letter published in This Is the Salivation Army, issue III 1996


Leon Golub



A Kabalistic word formerly used by rabbis for exorcisms of the evil spirit.  It is made up of the initial letters of the Hebrew words, Athah gabor leolam, Adonai, meaning, “Thou art powerful and eternal, Lord.”Not only among the Jews was this word employed, but among the more superstitous Christians it was a favorite weapon with which to combat the evil one, even so late as the sixteenth century.  It is also to be found in many books on magic, notably in the Enchiridion ascribed to Pope Leo III.

"they called her witch because she knew how to heal herself."

Here We Are, Reflections of A God Gone Mad (2nd edition)


(via dynastylnoire)


(via mokarnage)

(Source: tevsmith, via queersicles)


Jenny holzer In a dream you saw a way to survive and you were full of joy.


My new club,
With a dance
Floor made of
36 ribs using
Only 28 nails,
Where we dance
The Spider Woman,
Washing it off
With water, what
Is fed to
Pregnant women, dead
Ends of tangled
Paths, and, of
Course, the detached
Decorative device within
A concrete vessel.

(Source: dadoodoflow)


Mary Beth Edelson
Dematerializing in Fire Ring, 1975 
photo gouged with sharp point
9 x 8 inches (22.86 x 20.32 cm)


Richard Hawkins. Pink vitriol, chapter 2, 2014.

 In sorcery, blood is of the order of contagion and alliance. It can be said that becoming-animal is an affair of sorcery because (1) it implies an initial relation of alliance with a demon; (2) the demon functions as the borderline of an animal pack, into which the human being passes/crosses-over or in which his or her becoming takes place, by contagion; (3) this becoming itself implies a second alliance, with another human group; (4) this new borderline between the two groups guides the contagion of animal and human being within the pack. There is an entire politics of becomings-animal, as well as a politics of sorcery, which is elaborated in assemblages that are neither those of the family nor of religion nor of the State. Instead, they express minoritarian groups, or groups that are oppressed, prohibited, in revolt, or always on the fringe of recognized institutions, groups all the more secret for being extrinsic… If becoming-animal takes the form of a Temptation, and of monsters aroused in the imagination by the demon, it is because it is accompanied, at its origin as in its undertaking, by a rupture against and within the structure that oppresses it (mom, dad, state, religion - even so-called revolutions themselves) … anything that forbids the indiscriminate pinkings of the Panther.
adapted from Deleuze & Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus, p. 268.
Image: Bjarne Melgaard, 2013