TOOL NEWSLETTER
DECEMBER 2012, E.V.


(INCLUDING A MINI CATALOG OF UNIQUE HOLIDAY GIFTS
& A MESSAGE FROM ALEX GREY)

Wanting to open presents are you? Well, as I’ve already announced on this very website, TOOL will be performing at OZZFEST in JAPAN in MAY of 2013. If you can’t make that show, there MIGHT be another gift or two under the tree – things unnoticed amongst the torn wrapping paper, ribbons and empty boxes. My best guess is that these ‘presents’ won’t be opened until after the holidays - knowing just how important it is to take your evergreen decorations down by January 5th. Though not on the 2012 reindeer-propelled sleigh, there are a couple of other Tool projects on the horizon that I am privy to, but, unfortunately, can’t comment on any further at this time… as was requested by the band’s management (Bah humbug with a British accent!).

Something that might be encouraging to some Tool enthusiasts is that while riding with Danny to Chili John’s yesterday, I heard a lot of new Tool music (sans Maynard). This was the most new material that I’ve heard so far, although a few of the riffs and arrangements were familiar. So, what did I think? Dare I say that it sounded like… Tool (some of it reminiscent to earlier Tool stuff, with other parts pushing the envelope), and I assume that it will sound even more like Tool once the vocal melodies, etc. have been added. To answer your next question, I cannot say how far along in the writing process the band is. If I had to GUESS, I would say more than half way (and keep in mind that in the past, at least, the writing went faster once the first few [more complex] songs were finished).

Now, for those still looking for some unique holiday gifts, here are a few suggestions that won’t break the bank – the first one being a FREE banishing formula just in case any of you happen to materialize in Marie Callender’s on some Sunday morning. “PHEUGE PAS KAKOS DAIMON!” – which some MIGHT recognize as “Away Every Evil Spirit” (Hey, what do you expect for free? You can always try what’s written in Crowley’s “The Star Ruby”, but with all those seeking pies, I’m not sure I’d take the chance).

HOLIDAY CATALOG

TOOL PILLOWS/HOODIE IN THE ON-LINE STORE

High quality decorative pillows made from recycled Tool shirts. Artwork includes “NET OF BEING” and “DA’ATH INTERBEING”

NEW TOOL HOODIE – “ENTAPHIOSIS”

DANNY

NEW: Check Danny’s web store for a limited number of signatureVic Firth sticks that were used by DANNY during a show, ans which have now been SIGNED by DANNY in purple ink. There is also a VERY LIMITED QUANTITY of USED DRUM HEADS on which DANNY has drawn an ESOTERTIC SYMBOL. For $50.00 MORE, these can be PERSONALIZED. (NOTE: DRUM HEADS ARE LIMITED TO ONE PER CUSTOMER). Watch the site for USED KICK DRUM PEDALS, etc. Also for sale in Danny’s store is a SACRED GEOMETRY PILLOW/DRUMSEAT CUSHION.

www.dannycarey.com

MAYNARD

TIM CADIENTE, long time supporter and photographer for TOOL, has released a LIMITED EDITION GICLEE. 500 48 x 22 Giclee prints numbered and SIGNED by MAYNARD and TIM. These will be available to order up until DECEMBER 17th.

ORDER

ALEISTER CROWLEY “DARK HALO” PRINT
WITH ORIGINAL (HAND-WRITTEN) PROSE-POEM

(AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH THE MERCH COLLECTIVE)
www.themerchcollective.com

12” x 16” UV ink print from an original charcoal drawing entitled “DARK HALO” by L.A.-based artist HEATHER McMILLEN. Strictly LIMITED TO ONLY 93 HAND NUMBERED and SIGNED COPIES printed on arches rives fine art paper. Artist depiction of the aged Great Beast 666 deep in contemplation with pipe full of perique. (Based on an old photograph of Crowley).

Print also includes an ORIGINAL, PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED 24-LINE PROSE POEM entitled “IDEALITY WITH A BEAST’S TEACUP”- INDIVIDUALLY HAND-WRITTEN, NUMBERED and SIGNED by BLAIR MacKENZIE BLAKE on parchment paper. The same ‘homage to Aleister Crowley’ prose-poem also comes with a PRINTED VERSION on quality paper. Highly collectible fine art piece and holographic mystical verses for all Crowley enthusiasts.

ALEISTER CROWLEY “THIRST” PREMIUM QUALITY TEE SHIRT

Tri-blend premium quality tee shirt featuring artwork by HEATHER McMILLEN (based on concepts by BLAIR MacKENZIE BLAKE). Front of shirt shows the famous hypnotic gaze of British occultist Aleister Crowley, beneath which are a crossed ‘SWAN’ FOUNTAIN PEN and CIRCA 1920’s HYPODERMIC SYRINGE. Back of shirt contains an in quotes verse from Crowley’s “The Diary of a Drug Fiend”, encircled by an ancient esoteric OUROBOROS symbol (designed by Heather McMillen).

ALEISTER CROWLEY COCKTAIL GLASS SET WITH ORIGINAL ‘BEASTLY’ DRINK RECIPES

Set includes FOUR PINT GLASSES with BAKED ON CROWLEY ARTWORK by HEATHER McMILLEN and ORIGINAL DRINK RECIPES by BLAIR MacKENZIE BLAKE.

GLASS ONE: “CHORONZON 333” features the magician Crowley in ceremonial garb with a recipe for a very potent, though quite palatable, cocktail created by using multiple types of liquor sequentially layered.

GLASS TWO: “BABALON RISING” contains the artist’s depiction of Crowley’s one time magical assistant, Leila (Laylah) Waddell, complete with the “Mark of the Beast” symbol between her breasts. Comes with recipe for a refreshing British Navy Rum-based drink (with a liberal splash of… No, it’s not what you’re thinking!)

GLASS THREE: “ CROWLEY COCKTAIL #69” features a portrait of the aging Great Beast 666 with shaven pate and hypnotic gaze. Includes the recipe for a pleasant concoction of effervescent champagne, Aphrodope Elixir and more. (A truly lovely coming together.)

GLASS FOUR: “HEMLOCK CLUB GREEN FLAME” contains the unicursal hexagram symbol of Crowley’s “Thelema”, along with a recipe for a flaming absinthe-based libation (being the modified version of an old classic – only now potentially more damning to one’s soul!).

ORDER

www.facebook.com/TheCrowleyCollection
www.twitter.com/Baphometstuff

ANTHOLOGY SERIES DARKLORE VOLUME 7

All sevenvolumes available at www.amazon.com
(Select “books”, and type “Darklore”)

VOLUME 7
www.dailygrail.com

VINCE DE FRANCO’S SYNAPSE PROJECT

“Whatever is brewing, it's brewing everywhere.  In addition to progress at the loft, it has come to light that Danny has been collaborating with engineer and inventor Vince De Franco again.  I recently posted the launch of the Synapse.  It's Vince's new product at Synesthesia, a cool hub to join all your electronic drum pedals and MIDI gear, and he is funding its development in a novel way; through crowd funding.  Whether you need one for yourself or you just want to see what crowd funding is all about, go check it out at”  SYNAPSE.

CHET ZAR’S “BLACK MAGICK” BOOK

CHET'S new book entitled "BLACK MAGICK" (designed by Mackie Osborne!) is now available and the author will be doing a signing this Monday, Dec 10th 7-9 pm at La Lus de Jesus gallery/Wacko:

http://www.laluzdejesus.com/shows/2012/Events/ChetZar/BlackMagick.htm

The book is now available from Last Gasp ORDER
and CHET'S web

ENTHEON INFO FROM ALEX GREY:

"Entheon" refers to a place to discover the God within. Alex first offered this name to the renowned Burning Man Camp, birthed in 2006, where many of the best and brightest visionary painters exhibited banners and live paintings in Entheon Village's various domes and sculptural tents.

At CoSM, Entheon, now under construction, will be the sanctuary of visionary art. The first exhibition at Entheon will be the art of Alex Grey including all twenty-one Sacred Mirrors plus over twenty-five of the best loved originals such as Theologue. Cosmic Christ and Net of Being.

The sculptural elements of this unique architectural design point to the transcendent unity of the world's wisdom traditions. New technologies in 3D scanning, modeling and printing will be utilized to bring this vision to manifestation. This enduring legacy is being manifested through the donations of many visionaries from all over the world.

Imagine the day you will visit Entheon. Come build with us.

Ways To Be Involved:

Become a Member of CoSM:

It takes a lot of angels to build a Chapel of sacred art and CoSM members are those angels. Art can be a spiritual path with Chapel building as the ultimate expression of mystic communion.    Become a member of CoSM and come build with us.  Membership is $100 for a calendar year.

[http://www.cosm.org/community/members/]

Make a Donation:

Donors who make a monthly contribution sustain the vision of CoSM.
[https://secure.cosm.org/np/clients/cosm/donation.jsp?campaign=9]

DONATE

Offer goods and services:

CoSM has many needs. Think of what you can offer. Our plumber is also a great chef and contributes his talent at Full Moon dinners. Professional gardeners and permaculture experts just helped save our fruit trees. Beautiful furniture has been donated and more is needed. CoSM needs a truck and another good working vehicle. Many have volunteered to cook, clean, garden and serve in so many ways. Be a part.”

ENTHEON

HAPPY TRAILS

BLAIR
JUSTIN
DANNY
MAYNARD
ADAM


 
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