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the summer of love 2011
The first event we held in Brighton was a veritable Summer of Love distilled into one brimful cup of intoxication, illumination and revelation.

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

Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold author of Palo Mayombe: The Garden of Blood and Bones left behind the jungles of Brazil to make a rare UK appearance. Ritually opening the event, presenting and launching his new title for Scarlet Imprint: Pomba Gira & the Quimbanda of Mbumba Nzila.
ritual + presentation (unrecorded)

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


Jake Stratton-Kent was 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.
presentation


Alkistis Dimech articulated 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



Peter Grey dissected 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.

presentation

 





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











 


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photo credit: Mrs Midian