Feral Transmissions Issue 1: Daimonic Inauguration has now been submitted for printing. It represents the first difficult step in establishing a most precarious of signals. We strive to use only the most skilled local craftsmen, and we have meticulously divined the candidates. By determining the daimonic heritage of our suppliers, we endeavour to align the auspicious constellation necessary for the outpour of a nectar unknown. This initial issue will be printed in an edition of 50 copies, which we hope are destined for the few pioneers that will accept the torch of conduction and act as our prime relays in the enshrinement of our Feral Transmissions. The distribution will exclusively be handled by Midian Books.
Belzebez had an informal presence at the Esoteric Book Conference in Seattle and took the opportunity to making initial contact and presenting the idea behind Belzebez for the American esoteric scene. We would like to thank the organisers of the conference for a wonderful event and also send our regards to those who participated with a great hunger for knowledge. We got great response for the work that we have presented so far, and hope that our future summonings will match those of the past.
According to the Astrological Observations found in the conference program, the time of the conference was of a “relentless drilling down into chtonic labyrinths”, an act also found embedded within the VITRIOL concept, where the Hand of God likens the Hand of Glory.
Alongside interesting talks on Zothyrian initiation and cryptology we also had the benefit of meeting a lot of knowledgeable people and delving deeper into the great corpus of books presented by J.D. Holmes, Ouroboros Press and other wonderful vendors and publishers.
Fredrik Eytzinger, our co-editor of Feral Transmissions, has recently joined Three Hands Press and published a quite unique translation of two so-called Swedish Black Books together with an extensive introduction to the subject.
The manuscripts called Salomonic Magical Arts were originally published in print in the beginning of the 20th century, and now for the first time they are made accessible in English. The manscripts contain over 450 receipts and spells together with magical sigils and incantations from the folk cunning and esoteric forms of magical practice.
In the terra preta, where the wild flowers drink from the flow of ages, the mycorrhizal relations connect that which grows below with that which grows above. The power of all life and death vibrate through these nexuses of symbiotic relations. Thusly the chthonic rays of the stars of BELZEBEZ undulate into new fruit bearing receptacles. We are glad to announce the symbiotic relation of one of our contributors with another publisher, which will undoubtably bear some terrific fruit within the coming months.
Our prolific artist Michael Idehall is having his Draconian take on a classic magical book released by Aeon Sophia Press. The work is briefly explained as a contemporary exploration of the grimoire know as The Treasure of the Old Man of the Pyramids, executed by means of sorcerous reification in order to present the mysteries that veil the heart of a book of power. New incantations complement the twenty reworked talismans, and a transmission of sigils for entering into the tutelage of the Sentinel of this liber spiritum has been appended to the more traditional content.
The artefacts that make up the altar were conceived in a period of ritual isolation devoted to the initiatory icon of the Opposer. During the Via Solitudes, the creative process took on the dark cloak of the extreme limits of the astral plane, and it became a possessive and pulsating dance. As the mist cleared, and the artist slowly separated from the art, it became apparent that two solid objects had congealed from the wordless songs. Together the items make up a spirit continuum called Juju Baal.
Drawing from personal lineage, the pieces contain the soil of my forefathers and the tools of their trade. The passing of these personal objects from the artist to his peers constitutes the formation of a magical lineage. Not a tutelary linage from master to apprentice, but rather a bond of a fraternal nature. By exchanging an intimate charge we create pathways in the Great Dragon and cause an increase in the potential of our living network, which is the only viable conduit for a tradition of initiatory magic. – Michael Idehall
A sorcerer does not need to glance twice at the painting to notice the whirling symmetries on its surface. It is a veritable doorway to the realm of spirits. There appears to be a martial tendency among the spirits that tend to its dimensions, but the war they speak of is not fought with swords and spears, but with cunning and intent.
Sometimes a paquet can act as a receptacle collecting some essential aspect of a force, or as an interface to a specific divinity, but the paquet of Juju Baal is more of an intrusion into our realm. The spirits that inhabit it thrust themselves into the world and forcefully took shelter in the bottle. Surrounding matter arranged and attached itself to its surface. If the painting can be said to constitute a mirror or gateway, then the paquet is the guardian, the holder of keys.
Glass bottle, rope, rosary, acrylics, oil, wire, linoleum shavings, glue, crochet hooks, yarn.
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We are happy to announce that Belzebez is now accepting commissions. Please view our new Commissions & Special Editions section for further details. If you require our services please do not hesitate to enquire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a first glimpse of the evocative, sonic triptych Three Bull Kings for Three Golden Queens by Michael Idehall, which is currently being bound and prepared for release.
Available for pre-order soon.
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