Blotkamp, Carel, Mondrian: The Art of Destruction, 1995
Piet Mondrian, one of the greatest artists of the 20
th c., deeply influenced the development of
abstract painting and sculpture. This book focuses largely on the origins of his paintings and
texts, and how his Neo-Plasticism was the outcome of a theosophical view about evolution
that requires the destruction of the old to make way for the new.
Coomaraswamy, Ananda Kentish, Christian and Oriental Philosophy of Art
Nine essays discussing such matters as the true function of aesthetics in art, the importance of
symbolism, and the importance of intellectual and philosophical background to the artist.
Corlett, Alf, Art of the Invisible: Exhibition and Catalogue
Starting with the images of C. W. Leabeater’s “Thought Forms” and “Man Visible and
Invisible”, this book examines the genesis of abstract painting in Europe under the influence
of occultism on different artists. It suggests that the abstract movement is a continuation of
the occult tradition and has parallels in Indian Yantras.
Cousins, James Henry, The Faith of the Artist: Essays
Essays and lectures expressing the nature of the impulse of artists, including the occult and
spiritual, and its relationship to the individual, the interactions of nations, and general life.
Decter, Jacqueline, Nicholas Roerich: The Life and Art of a Russian Master
Artist, writer, humanist, philosopher, educator, explorer, archeologist, and peacemaker. The
course of Nicholas Roerich’s eventful life is illumined by the author of this book,
complementing her vibrant narrative with eighty-eight lavish color plates covering the full
scope of his artistic career
Field, Mike, Symmetry in Chaos: A Search for Pattern in Mathematics, Art and Nature
This book presents a series of computer images of symmetric chaos and fractals, comparing
them with pictures from nature, decorative art, and pattern design. It also provides the
mathematical ideas needed to produce these pictures and their underlying principles.
Gablik, Suzi. The Reenchantment of Art
After showing how the future of the art is dependent on our culture’s spiritual and ethical
renewal, Gablik explores the role of art and artists in accelerating this process, restoring to
our culture a sense of aliveness, and a spiritual and magical dimension.
Gutheil, Emil A., Music and Your Emotions: A Practical Guide to Music Selections Associated
with Desired Emotional Responses
The first scientific study of the effect of music on the individual’s emotions,
Jinarajadasa, Curuppumullage, Art and the Emotions
A collection of five essays by a former International President of the Theosophical Society
on the arts and its relation to character building, the emotional vision of truth, and unification
Jinarajadasa, Curuppumullage, Art as Will and Idea
A collection of six essays by a former International President of the Theosophical Society
discussing such topics as, art as a religious path, art as a liberator, and the message of
Theosophy to art.
Jinarajadasa, Curuppumullage, Karma-less-ness: Theosophical Essays on Art
A collection of ten essays by a former International President of the Theosophical Society
describing theosophical ideals and their influence on how art is perceived. Topics discussed
include art as a means to liberation, the power of the archetype, and the basis of art
expression, among others.
Kandinsky, Wassily, Concerning the Spiritual in Art,
Written by the famous nonobjective painter Wassily Kandinsky, this book is a pioneering
work in the movement to free art from its traditional bonds to material reality. In it he
explains his own theory of painting and crystallizes the ideas that were influencing many
other modern artists of the period.
Moffitt, John F., (John Francis), Occultism in Avant-Garde Art: The Case of Joseph Beuys,
Joseph Beuys represents one of the most significant expressions of the radical avant-garde in
post-War World II Europe. This book shows his life and work as a particular component in a
larger cultural matrix of esoteric tradition, and its influence in modern art.
Pennick, Nigel, Sacred Geometry: Symbolism and Purpose in Religious Structures
An introduction to the principles underlying all geometry and a thorough exploration of how
religious architecture has embodied these principles through the ages, discussing such major
styles as Egyptian, Classical, Romanesque, Islamic, Gothic and Renaissance.
Piper, Raymond Frank, The Hungry Eye: An Introduction to Cosmic Art
Piper’s aim is to unlock the doors of some works of modern art so that we may understand
and enjoy its symbolic, metaphysical and religious dimension.
Regier, Kathleen J., The Spiritual Image in Modern Art
This diverse collection of ten essays demonstrates mystical, or occult, influences on a few
nineteenth and twentieth century artists, including Gauguin, Mondrian, and Kandinsky,
among others, and the spiritual influence in modern art.
Richter, Gottfried, Art and Human Consciousness
This survey of Western art from ancient Egypt to Picasso includes architecture, sculpture and
painting—as well as mythology and legend—presenting the creations of the artists as an
expression of the evolution in human consciousness.
Video Recordings : Schroeder-Sheker, Therese, Music and the Art of Dying, VR 1254 (see below)