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Mortensen’s WITCHES opens at the Raymond Buckland Museum

RAYMOND BUCKLAND’S MUSEUM OF WITCHCRAFT AND MAGICK and Stephen Romano Gallery are thrilled to announce they will be collaborating on an exhibition of vintage photographic works by WILLIAM MORTENSEN (1897 – 1965) entitled “WITCHES” at the Museum’s Cleveland Ohio new location. The exhibition will feature many previously unseen works along with some of Mortensen’s most well known iconic occult themed photographs, which Huffington Post declared as “Some of the most beautifully terrifying images ever made“. The exhibition will open August 3 and continue through November 3, 2019. The exhibition will feature a guide with observations and comments from renowned Swedish […]

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

Valentin Schwarz  Artist, Musician & Filmmaker  For many years in the underground, and yet always visible. Now his newly redesigned website is online and a fine sight. Come in and experience insights into his creations over these years. Or let us speak for ourselves: “This document is a true psychosis—your parasomnia with all its facets to be exact: Inconsistency, delusions and hallucinations of such. The moment you doubt the meaning of these creations and that value, you are stricken.” HS! Reverend Valentin

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

Speak of the Devil: Jess Hess Friday, July 13th / 8pm MST Live on YouTube Speak of the Devil – Reverend Campbell interviews Jess Hess. She’s a talented photographer with an eye for classical drama. She’s creative as Hell and presents a clear appreciation for personal aesthetics in her compositions. Lets find out what motivates her, who her influences are… and why not talk about Satan along the way? You can learn more about her photography on her website and you can find her on  and Sign Up to the Email List. Subscribe to the YouTube Channel. Give a Rating […]

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

Estrellita Mía Fanzine Press release Since july 2016, Estrellita Mía art and culture fanzine has been publishing exciting artists from around the world. With a focus on illustration, occult subjects, unusual art, music, cutting-edge poetry and writing, Estrellita Mía is approaching its first year. Each month Estrellita Mía explores different subjects (Mythology, Satanism, Summer indulgence, Apocalypse, Pop Music, Cats, etc.) inviting through open calls artists from around the world to submit their visions. In the past issues artists from Chile, Argentina, Japan, Israel, Italy, Germany and the USA have been displayed in our pages. Our Facebook page. Our instagram official account @fanzine_estrellitamia. June issue (number 12) […]

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

MORTENSEN ON MONSTER BRAINS MONSTER BRAINS has posted a fine selection of images by William Mortensen, along with a brief biography and links to resources provided by Mortensen collector and expert Stephen Romano. As always, the artistry of Mortensen’s striking hand-crafted prints examining dark aspects of history and beliefs will intrigue and inspire. Tour this gallery and feast your eyes!

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

LILITH One print on high quality photo paperSize: 70cm high / 50cm wide (large!)Limited to three pieces Exclusive Print for Church of Satan members of the image appearing in THE DEVILS REIGN. $89 Including shipment to the U.S.signed by Valentin Schwarz Questions for ordering and shipping only

Now available: Mortensen’s THE COMMAND TO LOOK

The Command to Look was one of photographer William Mortensen’s most influential and sought-after books, and has been out of print for fifty years. Battered copies have been purchased by collectors for hundreds of dollars. Now reproduced here in full, this affordable volume includes an essential and deeply insightful essay by Michael Moynihan on how its aesthetic principles influenced the philosophy and magical thinking of the Church of Satan’s founder, Anton Szandor LaVey. Fifty-five images of Mortensen’s best work are reproduced along with text by this wittiest and most biting writer on photography of his time. You will want this in […]

Essential aesthetic viewing: William Mortensen: American Grotesque and The Command To Look. (Source: