The year is 1959, and he is cruising down historic U.S. 101 from San Francisco. The crisp air from the Bay blows through a mop of curly coal black hair—it would still be several years before he immersed his razor in the waters of Zamzam. He’d been hustling work here and there, tickling the ivory and the girls at burlesque houses, snapping a few crime scene photos for the police and even taking the “nut calls” the cops didn’t want to deal with. Now, his wife and daughter are at home and he’s got to make ends meet. Twenty miles […]
Date: Sunday, September 26 Time: 2 pm EDT $8.00 Click this link to purchase tickets and learn more. Part of the Psychoanalysis, Art & the Occult series of events, curated by Dr. Vanessa Sinclair and Carl Abrahamsson This lecture will take place virtually, via Zoom. Ticket sales will end at 12 pm EDT the day of the lecture. Attendees may request a video recording AFTER the lecture takes place by emailing proof of purchase to [email protected] Video recordings are valid for 30 days after the date of the lecture. Ticketholders: a link to the conference is sent out at 12:30 […]
THE FENRIS WOLF 10 is here – the voice of occulture and magico-anthropology howls again! Get your copy right here! (Please note: Choosing the Amazon site closest to you decreases your postage costs!) This volume contains material by Ludwig Klages, David Beth, Henrik Dahl, Peter Sjöstedt-H, Jesse Bransford, Max Razdow, Christopher Webster, Kendell Geers, Kadmus, Billie Steigerwald, Fred Andersson, Zaheer Gulamhusein, Charlotte Rodgers, Craig Slee, Damien Patrick Williams, Philip H. Farber, Thomas Bey William Bailey, Mitch Horowitz, Ramsey Dukes, Anders Lundgren, Peggy Nadramia, Nina Antonia, Jack Stevenson, Andrea Kundry, Joan Pope, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Vanessa Sinclair, Claire-Madeline Corso, and Carl […]
Carl Abrahamsson is both a filmmaker and author. His most recent film is titled “Anton LaVey: Into the Devil’s Den”. Other films include “Poems Are Living Things” and “Cinemagician: Conversations with Kenneth Anger”. His most recent book is titled Occulture: The Hidden Forces That Drive Culture Forward. He also edits The Fenris Wolf, an annual anthology of occulture.
Now on Vimeo On-Demand! Carl Abrahamsson’s splendid documentary film, ANTON LAVEY — INTO THE DEVIL’S DEN, is a thorough, comprehensive, and continually evolving experience, evoking the myriad aspects of The Doktor himself. These are reflected in meticulous interviews with people who had deep connections with him, rather than some opining distant analysts or skeptical nay-sayers. The film is kaleidoscopic, full of fresh and potent imagery that surely will delight LaVey aficionados and should also ensorcell those new to that Infernal Den in which a number of us were all delighted to be welcomed. We look forward to presenting its US […]
Occulture: Anton LaVey – Magical Innovator Already in The Satanic Bible, Anton LaVey had shown considerable creativity. Concepts like “Psychic Vampire” and “The Balance Factor” soon became household terms in America and the rest of the world. His description of the ritual space as an “Intellectual Decompression Chamber” also hit home outside the strictly Satanic perimeters. As did the slightly later term “Occultnik”, signifying a person who is lost within old structures of occultism without being able to see what’s really of use on a practical, material level. LaVey’s initial key works, The Satanic Bible and The Satanic Rituals, are […]
The Forest Passage Podcast: Carl Abrahamsson Magister Carl Abrahamsson joins Reverend Raul A. to discuss his work on the Jayne Mansfield and Anton LaVey photo book CALIFORNIA INFERNAL, his occult & outsider culture journal THE FENRIS WOLF, the art of Austin Osman Spare & John Balance, the photos of Tom Benson, the work of JOE COLEMAN, working with Vanessa Sinclair on CUT TO FIT THE MOUTH, the AN ART APART bio film series, his upcoming book OCCULTURE to be released by Inner Traditions, and much more. Listen now at Heathen Harvest Subscribe via iTunesSubscribe via Stitcher RadioCALIFORNIA INFERNAL: Jayne Mansfield […]