Spirit + Flesh
Spirit Flesh by Fakir Musafar. First edition (2002). First impression in near fine condition. No internal markings, there is some minor scuffing to the cover and spine. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Spirit FleshFakir Musafar personally explores primitive body decoration and rituals, and has been carrying out this research for fifty years. So, Spirit Flesh is the first monograph devoted to Fakir's photography.
Artist BioFakir introduced concepts and also practices for the "body first" approach to explore spirituality in art, body modifications, SM and what he called "body play". The 1985 film Dances Sacred & Profane showcases Fakir's practices and also expresses his views. As well as in the 2013 film Body Of God, and in RE / Search publications 1986 book Modern Primitives (a term Fakir coined in 1979 to describe himself and a few kindred spirits). Both Fakir's interviews and writings have been included in many anthologies and scholarly works. For example: Bodies Under Siege, Self mutilation and Body Modification in Culture and Psychiatry, Mark Thompson's Leatherfolk; Freedom Press' Voices From The Edge. As well as Random House's Villard Books edition of Different Loving, Valerie Steele's 1996 Oxford University Press book Fetish. Therefore, he has been labeled by various media as the "Father of the Modern Primitive Movement". For nine years he published his own photo magazine, Body Play & Modern Primitives, for those in our culture "who hear the sound of a different drummer."
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