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z2square200Zero Equals Two is a blog on magical news and culture sponsored by U.S. Grand Lodge, O.T.O. A diverse collective of contributors comb the worlds of magick, art, science, history, philosophy, and more every day for articles and events of interest to Thelemites and other modern free-thinkers and explorers, collecting them on this blog for your enjoyment.

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  • William Blake: The Artist at the Tate SEPTEMBER 2019 – FEBRUARY 2020
    2018/06/22

    London’s Tate Gallery will be hosting an extensive exhibition of the work of Gnostic saint William Blake September 11, 2019 –  February 2, 2020. The museum’s site says:

    “The most comprehensive survey of William Blake’s work to be held since 2001, William Blake: The Artist will rediscover him as a visual artist for the 21st century. With around 300 works, including his watercolours, paintings and prints, the exhibition will provide a comprehensive overview of Blake’s achievements and ambitions across a range of media.

    “William Blake is a universal artist – an inspiration to visual artists, musicians, poets and performers worldwide. His personal struggles in a period of political terror and oppression, his technical innovation, his vision and political commitment, have perhaps never been more pertinent.

    “The exhibition will foreground his relationship with the art world of his time and tell the stories behind some of the most iconic images in the history of British art. It will also create a unique and highly atmospheric space in which to engage with Blake’s work and allow visitors to come as close as possible to seeing his works as he wished them to be seen. ”

    You have plenty of time save money for the trip, lodgings and yr tix:

    http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/william-blake-artist.

  • A Career in Sexology
    2018/06/22

    Very few universities offer a degree in sexology, and despite sex being ubiquitous to humanity, it’s a comparatively new field of study. Vice points out:

    Academically speaking, the boundaries of sexology are still somewhat vague. It can be generally defined as the study of sex and relationships, but that can touch on just about any discipline; from biology to business to sociology to engineering. The work of a sexologist could include working with trauma victims, assisting sex workers with legal challenges, educating doctors in developing nations, or designing sex toys. As a result, sexology is often seen as a multidisciplinary approach to sexual and intimate wellbeing.

    Suppose you become a sexologist. Where can life take you with this education? Here are some possible career paths:

    • Pro Dom(me)/Switch
    • Sex Educator
    • Reproductive Health Educator
    • Sex Therapist
    • Sexological Bodyworker
    • Abortion Doula
    • Personal Trainer
    • Sex Toy Designer/Tester
    • Sex Work Advocate

    Reaching out to every ethnicity, talking about the curriculum, talking about pleasure: these are all ways to take sex out of the shadows and into the world.

    What Can You Do with a Degree in Sexology?

  • Genus Sororum Exhibit Opens in NYC TODAY
    2018/06/22

    Stephen Romano Gallery has announced the opening of the Genus Sororum exhibit Friday June 22 from 6pm – 10pm and continues from 12 noon – 9pm Saturday June 23 and Sunday June 24 2018 at THE LIVING GALLERY OUTPOST 246 E 4th St, New York, NY. DisInfo.com posted these details about the exhibition:

    “…an exhibition of images and works by artists which deal with themes of witchcraft, magic, esoterica, alchemy, spells, conjuring, divination, incantation, necromancy, occultism, theosophy, prophecy, soothsaying, sorcery, thaumaturgy, voodoo, abracadabra and hocus-pocus, all for the purpose of opening your third eye.

    “Participating artist Alexis Palmer Karl said of the exhibition “There are works, that when shown together, become a living breathing entity: the parts of the whole corresponding in form and spirit with one another. This is so with Genus Sorurum, where the thirteen artists define all that it means to exist in this world as a woman; illustrating the passage of life itself, from the geometric perfection of our very beginnings, to the stark resonance of our impending mortality. The artists illustrate the passage of time and ultimate magic of existence. The works are spells, sacred and shamanic in their feminine presence, while effectively drawing forth each artist into the realm of the immortal as they persistently echo into our future…calling. ‘Look! I am here!’”

     

    Here’s a music video being presented at the exhibit, by Paralax Born The Witch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=RFFBYK58ecg.

    For more information and images from the exhibit visit:

    http://disinfo.com/2018/06/genus-sororum-at-the-living-gallery-a-witch-is-born-out-of-the-true-hungers-of-her-time-ray-bradbury/.

  • Art Exhibition Including Work Based in Enochian
    2018/06/21

    Here’s some advance coverage  posted at TheMusic.com of an exhibition of “responsive installation, performance,” occult art, digitally generated audioscapes and photographic collections co-curated by O=II contributor Barry William Hale (which indicates why his posts have been scarce of late — HE’S BEEN PUTTING THIS TOGETHER!)

    “With NOKO|HYPRKUB 210, Barry William Hale (occult artist) and Scott Barnes (sound designer) have collaborated to build a work around the Enochian alphabet, a divine language revealed to Queen Elizabeth I’s court astrologer and magician, Dr John Dee in late 16th century England. Several large, black and white pieces adorn the walls. The strong curved lines and their painted medium evoke feelings of tribal ceremony, Maori or Gaelic scripts.

    “Thirty photographic works by William Mortensen on loan from the Stephen Romano Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, also make an impressive addition to the exhibition. Better known for his Hollywood portraits in the 1920 to 1940s, William Mortensen was shunned by his peers for his art. Macabre, mysterious, and wickedly beautiful images of witches, hags and rituals. As evident in the works, Mortensen was a gifted photographer, his techniques include etching and composite images. Ahead of his time, his talent almost went unrecognised because of the bias critics had towards his choice of subject matter.

    “Hidden behind a curtain at the back of the gallery space, you could almost miss the work of the curator himself Brendan Walls – TohuVBohu. Walls has created a sacred space drenched in symbolism. Combining lighting and music with sound responsive technology; plates of salt, sulphur and mercury are laid out in readiness …”

    Read the entire article: http://themusic.com.au/arts/reviews/2018/06/20/invisible-house-salamanca-arts-centre-dark-mofo-katie-little/.

  • Summer Solstice Feast
    2018/06/21

    Today, 21 June 2018, is the Summer Solstice, and with it comes celebration. As you no doubt already know, it’s the longest day of the year; that is, we get more sun in these 24 hours than we will until the next Summer Solstice. In Winter we celebrate the opposite end of the spectrum.

    The Sun asks, When is Litha 2018 and what summer solstice blessings and traditions do pagans follow on the longest day of the year?

    USA Today says, Sweat season is here: Summer solstice arrives Thursday.

    The Weather Channel adds, Summer Solstice 2018: Facts to Know About the Longest Day of the Year.

    Bustle proclaims, What The 2018 Summer Solstice Means For You, Based On Your Zodiac Sign.

    It is written in Liber AL vel Legis II:36, “There are rituals of the elements and feasts of the times.” We offer some recipes that may enhance your feast.
    Tomato Ombre on Grilled Rustic Bread

     

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