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As all that is solid melts to air and everything holy is profaned...

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Black Flame, Silver Star EOE 3 1985

Encyclopaedia of Ecstasy Volume Three:  Black Flame, Silver Star.

"One must have chaos within oneself to give birth to a dancing star" [F. Nietzsch]

1985. In February the Molesworth Peace Camp was evicted. At the beginning of March the 1984/5 Miners Strike ended. In March/April myself and Pinki (as she still was) went on 120 mile anti-nuclear protest march from Sizewell to Molesworth. In Aptril/May Pinki went on a women's walk from Avebury to Stonehenge with eco-feminist pagans Starhawk and Monica Sjoo.

On 1 June there was the Battle of the Beanfield. Later in June we started on a 'People's Walk' to Stonehenge before ending up on Solstice eve in a storm on top of Bratton/ Westbury white horse hill. Pinki got involved in the Stonehenge Campaign as Tanith Ma'at , Priestess of the Black Flame and Silver Star so she could argue for access to Stonehenge for a lunar month each summer on a religious grounds.

In late August/ September we went to Greenlands farm b Glastonbury where travellers who had survived the eviction of Molesworth and the Beanfield for a meeting to discuss the future of the festival and stayed until October. Ozric Tentacles played a free gig there. I found a facsimile edition of William Blake's 'Milton' in  Glastonbury and read it sitting in a field with Arthur Mix.

Back in London, no longer involved in All the Madmen, EOE 3 was written.