June 3, 2020
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Kicking off 2020 with a big announcement:
I have been silent but not lazy, as I am heading into the last weeks of pregnancy and continue being creative, while embracing (well, at least trying to) the transformative effects of this wondrous process… especially while I continue working with the birch’s wood, which will likely be my last artworks before giving birth… So take notice, the second “Berkano” disc can be ordered now!
I have also began work on the third and fourth birch wood disc, which will focus on the birch’s roll in the Ogham and other animistic attributions connected to the birch, featuring the heron as one of my favorite spirit animals.
Besides, I received a lot of requests for new seed boxes… expect an update on these next week!
January 24, 2020
In December 2019, I finished fresh batches of “Rauhnächte” and “Winter Solstice” incense and started a new round of working with the birch’s arboreal spirit… Besides this, incense master Caroline Maxelon of Bussardflug and me began plotting a collaboration for 2020. Kicking it off, she sent me – along with a lot of powerful shamanic items for my ritual work – also her new book “Räucherstoffe aus aller Welt” (published by Nymphenburger). I was thrilled to read about so many new incense ingredients, that are not part of standard encyclopedias and which I had been discovering intuitively by myself over the past years. It feels, like my own wicked work and ‘wild’ incense formulas are now receiving confirmation and legitimization through Caroline and Christine Fuchs, who are icons and leaders in the field here in Germany. I thus highly recommend this book – both for its factual content as well as its photography.
Yesterday I received another surprise in my mail – the special edition of “Secret Ambrosian Fire” by German black metal originators MOSAIC (Eisenton Records). I was asked to compose an alchemical inspired plant sigil for this record, which now adorns the cover of the digi-pack edition. Only now, I begin to grasp the idea behind this conceptual opus magnum and it is deeply satisfying to witness the fruits of our mutual efforts!
Everything points in to a new direction in my life, but it is also getting more complex, along with all these new impulses. Today I thus went to different trees, burnt some of the winter incense and blessed the new birch wood pentacle, among a circle of young birch trees, as well as at the roots of two older birch trees, which are frequently visited by crows… For me, thus the circle of the old year closed and I can now head into another phase of consolidation and start creative work again after the holidays.
Please note, the shop will remain online and you can place orders 24/7. I will start shipping new orders again after the holidays. Business as usual will resume again in January 2020.
December 22, 2019
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For about 3 years I have been offering postcards and also smaller print editions of my photography. I thought postcards were a useful and affordable medium for offering my photography. In addition, these postcards were manufactured in an extremely high quality, far surpassing any standard postcards usually sold in shops. Alas, the logistics behind them recently turned into a nightmare. So I removed this section from the website. I congratulate everyone that could get their hands on them and also the people that ordered prints of my photography!
Stay tuned for new updates. May the Dark Season commence!
October 24, 2019
I am running low stock on most incense blends and will not be able to restock all until October. Please remember also, that I will be offline from the 1st – 15th of September! I will still handle and ship orders placed until Friday noon CET.
August 27, 2019
Fitting incense blends for both occasions are available in the shop. For the first time I am also offering sample bags with 30 ml of each. Perfect for small budgets and one time use!
Next week I am participating again in the Samhain Celebration in Gotha and after that will travel on to Dresden for 2 weeks, in order to winter-proof the garden and work on new art. So please note, that any orders placed after this weekend may not ship before the 15th of November. Thanks for your understanding!
A blessed Samhain / All Hallows / Day of the Dead or however you celebrate this liminal time!
October 19, 2018
The shop is taking a break from 9th-16th of September and after that another week will be spent in Dresden with gardening and other work, from 19th-26th of September.
Then on the 27th of October Teufelskunst will participate for the 3rd time in the Samhain Celebration in Gotha. The weeks ahead are needed for preparations.
In addition the working process on the latest mandrake drawings is taking more time, as these are turning out more complex than previous works and thus also take longer to create.
In other words, the coming weeks will be very busy and due this delivery times may be longer than usual. I may also take longer to respond to messages and emails.
Further, I am not able to take on new commissions right now, even though they keep pouring in. When possible, I will recommend other crafters and artists.
Thanks for your patience!
September 6, 2018
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