Presented by Viviana Druga for Urban Witches not Bitches#2 Exhibit.
Percussion and shruti box: Brandon Rosenbluth
Background Artwork: Shaltmira
Filmed & edited by
Thorium Heavy Industries
Audio/video engineering by
The Man with the Green Gloves.
Zeena Schreck performing Kali Invocation at Neurotitan Schwarzenberg Gallery Berlin, January 14, 2017
Presented by Viviana Druga for Urban Witches not Bitches#2 Exhibit.
Percussion and shruti box: Brandon Rosenbluth
Background Artwork: Shaltmira
Filmed & edited by
Thorium Heavy Industries
Audio/video engineering by
The Man with the Green Gloves.
Twenty-five years ago today, Radio Werewolf ceremonially concluded its seven year sonic-magic cycle with The Zürich Experiment, held at the historic Kaufleuten concert hall, Zurich, Switzerland at Midnight, December 30, 1991. The live track in this post is from that event, digitally remastered in 2012, for The Vinyl Solution - Analog Artifacts: Ritual Instrumentals and Undercover Versions. Video collage by Tony Sokol.
Text to "Prologue: Turn Off, Tune In, Drop Out" :
[Voice: Master of Ceremonies Wolfgang]
Willkommen beim Zürich Experiment.
Sie sind hier zusammengerufen worden, um an einem historischen Experiment in akustischer Magie teilzunehmen. Während der nächsten Minuten wird Ihr Verstand von vielen Jahren Programmierung, Fehlinformationen und gesellschaftlicher Kontrollmechanismen gesäubert und befreit werden.
Heute nacht haben Sie aus freiem Willen eine andere Dimension des Denkens betreten. Am Ende des Experiments werden Sie nicht mehr dieselbe Person sein wie bei Ihrer Ankunft an diesem Ort.
Welcome to the Zurich experiment.
You have been summoned here to participate in a historic experiment in acoustic magic. During the next few minutes, your minds will be cleansed and freed from many years of programming, misinformation and social control mechanisms.
Tonight you have voluntarily entered another dimension of thought. At the end of the experiment, you will not be the same person as you were when you arrived at this location.
[Voice: Alpha She-Wolf Zeena]
Good Evening. You've tuned into Radio Werewolf, the Voice of Terror, broadcasting at a frequency of 666 megahertz. The following is a Transmission of the Nightmare Network.
Prologue: Turn Off, Tune In, Drop Out
The Vinyl Solution
Live at The Zurich Experiment, Dec. 30, 1991
Vocals: Zeena & Wolfgang
Sound recordings: Zeena
Copyright 1991 All Rights Reserved
Visual Choreographer: Tony Sokol
"On this darkest night of the year, may all survivors of war and violence be blessed with strength, perseverance, peace and an end to suffering.
May we take a moment of silent contemplation, during our Yuletide festivities, to honor those who have perished as the result of war and mindless violence."
-Zeena Schreck, Winter Solstice 2016
Photo of Gen. George S. Patton's dog, Willie, mourning Patton's death.
"How awful war is. Think of the waste." -Gen. Patton, moments before the car collision in Heidelburg, Germany that ended his life on Dec. 21, 1945.
John Murphy, pioneering music veteran of Experimental Post-Punk and Proto Industrial genres, shed his mortal coil on October 11, 2015.
Anyone who knew John Murphy, knew him as the 'quiet one', the one who was never arrogant or scene-stealing. He was happy to stay settled behind his drum set, playing for and collaborating with an array of artists. Although his musical career spanned four decades, one is hard pressed to find the same abundance of images of John as for other musicians.
He came out of the 70s Melbourne Little band scene and was instrumental in the development of experimental, post-punk and proto-industrial music. Although he was percussionist to many bands, a quick search through music videos shows that he's usually obscured or conspicuous by his absence. As a photographer, it was a rare opportunity and privilege for me to be able to capture John for an exclusive portraiture photo shoot last year. The session was at NK in Berlin during a rehearsal for an upcoming performance with Nikolas Schreck.
Some of the photos I took that day illustrate this tribute and memorial to John. You are welcome to share them, with photo credit to my name, Zeena Schreck.
Many who worked with John knew he had been struggling with illness for quite a long time. But he concealed exactly how ill he already was. Music was his entire life and it was clear that the thought of retirement, or resting out the illness, was not an option in John's mind. I was therefore very fortunate to have John perform with me earlier this year at WGT. It was a musical ritual invocation to Seth, the ancient Egyptian god who guides safe passage through death to immortality. It was to be John's second to last performance.
On the night and early morning of John's passing, he was not alone. He was surrounded by a lot of love from his wife, Annie, and a small circle of close friends. I was among them. At his request, and according to his religious beliefs as a Gnostic Christian-Tibetan Buddhist, I conducted the customary Tibetan tantric Buddhist and ancient Gnostic Sethian transference of consciousness rites which bridged his passage from this waking dream reality into the ultimate reality of pure light. It was a peaceful process. John is now liberated from all pain and suffering.
Awake in peace,
You-whose-Face-is-behind; in peace,
You-who-sees-behind; in peace,
Ferryman of the sky; in peace,
Ferryman of Nut; in peace,
Ferryman of the gods; in peace.
John Murphy has come to you that you may ferry him in that ferry with which you ferry the gods.
OM AMI DEWA HRI
"Legendary Magic Practitioner Zeena Schreck Returns To European Music Scene For First Time In 24 Years This Saturday, May 23
"Mystic and avant-garde musician Zeena Schreck will make her first appearance on the European music scene for the first time in 24 years this Saturday, May 23, 2015, at 7 p.m. Zeena will perform a unique ritual soundscape in Leipzig's Egyptian Museum.
"Zeena, 51, was a composer, vocalist, musician and graphic designer for the sonic magical music project Radio Werewolf from 1988 to 1993. She is also High Priestess of Seth and leader of the Sethian Liberation Movement, making the sacred, magically charged ancient artifacts housed in Leipzig's Egyptian Museum an ideal venue to present ancient Egyptian aspects of the artist's spiritual practices.
"This is the second in a series of ritual musical installments inaugurated with the 2013 performance-art Performa 13 event "Frank Haines presents Zeena Schreck: Live from the Eye of the Storm," in New York City.
"As former co-director of the magical resistance circle The Werewolf Order from 1988-1999, Zeena's musical compositions are featured on the Radio Werewolf recordings "The Lightning and the Sun," "Songs for the End of the World," "Bring Me the Head of Geraldo Rivera!," "Love Conquers All, and Witchcraft/Boots: A Tribute to the Sinatras,"
"Because of limited seating at Zeena's upcoming WGT event, there will be an autograph signing after the concert which will also be open to those who exceeded the seating capacity but who stay for an in-person autograph.
"After the performance, Zeena will sign her own creations, which means she will not "sign any copies of 'The Satanic Bible,' Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone,' 'The Book of the Law' or 'The Joy of Cooking.'"
Read more at:
ZEENA'S Wave-Gotik-Treffen PERFORMANCE LISTED in this WEEKEND'S HIGHLIGHTS
MDR [Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk] Kultur Seiten Reports:
Klang-Ritual und Spiritualität
Im Ägyptischen Museum hat sich die in Berlin lebende Amerikanerin Zeena Schreck angekündigt, deren Klang-Performance "ein akustischer Samen für die spirituelle Befreiung und Erleuchtung des geneigten Publikums" darstellen soll, wie es auf ihrer Facebook-Seite heißt. Die Tochter der Church-of-Satan-Gründer und Ex-Frontfrau der Band "Radio Werewolf" leitet heute eine spirituelle Bewegung, die sich an einer ägyptischen Gottheit orientiert, und gibt Tantra-Kurse.
Saturday, 23rd May 2015 Ägyptisches Museum - Egyptian Museum
07:30 p.m. (admission: 07:00 p.m.)
Concert: Zeena Schreck - „A Typhonian Tantric Ritual Soundscape“
"24 long years her followers had to wait to see her make a public appearance in Germany. This year, the time has come: Zeena Schreck returns with a magic-sound „performance“, a truly historic event and far more than a pure secular music experience - rather a divine blessing incarnate, an acoustic seed for spiritual liberation and enlightenment for the audience, given by one of the most colorful and distinctive personalities of modern magic and mysticism - and not to forget, visually framed by the collection of sacred artifacts of the Egyptian Museum Leipzig."
[BOOK REVIEW by ZEENA]
Today I received a review copy of a new German book I'm featured in: 'Mythos Wewelsburg: Fakten und Legenden' (The Wewelsburg Myth: Facts and Legends) – sent directly from the Kreismusum Wewelsburg.
The authors, Daniela Siepe and Kirsten John-Stucke provide an excellent historical overview, and leave no stone unturned, in exploring all of the legends and realities surrounding the notorious and mysterious Wewelsburg castle. For German speakers who have an interest in this strange and misunderstood edifice, its history and cultural influence, I highly recommend this volume. Comprehensively researched with detailed notes and historical context, this volume includes so many obscure facts and references that even those well versed in the Wewelsburg legend would be surprised to learn yet more.
For those who are not familiar with the Wewelsburg, it is a 9th century German castle that first came to world-wide attention as the “Grail Castle” of the Nazi SS. Purported to be a mystical location chosen personally by Heinrich Himmler (Reichsführer-SS), it was to become an SS leadership school and the headquarters for what Himmler believed would be a German equivalent of the Arthurian 'Nights of the Round Table,' or the stage for a living Parsifal epic.
Following the end of WWII, countless legends arose surrounding this edifice, many having to do with secret cult rites and the structure having a supernatural energy, comparable to Externsteine or Stonehenge. Such legends sparked the imaginations of many authors, filmmakers, musicians, artists, political extremists, UFO fanatics, conspiracy theorists and occultists.
At a time in my life when I was questioning the inconsistencies of the philosophical and religious framework within which I was raised, I began my own ardent spiritual quest. I needed to find the roots of, and truth behind, many of the figures, legends, and nomenclature which my father misappropriated for his newly created pseudo-religion. So, in 1992, I organized a personal pilgrimage throughout Germany to many sacred sites which I'd learned of early in life. I documented my journey along the way in a video-poem entitled Germania: The Theory of Ruins. One of the target sites of my journey was the Wewelsburg, where I conducted a private ceremony and oracular magical Working. The purpose of the rite was to attain insight into the reason this castle was so strongly associated with the Grail Quest, and to learn what a 'Grail Quest,' – or more specifically, what The Grail – truly is. Slipping through the bars of the iron gate to the legendary crypt, I was prepared to take on this heavy philosophical question in a spontaneous meditation.
Author Daniela Siepe summarized our in-person conversation about this private magical ritual in 'Mythos Wewelsburg: Fakten und Legenden.'. I share with you the email follow-up to our in-person interview; the information in my message was incorporated into the book:
Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 5:21 PM
Subject: Re: Grail Ritual
About the Grail ritual itself: You mentioned some points which I think might have come from things Nikolas talked about during our interview, as well as combining it with your thoughts on our EP "Bring Me the Head of Geraldo Rivera" (Lucifer's Court track). I can clarify some of that.
During our interview, it was Nikolas who mentioned his interest in the legend of the Grail being the Emerald that fell from the crown of Lucifer during the battle with Michael and the angels. That was the connecting thread to Otto Rahn. But this was not my reason or point of interest in wanting to find "What Is the Grail" during my Wewelsburg working.
Our use of the title Lucifer's Court on our recording occurred while we were still representing satanism (I was still the Church of Satan's High Priestess and spokesperson) and using it on that recording reflected where we were at that point in time. But that was three years before my Wewelsburg working.
By the time we broke with the Church of Satan (in 1990) and began exploring more deeply into these references and figures, I realized that I was really more drawn to the same ancient legends which inspired the personalities we were researching while living in Vienna. All my life I've been driven by such things as fairy tales, sagas, mythology, folk legends, etc. Therefore it wasn't the humans involved in these various Teutonic occult orders and societies that interested me. What interested me was the same eternal phenomena which those people also explored.
It wasn't long into our research of these 19th century European occult figures (Rahn, von List, Sebbotendorf, Weistor/Wiligut, von Liebenfels etc.) that I found the same reactionary, misogynistic and fundamentally subjective fantasy role-playing (albeit on a more intellectual level) as was with the occult world of satanism I'd just left. So, metaphorically speaking, if a house of cards is built on a weak foundation of sand, how valid can one regard the entire philosophies of such people?
It was clear that, despite their interest in ancient legends, they were missing a big piece of the puzzle in their mystical portrayals and projections. Only when I made my first pilgrimages to the same mystical locations that were to hold such significance to these men, did I experience first-hand that visceral, intuitive feeling that they were "missing something". But I, myself, didn't yet know exactly what the "Something" was.
Hence, my ritual at Wewelsburg and the documentation of many of the other places I and Nikolas made spiritual pilgrimages to in Germany and Austria in our quest for deeper answers. So when I performed the ritual at Wewelsburg, for me, it had nothing to do with the Emerald from Lucifer's Crown.
You asked, "So, during your Grail ritual you were standing in the middle of the Crypt with your arms raised high. – Was this a symbolic gesture – such as the sign of the Ka? Or just a gesture which enabled you to take a deep breath?"
The position was mostly for the following two reasons:
1. To become the grail, from which I was summoning answers, I needed to take the form of the grail as we know it, in a chalice-like shape (i.e., sympathetic magic, for example if you wish to know the mystery of the Sphinx, it helps to take the position of and embody that energy).
2. The body in this position/asana becomes like a musical tuning fork and is more sensitive to a wider range of subtle to greater vibrations. I had been practicing tantra for two years by that time. So I was sensitive to how the body should be held to promote energy flow for certain purposes. When you begin in this position you raise your head upwards and slowly bring it down to find the proper alignment with the spine. This enables the best, unblocked flow of energy rising upwards through all the chakras, through the central channel and out the top of the head. It also promotes even, smooth breath flow. In order to open yourself up for the answers you seek, it's very important to clear everything out of your head and have even energy flow throughout your body.
You asked, "Is it correct to say that you made a humming sound (German: Summen)? And then you sensed the vibrations of the sound in your chest – while you focused (sich konzentrieren auf, meditieren) on the question “What is the grail?” "
That's correct. The sound must be with the mouth open (not closed as in a hum). The particular syllable sound I made helps to clear the chakras but must be done with the mouth open. There is only one part at the end where the mouth closes to finish the mantra.
The sensations, or vibrations, felt were throughout the body, not only the chest. The feeling began in the heart area and gradually spread ever outwards throughout the whole body. A very open, wide and expansive feeling.
Secondly, while I'm opening myself up as I'm standing in that central spot, it's important to not think anything. The purpose for the working, "What is the Grail", is well established in focused attention directly before beginning the ritual. Once in the ritual, that thought must be dropped and no thought can enter but rather one should be very aware of what is experienced, without expectations.
Using this method, the mind will be best prepared to receive signs and answers. The innate wisdom of the mind must not be forced, steered, clouded or manipulated into any predictable, or accidental, direction by the subjective wishes, interests or preferences of the individual's personality.
You asked, "In this moment you realized that the grail is no tangible object, but a part of a human being himself. You cannot look for the Grail on the outside, you have to become the grail yourself (meaning you have to feel your own strength?, rely on your spiritual side which has access to a primordial wisdom??)"
Yes, this is all correct as it happened (in a brief description).
To make the wording more precise, I'd say it like this:
"In this moment you realized that the grail is no tangible object, but a part of a human being himself. You cannot look for the Grail on the outside, you have to become the grail yourself (meaning you have to awaken to your spiritual side which has access to your primordial wisdom."
We all have this potential, but don't always know how to use it or access it. This is why the legend of the Grail is always a quest, whether interpreted or experienced as the spiritual inner quest or written about and described in stories and legends as an outer physical quest.
They are two levels of understanding, one esoteric (feminine-based and directly receiving the wisdom, i.e., left-hand path in practice), the other exoteric (male-based and documenting the wisdom, i.e., right-hand path in practice). When I use these terms left-hand path and right-hand path it should be clarified that it is in the authentic tantric meaning - not the Western occult definition.
I hope this helps to give a little more detail to that experience. I'd be happy to talk with you by phone or Skype if there's anything else you'd like to ask or clarify.
Wishing you the best of Life, Strength, Health and Happiness!
More information on Wewelsburg or 'Mythos Wewelsburg: Fakten und Legenden'
HEATHEN HARVEST:"ZEENA SCHRECK Performs a Typhonian Tantric Ritual Soundscape at the Egyptian Museum, Leipzig"
Read the full Heathen Harvest article at: http://heathenharvest.org/2015/04/18/zeena-schreck-performs-a-typhonian-tantric-ritual-soundscape-at-the-egyptian-museum-leipzig/
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Zeena Schreck Returns To The German Music Scene After 24 Years
Performing A Typhonian Tantric Ritual Soundscape at the Egyptian Museum, University of Leipzig
Presented by: Wave-Gotik-Treffen festival for dark music and arts.
Saturday May 23, 2015 - Doors open at 7PM
Egyptian Museum of the University of Leipzig - Prof. Dr. Hans-W. Fischer-Elfert // Goethestraße 2 //
Admission with the WGT pass // no reserved seating
After a twenty-four year retreat from the German music scene, this event is Zeena Schreck's return to
sonic magic performance-art appearances in Europe. An historical event by a legendary figure of modern
magic, mysticism and experimental-ambient music – this is more than just a secular musical concert. It will
touch the audience with divine blessings and plant the seeds necessary for spiritual liberation and
Surrounded by the sacred, magically charged ancient artifacts housed in Leipzig's Egyptian Museum, the
performance will be a unique ritual soundscape. Zeena is also High Priestess of Seth and leader of
the Sethian Liberation Movement. Therefore, the Egyptian Museum is a prime genius-loci to present
ancient Egyptian aspects of Zeena's spiritual practices.
This is the second in a series of ritual musical installments inaugurated with the 2013 performance-art
event at The Community Church of New York, curated by Performa-13.
Historical Context: The Leipzig-Seth-Abraxas Connection
Professor Albrecht Dieterich, a student of the University of Leipzig, wrote the first study in modern times of
the god Abraxas with his influential Abraxas: Studien zur Religionsgeschichte des spätern Altertums
published in Leipzig in 1891. He was also one of the first scholars to work with the Greek Magical Papyri or
Papyri Graecae Magicae, a collection of ancient magical spells, formulae, hymns and rituals collection
from Graeco-Roman Egypt, a body of treatises essential to Zeena's work reviving an authentic Sethian
religion in modern times.
Continuing the Leipzig and WGT connection to the ancient Egyptian god Seth, Karl Preisendanz collected
the texts and published them in two volumes in 1928 and 1931. A projected third volume, containing new
texts and indices, reached the stage of galley proofs dated "Pentecost 1941", (WGT is always held on
Pfingsten or Pentecost) but the type was destroyed during the bombing of Leipzig during World War II.
Zeena Schreck (b. 1963, San Francisco/U.S.A) is a graphic artist, photographer, avant-garde musician,
author and animal rights activist. Between 1988-1993 she was 50% of the sonic magical musical project
Radio Werewolf and served as composer, vocalist, musician and graphic designer for all Radio Werewolf
albums and products.
At sixteen Zeena began lecturing and teaching magic and sorcery. At a comparatively young age, she held the
highest possible leadership positions in three of the most notorious occult orders of modern times:
High Priestess of The Church of Satan, High Priestess of The Temple of Set and Female Alpha of The Werewolf
Order. This unprecedented status has never been matched by any other occult figures in history.
In 1990 she rejected all forms of satanism and western occultism and publicly proclaimed such pseudo-religions
as spiritually fraudulent and inherently destructive.
Since then, she has focused her spiritual pursuits exclusively in the mystical practices of ancient Gnostic
Sethianism and the original Eastern left-hand path of Vedic tantra (Shaktism) and Buddhist tantra (Tibetan
Buddhism). She is an initiated yogini in the tantric Buddhist lineages of Nyingma, Karma Kagyu and
Drikung Kagyu and teaches in Berlin.
Interview requests should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
BLOOD MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE FOR PASSOVER/EASTER WEEKEND 2015
“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord comes,” (Joel 2:31).
Peace! Š-L-M! Salām! Shalom! Šlama!
A Special Rite of Spring: Astronomical triple punch of magical power on 20. March 2015.
A Supermoon, a New Moon and a solar eclipse will all come together in our skies on the Spring Equinox this year. This will be a potent day for all magical and mystical workings. Any ceremonies, rituals, aspirations, vows or prayers performed on such day, during this unusual event, will have manifold effect. Karmic results are multiplied by one hundred million on solar eclipses as compared to seven million on lunar eclipses.
This means, positive actions initiated on such a day carry profound benefit to others and one's self. Similarly, any negative thought, speech or actions carried out on this day will have profoundly heavy and disastrous consequences for the instigator.
So for this Equinox especially, choose your actions carefully. It's a good day to generate loving, healing and compassionate feelings for yourself and others. Connect with those who elicit love and compassion within you, whether they're human, non-human or non-visible beings. For anyone you know who is sick or dying, this is a fertile day to perform healing and safe passage rites.
To benefit yourself this Equinox, find a time and place outside of your normal routine where you can enjoy and radiate an atmosphere of peace. If you've been experiencing destructive, confused or depressive emotions, make an effort to set that thought pattern aside for just one day. Instead, replace it by focusing your attention on even the tiniest activity which could elicit joy within you. Nurture yourself during this solar eclipse as if you were your own mother.
Avoid conflicts, people and situations which are likely to stimulate negativity and destructive emotions within you. Avoid putting things into your head which stimulate anger, obsessiveness and agitation. Since the karmic consequences of even mild irritation will be so much greater during this time, you may consider logging off of social media for a day (or more), and not allowing yourself to get hooked into loops of gossip, politics, trivia or other habitual activity. If you have something planned which could lead to arguments or negativity, consider canceling your plans and doing something pro-actively positive and beneficial instead.
Close the day with thoughts of gratitude for what you have which others don't. Express regret to yourself for any misdeeds on this day or ever. Continue a positive attitude into your sleep with a healing or purifying mantra, prayer, aspiration or thought.
May the seeds you plant today ripen to bear beneficial fruit.
May this year's Rite of Spring bring you renewed vitality, strength, peace and joy.
OM MANI PADME HUM & Š-L-M
Trace the Solar Eclipse Path of Totality on this map to find where the eclipse will occur in your area.