" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

March 1, 2018

The Witch of Kings Cross?

Painting on the cover by Rosaleen Norton
I've been reading Peter Levenda's book 'The Dark Lord' at the same time as I've been reading Mark Frost's
'The Secret History of Twin Peaks' and in Frost's book he mentions rocket scientist Jack Parsons allegedly blowing himself up accidentally with rocket fuel where he was living and then friends finding the body and then worrying what to do about a big mural of a satanic looking Pan figure painted on one of Jack's walls.
I thought maybe that was what the picture on the front cover of  'The Dark Lord' was, but it turns out to be a painting by
Rosaleen Norton.
Rosaleen Norton was certainly an interesting character by all accounts.
"Bible said the challenge that Norton presented so frankly to society during the 1950s, still mirrored themes prevalent today.
“I think hers is a more contemporary story than people realise,” Bible said.
“Powerful, intelligent women are still persecuted today — our last Prime Minister was called a witch too.
“Rosaleen was also a pagan and her philosophy was to worship nature over the dollar — when has that idea ever been more important than today?”
Norton’s often-banned artwork graphically depicted otherworldly demons, gods and sex acts.

The green eyed goddess?!
Chameleon Eyes?
You're not doing us green eyed people a favour there are you Rosaleen?-)
Untitled work, Rosaleen Norton, with panther (symbolic of black magic) and other figures.
From 'The Secret History of Twin Peaks'
Rosaleen Norton - Artworks
I wonder if Rosaleen would have liked the 'Twin Peaks'TV show if she had of lived long enough to see it and if she would have thought that the owls aren't what they seemed?-)

1 comment:

Rob and Trish MacGregor said...

The labyrinth of your mind, Daz!