Decad of Intelligence

Ithell Colquhoun


Ithell Colquhoun (1906–88) has frequently been considered solely as a footnote to the history of British Surrealism, but her contributions to the development of twentieth-century esoteric art and theory are now being more widely recognized.

The Decad of Intelligence is  an important and poetic work that Colquhoun developed in the 1970s. It is based on the list of sephirotic intelligences set out in the Sepher Yetzirah. Originally, it was conceived to be a small book of ten enamel pieces, each depicting a different sephira and accompanied by a description of their properties. Colquhoun intended this work to be used as a guide to contemplation for understanding the deep nature of each of the sephiroth, both in isolation and in completeness.

Published here for the first time, we are presenting Decad of Intelligence according to the wishes of the artist. A custom made box holds a booklet of texts and loose prints of the enamels. These have been printed in six-colours to best capture the vivid and nuanced qualities of the originals.


The enlightened one vision of the harmony of things. ITHELL COLQUHOUN

Ontological Graffiti

Michael P. Bertiaux

Ontological Graffitti contains perhaps Bertiaux’s most lucid writing to date. Here he explores the work conducted in the Hyde Park Lodge between the late 1960s and mid-1970s and presents the art which empowered many of the workings and the documents and papers that served to record these experiences. It was during this period that Bertiaux produced some of his best-known work, including Cosmic Meditation and many of the Monastery papers. Ontological Graffitti may be considered as a personal guidebook for spiritual-gnostic explorations and revelations.

The Hyde Park Lodge was able to tap into extra-dimensional, transcendental mind-forms, and develop methods to understand and make use of  inner-plane communications. This book details the work which allowed this ability, and serves as a magical record of a group of seekers discovering gnostic and vudu pathways and making use of the tremendous energy and knowledge gained from traveling them. MICHAEL BERTIAUX


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