dark artists

Algiz : Black Alchemy and Amplification

In this video I discuss two aspects of the Agliz rune and offer some insight into how we might begin to approach using these energies for our magickal purposes.

Beyond the Well Podcast Interview

I recently did a podcast interview with Beyond the Well Podcast's Alex Smedley ...

" Artists come in all forms, from those that write with a pen and those that stain skin with a needle. Join host Austin Smedley and guest Patrick Duggan as they discuss tattooing, Nietzsche, and modern art.

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You can listen to the full interview here  

http://www.thebreezepaper.com/podcasts-2/2019/6/19/beyond-the-well-patrick-duggan

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Tattooing as Medicine

Throughout human history tattooing has being closely associated with and often synonymous with shamanism and medicine work. Tattooers through their work, much like bar tenders, often serve people in thier most extreme moments in thier lives, such as times if great loss, desperation or great happiness and celebration. I feel very honored and fortunate to be able to engage in this ancient ritual tradition to help others heal through their traumas.

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Not long ago I performed my first ever piece to cover up and hide a woman's mastectomy scars and give her beautiful flowers to celebrate her survival of cancer and new dawn. I've been honored to turn self harm scars into beautiful art, giving a powerful and creative outlet for another's pain. In this photo from three years ago I tattooed my friend Jon who lost his arm after falling in front of a train, employing humor, one of the oldest and most natural of all human medicines for healing.

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The Crucified R. Crumb and 'Annoying' Outrage Culture

https://reason.com/2019/04/29/cancel-culture-comes-for-count/


'the social-justice re-evaluation currently sweeping comedy, film, and literature has arrived at the doorstep of free-thinking comics...'


-Gavin Mcinnes podcast where he discusses this

https://youtu.be/7G7-TE7Ykss

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Darkthrone 'Hardships of the Scots' Single (first listening review)


Darkthrone just realised the first single off their up coming new record via Peaceville records. I give my thoughts...

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My Will : My War

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This piece turned 5 years old this month. ᚦᚦᚦᚦᚦ

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Prolonged Winter: The Starving Artist

There are seasons of the year just as there are phases of life. The tortured, starving artist is a infantile winter state in which rapid and dramatic internal growth can be achieved, (katabasis, negredo, shadow work.. ) though extreme pain and suffering can be inflicted as the artist is subject to growing pains of having to adapt and evolve so quickly or perish, more often than not to the submissive world of ' normal ' work, such as a coffee shop or a art supply retail chain store. The starving artist state makes or braked an aspiring artist, just as winter often weeds out the weakest. Only in chaos, adversity, in trial, do we create a stimulus for growth.

The phase of the starving artist is so romantic and pure to us in our modern mythology for many reasons. Firstly because there is drama and excitement in the austerity and forced evolution. Secondly, modern man has been led to believe that only through misery and submission can true 'work' exist. Basically, if you enjoy it, it's not work, which might be one of the bleakest and most destructive axioums of this nothing diwngoing kali yuga age. Thirdly, the modern man is confused in his spirit and doesn't understand the value and place of art and artistic pursuits and how it can have any meaningful affect in the modern world of technological advances and smart phones and television screen and the ten thousand other things. And lastly, society is without its shamans or its meaningful aesetic archetypes. The modern man has put the man of aesthetics, often wrongly sometimes rightly into the realm of the aesetic. This infects the aspiring artists mind as well and sentences his future to a frustrating shamed existence of trying to make a living while adhering to a ill-defined ethical and moral code that was unconsciously thrust upon the arts to have a unhealthy relationship with abundance and wealth.
It is true, You must be willing to suffer for your craft, to do the necessary work both inner and outer to become an 'artist', though this certainly does not only apply to the physical arts of drawing and painting ecetera, but really any sort of creative pursuit that breaks the institutional societal norms of what most accept as a ' career ', ' job ', ' occupation '. Any magickal act!

Often times I believe artists get stuck and artificially try to prolong or cling to this starving, famine season of thier artistic journey for its precieved purity, if only often mentally and subconsciously,  manifesting through a bad and ineffective relationship with money. The answer to this can be seen in tantric and zen schools as well as the traditionalism of Evola and Nietzsche l, all of which we can find this idea of living in this world but not being of it, 'Riding the Tiger', 'Surfing the Kali Yuga'  Artists need to but be wise enough to know when it's time to fall into predictable routines, and simulate a sort of womb like  protection from which they can grow over a greater period of time at a slower pace, :f:inding sanctuary where they can refine and do quiet work for a time, introducing more controlled forms of chaos to elicit progression. Both can create different forms of growth and are needed at different points along any artists maturation. We sometimes need a Shakti and sometimes we need Mahakali.

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Vlog 03.19.19 - Bone Broth Protein Powder Supplement Review

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Life is Suffering. Life is Dissatisfaction.

Life is Suffering. Life is Dissatisfaction.


In Operation Werewolf there exists an axiom that asserts 'Physical training is never just physical'. This strikes my core for if it were not so I'd certainly have little interest in it's pursuit.


“The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that you’re a god or a total bastard. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black. I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds.” -  Henry Rollins


Truth is in moments of disappointment and dissatisfaction we must embrace that there is no divine justice that makes certain that the we receive our rightful fruits of our labors, a reason or meaning for our blood. sweat, pain and suffering. Life is unfair, and no one is coming to save your ass.


The Iron doesn't owe you ten more pounds just because you had it 4 months ago. How often do we keep tallys, keep score, hold grudges with people in our lives because of our inflated egos and sense of entitlement? How often do we allow our spirits to be crushed under the demiurgic 'dark satanic mills' of our material penitentiary existences?


Be glad to know limitation, dissatisfaction, pain and suffering. Shed your own blood, sweat and tears, because this life experience is yours alone to suffer and endure. No one can take that away. No one can share your pain. Through trials and tribulation we ground our egos, and gain gnosis, sparing ourselves bar stool talk with inflated guts and swollen self images built by theoretical strength and unrealized potential. The unexamined life is not worth living, and you should probably kill it before it lays eggs


'You come into this world with nothing except yourself.

You leave this world with nothing except yourself. '

Japanese Background Painting

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Still wet in the photo. Fast and loose traditional Japanese background painting study. Painted using Speedball ink, and Victory Whale Black tattoo ink on Watercolor paper. Thank you to John Reardon of Greenpoint Tattoo for imparting the knowledge and tips on how to construct this properly.

Still wet in the photo. Fast and loose traditional Japanese background painting study. Painted using Speedball ink, and Victory Whale Black tattoo ink on Watercolor paper. Thank you to John Reardon of Greenpoint Tattoo for imparting the knowledge and tips on how to construct this properly.

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Additionally,  a quote...

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Modern Art: a reflective image of the Kali Yuga Age.

A inspired ranting inspired by reading the begging of my friend Zachary Taylor Meade’s primer 'Primirdeal Geometric Supremacy: The Implicit hierarchy of emergent form'. A lot of the points and ideas I discuss in this are a re-visitation of ideas I write about on my website blog a few weeks back. This entry i wrote was titled 'God Us Dead: Postmodern Piss Christs and Cultural Traditionalism' ( https://cvltovthebikervvitch.com/blog/9/30/y/god-is-dead-postmodern-pisschrists-and-cultural-traditionalism ).


-You can find Zach on Instagram @frostserpent ( https://instagram.com/frostserpent?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=7d7y452k2g5c )


-Also check out and support his other project @donnybrook.farm


-in the video near the end I also allude to an interview with @haunter_of_the_void // @wolfchild.ad done by Paul Waggener of Operation Werewolf @paulwaggener / @@operationwerewolfofficial ... www.operationwerewolf.com


** toward the end of the video there is a choppy and abrupt cut. Had a strange camera malfunction and lost a few sentences.  Not sure exactly what went wrong ***

Interview with Wolfchild AD / Haunter of the Void

killer interview between Paul Waggener and Wolfchild Ad ( Instagram: @wolfchild.ad ) a out art, music and horror films. 

Penumbra. (And Citadel Ritual photos.)

penumbra. Painting finished through the night.  Completed at about 5am this morning. 

penumbra. Painting finished through the night.  Completed at about 5am this morning. 

created for Operation Werewolf Citadel. Left was created in an altered ritual trance state. Right is a refund version done later on separately.   

created for Operation Werewolf Citadel. Left was created in an altered ritual trance state. Right is a refund version done later on separately.   

What is Thursatru? By Arith Härger

Though I wish he might have mentioned the works of Ekortu such as his Thursakyngi book series which are integral to this path, this is a decent and interesting introduction to the Chaos Gnostic, Thursian path.

Related,  he also did a video regarding Rökkatru. Also worthy of a watch...

Here is a link to information on the works and website of Ekortu which I highly reccomend.  You can also find him on Instagram @Ekortu.  

www.Ekortu.net

Nauseaus Gnostika: Tarot- Death

Thoughts on the Death tarot card and its implications on our lives, how it can be viewed and meditated upon in divination and approached in our personal magickal practices specifically from a pagan and left hand path perspective.