Robert Buratti of Collective 777, the Art Guild of Ordo Templi Orientis Australia was interviewed by ABC regarding “Art As A Spiritual Practice.”
In part, the interview states: “Robert Buratti, curator of the Windows to the Sacred exhibition at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, believes that the two Crowley artworks he has on show are testament to the original intention of art as a ritual of spiritual freedom. According to Buratti, the surrealist movement founded by Andre Breton also believed in art as a window to the sacred.
‘‘They said: “What are we on this earth to achieve? What is our true will as an artist to do? Organised religion has let us down. They can only take us so far. Money can only take us so far. So what are we going to actually achieve on this earth to get us to the next level of freedom?” It comes back to art.’
You can hear the entire interview here: http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programitem/pgJE6g8ZpV?play=true
And read some excerpts from the program here: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/spiritofthings/windows-to-the-sacred-art-and-the-holy/6487640