Michael Bertiaux article and interview in Abraxas #5

Abraxas 5

Abraxas 5

Abraxas – International Journal of Exoteric Studies is a collaboration between Treadwells Bookshop and Fulgur Esoterica which presents the best words and images of the international esoteric movement in a high quality printed format. 

Issue 5 has been announced today, and is available for pre-order. It offers 180 pages of “essays, poetry, interviews and art”. Some of these pages include, “Meeting Le Maître: An Introduction to the Art of Michael Bertiaux”, a contribution by Ariock of Black Lotus Kult, concerning our friend and teacher Michael Bertiaux. This work is focused on presenting biographic information concerning Michael’s art, followed by a brief interview. It is packed with full-colour photos of Michael’s paintings and of his studio, all presented in the exceptional Abraxas standard.

Both the paperback and hardcover version are limited editions, with the hardcover being an edition of just 300 deluxe volumes (black cloth sewn hardback w/dust jacket,  gold-stamped design by Panos Tsagaris, and an original s/n print by Bea Kwan Lim).

Publisher’s info;

“Printed using state-of-the-art offset lithography to our usual high standard, contributions for Abraxas #5 include an interview by Pam Grossman with Greek artist, Panos Tsagaris; an analysis of Aby Warburg’s Mnemosyne Atlas by Silvia Urbini, a visual interpretation of the Dionysian mysteries by Arrington de Dionyso; a substantial essay from Shasha Chaitow on the grandfather of esoteric art, Joséphin Péladan; an introduction to the art of Michael Bertiaux by Ariock Van de Voorde; reminiscences by Caroline Wise of her friend Olivia Robertson (1917-2013), and much more…”

To order, or for more information, see http://fulgur.co.uk/shop/abraxas/issue-5/

Michael Bertiaux at Work in his studio.

Michael Bertiaux at Work in his studio.

Happy Saint Valentine’s Day from your favourite LOVE KULT!


The Black Lotus Kult "LOVE KULT" design by Hagen von Tulien

The Black Lotus Kult “LOVE KULT” design by Hagen von Tulien

We are hard at work this year with new music, writing and performances all in the works, and a some interviews thrown in for good measure.

In the meantime, we wanted to stop to tell you that we love you.

To death.


LOVE 2.0

After a last-second call to fill in at January’s Alauda show at the Skylark West Seattle (where she performed to the Soulsavers “Paper Money“), Kindle’s next big performance will be at the second run of the Crazy Little Thing Called Love show…

Promising to take you “From the darkest depths of betrayal to the highest highs of a new romance”, Rebel Belly Productions‘ ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ is hitting the stage for a second run this weekend at the Columbia City Theater. Kindle of Black Lotus Kult will be performing to the music of COIL, The Magnetic Fields, and Elliott Smith. In the first run, she wowed the audience with two distinct sets in the two acts, with many onlookers not realizing they were witnessing the same performer. See her, and many other incredibly talented performers THIS SUNDAY!

Performances by:
Elizabeth Dennis, Katana, Kat Ross, Kindle Cimmerian, Maysun Riya, Medea, Monica Schierbaum, Muna Rain, Shimmy Sister Kate, Sierra Bloom, Somni (Letty Limbach & Sarah Kate Moore), Vibha Srinivasan, and Wisteria

More info on the event Facebook page HERE

Tickets on Brown Paper Tickets site HERE