Haitian Ceremonial Flags, Sequin Folk Art. I came across this recently and I feel inspired to try making one some day. They are amazing!
This is the music of my childhood. I remember listening to it and imagining the most crazy and magical images and landscapes. Now I found his music again and I have to admit that i am simply impressed. i admire the way he creates the feeling of space in his music. i feel both surprised and disappointed that modern electronic music didn’t follow that way. recommend for you next tripping experience
Meaningless text just to fill the space that can be seen in the preview in the “Latest Posts” main page. I wonder to myself, can I set my home page to show full posts?
[Edit from KIABot – Sadly this youtube video has been lost]
Unlike most of my other dolls, I bought the basis for the purple doll new rather than waiting to find a suitable one in a charity shop. For reasons of symbolism I decided I wanted this doll to have a level of anatomical accuracy normally missing in such dolls, especially with regards to genitalia. In particular I decided I wanted this doll male, to represent my own sexuality.
In Liber Kaos, Pete Carroll lists silver and black as other colours associated with sexuality and so naturally I included these colours in the sigil designs of this doll. A silver crescent symbolises the moon, the planet associated with purple (via its association with the Qabalistic sphere of Yesod).
Naturally this took a central place on the altar for our recent Creative Will Empowerment rite…
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Given its recent history and current religious demographic, Poland might not seem the obvious place to find a renaissance of occult art. With religious observance at 50-60% and almost 90% of the population belonging to the Catholic church, it seems the most religiously devout country in Europe.
This book contains beautiful and inspired artwork from a number of Polish occult artists, plus a bonus cd of ritual and occult themed music from a variety of polish musicians and bands. The book itself is a large sized hardback, all the better to show off the prints in a decent size. The explanatory text inside has English translation alongside the original Polish. Priced at just $30USD or £18GBP, I consider this book well worth the asking price.
The twenty one contributing artists work in a variety of styles and exhibit a variety of occult influences. The brightly coloured paintings of Erwin Sówka for instance, with their depictions of sensuous gods and goddesses, blending Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Greek and Egyptian imagery contrasts with the black and white nightmarish imagery of Tomasz Bockowski. The brightly coloured, kalideoscopic and lively mandala’s and images of Andrzej Urbanowicz, with their subtle and occasionally obvious sexual themes contrasts with the demonic forms emerging from the Austin Osman Spare inspired automatic drawings of Marcin S. Jaszczyk.
Henryk Waniek offers us images of strange rooms, abstract forms, symbols, dreamlike starscapes and describes his work as records of his ‘thoughts, experiences, intuition and truths’ in which he does ‘not necessarily have to focus strictly on artistic issues’.
From Anna Maria Bauer we see five detailed fragments from larger images, three from Ten Signs of Decalougue, and two from Hermetic Texts. The use of brown and sepia tones predominates to create an aged antique feel against which the bold use of solid red, black and white can stand out and distract the eye from the detail of the background in the former, whereas the latter combines writing with collections of Hermetic and alchemical imagery.
Linas Domarackas presents us with a series of highly erotic but monochrome artworks in muted greys from his Wawasutra cycle. These result from meditations on the archaic roots of young Polish sexuality and their sexual encounters in various nightclubs.
The ink creations of Michał Pisera centre on the image of the eye, or figure the eye as a recurring motif. The most detailed of these remind me a lot of the work of H R Giger.
The black line drawings on a white background of Maciej Nabiałek and their inverse in the white line drawings on a black background of Rafał Kosela both seem psychedelic in form, if not in colour.
Monika Cichocka, who illustrated the Polish edition of Cosmic Meditations by Michael Bertiaux, shares images of Possession, Vévés, Lwa and Tarot.
Musically the CD seems less eclectic, most of the tracks making good meditative ritual trance themes. Nihilista’s South Tower provides the exception in the form of an inspired punk/industrial anthem.
A goddess I work with a lot is Chinnamasta:
She sacrifices herself to herself. She is the sacrificer, the sacrifice and the recipient of the sacrifice. She reveals the interrelationship of sex, death and life. She is the wisdom that gives itself freely during sexual gnosis.
Either side of her stand her two attendants, the single gnosis the the multiple gnosis, who feed from the blood that pours forth from her severed neck, as does the severed head of Chinnamasta herself.
Amongst other meanings, the three streams of blood relate to the Tantric nadi, Ida and Pingala either side and the channel of the Kundalini serpent in the centre. Her severed head represents the silencing of thought and the focus of consciousness and awareness in the body.