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Diagrams from Dr Alesha Sivartha’s Book of Life (1898)

- November 15, 2017 in anatomy, brains, mysticism, phrenology, spirituality, theosophy

A series of superbly intricate and striking "brain maps", illustrating Dr Alesha Sivartha's unique blend of blend of science, sociology, mysticism and religion, a spiritual teaching which apparently attracted the attention of Mark Twain among others.

The Strange Case of Mr William T. Horton

- March 9, 2016 in Art & Illustrations, aubrey beardsley, decadence, leonard smithers, mysticism, occult, the savoy, w. b. yeats, w. t. horton, william t. horton

Championed in his day by friend and fellow mystic W. B. Yeats, today the artist William T. Horton and his stark minimalistic creations are largely forgotten. Jon Crabb on a unique and unusual talent.