... From an occultist point of view, the most interesting item is probaby Varo's letter to Gerald Gardner. She begins by telling him that she and her friend Leonora Carrington have been reading his book, and that she would like to begin a correspondence with him ...
Surrealism, Occultism and Politics: In Search of the Marvellous Edited by Tessel M. Bauduin, Victoria Ferentinou & Daniel Zamani 273 pages + 16 colour plates Published by Routledge Honestly, you have to wonder what goes through their heads sometimes. "Look at those funny people over there, they say they want to 'change life' and 'transform … Continue reading Are You Really Syrious?
Surrealists are under surveillance. So is everyone else who uses email and other online channels that pass through the United States, from Yahoo groups to Blogspot sites, from Facebook to Hotmail. All of our communications through those channels are being intercepted, collected and stored by the US National Security Agency (NSA) as part of a … Continue reading No Place To Hide
A response to Alain Joubert’s “Cartes sur table: adresse aux surréalistes”, the opening essay in What Will Be Cover design copyright of Brumes Blondes Alain Joubert thinks that Surrealism is at risk of falling into obsolescence. He may or may not be right about that. In this time of global revolt and unprecedented repression, is … Continue reading Open/Closed
We denounce capitalism… We reject everything that restrains the full realization of human life. This life is being stolen from us before we learn to know it. We only vaguely discern it through traces of freedom, beauty and excitement. (Stockholm Surrealist Group, The Scream In The Sack) In the beginning is the scream. We scream. … Continue reading Reading John Holloway