Saw this on my way to work this morning. When the Egyptians witnessed such a scarlet sunrise, they said the sky was filled with the Chaos Serpent’s blood from its pre-dawn battle with Set. So whenever the sky looks like this in the morning, I take it as an omen that good things are ahead.
How does one market such a bizarre Frankenstein monster of a website? I don’t know, but if you’re the kind of pilgrim who digs ancient Egypt, esoteric spirituality, AND classic monster movies, then I got you covered.
I have a weakness for werewolf movies, and my personal favorite of this genre is Joe Dante’s The Howling (1981), starring Dee Wallace. This can be a rather difficult film to watch for reasons that are explained in this sermon, but I believe the film deserves more credit than it usually gets. For one thing, it is the first werewolf film to have done something that isn’t just a rehash of the plot from The Wolf Man (1941). For another, it has a great deal to say about the patriarchy and how women are objectified, silenced, and ignored by sociopathic men.
Rob Zombie might be a lousy filmmaker, but he was an awesome metal musician back in the day, and I especially enjoy his work with the band White Zombie. The most impressive thing to me about this band is Sean Yseult on bass guitar; she sure can lay down some sick riffs, baby. And I love how they sample damn near every Hammer horror movie ever made in their songs, with classic like The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) and To The Devil a Daughter (1976) making special guest appearances. (Incidentally, “More Human Than Human” is a tribute to the Replicant characters in the 1982 sci-fi classic, Blade Runner.) Happy Sabbat, and Set bless! Here’s wishing everyone a very METAL weekend!
One of my favorite new artists from the 2010s is a British band called Purson, which I believe has already disbanded. They were fronted by the bewitching Rosalie Cunningham, who is even more arresting in person than she is in her photos. Purson takes its name from one of the 72 Goetic spirits from the Lesser Key of Solomon, and their musical style is reminiscent of late 1960’s/early 1970’s Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and Uriah Heep. Some people might debate whether this band is truly “metal,” but I happily include them in the genre because they sound exactly like heavy metal sounded back in 1972. (Yes, Virginia, metal existed before Metallica.) Plus, they toured with bands like Electric Wizard and Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats when they were still together, and those guys are all heavy as fuck. Since today is Valentine’s Day, I figured I’d dedicate today’s Sabbat Song for my crush Rosalie, who is one of the grooviest witches on earth today. Happy Sabbat, and Set bless!
And people think I’M weird for digging an Egyptian god and reading inspirational themes into old monster movies. I forget; peddling bullshit miracle cures on the masses (with a tax-exempt multimillion-dollar media empire at your disposal) is what “normal” religions do. 🙄