Zeena's Next Workshop is May 31, 2015
1:00PM – 4:30PM
50 Euros per workshop
Seating is limited - preregistration is necessary.
Deadline to register is May 29, 2015
To pre-register for the next workshop, scroll to the end of this post and choose “Workshop1-Teaching w/ Practice” on the PayPal drop down menu below.
The Next Workshop Theme is: Sleep and Dream Yoga
The theme of Sleep and Dream Yoga will be split into two parts.
Part 1: May 31.
Part 2: June 28.
This month's workshop continues from last months theme of Death, Dying, Loss & Impermanence
The main topics covered will be:
*The transitions between waking, sleeping and reawakening.
*Explanation of the seamless continuum of spiritual practices through changing states of consciousness.
*Priming the mind before sleep, as preparation for dreamwork.
*Explanation of the significance of Sleep and Dream yoga with relation to death and the death-related meditation and yoga practices.
After the opening teaching (described above), Zeena guides the group through a mantra chanting session, utilizing both struck (audible sound vibration resulting from friction between or striking of two forms of matter) and unstruck (thought vibration/the sound of the celestial realm) mantra meditation practices.
This month's mantra will be the mantra to Amitabha: Om Ami Dewa Hri
Following the mantra chanting session participants settle into a silent seated meditation of calm-abiding and stilling of the internal monkey-chatter thoughts.
Both the mantra meditation and the meditation of calm-abiding are necessary foundations for all other forms of advanced spiritual practices. When performed together with one's teacher, these meditations build an important connection to the generations of lineage holders who have transmitted the same methods to your own teacher. For this reason, meditation together with the teacher produces stronger results than only meditating alone.
The workshop concludes with a Questions & Answers period.
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"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."
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.
Zeena will *only* sign her own creations, writings, music, and merchandise sold at the WGT event.
[That means, for example, 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, etc. ! ]
Therefore, you may bring items from your collection of Zeena's work, if you'd like them to be signed that night.
In addition to new merchandise at this event, there will also be a *very small* supply of ORIGINAL Radio Werewolf (Zeena's era) Vinyl, CDs and concert posters from circa 1989-91, from Zeena's personal archives.
Below is a partial list of ORIGINAL Radio Werewolf items that will be sold at this festival.
If you want to purchase any of the items in advance, for pick up in person at the event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Vintage EUROPEAN issue Radio Werewolf items-
Qty 6- “Love Conquers All” CDs. Selections: Praeludium, Heidentor, Song of the Solstice, Last Laugh, Barbarossa, Prince Wildwolf, Salon Kitty, Sunwheel, Strength Through Joy, T.W.O., Pleasure Dome, Luchorpan, Love Conquers All. Also contains the original secret sigil designed by Zeena, which were hidden inside of all jewel cases from the first printing.
Qty 8- "Lightning and the Sun" (1989) Vinyl 50 Euro
Hypnotic instrumentals for ritual trance and meditation by Zeena and Nikolas. Tracks on the Lightning side A are: Providence, The Wild Hunt, Epiphany on the Freinberg. The Sun side B has: Sleepwalker, No Human Power, Against Time. Cover art includes Gisela Getty portrait of Nikolas and Zeena.
Qty 8- "Boots/Witchcraft - A Tribute To The Sin-Atras" Vinyl (1991) 50 Euro Double cover 12" maxi single. "Boots" cover of Zeena by Austrian fetish photographer Helmut Wolech / "Witchraft cover of Nikolas by Zeena.
Qty 10- Radio Werewolf Poster 45 Euro (see photo in this post)
Historic memento poster of the Summer Solstice 1991 rally in Germany, designed by Zeena featuring photos of Nikolas and Zeena, Fenris wolf RW logo, imagery from Songs for the End of the World. This concert was cancelled by a local city government official, the reason being it was "too dangerous for youths". This sudden banning required the concert organizers to secure a secret location at the last minute for the concert to be moved and to hire a private bus to drive attendees to the new location. Size: 85cm x 61cm/ 33x24 inches
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The next Workshop in the LIVING IN THE KALI YUGA series is May 31, 2015 -
DEADLINE for pre-registration is May 28.
*Please Note: People coming to Germany for Zeena's WGT concert in Leipzig who asked about also attending her workshop the following weekend in Berlin: Please don't wait until you get here to reserve your place. Space for the workshops is very limited – there will be no last-minute registration or 'walk-ins' on the day of the workshop.
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[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/
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