Pillars II – The Golden Eitr

Posted in > ANALYSIS by David on November 15, 2013

Photo Credit: Patrick John Larabee

David B. Metcalfe has a unique piece on la Santisima Muerte in the new Pillars Periodical Journal: Pillars II – The Golden Eitr (Anathema Publishing).  El señuelo de sus ojos vacantes (The lure of your vacant eyes) explores his search to encounter the truth behind this controversial devotional figure:

“Scouring news reports, passionate prayers, savage indictments and delicate devotions I was at a loss, unable to find Her nature. Her influence everywhere, yet nowhere a trace.

Her devotees smoking strong cigars, cigarettes, blowing sweet green smoke into Her empty grin. Leaving offerings of rum and candy, apples, flowers and faith. Living their lives under Her cloak, each day a gift, and Her eventual acceptance is, to them, a gateway leading to whatever lies beyond.

They sing Her praises, some speak in fear of Her potency, they turn to Her with pledges, pleas and petitions, yet all remain enigmatic when it comes to Her true nature. Those who tend Her shrines speak more of experience, and direct connection, but offer no clues to answer the impolite details of scholarly investigation.”

PILLARS .II. ‘The Golden Eitr’ (- Vol.1, Issue.2 -)

CONTENTS: “Hymn To Tannyin” by G. McCaughry, “Falx Of Sarusemjaza-Malestiel” by Ash Nostro Morg,“Consuming The Fruit Of Unlife” by Matthew Wightman, “The 20 Demons Of Fear” by Łukasz Grochocki, “Cosmology In The Christian Theological Tradition” by Stewart Clelland, “The Luminous Masquerade Of Qayin” by Patrick J. Larabee, “The Unforgiven” by Robin-the-Dart, “El Seoulo De Sus Ojos Vacantes” by David Metcalfe, “ÒRÚNMÌLÀ and the matrix of the cosmic design” by Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold, “The Invocation Of Tiamat” by Nikolai Saunders, “The Seed Of AChMOTh” by Cláudio César de Carvalho, “The Dissolving Edge Of Darkness And The Star” by Andrieh Vitimus, “Liber 0=11 Oracle Ov The Primal Kaos” by Edgar Kerval, “Of Serpents And Flames” by Matthew Venus,  “The Exemplar” by Kyle Fite.

ARTWORKS & ILLUSTRATIONS: by: Pierre Perichaud, Kevin Foy, Mitchell Nolte, Vænus Obscvra, Yoann Lossel, Elly Muerte, Alexander L. Brown, Cláudio César de Carvalho, Hagen Von Tulien, Antithesis, Paul McCarroll, Léon Ka, William Barry Hale, Valin Mattheis, Glyn Smyth & Kyle Fite.

EDITION SPECIFICATIONS: Format: 7.5 x 9.5 inches. 144 pages. Gold and black foil-stamped on Deluxe heavy art cover. Perfect Binding method. 16 color plates. Fine typography, illustrated with various fleurons, emblems, artworks and glyphs.

* Comes with a custom bookmark featuring artwork from Patrick J. Larabee.

** All copies of the Journal shall be ritually consecrated, hand-numbered, and fumigated with a specially devised Incense Blend made by Xonia Abyssos of Teufelskunst.

*** Limited to 250 copies. (only 220 copies available for public distribution)

David Metcalfe is a researcher, writer and multimedia artist focusing on the interstices of art, culture, and consciousness. He is a contributing editor for Reality Sandwich, The Revealer, the online journal of NYU’s Center for Religion and Media, and The Daily Grail.

Metcalfe writes regularly for Evolutionary Landscapes, Alarm Magazine, Modern Mythology, Disinfo.com, The Teeming Brain and his own blog The Eyeless Owl.  His work has been featured in The Immanence of Myth (Weaponized 2011), Chromatic: The Crossroads of Color & Music (Alarm Press, 2011) and Exploring the Edge Realms of Consciousness (North Atlantic/Evolver Editions 2012). Metcalfe is an Associate with Phoenix Rising Digital Academy, and is currently co-hosting The Art of Transformations study group with support from the International Alchemy Guild.