Friday, 26 February 2010

PSYCHONAUT 75 interview
By Kerval
The name of Michael W. ford,is a very important name under the veils of the magickial worlds,occultism and musical defragmentations.This time we handled an in deep interview to explore some aspects reffering PSYCHONAUT 75,and also topics revealing important elements focusing into THE ORDER OF PHOSPHORUS,Luciferianism,THE BLACK ORDER OF THE DRAGON...Michael ford aka AKHTYA75,is the founde of LUCIFERIAN APOTHECA,where you shall find extensive ritual elements,books,talismans...
Also is worth to mention he has written alot of books focusing into sabbatic tratidion,luciferian path,astral vampirism,qliphotic sorcery among others...
some of his books are :
Liber HVHI: Magick of the Adversary
Adamu: Luciferian Tantra and Sex Magick
Book of the Witch Moon: Chaos, Vampiric & Luciferian Sorcery
Luciferian Goetia
Satanic Magick - Paradigm of Therion
The First Book of Luciferian Tarot
The Luciferian Tarot, art by Nico Claux
The Bible of the Adversary
Beginning Luciferian Magick
Gates of Dozak
Akhkharu - Vampyre Magick
Adversarial Light - Magick of the Nephilim
Scales of the Black Serpent - Basic Qlippothic Magick
Magick Of The ancient gods
Rites of the Antichrist - Art of Spiritual Lawlessness

Salut the name PSYCHONAUT 75,force me to think its a closest connection with Peter Caroll and Liber null & Psychonaut,so tell us more about magickal meaning behind the name and each one of the members involved in PSYCHONAUT 75?
At the time Psychonaut began I was recording with Valefor, a death-industrial concept which had released several cds, one of which was through Sweden’s Cold Meat Industry (under Death Factory) label. Around 1997 my magickial work lead me into different aspects of magick, some of which were grounded in astral projection and exploring different cultural manifestations of the shadow. I had started an intense magickial (note the spelling of ‘Magic-kia-al) working with Liber MMM at the time along with A O Spare’s death posture, although in a “nightside” manner. The first actual recordings under Psychonaut were the “Nekronaut” workings and then Liber AL Vel Legis. These would not really fit under “Valefor” so the called the project Psychonaut. Psychonaut initially was myself and joined with Darkat, who I worked with in the late 1990’s and a lady named Karen who recorded the “Zos Vel Thanatos” 7”ep with me. In 2001 or so I met Dana Dark who was equally interested in my concepts of Luciferianism and with Davcina I added the “75” in the Qabalistic direction of Lucifer, to embody this sense of light and self-illumination. I have worked with a ton of people through the years with Psychonaut 75, from Tyler Davis of Ajna (he worked with EARLY Psychonaut 75), Tommie Vain (who ended up in prison after stabbing a man in a fight), Dana Dark, Davcina, Darkat and several others.

So, in a way we could say, PSYCHONAUT 75 reflects its own eclectic nature and paradigmatic paths focusing chaos magick as a dynamic force moving in all directions all the time?
Let me be clear with my focus on our direction. We are not “Chaos magick” in the sense we shift paradigms, there is one paradigm to P75 and that is the Adversarial Current in the various manifestations, cultural and artistic. Chaos Magick in that we utilize any tool needed in the sorcerous dreaming flesh of our sonic workings. Psychonaut 75 explores through willed direction various aspects of culture, ritual and the Adversarial Spirit in various forms, thus we are ‘limitless’ in this nature. It is the 75 or “light” ensorcelled in darkness.

Does such dynamism and eclectic nature is present when we observe the musical sound at "The Pylon Of Daath",full of primitive ritual soundscapes,and "Hellmachine" floating more into dark electro with industrial elements? Psychonaut 75 is a project which is not limited to specific genre; this has made it a ‘tough sell’ to labels over the year. Labels, by definition offer by labeling something to the public, listener’s specific to a genre. Psychonaut 75 explores in several different genres, thus it is not as “popular” as say Black Funeral or such. We are inspired musically by early industrial groups BEFORE it was popular to conform to a specific type of sound, which you see so commonly today. As long as Psychonaut 75 exists, it will record and manifest my Will according to the sound I desire.

So tell us more about the excellent "Liber Al Vel Legis" album, so what do you find so fascinating from current 93? Under which expressionism relating visual patterns do you represents PSYCHONAUT 75? My workings with a Sinister Tradition guild in the USA led me to Thelema, which I worked well within the 1990’s. I first began the structured, disciplined work of Aleister Crowley in my own HGA working, which was the recording of Liber AL Vel Legis. The name “Amel” which was found in dreaming work “Samael” my own HGA. The structure of Thelema, applied with Grant’s extensive study of the Tunnels of Set led to a deeper practice of Left Hand Path magick, thus emerging Luciferianism. That is the essence of that working called “Liber AL Vel Legis” by Psychonaut 75.

Is known you are involved into several forms of magick...So does Luciferianism a way of never-ending wisdom, to search inside our own light though our own instincts, and mental capabilities?
Yes indeed, the balance of darkness and light and how both interplay and feed from each other. Our foundation is chaos, the never ending stream of devouring darkness which fuels our need for wisdom and self-illumination. It is a type of cosmic-wolf age where in the strong devour the weak and the wise devour the strong type ideal. That is the expression of Psychonaut 75. I am strongly inspired by art, visual art like Marjorie Cameron-Parsons, Austin Osman Spare, Giger, Rex Church, Dore and so many other styles and interpretations. If you view our Psychonaut 75 sigil (2010), it is a union of the first version of the logo and a new direction. There is a sigillic formula of our ascension in the essence of P75 as a vessel of Sonic Black Magick.

In which way the works of Austin Osman Spare and its sigil methods, are important elements which can be reflected in your magickal paths and obviously though your musical this case PSYCHONAUT 75?
We recorded “THE WITCHES SABBAT” inspired by our Sabbatic-dreaming work in the 1990’s, Kenneth Grant was kind enough to allow me to use the Spare images in the CD booklet – the Four Flying Witches of Spare’s sabbatic formula was above my altar at the time of that recording, thus a major source of focus. These aspects of exploring and utilizing the power of the subconscious mind are essential to P75 and our work.

Any new album to be released soon and how is the development of PSYCHONAUT 75 as a live performance? Which suggestive and obsessive ideas, visions are crossing your mind at the present moment through PSYCHONAUT 75, as a dynamic force in your existence?At current, I have recorded an album based on my own personal vampyric practice of Babylonian-Chaldean spirits, projecting and utilizing blood-sigil magick and sorcery. This fueled the new recordings and the aim will be to act as a sonic gateway for these specific spirits to manifest. I look forward to the new CD being issued in due course. There are of course other aspects of P75 recording right now, as I am involved in many magickial workings from different elements of cultural perspectives – from Ancient Egyptian, Persian, Chaldean-Babylonian to Western Occultism elements within Luciferianism as I have written it.

So, reveal us a few about The Order Of Phosphorus, and its
initiatory paths, focusing into Mental freedom, self discipline and self enlightment are principal point of the order? TOPH is an international order of Luciferians who under a decidingly “rigid” grade working structure and by the Will of the initiate can ascension occur towards the Black Light of Lucifer, inherent of the Black Flame. This initiatory structure embraces the Adversary as a bringer of Chaos and the Order defined in a temporary sense by the Black Adept. It is real Magick and is not focused on “feelings” and “theories” but the actual application and results of Adversarial Magick from my grimoires. The aim of TOPH is to create powerful “gateways” of Adversarial Power, thus we are increasing the standard of occultists and left hand path practitioners. This order is not for sheep, we don’t lead them around and they are expected to achieve by their own Will alone.

In connection last questions just give us some more in deep details referring, The Order of Set-Aapep, Ordo Azariel and Ordo Algol,to those who don't know such paths of initiation?
The Black Order of the Dragon, a Vampyric-Black Adept order I was a co-founder of in 1993 exists as the head of TOPH, it is very much an order of the spiritual predator and requires much practice and discipline from TOPH initiates to enter. BOTD has been known to cause mental breakdowns in some initiates as they are unable to deal with the spiritual and mental chaos of this type of vampyric magick. We prepare them via TOPH and our inner orders to be able to withstand this force of the Black Flame in its most primal aspect. The Order of Set-Apep, Ordo Azariel and other avenues assist in this process.
In which way do you think Psychonau't music has evolved such ideological such as musical until now, and there is any possibility to hear again the rawness and primitive ritual sound created at the very beginning? Of course, Psychonaut 75 will evolve as my magickial and musickal work continues. The primitive ritual sound is reemerging at the moment and will continue according to my Will.

So, due your occupations just some questions, so thanx for your time Michael...burning the lamp of wisdom, through the black veils of daath!! Just final words here please.Thank you for the interview, great work with your music project as well and keep to illuminating the Black Flame. Understand that Luciferian Magick/Adversarial Magick is about strengthening the Will, ascending through becoming a force of black chaos and rising up as a God or Goddess. Luciferians at the heart of it are not inverse Christians seeking defilement, rather Spiritual Predators who feed from the energies of life and death to achieve spiritual immortality. That is the ultimate goal after a life well lived in accordance with your desires


"Ai Ma Ra" Double Cd 2009
(Aural Hypnos)

Spectral soundscapes converging through unlimited realities, astral emanations which were taken from different ritual sessions between the years of, from such unknown dark regions emerges "Ai Ma Ra" as a latent procreative atavism, which has been developed under hermetism and now finally revealed through two cds.Mostly of the title album and descriptions are focused into the ancient methods of Via Negativa.Yet those with a more ratiocinative predilection may glean divergent insight from cognate attributes of the twelve aesterisms of the zodiac, the twelve steps of the venerable path of the Alchymist and so forth. The enigmatic, unknown voyage to "Ai Ma Ra" Cd 1...emerges through "Stillatory Of Umbrae”, a mysterious composition with dense elements and slow percussive fragments, and dismal chorus penetrating slowly the atmosphere of the whole track. The highest aspect here is how the tracks at the whole albums evolves, transformating in spectral paradises full of diverse convergences and abstract realities."Unto Chthonic Waterways Consigned" is the second track...strings gathered from the unknown to open resurgences of obscure melodies; everything here turns so eerie, bathed with such dismal atmospheres, which enrich the whole structure of the composition."HibernaculuM", transports yourself to such inner regions of your subconsious, always bringing meditative, ritual elements through a high perspective, due the mysterious atmosphere evoked here."Coffin Chrysalis”, cymbals crawling from the utter darkness, obscure passages and dense drone ambient soundcapes covering the main structure of the, next comes "Cryptomphalos", built into Eastern soundscapes but still floating in its own magickal cell, the whole track is a very impressive expression of ritual magickal passages, at moments transporting me to Persia to the Angra Mainyu's cult, due the atmospheres created through the whole track. And closing the Cd 1 is "The Urn" dwells from different instruments as the whole

tracks, but this time including vibrational gongs, and suggestive harp sounds which together emerges as ritualistic atmospheres from start to finish. The whole ritual passages here transport you to another level s of existence. The ritual consecration continues through the second Cd which is a live performance in Londinium. "Abodes Of Daybreak”, an exposition of diverse instruments building enigmatic passages full of mysticism and magick.wind gongs, sunbean strings and other devices gathered for this trance ritual voyage."Intra-Arboretum”, floats into a secret pattern rapped on a fretted wooden gate. Using some wood and bronze percussion, horns, Harmonium and hollow bones, crawling you to the most mysterious labyrinths created by ARKTAU EOS."Adjustments Of The Magnetic Corpse”, a magickal experience worth to explore due nature of the track,sutile atmospheres charged with dense moments, voices crawling from within and transforming into ritual mantras, creating."Oracle Of Frozen Sands”, is one of such dense atavisms manifested through soundscapes, eerie atmospheres and subterranean passages submerging you in a state of luciferian gnosis, in which everything is possible. "Retrocession Into Astrolit" Of the route of return, and the sun-bearing waters...keep on its strong nature focused into dense black corridors, penetrating slowly your mind through such suggestive mantras and percussive elements. Perhaps one of the best tracks here. The final track here is "Nails Of power”, absorbing and transforming the whole substance of chthonic forces into a sole atmosphere full of singing bowls,gongs,percussive soundscapes and spectral evocations emerging from the core of the astral realm generated by ARKTAU EOS. An album with in deep interesting elements. "Ai Ma Ra" was first conceived within a specifically consecrated cell, closed to prying eyes and sealed shortly afterwards. May those daring to breach its peace find the sophic lamps still alight! "Ai Ma Ra", pressed in 1.000 copies, comes in a sturdy, deep green cardboard box stamped with the mark of ARKTAU EOS. Contained within is an 8-page booklet bound in tête-bêche format on high quality paper, a small talismanic print, and two CDs.

"Taiwaskivi" CD + DVD 2009
(Aural Hypnox)
HALO MANASH, has never sleep, they were just floating in its own luminosity, and risen again through the primordial darkness, with a very interesting purpose, as the whole productions generated by Aural Hypnos. This time HALO MANASH emerges, with an opulent work of solar ambient and primordial Ur music. "Taiwaskivi" is one of such transformative sonic mantras, emanating its own primordial and spectral forces through this existential plane,"Taiwaskivi" is self transformation focusing in trance ritual elements producing the entering to another facet of reality, to transcend the primitive atavisms of past Aeons in time. The primordial cell floating in a void full of possibilities, consisting of seven interrelated tracks opening with "Crossing Over-Wings Rise Radiant”, Solar emanations emerging from darkness, through dense elements and eerie atmospheres, crawling though ritual ambient soundscapes.The Pilgrimage voyage continues through "Burial-Self Flesh Given As Offering To All”, is an obscure ritual march built into agonic atmospheres and voices coming from the nothingness converging into trance evocative atmospheres, revealing the in deep mysteries gathered though "Taiwaskivi". The use of diverse instruments such as Gongs, ritual drumming sounds, field recordings, string instruments, bells, voices and more we are discovering through the enigmatic exposition of sounds generated at the whole release. "Summoning-Toward CardinalPoints,Into All Worlds" keeps on the tension and obscure nature into representative atavistic forms ,gathering slowly and offering strong soundscapes dressed into sutile but dense atmospheres. "revealing-The Celestial Crown Reflecting Rays Of Sol And Shade" seems as Horns announcing the coming of stellar races into earth, the primigenian ancient gods evoked through such ritual mantras with so diverse and provocative soundscapes collapsing all the time, and offering you more, than just music."Renunciation-A Jewel Bowl For The Final Feast”, Percussive defragmentative sounds, and ghastly atmospheres gathered around subliminal passages and voices coming from the other side of eden. "Conjunction-A Vessel Springing With Nectar From The Skybound Source" and "Consummation-Bathed In Sacred Fire" closes the release offering us a sequence of tracks with such enigmatic,mysterius ,vibrational structures bathed with the evocative sounds only generated by a magickal act as HALO MANASH.An air of finality abounds, as “Taiwaskivi”, although a complete work in itself, can also be viewed as the third and final facet of a tripartite series of works that are part of one holistic creation – a treelogy, with seed, root, trunk and finally, branches. Being the culmination of an ascending journey through the aforementioned realms within and without, “Taiwaskivi” is the celestial crown at the peak, reaching toward Sol, source and beyond; it is the leaves and fruit of the branches and their skybound nectar ever-flowing - the sacred fire, the consummation and conjunction of all. This Release also includes a DVD...visual enchantments through subliminal nature images and its close interrelationship against HALO MANASH,elementals.almost 50 minutes in which you can feel the enigmatic realms explored by HALO MANASH,evoking distant passages and suggestive rituals,mudras,everything created exclusively for this release. At moments you shall experiment desolated landscapes and hybrid scenarios covered by the enigmatic HALO MANASH shapes, moving, through ritualistic postures. Without a doubt the best release coming to my hands in many times, due its own magickal nature as such as vast obscure passages explored at both sides, the visual and audial ones. The final part of the DVD offer us a nightly dark ritual, evocations converging through atavistic masks and flames burning beyond the starlit sky...The whole DVD was filmed on location in the North and South 2007-2009. The album comes Comes in a hand finished cardboard booklet. Two different editions are available; regular CD edition and CD + DVD with inserts. Both are limited to 500 copies.