Cross of St. Peter

Saturday, 30 April 2011

"Peter cross" redirects here. For other uses see Peter Cross (disambiguation)
"Inverted cross" redirects here. For the gymnastics move, see Rings (gymnastics)

The Cross of St. Peter or Petrine Cross is an inverted Latin cross traditionally used as a Christian symbol, but in recent times also used widely as an anti-Christ symbol (a meaning which is not valid with respect to traditional conventions of Christian symbolism).

In Christianity

Crucifixion of St. Peter by Caravaggio
Peter's Cross on a Lutheran Church

The origin of this symbol comes from the Catholic tradition that Simon Peter was crucified upside down, as told by Origen of Alexandria. The tradition first appears in the "Martyrdom of Peter", a fragmented text found in, but likely predating, the apocryphal Acts of Peter, which was written no later than 200 A.D. It is believed that Peter requested this form of crucifixion as he felt he was unworthy to be crucified in the same manner that Christ died (upright). As such, some Catholics use this cross as a symbol of humility and unworthiness in comparison to Christ.

According to Roman Catholicism, the Pope is Peter's successor as Bishop of Rome. Therefore the Papacy is often represented by symbols that are also used to represent Peter — one example being the Keys of Heaven, another the Petrine Cross. During Pope John Paul II's visit to Israel, he sat on a chair with the Cross of Peter cut into the back.

The inverted cross is also one of the traditional symbols used by Petrine Orthodox Sebomenoi.

Satanic and anti-Christian imagery

It has also often become associated with Satanic and anti-religious attitudes, as it is considered to represent the opposite of Christianity by inverting its primary symbol, the Latin Cross. As a result, this symbol has become very popular within anti-religion groups and among some extreme metal musicians, notably black metal ones. In popular culture, including films such as Rosemary's Baby, Exorcist: The Beginning and The Omen, Petrine Crosses are often displayed to represent Satan. Coincidental with this Satanic imagery, not only is Saint Peter the source of the inverted cross symbolism in Christianity, but Jesus once referred to Peter as "Satan", when he said to him "Get behind me, Satan! You do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.", in Mark 8:33 (see vade retro satana).

In Roman Catholicism the Petrine Cross is not seen as Satanic in any way. However, an inverted crucifix (a Latin cross with an artistic depiction of the crucified body of Christ upon it) is seen as immensely disrespectful, and could be used to represent Satanic forces.[citation needed] The distinction between a Cross of Peter and upturned Crucifix is sometimes obscured, leading to confusion about the acceptability of each symbol. This was seen when controversy arose over the aforementioned Papal visit to Israel; pictures of the Pope sitting before a Petrine Cross were widely circulated on the Internet in an attempt to prove that the Catholic Church is associated with Satanism and the Antichrist.

Black Roses

Black roses (roses of black color) do not exist in nature as such, but nevertheless have been created in laboratories. Botanists have manipulated roses' genes through preliminary cross breeding, creating a hybrid black rose. They are often featured in fiction with many different meanings and titles such as black magic, barkarole, black beauty Tuscany superb, black Jade and baccara and death varieties of roses. The flowers commonly called black roses are actually a very dark red color. Some roses are called black, but are actually just a dark shade of red, purple, or maroon. To deepen a color of a rose place a dark rose in a vase of water mixed with black ink.

The black rose is a rarely used symbol of the anarchist movement.

Black Rose Books is the name of the Montreal anarchist publisher and small press imprint headed by the libertarian-municipalist/anarchist Dimitrios Roussopoulos. One of the two anarchist bookshops in Sydney is Black Rose Books [1], which has been around in various guises since 1982. Black Rose was the title of a respected journal of anarchist ideas published in the Boston area during the 1970s, as well as the name of an anarchist lecture series addressed by notable anarchist and libertarian socialists (including Murray Bookchin and Noam Chomsky) into the 1990s.

Marilyn Manson

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Brian Hugh Warner (born January 5, 1969), better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician and artist known for his controversial stage persona and image as the lead singer of the eponymous band, Marilyn Manson. His stage name was formed from juxtaposing the names of two 1960s American cultural icons, namely, actress Marilyn Monroe and convicted multiple murder mastermind. Charles Manson as a critical and, simultaneously, laudatory appraisal of America and its peculiar culture.He has a long legacy of being depicted in the media as a detrimental influence on young people. The seemingly outrageous styles for which he models and the controversy surrounding his lyrics have led to his very pronounced public appeal.

He was born in Canton, Ohio, the only child of Barb (née Wyer) and Hugh Warner. Manson is of German descent on his father's side, and is a fourth cousin twice removed of Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan.

marilyn without make up

As a child, he attended his mother's Episcopalian church, though his father was Catholic. Warner attended Heritage Christian School from first grade to tenth grade. He later transferred to Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Manson graduated from high school in 1987, and became a student at Broward Community College in 1990. He was working towards a degree in journalism and gaining experience in the field by writing music articles for a South Florida lifestyle magazine, 25th Parallel. He would soon meet several of the musicians to whom his own band would later be compared, including My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult and Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails.

For a more comprehensive list, see Marilyn Manson discography.

* Portrait of an American Family (1994)
* Antichrist Superstar (1996)
* Mechanical Animals (1998)
* Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) (2000)
* The Golden Age of Grotesque (2003)
* Eat Me, Drink Me (2007)
* The High End of Low (2009)

Anton LaVey history

Anton Szandor LaVey (April 11, 1930 – October 29, 1997), born Howard Stanton Levey, was the founder of the Church of Satan as well as a writer, occultist, and musician. He was the author of The Satanic Bible and the founder of LaVeyan Satanism, a synthesized system of his understanding of human nature and the insights of philosophers who advocated materialism and individualism, for which he claimed no supernatural, metaphysical, or theistic inspiration.

Beginnings as a Satanist

In 1951 LaVey sought out a branch of the 'Order of Thelema' (i.e. Ordo Templi Orientis) in Berkeley. He was reportedly disappointed to find them so mystically-minded. A few years earlier he had ordered most of Aleister Crowley's books from his American follower John Whiteside Parsons. When John Symond's biography of Crowley, The Great Beast came out in 1952, LaVey concluded that the Thelemites founder was a druggy poseur whose greatest achievements were as a poet and a mountain-climber.

Church of Satan

LaVey began presenting Friday night lectures on occult and rituals. A member of this circle suggested that he had the basis for a new religion. On Walpurgisnacht, April 30, 1966, he ritualistically shaved his head in the tradition of ancient executioners, declared the founding of the Church of Satan and proclaimed 1966 as "the year One", Anno Satanas—the first year of the Age of Satan. Media attention followed the subsequent Satanic wedding ceremony of radical journalist John Raymond to New York socialite Judith Case on February 1, 1967. The Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle were among the newspapers that printed articles dubbing him "The Black Pope". LaVey performed Satanic baptisms (including one for Zeena) and Satanic funerals (including one for naval machinist-repairman third-class Edward Olsen, complete with a chrome-helmeted honor guard), and released a record album entitled The Satanic Mass.


Anton LaVey died on October 29, 1997, in St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco of pulmonary edema. He was taken to St. Mary's, a Catholic hospital, because it was the closest available. For reasons open to speculation, the time and date of his death was incorrectly (by two days) listed as the morning of Halloween on his death certificate. A secret Satanic funeral, attended by invitation only, was held in Colma.[citation needed] LaVey's body was cremated, with his ashes eventually divided among his heirs as part of a settlement.

Antichrist Superstar

Antichrist Superstar is the second full-length studio album by American rock band Marilyn Manson. It was released on October 8, 1996 by Interscope Records. It is a rock opera concept album and the first installment in a trilogy that includes Mechanical Animals and Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death). It spawned three singles (The Beautiful People, Tourniquet and Man That You Fear). Antichrist Superstar is currently the band's longest running studio album.

The record also raised public awareness of the band, turning them into a household name. This led to numerous protests from religious and civic groups such as the American Family Association due to the band's anti-Christian stance. It was produced by the band's frontman and Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. The album has sold over 7 million copies worldwide with 1.9 million of those copies being sold in the United States alone.

Satanic Bible

Saturday, 23 April 2011

The Satanic Bible, after the introductions by other authors, is divided into four books: the Book of Satan, the Book of Lucifer, the Book of Belial, and finally the Book of Leviathan. LaVey seems to have taken this hierarchy from The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage, in which these four demons serve as the chiefs of Hell.

The Infernal Diatribe introduces Satanism in dramatic fashion: through the verse of Ragnar Redbeard in Might is Right. Anton LaVey chose segments from different sections of Might is Right, and made slight changes to the verse to amend what he perceived as errors in logic or consistency with Might is Right. As Anton LaVey stated in his introduction to later editions of Might is Right, he found both considerable inspiration and glaring errors in that book, which made it, taken part by part, incompatible with his Satanic philosophy; it was instead the broader message that he found appealing, and the passages selected and changes made to best capture what he found appealing in Might is Right. The Book of Satan was also recited by LaVey in ritual ceremonies, in part or in whole, and his recording of The Satanic Mass includes a full recitation of The Book of Satan.

The Book of Satan is symbolically associated with the element of Fire.

some people say its Vampire History.. Maybe..

Vampir adalah tokoh dalam mitologi dan legenda yang hidup dengan memakan intisari kehidupan (biasanya dalam bentuk darah) dari makhluk hidup lain. Meskipun kepercayaan terhadap setan penghisap darah terdapat dalam berbagai budaya dan telah ada sejak zaman kuno, istilah vampir sendiri baru populer pada awal abad ke-18 setelah masuknya legenda vampir ke Eropa Barat dari daerah Balkan dan Eropa Timur.

Di daerah-daerah tersebut juga terdapat legenda mengenai makhluk-makhluk seperti vampir, misalnya vrykolakas di Yunani dan strigoi di Rumania yang juga ikut meningkatkan kepercayaan vampir di Eropa. Vampir dalam legenda Balkan dan Eropa Timur memiliki penampilan yang beragam (mulai dari makhluk mirip manusia sampai mayat hidup) sedangkan di Eropa Barat, vampir digambarkan sebagai makhluk yang berpenampilan rapi dan mewah. Adalah cerita The Vampyre (1819) karangan John Polidori yang membentuk citra tersebut. Karya tersebut dianggap sebagai karya tentang vampir yang paling berpengaruh di awal abad ke19 dan telah mengilhami karya-karya selanjutnya seperti Varney the Vampire dan bahkan Dracula.

Just Some Artwork

Friday, 22 April 2011

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this is some of my work.
I studied at Design School. And I really like working in the field of art.
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what is "GOTH"?

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Apa gothic?

Pertanyaan ini tentu saja tidak dijawab dalam satu kalimat. Sudah jelas bahwa gothic tidak hanya tentang musik, itu adalah gaya hidup, sensibilitas tertentu.
Ada sebagian pihak yang menganggap gothic untuk keren-kerenan saja. Lewat gothic mereka ingin dianggap hebat, dianggap “wah”, dianggap punya kekuasaan. Di Indonesia masih terdapat distorsi about gothic. Masih banyak yang sedikit tahu tentang gothic dan menjadi seorang gothess hanya untuk terlihat keren, wah dan beda, dijadikan sebagai publisitas diri. Sehingga masih banyak pula masyarakat yang perpandangan ‘miring’ about gothic karena para gothess yang asal gothess dalam berpenampilan dan berperilaku.

Menurut Collins Cobuild Dictonary Bahasa Inggris, kata "gothic" digunakan dalam tiga cara. Pertama-tama, 'memiliki bangunan seperti katedral yang gothic gaya arsitektur yang dibedakan oleh pilar tinggi, langit-langit kubah dan lengkungan tinggi menunjuk. " Lebih jauh lagi, 'gothic digunakan untuk menggambarkan cerita yang aneh, petualangan misterius terjadi di tempat-tempat gelap dan sepi seperti reruntuhan benteng. " Gothic juga 'gaya mencetak atau menulis huruf sangat meriah."

Kata 'gothic' ini sangat tua, dan digunakan dari Renaissance untuk menandakan gaya seni Abad Pertengahan. Sejarah gothic berasal dari nama suku bangsa jerman terutama bagian timur,visigoth, yang juga adalah saudara sub suku (biasa di sebut sub tribes) dari suku ostrogoth namun kemudian existensi ostrogoth menjadi misteri. , Suku Jerman pernah menyerbu Italia ketika putus dengan Kekaisaran Romawi. Pada abad ke -15, banyak orang yang ingin memunculkan ga ya klasik. Namun banyak orang italia yang tidak setuju karena merusak kekaisaran romawi.

Pada tahun sekitar 1800, banyak orang merasa tertarik untuk masa lalu dan kebangkitan hal gothic dan abad pertengahan masuk ke mode. pada tahun 1800, banyak produksi novel bernuansa gelap dan aneh, mereka mencampur dengan nuansa horor, teror, dan misterius dengan karakter khas ada lah seorang vampire.

Selama tahun 1980-an gothik style muncul kembali. Punk yang menonjol ketika abad 70-an ketika ada alternatif budaya khas non-konformis. Mungkin gothic datang sebagai semacam reaksi terhadap punk, pada saat yang sama sekelompok orang banyak yang bertukar selera tertentu. Musik merayakan suara, gelap, sisi gelap hidup dan memiliki daya tarik yang berbeda dengan kematian, sering digambarkan sebagai melankolis, murung, bahkan mengerikan Mereka terpesona oleh budaya gothic yang baru.

Sulit untuk memberikan tanggal pasti kelahiran gothic. Pada akhir dari banyak kelompok 70 yang baru muncul dengan suara agak gelap dan / atau gambar. Untuk menyebutkan beberapa: The Cure, Siouxsie, dan Banshees, The Damned, Adam & Ant, Ultravox, Killing Joke, The Sound, Angel Comsat dan Joy Division.Their New Wave atau musik pop gelap banyak mempengaruhi orang-orang yang kemudian menyebut dirinya gothic. Mungkin lagu gothic pertama sebenarnya adalah `Bela Lugosi mati 'oleh Bauhaus. Cerita berlanjut bahwa gothic berasal dari klub London gua kelelawar, tapi ketika klub ini dibuka pada tahun 1981, gothic sudah baik dalam perjalanan. Tapi band yang dilakukan di sana, seperti plum Perawan dan Orang Asing Pecandu Seks dengan citra horor mereka, membantu untuk menyebarkan gerakan ini.