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To Sic A Goddess
(Black Lesbian Fishermen)
In ancient Greece the hierophant was the priest of the Eleusinian cult who interpreted sacred objects. The Eleusinian Mysteries were initiations and celebrations held every year to honor Demeter and Persephone (associated with the Empress in tarot). As there are no actual spells and magical rights from the Eleusinian mysteries, we had to find something similar to what may have been performed. So we looked to the Papyri Graecae Magicae which contains magical spells, formulae, hymns and rituals from ancient Greece. “To Sic a Goddess” is part of a coercive spell to anger the goddess Selene and get her to destroy another person. It contains a disgusting litany of ingredients for a truly dreadful incense. While most likely not something that was performed at the Eleusinian celebration, we liked it's playful decietfulness and absurd recipe for disaster. I like to imagine it could have been performed, in private, by a jealous woman who may just have been an initiate into the Eleusinian Mysteries…

To Sic a Goddess by Black Lesbian Fishermen

She is burning for you some dreadful incense
Dappled goat's fat, blood, and filth
the heart of one untimely death of a dog
a woman's embryo, skin of a doe
sour wheat husks, salt, and a single onion
mastic and myrtle, bay and barley
dog-faced baboon shit, crab claws, fig, and fruit pits

sage and the egg of a young ibis…
she's placed them on your altar!
then set fire to juniper
sacrificed a mouse, a seahawk, and a vulture!

Black Lesbian Fishermen are an ambient/drone/experimental collective immersed in the teachings of the hidden masters and the exploration of tsipouro and tsipoura. They are:

NIKOS FOKAS (Gr)
Keyboards, Treatments
Wants to die like Giordano Bruno; with his tongue imprisoned for his wicked words

R LOFTISS (USA)
Bowed Guitar, Vox, Glass Flute, Synth
Believes that, in the end, talking animals will lead us home by the light of the moon

STRATIS SGOURELIS (Gr)
Bass, Treatments
Has been on a Jazz Odyssey and sacrificed a bull to Charalambos

ALAN TRENCH (UK)
Guitar, fx, Vox
Is an active member of the Astral Underground Drainage System

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