In the poem accompanying the illustration ‘Black Magic’ in The Art of Rosaleen Norton, the Australian ‘Witch of Kings Cross’ wrote:
Panther of silence; god of Night; Lord of the wild inhuman stars:
You are my own; teeming soul of solitude.
Here is no loneliness, secret Master –
You, Dark Spirit are with me.
The welcome news for many admirers of the magical art of Rosaleen Norton and that of Austin Osman Spare – admirers who have patiently waited for many months – is that Dark Spirits is with us!
Small batches of the standard hardcover edition manifested on 05 December 2012 (the 33rd anniversary of Rosaleen Norton’s death), and have been arriving gradually since. The Deluxe Edition, fully bound in black leather, is due for delivery this day. As such, we happily anticipate shipping copies during the week of 17-21 December 2012.
Some (but not many) copies of the standard hardcover edition of Dark Spirits: The Magical Art of Rosaleen Norton and Austin Osman Spare remain available.