On the Powers of the Sphinx

release date : april 2nd 2010
on LP by Ajna Offensive
reference : none

release date : may 1st 2013
on CD by The Ajna Offensive & Kunsthauch
reference : FLAME56 - KUNST027

Saturnalia temple - To Know
Nightbringer- To Will
Nihil Nocturne - To Dare
Aluk Todolo - To Keep Silent

" The Ajna Offensive unveils a manifold collaboration in sound and image, presenting all original songs and artworks,
crafted with the exclusive aim of evoking the Powers of the Sphinx..

The allegory of the Sphinx points to Man. Both are composed of the four Elements, but in Man they exist in different proportions and are unbalanced,
while in the Sphinx the Elements are harmonious and synergistic. The Sphinx represents the perfected Man, the Magus.
The Four Powers of the Sphinx are "the four words of the Magus,"
the "four indispensable conditions" which bring Man to the state of perfection and balance.

Confronting the Riddle through image, painter Benjamin Vierling has created a series of visuals
that demonstrate the fourfold process of the Sanctum Regnum.
Beginning with the cover illustration, the initiate passes beyond the threshold, like Oedipus, into the impermeable spheres,
wherein each performer has conjured a musical rite for one of the elemental quadrants, the intention being sealed with a unique glyph.
The synthesis and transmutation is sealed on the obverse of the presentation. "