An excerpt from the definitive biography of the controversial occultist Austin Osman Spare, an enfant terrible of the Edwardian art world whose work was both hailed as genius and decried as immoral decadence.
Gnostic ideas are being gnawed over, processed, and consumed in ever more popular forms of culture. Perhaps through the loss of our gods we have had to become our own multiple gods, as we realized a need to fill a vacuum left by myth.
There are no ready-made laws and no ultimate physical laws pertaining to our bodies. There are only entrenched behavioral habits and there is a freedom within ourselves that enables us to rise to a higher form of life.