Launching the NEW 'ZEENA: HIGH PRIESTESS OF SETH' fashion-art T-SHIRT @ LA Art Book Fair Feb 11-14, 2016
Brought to you by HEINZFELLER NILEISIST, the same artist who presented The Zaum of Zeena at last year's NY Art Book Fair. Designed by Frank Haines in cooperation with Zeena, this fashion-art t-shirt is a companion piece to The Zaum of Zeena art-zine.
Launched in time for Valentine's Day and Lupercalia, this garment is no ordinary t-shirt.
It's a magical talisman combining all the symbolism necessary to foster blissful union of the initiate's inner male-female erotic-war deity energies represented by Seth and His secret consort Inanna and presided over by their High Priestess in this era, Zeena.
The human mind is always at war with itself because the inner masculine-feminine polarities are not united but divided. As a result, the inner conflicts translate to outer destructive behavior and actions.
Donning this article of clothing should be regarded as a ritual homage to the wearer's yet-to-be indestructible, non-dual state of perfect peace and spiritual completion (Š-L-M ). A reminder that Liberation and Enlightenment comes when opposing forces become one.
For those not well versed in tantric practices, Gnosticism, ancient mythology and Magical Theurgy, it's also just a damn cool design to have in your collection!
*After the official release at the LA Art Book Fair, it will be available in Featured Products on this site.
If you are in L.A., be among the first to get one at
the HEINZFELLER NILEISIST booth X21
Preview: Thursday, February 11, 6–9 pm
Printed Matter’s LA ART BOOK FAIR, free and open to the public:
Friday February 12, 1pm-6pm
Saturday February 13, 11am-7pm
Sunday February 14, 11am-6pm
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
By the kind invitation of King Dude and Greyzone Concerts & Promotion: Zeena will perform sonic ritual soundscapes for the magically and mystically inclined.
Zeena's tone art is inspired by her experience within the esoteric, shamanistic and magical traditions of which she's practiced and taught. Her soundscapes and chanted incantations unlock inner gateways to the deepest dimensions of spiritual awakening. The positive effects of which are often reported by audience participants as occurring in dreams, synchronicities and other-worldly, supernatural experiences in the hours and days following her performances. As an initiated tantric yogini and magician, all of her creative work, including her sonic performances, graphic artwork and writings, can be understood as catalysts to awakening the pure awareness (Buddha-mind) inherent within all beings.
This rare event will be both meditative and stimulating - not to be missed!
Sign up to the FB EVENT PAGE and get your tickets in advance HERE.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY: November 8, 2002, ZEENA SCHRECK FOUNDS THE SETHIAN LIBERATION MOVEMENT [SLM]
For related material see the following articles on Zeena's website:
1) Letter from a Temple of Set Council of Nine member regarding the events leading to Zeena's resignation and the founding of the Storm, later the Sethian Liberation Movement, November 8, 2002
2) Zeena's resignation letter from the Temple of Set, Inc., [scoll to bottom of page: http://www.zeena.eu/index.php… ]
3) Excerpt from: Our Final Word on the Temple of Set, Inc. http://www.zeena.eu/images/stories/writings/OFW_excerpt.pdf
NEW BOOK RELEASE THIS WEEKEND AT
REVIEW of U.S. TV show Penny Dreadful cites Demons of the Flesh in reference to a character who appears to be based on Maria de Naglowska, the French magician who led The Brotherhood of the Golden Arrow, known by her followers as "the Sophia of Montparnasse" :
"Evelyn Poole might be based on Maria de Naglowska. Born in Russia, de Naglowska headed to France to lead The Brotherhood of the Golden Arrow, which worshiped the devil with sex magic. Naglowska had followers too, "adequately trained woman" who called her "the Sophia of Montparnasse." According to the book Demons of the Flesh by Zeena and Nikolas Schreck, De Naglowska’s “female acolytes were also known as Sophiales, presented as the vanguard of a ‘new matriarchy’… As in the traditional Vama Marga (the belief that that the awakening of kundalini is possible through sex), the female is the deified priestess in the Naglowska cult. She sexually communicates a potentially dangerous esoteric power to the male, a power that cannot be confronted and sustained by anything less than a heroic disposition.”
"The Berlin-based interdisciplinary artist, who goes by the single name Zeena, is a practicing Tibetan Buddhist yogini in the Drikung, Karma Kagyu and Nyingma lineages. She practiced and taught magic and meditation for over 30 years. Zeena is the Hemet-neter Tepi Seth of the Sethian Liberation Movement. Biographical info about Zeena can be found at Daily Offbeat."
Vedic left-hand path Tantrikas place great emphasis on the vaginal
secretions of the female, ingesting them as the pure distillation of feminine
energy in rites venerating the shakti's vulva. This fluid, called amrita, or "elixir
of immortality" is sometimes believed to be vitalized with magical properties
transformative of human consciousness, an agent quickening the process of
Kundalini, the awakening of the Feminine Daemonic in the male. The female
amrita consumed in left-hand path sexual rites is considered most powerful in
shakti at the time of menstruation, a fact which has sometimes been compared
to the elusive "ruby elixir" referred to in Western alchemical texts as a
medicine for the soul. Erotic statuary in India's celebrated Khajuraho Temple
depicts scenes of ritual cunnilingus that indicate a strong left-hand path
influence. In the Chinese sex-magical tradition, the orgasmic flow of the
female partner's Bartholin's gland fluid was also thought to be a substance rich
with yin, the feminine life-force potable in a physical libation granting
In both the Taoist and Tantric traditions, great emphasis is placed on
the necessity of absorbing the sexual secretion only from consorts
demonstrating obvious physical health and vitality. Illness is said to nullify or
even poison the effects of the amrita upon the adept.
Even within the sometimes austere constrictions of the Islamic world,
home to an ancient magical heritage, decidedly left-hand path sex-magical
traditions continue to be practiced by Muslim magicians. Often these involve
the use of sexual secretions and menstrual blood as sorcerous agents, as in the
societally disreputable but fairly common utilization of sihr sufli, which has
sometimes been described as a form of Arabic black magic. Such rites require
that the sorcerer performs a prolonged act of copulation with a female – as is
often the case in the Tantric Vama Marga, the sorcerer's consort must not be
married to him. It is also considered preferable if the woman is menstruating, a
condition every bit as much of a taboo within Islam as it is in Hindu culture.
At the completion of the act, the mingled semen, feminine secretions, and
blood are carefully permeated into an absorbent piece of fabric. The erotically
charged fabric is then ritually burnt, whilst the sorcerer calls upon one of the
djinn – the demons of Arabic sorcery – to act in his stead in the daemonic
realm. This rite, which draws on the veiled, repressed power of the Feminine
Daemonic surging beneath the outwardly male-oriented surface of Arab life,
is of course considered a defilement by orthodox Islam. As with all left-hand
path procedures, it is the taboo-breaking nature of the activity that endows
this kind of sexual sorcery with its force.
The Aghori's preferred initiatrix in sexual congress is a menstruating
woman of the "untouchable" lower caste, whose menstrual blood mingled
with his own semen is sometimes consumed at the conclusion of the rite.
This Aghori practice has a secular analogue in a modern Western "sect"
dedicated to taboo-transgression; a well-known rite of initiation for the Hell's
Angels motorcycle club decrees that the Angel must "earn his wings" by
performing cunnilingus on a menstruating woman.
When I look at a Loise Nevelson sculpture I think about the way she described eating raisins. She would not eat raisins by the bunch but singly and selectively. 'When I put a raisin in my mouth I know what I'm doing'. This single statement expresses a mindfulness about living in the world that I see reflected in her work.
These thoughts about Nevelson were brought about by reading an interview with her.
“Eliza Swann interviewed me for Arthur magazine in 2011. I loved the conversation that resulted from the meeting of our minds. Inspired by these results, I wanted to document many of the ideas that have been shaped through conversations with close friends of mine.”
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