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The Cover of Tomas Vincente’s book THE FACELESS GOD (Theion Publishing)
In this “Season Finale” there is not only a finale, but also a premiere!
This is the first time that Dr. Tomas Vincente, author of the book “The Faceless God”, has agreed to appear on a podcast, and we are very happy to have him! And he will also explain why so far he was reluctant to do so.
In his highly acclaimed work Dr. Vincente establishes hitherto unexplored connections between the European lore of the Witches’ Sabbath and the archaic fertility cult of the ram-headed Banebdjedet, a totemistic representation of Osiris in his netherworld aspect – Osiris as the Black Sun. It is the daemon of the depths, the Faceless God, who serves as the bridge between these two esoteric currents.
If you want to by his book, please click HERE
Tomas Vincente (the faceless Tomas…) visiting the Egyptian collection of the “Kunsthistorisches Museum” (Museum of the History of Art) in Vienna, Austria
Music played in this episode
Once again, one of our listeners has offered us some of his creations to accompany this episode:
Richmond, Virginia’s Timothy Hawks performs as ambient instrumentalist ZDJ. Hawks originally began making music in various punk and metal bands, and continues to do so in the gothic-punk band Horse Culture. His lifelong interest in meditative drone and ambient music led him to experiment with the creation of guitar-based soundscapes early in his writing processes. Hawks began seeking solo shows and releasing drone-sketches to his personal SoundCloud in 2015.
In mid-2018, limited run tape label, Furious Hooves, approached Hawks about releasing an album of solo material. Recording sessions from March to August 2019 in the mountains of Southwest Virginia led to this release, ‘Heliopause’.
‘Heliopause’ is Hawks’ first release as ZDJ. It explores sounds and textures ideal for grounded contemplation. The album is as much influenced by stories of and experiments with occult rituals as it is by ambient and experimental artists Dedekind Cut, Chihei Hatakeyama, Kelly Moran, and William Basinski – as impacted by space exploration as it is by meditation and internal knowledge – ‘Heliopause’ is a fractal representing the magnificently grandiose infinity of the tangible and the spiritual.
These tracks with the contemplative music are too long to be presented in full length during the podcast. But I thought it would be really good to introduce you to this music and therefore play six minutes each of three tracks of that first release “Heliopause”
1) AUGUST 25, 2012
2) AETHYR CRY
3) BIRD PAINTED WITH BLUESTONE
Another high quality guest, thank you Rudolf! I have purchased a copy of the book so that I can learn more.
The triangle and the circle so often interweave themselves into sigils representing the faceless God…or should we say “The God above god.” It is through such symbols that God tries to reach us.