Dana Varahiis creating magickal media
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I dedicate my life
to the occult and want to share this passion with others. I
specialise in media and communication, be it making films or evoking
spirits. I invite you to join me in creating an amazing array of
content designed to induce trance, conjure entities, accompany your
rituals, entertain, inform and inspire your life and that of the
Your support will be
invaluable. Your financial input will allow me to invest in better
equipment, travel to more wonderful and strange locations and
interview fascinating and magickal people. Your feedback will enable
me to grow and improve my work. Having you as a supporter will
increase my confidence and allow me to dream greater dreams. I will
bring them to manifestation and you will add potency to this magick.
You will be rewarded on many levels.
You can choose to
familiarise yourself with my projects and their content. As you
immerse yourself in the sounds and images you realise that what I do
comes from deep within myself. This experience reaches you directly,
that's why you feel more incline to support what I do.
Myself and my spouse Anton Channing work together on the alchemical.tv project. Magick and film brought us together. We live
together and film together. We share the enthusiasm. We edit using
open source software and release films on Creative Commons
Attribution Share Alike (CC BY-SA 2.5) license. I direct the majority
of this work and Anton sponsors it.
So far we have
produced short narrative dreamlike films exploring elementals,
cryptids and shapeshifters, and a series of abstract videos that
combined form Emerging Tetractys trance piece. We also made an
interview documentary with Nick Coughlan exploring H. P. Lovecraft,
body consciousness and other strangeness, illustrated with Nick's
captivating artwork. I also created two short stop motion animations
and a half an hour long sun rise meditation. We would like to produce
Our long term plan
involves doing interviews and documentaries about the life and work
of contemporary magicians, mystics and experiencers, both known and
obscure. We want to explore places of magical significance, local
mythologies, record rituals and activities surrounding magick as it
We would like to
produce more narrative films exploring the weird and unknown and
produce a series of abstract trance inducing video sigils and
At the moment, time
and funding restrict our range and capabilities and we hope to
overcome those limitations. With your help everything is possible...
My solo pursuit in
search of inspiring, evocative sounds that can be used
ritualistically, incorporated into film soundtracks, music and every
CC BY-SA 2.5 project you can dream of. I fully dedicate myself to
this. I get up in the middle of the night or at dawn, I get to many
locations and stay still in deep meditation even in the cold and rain
just to capture the spirit of the moment. I take my recorder
everywhere I go. As I do the recording I immerse myself in the
spirits of the place completely. I open my ears to it and listen
focusing my attention on nothing else. I breathe with its rhythm and
end recording when the magick fades. When you listen to Glen Faramach
you may allow your consciousness to travel to this space-time and
experience it for yourself.
I have been
producing and publishing these sounds since 2011. Doing this exciting
work sometimes feels like being a SETI scientist. I broadcast and
wonder is anybody listening? E.T. do you read me? That's where you
come in! You will be my E.T.'s!
My next project
involves mixing Glen Faramach tracks into primeval, animalistic
trance tunes. I have created four of them so far and intend to make a
full album released on CC BY-SA 2.5 license.
The creation of art and photography accompanies the development of my other projects. I enjoy drawing, painting and making digital works. Some of them find their way into my films, like the seal drawings I made for the 'Selkie', or the elemental triangles and the photograph of a tree stump troll in 'Earth, Air, Fire and Water' segment of 'Emerging Tetractys'. Photography helps me to become a better camera person by developing an eye for the detail and better composition. I share my photographs on Deviant Art.
My magick and art would not be the same without the ability to
communicate my ideas to others. I love sharing my insights, thoughts
and experimentations. Writing can be the best way to do so. I would
like to dedicate more time to produce quality essays and blogs
focusing on the intersection of magick with the media in the broadest
sense of both words. Area of my interest in this regard covers
technology, ritual, spirit communication, demonology, semantics, NLP,
hypnosis, visual culture, mythology and folklore. I will be able to
dedicate more time to the exploration of these subjects provided I
get more support and encouragement from people like yourself.
When I created stop motion shorts I designed and made everything
including the puppets and the set. Animation requires a lot of time
and patience and a lot of materials. I would like to be in a
position to hire a studio and produce stop motion again. For now I
have to satisfy my crafty side with other projects. I enjoy creating
magickal artefacts, jewellery and sculptures amongst many other
things. These help to enrich my films as props.
I want to progress by increasing all these activities a notch at a time. I am starting small and hope to get bigger and better as we go along. As my patron you will be receiving a newsletter with updates on my creative processes, due credit on project websites, torrents full of creative and magickal content, access to bonus materials, personalised gifts and many more exciting things. It will be fun so hop on board!