The Rise Of The Philosopher Queen


Joan Pope is the creator of Sex-Death-Rebirth, a religious movement for the new world. She is the Goddess Who Serves, and is immersed in utter devotion to her ministry, an audio-visual feast of Sexuality and the Sacred bound inextricably to light, colour and sound. Sex-Death-Rebirth is an emanation of pure desire and her work is always an act of worship; each prayer she sends is a sign and a sigil of humming flesh and communion. This project is a hypnotic barrage of imagery, word, and sound which brings together many ancient ideas through the modern streams of social media and forces you to bear witness.


Joan is self-taught as an artist and musician and holds a degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies, with a particular interest in comparative myth and religion. She is inspired by a group of writers who were living in interwar Paris who had their own sex-death cult; this project acts as a final reincarnation, a carnal toast to the Ancient Gods. She feels lost in the modern world and nostalgic for an ancient time well before her own. She is seeking The Sacred.


This is not a cult for the lost. No one set of beliefs to cling to, no mantras to sing. Sex-Death-Rebirth requires only your gaze and your desire for knowledge. Her expertise in comparative myth and religion, gnostic beliefs, and occult and tantric practices may guide you, but let it be known: you must think for yourself. A Philosopher Queen is one who gets you to ask questions. You are your own world, your own leader, your own guide. Joan will lend you her vision but you must learn how to take from it. The journey of self-discovery is not a path someone else can walk for you.


This is a gnostic cult, a headless religion; the knowledge comes from within.