Physical Description 78 p. : ill. ; 31 cm.
Contents Note The focus of life / written and illustrated by Austin Osman Spare. Originally published: London : Morland, 1920.
Now for reality: The focus of life-the mutterings of Aaos
A Crowley & A O Spare
ISBN = 1872736017
Aleister Crowley & A.O. Spare, Now for Reality, Mandrake Press Ltd.1990 No. Ltd Ed of 1000 Intro Frederick Carter Essay by Keith Richmond. Focus of Life with 1st pub of the 9 poems A.C. wrote to accompany the illustrations. Large format (11ins x 8.5ins) 78pp F in F DW Order No. 675 £40
Now for Reality.
By Spare, Austin O.
Published by Holmes Pub Group Llc (May 1, 1990)
ISBN: 1872736017 Original list price: $47.50
Publisher's reported availability: Out of Print
Weight: 1.30 lbs. Dimensions: 0.50 in. by 8.75 in. by 12.25 in.
Several of Spare's drawings depict the Divine Maiden leading the artist into the labyrinthine magical world. One of his most important single works, The Ascension of the Ego from Ecstasy to Ecstasy - which is included in his self-published masterpiece of 1913, The Book of Pleasure - shows the Goddess welcoming Spare himself, who on this occasion appropriately has wings issuing forth from his head. Spare's 'ego', or personal identity, is shown merging with an earlier animal incarnation and the two forms transcend each other in the form of a primal skull - union with Kia. And in another fine work, Now for Reality, the Maiden is there once again, lifting a veil which leads to the mysterious realm beyond.
From Three Artists