Abraxas is a journal of contemporary and historical esoteric art and culture printed in a high quality format. Of limited print run and superb design and typography, Abraxas aims to disclose the connection between artistic movements and the esoteric sensibility across the centuries and up to our days.
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.
Esoteric art and culture has undergone a vibrant upsurge of interest over the past two decades and the publishing and editorial team behind Abraxas have played a considerable role in ensuring information on this fascinating universe could be delivered to the wider public.
News: For immediate release – Abraxas Journal Third Issue
Abraxas is a journal of contemporary esoteric art and culture printed in a high quality format. Our third issue will be available for purchase from February 27th, 2013. Of limited print run and superb design and typography, Abraxas aims to disclose the connection between artistic movements and the esoteric sensibility across the centuries right up to our days.
In the last decade the esoteric sensibility has undergone a resurging wave of attention in the world of the arts and in academic circles. The exceptional popularity of the Tate exhibition ‘Dark Monarch’ 2009, the English Opera Dr. Dee (2009), the Cuming Museum’s exhibition of Austin Osman Spare works (2010), Turner Prize shortlist Mark Titchner involvement with magical sigils, the Science Museum exhibition on Alchemy (2013) and Cambridge’s University conference on Esoteric Art (2012) are all examples of this resurging interest.
Large, glossy and beautifully designed, Abraxas aims to represent this interest by showcasing people at the intersection between the occult and the creative, the contemporary and the historical, the familiar and the unknown.
A special place in issue Three is occupied by the recently discovered art by artist and occultist Alistair Crowley and the academic publications which followed the discovery.
Issue Three also displays the works of talented symbolist painter Denis Forkas Kostromitin who completed a special piece for Abraxas Deluxe edition, Italian novelist Francesco Dimitri’s description of southern Italian spider possession, Chicago based photographer Rik Garrett’s Earth magic, together with a host of other exceptional artists and writers. [For a full list of contributors click here].
Abraxas founders are Robert Ansell an esoteric art dealer who is a former director of Sotheby’s and Christina Oakley Harrington founder of the legendary Treadwell’s Bookshop in Central London. Both Christina and Robert have been at the forefront of the esoteric most literary and intellectual circles for the past few decades.
Price: £15 (Paperback)