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In turning Who can appreciate. The Text is not Intended to fully explain.EARTH.. the first collection of Drawings.. but representative Df the . but are a Song Df Experfence vand of the Negative . Spare creations. Inferno" Df Earth emblematical In Art. . Lastly these pictorial writings in allegory are to convey no. the wonders of dreamers? However. INFERNO N venturing to . to us. morals or sentiments. to AUSTIN SPARS'S few friends and admirers. w IPO.8RUARV. from these remember-they cannot be proved to be senseless although they may seem so. L F. which is not grotesque f'or the sake Df originality. C. we can only hope for the kindly reception that so many have promised. 1'1 PAGE 4. H. as many will. FOREWORD.I. contemptuously.submit this. we cannot fall to see how far removed Is the conception of Earth here presented from the accepted theory. and the reader must be left to place his own Interpretation upon the illustration.

VI.EARTH. o thou that art conducted through this Hell. SYNOPSIS OF INFERNO. 4'. PAGE 5. INFERNO Out che se' per quest' Inferno tratto. FOREWORD. BLINDNESS UNMASKED. Da" I"t. .

I rft.I rft.I rft.I Page.I Pages 16 and 17 • • • ·.I rft. FRONTISPIECE OF MYSELF THE THE THE AND • rft. • rft.I UNMASKING rft.I DEDICATION AND YOUTH ALLEGORY ARGUMENT DESPAIR rft.I • rft.I rft.I ILLUSION rft.I rft. Pages 12 and 13 • Pages 14 and 15 • Pages 18 and 19 • Pages :10 and 21 • Pages 22 and 23 • Pages :14 and :15 • Pages 26 and 27 • Pages 28 and 29 • Page 30 ••••• ·. · · ·.I rft. . ..I rft. rft.s 4 and 5 •• Pages 8 and 9 •• INFERNO ·. FOREWORD rft.I rft.I .s 10 and ..I rft.I rft. ·. AND . CONTENTS ~ Page.I • PAGE 6... DOMINION NIGHTMARE KNOWLEDGE rft.I rft.I rft. ...I rft.I rft.EARTH. CHAOS .I rft.I rft.I rft.I rft.I rft.I THE DWELLERS ZOD-KIA'S LIFE'S FINIS ON THE THRESHOLD rft..I rft.I PORTRAIT rft.I rft.I ·.I rft.I rft.I rft....I rft..

w w PAGE 7.AND. W HUMANITY.EARTH. W W THE CHAOS OF CONTENTS CREATION. DESTINY. . INFERNO CONTENTS. .

E ARTH INFERNO ~g . . SYMBOLICAL PAGE 8.

PAGE 9. .vlylng barren On the Parapet of the Subconsciousness in humanity j And humanity sinking into the pit of conventionality.INFERNO EARTH The desertion of the "Universal Woman. Hall! The convention of the age is nearing its limit. And with it a resurrection of the Primitive Woman.

.. ~cIo.' PA.GE 10. INFERNO No love nor frankincense No sentiment But Egyptian effigies. nor rime do I offer. II do I offer thee. BOOK. N. Strange Assyrian writing on stone.. AND A FEW I DEDICATE THIS FRIENDS . And "The Book of the KIA:' All things such as you love:Strange Desires and Morbid Fancies. Such do I give. ~ ~ ~ TO G. DEDICATION..EARTH.. W.

sion.) PAGE 11.." Youth emerging from Illu. The old man. INFERNO ~ ""fJ YOUTH UNMASKS.EARTH.~ DEDICATION. ~ IITHEE AND ME. It (Experience. And entering . .

. ...... ......... But alas I on entering to the consclousnesswOf my real being. .. And I strayed with her.....All men seem eating and drinking the II Joy of the Round Feast.wLosing myself in the thoughtfulness Of my unreal self..... . . t:"i) PAGE 12. And.. ...... ... ....... ... .. saw me.. as though in a Gloomy wood. .·'..... .. .. SPARE... . have put a purple colour about my brow..... to find fostering ••The ali-prevailing woman. OF MYSELF:Alas I I am morbid.... ~ INFERNO Strange images of myself did I create... U Hall f The Jewelln the Lotus........" wh lle I am Melancholy and silent... into the path direct......EARTH'. .. as humanity .... As I gazed into the seeming pit of others..." ~ AUSTIN O. astray... ....

INFERNO PORTRAIT OF HISSELF PAGE 13. .EARTH.

on the Parapet of Life.R' (OF EARTH.) INFERNO Without a name. The Pleasure in Pleasure Is the expectation of the actual." Yet Pleasure standeth by your Priest. but Evolution. the Black Draped Figure I call Life's Knowledge. ~ THE ALLEGORY. While that Jester Knowledge exposes Death only. cAl This I will call a Rehearsal of Thought. Fools. Take what you can of her..EARTH. d. And the Mirror of Truth reveals nought. And with a name II SIKAH/' I call him "The Agnostic Priest" (arising from the dead). . Hut the actual Isa crude awakening From the blindness. Oulded by the Light of Hope. move on. While the dead sleep with the Oain of the World. your reward is neither IS Here nor after. Yet you pay your full. And yet we. PAGE 14.

NO TIlE AllEGORY PAGE is.EARTH. INFER. .

II How long have I to live?" The voice of a god answered. And answer'd I myself am Heaven and Hell. Some letter of that after life to spell: And by and by my soul return'd to me. OMAR KHAVYAM OF NAISHApUR. "Thou shalt exlst for millions and millions of years. One gazed into the mirror of the Conscience and asked. A period of millions of years.EARTH." PAGE 16. . INFERNO II THE ARGUMENT. SENT my soul through the invisible.

HELL. INFERNO EVOLUTION.EARTH. PAGE 17. I MYSELF AM ~ HEAVEN 8/. .

REVERE the KIA and Your Mind will become TR. In weakness we can become strong. Also the Jewel in the Lotus. Died premature and with It the love of care.ANQUIL. INFERNO CREED OF DESPAIR.EARTH. cIw The barrenness of this life but remains. I am even exempt from my own created PLEASURES ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ AMEN. The morrow holds nought for me Save Sin and Death. PAGE ia . Yet In despair we begin to see true light. ~ My ambition is DEAD.

.EARTH. INFBRNO "'TI-lE DESPAIlt .. PAGE 19. ..

and strident howl6.SBS II THIS GULF. DANTS . Resounded through the air without a starWhence I. laND 16.EARTH. IlBVBL. Ill. That thou art nelt. Differing tongues and horrid utterances. "PAGE 20. sighs. a tumult made which circulates Aye In that air without a season dyed. And words of anguish and tones of rage. . wept thereat. INF. XI. I will Spew thee out of my mouth. INFERNO I know thy works. INF. So then because thou art lukewarm. 114'. III. AND EKE THE FOLK WHICH IT POSSESS.ATlONS. at the beginning. THE INFERNO OF THE NORMAL. And neither cold nor hot. High and hoarse voices.her cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. CfflaP. Like to the sand whenas the whirlwind blows.. 6•• Here lamentations.. . DANTB . VBR... and with them a sound Of hands.

. and exposes the Inferno ofT... ~ ... to witness this extravagance... . INFERNO The perpetual youth of man arises... the KIA and the lOS.HE NORMAL. Oh I come with me.." .EARTH.... PAG! 21. Draws aside the curtain-Faith (a token of humanity's LIMITED knowledge).. -..""'" ..

[g.. As we dwell on the Threshold to one extreme. _S_o_n_th_e_T_H_R_ES H_O_L_D_.EARTH. . And find how subcutan.. This ..... When we raze Into the mirror of our-SELF.1will call the HELL 01 the Intrinsic Being. And see our works as others Judge them. PAGE. __ •.eous our Attainments are. R_· __ . The Intrinsic BEINO Is prematurely nascent. Alas I we are children of EARTH.22. Creating a CHAOS of Rellectlon. Then we realize our Insignificance To the Incomprehensible Intenect of The Absolute KIA (the omniscient). . INFERNO Th e__D_W_E~_L_LE .

PAGE 23. . DANTS INP.EARTH.1. INFERNO Nel mezzo del cammin dl nostra vita. 1. In midway of the journey of our life.

.... .. For the ZOD-KIA's are The Hands of Death. INFERNO ZOD-KIA1S DOMINION. THIS IS CALLED rAt" BODILY SUFFERING. . lit How barren. Chained by Faith and Blind understanding._. ..EARTH.. Here Death lies dead.. . . PAGE 24. Alas I The temple diagnosis.. ~ ~ ~ rAt" • ~ A Resurrection 01 crime unpaid. yet it is and shall Be..

EARTH. PAGE 25. . ZOD-KIXsbON'NION SUFFERING AND FAITH. DEATH. INFERNO ZOO-KIA's &.

~ r :• ("DEATH IS ALL. \. that arose and developed with Knowledge..t'> At...t'> • .eliglon (an obelisk of humanity's Insignificance). and Dissipation creative of reproach).stlny... . WInged and Itfllethnot.EARTH. . works with Death. De. ... t. "'4".t'> • ~ . t. AtThe voluptuous figure Is emblematic Of Extravagance (from· which all t. INFERNO ~ LIFE'S NIGHTMARE.. Against which standeth R. [l7.") PiGE 26.. Overshadowed by the double-headed horsePrejudgment. From behind.. DIssipations emanate.

. rfw DEBAUCHER PLEASURE. cr. SLOTH. DESTINY II DUTH. PRE.&.t LIFE'S NIGHTMARE. GLUTTONY.~ PAGE 27. ~ DI~SI. BLASPHEMY.EARTH. ~ INFERNO EXCESS. A REHEARSAL OF DESPAIR.JUDG~ MENT. CONTEMPT.PATION REPROACH. .

the Jester. . This is the Alpha and Omega.EARTH. He shewed us allThe World. Capsizing the Feast of Illusion.. INFERNO FINIS -.. Lo. and ~ The Being.. PAGE 28. I beheld Knowledge. Then drawing aside false Truth. The Flesh. Alas I on entering at the Oate$ of Life.

~ PAGE 29.EARTH. INFERNO ILLUSION & TRUTH. . ALPHA AND OMEGA.

. 1$ t:a ~ 1904. ~ AUSTIN OSMAN SPARE. .. ~ PAGE 30..m HERE ENDS THIS BOOK M NOSED the Idols I have loved so lonr Have done my credit and the World much wrong: Have drown'd my glory in a shallow Cup And sold my Reputation for a song. OMAR KHAYYAM. .

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