BLK Celebration 2019 – Sashah Ruge presents “The Mechanics of Magic – Magical Machines Throughout Occult History”

At BLK Celebration 2019

Sashah Ruge

will present

“The Mechanics of Magic – Magical Machines Throughout Occult History”

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Throughout the ages, select individuals have chosen to look deeply in to those aspects of our world that remain hidden, to more deeply understand how we affect change in this world beyond the standard mode of the masses. These individuals can see the connections between the physical realm and the spiritual, and through contact with the spirits these individuals have developed tools in our world that aid in the affecting of the world of spirit, and spiritual tools to affect our physical realm. These individuals are the Magicians, or the Mechanics of Magic. During this discussion, we will learn of many different types of magical machines created through the course of our vibrant occult history, from the sympathetic magics of ancient shamans, the curse tablets and other magica materia of the PGM, magical machines in the grimoire tradition, beginning with “Picatrix mechanix”, or the art of dialing in the perfect astrological elections to empower talismans. We will also discuss the concept of Art as a magical machine, specifically the multidimensional machines in the work of Michael Bertiaux. The discussion will conclude with a presentation of several examples of magical machines from the authors’ collection including a new device created specifically for this discussion.

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Sashah Ruge is an artist, professional chef, and student of magic and the occult for over 30 years, with a particular interest in spirit communication and work via the grimoire traditions, LHP philosophy and magical techniques, both traditional Haitian Vodou and Esoteric Voudon, as well as a strong focus on the utilization of H.P. Lovecraft’s mythos in a mix of ceremonial magic and shamanism that has led Sashah to become the directing force within the Lovecraftian coven mentioned in Bertiaux’s writings. Sashah was consecrated as a Gnostic bishop by Michael Bertiaux and acts as Head of the Transyuggothian Brotherhood of Shamans, Aiding others in the quests of spirit contact from those outside our traditional spiritual boarders.

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This year’s BLK Celebration will be held in Orlando, FL on Nov 1 & 2. For details, please click HERE

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BLK Celebration 2019 Performer – Vale Anoa’i

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Vale Anoa’i

The creative spark in many of our performance guests often manifests in multiple forms. Vale Anoa’i is a bellydancer, actress, author, special education teacher assistant, certified intuitive healer, pro Wrestling company agent, and artist.
For those keeping score, she is also Taurus with a Libra Moon and Gemini Ascendant.

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At our “GODLIKE” show on Nov 2nd, Vale will portray the Hawaiian fire goddess Pele in her “The Passion of Pele” performance. This will be done in solidarity with the people of Hawaii, as their sacred site of Mauna Kea is under threat of unwanted development.

Tūtū Pele, the Earth-Eating woman, is the passionate goddess of volcanoes who, can hear the beats of drums and chants from her followers. You should take care to please her, as she can create and destroy in a thought.

Please view and purchase Vale’s art at –

https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/vale-anoai.html

Those interested in participating in a more aggressive art may find a home with Vale’s family business at – https://www.wildsamoan.com/

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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

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BLK Celebration 2019 – Charlie Martineau presents “Electric Buzzing of Insects: An Introductory Perspective on Sound and Ritual through the use of Synthesizers”

We are very proud to announce our first speaker at this year’s BLK Celebration

Charlie Martineau 

presents

“Electric Buzzing of Insects: An Introductory Perspective on Sound and Ritual through the use of Synthesizers”

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Charlie will present his personal history of discovering that sound/recorded “music” could be a tap into alternate states of consciousness. He will give examples of how he used the recordings of others as a basis for his ritual work. Building on this, Charlies then moved into producing his on ritualistic music.

charlie 2.5Charlie Martineau is an artist, musician and occultist currently residing in Oregon. Under the moniker “Esperik Glare“, he has performed and recorded music since 2004. His current focus in in the exploration of the works of Michael Bertiaux, and in expanding the Esperik Glare Sound Lab to work harmoniously with his occult practices. He has been collaborating (sonically, and otherwise) with Black Lotus Kult for the last three years, and may perform live as part of BLK this year, if the stars align.

This year’s BLK Celebration will be held in Orlando, FL on Nov 1 & 2. For details, please click HERE

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

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BLK Celebration 2018 – Ariock Van de Voorde

At BLK Celebration 2018, one of your hosts will be

Ariock Van de Voorde

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Ariock will act as the event MC throughout the weekend, will deliver two brief talks on. Friday will see “London Calling”, which will reflect on the influence Kenneth Grant has had on him. On Saturday, he will bring us “Chaud-Town”, a talk about his time spent in Chicago while writing “Meeting Le Maître: An Introduction to the Art of Michael Bertiaux” for Abraxas International Journal of Esoteric Studies.

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Ariock is a writer, artist and musician living in the US Southeast. In the 1990’s he owned and managed an occult bookstore, which hosted an experimental magick group loosely based on Kenneth Grant’s New Isis Lodge.

As well as his duties within Bertiaux’s esoteric and religious orders, Ariock is also working with Michael on an art sales venture launching in 2019.

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BLK Celebration 2018 – Michael Bertiaux and Martin Starr!!!

A very special event has been added to the Saturday portion of

BLK Celebration

“The Occult History of Chicago”

Featuring Michael Bertiaux and Martin Starr

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Martin and Michael will have a live discussion on Saturday entitled “The Occult History of Chicago.” Michael is internationally known through his books and art, but he was a young man with a dream when he arrived in Wheaton, IL in the 1960’s to report for his job with the Theosophical Society. He traveled frequently for lectures to Chicago, and fell in love with the city. Although readers of his work know about his Gnostic Voudon rituals, Church Orders and the work of the Ordo Templi Orientis Antiqua & La Couleuvre Noire and other groups he worked with over the years, Chicago’s occult history stretches back considerably further. Michael has an insatiable lust for knowledge, and being immersed in these bizarre legacies energized him and inspired him to discover more. Over the years, he has learned of the people, places and things of Hidden Chicago, and is eager to share these tales before they are lost.

This talk will cover the little-known “hot points” of the city’s esoteric history with a long-time participant/observer.

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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.

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BLK Celebration 2018 – Q&A with Michael Bertiaux, Michael Staley and Black Lotus Kult

BLK Celebration 2018 is coming next week to Chicago, IL – 14-16 Dec. Read further posts below on this page, or click HERE for details.

As part of the Centennial Celebration at the Occult Bookstore, we will see a special Q&A session with

Michael Bertiaux

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Michael Staley of Starfire Publishing

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and members of Black Lotus Kult.

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This is a unique opportunity to tap into these minds and learn about Occult Art, Writing and Publishing, Gnostic Voudon, The Typhonian Tradition, Austin Osman Spare and a variety of other topics.

This will occur late Friday evening, after the launch of Servants of the Star & the Snake

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BLK Celebration – Thee Process Is Thee Product

The following limited edition items will be offered during the BLK Celebration weekend. To reserve items, please message Black Lotus Kult’s Facebook page.

Motorcycle Cult Chicago Chapter T-Shirts

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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

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Ecclesia Gnostica Spiritualis Pendants

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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.

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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.

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.

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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

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The BLK Propaganda Device

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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

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ONE Black Lotus Kult All Saints Amulet (!)

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Photo by Hagen von Tulien

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.

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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.

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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 – $1000 (Note – Only ONE available!)

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Servants of the Star & the Snake

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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

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There will also be copies of Michael Bertiaux’s two most recent books for sale:

Cagliostro: Autobiograffia Spiritista

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Ontological Graffiti

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