Marina Abramovic “Spirit Cooking”

About Marian Abramovic:

Marina Abramović is a Serbian performance artist. Her work explores the relationship between performer and audience, the limits of the body, and the possibilities of the mind. Active for over four decades, Abramović refers to herself as the “grandmother of performance art. “She pioneered a new notion of identity by bringing in the participation of observers, focusing on “confronting pain, blood, and physical limits of the body.”

SPIRIT COOKER IS
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The origins of Spirit Cooking can be found in the preludes to production of the Cake of Light material, a sacrament in the religion of Thelema which was founded by Aleister Crowley. The original ritual, not of the same name, is performed during the cooking of Cake of Light wafers that is to be consumed during a religious gathering. The ingredients of the Cake of Light include honey, oil, menstrual blood and sperm. The sacrament is meant to symbolize the union between the microcosm, Man, and the macrocosm, the Divine, which is a representation of one of the prime maxims in Hermeticism “As Above, So Below.” The consumption of the Cake of Light is a fulfillment of the sacred circle of the connection between Man and the Divine. [✔]The ceremony of “spirit cooking” is the modern rendition of the 19th and 20th century rituals of the Cake of Light.[17]

Menstrual blood, semen and breast milk:
Spirit Cooking is an event and central ritual started by Marina Abramović, who is an artist known for her gory performances and occultist rituals. The ritual itself has deep influences from old occultist rituals performed prior to consumption of eucharistic meals during worship. In the 21st century, the ritual “spirit cooking,” popularized by Marina Abramović, has gained interest as an artistic experience, especially due to predominant news coverage in the late stages of the United States presidential election, 2016.

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