Her name has largely slipped through the gaps of art history, and those who do know her work may associate her primarily with magic and the occult – but, with the acquisition of a huge archive, Tate is hoping that the artist Ithell Colquhoun will finally get the credit and recognition she deserves as a major figure in British surrealism.
Tate has announced that more than 5,000 sketches, drawings, and commercial artworks by Colquhoun have been transferred to it by the National Trust.Continue Reading

The first in-depth biographical study of the British surrealist and occultist Ithell Colquhoun. This book offers the first in-depth biographical study of the British surrealist and occultist Ithell Colquhoun, situating her art within the magical contexts that shaped her imaginative life and work. After decades of neglect, Colquhoun’s unique vision and hermetic life have become an object of great renewed interest, both for artists and for historians of magic.Continue Reading

“A Warning to Australia: DEVIL WORSHIP HERE!” read the headlines, next to the image of a thin woman with unkempt hair, pencil-thin arched eyebrows and a focused scowl. Her name was Rosaleen Norton, “Roie” to those who knew her, a New Zealand-born artist and witch who made her home in Darlinghurst, near Sydney’s Kings Cross, in the 1940s and ’50s scandalising the conservative establishment.Continue Reading

From ZeroEqualsTwo.net This portrait of Aleister Crowley was painted by Xul Solar.  An Argentine artist whose birth name was Oscar Agustin Alejandro Schulz Solari, (December 14th 1887 – April 9th 1963). The title of this piece is “Muy Mago” which roughly translates into Supreme Magus or Magician, (“Very Magus” wouldContinue Reading

We heard recently of the passing of Robert Taylor, Typhonian book illustrator… To all friends and fans of Robert (Taylor) Agasucci aka Stafford Stone, please come and celebrate his life and afterlife at a memorial art show where you can view and also purchase his artworks. The opening party isContinue Reading

Ithell Colquhoun: Image and Imagination 16 January — 19 March 2016 Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance An exhibition of work by Ithell Colquhoun (1906 – 1988), a Surrealist artist who was inspired by the nature and landscape of Cornwall. Ithell Colquhoun (1906-1988), an artist drawn by the ‘Gaelic melodies’Continue Reading

Mitchell Nolte is an artist who has made quite a name for himself in the Thelemic and occult communities, with his extraordinary and accomplished digital creations. Several of his works appear in the Galleries of LAShTAL.COM and I’m delighted to see that he now has his own website with manyContinue Reading

  Thelema Now! Guest: Brian Butler (38 minutes) On this episode of Thelema Now, Frater Puck speaks with Brian Butler, who performed Aleister Crowley’s The Bartzabel Working in Los Angeles. Great stuff!  Learn more at www.brianbutler.com Direct download:Thelema_Now_Brian_Butler.mp3 Category:general — posted at: 5:03 PM Related Images:Continue Reading

  Thelema Now! Guest: Tobias Churton Beast in Berlin (30 minutes) One of Thelema Now’s favorite authors returns! The always entertaining Tobias Churton discusses his new book about Uncle Al, focusing on his time in Berlin while Hitler was coming to power. Check it out!  Direct download: Thelema_Now_Tobias_Churton_Beast_in_Berlin.mp3     Related Images:Continue Reading

  A video short exploring the relationship of Magick and Art.  The Way Art can be used to “rend the Veil” is explored. http://www.imperiumpictures.com/portfolio-item/frater-puck-eliphas-levi-occult-influence-on-the-arts/ Frater Puck is a co-organizer and co-host of the O.T.O. U.S.G.L. Podcast, Thelema NOW!, and is a co-organizer and co-founder of the Musicka Mystica Maxima Festival,Continue Reading

Brother Robert Buratti talks about creating the Art Guild of the Ordo Templi Orientis Australia.  The Art Guild brings together creative artists of all mediums to build awareness of Thelemic art.  The Guild is currently working with mainstream art venues such as museums and galleries to spread the 93 current. Continue Reading

What’s it like having your artwork hanging right next to Aleister Crowley’s?  Barry William Hale knows!  Hear him discuss this, looking for inspiration, and more! Barry William Hale has been described as an occult artist, but he is much more.  For example, as an outspoken member of the OTO, he isContinue Reading

Judith Noble (Arts University College, Bournemouth) Kenneth Anger is a legend of avant-garde film and a key figure in the counterculture and the late 1960s occult revival. Tonight, a leading expert on esotericism and film considers the way in which Anger created and deployed a unique cinematic occult system inContinue Reading