The Egyptian Postures

Whittlesea, Ian (Ed.)

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“The Egyptian Postures is a guide to the most advanced Mazdaznan exercises that Johannes Itten taught his students at the Bauhaus. Often performed while singing or humming the postures were intended to activate glands and re-channel internal energies, stirring the blood in ways that contributed to the perpetual evolution of humanity. They were also said to induce auto-illumination, the participant’s body generating an intense light from within.

This edition of Dr. Otoman Zar-Adusht Ha’nish’s original instructions has been newly edited and illustrated by Ian Whittlesea with images of actor Ery Nzaramba demonstrating the postures and an in-depth essay by Pádraic E. Moore that explores the relationships between esoteric movements, their racial theories and early modernism's embrace and eventual dismissal of the occult, Mazdaznan and Itten.”

An intriguing blend of historical materials and new reflections exploring the connection between the Bauhaus Movement and the spiritual exercises invented by Dr. Otoman Zar-Adusht Ha’nish, illustrated with images of actor Ery Nzaramba demonstrating the postures drawn by Whittlesea, accompanied an essay by Pádraic E. Moore.

Soft cover with rounded corners, marbled endpapers, 21 x 15 cm, 134 pages, London 2017

ISBN: 978-0-9561738-9-8