martes, 2 de febrero de 2016

Matthew Wightman
Beyond the Eye of the Serpent



Matthew Wightman is the pioneer of the Current 61 and the originator of the notion of Ain as Radical Impossibility, the Ultimate Solution to the Problem of the Atzmut, The Essence of ALL and NONE.
Matthew holds a MA in Theology from Yale University, as well as having completed a year of doctoral coursework in Theology, Philosophy and Ethics prior to leaving the academy to pursue his own occult studies and writing. 
His current work draws inspiration from the insights of Continental Philosophy as well as the practices of Traditional and Klifotic Satanism.
Matthew is currently involved in a number of projects, the most significant of which is the writing, compellation and editing of the Kitvei Kodesh HaChol, the Ultimate written expression of the Current 61, including the Scripture of the Nachash El Acher, to be published by Aeon Sophia Press.
Matthew Wightman is the author of the following books:


• Kitvei Kodesh HaChol (Volumes 1-6)
Aeon Sophia Press, Scheduled for Publication Throughout 2016.

• Lyrics of Lilith, Songs of Samael: The Serpent Siddur of the Nachash El Acher
Aeon Sophia Press, 2014.

Matthew Wightman is the author of the following published articles:

• “Rite of the Seduction of the Virgin.” Lilith: Goddess of Sitra Ahra. Black Tower
Publishing. 2014. Pgs. 108-112.

• “The Serpent’s Servants: Disciples of Ain.” Qliphoth Journal Opus III. Nephilim Press.
Winter Solstice, 2013. Pgs. 45-52.

• “Consuming the Fruit of Unlife: An Anti-Cosmic Perspective on the Golden Eitr.”
Pillars Vol. 1 Issue. 2. Anathema Publishing. Autumnal Equinox, 2013. Pgs. 26-29.

• “In the End there was the Beginning: A Klifotic Theology.” Zhoupheus Issue 2.
Zhoupheus. Spring Equinox, 2013. Pgs. 3-6.

• “In the Beginning there was the End: A Klifotic Theology.” Pillars Vol. 1 Issue 1.
Anathema Publishing. Autumnal Equinox, 2012. Pgs. 86-91.

Matthew Wightman has Edited the following books:

• Malevolence by Vadge Moore, Aeon Sophia Press, 2015.

• Via Siniestra: Under the Masks ov the Red Gods by Edgar Kerval, Aeon Sophia Press, 2013.

• Fosforos by Johannes Nefastos, IXAXAAR, 2013.


you can get the books via Aeon Sophia Press

martes, 11 de marzo de 2014

The underworld emanations of Barry James Lent


The underworld emanations  
of
 Barry James Lent



One of these creative spirits emerging from such deep desolated underworld realms is Barry James Lent,a devoted individual focusing all its creative side to explore the diverse paths within its dark nature ,creating,exploring and transforming his most deep desires into suggestive and impressive visual transformations. some of his art will be revealed soon through opus V of qliphoth journal. here are soem of the visuals in which he works,revealing just a part of the whole potential and creative path he possess

eat , sleep, shit, piss, cum..... There are many who will not understand my deplorism of this mortal coil.  I vomit, drink, trance and allow myself to become a vessel for what is....and what may be. With the psychic help from the sounds of a few friends.. largely ignored and criminally so... 



to the deliverance of my mind and heart... on the cosmic scale of action.  As I deliver  to you,  you  "finger puppets" of the higher mind,  these works for which I die a bit each time (la petite morte, as said in France) I am transformed to a higher plane, and in a frenzy of laughter and  devotion it happens,  before the sleep takes me ... Tarkhem and Emma Ya bleed deep in the growing of my  being, and the Xul of Ilabrat drives the nails that make me move.  Mal Etre completes these movements, and  I am exhausted.... to have to sleep another night's worth is an angered inconvenience. 


As the toilet takes my humanity,  I am sore and distressed for the leaving  that reminds me of the prison we share.  I am but a humble narrator of the truths that are and WILL be, and as the STYX carries me, and us ALL.....we shall arrive on a plane quite different from what was expected..... expect NOTHING, and be NOT disappointed. My Friends and dear viewers, a madman I am,  but in madness we must be.  To show the patterns of the free mind.....cosmic puppets of the WILL, is my charge.  If it burns us ...let it be so, as we  shall become the wiser for the journey............

666.  lord of light take us. The next planet awaits......


more of his art can be found


sábado, 22 de febrero de 2014

Devotion And Illumination through the art of...SEAN WOODWARD

SEAN WOODWARD



Sean Woodward is a contemporary artist, esotericist, writer, publisher, poet and musician with over three and a half decades of dedicated magickal experience and artistic expression. He stands at the crossroads between the arts and technology and seeks to utilise this unique fusion to create artistic portals and magickal machines of illumination and devotion to the Hoodoo and Les Vudu.

He currently serves as the British representative for Ordo Templi Orientis Antiqua & La Couleuvre Noire.

In the early 1980s he was a member of the Typhonian Nephthys Arachna Power Zone (affiliated to the Monastery of the Seven Rays) and has a lifetime charter as Knight Diplomatis Supreme (Society OTO). 

He is represented by ZOSHOUSE Fine-Art and maintains a presence at facebook.com/seanofficial and gothick.co.uk. Limited edition prints, original works and his tarot are available from seanwoodward.com

Skype: zoshouse


PUBLICATIONS

Illustrations

Lama of Leng, The Thirteenth Path 1 (Aeon Sophia Press, 2014)
Icon of the Magic Cube, COILS I.IV (OTOA-LCN, 2013)
Leghba Invinctus, COILS I.IV (OTOA-LCN, 2013)
The Gnostic Cross of Light, COILS I.IV (OTOA-LCN, 2013)
The Carrefour Tarot (ZOSHOUSE, 2013)
The Initiate of the Northern Cross, Qliphoth Opus III (Nephilim Press, 2013)  
Carrefour Syzygies, Qliphoth Opus III (Nephilim Press, 2013)  
The Twins of the Ritual Design, Qliphoth Opus III (Nephilim Press, 2013)   
Master of the Words of the Island Under the Sea, Qliphoth Opus III (Nephilim Press, 2013)    
Black Snake Ghuede Portal, Sabbatica (Nephilim Press, 2013)   
Gros Bon Ange, Sabbatica (Nephilim Press, 2013) 
Ti Bon Ange, Sabbatica (Nephilim Press, 2013) 
Mister Guede, Qliphoth Opus I (Aeon Sophia Press, 2013)
Second Life Ashram flyer (Prosperity Path, 2013)
Frost Priest Ov Thee Witch Cult, COILS I.III (OTOA-LCN, 2013)
Time Travelling Vudu Mage at Alexandria, COILS I.III (OTOA-LCN, 2013)
Bizango Gnosis Protector, COILS I.III (OTOA-LCN, 2013) 
Vudu Priestess ov thee Witch Cult, Silver Star II.IV (Horus Maat Lodge, 2012) 
Erzulie, Zhoupheus 1 (2013) 
The Heresy (Invisible Lodge) Silver Star I.V (Horus Maat Lodge, 2006)
Winter Solstice, Estronomicon (Screaming Dreams, 2006)
Indian Dreams, Digital PhotoFX (EMPAP Apex Publications,1998)
The Magicks of Hermes, Exposicao Internacional de Arte Postal
Cover Design, New Works 4 (Wirksworth Writers, 2011)
Cover design, Moonstone 47
Portrait with Greek Bust and Cat (Photomontage), Leicester Haymarket Theatre Programme
Nightclub flyer for Bounce Management



Essays 

Of the Word and Conjuration of Gholems, COILS I.IV (OTOA-LCN, 2013)
The Living Atua of the Carrefour Tarot, Qliphoth Opus III  (Nephilim Press, 2013)
The Death and Resurrection Show, Sabbatica (Nephilim Press, 2013)
Erzulie, The Hoo Queen of Sirius, Zhoupheus 1 (2013)  

Fiction

Blackmouth Beach, Qliphoth Opus II 
The Shadow Queen of Sirius, Qliphoth Opus I (Aeon Sophia Press, 2013)
House of the Witch, Estronomicon (Screaming Dreams, 2008)  
Christmas Angels, Estronomicon (Screaming Dreams, 2007)
A Christmas in Brompton, Estronomicon (Screaming Dreams, 2001) 
The Lord of Misrule, Estronomicon (Screaming Dreams, 2010) 
Death Codex Part I, Estronomicon (Screaming Dreams, 2006)
Death Codex Part II, Estronomicon (Screaming Dreams, 2006)
Death Codex Part III, Estronomicon (Screaming Dreams, 2006)   
Death Codex Part IV, Estronomicon (Screaming Dreams, 2006)
Death Codex Part V, Estronomicon (Screaming Dreams, 2006)     
Death Codex Part VI, Estronomicon (Screaming Dreams, 2006)
Phoenix in the Attic, Lawrence and the Real England (Staple, School of Humanities 1985)   


Poetry Collections

Dervish Days (Dragonheart Press, 2006, 2012) 
Verbal Narcotics (Dragonheart Press, 1989)
Songs of the Skin (Salford Pocket Books, 1988)
Winds of Karma: Spoken Word (ZOSHOUSE, 2008)
Deja-Vu (Selected Poems 1982-1987) (Dragonheart Press, 1987)  

Poetry - Anthology Appearances

The Cult of Ku, The Thirteenth Path 1 (Aeon Sophia Press, 2014)
Vudu Priestess ov thee Witch Cult, Silver Star II.IV (Horus Maat Lodge, 2012)  
Stanton Moor, New Works 4 (Wirksworth Writers, 2011)
This Solstice Anniversary, New Works 4 (Wirksworth Writers, 2011)
Magick Carpet Ride, Silver Star I.V (Horus Maat Lodge, 2006) 
Scarlet Queen, Silver Star I.V (Horus Maat Lodge, 2006) 
Keepers of the Way, Silver Star I.V (Horus Maat Lodge, 2006)
Billion Dollar Skin, Silver Star I.V (Horus Maat Lodge, 2006) 
Feeding the Pony, Leicester Haymarket Theatre Programme
The Painted Shell, Leicester Haymarket Theatre Programme 
Burma Burns, Moonstone 50
Bali Fire, Moonstone 48
Denied, Moonstone 47
Through the Window, Moonstone 45
Sleep Walk, Moonstone 41
The Dark Trees, Moonstone 40
My Wraith and I, Moonstone 40
Untitled Chaos, Moonstone 39
Solstice Morn, Moonstone 36
Chanoyu, Moonstone 35
Orion’s Rising, Moonstone 25
Senseless?, Moonstone 24
Dark of the Moon, Moonstone 19
The Perilous Chapel, Moonstone 18
Eleusian Chants, Moonstone 18
Footsteps of a Flea, Moonstone 11
The Abyss Prayer, Moonstone
Tonight, Moonstone
Pilgrimage, Moonstone
Miscellany, Moonstone
Stroking the Darkness, Moonstone
Thunder God, Moonstone
Vanitas Still Life, Moonstone
Beneath the Waterfall, Moonstone
Beneath the Waterfall, First Time
Stormy Weather, New Hope International
Heavy Rain, Mailout (East Midlands Arts) 
AOS, Memes 2
Blowing Suicidal, Staple
Clockwork, Staple
Sixes and Sevens, Staple 8
Stanton Moor, Staple
Arbor Low, Staple
Poetry Nottingham
Folio
Across Sophia’s Face, Poetic Licence (spoken word, Derby Community Arts)


MUSIC

Music - Albums as Gothick

Abbey Ov Lost Souls (ZOSHOUSE 2012)
Voudon City (ZOSHOUSE 2012)
Retrospecktive (ZOSHOUSE 2011)
Zodios (Quartier23 2011)
NU-HAD-RA: Visions Ov Liber Legis (ZOSHOUSE 2009)
Convokation Ov Ra-Hoor-Khuit (Bleak 2008)
Evokation Ov Hadit (Delta Wave Underground 2008)
Invokation Ov Nuit (Amduscias Records 2008)
Royal Alchemy (ZOSHOUSE 2007)
Earthworx (Splushnay Records 2006)
Abyss Walker (Splushnay Records 2005)  
Metal (Splushnay Records 2002)
Carnal (Splushnay Records 2000)
Best Of 1995-2000 (Splushnay Records 2000)
Gothic Knowledge (Splushnay records 1999)


Music - Appearances as Gothick


Les Mysteres, Qliphoth Opus I CD , Aeon Sophia Press  2013
Black Rock City, Apocalyptic Summer, Empire of Bliss 2012
Invisible Country, Qliphoth Opus II, Aeon Sophia Press 2012
Timeships Of The Spider Lwa, Audio Assault 1, CMP 2012
Feats Ov Thee Loa, The Seven Deadly Sins - Gula, SDS 2011
23 Transyuggothian Transmissions, Twenty Three Seconds Ov Time Volume 3, AIN 2011
Visions Ov Pan, Dark Ambient Vol 1, Sombre Soniks 2011
All Ov These Cities (Standing Together), Dark Artists for Japan Earthquake Relief, Catapult 2011
Eyes Ov Ra-Hoor-Khuit, Thee Other Album, One TrueTOPI Tribe 2011
Aiwass Is In The House, And Now For Something Completely Different, Amex Nori 2011
Furnance of Prayers, Septem - The Seven Luminaries, Quartier23 2011
Whole Ov Thee Law, Do What Thou Will, Sombre Soniks 2010 
Sex Magick, Sex Magick, Quartier23 2009
Goat Ov Mendes, The Devil, Tarot Series 2009
Kiss The Whip, That’s Romance (A Loving Tribute to John Zewizz), FS Records 2009
Litanies Ov Satan, A Tribute to Ruth White, TheeBradMiller Series 2009
Aliens Amongst Us, Sonic Terror I, De Rebellenclub 2009
Man Ov Earth, New Aeon Symbols V, Quartier23 2009
Ov Thee, Spirits Nest, Lomeanor 2009
Solstice Darkstar, Darkmass 2008, Okkulth Records, 2008
Of Orient Are We (Three Kings), A Candle’s Golden Glow, Dark Winter 2007



Music - Albums as Sons ov Sirius

Lapids Lazvli  (ZOSHOUSE, 2012)  

Videos - Appearances as Gothick

Road To Acre, Zodios Album Promo  (ZOSHOUSE, 2011) 
Premiered at A NIGHT FULL OF NOISE 5, Rebellenclub 2011) 

Poetry - Editor

New Moon Rises (Dragonheart Press , 1992)
Derbyshire Poets (Dragonheart Press, 1990) 
Living Poets journal (Dragonheart Press, 1993-2013)  

Poetry - Adjudicator

Faith and Spirituality Poems (The Forum for Faiths at Derby University) 

Delegate, Appointments and Appearances

Writing Industries Conference, Loughborough University, 2008
Art Director, British Association of Myasthenics Well Dressings
Writers’ Workshop Leader, Derby Community Arts
Wirksworth Festival, 2011
Chesterfield Festival 
Derby Festival of Words
Derby City Festival Live

Art – Exhibitions

Tomorrow’s Past, Derby Community Arts

Prizes

DH Lawrence Festival Poetry Competition, 1985
Special Recommendation, Derby Evening Telegraph Poet of the Year, 1999 
World Wildlife Fund National Poetry Day Poem for the Environment, 1995





jueves, 6 de febrero de 2014

the primigenian art of......JOSEPH CURWEN

THE PRIMIGENIAN ART
of
JOSEPH CURWEN


I live on the East Coast of the U.S. in Pennsylvania. While it may not be very relevant i would just say that I was drawn to horror, fantasy and strange fiction at a young age, as well as to thrash and death metal, and later black metal. 

I began using hallucinogens around age 17 and over the years have undergone many experiences and ordeals with "wine and strange drugs" including disassociatives such as DXM and K, as well as DMT. Eventually my purpose became clear, a communion with primordial nightmare energies, as I wandered forests and ruins, the "lonely places of the earth" when possible, taking hallucinogens, sometimes alone in forests at night, to be alone with dark nature spirits. 


Eventually as I studied more of Crowley, Regardie, Dion Fortune, etc and eventually Grant and Bertiaux I began to put more structured ritual forms together and learned to see artworks as inseparable from magick. I have been studying the magick, mystic, religious and mythological lore of the worlds cultures for a long time; I am vegetarian, a devotee Earths nature spirits, and practice physical Yogas, breathing, and meditations daily as well as Qigong. 

I chose the name Joseph Curwen as an alias because it demonstrates my commitment to the exploration of Necronomicon energies as well as my belief that human consciousness can travel space and time, and that our so-called identities are just atoms in the vast cosmic mind made up of the entities called the Ancient Ones. To these I build shrines and make sacred art. I am content to be a solitary black magician but feel that sharing of artforms with the many other dark occultists emerging in the world is part of the Aeon, and prepares the next stage in human evolution - "Projection is the formula of the Aeon of Horus." Many art works I keep only for private shrines or have destroyed. 


I also have been composing ritual ambient music and video (mainly for my personal use) and do vocals for the black noise project T.O.M.B. using a black-metal visual-ritual mentality for our live shows.

some of his impressive visuals will be included on the new opus of Qliphoth journal coming during this year 2014

martes, 14 de enero de 2014

THE BOOK OF SMOKELESS FIRE- S.Ben Qayin

THE BOOK OF SMOKELESS FIRE 
By
 S.Ben Qayin
(Nephilim Press)

The Necronomicon…A dream, a book, a nightmare. It is a tome which embraces absolute forbidden power that claims its ancient origins amongst the raging sands of the Arabian Desert. There, demons scream and lash about with great fury and terror. It is a book that tells of ways to conjure that which should not be, and gives means to command forces that exist outside of known universal laws. It bestows the ability upon the Magician to control fierce and destructive beings that are older than time, that are not of our Dimension, or Unified Field, but ‘Outside’ of it…




Many have sought this lost tome, for H.P. Lovecraft did not instill this idea in man, but awoke it from thedark recesses of his ‘fragile eggshell mind’. For in humanities veins lies the memory of its ancestors and archaic times, of fears and terrors that have been with the race since long before the dawn of the annals of its history. Lovecraft tapped his veins…and captured the lurid images that spilt out upon the literary floor as ink within the pages of his transcendent works. He wrote from inherit memory of strange times that have been shadowed upon our history, of twilight truths that the more common man rejects and turns away from in fear, replaced by a lighter more pleasant false reality that fits well within the confines of his limited existence of mediocracy and vision. Lovecraft felt the barriers of our universe, and that of others press uneasily against each other as bubbles being compressed. He knew of  how delicate the barriers that separate the realities were, of the madness it all still is, and the insignificance of our small and simple lives in stark comparison to that which is magnificently ~ ‘other’. 

Once this memory was brought forth to mankind from the depths of his dormant mind, it was never forgotten again. When men remembered, they became obsessed and began to search once more for the forbidden tome that none could clearly recall, only feel strong impressions of. Since Lovecraft wrote of the forbidden book, people began inquiring on where they may purchase it, as if it would be on a shelf for any passerby to put into their basket at the local bookstore. Of course Lovecraft proclaimed the truth, that the book did not exist, that it had come from a dream, though only because he had not found the tome, but the stark terror of its memory that resides in all of us as an echo of that which ought be forgotten, though is longed for. For who amongst man does not wish to embrace the forbidden ? To wield that which other men could not ? For the book promises wild power, and few have the want, or will, to resist it.


The work that is being presented in “The Book of Smokeless Fire” is based on a very little known and overlooked Solomonic text simply known as “Miscelaneo de Salomon”, which amazingly mirrors that of Lovecraft’s, “Necronomicon” both in content and history. It is an ancient and forbidden Arabian manuscript, that seems was later evolved into the Greek “Goetia” and gives the earliest known account of King Solomon and his binding of the seventy-two sinister Djinn he sealed away in the infamous brass container. 
In “The Book of Smokeless Fire”, the ancient manuscript has now been reworked into a completely new system, utilizing revolutionary evocation technology, to again call upon the ancient and destructive Djinn, whose names have been concealed for centuries. 


The author thought long on this book, whether or not to bring it forth unto the world of men, for in it resides great pain and destruction waiting to be set free, much like Pandora’s Box waiting to be opened. Though through much contemplation, he came to the obvious decision to release this terror from its obscure and hidden origins for the sole purpose of spiritual balance. The world is in strife, though it is not Chaos that is the cause, but the ever oppressing forces of Order. Order is trying to control everything; right now we see this in our political and religious systems now that their dealings are becoming more and more transparent. Order has the upper hand, and though Chaos is growing in strength as members of the LHP grow in number and presence, the author believes Chaos needs an influx of raw brutal strength and pure destruction to help overcome Order and establish a new spiritual understanding upon the Earth ~ The Gates Of Hell Must Be Opened…

The Djinn listed within the grimoire are purely destructive by nature, and the Magician must use utmost caution when working with them. They are to be deployed when nothing less devastating will do. They are hate, pain and disease waiting to be released upon the world with a rage that is unmatched. If the ‘Goetic’ Spirits have a dark side, these Djinn are the embodiment of it. As stated this grimoire is a weapon, and does not make apologies for its existence. In fact, it is an ‘ultimate weapon’, to be unveiled and used when times are at their darkest. Those times are no longer on the horizon, they are here and are creeping in more little by little, day by day. The Black Magician who is in touch with his surroundings will know when to unleash this forbidden power; they will feel it deep within them…and recognize the feeling as rage. Each Warrior Magician will utilize this strength at different times, when the battle is at their door. There are no specific times to use this Magic, no Sabbats to attend, no nights to honor…it is to be used, when it is needed…at the time of war. 

Though at the same time, this text introduces the Magician to a wider view of Magic, and how it is directed into reality. This work implements a new scientific foundation to replace the Judeo/Christian influence, and focuses on combining the spiritual (energy work) with the scientific (Lovecraftian quantum physics) to open gateways, so that interaction with non-human entities may be achieved. The practice of Magic dealing with the evocation of spirits, both benevolent and baneful, has generally been centered around the Magic Circle and its counterpart; the Triangle of Arte. By using these key components, portals to other realms have been opened and contact with the spiritual entities has been achieved. Whether the magician were calling forth Demons, Angels, or else, these tools have been implemented since time immemorial to commune with that which was ‘beyond’. The author believes the key to opening these gateways between dimensions lies in angles, vibrations and the direction of the Magician’s personal energy and/or Intent. 

The work is accompanied by a very thoughtful preface by author Robert Podgurski, which offers deep insight on the tome, and directs the attention of the reader to areas of the manuscript that may be otherwise overlooked in anticipation of the greater whole. Robert has undertaken a lifelong scholarly pursuit investigating the history and genesis of Hermeticism, Magick, Alchemy, the Cabala, and Western Esoteric Studies. During this time he has researched as well as practiced the Enochian system of Angelic Magic as developed by John Dee and Sir Edward Kelley. In 1981 he discovered an innovative magical tool, the Grid Sigil that has shed light upon and acted as a unifying nexus between his various magical fields of inquiry. This finding has formed the basis for his recently released book: “The Sacred Alignments and Dark Side of Sigils”, published by Mandrake Press Ltd, 2012. Bob has published articles, lectured, and conducted workshops on John Dee, sigil magick, and the Grid Sigil throughout the US. He has also worked extensively with Cththonic Magick exploring various facets of the Qliphoth. His first grimoire of Lovecraftian based Magick will be published later this summer by Aeon Sophia Press. His first collection of poems: “Wandering On Course” has just been released by Spuyten Duyvil Press. 

For more information go to 

and

Also, woven in-between the pages the reader will find over one hundred original illustrations, including a full alphabet of Lunate Script (to be used in conjunction with the system as the Magician sees fit), Seventy-two sinister Djinn sigils, Three Circles of Arte, Three Triangles Of Arte, and five full page original art pieces created by esteemed artist Robert W. Cook. Robert is an American born artist and architectural draughtsman who is currently residing in Ireland. An artistic and visual approach to occult exploration has become some of the defining elements within his work, entwining numerous mythic themes and undercurrents that often invoke the archetypes present within magical thought and initiation. The seat of Inspiration for Norot's art lies shrouded within the veils of intuitive gnosis and Luciferian symbolism which draws influence from such art and writings of William Blake, Gustave Doré, Albrecht Dürer, H.R. Giger, Aleister Crowley and Austin Osman Spare. His most recent work to date has been cover art for Wolfpack 44's forthcoming album "The Scourge" which will be released through Deadlight Entertainment. As well, he has done the cover art for the latest release of the legendary occult rock band ‘Coven’. Currently Robert is within mid production on several in-depth projects for Nephilim Press, and is always continuing to create personal and commissioned pieces that instill inspiration and awe. His latest works and full portfolio are available for viewing on his website:


He can also be followed on 


“The Book of Smokelss Fire” is a rare text, in that it brings the forbidden and ‘ancient’, together with the ‘new’ cutting edge concepts of Fringe Magic and science to create a system that can be fully accessed by those willing to expand their understanding of ‘Magic’. As well, it is a tome that brings forth the truly sinister aspects of this reality into a viable form to work with in a personal magical setting. 



~ S. Ben Qayin ~

 Has researched and practiced various traditional forms of Magic throughout his lengthy course of esoteric study, though found early on that Magic was a thread that was woven though all things, and so was drawn to more personalized Chaos Magic from a young age. Chaos Magic or ‘Fringe Magic’ as he refers to it is not new; it is simply a category or term created to encompass Scientific Magic or Magic that deals with dimensions, non-human intelligences and work that questions the basis of ‘reality’, and how to manipulate it. This can be classified as experimental magic if you will, teetering on the edge of the Abyss of Creation. Of course Fringe Magic does encompass such literary works from authors and Magicians who have ventured forth into the ‘empty spaces’, such as H.P. Lovecraft, Carlos Castaneda, Pete Carroll, Frank G. Ripel, Michael Bertiaux, Kenneth Grant and others who have been to the edge of creation and reality, and come back to write of it. They have masterfully transformed into words, experiences and concepts that are seemingly indescribable to those who have not walked the ‘Spaces In-Between’ themselves, who have not known the ‘Twilight of Being and Reality’.

He holds the belief that Magic is not ‘Magical’, that it does not ‘just happen’, nor is it ‘miraculous’, he sees it as a scientific system based on a process that we have yet to fully understand scientifically. This is based on his concept that people do not fully realize the base structure of their reality in which they are currently residing, and that they have yet to understand all the rules of the ‘Consensual Reality Matrix’, and therefore do not entirely understand or utilize their personal energy and influence within it. He views Magic as the manipulation of personal energy to restructure or influence the ‘Consensual Reality Matrix’ to conform with the Will and Intent of the Magician. As with all energy, he believes Magic can be harnessed and directed, Spirits and entities can be contacted, and change can be made manifest within the personal ‘grid’ of the Magician. He believes the program can awaken, and become the User.

S. Ben Qayin has released “Volubilis Ex Chaosium” through Dark Harvest Publications in 2012, which involves deep praxis with H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘Old Ones’, and has published several occult essays in Edgar Kerval’s ‘Qliphoth’ Journal Opus. 1, 2 and 4 by Aeon Sophia Press and Nephilim Press, as well as in “Sabbatica” by Nephilim Press and  in Gabriel McCaughry’s ‘Pillars Journal’ Vol. 1, Issue 1 by Anathema Publishing. He has recently released “The Book of Smokeless Fire” through Nephilim Press and is currently working on a talismanic, artistic project titled “Through Intervals of Whirlwind”, which focuses on Lovecraftian entity evocation, accompanied by fantastic visuals created by renown artists of the occult genre, to be released through Transmutation Publishing 2014. He can be found at :

and 

sábado, 11 de enero de 2014

The Mysterious Art of...HAGEN VON TULIEN

Hagen von Tulien is a contemporary artist and occultist. With more than thirty years of intense magical theory and practice, he has specialized in creating art as an expression and manifestation of magical states of awareness and its use as an esoteric tool.
He is working in a variety of media including pen and ink, paper cut, collage and digital formats.



Throughout the 1990s Hagen was a key figure in the Magical Pact of the Illuminates of Thanateros (I.O.T.), serving as its section head for Germany.
He is currently a Master-Initiate of the Fraternitas Saturni (F.S.) and an empowered adept of the Société Voudon Gnostique (S.V.G.), focused on deeply researching the Saturnian and Voudon Gnosis. La Société Voudon Gnostique is a selective group of initiates and artists dedicated to manifesting the more powerful, inner revelations and transmissions of the Gods of Esoteric Voudon, as well as to push evolution and research of Voudon Gnosis and sorcery freely beyond all frontiers of orthodoxy.
As a Gnostic Priest of the Ecclesia Gnostica Aeterna, Hagen von Tulien is dedicated to manifesting the supreme and divine Gnosis Aeterna within himself while assisting others on their own path to kosmic freedom and liberation.

Publications:

Illustrations for 'Voudon Gnosis' by David Beth (2nd revised and expanded edition by Fulgur Ltd. 2010, sold out).

An essay and some artwork for the anthology 'ATUA: Voices from La Société Voudon Gnostique' (Fulgur Ltd. 2011).
http://www.theionpublishing.com/books/atua-voices-of-la-societe-voudon-gnostique/

Contribution to the anthology 'At the Crossroads' (Scarlet Imprint 2012)
http://www.scarletimprint.com/crossroads.html

Artwork for QLIPHOTH Journal Issue 1 (Aeon Sophia Press 2012)
http://www.aeonsophiapress.com/

Cover-design and illustrations for 'The Black Ship' by Malphas (Sirius Ink 2012)
http://siriusink.com/

Contribution to PILLARS issue no.1: "Psychopompos" (Anathema Publishing 2012)
http://anathemapublishing.blogspot.de/

Contribution to CLAVIS Journal, Issue 1 (Ouroboros Press and Three Hands Press 2013)
http://www.clavisjournal.com/

Contribution to SABBATICA  vol I (Nephilim Press)

Diverse self-published works of art (limited editions of prints, art-sets, originals, …)



OUROBOROS Press
Presents

Hagen Von Tulien
Occult Psaligraphy

The Hidden Art of Papercutting

Ouroboros Press desires every discerning Bibliophile to know that a new book by contemporary artist and occultist Hagen Von Tulien is in preparation. With more than thirty years of intense magical theory and practice, he has specialized in creating art as an expression and manifestation of magical states of awareness and its use as an esoteric tool. In Occult Psaligraphy Von Tulien expresses these magical states in a series of over 160 papercuts. The book, produced in large format and printed in Red and Black will be presented in a Limited but distinct Edition. This bi-lingual text in English and German, includes introductions by the Artist and publisher William Kiesel, who speaks to the practice of papercutting in diverse esoteric traditions worldwide, including China, Japan, Mexico, Europe, Indonesia and America. Von Tulien’s papercuts show a superior quality, the line work, fluidity and design elements reflect experience with both graphics and occult symbolism.  The papercut images Von Tulien creates with his scissors are functioning sacred diagrams, Veves and potent effigies whereby congress with the spirit world may be actuated.



Amalgamations of eyes, serpents, horns, skulls and other sigillic devices, these scissor-cuts become embodied vessels of power. They assist the practitioner in concentration, may be used in meditation or evocation, or as objects of talismanic effect. Specific God-forms, Iwa, and Avatars of Revelation are exemplified, honored and called forth. Other diagrammatic examples of Von Tulien’s scissor-cuts show initiatory knowledge and act as veritable trestleboards of ritual arcanum. The intricate lines and visually striking forms of his cuts cause an immediate fascination in the viewer – a fixation of vision, a keyhole through which Keys are received. Like the emblem books of the Renaissance the Occult Psaligraphy is rich in iconic symbolism. The devices of esoteric tradition are recondite and explicit and the entities present are no less corporeal to the eye. If ever a talismanic book there was, certainly this Book of Spirits is among them.

Pre-Publication Offer

In gratitude to supporting readers who pre-order Occult Psaligraphy, we are currently offering it at the pre-publication price.  Your contribution to this project will assist in the production cost necessary to manifest this fine example of esoteric book art. Ouroboros Press reserves the right to increase the retail price of the volume after its release. Reserve your copy today.

Release Date: Feb 2014

Specifications: Large format Quarto, 8 x 11 inches printed two-color offset on 70 lb paper. Over 160 occult illustrations, many being full page papercuts. English and German text with introductions by the Artist and the Publisher. Photographic samples are forthcoming.

Special Edition
15 Special Editions in Full Red Goat with Sigillic Inlaid front board and gold spine-titling. Marbled endsheets and silk ribbon bookmark. Binding ornament designed by the Artist. $275.00
(Sold Out)

Deluxe Edition
65 Deluxe Editions in Full Black Goat with gold stamped device and spine-titling. Marbled endsheets and silk ribbon bookmark.

$195.00

Trade Edition
800 Cloth Editions in illustrated dust jacket.

$85.00

Also Hagen Von Tulien has been working on diverse other projects such as :

CULTUS GHUEDHE-LIBER  CG
A privately published book (Cultus Ghuédhé - Liber C-G) which contains depictions of 45 Ghuédhé Gates, and additional material (116 pages). This can be found in Zom-Box # 3 including an impressive collecting of diverse works

ZOM-BOX 3, #3
A decorated black cardboard box containing the following items:
¶ Cultus Ghuédhé - Liber C-G (bottom centre)
¶ handmade booklet 'A Rite of the Were-Spider' (bottom left)
¶ 45 Art Prints of the Ghuédhé Gates
¶ an ORIGINAL Paper-Cut (bottom left)
¶ Ritual Photographs (bottom right)
¶ Rosary of Cultus Ghuédhé
¶ two bookmarks



THE CUSTODIANS OF DEATH
Series of works depicting several Death-Deities from diverse Pantheons.
CUSTODIANS OF DEATH were exhibited for the first time ever at the CLAVIS book launch:


Most of his impressive and in deep gnosis reflected through his visual art can be found in the follow page
for information just contact him
hagen93@online.de

lunes, 6 de enero de 2014

SYZYGY - Reflections On The Monastery Of The Seven Rays- TAU PALAMAS


Tau Palamas (Coptic Gnostic Church) is the founding Bishop of the Chapel of the Gnosis.  He is active in the Confraternity of Oblates of the Monastery of the Seven Rays and an Adept and Chaplain in the OTOA-LCN. A Freemason and Martinist for over a decade, +Palamas enjoys integrating diverse channels of the Western Esoteric Tradition with his writing, art and home life in the North Georgia Mountains. He published his first book "Syzygy : Reflections On The Monastery Of The Seven Rays", through Hadean Press and is working on his second book.

"Syzygy" is the appropriate name for this text, yoking together as it does a wide variety of divergent streams. This is at one and the same time a deeply personal account of Tau Palamas' own spiritual journey and a rigorous examination of the Monastery of the Seven Rays' practice in relation to other currents and approaches. The journey is a sometimes dizzying one as Tau Palamas reels from one subject to the next, and from personal reflections to deeply theoretical speculations, the whole thing supplemented with a parade of stark and arresting images from his own paintbrush. This is a demanding text, perhaps at times too adventurous; one certainly not for the tyro. Its ultimate effect, however, is properly magical, and no one interested in contemporary magical praxis and Bertiaux's work will be left disappointed.”             ~Abathur V°, Grand Master of the Friary/OSF



The two worlds of Voudon and Gnosis merged together within the unique expression of a religious community called the Monastery of the Seven Rays. Having a history that is as colourful and mysterious as the variety of individuals involved in this esoteric movement of the spirit, the Monastery stands apart from traditional expressions of monasticism in the East and in the West by existing on a physical plane, but more especially—by also being a psycho-spiritual locale, accessible to all who knock upon her celestial doors. For each Postulant of this Monastery, there is a particular work to do, a particular gnostic space to dwell within and a particular sacred injunction to fulfill for the betterment of the globe. Syzygy by Tau Palamas is one such legacy. It is simply the reflections of one student of this delightful and challenging superstructure of mind-stuff — The Monastery of the Seven Rays.


As interest in the growing fields of Voudon and Gnosticism increases, it becomes important to have works that explore these subjects from distinct angles and from diverse perspectives. From childhood, Tau Palamas has been steeped in traditional Christianity, and so this piece is coloured by that experience, exploring the differences and the deep connections between the Classical Monasticism of the Orthodox and Catholic Churches and the Gnostic and Magickal work of the Monastery of the Seven Rays. More than being a product of research, Syzygy is a result of experience and work within the Monastery. Lavish, full-colour illustrations by the author are further demonstration of the unity of both tradition and creativity within this supernatural cloister.
The hardback edition includes full colour artwork by the author, Tau Palamas.
The paperback includes the same artwork in black and white.
Both editions are 200 pages.



“Syzygy is a fascinating exploration of the Voudon-Gnostic philosophy of Michael-Paul Bertiaux and the Monastery of the Seven Rays. The author, a Gnostic Bishop, takes us through his practice and experiences, telling us about meditation and prayer, Saints and spirits, magick and healing and even death and the dead. In the second half of the book, he offers practical ritual techniques to experience what he calls ‘the Otherworld’ for oneself. I suspect students of the Voudon-Gnostic coursework will find this text an invaluable companion for their studies.”
— Aaron Leitch, author of Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires and The Essential Enochian Grimoire.

“A tour de force of creative synthesis, this extraordinary book sets out to fuse one of the most avant-garde branches of contemporary Western esotericism with the traditions of monastic prayer, contemplation and ritual, and carries out this more than usually demanding task with aplomb. Students of the mysteries weary of the rehashing of familiar teachings that dominates today's occult publishing scene will find it a welcome if dizzying breath of fresh air.” 
~John Michael Greer, Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America

"Your work in 'Syzygy' is terrific! It is a valid and very powerful emanation of the Monastery of the Seven Rays mysticism." 
~Michael-Paul Bertiaux, author of The Voudon Gnostic Workbook 



TAU PALAMAS

HADEAN PRESS