Black Lotus Kult Amulets

On the day of the Festival of the Ancestors, 1 November 2013, we announce the availability of the Limited Edition

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The design is based on Hagen von Tulien’s stunning “Black Lotus Kult” artwork. Starting Lent Season this year, each of these pendants were personally charged by Archbishop 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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Each of these sterling silver amulets are handmade, one of a kind items. The artist 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 is hard-soldered, and then they were given a hand-polish. It is very labor-intensive compared to letting a computer and machine do it, but worth it in the end as each piece is unique and meant to last beyond a lifetime.

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Net proceeds from this limited offering will go to fund a future Bertiaux/BLK co-production (tentatively in Seattle 2015) and also provide some help for Seattle Humane and Alley Cat Allies (two animal charities).  Each amulet comes with a box, bag, “Prayer Card”, BLK Certificate of Authenticity, and two BLK decals. Purchasers will be credited with a note of thanks in printed or web materials related to the project.

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There will only be 11 of these amulets produced and offered to the public.

 All of these have been sold or reserved, please send a message to the Black Lotus Kult or BLK Library Facebook page to be placed on a waiting list in the event of an unpurchased reserved piece becomes available.

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News on Kenneth Grant’s Nightside of Eden

“Despite appearances, and according to the author’s own testimony, the thesis of Nightside of Eden is basically simple.” -David Hall

After the hectic Seattle Esoteric Book Conference and BLK Celebration “season”, followed by a magical retirement, we are now settling back in, getting some work done, and getting caught up on affairs. From all this activity, are behind on reading, but we made the time to stop by the BLK Library this week to start on Beelzebub and the Beast by David Hall.

Beelzebub and the Beast by David Hall

Beelzebub and the Beast by David Hall

Hall was one of the founders and editors of the Thelemic magazine SOTHiS. Today Starfire Publishing posted a review from a 1978 issue of SOTHiS (Vol II, NO.2) where Hall tackles Kenneth Grant’s Nightside of Eden. The opening volume of the second of the Typhonian TrilogiesNightside was a turning point for many of Grant readers where they either “broke through” or lost the plot entirely. Hall’s review does well to right the path of the later.

 

See the full review on Starfire’s website at http://www.starfirepublishing.co.uk/Nightside_Review.htm

For more on Hall’s Beelzebub and the Beast,

see http://www.starfirepublishing.co.uk/beelzebub_and_the_beast.htm

We are also very excited to share the announcement that Grant’s Nightside of Eden will be republished later this year! Starfire has done an admirable job in getting Kenneth Grant’s work back in print, in beautiful enhanced editions (new typeset, errata from previous editions and corrections from Grant’s own notes included, rescanned artwork, etc)

Read more on this at http://www.starfirepublishing.co.uk/Nightside_of_Eden.htm and make sure you are on Starfire’s mailing list for pre-order announcements!

“Nightside of Eden is an explication of the Cult of Choronzon and an initiated exposition of the Mysteries of the Left-Hand Path in relation to Western Occultism. Here, for the first time, the head of a genuine Magical Organization reveals the esoteric doctrines of the ‘black’ magic of the Left-Hand Path, as well as the practical application of psycho-sexual formulae of which very little is generally known.” – from the Starfire preview.