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Angus MacLise papers, 1956-2010

Series VII: Bardo Matrix Material, 1974-1979

This series includes publications and prints released by Bardo Matrix, the publishing company that Angus MacLise and Ira Cohen stated in 1974 in Kathmandu, Nepal. While the majority of items in this series are final, published items, there are also proofs and alternate editions represented in the series as well. This series also includes material related to Ting Pa, the literary and arts journal MacLise edited and published while living in Nepal.

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Publications



Box 10 Folder 13-18 Bowles, Paul. Next to Nothing . Kathmandu: Bardo Matrix, 1976. "Starstreams 5."

2 copies (numbered & with tipped-in photo).


Box 10 Folder 13-18 Cohen, Ira; drawings by Petra Vogt. Poems from the Cosmic Crypt. Kathmandu: Bardo Matrix/Kali Press, 1976.

4 copies: 1 hardcover with stamped cover (unnumbered, with laid-in print inscribed to Ira), 1 hardcover without stamped cover, 2 unbound.


Box 10 Folder 13-18 Cohen, Ira; drawings by Jimmy Thapa. Gilded Splinters. Kathmandu: Bardo Matrix, 1977. "Starstreams Special Edition." 2 copies (signed & numbered with photo tipped in on rear flyleaf).


Box 10 Folder 13-18 Cohen, Ira. Kathmandu Portfolio. Rotterdam: Cold Turkey Press and Kathmandu: Bardo Matrix, 1976.

Portfolio of 12 postcards of photographs by Cohen. 2 copies.


Box 10 Folder 13-18 Cohen, Ira, & Dana Young. Opium Elementals. Kathmandu: Bardo Matrix, 1976.

Signed by Cohen and Young. "A Starstreams Special Edition." 2 copies (signed/numbered, no. 18 and 199).


Box 10 Folder 13-18 Cohen, Ira. Seven Marvels . Kathmandu: Bardo Matrix, 1975.

"Starstreams Poetry Series Number 2." 2 copies (1 with laid-in material, consisting of: laid-in telex from Lady [i.e. Diane] 'n' Sheldon Rochlin, and clipping from The Motherland, January 6, 1973 with a poem by "Lady 'n'" [i.e. Diane Rochlin].


Box 10 Folder 13-18 Cohen, Ira. [Poems from Seven Marvels ]. [Kathmandu: Bardo Matrix, 1975.]

Loose poems from the portfolio publication Seven Marvels, as follows: "Silver shoetrees in Hermes' closet" (2 copies), "The earthstealers have arrived!" (1 copy), "for Geoffrey Humphreys" (1 copy), "1. I have with me the perception…" (2 copies), "For Frank Herbert and Bene Tleilaxu Face Dancers" (2 copies).


Box 10 Folder 13-18 Cohen, Ira. Poem for La Malinche . Kathmandu: Bardo Matrix/Bureau of Surrealist Research, [ca. 1974].

2 copies, one housed in decorated envelope addressed in ms. to Don Snyder.


Box 10 Folder 13-18 [Cohen, Ira.] "Combustible Breasts." [Place of publication not identified]: Universal Mutant,, undated

Doublesided broadside, possibly issued folded as a card (these copies unfolded). (2 copies)


Box 10 Folder 13-18 [Cohen, Ira.] Universal Mutant.

[N.p.: Bardo Matrix, n.d.] 4-p. pamphlet with laid-in print. 2 copies (1 signed.)


Box 10 Folder 13-18 [Cohen, Ira.] From the Cosmic Crypt: An Exhibition of Photographs by Ira Cohen . Kathmandu: The Gallery Jochhe Tole, 1975.

4-p. catalog brochure from an exhibit of Cohen's photographs, May -June, 1975. 2 copies.


Box 10 Folder 13-18 [Cohen, Ira; drawings by Petra Vogt.] ["La Malinche" (title in Nepali)]. Kathmandu: Bardo Matrix, 1975.


Box 10 Folder 13-18 Cohen, Ira. From the Divan of Petra Vogt . Rotterdam: Cold Turkey Press, 1976.


Box 10 Folder 13-18 Cohen, Ira. Whatever You Say May be Held Against You . Kathmandu: Shivastan Publishing, 2004.


Box 10 Folder 13-18 Cohen, Ira. "All Poetry is Mantra." [Kathmandu: Publisher not identified, undated .] Broadside., undated


Box 10 Folder 13-18 Corso, Gregory. Way Out: A Poem in Discord. Kathmandu: Bardo Matrix, 1974.

"Starstreams Poetry Series Number 1." 2 copies (no. 443 and 453).


Box 10 Folder 13-18 Di Prima, Diane. Loba Part II. Pt. Reyes, [CA] and Kathmandu: Eidolon Editions, 1976.

"…printed for Eidolon Editions by Dreamweapon…" 2 complete copies, plus 2 copies with no cover and 1 cover proof.


Box 10 Folder 13-18 Falk, Jane. Ckrowww. Kathmandu: Bardo Matrix, 1977.

"Starstreams Poetry Series No. 6." English-Nepali bilingual edition. Nepali translations by Chaitanya Upadhya. Edition of 500. 3 copies (2 numbered copies, 1 copy numbered "zero" with variant binding).


Box 10 Folder 13-18 Ford, Charles Henri. 7 Poems. Kathmandu: Bardo Matrix, 1974.

With tipped-on cover photo. 3 copies (1 signed by Cohen & Ford with attached photo print; 1 unsigned, unnumbered copy with attached photo print; 1 unsigned, unnumbered copy with no photo and variant paper stock.)


Box 10 Folder 13-18 Gaynor, Iris M. Exits . Kathmandu: Bardo Matrix, 1977.

"A Starstreams Special Edition." Edition of 200 numbered copies. 3 copies (two numbered; one numbered "zero.")


Box 10 Folder 13-18 MacLise, Angus. On the Hill of the Self-Created Lord: A Guide-Book to Swayambhu, including a synopsis of the Swayambhu Purana . Cover title: On the Hill of the Self Revealed Lord . Kathmandu: Dreamweapon, 1974.


Box 10 Folder 13-18 MacLise, Angus. The Subliminal Report . Kathmandu: Bardo Matrix, 1975.

Starstreams Poetry Series no. 4. 2 copies (small-type cover font, numbered 105, and larger cover font and different paper stock, numbered 411).


Box 10 Folder 13-18 MacLise, Angus. The Cloud Doctrine . Kathmandu: Dreamweapon, 1974.

2 copies (one copy with long inscription to Don Snyder on cover and accompanying mailing envelope addressed to Snyder; one copy signed on back cover, with variant shadowed title lettering on front cover).


Box 10 Folder 13-18 [MacLise, Angus]/Mahakala Cheno. The Music Scores for the Short Mahakala Puja. Kathmandu: Dreamweapon, [ca. 1972-1975].

2 copies: no. 5/50 (inscribed to Hetty Maclise); no. 42/50.


Box 10 Folder 13-18 MacLise, Angus, ed. Ting Pa 3: West One Now . Kathmandu: Dreamweapon Press, Winter 1973.


Box 10 Folder 13-18 Sagaraya. The Witch Speaks: Snake Tongue. Kathmandu: Snake Tongue, 1976.

2 copies (1 numbered & inscribed to AM, one signed & numbered with laid-in ms. price card).


Box 10 Folder 13-18 Valenza, Roberto Francisco. The Clearing Stage . Kathmandu: Bardo Matrix, 1976.

3 copies (signed & numbered, each with a different tipped-in photo print. One is inscribed "to the hanging man").


Box 10 Folder 13-18 Valenza, Roberto Francisco. Lost Contact . Kathmandu: Bardo Matrix, 1977.

"Kathmandu Poetry Edition." 2 copies (1 numbered & inscribed "to you in yr. breath whoever u are"; 1 signed and numbered no. 253/250 [sic]).


Box 10 Folder 13-18 Vogt, Petra. Illustration proofs for Poems From the Cosmic Crypt. [1976.]

2 proofs each of 7 different illustrations.



Box 14 Cohen, Ira. "Ballad of the Gone MacLise." Kathmandu: [Bardo Matrix], 1979.

Broadside poem. 2 copies (1 signed, 1 unsigned).


Box 14 Cohen, Ira; drawing by Adrian Brooks. "Bombay Black." [N.p.: n.n., n.d.]

Broadside poem. 2 copies.


Box 14 [Cohen, Ira.] Woodblock print of photograph of Ira Cohen with owl & skull. [Ca. 1974-1979.]


Box 14 [Cohen, Ira.] "Shivaratri 1979." Pashupatinath, Nepal: [n.n.], February 29, 1979.



Box 28 Folder 2 Note from John Chick to Richard Aaron re. business of selling prints (in decorated envelope), 1975



Box 14 Cohen, Ira, design by Sidney E. Hushour. "And again you will be gone…" [N.p.: n.d.]

Broadside poem. 2 copies (hand-colored).


Box 14 Cohen, Ira. "Blue Oracle." Kathmandu: [Bardo Matrix], 1975.

Broadside poem. 2 copies (1 inscribed to Angus & Hetty MacLise; 1 signed with slightly different design).


Box 14 Cohen, Ira; drawing by Adrian Brooks. "Night Song." [Kathmandu: Bardo Matrix, undated ]., undated

Broadside poem. 2 copies.


Box 14 East Scene vol. 1, no. 1 (May /June 1975).

Alt. titles on different places in publication:East Trip, East Art, Calendar of Heavenly Phenomenae, Astro-Data Chart. 2 copies; one signed by Ira Cohen; 1 with ms. additions/corrections.


Box 14 MacLise, Angus. "1974 Flyer from Dreamweapon Kathmandu / N.Y." Kathmandu: Dreamweapon, 1974.

2 copies (1 unsigned but with ms. annotations in the hand of AM, 1 signed at bottom).


Box 14 [MacLise, Angus & Hetty, eds.] Ting Pa Kathmandu Special [no. 1]. Kathmandu: [A.] MacLise, Fall 1972.

No. 1 of 150, with ms. corrections.


Box 14 MacLise, Angus, and Francis Brooks, eds. Ting Pa 2 . Kathmandu: [A. MacLise], Spring 1973.


Box 14 MacLise, Angus, & Mahaprasad Shresta. The Swayambhu Underground: The Maps, & Key to the Secret Chambers: The Legend. Kathmandu: Dreamweapon, 1975.

Two copies (no. 1 & 9 of 25). Both copies have different colored inks on front & back covers, and the inner booklets appear to be individually typed on rice paper.


Box 14 [McDonald, Katie.] "On dreamers." [Kathmandu: Bardo Matrix, ca. 1979.] Broadside poem.


Box 14 Spirit Catcher Bookshop Broadsheet, July 1975. Kathmandu: Spirit Catcher Bookshop, 1975.


Box 14 Spirit Catcher Bookshop Broadsheet, August 1975. Kathmandu: Spirit Catcher Bookshop, 1975.


Box 14 Spirit Catcher Bookshop Broadsheet, November 1975. Kathmandu: Spirit Catcher Bookshop, 1975.


Box 14 Spirit Catcher! Kathmandu: [Spirit Catcher Bookshop], 1976.

Broadside.


Box 14 Zaō Gongen [i.e. Ira Cohen]. "Nembutsu." Broadside poem, /010/25, 1975.

2 copies (1 on green paper, 1 orange).


Box 14 Unidentified artist. Print: grid of red images of the Buddha on rice paper. 18.5 x 13".


Bardo Matrix Prints



Box 15 Mandala with floral pattern and inner triangle pattern -- 1 copy


Box 15 4 rows of mushroom-like figures with Chinese writing -- 1 copy


Box 15 Three-faced Vajra demon -- 1 copy


Box 15 Circular radar-screen image -- 1 copy


Box 15 Uncollated panel strips from The Swayambhu Underground -- 5 pieces


Box 15 "Spirit Catcher" -- Seated figure with nagas, hourglass, demon -- 1 copy


Box 15 Sanskrit text with lotus design -- 1 copy


Box 15 Chinese square emblem, 3 figures under "L.B.S." heading, in gold, yellow, and purple ink -- 1 copy


Box 15 Garuda on lotus -- 1 copy


Box 15 4 rows of small Buddha figures (same image as large red grids; this is black) -- 1 copy


Box 15 Secret History by Dana Young -- 2 copies -- no. 1/50 and no. 22/50, 1/50

inscribed to Don Snyder, untrimmed


Box 15 Long rice paper strip with row of figures underneath a row of symbols and shapes, with added red & blue rubber stamp wizard figure. -- 1 copy


Box 15 Emblem roughly in the shape of a head of hair with jewels, within square border (image from back cover of The Swayambhu Underground ) -- 1 copy


Box 15 Back cover proof for The Swayambhu Underground (emblem and border) -- 1 copy


Box 15 Dancing Skeletons (from Ting Pa, with square in lower right) -- 1 copy


Box 15 Handbill for Spirit Catcher bookshop -- 2 copies


Box 15 [Ira Cohen]. "And Night which has concealed…" Benares, February 1975.

3 copies on 2 different paper stocks; one copy inscribed to AM.


Box 15 Hindu figure in robe, from waist up -- 2 copies


Box 15 [Petra Vogt] -- Print of two intertwined birds -- 1 copy


Box 15 Reclining figure and Sanskrit letter on strip of yellow paper -- 2 copies


Box 15 Variety of images (including skull, yeti, Chinese characters, stupa, and Buddha eyes) on strip of yellow paper -- 1 copy


Box 15 Variety of images (including gunfight, woman in bikini, Chinese writing) on yellow strip of paper -- 1 copy


Box 15 Chinese figure with columns, bird at right, leaves at left -- 1 copy


Box 15 Two columns of masked figures with Chinese writing -- 1 copy


Box 15 Ira Cohen with owl and skull -- Small print -- 1 copy


Box 15 Female celestial figure on mound flowers, with flaming halo -- 1 copy


Box 15 Celestial figure seated on lotus with right arm upraised, clouds above and below -- 1 copy


Box 15 Seated figure with moustache and beard, rays emerging from behind head -- 1 copy


Box 15 Seated figure facing away, wearing headdress and holding ritual items -- 1 copy


Box 15 Two figures smoking (opium) pipes -- from Opium Elementals -- 1 copy


Box 15 Line of 8 stupas on yellow paper -- 1 copy


Box 15 Ibis-headed Egyptian figure -- 1 copy


Box 15 Hands with head of an unidentified figure [possibly the Silver Surfer], from 7 Marvels, on yellow paper folded -- 11 copies; on white paper -- 1 copy


Box 15 Beardsley -- robed figure with curtain at left -- 1 copy


Box 15 Beardsley -- the Kiss of Judas -- 1 copy


Box 15 Seated female Buddhist figure with hand held up to ear -- 1 copy


Box 15 Tibetan lion with mountains and clouds in background -- 1 copy


Box 15 Chinese warrior on horseback -- 1 copy


Box 15 Bald hermit with horned deer -- 1 copy


Box 15 Blue lions, bats, and fruit -- 1 copy


Box 15 Chinese Imperial figure with 2 attendants -- 1 copy


Box 15 2 figures in ferry boat -- 1 copy


Box 15 Elderly figure with cane -- 1 copy


Box 15 Kirby queen & dragon image from 7 marvels -- 1 copy


Box 15 Grateful Dead skeleton -- 1 copy


Box 15 Tibetan text with horse in center -- 1 copy


Box 15 6 animal-headed figures -- 1 copy


Box 15 Jimmy Thapa -- Om Swastika Art -- Buddha statues with monkeys, goat, trees in background -- 1 copy


Box 15 Dana Young -- PROOF PLATES from Opium Elementals, matted on rice paper -- 7 different prints, all signed.


Box 15 Symmetrical pair of Tibetan lions, with clouds -- 2 copies


Box 15 Cross-legged figure on ox -- 2 copies

(one with square text block added)


Box 15 Cross-legged figure, with ox removed -- 3 copies


Box 15 High-browed figure with earrings, from waist up -- 1 copy


Box 15 Sheet of blue and red Arabic designs -- 3 copies, 1 clipped


Box 15 Anglo-Saxon design with longboat and sunwheel -- 2 copies


Box 15 Anglo-Saxon design with sunwheel and 4 animals -- 2 copies


Box 15 Standing Buddha with bowl of rice -- 3 copies, one with bowl of rice


Box 15 Buddhist design with yin-yang in center (funerary) -- 4 copies


Box 15 Reclining figure on spotted carpet with scroll -- 2 copies


Box 15 Seated figure on lotus with sword, branch, flaming halo -- 2 copies


Box 15 Walking figure with elaborate backpack -- 1 copy


Box 15 Figure on bucking horse -- 1 copy


Box 15 Masked face from colophon of Way Out -- 2 copies


Box 15 Demon figure with whip, from waist up -- 1 copy


Box 15 Reclining Hindu figure with long arms, flowers, beehive-shaped protrusion on head -- 1 copy


Box 15 3-faced demon dagger, with surrounding designs -- 1 copy


Box 15 Paper lantern with multicolored Buddha eyes motif -- 1 copy


Box 15 Inner page only from The Music Scores for the Short Mahakala Puja without second-side printing -- 2 copies



Mapcase 15-M2-4 Folder 1 King tut poster -- 2 copies


Mapcase 15-M2-4 Folder 2 Buddha figure with 20 surrounding figures -- 4 copies


Mapcase 15-M2-4 Folder 2 Larger Buddha figure with 16 good figures above and to sides, 4 demons toward bottom, 2 more good guys at the bottom -- 2 copies


Mapcase 15-M2-4 Folder 2 Cross-shaped mandala -- 3 copies


Mapcase 15-M2-4 Folder 2 Reclining Buddha in garden -- 2 copies


Mapcase 15-M2-4 Folder 2 Wheel of samsara -- 2 copies


Mapcase 15-M2-4 Folder 2 Buddha in celestial temple -- 4 copies

one copy is hand-colored


Mapcase 15-M2-4 Folder 2 Unidentified artist. Print: African dancers and nautilus shells on rice paper. 25" x 18.5"-3 copies


Mapcase 15-M2-4 Folder 2 Grid of 16 celestial figures in square frames -- 2 copies


Mapcase 15-M2-4 Folder 2 Unidentified artist. Print: Circle with [Japanese] text on rice paper. 28.25" x 21.5".


Mapcase 15-M2-4 Folder 2 3 copies


Mapcase 15-M2-4 Folder 2 5 animal skulls -- 5 copies



Mapcase 15-M2-5 Red and grey print of Chinese archer


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Sleeping monk figure with integral calligraphy


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Large-eyed frowning figure


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Wheel of samsara


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Dancing skeletons

(image from Ting Pa, without square in lower right, untrimmed)


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Japanese pattern painting on yellow


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Silver Surfer (image from 7 Marvels)


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Yab-Yum image with surrounding celestial figures


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Buddha in garden

(pointed hat, corpses and beasts toward bottom of image)


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Buddha in garden

(hair but no hat, no beasts/corpse at bottom)


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Broadside poem: "The Deep Diamond" by Louise Landes Levi

inscribed to Ira Cohen


Mapcase 15-M2-5 "Brain Damage in Oklahoma City" poster

inscribed to Ira Cohen by "Bob"


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Yab-Yum demon image


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Dancing demon with celestial figures on bottom, left, and top


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Chinese calendar-type poster


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Stupa with extensive text


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Two birds (hawks Vultures)


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Stooped figure with dragon in sky


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Waterfall


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Broadside poem: "Cecil" by Rene Ricard


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Simple Buddha figure on black background


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Scorpion with text


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Circle with interlocking circles


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Suite of 7 kama sutra prints, all no. 16/250, signed by "Maujaghosa"


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Circular design with text (calendar) -- 2 copies, differently hand-colored


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Bearded celestial figure at left, with assorted smaller figures surrounding


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Yab-yum image (no surrounding imagery)


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Circular design with text (calendar) in square border


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Simple seated Buddha on green paper


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Ornate seated Buddha on green paper


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Seated figure surrounded by waterfalls with streams emerging from head


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Pair of skeletal demons


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Beardsley "The Kiss of Judas" signed "love Ira"


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Temple or pagoda, wide print


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Smoking nude entitled "Path of Yod"

inscribed "to Ira + Caroline in deepest love.", signed by [[Kate Sutton]], no. 1/15


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Design with striated spirals, straight lines, and Chinese text


Mapcase 15-M2-5 Negative-space Chinese text bearing some similarity to a human figure or a flower



Mapcase 15-M2-4 Folder 3 Various prints (22) of figures, shapes, etc.



Tube Box 29 Large rolled print (46 x 22") of Buddha in circle.



Tube Box 30 Various prints (ca. 30) of figuers, shapes, etc..



Box 28 Folder 4 Ca. 50 prints.