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 […]
In the UK: Scarlet Imprint £200 (hand bound) £40 (standard)In the US: Underworld Amusements $69 (standard)Limited editions: 530 standard hardback & 53 hand-bound copies 230 × 210 mm, 176 pp Reasonances is an anthology of selected essays, lectures and interviews by occultural pioneer Carl Abrahamsson. A subversive, creative, psychedelic collection of 23 essays spanning thirteen years at the forefront of occulture and magic, an interview with the author by Sylvie Walder. The unifying question of this diverse and stimulating collection can perhaps be stated thus: how does magic hack culture? Or perhaps even: what is the role and magic of the artist? Abrahamsson proposes strategies of engagement […]
Edited by Carl Abrahamsson. Cover art by Fredrik Söderberg. This volume contains material on topics as diverse as Anton LaVey, Aleister Crowley, Rudolf Steiner, Sar Peladan, Fernand Khnopff, Marcel Duchamp, Robert Heinlein, William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Wilhelm Reich, Thelema, Satanism, Symbolism, psychoanalysis, Dada, apocalyptic witchcraft, psychedelic philosophy, visionary book covers, Cannabis, artificial human companions, sacred prostitution, German Expressionist cinema, slam poetry, independent universities, extraterrestrial influences, astrology, sexual magic, science fiction and more… Contents Carl Abrahamsson – Editor’s IntroductionSara George & Carl Abrahamsson – Fernand Khnopff, SymbolistSasha Chaitow – Making the Invisible VisibleVanessa Sinclair – Psychoanalysis and DadaKendell Geers – Tu Marcellus ErisStephen Sennitt – Fallen Worlds, […]