Abraxas aims to represent the best of the international esoteric scene in a high quality printed format. As a bi-annual journal, it seeks to offer relevant and thought-provoking features: ranging from essays that are scholarly and engaging, to images and sounds that challenge and inspire. Our print run is limited, and every issue employs lavish colour and exotic papers – providing for the reader a rare sensory sorcery. Indeed, it is our intent that Abraxas should embody that magical, creative nexus which feeds both mind and soul. And in a world fraught with troubles, our approach is refreshingly non-partisan and inclusive… join us!
Occult Humanities Conference
18-19 October 2013, 2013
We would like to thank our hosts, Pam Grossman and Jesse Bransford for making us a part of their wonderful Occult Humanities conference in New York. From the introduction of new unpublished work by Leonora Carrington, through the visual wonders of Ithell Colquhoun, the resacralisation of urban spaces, the magic of the planetary spheres and all the other inspiring presentations and images, we already miss New York and are ready for a new venture!
(Art by Elijah Burgher, Enclosure for undisclosed ritual action, 2012, acrylic on unstretched canvas, 108 x 72 x 72 inches © Elijah Burgher)
Visions of Enchantment: Occultism, Spirituality and Visual Culture
17-18 March 2014
This two-day conference is a collaboration between the Department of History of Art, University of Cambridge and the Arts University Bournemouth and is organised in association with the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE).
It seeks to investigate the formative role that occultism and spirituality have played in the creation of both Western and non-Western visual and material cultures. The conference aims to provide a stimulating platform for the presentation of innovative research in this field as well as to encourage dialogue and exchange between academics with a specific research interest in art and occultism.
Copies of Abraxas #5 and back issues will be available for sale at this event.