Vestigia Nulla Retrorsum, which in Latin means “footsteps don’t go backwards" was the magical motto of Moina Mathers.
Read an excerpt from my recently published article:
Moina Bergson Mathers (1865–1928) was the first female initiate of the Hermetic Order of Golden Dawn, which was co-founded in 1888 in London by her husband Samuel Liddell “MacGregor” Mathers. Moina Mathers developed, wrote, and disseminated unique forms of magical practice aimed at personal development, social change, and the advancement of women. She invested her artistic talents in the production of spirit drawings, ceremonial artifacts, and pioneering public performances termed as the Rites of Isis, which commenced in 1899 in Paris. In her role as a High Priestess in these theatrical events, and in her position as a principal teacher of the Golden Dawn system, she demonstrated, through personal example, the equal partnership of women and men in all matters, sacred and profane. Moreover, she emphasized her belief in...
In the forthcoming historic and groundbreaking Magickal Women Conference, I'll be giving a Masterclass on art and film as ritual-magick. It is an opportunity to share knowledge based on the legacies of two extraordinary women who have inspired my artistic practice and stimulated my academic, theoretical writings. It is also an opportunity to demonstrate the dynamics, forms and creative processes involved in the intersection of the arts and mystical/magickal practice and inner experience that are still regarded as subversive in traditional academic settings and rarely incorporated into programmes of study often simply due to the lack of time and also due to the unique areas of expertise, which are highly specialised.
In terms of film and magick, the more familiar work is of Kenneth Anger who has aesthetically integrated his occult practice of Thelema and his mode of film-making to generate magickal experience in the viewers. Less known is that Anger followed in the footsteps of the film...
By Beauty Maker of Her-Story Faces
I touch the faces of the invisibles, the ones that fooled time, a touch of rose blush, a touch of lip balm, a touch of eye shadow, a soft touch of velvet makeup for everlasting beauty…
Beauty Maker of Her-Story Faces is the name behind the mysterious brand Selfie-Resurrect. It resonates "the porous body" digital-cyber-networked-performative art exhibition as a way of answering "where is the body porous and where does it coagulate?"
Beauty Maker of Her-Story Faces is seeking greater, ceremonial meanings in the work of a beauty blogger.
Beauty Maker of Her-Story Faces specializes in rebel women's portraits; women who have fooled Time and History through their-Story Faces.
These women are porous,
covert in the folders of space-time like digital mummies,
preserved in digits of aesthetics and novelty.
Beauty Maker of Her-Story Faces applies freshly prepared make-up to centuries-old cliental, utilizing porous cosmetics that...