'The Ebon Kteis' delves into the subtle beauty that lies at the threshold of Eros & Thanatos, and what has oft' been referred to as “la petite mort”: the strange connection that exists between orgasm, the loss of the senses and the ultimate release of Death; both Symbolic having a real strong bond to one another.
The subject is exploited from various angles; within witchcraft, tantrism, the necromantic arts, romanticism, et cetera (of course always leaving much interpretative power to the contributors). - Also pertaining to this Issue will be a huge emphasis on the many ways to go about the Sabbatical Rites of Soul-Flight and Congress, whether with fellow brethren or by means of Self-Initiation.
Detail of La Del SoL ~ Dolorosa , pastel on paper 2014
Dolorosa ~White Raven ~ Pencil on Paper ~ 12"x 12"
New issue of Paraphilia available on line now with contributions from >
Rob Sussman, Sean Madden, Andrew Maben, Marijke
Koger-Dunham, Heather Harris, Ele-Beth Little, Toby Huss, Steve
Overbury, Laurence Thompson, Christopher Nosnibor, Jim Coleman, Beth B,
F.X. Tobin, Mike Hudson, Richard Blandford, Dolorosa De La Cruz,
Alexander Natas, Alexander Hacke, Matthias Penzel, Tony Rauch, Michael
Dent, Lisa Wormsley, Michael Cano, Patsy Faragher, Mike Watt, Lana
Gentry, Craig Woods, Gregg Sutton, Richard Reynolds, Robert Earl Reed,
Rick Grimes, Hank Kirton, Chris Madoch, dixē.flatlin3, Don Bolles,
Christy Lou, Claudia Bellocq, Richard A. Meade, Patrick Wright, Victoria
Fierek, Katiejane Garside, Tom Garretson, David Gionfriddo, Claudia
Murari, Joshua Seraphim, Thomas Evans, Pablo Vision, John Wisniewski,
Henry Rollins, Kris Denton, Gay Anniversary, Susan Te Kahurangi King,
David Hoenigman, Matashichi Kumagae, Matt Leyshon, Ron Garmon
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fine as a butterfly's wing, lovable as a beautiful smile, and as
profound and cruel as the bitterness of life." Diego Rivera