Our first BLK Celebration 2019 content preview is the announcement that Caroline Wise and Kindle Cimmerian are currently collaborating on a very special presentation regarding –
Martin P. Starr is an independent scholar of Western Esotericism and New Religious Movements with four decades of research and writing on the English synthetic occultist Aleister Crowley and his disciples Wilfred Talbot Smith, Charles Stansfeld Jones, C. F. Russell and Kenneth Grant. His current academic interests revolve around the interplay of Neo-Rosicrucianism, Independent Eucharistic Church Movements, Theosophy, and Freemasonry.
These are a limited edition of just 50 shirts which will ONLY be sold at this event.
These will be available Friday and Saturday.
Price – $30
Ecclesia Gnostica Spiritualis has created a pendant for this event to commemorate their first meeting of the Synod of Bishops of the 21st Century.
Hand-finished in open-backed sterling silver encasing a symbol of our Church as recently interpreted by artist and Gnostic Bishop Hagen von Tulien, laid into a synthetic amethyst.
Each were personally blessed in the season of Lent 2018 by Michael Bertiaux with assistance from Tau Nicodemus and Tau Oma Iadnamad in Chicago, IL.
The 1st Limited Edition of this pendant consists of just 20 pieces which come with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity. Of this edition, 5 have been sent to one of our churches in Germany, so only 15 will be available at this event.
These are available to EGS clergy, Monastery of the Seven Rays students and members of the Hyde Park Lodge.
A portion of profits from the sales of this item will be donated to Alley Cat Allies.
These will be available Saturday.
Price – $300
The Black Lotus Kult logo designed by Hagen von Tulien, screen-printed on a 4”x 4” high-quality vinyl decal. This is the last of the run of these limited edition items.
These will be available Saturday.
Price – $4.93 each or 2 for $6.66
In unpacking a from recent move of the BLK Library, we found one reserved but unclaimed All Saints Amulet!
The first wave of an intended small edition of these were released in 2013. The edition was never completed due to the death of legendary jewelry designer Mark Defrates.
Each of these sterling silver amulets are handmade, one of a kind items. Mark pasted the design onto sheet, drilled and cut them out using non-powered tools, and then stamped with hand punches and worked the piece with files and small tools. To finish, the bail was hard-soldered, and then they were given a hand-polish. It was very labor-intensive compared to letting a computer and machine do it, but this is what Mark and his wife demanded to ensure the quality they desired.
The design is based on Hagen von Tulien’s stunning “Black Lotus Kult” artwork. Each of these pendants were personally charged by Michael Bertiaux, and given a blessing by him of “Love, Joy and Prosperity” for the new owner. These were then charged in a “Typhonian Tantric” ritual by Black Lotus Kult, and further blessed in a mass of the Ecclesia Gnostica Spiritualis.
In respect to Mark, these will never be reproduced by another jeweler, thus is is the only edition of this artwork.
Price – $1000 (Note – Only ONE available!)
A North American launch copy of Servants of the Star & the Snake will be available. The launch event will occur at Occult Bookstore’s Centennial celebration.
All copies purchased at this event will include a signed and numbered certificate. Book contributors, including Michael Staley and Michael Bertiaux, will be present to sign copies.
Price – $50
There will also be copies of Michael Bertiaux’s two most recent books for sale: