Thursday, April 29, 2010

Royal Bindings by Paul Tronson

This guy accepts commissions for custom made Books of Shadows!!! I want with the Sacred Geometry combination used on the cover of Aleister Crowley's Magick, Liber ABA, Book 4. You just don't find craftsmanship like this anymore...or Magick!

The Guardian Angel Grimoire ~ Paul Tronson, Master Bookbinder

"Glowing in it's own celestial light, this photograph, taken without artificial light, or flashlight is an example of a royal bookbinding that has never been achieved before on this earth. The blessed esoteric symbols of archangels are tooled in 24 carat gold from straight lines and tiny curves. This exquisite treasure was designed to protect the owner from all draconian influence and allow their every wish to come true. Since it's inception, it can be testified that it's inscriptions have come to pass in surprising and unpredictable ways. Be careful of what you want will surely GET it!

The Grimoire has been blessed and empowered in every part of its construction with the appropriate ancient Latin verse that accompanies each individual seal and sigil during the days and hours of its planet, and is designed to allow designated owners to scribe their innermost wishes in the book and these WILL come true if and only if the wishes are designed to make a difference for OTHER people. The book is protected and blessed by the powerful entities whose seals and signatures illustrate the book and if someone attempts to use the book in anyway to do evil, then this very evil will be visited on the author of that wish - seven-fold."

"The Archangel Grimoire consists of 320 pages with hand marbled endpapers, it is full bound in veg-tanned virgin calf and coloured with 2 vegetable dyes. The Grimoire itself represents the Enochian End of Days or the Seven Angels of the Apocalypse who stand in the presence of the Lord. The centrepiece is a highly complex pentacle: The Sigilum Dei Aemeth, concealing or revealing the Greatest Name of God."

Sunday, April 25, 2010

so delicious...

The Dead Weather - Die By The Drop (Official video)

Oh Yeeees!!! I do believe Jack White has met his match!!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

"It Is Finished When Seven Are One"

My pal Derrick Cruz of Black Sheep & Progidal Sons just sent news of his latest collection, The Seven Sacred Planets. Seven handcrafted multipurpose pins are available in bronze or sterling silver, individually or as a set. This is a Fall/Winter 2010 Collection, but they are available now for Pre-Order! Don't you want them all!? If I had to choose only one, it would be Mercury because Mercury is the true Gold of the Wise! Derrick is offering a V.I.P. discount to my readers, so when placing your order enter this Discount Code: 111110LLavona

"Just as the sun shines through a glass, the sun and the moon and all planets, as well as all the stars and the whole chaos, are in man." Paracelsus, Alchemist and Visionary (1493-1541)

Mercury, the archetype of the "Alchemical Hermaphrodite" or "Divine Child" which is the result of the "Mysterium Coniunctionis" or the sacred marriage between the sun king and the moon queen. The Divine Child archetype has started to act and will be acting very powerfully in our world in this new Golden Age. Another name for the Hermaphrodite is the Rebis which is the final product; the fully actualized divine child birthed from the alchemical, sacred marriage.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Come hither Beast, the time is nigh!

Can you feel the trembling deep in the belly of the Earth? Change is coming! I have my sight on 11/11/10. Aside from the obvious 11/11 vibration, 11+11+10=32 and 3+2=5. The number 5 in numerology is a number for change and is associated with the planet Mercury. In terms of Alchemy, think Sol, Luna, and the Three Principles of the Great Work. I'm starting to share some secrets again on my other blog, Savage Salvation. Maybe I'll see you there...

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Have you checked out yet? It's a voyeuristic experience like the Selby. But instead of photographing creative people in their home environments stylelikeu documents fashionistas and their wardrobes. Some of the videos are difficult to sit through, but Ladyfag's video left me wanting's BEYOND! I saw this on my gypsy sister, Katelan's blog. Then just moments later I saw that Ms. Veronica iBarra, diva and photographer extraordinaire, just did a beautiful photoshoot with Ladyfag. Enchanting!

“I come from a family who had to leave their homelands due to persecution and create new lives for themselves. Growing up, this caused a lot of confusion about where I was from due to the secrecy of a family leaving bad memories behind. To this day, I don’t fully comprehend how Latvian or how Russian I am. If you ask my father, who was born in Israel, he’ll say we’re Russian. And so, without any type of exposure or knowledge of my Russian heritage, for my own sense of self, I am a Ruskaya gevotchka, a Russian girl. However, I grew up in Canada with my mother’s family, who are Hungarian holocaust survivors. If you had asked my grandmother, she would have told you that she’s Hungarian and from Czechslovakia.
I have always been drawn to gypsy nomadic cultures and as with everything in my life, the aesthetics. Left with a strong sense of identity (albeit a confused one), I went searching. I fell in love with and became a part of gay male culture and the traditions of Mexico (absolutely no rhyme or reason to that, but that’s just the way it happened). The other side of me has always had a fascination with the dark romantic fairytales, storytelling, myths, a love for folkloric costumes, gypsies, nomads, Eastern Europe, all with a Ladyfag twist. I am thrilled by the idea of getting to reimagine myself as the little Tsarina and the snowmaiden story that might have brought her comfort had she made it to the woods. I feel as if I am paying homage to my heritage and my enchantment with fashion.”
~ Ladyfag

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Faith and the Muse: Battle Hymn

Lori Earley

Lori Early's latest painting titled Lee, "The Pink Sheep", dedicated to Alexander McQueen. Oh, sweet sorrow...

Monday, April 5, 2010



Saturday, April 3, 2010

Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair

“The storyteller an observing and interfering character, pushing and forcing us towards change and progression. Always with good intention. The collector a lover of things. He borrows your belongings, collects them, steals them and at the same time captures a little bit of you in his collection. The peace maker once a warrior. Now he is older and wiser, not so aggressive as he once was. He wants to teach you to not make the same mistakes he once have made. The traveller searches the truth, always looking for movement. The most important thing is to depart, not to arrive.” Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Florence and the Machine: Dog Days Are Over

What makes you the resident know-it-all of witchcraft?

What makes you the resident know-it-all of witchcraft? I'm not trying to be ugly, I just wonder why you think you have all the answers?

Answer: Part One

I was waiting for this! I don’t have all the answers…no one does! I don’t take pride in my accumulated knowledge, intellectual pride slows down spiritual evolution. I’m a free-style spiritualist, meaning I don’t hold tight to any belief systems, my spiritual ideologies are constantly evolving. My focus is on soul development, God(dess) realization, becoming one with the Divine. I like to share what I’ve learned along the way. ~Each One Teach One~

I’m a ‘Hereditary Witch”. My Nana (Great-Grandmother, maternal side) was an Italian Witch. Her name was Consetta Magdalene aka Connie. She practically raised me, while my young mother was working. I spent the beginning of my life watching her give readings and healings in her basement reading room. She had a huge altar to the Madonna (Mary, Isis, Yemaya…Feminine Divine) and many other saints, where she kept pictures of clients and their families. She lit novena (prayer) candles and left offerings on their behalf. She read playing cards, gypsy style, and palms. Healed with herbs and laying on of the hands. She gave people “spiritual perscriptions” to take home. For example a spiritual bath of Hyssop herb and Psalm 57 to expel demons. She told me about her Visions and chased away the ghosts and evil spirits with holy water and a brass bell. She told me I was “the one” that I had “the gift” and I guess I just knew she was passing the torch. She was the kindest, wisest, Mother/healer I have ever known. She died when I was 16…I felt like an orphan.

A couple years before my Nana died, when I was in the 8th grade. I had taken an interest in Witchcraft after I was assigned to read The Crucible by Arthur Miller, a play based on the actual events that, in 1692, led to the Salem Witch Trials. That same year, my History teacher allowed us to choose our topic to write about. I decided to revisit the Salem Witch Trials. While researching I also read about the Witch Burnings during the Inquisition, the European Witch Trials. The Malleus Maleficarum. I came across images of the accused…graphic woodcuts, etchings and paintings illustrated the methods of torturing and murdering “Witches”. I saw photographs of iron torture devices. My young mind was flooded with complex emotions, the same feelings of shock, horror, and anger invoked by other subjects I studied in early history. Specifically, the enslavement of Africans and the attempted extermination and the plight of Native American peoples.

By the time I reached High School, I hated the church, I hated the government, I hated my parents, I hated my teachers, I hated the “cool kids” all of them…ignorant and destructive. I was a loaded gun, an angst-ridden, death rocker trying to find my way in the world. (not to mention a recovering Catholic school girl) Like I said, I was a loaded gun! And what did I load my gun with? Black Magick, Necromancy, Demonology and Goth/Death Rock Culture.

I started haunting “The Occult Bookstore” where I got my first deck of Tarot Cards “the Mythic Tarot”. I bought my first Occult books there like: A Witches’ Bible by Jane and and Stewart Farrar, The Satanic Bible by Anton LaVey, and novels like The Necronomicon by H.P. Lovecraft, and Moonchild by Aleister Crowley. I discovered the legendary Wax Trax Records where I discovered favorite bands like My Life With the Thrill Kill Cult, Joy Division, Bauhaus, Sisters of Mercy, Dead Can Dance, Fields of the Nephilim, Ministry, RevCo, Christian Death, The Cramps, The Misfits, Danzig, 45 Grave, Alien Sex Fiend, Einstürzende Neubauten, Nitzer Ebb, Nick Cave, Miranda Sex Garden, Rosetta Stone, The Swans, Death in June, and Current 93. I idolized women like Siouxsie Sioux, Diamanda Galas, Exene Cervenka and Lydia Lunch…Queens of the Underworld!

That was 20 years ago…I’m 34. Every culture and religion has a myth or a fable about the Descent of Spirit into Darkness…the heroic act of leaving everything behind to journey into the Underworld. Those who return from the land of the Dead emerge triumphantly from the depths wearing a hard earned Crown of Wisdom. My favorite is the story of Persephone, the Queen of the Underworld and the Goddess of Spring. She left behind her friends and family, her worldly possessions including her velvet robes and jeweled crown. My story begins like a modern re-telling of the Perpsephone Myth…

It’s been a long road out of hell, but like I always say, “ya gotta raise a little Hell to get to Heaven” So “Witches” of Tumblr what chu know ‘bout that!? (Throws the Horns) More Fyah!!!!!

to be continued…