Friday, 27 May 2011

Summer of Love


Scarlet Imprint present a veritable Summer of Love distilled into one brimful cup of intoxication, illumination and revelation.

Speakers, dancers, performance art, and ritual combine to create a truly magical happening in a secret, central and spectacular location from eleven until eleven.

This is a limited numbers ticket only event.

Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold author of Palo Mayombe: The Garden of Blood and Bones will be leaving behind the jungles of Brazil to make a rare UK appearance. He will be ritually opening the event, presenting and launching his new title for Scarlet Imprint: Pomba Gira & the Quimbanda of Mbumba Nzila.
(Pre-order and details of this title will be sent to our subscribers in July.)
ritual + presentation

Jake Stratton-Kent has been lured from the West Country to talk on ‘Familiar and Unfamiliar Spirits’. Exploring the Lares Compitales, Viales and Familiaris as the origin of the Verum spirit and Kimbanda Exu crossover. A tour de force, combining his work on the Grimorium Verum, the origins of magic as expressed in Geosophia and their flowering in the cults of the New World.

Peter Grey dissects one of the most notorious of the grimoire rituals, through Grand Grimoire, Red and Black Dragons, paring back the layers of artifice to a raw shamanic confrontation ‘In the skin of the Beast’. An exegesis with far reaching implications for grimoire magicians and their dealings with Lucifer.

Alkistis Dimech articulates the occult anatomy of the dancer, exploring the mysteries of concealment and revelation through the body. Physical praxis, cross-tradition research and an appetite for the carnal, trangressive and irrational have led her to reorient the body as the primal present and archaic source of knowing. In the ‘Mirror of Sacrifice’ the dancer encounters self as sacrifice, the act as divine epiphany, and the manifestation of Life in Death. Among the themes covered may be: imitation and doubling; witnessing & the dynamic of an audience; and a disclosure of some techniques to create what she calls 'the lucid body'.
presentation + evening performance

Ulysses Black is not a name known to the occult community, despite having generated, under different guises, considerable interest through much sought after publications and artwork. As Ulysses Black he assails the issue of identity through performance art and ritual action. From influences such as Joseph Beuys and Hermann Nitsch as well as the Western Magical Tradition he plots a return to mythical Ithaca.
presentation + evening performance

Michael Azzato, a devotee of Babalon, will be peforming an Egyptian Sha'abi Dance.
evening performance

Nous will be on decks and effects, unfurling Ismaili Gnostic soundscapes in a storm of sonic heresy.
evening performance

A day and night event ticket costs £15
A day ticket costs £10

E-tickets will be sent out with the location details and directions.
This is a zero profit event run for the magical community.

Getting there:

Brighton is an hour from London by train from Victoria or London Bridge station.
Brighton train station is five minutes walk from the venue.
Trains return to London until late.
Car share and accomodation offers and requests can be found on the Facebook event page. (live at the weekend)

About Brighton:
Brighton is the pleasure city of the Regency period and beyond. An artistic and bohemian idyll, the cremation place of Crowley, the ground zero of TOPY, queer, proud and vibrant. It abounds with bed and breakfasts, hostels and hotels for those who wish to stay overnight or make a weekend of it.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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