevill Drury's book about her, I highly recommend it.


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For anyone searching for it, I found it included on (Amazon) Prime Video... watching it now.  


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Watched it last night, decades ahead of her time and did her own thing, regardless of what others thought or expected. 


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The Art of Rosaleen Norton | Occult art, Occult, Art

 

This is some of her art. 

https://www.lashtal.com/wiki/Aleister_Crowley_Timeline


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The documentary was inspiring! 

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 These look like they could be tarot cards!


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Posted by: @epsilonpieta

These look like they could be tarot cards!

Yes, they do. It seems like Rosa and the Crowley-Harris duo were using the same art paradigm.


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Rosaleen Northon Lucifer
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Some of my favorites of her work


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yeah good stuff, thanks.

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If you like this you may like the art of S.Clay Wilson and/or Robert Williams.

https://www.lashtal.com/wiki/Aleister_Crowley_Timeline


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Posted by: @shiva

Yes, they do. It seems like Rosa 

"Roie".  😉 

 

Posted by: @david-dom-lemieux

If you like this you may like the art of S.Clay Wilson and/or Robert Williams.

 

S Clay Wilson did a work based on The Black Pullet, The Queen of Hairy Flies"

 

Robert Williams was one of the founders of one of my favorite magazines, Juxtapoz.

 

 


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A shock of high voltage
to a pitch of intensity
keyed to a vivid vigor
a vital current
lighting the fire and opening the skies
dehiscent outlets
to higher and wider experiences
to a state beyond all other selves
unaberrated

It was nice to see Rosaleen Norton’s art on the cover of The Dark Lord by Peter Levenda


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I had to look up "Dehiscence":

Dehiscence is the splitting, at maturity, along a built-in line of weakness in a plant structure in order to release its contents, and is common among fruits, anthers and sporangia. 

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This pic brought the poem 's meaning to a tighter, juicier completion for me.  Thought other's might enjoy this food for thought also...


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@tiger Yes, it was good to see Rosaleen Norton's artwork "The Master" on the cover of Levenda's 'The Dark Lord', although somewhat typically of this author, and/or his publisher, the image was not credited.

The film was given a very positive review in Fortean Times a few issues ago, but I am not an experienced online viewer and have not seen it.

I do have a copy of 'Pan's Daughter' by the late Nevill Drury and it is an excellent book.


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@satansadvocaat
Thanks for the recommendation
nice painting on the cover
https://www.amazon.com/Pans-Daughter-Nevill-Drury/dp/1869928318


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Speaking of magical artists, is anyone else here familiar with Xul Solar, called by some the Argentinian Austin Osman Spare?

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http://zeroequalstwo.net/xul-solar/

 

https://www.arteallimite.com/en/2017/12/15/xul-solar-artista-genio/

 

 


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Yes indeed. There was a big show of his work at the Bronx Museum of the Arts maybe 15-20 years ago. 

My friends named their daughter after him (non-Thelemites but very Latino Modernist (in the old-fashioned early-20th century sense of "Modernist")).


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Posted by: @ignant666

Latino Modernist (in the old-fashioned early-20th century sense of "Modernist"

You mean they thought like Aleister?


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