See more of her awesome work at DeviantArt
I declare, there is nothing more Satanic (i.e. liberated) than a fierce drag queen. Drag queens have been known in modern times as leaders, innovators and icons. But most importantly, they are creators and illusionists. They tear down preconceived notions about the masculine and feminine, and around the world they are helping to build a society where people are free to express their inner selves.
One such queen local to me is the alluring and exotic Awhorea Borealis, a fantasy-serving witchy goddess (who towers above us at 6’8″ in heels). She’s a dear friend of mine and is VERY talented in makeup art. Send her some love.
The very genius, sort-of-sexy-but-not-at-all resident pharmacologist for VICE undergoes a San Pedro Cactus ritual with Cipriano Zurita Neira.
The season is now over, but in case you were unaware of the drag monstrosity of filth, horror and glamor that is DRAGULA, here you go. The whole season is available for free on YouTube.
Artist Shawn Thornton’s experience with cancer in his pineal gland during art school lead to the creation of six psychedelic paintings of true weird beauty. While I personally am not convinced in any way that DMT is concentrated or secreted by the pineal gland (There is NO proof, people. Descartes postulated the gland was the seat of the soul. You’re trying to fill in the gaps of the DMT experience by falsely correlating it to Descartes’ idea!), still his art is magnificently appointed with psychedelic themes, which you know I love!
Very soon, 3500 manuscripts from the Ritman Library will be digitally available, thanks in part to the support of Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown. This project is going to be a huge resource for research and new historical perspectives of Magic.
This part of the Hermetically Open Projects is aimed at digitizing the available sources in the library, both text and image. Part of the added value of this project lies in the online availability of works that are not generally accessible, easy to find or share, and are exclusively kept in a physical form. In the following years, the online catalogue of The Ritman Library will be upgraded, and all digitized content will be made available via our online catalogue.
Learn more at the Ritman Library
Well ain’t this some heavy shit. An 18th century illustrated magical anthology, written in macaronic Latin and German, reads like the dream journal of the love child of Salvador Dalí and Edward Kelly. Compendium rarissimum totius Artis Magicae sistematisatae per celeberrimos Artis hujus Magistros, or “A most rare summary of the whole Magical Art by the most famous Masters of the Art”, features wildly imaginative and detailed pictures of conjurers, demons and their qualities, and even wild Gorgons receiving reptilian cunnilingus. This is the kind of bedtime story book I wish I had had.
Among the first printed renditions of the Greek (Ptolemaic) constellations was the Clarissimi Viri Iginii Poeticon Astronomicon, which included almost all these constellations, though without great accuracy or detail. Its focus seems to have been less about navigation/astronomy as for the mythological figures presented in the sky.