Tag Archives: Helene Petrovna Blavatsky

darwin: bug hunting as trojan horse

…Moreover, men were beginning to have some understanding of the complex interactions in nature, of the contribution to the animal and vegetable “balance” of even the noxious and disagreeable. To pursue in any detail the pleasing evidences of divine purpose … Continue reading

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kipling the esoteric: the a.r.k. man

by Art Chantry ( art@artchantry.com ) rudyard kipling is a very famous name in literature. for instance, he was the very first english speaking recipient (and the youngest) of the nobel prize in literature (1907). we all studied him and … Continue reading

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spooked: after midnight

getting spooky. And it all began with Helena Blavatsky and her spiritualist movement, then assumed a distinct identity within popular American culture… Art Chantry (art@artchantry.com): What do the Cramps, Gwar, Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson, Blackstone the Magician, David Copperfield, penn … Continue reading

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TRACKING DOWN THIS “SOMETHING ELSE”

Many contemporary counterculturalists and psychologists who trend towards the ” human potential” camp of that vocation – are obsessed with the idea that people need to be deprogrammed or de-brainwashed from the inherited percepts of their culture, as well as … Continue reading

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ECSTASY OF GEOMETRY: READING BETWEEN THE LINES

What was the nature of the quest that moved the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian (1872–1944) to abandon the representation of nature in favor of an art of pure abstraction? What, exactly, did Mondrian believe that he had achieved? In any … Continue reading

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MONDRIAN:INCONVENIENT PARADOXES & STRATEGIES OF CONCEALMENT

“As time progressed, however, so did the indoctrination as to the new role of art. In the established media journals we were told by critics such as Clement Greenberg and Leo Steinberg, that Art “challenges previously held assumptions,” and that … Continue reading

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MONDRIAN: THEOSOPHICALLY PAINTING THE GOLDEN CALF

Art for Piet Mondrian( 1872-1944) was a cultural product and a cultural weapon, a privileged instrument for the construction of an urban and, in the best sense of the word, artificial order. Yet Mondrian’s perception of the world, no matter … Continue reading

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MAXED OUT ON DADA: AVOIDING THE DEGENERACY OF GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT

”…it becomes obvious that Max Ernst’s brilliant accomplishment consisted of having developed a syntax by which the employment of this found material could be controlled. For all their independence from traditional artistic techniques and the imitation of nature, it is … Continue reading

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FAITH HEALERS AND TOUCHY-FEELERS

Russians have always had a centuries-long passion for the occult, and in times of social and political change  the paranormal mushroomed, with all manner of psychics, wizards and sorcerers popping up to offer so-called “magical services”, on a much grander, … Continue reading

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By the Skin of Their Teeth

A ninety second viral spot filmed in a hand- held style in downtown Toronto ; a washed out palette that raises the spectre of post-apocalyptic films like Children of Men.Its called called ”Moms Against Climate Change” and aims to raise … Continue reading

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