June 18, 2018
Posted In: News & Site Updates
Over three months in the making – the seed boxes for 2018 are finally here! All those, who had asked to be added to the reservation list, have been notified in e-mail earlier and pre-orders have now been processed. It is with joy, that I can say, the special “black flowers” edition sold out within a few days. There are still 3 of the regular seed boxes left. For ordering please go here.
Some impressions of the work progress on these latest seed boxes:
June 16, 2018
Thanks to everyone that ordered the incense and especially to those, that made use of the opportunity to get their hands on the pyrographed “Sabbath Seal”. The offer was sold out within 24 hours, which makes me proud and encourages me to proceed on this wicked journey. Special thanks to Antinomian Antipodean and Hanged Man’s Seed Apothecary for extra supplies.
Thank you for your patience and continued support!
On a personal note, my move went well. The new work place is nearly set up and I have started discovering Düsseldorf and making new friendships. It is still a big change and I have to get used to living without a garden here and adopting to a new rhythm. I still have a few plants in pots and sown simple kitchen herbs last weekend. Meanwhile the green in the garden in Dresden are exploding. Likewise does the nature around me.
So continue the hunt and the attempts at trying to capture fleeting moments of enticement. The grey heron watches and leaves, only to return in unexpected moments. The shower of cherry blossoms in the light of the rising sun is long gone again. The impressions live on in the mind and heart and art of the magician, who keeps collecting and processing, surrounded by the current bloom of fragrant lilac and carnation…
May 3, 2018
Teufelskunst is moving to a new location and the web shop will be closed, starting:
Easter Sunday, 1st of April
Sunday, 15th of April
All items listed in the shop will be marked “out of stock” until I am able to resume business later in April. Once I am settled, I will pick up work again and continue crafting new occult art for you.
So long, Teufelskunst is wishing you a blessed Good Friday and spring time … may it finally commence!
The Blessing Seal of Spring
To be burnt on apple wood and consecrated with spring water
March 28, 2018
Posted In: News & Site Updates
Teufelskunst is slowly returning from the darkness of its winter cave, where most time was dedicated to the creation of new artwork and crafting of baneful incense, blackthorn crowns (sold out) and cursing sigil discs (available again in autumn). Thanks to everyone that made use of the opportunity to purchase and leave feedback for these items!
The first months of the year were also spent processing herbal harvest as well as sorting seeds and filling the next seed boxes. There will be 6 larges boxes again, as well as 4 black flower themed boxes. Accepting e-mail reservations now.
Further work in the making: new sigil talismans and incense blends for Walpurgisnacht and Beltane celebration. Expect updates on these in April. A few new mandrake plants and art are also planned to be available again in spring.
Lastly, a special item is in the making: a commissioned black alder goddess pentacle – the design for which has been keeping me busy for the past days. I look forward to sharing more about this work with you soon.
Some impressions from January and February 2018:
New ink work, finished under the influence of the “blue blood moon”. The nature event was not visible here, but the vibes were sensible. The “Wolf Shaman” is a commissioned piece, likewise are the Datura stramonium paper sigil talismans. Each is drawn on paper, which has been infused with corresponding plant extracts. I was nice to be creative today and I look forward to sending these out. I am also looking forward to the new moon. 🌚 #inkdrawings #inkart #drawings #esotericart #sigillamagica #wolfshaman #werewolf #aconitumnapellus #daturastramonium #plantsigils #plantart #plantalchemy #occultart #shamanicart #handdrawn #ensouled #papertalisman
The “Cursing Seal of Winter” pyrographed on black alder wood discs. The sigil is inspired by the Rauhnächte and winter blackthorn harvest. Available now in the Teufelskunst webshop! #winterscurse #sigil #wooddiscs #pyrography #sigillamagica #blackalderwood #snowflake #snowflakesymmetry #blackthorn #pinsofslumber #banefulmagic #blackmagic #curses #deathspells
Todays work: processing black henbane harvest from last year. I really love the spicy smell of black henbane! It’s even nicer in combination with black pepper and will make one delicious cursing blend… #blackhenbane #hyoscyamusniger #schwarzesbilsenkraut #banefulherbs #solanaceae #poisonousplants #witchplants #cursingincense
Today arrived these quality herbs from @blackgoatearth (Antinomian Antipodean). The whole package smells wonderfully herbaceous and spicy and vibrates with the power of its contents. I won’t reveal everything here, but wholeheartedly recommend to check out his incense blends and other venific creations! #mailday #herbalgoodness #herbs #firsthand #wildcrafted #witchherbs #veneficium
March 12, 2018
I will be spending time with loved ones and continue on artwork, finishing commissions and preparing the incense blend for the upcoming Raunächte. So long, please have a look in the shop and consider purchasing one of three new paper sigil talismans, which were completed for the winter solstice:
The “Mullein” illustration is a newer work in the “Sigilla Magica” series. It was available for the first time during the Samhain Celebration 2017, in Gotha. The illustration shows an anthropomorphic vision of the lovely mullein (Verbascum spp.), which is also known as hag’s taper, aaron’s rod and Königskerze. In the sigil I summarize folklore and personal experiences related to this powerful magical plant. It contains links to the Venusian, Saturnian and martial aspects of the plant, as well as to the various names, by which it is known.
You can now purchase an original ensouled paper talisman with the motif. It is drawn with black India ink on coffee stained paper, which has been infused with extracts of mullein, wormwood and honey. Each paper sigil is signed and dated on the back . The entire talisman measures ca. 9,9 x 21 cm.
You receive one of the original works shown here. There are 3 available as part of my Winter Solstice special and each comes with an incense sample for the Raunächte.
Please note, that each paper talisman is unique and whilst the motif is the same, can have slight variations and differences in texture. The yellow color comes from the mullein’s own flowers.
Winter Solstice Edition 2017 – comes including incense sample – 3 available. For ordering please go here.
December 22, 2017
Wishing to all my customers and followers a blessed Winter Solstice and Yule time! The Teufelskunst shop is taking a break from tonight until the 2nd of January. This means, the shop stays online and you can still place orders, but order processing and shipping will be limited. Expect news and updates after the Christmas holidays. Thank you all for the immense support! 🕯🌟☄
The mullein artwork on the photo can be purchased here: http://teufelskunst.com/product/mullein-winter-solstice-17/
December 21, 2017
The candles have been lit, the incense has been burnt; my work now vibrates in the rooms of gallery Circle 1 until December 23rd. What started as a vague idea of creating artwork for a list of magical plants, has years later finally taken shape. Now was the point when everything fell into place naturally. It was preceded by searching and researching, trial and error, sowing, growing, loss and gain in the very basic and earth-bound occupation as a gardener and harvester. The first hand study of the actual plants laid the foundation, my rediscovered love for ink became the tool for manifesting my visions.
The installation is hence titled “Harvest” and consists of an earthen altar with dried plants and harvest related offerings: self baked bread, honey from the neighborhood and self-made beeswax candles. The souls and spirits that were contained in the once alive, now dead corpora of the plants, find a new house in the form of fetishistic ink drawings: the “Sigilla Magica” series.
With these new forms I also found an own language, which aims to both entertain and communicate memes to the viewer. 12 ink drawings reference 11 magical plants as well as the ‘queen bee’ – “Regina Bombina” – governing the vital interaction between plants and pollinators. In addition, 2 anthropomorphic drawings depict the Aconite and Mandragora in half-human form, as the armed and poison-dart struck “Wolf Shaman” and beheaded and re-headed “Regina Amandrakina” with her freakish offspring. Lastly, 2 botanical studies of the roots of the Aconite and Mandragora are meant to act as a bridge between abstraction and realism and honor the individual and fascinating shape of each in detail.
Some of the works:
Impressions from the vernissage:
Video of the harvest installation – for each plant there is one ink drawing imbued with the corresponding plant tincture. What started out as a vague idea of creating individual artwork for a list of magical plants has years later finally taken shape. The works are part of "Bad Intentions" exhibition at @circle1gallery and can be viewed Thursday-Saturday, from 12:00 – 18:00, until Dec 23. #circle1 #berlin #gallery #exhibition #exhibitionopening #vernissage #installationart #harvest #magicalplants #plantamagica #witchplants #witchherbs #magicherbs #altar #ritual #ritualart #conceptart #inkdrawings #originalart #occultart #sigillamagica
Impressions from the exhibition opening at @circle1gallery Curator Avi Pitchon with the "Harvest" installation. It has been a huge honor for me to be able to show my work alongside such strong artists and especially within such a special cultural context. It means very much to me and I hope this is the beginning of something new… The exhibition runs until December 23. Go and check it out! #exhibitionopening #vernissage #gallery #circle1 #badintentions #art #sigillamagica #harvestinstallation #berlinart #artandculture
More impressions from the exhibition opening at @circle1gallery – the topic and objects gave food for thought. On the wall oposit my harvest altar you see the suicide hitler and the incredibly realistic miniature of a levitating suicide bomber by Osama Zatar. #circle1 #gallery #badintentions #exhibitionopening #vernissage #osamazatar #inthenameofgod #suicidehitler #meravkamel #halilbalabin #art #berlin
Thanks to all involved!
17.11.-23.12.2017 – Bad Intentions,
a group exhibition curated by Avi Pitchon and Alona Harpaz
Thursday – Saturday
Mittenwalder Straße 47
November 25, 2017
Tags: exhibitions, poisonous plants, sigilla magica plantarum, harvest, plant art, regina amandrakina, planta magica, art, magical plants, plant mythology, wolf shaman, exhibition opening, gallery, circle 1, berlin, vernissage, installation, ink drawings, avi pitchon, israeli artists, palestinian artists, regina bombina