Episode 23

The Art of the Occult: An Interview with Sarah Elizabeth

Published on: 26th October, 2021

Suzanne LaGrande interviews writer, blogger, online art curator Sarah Elizabeth who has just published The Art of the Occult, a visual sourcebook for the Modern Mystic.

The book draws together art from a variety of occult sources and practices: from theosophy and kabbalah, from alchemy; spiritualism to sacred geometry. It introduces the ideas behind different occult traditions and showcases the artists who have been influenced by them.

Included in the book are  symbolic and mythical images of the Pre-Raphaelites; the automatic drawing of Hilma af Klint and Madge Gill; Leonora Carrington's surrealist interpretation of myth, alchemy and kabbalah; and much more.

In the interview Ms. Elizabeth discusses how her interest curiosity about art and artists that she loved, combined with her interest in occult themes inspired this book, how art juxtaposes different realities and how it helps ask important questions particularly in times of upheaval.

For more about Sarah Elizabeth's work visit https://unquietthings.com/ or https://linktr.ee/ghoulnextdoor

For more interviews with intriguing women artists, activists and social change makers visit DisobedientFemmes.com or suzannelagrande.com

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Suzanne LaGrande

I am a writer, artist and radio producer and host of Disobedient Femmes, Shaman's notebook & The Voice Plays. For more about me visit: suzannelagrande.com