We’re back! And to celebrate… David Beth ~ 2nd June, 2012

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 18, 2012 by diabolicaldiscourse

It gives me great pleasure to announce the return of Diabolical Discourse, and even greater pleasure to announce the return of David Beth.

In what is in all likelihood his only UK talk of the year, Diabolical Discourse, fresh from the flames, is incredibly happy to welcome David back once more to the north. Following his scintillating lecture, and the ensuing lively debate of just under two years ago, all I can say is if you missed that, you certainly don’t want to miss this!

On a personal level, my thanks to David for getting things up and running once more; given support from you wonderfvl folk, events will become regular and what we started two years ago will continue for many more!

I told you we’d be back…

DEATH CULT AND ANCESTRAL WORSHIP

A LECTURE BY DAVID BETH

Saturday 2nd June, 2012

The Britons Protection

50 Great Bridgewater Street

Manchester. M1 5LE

What in most places of our contemporary world has degenerated into a mere commemorative event, in former cultures and societies constituted a central cultus and supreme magical gateway into the numinous. This talk aims at providing important insights into hidden forms of the Death Cult and ancestral worship as pathways into ‘night-consciousness’, a magical state of awareness through which alone we can manifest a supreme ecstatic and fearless state of Gnostic Being. Covering topics as diverse as soul, the fetich, God-eating, Eros, the daemonic and esoteric intoxication, the lecture will discuss the spiritual, magical and occult implications of this ritualistic cultus and its import as a foundation for an individual sorcery, paganism and the gnostic path.

David Beth was born to German parents in Africa, and has been the main contemporary force in the revival of Esoteric Voudon. He is the founder of La Société Voudon Gnostique, a selective group of international initiates and artists dedicated to manifesting the more powerful, inner revelations and transmissions of the Gods of Voudon, as well as to push evolution and research of Gnosis and esotericism freely beyond all frontiers of orthodoxy. Having received empowerments and initiation into various systems of spirituality, David is also the Hierophant of the Ecclesia Gnostica Aeterna. University educated in Germany and the USA, he has travelled and lived all over the world from Nigeria to Hamburg, from Los Angeles to London, fully devoted to his esoteric quest. As a spiritual teacher and author, David lives and works between Europe and Brasil. His books and essays have been published in various places.

Price: £7.50 per person

Time: 6:30-7:00, for a 7:30 start

To reserve places Paypal payments can be made directly to cerne@hotmail.co.uk.

If you do not have a Paypal account but wish to attend, please contact me at the same address for alternative options. Payment ensures reservation.

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David Beth ~ Saturday 3rd July, 2010

Posted in DD news with tags , , , , on May 16, 2010 by diabolicaldiscourse

It gives me great pleasure to announce the following talk by David Beth, another truly diabolical discourse ~ 

JUJU ROUGE: FETICH, BLOOD, AND NECROMANCY

A LECTURE BY DAVID BETH 

 

Saturday 3rd July, 2010

 The Britons Protection

50 Great Bridgewater Street,

Manchester. M1 5LE

Fetich sorcery, blood gnosis, and necromancy are three of the most taboo and fascinating topics in magic and occultism. In this talk David Beth will explain how these three areas come together in the unique and powerful juju-cult of the Nganga (Fetich Master) which is operational within the Esoteric Voudon group of La Société Voudon Gnostique. Considered black magic by most, we are being offered a fascinating glimpse into a living and evolving juju-cult transcending orthodox dogmas of good and evil, black and white. David will take us deep into the nocturnal world of the fetich which is a realm of decidedly elemental sorcery and exceptional raw power, drawing on his own experiences and knowledge as the High Priest of this rite.

David Beth was born to German parents in Africa, is the author of the highly acclaimed book ‘Voudon Gnosis’, and has been the main force in the revival of Esoteric Voudon in the past decade. He is the founder of La Société Voudon Gnostique, a selective group of initiates and artists dedicated to manifesting the more powerful, inner revelations and transmissions of the Gods of Esoteric Voudon, as well as to push evolution and research of Voudon Gnosis and sorcery freely beyond all frontiers of orthodoxy. David is also a member of the Fraternitas Borealis and Ecclesia Gnostica Aeterna. University educated in Germany and the USA, he has travelled and lived all over the world from Nigeria to Hamburg, from Los Angeles to London, studying occult systems and gnosis for the past two decades. Currently preparing the publication of a second revised and enlarged edition of ‘Voudon Gnosis’ with Fulgur Ltd., David lives and works between Europe and Brazil.

 Price: £7.00

Time: 7.00 for a 7.30 start

To reserve tickets PAYPAL payments can be made to cerne@hotmail.co.uk. For alternative payment methods please contact me at the same email. Payment confirms reservation. Payment may also be made on the night, though please be aware that there will be limited availability, so to avoid disappointment please contact me first.

Kind regards,

Craig.

UPDATE ~ David Beth talk

Posted in DD news with tags , , , , on May 5, 2010 by diabolicaldiscourse

Further to the earlier announcement regarding upcoming events, David has had to change his travel arrangements for coming back to the UK. Though we are currently in discussion with regards finalising a date, it will, in all likelihood be either early JUNE, or early JULY, and not September as initially planned.

Naturally, David will make the final decision as to what best fits in with his schedule, and I know that we are more than happy to fit in with that. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear David speak in the UK during his short stay, and more specific details will follow soon…

La Societe Voudon Gnostique

Kosmic Gnosis

David Beth ~ The Dark Doctrine

Posted in DD news with tags on April 23, 2010 by diabolicaldiscourse

A fascinating and insightful perspective on the Tree of Death and its workings, by David Beth, in the original English version of his foreword to the Portuguese edition of Thomas Karlsson’s book Qabalah, Qliphoth and Goetic Magic, is now available to view online ~

The Dark Doctrine

Forthcoming Talks

Posted in DD news with tags , , , , , on April 22, 2010 by diabolicaldiscourse

It is with great pleasure that I announce talks by the following fantastic people, who will all be, hopefully, gracing our fair northern reaches with their presence at some point over the coming year;

~ Michael Staley
(date to be set)

~ David Beth
(hopefully early September)

~ Peter Grey and Alkistis Dimech
(hopefully early-mid October)

~ Jake Stratton-Kent 
(date to be set)

~ Paul Feazey 
(date to be set)

It is with wholehearted thanks that I extend my appreciation to all of those mentioned above for supporting this endeavour, and I know that we all very much look forward to hopefully seeing you speak. I’m sure that everyone would agree that this is a pretty amazing line-up to be getting on with!

However, please be aware that nothing is as yet confirmed, and all is subject to change. Nevertheless, these are exciting times ahead, and I look forward to continuing with what is proving to be a fantastic year!

Watch this space.

Welcome

Posted in DD news with tags , , , , , , on April 22, 2010 by diabolicaldiscourse
I’d like to welcome you to Diabolical Discourse.

Our aim is to provide events, lectures, and talks in the north of England featuring prominent members of the magical, mystical, and occult communities. For some time has the south held somewhat of a monopoly on all things wyrd and wonderfvll, and it is our hope to offer a little balance. Based at the seat of Demdike’s hills, our purpose is to provide a haven for the discussion, enjoyment, and celebration of all that is magick.

Following a period of gestation, Diabolical Discourse burst forth on the 1st of April, 2010, with a little help from Michael Staley. A prominent member of the Typhonian Order, Michael has been Kenneth Grant’s publisher for many years, is the editor of the well-respected journal Starfire, and is the founder of Starfire Publishing Ltd. Needless to say his lecture, Scintillations in Mauve: An Introduction to the Work of Kenneth Grant, was superb, a combination of knowledge and understanding, personal insight and experience, related in a wholly personable, witty, and thoroughly charming manner. The event was incredibly well supported with a wonderful crowd whose travels had brought them from literally all over the north of England. The pub was pretty good to!

Now sparked into life following a fantastically golden dawning, it is our intention to keep running apace. Further events are already in preparation, and updates will be posted as and when they arise.