William Blake and the Age of Aquarius

Author: Stephen F. Eisenman,Mark Crosby,Elizabeth Ferrell

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 069117525X

Category: Art

Page: 232

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William Blake and the Age of Aquarius / by Stephen F. Eisenman -- Prophets, madmen, and millenarians: Blake and the (counter)culture of the 1790s / by Mark Crosby -- William Blake on the West Coast / Elizabeth Ferrell -- William Blake and art against surveillance / Jacob Henry Leveton -- Building Golgonooza in the Age of Aquarius / John Murphy -- "My teacher in all things": Sendak, Blake, and the visual language of childhood / Mark Crosby -- Blake then and now / W.J.T. Mitchell

The Age of Aquarius

Understanding the Meaning of the New World Changes and How God Wants Us to Live Our Spiritual Awakening

Author: Robin Sacredfire

Publisher: 22 Lions - www.22Lions.com


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 60

View: 898

All secret societies know that the world is currently crossing between realities, in which energy will certainly manifest in a new and completely different form, forcing us to rethink our values and priorities in life. As we move from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius many questions come to mind. What should we expect? What can we do about it? How can we be ready? What is the fate of human spirituality? What will be the new religion? And how can we fit ourselves within such new order of things? This book promises to answer these questions and many more based on an extended research of sources emerging from different religions and political views. From one side of the spectrum you will see how gnosticism, and societies with very peculiar beliefs, such as Rosicrucianism, Freemasonry and Scientology are perfectly capable of explaining this new phenomena with accuracy, and even though we don’t necessarily need to address any of them to focus our attention on the main current of thought shared or others with a similar background. From another side, we can easily analyze what prominent anarchists have been trying to show us regarding the possibilities for democracy when extended to its limits, the individual gifted with full responsibility for his own fate. And all this, surely, can also be compartmented inside what astrology have always knew since its creation, since Man started using it to predict the future. With such variety of principles and values in mind, this book merges the core observations into easily applicable psychological reasons associated with our spirituality and natural predisposition for beauty and love. The commencing of a new worldwide social order, a new chapter in human history called the Aquarian dispensation, will lead us to challenges that are unavoidable, both in a personal as well as social and global scale. But, ultimately, it will show you the prospect of an approaching Golden Age of abundance and far much more happiness, along with more magic, innovation and creativity. We are now at the precipice of a new age of spiritual awakening, promising mighty accomplishments in the arts and sciences, while penetrating the minds of many with unique and uplifting ideas that benefit us all as one in health, wealth, wisdom and relationships.

White Hand Society

The Psychedelic Partnership of Timothy Leary & Allen Ginsberg

Author: Peter Conners

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 0872865754

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

View: 3985

The inside story of how Allen Ginsberg and Timothy Leary launched the psychedelic revolution together.


The Life of an Idea, Second Edition

Author: Edmund Fawcett

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400889677

Category: Political Science

Page: 536

View: 9091

Despite playing a decisive role in shaping the past two hundred years of American and European politics, liberalism is no longer the dominant force it once was. In this expanded and updated edition of what has become a classic history of liberalism, Edmund Fawcett traces its ideals, successes, and failures through the lives and ideas of exemplary thinkers and politicians from the early nineteenth century to today. Significant revisions--including a new conclusion--reflect recent changes affecting the world political order that many see as presenting new and very potent threats to the survival of liberal democracy as we know it. A richly detailed account of a vulnerable but critically important political creed, this book reminds us that to defend liberalism it is vital to understand its character and history.


Author: Patti Smith

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408832305

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 96

View: 4807

National Book Award-winner Patti Smith revisits her early years in this glittering memoir.


Author: Will Self

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857861018

Category: Bibles

Page: 64

View: 6092

The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

The Visionary Art of William Blake

Christianity, Romanticism and Representing the Divine

Author: Naomi Bilingsley

Publisher: Library of Modern Religion

ISBN: 9781784539832


Page: 256

View: 671

William Blake (1757-1827) is considered one of the most singular and brilliant talents that England has ever produced. Celebrated now for the originality of his thinking, painting and verse, he shocked contemporaries by rejecting all forms of organized worship even while adhering to the truth of the Bible. But how did he come to equate Christianity with art? How did he use images and paint to express those radical and prophetic ideas about religion which he came in time to believe? And why did he conceive of Christ himself as an artist: in fact, as the artist, par excellence? These are among the questions which Naomi Billingsley explores in her subtle and wide-ranging new study in art, religion and the history of ideas. Suggesting that Blake expresses through his representations of Jesus a truly distinctive theology of art, and offering detailed readings of Blake's paintings and biblical commentary, she argues that her subject thought of Christ as an artist-archetype. Blake's is thus a distinctively 'Romantic' vision of art in which both the artist and his saviour fundamentally change the way that the world is perceived.

Drawing the Future

Chicago Architecture on the International Stage, 1900-1925

Author: David Van Zanten,Ashley Elizabeth Dunn,Leslie Coburn

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810128985

Category: Architecture

Page: 113

View: 6886

"Published in conjunction with the exhibition Drawing the Future: Chicago Architecture on the International Stage, 1900-1925, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, April 19-August 11, 2013."


Traditional Shop Signs of Japan

Author: Alan Scott Pate

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691176477

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 9257

"Kanban, a fusion of art and commerce, refers to the traditional signs Japanese merchants displayed on the streets to advertise their presence, denote the products and services to be found inside, as well as to give individual identity and expression to the shop itself. This book will trace the history of the shop sign in Japan, explore some of the businesses and trades represented, and help the reader travel back to the world of traditional Japan, made emblematic in the fascinating world of kanban"--

Politics and the Occult

The Left, the Right, and the Radically Unseen

Author: Gary Lachman

Publisher: Quest Books

ISBN: 0835630080

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 1863

The gritty business of politics is not something we usually associate with the occult. But esoteric beliefs have influenced the destiny of nations since the time of ancient Egypt and China, when decisions of state were based on portents and astrology, to today, when presidents and prime ministers privately consult self-proclaimed seers. Politics and the Occult offers a lively history of this enduring phenomenon. Author and cultural pundit Gary Lachman provocativly questions whether the separation of church and state so dear to modern political philosophy should be maintained. A few of his fascinating topics include the fate of the Knights Templar and the medieval Gnostic Cathars, the occult roots of America and the French Revolution in Freemasonry, Gurdjieff and the swastika, Soviet interest in UFOs, the CIA and LSD, the Age of Aquarius, the millenarian politics that inform the struggle with Islamic terrorism, fundamentalism, and more.

The Missing Years of Jesus

The Extraordinary Evidence that Jesus Visited the British Isles

Author: Dennis Price

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1848504187

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 405

View: 3189

The so-called ‘missing years of Jesus’ – the 18 years that are unaccounted for in the Bible from when Jesus was a boy of 12 to his sudden reappearance at the age of 30. Archaeologist and classical scholar Dennis Price has investigated the clues in Blake’s evocative poem 'Jerusalem' and has paid meticulous attention to the accounts in the ancient Aramaic and Greek versions of the Bible, and he’s also conducted an exhaustive and unprecedented study into the myths and legends of Christ in Britain. With the assistance of specialists in their own fields and by viewing this enthralling subject as a modern missing person’s investigation, Dennis Price has pieced together the various pieces of the jigsaw and now presents compelling and highly original evidence that Christ did indeed visit Britain in the company of Joseph of Arimathea ‘in ancient times’. The weight of new material suggests that Christ remained in Britain for several years before eventually returning to his homeland in the east, and this truly extraordinary book now provides a wealth of new information for all those who are intensely curious about this otherwise undocumented period in the life of the most famous person the world’s ever known. The implications are astonishing and they are presented here, in ‘the greatest story never told’.

Physics and Technology for Future Presidents

An Introduction to the Essential Physics Every World Leader Needs to Know

Author: Richard A. Muller

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400835317

Category: Science

Page: 536

View: 2320

Physics and Technology for Future Presidents contains the essential physics that students need in order to understand today's core science and technology issues, and to become the next generation of world leaders. From the physics of energy to climate change, and from spy technology to quantum computers, this is the only textbook to focus on the modern physics affecting the decisions of political leaders and CEOs and, consequently, the lives of every citizen. How practical are alternative energy sources? Can satellites really read license plates from space? What is the quantum physics behind iPods and supermarket scanners? And how much should we fear a terrorist nuke? This lively book empowers students possessing any level of scientific background with the tools they need to make informed decisions and to argue their views persuasively with anyone--expert or otherwise. Based on Richard Muller's renowned course at Berkeley, the book explores critical physics topics: energy and power, atoms and heat, gravity and space, nuclei and radioactivity, chain reactions and atomic bombs, electricity and magnetism, waves, light, invisible light, climate change, quantum physics, and relativity. Muller engages readers through many intriguing examples, helpful facts to remember, a fun-to-read text, and an emphasis on real-world problems rather than mathematical computation. He includes chapter summaries, essay and discussion questions, Internet research topics, and handy tips for instructors to make the classroom experience more rewarding. Accessible and entertaining, Physics and Technology for Future Presidents gives students the scientific fluency they need to become well-rounded leaders in a world driven by science and technology. Professors: A supplementary Instructor's Manual is available for this book. It is restricted to teachers using the text in courses. For information on how to obtain a copy, refer to: http://press.princeton.edu/class_use/solutions.html Leading universities that have adopted this book include: Harvard Purdue Rice University University of Chicago Sarah Lawrence College Notre Dame Wellesley Wesleyan University of Colorado Northwestern Washington University in St. Louis University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign Fordham University of Miami George Washington University Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

Small Wonders

Late Gothic Boxwood Microcarvings from the Low Countries

Author: Frits Scholten

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789491714931


Page: N.A

View: 3160

Teeming with life, these astounding miniature worlds are virtuoso triumphs of the Late Gothic This volume reveals the extraordinary artistry of the miniature boxwood carvings of the early 16th century--works so small they can fit in the palm of your hand. These ingeniously constructed, wonderfully detailed works depicting biblical scenes were made for private devotion and amusement. Presenting 60 statuettes, miniature altars, prayer nuts, rosaries, skulls and other pendants, Small Wonders is the first examination of these pocket-sized Late Gothic carvings from the Low Countries. The techniques employed to transform these small objects into miniature worlds, teeming with life, have long defied comprehension. Now, through collaborative work by conservators at the Art Gallery of Ontario and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the artists' secrets have been unlocked. The Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario and The Metropolitan Museum of Art constitute the largest and most significant collections of late Medieval and Renaissance boxwood production; the Rijksmuseum possesses a prayer bead inscribed with its original owner's name, together with its copper case and velvet pouch. A tiny triptych, a hinged bead carved inside and out, an opening coffin and skull with images worthy of Halloween, and a rosary given to King Henry VIII are among the approximately 40 marvelous carvings featured. These and other small wonders were specially photographed for this bulky miniature publication, gorgeously designed by Dutch designer Irma Boom, to fully reveal all their thrilling detail.

The Social Vision of William Blake

Author: Michael Ferber

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400857643

Category: Poetry

Page: 272

View: 471

This fresh look at the social and political themes of Blake's poetry shows that he was a phenomenologist of liberation," who contested the dominant ideology of his time and who still speaks passionately to our fears and hopes. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

A Dark Muse

A History of the Occult

Author: Gary Lachman

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780786751907

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 378

View: 1352

The author of A Secret History of Consciousness and Turn Off Your Mind explores the influence of the occult on history and thought from the Renaissance through the modern age, discussing its impact on Emanuel Swedenborg, Charles Boudelaire, Edgar Allan Poe, and many others.


Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s

Author: David S. Rubin

Publisher: Mit Press


Category: Art

Page: 139

View: 4606

A collection of psychedelic art, dating back to the 1960s.


A Novel

Author: Dan Brown

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385542690

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 1559

The #1 New York Times Bestseller (October 2017) from the author of The Da Vinci Code. Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist, and one of Langdon’s first students. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced to flee. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch. They travel to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret. Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and extreme re­ligion, Langdon and Vidal must evade an enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace. They uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch’s shocking discovery…and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us.

William Blake's Sexual Path to Spiritual Vision

Author: Marsha Keith Schuchard

Publisher: Inner Traditions

ISBN: 9781594772115

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 3867

The secret and mystical sexual practices at the heart of William Blake’s creative and spiritual life • Reveals newly discovered family documents connecting Blake’s mother and Blake himself to Moravian and Swedenborgian erotic and visionary experimentation • Shows Blake had access to kabbalistic and tantric techniques of psychoerotic meditation, which used sexual arousal to achieve spiritual vision William Blake (1757-1827) has long been treasured as an artist and poet whose work was born out of authentic spiritual vision. The acutely personal, almost otherworldly look of his artwork, combined with its archetypal casting and depth of emotion, transcend societal conventions and ordinary experience. But much of the overtly sexual work has been destroyed or altered, deemed too heretical by conservative elements among the mystic Moravians and Swedenborgians, whose influence on Blake has been uncovered only recently. The author’s investigation into the radical psychosexual spiritual practices surrounding William Blake, which includes new archival discoveries of Blake family documents, reveals that Moravian and Swedenborgian erotic and visionary experimentation fueled much of Blake’s creative and spiritual life. Drawing also upon modern art restoration techniques, Marsha Keith Schuchard shows that Blake and his wife, Catherine, were influenced by secret kabbalistic and tantric rituals designed to transcend the bonds of social convention. Her exhaustive research provides a new context for understanding the mystical practices at the heart of Blake’s most radical beliefs about sexualized spirituality and its relation to visionary art.

Acrylics Workshop

Author: DK Publishing,Phyllis McDowell

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756622077

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 8277

Presents lessons on painting with acrylics; covers selecting, using, and maintaining painting tools and media; and offers easy-to-follow projects with step-by-step directions.

William Blake and the Myth of America

From the Abolitionists to the Counterculture

Author: Linda Freedman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192542761

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 6295

This volume tells the story of William Blake's literary reception in America and suggests that ideas about Blake's poetry and personality helped shape mythopoeic visions of America from the Abolitionists to the counterculture. It links high and low culture and covers poetry, music, theology, and the novel. American writers have turned to Blake to rediscover the symbolic meaning of their country in times of cataclysmic change, terror, and hope. Blake entered American society when slavery was rife and civil war threatened the fragile experiment of democracy. He found his moment in the mid twentieth-century counterculture as left-wing Americans took refuge in the arts at a time of increasingly reactionary conservatism, vicious racism, pervasive sexism, dangerous nuclear competition, and an increasingly unpopular war in Vietnam, the fires of Orc raging against the systems of Urizen. Blake's America, as a symbol of cyclical hope and despair, influenced many Americans who saw themselves as continuing the task of prophecy and vision. Blakean forms of bardic song, aphorism, prophecy, and lament became particularly relevant to a literary tradition which centralised the relationship between aspiration and experience. His interrogations of power and privilege, freedom and form resonated with Americans who repeatedly wrestled with the deep ironies of new world symbolism and sought to renew a Whitmanesque ideal of democracy through affection and openness towards alterity.