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Dominion Press (Blood Axis & Umfeld) News
Autor: Dominik Tischleder
Dominion Newsletter 8 (2004)
--Wir rufen deine Wölfe compilation
--Lucifer Rising soundtrack and guitar
This is the eighth newsletter from Dominion, providing details on recent
releases in areas both of publishing (Dominion Press, and other print
projects by Michael Moynihan and Annabel Lee, as well as their record label
Storm) and music (Blood Axis, Alraune, and related recordings of interest),
These newsletters are issued sporadically, when we have accumulated a
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The new Aorta compilation "Wir rufen deine Wölfe" (We Call Your Wolves) is
now out, and features a new track by Blood Axis recorded at the end of
2003. All songs on the compilation are interpretations of the poem of the
same name by the German religious philosopher Friedrich Hielscher. This is
beautifully realized and recommended release!
Exclusive US distribution by Ajna/Tyler Davis: email@example.com
Webpage with information on the release:
Forthcoming on the Los Angeles-based Magus label is the definitive edition
of the soundtrack to Kenneth Anger's film "Lucifer Rising", recorded by
Bobby Beausoleil in prison in the mid-70s. This classic work of dark
psychedelia will be issued in a newly remastered version done by Beausoleil
and Robert Ferbrache, and the release will also include a second disc with
recently discovered vintage recordings of Beausoleil's earlier band The
Orkustra, as well as the only existing tape of the legendary act The Magick
Powerhouse of Oz. The two-disc set will be packaged in a digipack with an
extensive booklet that includes historical liner notes by Michael Moynihan.
More information to follow soon.
Beausoleil's beautiful and unique handmade double-necked guitar that was
used to record the soundtrack is also now being offered for auction on
Out March 15th:
Edited by Joshua Buckley and Michael Moynihan
Volume 2, 2003-2004
6" x 9" perfectbound, illustrated, 430 pages
Cover price: $22.00 (USA)
IN THE SECOND VOLUME:
Julius Evola on "The Doctrine of Battle and Victory," Charles Champetier's
interview with Alain de Benoist, Alain de Benoist on "Thoughts on God,"
Collin Cleary on "Summoning the Gods," Stephen McNallen on the "Ásatrú
Revival," Nigel Pennick on "Heathen Holy Places," John Matthews on "The
Guardians of Albion," Steve Pollington on "The Germanic Warband," Michael
Moynihan on "Disparate Myths of Divine Sacrifice," Christian Rätsch on "The
Sacred Plants of our Ancestors," Joscelyn Godwin on Herman Wirth, Peter
Bahn on "The Friedrich Hielscher Legend," Markus Wolff on Ludwig
Fahrenkrog, Stephen Flowers on "The Northern Renaissance," Joshua Buckley's
interview with "technosophical" musicians Allerseelen, and an extensive
book and music review section, featuring sidebar interviews with Coil and
P. D. Brown.
BONUS CD MUSIC SAMPLER FEATURING: Allerseelen, Blood Axis, Coil, Fire +
Ice, In Gowan Ring, Primordial, 16 Horsepower, Waldteufel, and many other
innovative, contemporary music artists inspired by tradition.
To order, please send $22 ppd in the USA or $30 foreign (airmail).
Orders should be made payable to:
Dominion, P. O. Box 129, Waterbury Center, VT 05677 U.S.A.
PayPal payments also accepted.
Volume One of TYR is still available from Dominion for $16 postpaid in the
USA, $25 airmail elsewhere.
"Witchcraft Medicine," written by the eminent ethnobotanist and
anthropologist Christian Rätsch Ph.D., the art historian Claudia
Müller-Ebeling Ph.D., and the poet-gardener-herbalist Wolf Dieter Storl
Ph.D., has been recently published in English by Inner Traditions. The
translation was done by Annabel Lee.
Quote from the back cover from Daniel Pinchbeck: "Witchcraft Medicine is a
work of brilliant and passionate scholarship, fabulously illustrated, that
recovers the lost knowledge of the European shamanic tradition. It is both
a guide and an enthusiastic ode to the visionary edge of the botanical
The book is lavishly illustrated throughout. It divided into three distinct
sections, the first is an overview on the history of Europeans, their
medicines, and their relations with plants and the worlds beyond. It begins
in the Stone Age and ends in contemporary Southern Germany with organic
farmers in the Black Forest influenced by Rudolph Steiner. He discusses the
symbolism and ritual use of the most important and popular plants of
Central Europe and how they were/are used in midwifery, for births and
deaths, for medicine, for protection, for animals, fertility, and for
pleasure. The second part, by Rätsch, examines places in texts-about
Hecate's and Medea's activities in antiquity through the three witches in
Macbeth-where transformations, rituals, healing, medicine, and spells are
mentioned and ponders which plants might have played a role. Contrary to
popular modern scholarship, Rätsch believes that shamanism, religious
experience, and heathen rituals were inseparable from the sacred "plants of
the gods" and he seeks to establish which plants were being referred to
based on decades of personal experience and scholarship. He also discusses,
and provides speculative (but certainly useable and potent) recipes for,
many different traditional European shamanic blends, in particular the
notorious "witches' salves" and "flying ointments" along with the "elixirs
of youth." The third section considers the different ways in which witches
and the Virgin Mary are depicted in northern European art of the
renaissance and which plants were associated with both. Müller-Ebeling
shows how all that was wild, natural, uncivilized is depicted in the realm
of the witch and all that is chaste and cultured in that of Mary. She
discusses how the church demonized nature's healing powers and how artists
were able to address the otherwise forbidden ideas of the natural forces in
paintings of witches. The transformation from the goddess of fate into the
disease-bringing witch is an underlying theme throughout this section. The
last section, "From the Inquisition to the Drug Laws" by Rätsch is rather a
rant on one of his pet peeves-the demonization (initiated by Christianity)
of the traditional sacred plants of Europe, in particular hemp and poppies,
which, as he points out, could be easily grown in anyone's window box,
providing people with a near complete medicine chest made up of plants he
considers to be the birthright of the Europeans. He questions who profits
from the drug laws. "The outstanding characteristic of the plants and
substances that are banned by the drug laws is their powerful
effectiveness. They are some of the best medicines discovered by humans.
They are not junk, like the medicines that are shoved over the counter at
the pharmacy for a lot of money. They are potent... Opium is the best pain
medication in the world. Hemp is probably the best anti-depressive... But
who makes money from the healthy people-off the underlings who heal
themselves with plants from their backyard or balcony gardens...?
Ineffective medicine is a more certain source of income..."
This book is available through Amazon.com or your local book dealer.
Rûna magazine, a respected UK journal of "Northern European Myth, Mystery
and Magic" edited by Ian Read, Michael Deacon Jr. and Michael Moynihan, is
now available from Dominion. The following issues are in stock:
Issue 9 features Stephen Flowers on Odian Philosophy, Zeke Mazur on the
Pythagoreans, Ian Read's translation of a Til Eulenspiegel episode, Glenn
Magee on "The Well of Urth," and Michael Moynihan on "Wodan, anno 1775."
Issue 10 features Walter Baetke's "The Germanic Idea of the Holy," Brian
Regan on "Asatru, Life and Afterlife," Annabel Lee on "Guardians of
Issue 11 features Peter Beliath's "Envoys of the Æsir," Collin Cleary on
"The Missing Man in Norse Cosmology," Valgard on "The Valknutr Working" and
"The Duodecimal System," Didrik Søderlind on"The Allure of the Lur" and
Issue 12 features Thomas Karlsson on "Gothicism and the Dark Tradition,
Annabel Lee's "Our Intoxicated Heritage," Michael Kelly's "Rûna in the
Faustian Worldview," Alice Karlsdottir's "Theater and Magic, and more.
Issue 13 features Ian Read on "Bare-knuckle England," Alice Karlsdottir's
"Loki, Father of Strife," Michael Sangster on Tolkien's Lord of the Rings,
Walter Baetke on "The Nordic Belief in Fate," and more.
Single issues are available for $8 postpaid in the USA/Can, two issues for
$15 postpaid, or three issues for $21 postpaid. Four issues are $28
postpaid, and five issues are $35 postpaid.
(Europeans should order direct from the publisher:
Rûna c/o BM: Sorcery, London WC1N 3XX, ENGLAND.)
To order TYR or RUNA from Dominion: Please send check or money order
payable to DOMINION. Cash may be sent at your own risk -- please hide it
well or use registered mail. Prices are postpaid as noted. Send orders to
Dominion, PO Box 129, Waterbury Center, VT 05677 USA.