Hermetic magic is often just a method of focusing willpower on fine-arts projects — as seen in Grant Morrison’s The Invisibles

“You know in the twenties Magicians still had style. Turbans, tuxedos and tarts in tiaras. Smashing times. Now it’s all Sigils, stubble and self abuse.”

-Alan Moore, probably making fun of Grant Morrison

[Moore saw himself as similar to the Golden Dawn occultists of the 1920s, and Morrison’s style is notorious for its use of sigils.]


Grant Morrison’s The Invisibles starts out rather strongly, but quickly becomes self-indulgent.

It starts off with a working-class, blond Cockney boy – kind of like a young John Constantine with longer hair.
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