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.
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!
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
On the day of the Festival of the Ancestors, 1 November 2013, we announce the availability of the Limited Edition
Black Lotus Kult All Saints Amulet.
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.
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.
Each amulet comes with a box, bag, “Prayer Card”, BLK Certificate of Authenticity, and two BLK decals.
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.
An evening of Art, Music, and Ritual featuring; Hagen von Tulien, Kindle Cimmerian, Twilight Bellidanse, Dawn Von Nagy, Raqs Steady Eddie, Ariock Van de Voorde, Scarlet Marie and More!
The 5th Annual “BLK Celebration” will be a semi-public event on September 16th at Edge of the Circle Books and will include events at the store from 6-9PM.
Schedule of events;
6:00-7:00PM – Meet and Greet and Book Signing. Open to public. A chance to converse and get some books/journals signed. Writers/Artist on hand will include Hagen von Tulien, Johnny Jakobsson, Dawn von Nagy, Ariock Van de Voorde and more. A VERY limited edition “BLK Celebration” print designed by Hagen will be made available. Wine and snacks will be served.
7:00-9:00PM – Ritual/Performance. Semi-Private. Invited guests may convene in the ritual chambers for an evening of evocative entertainment from Black Lotus Kult and Friends. Space is limited, and once invited guests are let in, we will allow additional attendees to enter as room permits. Performances will include the premier of a song from a Michael Bertiaux/Black Lotus Kult collaboration!
9:00-? – Carousing. Open to Public. After the performances are complete, we will head one door down to The Honey Hole (703 E Pike) for shenanigans.
For those who can’t make it to the event, Black Lotus Kult is offering, via the BLK Library, a limited edition “BLK Celebration” print. Based on the design of Hagen von Tulien (SEE ABOVE) and incorporating the “BLK Love Kult” logo, these prints measure 11.25″ x 17.3″ and are printed on premium poster card stock. Each will be individually hand-numbered, and will include the BLK Library Stamp, a Black Lotus Kult Propaganda Decal and the signatures of Hagen and various other Black Lotus Kultist who are performing at the event. THERE ARE ONLY 20 OF THESE BEING PRINTED. Pre-orders start now and will be cut off the day before the event (Any remaining copies will be offered there. If you plan to attend and want a print, please consider pre-ordering in case of a sell-out). To reserve a copy and receive payment info, please send a message via the Black Lotus Kult or BLK Library Facebook pages. The price is $40 USD in the US and $50 USD outside of the US via Paypal. Price includes shipping costs. PLEASE NOTE that items will begin shipping the week of 30 September. A portion of the profits for every print sold will be donated to Seattle Humane (please let us know what name you would like to be added to the “Fundraising Honor Roll” at http://shs.convio.net/site/TR?px=1097302&fr_id=1090&pg=personal to mark your purchase and contribution to this great organization).
We host a number of occult artists and writers at the BLK Kompound as they come to town for the Seattle Esoteric Book Conference. This kept us busy before and after the event, but it was a joy to have our friends near. The 2012 EBC was an absolute delight to attend, and we will get to work on a review for you to read in time. We now need to make room on the walls for new works by Liv Rainey-Smith and Hagen von Tulien.
Following the EBC, we held our annual Black Lotus Kult Celebration. This year’s party was held in honor of Fulgur Limited’s 20 years of publishing. We are proud to have their books in the BLK Library and we are looking forward to another 20 years from Fulgur!
Earlier in the day of the BLK Celebration, before the festivities, we performed a version of the Shiva Mass that we received from Michael Bertiaux. In this picture from later in the evening, Kindle Cimmerian performs a Mass closing ritual.
After the Celebration, we found a VERY secluded retreat for our Autumnal Equinox workings. Now we are back home, and ready to start work again. New music, writings and performances will be coming soon and increasing in frequency in the New Year. We will also be posting more pictures from this, and previous year’s BLK Celebrations.