By Brett Buchanan for Alternative Nation, Jul 25, 2016 - Frances Bean Cobain recently made a post on Instagram showing the legendary image of Zeena from the Geraldo Rivera 1988 Satanism special. The post explained why Bean-Cobain is ‘fascinated’ with Satanists. She wrote in her answer: “Zeena Schreck LaVey[...] (I’m not a satanist but I find them fucking fascinating).”
Frances Bean Cobain obviously didn't know that Zeena renounced satanism AND the name LaVey before Frances was even born! If Zeena Schreck is why she's "fascinated with Satanists", hopefully she knows too that Zeena's been a practicing Buddhist for ages - after she ditched her charlatan dad and his plastic devil horns.
In any case, we wish Frances the best and hope she can find peace from a tumultuous family history in the same way that Zeena has.
Article at: /www.alternativenation.net/frances-bean-cobain-on-why-she-is-fascinated-with-satanism/
A recent study found that people being exposed to Buddhist concepts can make them more socially accepting of outside behavior and undermine prejudice.
The study, “Buddhist Concepts as Implicitly Reducing Prejudice and Increasing Prosociality” was led by Stanford University researchers from Belgium and Taiwan. It was published in the April issue of the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. The study supplements research about a phenomenon called priming, which theorizes that merely being exposed to certain words or concepts changes the way people think or behave.
The researchers conducted three separate experiments of 355 individuals. They found that being exposed to words related to Buddhism could “automatically activate prosociality and tolerance, in particular among people with socio-cognitive open-mindedness.”
Zeena Schreck is an artist, musician, author, animal rights activist and Tantric Buddhist in the Nyingma, Drikung Kagyu, Karma Kagyu lineages (also known as the “Oral Lineage” or Whispered Transmission traditions).
“We usually only attribute the familiar phrase ‘You are what you eat’ to edible nutrition, but the phrase also relates to mental nutrition,” Zeena began. “If you only put ‘junk-food’ into your mind, it becomes flabby and unhealthy. You will see everything in a nihilistic ‘glass half empty’ view, develop feelings of paranoia, persecution or entitlement and your resentment towards others will grow to a crippling degree.”
“But if you ‘ingest’ healthy, life affirming and spiritually nutritious thoughts, you become those thoughts, without needing to be preachy about it or making a show of righteousness and virtuousness,” she said.
The study points out that Buddhist practices like meditation foster an open-minded and compassionate viewpoint.
“The tantric Buddhist practice of utilizing mantras to liberate the mind from disturbing emotions, conditioning and limitations for the greater purpose of spiritual Enlightenment, can have immediate positive effect on even those new to the techniques,” Zeena said. “I’ve seen this personally when teaching these practices in my workshops and retreats. The effect experienced by the participants after a long mantra meditation session is visible in their faces and bodies. They appear more peaceful, centered and alert.”
The researchers studied the reactions of Western subjects who were familiar with Buddhism when they read religious words like “Dharma” and “Nirvana” in a word puzzle. The researchers found the participants expressed lower negative attitudes toward outgroups than the subjects who were exposed to positive non-religious words like “freedom.”
“Like mantras, the Buddhist related words used in this study, such as Dharma and Nirvana, also have a vibrational ‘weight,'” explained Zeena. “The energy of these religio-magical terms comes from centuries of priming and charging by beings who used them to express spiritual bliss, love, compassion, liberation and enlightenment.”
“Words, like symbols, are not superficial. There is an intrinsic energy and life to all words. So a religious word such as Dharma or Nirvana, to an intelligent person who knows the basic meaning, will have a very different subliminal effect than non-religiously-primed, secular words such as ‘freedom,'” she continued.
The study found that Westerners with a Christian background scored higher on prosociality measures after being exposed to Buddhist concepts, but the research found that the measure of prosociality did not increase after subjects were to Christian concepts.
“I would suggest that this has something to do with the non-dualistic mental attitude and approach of Buddhism in contrast to the dualistic mindset of monotheistic, specifically Abrahamic, religions,” Zeena interpreted. “To my experience as a tantric Buddhist, Buddhism actively discourages a morally superior attitude between the various schools of Buddhism and its practitioners. Causing division among the Sangha is one of the Five Heinous Crimes of Buddhism.”
The study found that “unlike Christian and other monotheistic religious systems that paradoxically seem to encourage not only prosociality but also prejudice, Buddhist ideas favor both prosociality and outgroup tolerance, and these ideals seem particularly efficient (in leading to action) for people with relevant personality dispositions.”
“We are taught that each and all of the various schools and vehicles of Buddhism are important elements of the greater Buddha-Dharma teachings,” Zeena said. “This expansive, inclusive and non-judgmental mindset is inbuilt to the religious teachings and practices. They are the basis by which the same mentality toward all beings should be understood. By contrast, among the various sects and denominations of Christianity, division, contention, segregation and judgment is prevalent and not especially discouraged.”
Buddhism does not draw a sharp line between believers and unbelievers like the three dominant monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Subjects with a Christian background who were predisposed to valuing the welfare of all people and an aversion towards authoritarianism reportedly became more tolerant after being exposed to Buddhist concepts. Tests imply that these subjects were less prejudiced against people of African descent and Muslims than participants exposed to Christian concepts or neutral concepts.
“Emotional (compassion) and cognitive (tolerance of contradictions) mechanisms explain, to some extent, how Buddhist concepts, across cultural and religious contexts, enhance prosocial and tolerant attitudes and behavioral tendencies. Religious and cultural characteristics ‘travel’ and influence people’s attitudes and behavior in a globalized world even at the implicit level of consciousness,” the study concluded.
“The Dharma practitioner learns to consider his or her words and thoughts and apply mental antidotes to negative thoughts and speech,” Zeena said. “In developing this kind of awareness whenever possible, transformation is immediately possible. Replacing any negative thought with a time-tested traditional mantra will automatically and organically begin to transform body, spirit and life.”
[Original from Daily Offbeat at author Tony Sokol archives: https://deyliveaccestv.wordpress.com/2015/12/06/study-finds-buddhist-compassion-is-contagious-zeena-schreck-explains-why-exclusive/]
CLASSIC ROCK online magazine has listed RADIO WEREWOLF as #4 weirdest band of all time, topping other such notorious groups as Roky Erickson, Father Yod & Yahowha 13, The Monks, and the '60s topless all girl band The Ladybirds!
Classic Rock describes Radio Werewolf as:
Formed during the height of “Satanic Panic” hysteria in mid-80's America, Radio Werewolf was once considered “the most dangerous band in the world”, largely due to the notoriety of their vocalist, Zeena Schreck.
Read the full article and list here http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-06-28/the-25-weirdest-bands-of-all-time
Noise Receptor Issue #4 features an amazing in-depth archival interview with John Murphy from 2002 featuring lead photo by Zeena. You can pre-order this issue at the link below.
While you're at the Noise Receptor site, be sure to check out their excellent review of The Epicurean music label's John Murphy memorial compilation "All My Sins Remembered: the Sonic Worlds of John Murphy," a 3CD set featuring, among many contributions from diversified and noteworthy artists, a live track from Zeena's 2015 WGT concert with John.
Cover portrait of John to the CD booklet is by Zeena as well.
Ordering info for Noise Receptor #4 @ https://noisereceptor.wordpress.com/physicality/noise-receptor-journal-issue-no-4/
Ordering info for The Epicurean's "All My Sins Remembered: the Sonic Worlds of John Murphy" @ http://www.transformed.de/theepicurean.html
Images below by: Noise Receptor & Andrew King
For everyone who's been writing wanting to know when we're getting X-LARGE sized ZEENA t-shirts:
THEY ARE HERE!
So if you are an X-Large sentient being, like our super friendly X-Large model, Nikolas (photo), you can ORDER NOW!
All other sizes [SMALL, MED, LARGE & X-LARGE] also fully restocked at http://www.zeenaschreck.com/store/p15/HEMET_NETER_TEPI_SETH_-_ZEENA_SCHRECK_T-SHIRT.html .
THIS DAY IN HISTORY - ZEENA & NIKOLAS RECORD RADIO WEREWOLF'S ''THE LIGHTNING & THE SUN'', 20 APRIL 1989
A New Music Video by Zeena for the 27th anniversary of RADIO WEREWOLF'S ''THE LIGHTNING & THE SUN'' - originally released 20 APRIL 1989.
Featured Track: 'Against Time'
''The Lightning & The Sun'' & all other Radio Werewolf ambient instrumentals and cover versions now available on ''The Vinyl Solution'' CD @ http://www.zeenaschreck.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
COMING SOON: A live track from Zeena's 2015 WGT Sonic Magic Performance, featuring John Murphy, will be included on the forthcoming John Murphy memorial compilation and tribute album, "All My Sins Remembered - The Sonic Worlds of John Murphy," released by The Epicurean:
"This compilation is a tribute to the Australian musician John Murphy (who died 12th October 2015) and at the same time a charity project with all proceeds from the sales go be given to his widow. It features almost all of the project he was involved with - whether as solo musician, contemporary contributor, full band member or session musician - it covers a wide range of genres and styles, and allows a wonderful insight into John Murphy's rich and complex legacy."
For a listing of other major contributors to this compilation, please refer to the illustration below.
A big THANKS goes out to Thorium Heavy Industries for lending their amazing videography talents in the filming and editing this remarkable video of Zeena's performance last month at Kantine am Berghain. [Video is at the end of this post.]
Performing Sonic Ritual Concert
at Kantine am Berghain Berlin
February 28, 2016
Special Guest of
Filmed and Edited by
Thorium Heavy Industries
1. Introduction 0:33
2. Kali Mantra 8:40
3. An Untitled Protest (Country Joe and The Fish, Together 1968) 16:00
4. Sethian Dream Oracle Mantra 22:35
5. Trinity (Radio Werewolf, Songs For The End Of The World 1991) 27:08
6. Amitabha Mantra 40:28
FOR ST. PATRICK'S DAY: Zeena's tone poem LUCHORPAN, a Celtic Fairy Tale inspired by the 1/4 Irish in her!
“LUCHORPAN makes audible the faery realm, the elves, kobolds and mischievous “little people” who guard the treasures of pagan European heritage. In this case, they appear in their Gaelic, Irish form.”
-Excerpt from Radio Werewolf Press Release for Love Conquers All, 1991
Composed & performed by Zeena
Video by: The man with the green gloves
HEMET NETER TEPI SETH - ZEENA SCHRECK T-SHIRT
Brought to you by HEINZFELLER NILEISIST, the same artist who presented The Zaum of Zeena at the 2015 NY Art Book Fair. Designed by Frank Haines in cooperation with Zeena, this art t-shirt is a companion piece to The Zaum of Zeena art-zine and was first presented at the LA Art Book Fair 2016.
Message from Zeena:
"Big thanks to King Dude for inviting me to join him on the last night of his tour through Germany this year!
It was a wonderful evening and great being among an eclectic gathering of gods, beasts, fiends and friends.
Until we meet again.....
"Would You Know Yet More? "
Om Ami Dewa Hri,
[Items which will be for sale at the event are shown below in this post.]
In the words of THE KING himself:
"I am thrilled to announce that Zeena Schreck will be joining me as my very special guest in Berlin on February 28th at the Kantine am Berghain. The picture below is from when we met in 2014 on Halloween in Berlin a night I hope to remember for the rest of my life.
At my concert Zeena will perform a ritual of magic and sound that you will not want to miss! Also this is likely to be one of my only solo performances this year. I will play for you some old songs, some brand new ones you've never heard before, and some covers of some of my favorite songs of all time... Expect some other surprises too!
I hope to see you all there! Until then I send you all my Light and Love,
OFFICIAL ZEENA FB LINK: https://www.facebook.com/ZEENA.Official.ZeenaSchreck/
Below are some of the items that will be for sale at Sunday's performance.