By Tony Sokol
BERLIN, Nov. 26, 2015 /Daily Offbeat/ — Hail Discordia, we love the number 23, maybe not when Jim Carrey conspires to make movies about it, but in any magical setting. The last 23 copies of the original first printing of “The Zaum of Zeena,” a collection of interviews, essays, quotes and images by Zeena Schreck, are available at her web site.
“The Zaum of Zeena: A Collection of Interviews, Essays, Quotes and Images” was written by Zeena Schreck, edited by Frank Haines and published by Heinzfeller Nileisist. The fine art zine was presented especially for the 10th annual NY Art Book Fair 2015, at MOMA/PS1, Sept. 17-20, 2015.
The book analyzes the life and art of Zeena Schreck, which “is best understood as a non-verbal trans-rational branch of her spiritual teaching,” according the book.
The book includes “Liberation under the Snow Moon,” which Zeena published in the Beatdom Magazine # 11 and “A Tale of Two Birds and Tantric Meditation,” which ran in Vice Magazine.
“The Zaum of Zeena” includes excerpts from an interview Zeena on spirituality gave to author Konstantinos. It also includes an analysis of Tantra that Zeena gave Che Chetty for the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics, University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa.
In another excerpted interview, Zeena discusses the recordings she made with her musical art project Radio Werewolf with Maxime Lachaud. An extract from “Mythos Wewelsburg: Fakten und Legenden” by Daniele Siepe, lets Zeena detail a specific position/asana she assumed in a scene from her Video Werewolf film “Germany: The Theory of Ruins” from 1992.
Zeena Schreck, also co-wrote “Demons of the Flesh: The Complete Guide to Left Hand Path Sex Magic,” with Nikolas Schreck.
Counter-culture icon Zeena Schreck is an American born, Berlin-based interdisciplinary artist, working as a photographer, graphic artist, musician/composer, writer, animal rights activist, magician and mystic. Her artwork stems from her mystical experience. Zeena has practiced and taught magic and meditation for over 30 years. The daughter of Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey, was exposed to magic and sorcery since her childhood. Between 1988-1993 Zeena was composer, vocalist, musician and graphic designer for the sonic magical musical project Radio Werewolf.
Zeena renounced the pseudo-satanic religion of her family in favor of Eastern left-hand spiritual lineages in the 1990s. She is currently a practicing Tibetan Buddhist yogini and the spiritual leader of the Sethian Liberation Movement, which was founded in 2002.