Saturday, 14 February 2015

Chappist magick?

Lord Bassington-Bassington has recently become reacquainted with one of the heroes of his youth, namely intrepid young reporter Tintin. This has had several important effects on His Lordship's daily life (such as wearing breeks much more frequently) but also in delving into the lovely character of Professor Calculus, the ever perambulating, always pendulating eccentric.

Of course, it was Professor Calculus who introduced the young Lord Bassington-Bassington to pendulation. And lo and behold, His Lordship found this book in one of the book stashes from the Sufi Master's old library.

Time to try one's paw at it! But what to pendular with?

Bingo! With His Lordship's passion for pocket watches, pendulation shouldn't be a problem. We're sure that lots of fascinating Fortean finds will be unearthed in the near future.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Words of wisdom

(The dictator in question is, of course, none other than Roderick Spode. Thanks to Mrs. Boyle for the image.)

Luciferian Women's Day

Since Lord Bassington-Bassington's friends the Somersetians asked us to translate this promotional text for the Heretical Cellar, so they could share it at their ZOAS Press website, so why not post it here as well.

Saturday, March 7th
The Heretical Cellar presents
Those damned women: Lucifer as feminist icon

For many Norwegians, occultism is associated with über-macho black metal. That makes it easy to forget that several of the trailblazing occultists also were pioneering feminsts. The mother of Western occultism, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, founded her own religious movement at a time when a woman's place was by the kitchen counter, and the rebel angel Lucifer inspired women to demand their rights.

The Heretical Cellar invites you to an early start to the International Women's day. Join us for a trip through esoterical and decadent environments to meet prophets in skirts, lesbian Luciferians, Dagny Juel and the actress Sarah Bernhardt.

As a guide we've invited Per Faxneld, associate professor at the University of Stockholm, where he has defended a doctorate thesis entitled "Satanic Feminism: Lucifer as the Liberator of Woman in Nineteenth Century Culture".

Faxneld is as good a public speaker as he is a rock-solid academic, so this is something we're really looking forward to.

Faxneld's thesis is also published in book form (Molin & Sorgenfrei forlag) and will be available for sale this evening.

As usual there's food, drink, music and darkness at Katedralen in Parkveien 13 (it's a bit into a side street). The party will cost you 70 kroner, and you must be 18 years to enter. We open our doors at 19:00 hours and continue into the Women's day itself.

Welcome to an evening dedicated to feminism and Lucifer!

The event on Facebook.

And we couldn't resist linking to this write-up of Dr. Faxneld's book.