Treasure House of Images: Mysticism and Transcendence in the Art of J.F.C. Fuller
Krzysztof Azarewicz is a Polish-born traveller, publisher, psychonaut and explorer of magical realms of existence. A founder and director of Lashtal Press that publishes books by Aleister Crowley, Austin O. Spare and others in Polish, Krzysztof has also written several essays on Thelema, Magick, Tarot and Alchemy that were translated into English, French and Spanish.
He holds a M.A. in Political Science.
He travels extensively with his wife, Ania, exploring magical realms of existence from Tibetan plateau, through pyramids and deserts of Northern Africa, to occult scenes of Berlin, London and New York.
J.F.C. Fuller (1878 – 1966) was a British Army officer, military historian, strategist, early theorist of modern armoured warfare, whose analysis helped to develop a tactics called blitzkrieg. He was also a student of Aleister Crowley and a member of his magical order called AA. Not much attention is put on his career as an artist. He created extraordinary mystical paintings and drawings used by Crowley to illustrate his periodical of scientific illuminism, “The Equinox”. Fuller’s paintings were also supposed to decorate walls of the AA temples in order to create a specific mystical atmosphere allowing aspirants to transcend everyday state of mind and enter the state of Gnosis. Similar experimental attitude was adopted by Paul Gauguin in his House of Pleasure and Aleister Crowley in his Abbey of Thelema.
In this richly illustrated presentation Krzysztof will discuss symbolism of Fuller’s artwork and also will share his experiences from magical workings conducted in the modern temple decorated with murals inspired by Fuller.