BLK Celebration 2022 featured performer – Rachael Redfern

Our annual Black Lotus Kult Celebration will return this 5, Nov in London, where we will proudly present

One Beyond Ten

A Celebration of the works of Kenneth and Steffi Grant

At BLK Celebration 2022, Rachael Redfern will be one of our featured performers.

Rachael Redfern is an internationally acclaimed Fusion Bellydancer based in London, UK. Teaching and performing professionally full time, she is known for her precise technique and distinctive style influenced by dark vintage aesthetics.
 
She will perform solo and alongside her troupe Verbeia, named after the English aquatic goddess depicted holding two serpents and whose etymology is thought to mean “she who is constantly bending and turning”

To book performances, classes and workshops with Rachael, please click HERE

We will converge on 5 November in Camden Town for an evening of stimulating discussions and evocative performances. 

Due to venue considerations, the event’s location will not be published, and will be sent to those wishing to attend as demand or space allows. Please send an email to caroline@starfirepublishing.co.uk for specifics if you wish to attend.

Starfire is republishing the Typhonian Trilogies, and you can find those currently available HERE

BLK Celebration 2022 featured performer – Kindle Cimmerian

Our annual Black Lotus Kult Celebration will return this 5, Nov in London, where we will proudly present

One Beyond Ten

A Celebration of the works of Kenneth and Steffi Grant

At BLK Celebration 2022, Kindle Cimmerian will be one of our featured performers.

From her opening rituals to her solo and group performances, as well as collaborations to illustrate the lectures of Caroline Wise and Michael Staley at previous events, Kindle has enchanted BLK Celebration attendees from the start of these gatherings. She will bring the usual beauty, grace, and attention to “hidden” details for those who see to multiple performances at our London event.

Kindle Cimmerian consistently studies and expands her repertoire, always demanding more from herself while commanding the attention of her audience. She holds teaching certifications in the 8 Elements of Belly Dance, studying under Rachel Brice and the Dancecraft system under Zoe Jakes. She has learned various forms of folk dances, with extensive work within classical Indian, and Romany dances. Knowing the roots of these artforms (where they come from, why, and meanings of the steps) are just as important to Kindle as the technique itself. She prides herself in her continuing education of movement.

To book performances, classes and workshops with Kindle, please click HERE

We will converge on 5 November in Camden Town for an evening of discussions on aspects of and experiences with the Typhonian Current.

Due to venue considerations, the event’s location will not be published, and will be sent to those wishing to attend as demand or space allows. Please send an email to caroline@starfirepublishing.co.uk for specifics if you wish to attend.

Starfire is republishing the Typhonian Trilogies, and you can find those currently available HERE

BLK Celebration 2022 Speaker – Ariock Van de Voorde presents London Calling

Our annual Black Lotus Kult Celebration will return this 5, Nov in London, where we will proudly present

One Beyond Ten

A Celebration of the works of Kenneth and Steffi Grant

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At BLK Celebration 2022, Ariock Van de Voorde will present

 London Calling

Books can change lives, and a copy of Aleister Crowley and the Hidden God found in a public library certainly did just that for Ariock Van de Voorde. He later opened an occult bookstore where Kenneth Grant’s titles were always featured, and where he founded a ritual collective loosely based on the Nu Isis Lodge.

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Years later, Ariock co-founded Black Lotus Kult, which he runs with Kindle Cimmerian and Hagen von Tulien under the guidance of Michael Bertiaux. At this year’s BLK Celebration, Ariock will discuss his personal history with work in the Typhonian Current leading to the phone call he received regarding Kenneth Grant’s death 10 years ago, and where we go next on this journey.

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Ariock is a musician and writer currently living in the Mid-South region of the United States. Is a co-founder and director of Ophidian art collective Black Lotus Kult, and is a contributor to several books, journals and audio recordings under his own name, and under the occasional alternate nom de guerre.

Ariock is currently working on music albums with Black Lotus Kult, on a Bertiaux art/music collaboration with the reunited Wendy is Starting At Me, and on a collaboration with artist Charlie Martineau. His primary current writing projects include a book about Esoteric Zen and the Cosmic Dante Current and a short work on experience with the entity LAM.

He wants it known that his dog is better than yours.

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We will converge on 5 November in Camden Town  for an evening of discussions on aspects of and experiences with the Typhonian Current.

Due to venue considerations, the event’s location will not be published, and will be sent to those wishing to attend as demand or space allows. Please send an email to caroline@starfirepublishing.co.uk for specifics if you wish to attend.

Starfire is republishing the Typhonian Trilogies, and you can find those currently available HERE

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BLK Celebration 2022 Speaker – Dr. Christian Giudice presents Drinking from Hecate’s Fountain

Our annual Black Lotus Kult Celebration will return this 5, Nov in London, where we will proudly present

One Beyond Ten

A Celebration of the works of Kenneth and Steffi Grant

BLKLOndon

We are happy to announce Dr. Christian Giudice will return to BLK Celebration to present

Drinking from Hecate’s Fountain:

Kenneth Grant’s Typhonian Trilogies and the Fusion Between Literature and Practiced Magic 

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In this talk, Dr. Giudice will attempt to situate occultist and author Kenneth Grant and his peculiar blend of fictional occultism, represented by Grant’s Typhonian Trilogies (1972-2002) as one of the most recent practitioners, chronologically speaking, to blur the lines between literary fiction and magical practice. After a brief introduction to Grant’s occult system, Dr. Giudice will draw examples of the blurring of the lines between fiction and practice from his Trilogies, focusing on the text richest in examples of such experiments in fiction: Hecate’s Fountain. Through these examples, a general theory of Grant’s employment of instances of fiction and practiced magic, to constantly keep the reader in a liminal state of consciousness, will be attempted, with particular attention devoted to the British occultist’s use of ufology as a novel instrument to achieve his aims. By employing an old literary device, which he had certainly recognized as being used by previous occultists of the nineteenth and twentieth century, and enhancing it by using novel themes such as the Lovecraft mythos and extraterrestrial entities, Grant has succeeded in creating a vibrant mélange, where, once again, the lines between fiction and reality are constantly being negotiated.

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Chris Giudice is an independent scholar, who has lectured widely on subjects ranging from 19th and 20th century occultism, to psychedelic new religious movements, to occultism in politics and avant-garde cinema. Having obtained a BA in Classics from the University of Oxford, he went on to achieve an MA in Western esotericism at the University of Exeter and a PhD in Religious Studies at the University of Gothenburg. For ten years he was the lead singer of eso-neofolk band The Green Man, publishing 3 albums and 1 ep and touring extensively across Europe. His latest book Occult Imperium – Arturo Reghini, Roman Traditionalism, and the Anti-Modern Reaction in Fascist Italy was published by Oxford Univeristy Press as part of their Oxford Studies in Western Esotericism series. Find it HERE

We will converge on 5 November in Camden Town  for an evening of discussions on aspects of and experiences with the Typhonian Current.

Due to venue considerations, the event’s location will not be published, and will be sent to those wishing to attend as demand or space allows. Please send an email to caroline@starfirepublishing.co.uk for specifics if you wish to attend.

Starfire is republishing the Typhonian Trilogies, and you can find those currently available HERE

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BLK Celebration 2022 Speaker – Caroline Wise presents Kenneth Grant’s London Town

Our annual Black Lotus Kult Celebration will return this 5, Nov in London, where we will proudly present

One Beyond Ten

A Celebration of the works of Kenneth and Steffi Grant

 

We are elated to have Caroline Wise return to BLK Celebration with an illustrated talk

 Kenneth Grant’s London Town

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When considering Kenneth Grant and place, one is likely to meander the vast ‘spaces between spaces’, or the Tunnels of Set, exploring inner space. As Black Lotus Kult visits London this year, Caroline will be looking at the London of Kenneth Grant, of the 50s, 60s, and 70s onwards; a world of pubs, art, Jazz, magic, and bookshops and of lifelong friendships emerging. A multidimensional London as the terra-firma from which magical universes can arise. A London where certain places evoked for him the ancient magics, nightside narratives, love, inspiration and poetry, as portals between the planes.

 

Caroline Wise works in esoteric publishing. In 1989 she initiated the republication of the books of Kenneth Grant, starting with Hidden Lore, the Carfax Monographs by Kenneth and Steffi, when at Skoob Books. She is a former owner of The Atlantis Bookshop and in the 1990s was the co-editor of the revived The Occult Observer. In 1993 she produced the then forgotten Ancient Egyptian themed plays of Florence Farr. From the 1970s she has been involved in Earth mysteries and her particular interests are in researching goddesses, and the mythology of London, She is co-editor, with John Matthews, of The Secret Lore Of London.

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We will converge on 5 November in Camden Town  for an evening of discussions on aspects of and experiences with the Typhonian Current.

Due to venue considerations, the event’s location will not be published, and will be sent to those wishing to attend as demand or space allows. Please send an email to caroline@starfirepublishing.co.uk for specifics if you wish to attend.

Starfire is republishing the Typhonian Trilogies, and you can find those currently available HERE

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BLK Celebration 2022 Speaker – Michael Staley presents The Magical Universe

Our annual Black Lotus Kult Celebration will return this 5, Nov in London, where we will proudly present

One Beyond Ten

A Celebration of the works of Kenneth and Steffi Grant

 

We are pleased to announce that Michael Staley will once again be joining us and giving a lecture – 

The Magical Universe

Writing in Outside the Circles of Time, Kenneth Grant remarked: “. . . each individual must create his own magical universe and, by a kind of oneiric perichoresis, evolve his own qabalah and manifest his own truth (maat).”

The Magical Universe is our understanding of the world, our vision of reality, and how we communicate with it. It is something which develops with experience. We take inspiration from a variety of sources, transmuting it through the catalyst of our magical and mystical experience to distil an innate body of work. In this fashion our Magical Universe emerges. In this talk, Michael further discusses the significance of the Magical Universe, drawing on his own experience, as well as referencing the work of others, amongst them Kenneth Grant, Austin Osman Spare and Aleister Crowley.

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Michael Staley has been fascinated by the occult for as long as he can remember, and is particularly steeped in Thelema and Advaita Vedanta. Publishing the first issue of Starfire in 1986, he subsequently expanded it into Starfire Publishing, issuing Kenneth Grant’s work from the late 1990s, as well as books concerning Austin Osman Spare and Charles Stansfeld Jones. His most recent task has been the reprinting of the Typhonian Trilogies. To find out more about Starfire Publishing, click HERE

Michael Staley

Michael Staley

We will converge on 5 November in Camden Town  for an evening of discussions on aspects of and experiences with the Typhonian Current.

Due to venue considerations, the event’s location will not be published, and will be sent to those wishing to attend as demand or space allows. Please send an email to HERE for specifics if you wish to attend.

Starfire is republishing the Typhonian Trilogies, and you can find those currently available HERE

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BLK Celebration 2022

After years of COVID-relation travel restrictions, our annual Black Lotus Kult Celebration is back on this year in London.

We proudly present to you

One Beyond Ten

A Celebration of the works of Kenneth and Steffi Grant

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We will converge on 5 November in Camden Town (with greatly appreciated assistance from our friends at Starfire Publishing) for an evening of discussions on aspects of and experiences with the Typhonian Current.

The Grant’s body of work, particularly the nine books which comprise the “Typhonian Trilogies” have become increasingly influential over the years. Further, they championed the works of the likes of Austin Osman Spare, Aleister Crowley, Frater Achad and others during times when they had mostly fallen out the of public eye. Additionally, they introduced many readers to the art and writings of more modern figures such as Michael Bertiuax, Nema, and Zivorad Mihaljovic

Due to venue considerations, the event’s location will not be published, and will be sent to those wishing to attend as demand or space allows. Please send an email to caroline@starfirepublishing.co.uk for specifics if you wish to attend.

Starfire is republishing the Typhonian Trilogies, and you can find those currently available HERE  

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BLK Celebration 2019 – Thee Process is Thee Product

Various wares for you to purchase. All proceeds go to warping minds, subjugating the nation’s youth, recreational vice-stuff and very likely sparkles to affix to bellydance clothing.

We also have cats to feed.

(Knew you’d be pleased)

All items are limited edition, and will never be made again.

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BLK Celebration 2019 Limited Edition Prints

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Limited to just 20 copies, this thick card-stock print features a stunning colour picture of Kindle Cimmerian. Each print is individually numbered.

Price – $10

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BLK Celebration Limited Edition Posters

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Limited to 50 copies, these 11×17 glossy posters feature the GODLIKE artwork and design by Hagen von Tulien. Each has a rear-affixed numbered edition label.

Price – $5

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The BLK MC Shirt

If you are going to join a Kult, do it in style!!!

 

This is the Black Lotus Kult Motorcycle Klub T-shirt as seen presently on the streets of Seattle, Portland, Cleveland, Chicago, Tokyo, Gothenburg, Berlin and elsewhere.

The remaining stock of the Seattle shirts (1 left in stock) and Chicago shirts (only 15 left in stock) will be available at the BLK 2019 on a first-come basis.

 

 

We will also see the premier of the BLK Orlando MC shirt, which will be offered in a HIGHLY limited quantity!

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Price – $25

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BLK Celebration “A Decadent Decade” Tanktop

This is our 10th BLK Celebration, and we offer this shirt to commemorate this very decadent decade

These will come in  VERY limited Edition styles;

Tri-Blend racerback with charcoal logo on a vintage purple shirt, and a cotton racerback semi-fitted contoured silhouette with side seam with white logo on black shirt.

 

Both feature the BLK Celebration “Decadent Decade logo designed by Hagen von Tulien

Price – $25

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Black Lotus Kult Ladies’ Racerback Tank

Ladies’ vintage black, soft tri-blend racerback tank top featuring “Black Lotus Kult” in silver metallic lettering across the top, with the BLK logo designed by Hagen Von Tulien on the bottom right corner hip.  

 

Price – $25

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Ecclesia Gnostica Spiritualis Pendants

EGS Pendant

Ecclesia Gnostica Spiritualis created a pendant to commemorate their first meeting of the Synod of Bishops of the 21st Century, which took place in Chicago during BLK Celebration weekend there in 2018. Unfortunately, these became temporarily lost in the mail, and did not make it in time for the event.

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We’re going to take these to the BLK Celebration 2019 – Orlando, FL event to offer to those who missed out the first time.

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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.

Hand-finished in open-backed sterling silver encasing their symbol, which is laid into a synthetic amethyst, these pendants are strictly limited to just 20 pieces.

Price – $300

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The BLK Propaganda Device

BLK Decal

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.

Price – $4.93 each or 2 for $6.66

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Black Lotus Kult All Saints Amulets!

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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.

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Photo by Hagen von Tulien

 

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.

 

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In respect to Mark, these will never be reproduced by another jeweler, thus is is the only edition of this artwork.

Price – $999 

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Servants of the Star & the Snake – Launch Event Copies

SSS Book

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A North American launch copy of Servants of the Star & the Snake will be available. The launch event occurred as during the BLK Celebration 2018 weekend at Occult Bookstore’s Centennial Celebration.

All copies include a signed and numbered certificate, and contain 2-3 signatures from book contributors.

Price – $50

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BLK Celebration will be held this Nov 1 & 2 in Orlando, FL at the ME Theatre
There are a variety of tickets available from $15-$500
Nov 1st – Lectures to stimulate the heart and soul.
Nov 2nd – “GODLIKE” – An evening of evocative entertainment.
On both days, there will be artists and vendors present, as well as a selling exhibition of Michael Bertiaux‘s work.

Tickets on sale NOW at – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blk-celebration-2019-tickets-66741233827

Follow here for details and please let us know you are coming at  https://www.facebook.com/events/2512472622117454/

 

 

 

 

BLK Celebration 2019 Performer – Yvonne presents Cybele!

At BLK Celebration’s 2019’s GODLIKE show,

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will bring us

Cybele

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Born of stone, Cybele is a Phrygian Mother-Goddess, whose cult endured through many regions and times. She is the  mistress of earth and wild nature, a healer, the goddess of fertility & protectress. In later entering worship in ancient Greece, she was know for her “vivid and forceful character”

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In honor of Goddess Cybele, Yvonne will be performing “Ismaouni”, a choreography by Suhiala Salimpour. Ismaouni is a choreography that represents a deep and solid powerful sense of earth and being. With the sound of cymbals and their magical significance in communication with the Goddess Cybele, we honor Cybele, a Phrygian Mother of the Gods.

For more info on Yvonne and Salimpor Format dance, please see –

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GODLIKE Returns!!!

At BLK Celebration 2019, divinity will once again hit the stage with the light of 1000 suns, as our “GODLIKE” show is resurrected. Movement artists will draw upon mythology, history, fiction and personal esoteric experiences to invoke and evoke through their dance performances.

BLK Celebration will be held this Nov 1 & 2 in Orlando, FL at the ME Theatre
There are a variety of tickets available from $15-$500
Nov 1st – Lectures to stimulate the heart and soul.
Nov 2nd – “GODLIKE” – An evening of evocative entertainment.
On both days, there will be artists and vendors present, as well as a selling exhibition of Michael Bertiaux‘s work.

Tickets on sale NOW at – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blk-celebration-2019-tickets-66741233827

Follow here for details and please let us know you are coming at  https://www.facebook.com/events/2512472622117454/

BLK Celebration 2019 Performer – Melanie presents NATARAJA!

At BLK Celebration’s 2019’s GODLIKE show,

Melanie

will bring us

Nataraja

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Melanie depicts Shiva as Nataraja – Lord of the Dance

 

As depicted in mid-dance in various ancient artworks, Nataraja is the god Shiva in a form where he experiences self-transcendence through dance.

In a ring of fire, Nataraja performs the Tandava, a sacred dance which presents the creation, nurturing, and the ultimate destruction of ALL there is.

  Melanie’s self-choreographed version of this rite is a blend of Bharatnatyam and tribal fusion bellydance.

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Melanie as captured by The Dancers Eye

Melanie has been a bellydance and Bollywood performer in central Florida for over 15 years.

She is an enthusiastic performer and student of all kinds of dance, including tribal fusion, classical Indian dance, ballroom and gothic/theatrical styles.

Melanie frequently performs at various cultural and arts events, and she says that she is honored to bring her art to the stage at GODLIKE for you this year.

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GODLIKE Returns!!!

At BLK Celebration 2019, divinity will once again hit the stage with the light of 1000 suns, as our “GODLIKE” show is resurrected. Movement artists will draw upon mythology, history, fiction and personal esoteric experiences to invoke and evoke through their dance performances.

BLK Celebration will be held this Nov 1 & 2 in Orlando, FL at the ME Theatre
There are a variety of tickets available from $15-$500
Nov 1st – Lectures to stimulate the heart and soul.
Nov 2nd – “GODLIKE” – An evening of evocative entertainment.
On both days, there will be artists and vendors present, as well as a selling exhibition of Michael Bertiaux‘s work.

Tickets on sale NOW at – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blk-celebration-2019-tickets-66741233827

Follow here for details and please let us know you are coming at  https://www.facebook.com/events/2512472622117454/