Month in Review: December 2018

 An overview of my creative works made in the past month (I will be updating this post again at the end of the month.)

An overview of my creative works made in the past month (I will be updating this post again at the end of the month.)

COLLAGE

 North Node in Taurus, South Node in Scorpio by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

North Node in Taurus, South Node in Scorpio by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 The Celestial Temple by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Celestial Temple by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Hails To The False Profits by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Hails To The False Profits by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 The Worship Of Growth And Decay by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Worship Of Growth And Decay by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Annunciation by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Annunciation by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Marduk vs. Tiamat by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Marduk vs. Tiamat by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 The Birth of Athena by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Birth of Athena by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)


VIDEO


PHOTO

 Let There Be Light by Joan Pope

Let There Be Light by Joan Pope

 Descent by Joan Pope

Descent by Joan Pope

 Selket by Joan Pope

Selket by Joan Pope


To be continued…

Week in Review: Nov 26-Dec 1

 An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

COLLAGE

 Stop and Smell The Roses, Inspire The Spirit by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Stop and Smell The Roses, Inspire The Spirit by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 New Religious Movement by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

New Religious Movement by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Venus Cathedral by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Venus Cathedral by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Saturn in Sagittarius by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Saturn in Sagittarius by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)


MUSIC

 Temple ov Saturn - ▽, out now on  Bandcamp.

Temple ov Saturn - ▽, out now on Bandcamp.

A shamanic embrace of the power of water in 5 parts. May be useful for purification rituals and for healing traumas related to childbirth, including your own birth. ▽, a new album by Temple ov Saturn

 Temple ov Saturn - Bride of the Sun, Daughter of the Stars

Temple ov Saturn - Bride of the Sun, Daughter of the Stars

The tapes of Bride of the Sun, Daughter of the Stars are sold out, but you can still buy a digital download on Bandcamp or stream on Spotify.


VIDEO


PHOTO

 Demeter, or The Sorrowful Mother by Joan Pope

Demeter, or The Sorrowful Mother by Joan Pope

 The Muse of Sacred Song by Joan Pope

The Muse of Sacred Song by Joan Pope


ETC..

I’ll be spending the rest of December working on music and some longer term projects.. I may end up cutting out the Week in Review posts until the new year, and do one post about December at the end of the month.

Week in Review: Nov 18-24

 An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

COLLAGE

 The Rise of the Fallen Woman by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Rise of the Fallen Woman by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 The Power of Hair by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Power of Hair by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 The Goddess of Sex, Death, Rebirth by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Goddess of Sex, Death, Rebirth by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)


VIDEO


MUSIC

 Temple ov Saturn at Secret Project Robot 11/18/18

Temple ov Saturn at Secret Project Robot 11/18/18

 Temple ov Saturn at Secret Project Robot 11/18/18

Temple ov Saturn at Secret Project Robot 11/18/18

 Temple ov Saturn at Secret Project Robot 11/18/18

Temple ov Saturn at Secret Project Robot 11/18/18

 Temple ov Saturn at Secret Project Robot 11/18/18

Temple ov Saturn at Secret Project Robot 11/18/18


ETC…

I took a break for a few days because of Thanksgiving.

Week in Review: Nov 11-17

 An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

COLLAGE

 A Bitch In Bloom by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

A Bitch In Bloom by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 St. Sebastian in Ecstasy by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

St. Sebastian in Ecstasy by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Father Time and His Progeny by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Father Time and His Progeny by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Revelation by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Revelation by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Left Behind by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Left Behind by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Follow The White Rabbit by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Follow The White Rabbit by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)


VIDEO


MUSIC

I worked on a few new songs this week… this is one of them.


UPCOMING… ETC…

 Prints by Temple ov Saturn

Prints by Temple ov Saturn

After the Sunday 11/18 show at Secret Project Robot, I’m looking forward to recording some new music, working on my writing, and updating the site.

Week in Review: Nov 4-10

 An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

COLLAGE

 Caught In The Bonds Of Death by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Caught In The Bonds Of Death by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Emptiness Is Normal by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Emptiness Is Normal by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Bound By Time by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Bound By Time by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Without Your Love by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Without Your Love by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)


VIDEO/PHOTO

 Dark Spirituality by Joan Pope

Dark Spirituality by Joan Pope


FLYERS

 Flyer for 11/18/18 show at Secret Project Robot in Brooklyn

Flyer for 11/18/18 show at Secret Project Robot in Brooklyn

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This second video flyer for the Secret Project Robot show took a long time to make and I’m not really happy with it.. I wanted to keep working on it but then I got sick which slowed me down this week. It forced me to have a much needed rest. I’ll pick this one back up in the coming week.


ETC…

 Joan Pope

Joan Pope

Despite being sick for a few days I made it out for an afternoon hike on Saturday. I worked on some new Temple ov Saturn music this week… after the show at Secret Project Robot next Sunday the 18th I will be taking a break from performing to get back into recording.

November stirs up a lot of sad memories for me… I’m trying to spend as much time as I can in nature to re-center myself, especially after being in so many social situations recently. I accomplish my best work and feel most grounded when I am have minimal social interactions.

Week in Review: Oct 28-Nov 3

 An overview of my creative works made in the past week

An overview of my creative works made in the past week

COLLAGE

 First There Is Blindness, Then There Is Sight by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

First There Is Blindness, Then There Is Sight by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 The Queen of Heaven by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Queen of Heaven by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Anima Exposure by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Anima Exposure by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Life At The End Of The Tunnel by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Life At The End Of The Tunnel by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Saint Light by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Saint Light by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)


VIDEO / PHOTO

 Persephone by Joan Pope

Persephone by Joan Pope

 Persephone by Joan Pope

Persephone by Joan Pope


MUSIC

 Temple ov Saturn - Bride of the Sun/Daughter of the Stars

Temple ov Saturn - Bride of the Sun/Daughter of the Stars

The Bride of the Sun/Daughter of the Stars cassette is officially out as of November 1 on Squall Recordings. You can order one here. Ships from Germany.

I will all have a few copies for sale at my upcoming shows. The next one is November 18 at Secret Project Robot.

 Temple ov Saturn at Refuge Arts 11/2/18

Temple ov Saturn at Refuge Arts 11/2/18


ETC…

 Cover of Wyrd Daze 4 by Joan Pope

Cover of Wyrd Daze 4 by Joan Pope

Wyrd Daze 4 is now out! I contributed some art, music and you can see part 3 of ‘Season of the Witch’ Check it out here.

 Parasol #2

Parasol #2

A paper I wrote has been published in the latest issue of Parasol.

 The mask I wore to my performance at Refuge Arts. (It was a masquerade) I used the same butterfly from the  flyer.

The mask I wore to my performance at Refuge Arts. (It was a masquerade) I used the same butterfly from the flyer.

Week in Review: Oct 21-27

 An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

COLLAGE

 Forever Animal by Joan Pope (temple ov saturn)

Forever Animal by Joan Pope (temple ov saturn)

 Red Moon Cycle by Joan Pope (temple ov saturn)

Red Moon Cycle by Joan Pope (temple ov saturn)

 The Feminine Mystery of Creation by Joan Pope (temple ov saturn)

The Feminine Mystery of Creation by Joan Pope (temple ov saturn)

 Threshold by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Threshold by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)


LIVE PERFORMANCES

 Temple ov Saturn at H0L0 10/22/18

Temple ov Saturn at H0L0 10/22/18

 Temple ov Saturn at Hart Bar 10/27/18

Temple ov Saturn at Hart Bar 10/27/18

 Temple ov Saturn at Hart Bar 10/27/18

Temple ov Saturn at Hart Bar 10/27/18


FLYERS

An updated flyer for the 11/2 show at Refuge Arts… updated to include additional performers and contributors.


VIDEO / PHOTO

I cut a new version of my Maya Deren tribute using the footage from the Surrealist Erotica series.

 Memento Mori by Joan Pope

Memento Mori by Joan Pope

 self-portrait by Joan Pope

self-portrait by Joan Pope

 self-portrait by Joan Pope

self-portrait by Joan Pope


RELEASES

 Temple ov Saturn - Bride of the Sun / Daughter of the Stars on Squall Recordings

Temple ov Saturn - Bride of the Sun / Daughter of the Stars on Squall Recordings

Bride of the Sun and Daughter of the Stars is being released on gold tapes limited to an edition of 50. You can pre-order your copy now through Squall Recordings.

Week in Review: Oct 14-20

 An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

COLLAGE

 Duality by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Duality by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Coitus by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Coitus by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

I have a few other collages I worked on but they won’t be unveiled until the release of the next issue of Wyrd Daze.


FLYERS

 Flyers for Upcoming Temple ov Saturn shows

Flyers for Upcoming Temple ov Saturn shows


PHOTO/VIDEO

 Joan Pope

Joan Pope

 Joan Pope

Joan Pope

I edited the third part of the Season of the Witch series, but it will not be released until the next issue of Wyrd Daze comes out.


I created visuals that will be projected during a ritual performance at The Underworld Camden in London on Halloween.


EVENTS

 Pope Joan II at Autumn Electronix II at Garner Arts Center

Pope Joan II at Autumn Electronix II at Garner Arts Center

 Ange Mechanique de Saturne by Joan Pope in ‘Worlds Within Shadows’ exhibit at Garner Arts Center

Ange Mechanique de Saturne by Joan Pope in ‘Worlds Within Shadows’ exhibit at Garner Arts Center

Autumn Electronix II at Garner Arts Center was a great success. I’m happy to have been a part of it again. Thanks for Lee and Gretchen for organizing and curating a really beautiful event.


UPCOMING

 Temple ov Saturn at H0L0 in Queens, Monday 10/22

Temple ov Saturn at H0L0 in Queens, Monday 10/22

 Temple ov Saturn at Hart Bar in Brooklyn, Saturday 10/27

Temple ov Saturn at Hart Bar in Brooklyn, Saturday 10/27

 Temple ov Saturn at Refuge Arts in Brooklyn, Friday 11/2

Temple ov Saturn at Refuge Arts in Brooklyn, Friday 11/2

Week in Review: Oct 7-13

 An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

An overview of my creative works made in the past week.


COLLAGE

 Ancient Motifs In Psychedelic Experiences by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Ancient Motifs In Psychedelic Experiences by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 The Solar Anus by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Solar Anus by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 The Pisces Path by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Pisces Path by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Symbols of Transformation by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Symbols of Transformation by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)


FLYERS

 Upcoming Temple ov Saturn Shows

Upcoming Temple ov Saturn Shows

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hart bar 10:27 flyer by temple ov saturn.JPG

VIDEO/PHOTO

 The Crystal Gazer by Joan Pope

The Crystal Gazer by Joan Pope

I also filmed a “dark” version of The Crystal Gazer, but I haven’t put it out yet…


ETC… UPCOMING…

 Temple ov Saturn x Invulnerable Nothings

Temple ov Saturn x Invulnerable Nothings

I had the pleasure of DJing at the afterparty for the Invulnerable Nothing’s performance of CrowPlay. Their performance was great, I had a wonderful time.

 Autumn Electronix II

Autumn Electronix II

I am DJing at Autumn Electronix II on 10/20. I also have an art piece in the “Worlds Within Shadows” art show at the event. More info here.

 Upcoming Temple ov Saturn shows

Upcoming Temple ov Saturn shows

Week in Review: September 30-October 6

 An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

COLLAGE

 Dark Spirituality by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Dark Spirituality by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Samsara by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Samsara by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Death Mask by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Death Mask by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Let There Be Light by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Let There Be Light by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Patron Saint Of The Blind by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Patron Saint Of The Blind by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)


MUSIC

 Temple ov Saturn at Demoplex 10/6/18

Temple ov Saturn at Demoplex 10/6/18

 Temple ov Saturn at Demoplex 10/6/18

Temple ov Saturn at Demoplex 10/6/18

 Joan Pope with Smomid, M A K S, 185668232, Nate Tronick at the opening show of the new venue, Demoplex in Brooklyn.

Joan Pope with Smomid, M A K S, 185668232, Nate Tronick at the opening show of the new venue, Demoplex in Brooklyn.

 Temple ov Saturn Mixtape 1

Temple ov Saturn Mixtape 1

A limited edition of 10. Available only at shows. A mix of new and old material. Each tape comes with a mini-zine.


VIDEO


UPCOMING

 10/22/18 at H0L0

10/22/18 at H0L0

 10/27 at Hart Bar

10/27 at Hart Bar

Temple ov Saturn Mixtape 1

 Temple ov Saturn Mixtape 1

Temple ov Saturn Mixtape 1

I will have a limited edition cassette for sale at my upcoming shows. They are only available at shows, not online. I will also have a small selection of prints for sale as well.

 Small print of ‘Life Line’ by Temple ov Saturn

Small print of ‘Life Line’ by Temple ov Saturn

october shows flyer temple ov saturn.jpg

Week in Review: Sepember 23-29

 An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

COLLAGE

 Becoming One With Your Surroundings by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Becoming One With Your Surroundings by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Flyer for Demoplex gig

Flyer for Demoplex gig


VIDEO


PHOTO

 Sun Worshipper by Joan Pope

Sun Worshipper by Joan Pope

 Black Cat by Joan Pope

Black Cat by Joan Pope

 Black Cat by Joan Pope

Black Cat by Joan Pope


MUSIC

I worked on some recordings, but since I have a bunch of shows coming up, I am going to be focused on preparing for the performances.

 Upcoming Temple ov Saturn shows

Upcoming Temple ov Saturn shows


ETC…

I attended 2 funerals this week and then 2 family birthday parties. I spent a lot of time doing family stuff and taking a break from my work. I went on a nice hike on a section of the Appalachian Trail.

 Joan Pope at Pinwheel Vista on Appalachian Trail

Joan Pope at Pinwheel Vista on Appalachian Trail

 Pinwheel Vista

Pinwheel Vista

Joan Pope featured in 'Moments of Clarity'

 Moments of Clarity

Moments of Clarity

Dark and foreboding visions from some of our favourite collage and photography artists. 64 page full colour book featuring:

- Ana Rita Silva 
- Anastasia Phaedra 
- Esther Limones 
- Hidden Velvet 
- James Heginbottom 
- Joan Pope 
- Marika Lorincz

‘Moments of Clarity’ is available for purchase through Input Error. I have a very limited quantity available for sale at the next few Temple ov Saturn shows.

Week in Review: September 16-22

 An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

COLLAGE

 Life Line by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Life Line by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Eternal Return by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Eternal Return by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Mover of the Seasons by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Mover of the Seasons by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)


MUSIC

I finished a third song and recorded a bunch of guitar tracks too.. I will be playing some shows again in October so I probably won’t be recording that much during that period. I will probably have enough for another album in early November. I will also be making an announcement soon about a tape release of Bride of the Sun and Daughter of the Stars.


VIDEO

These ‘Season of the Witch’ videos will probably end up as part of the ‘Occult Erotica’ short, or perhaps as something on their own.

This Persephone video is a new edit of footage that was filmed last Fall.


UPCOMING

october shows flyer temple ov saturn.jpg

ETC

 R.I.P.

R.I.P.

My aunt passed away on Thursday. She had been really sick since July so this was expected. She died surrounded by family and I got to have a really nice final conversation with her. I spent a lot of time with her throughout my life, in my youth I was always at her house hanging out with my cousin, and as an adult I worked for her. She was such a wonderful and inspiring person, its hard to imagine what life without her will be like. She will be dearly missed.

Week in Review: Sept 9-15

 An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

An overview of my creative works made in the past week.

COLLAGE

 Inner Experience by Joan Pope (temple ov saturn)

Inner Experience by Joan Pope (temple ov saturn)

 The Greatest Among You Will Be Your Servant by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

The Greatest Among You Will Be Your Servant by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 You Leave Me On Fire by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

You Leave Me On Fire by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)


MUSIC

 Messenger of the Gods by Temple ov Saturn, a 3 song EP

Messenger of the Gods by Temple ov Saturn, a 3 song EP

I know… I released an album last week… but here’s some more music.

I also started working on some other new material… for a future album.


VIDEO


PHOTO

 Worship Saturn by Joan Pope

Worship Saturn by Joan Pope

 Worship Saturn by Joan Pope

Worship Saturn by Joan Pope

 Season of the Witch by Joan Pope

Season of the Witch by Joan Pope

 Season of the Witch by Joan Pope

Season of the Witch by Joan Pope


EROTICA

For Georges Bataille’s birthday I used the footage from the Bataille Surrealist Erotica episode and cut down to a 2 minute tribute video. I’ve been going through all the episodes of the series and doing this… I’m not sure what I will do with these short versions, but they are less explicit that the originals.

 I added a photoset and a video for OnlyFans subscribers this week.

I added a photoset and a video for OnlyFans subscribers this week.

 Witchy - Joan Pope

Witchy - Joan Pope

Last year I started working on a video/photo series called “Witchcraft Erotica” that I never finished. I’ve been editing the older footage and filming some new stuff for it. I’m going to cut it all into a short film.


UPCOMING

October 20 - Garner Arts Center - Garnerville, NY - Pope Joan II (DJ SET) at Autumn Electronix II

October 22 - H0L0 - Queens, NY - Temple ov Saturn with KHF, D/S, Matthew Regula more info 

October 6 - Demosphere - Brooklyn, NY - Iam, MAKS, Smomid, Temple ov Saturn more info

Week in Review: September 2-8

 An overview of my creative works made during the past week.

An overview of my creative works made during the past week.

COLLAGE

 Rhythmn and Pulse by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Rhythmn and Pulse by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Our Lady of Cosmic Rebirth by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Our Lady of Cosmic Rebirth by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Sapientia Dei by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Sapientia Dei by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 L'Enracinement by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

L'Enracinement by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

 Rendez-vous avec Saturne by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

Rendez-vous avec Saturne by Joan Pope (Temple ov Saturn)

MUSIC

This week I released 'Daughter of the Stars' which is a companion album to my previous release 'Bride of the Sun'

VIDEO

Sonic allegories for making the two into one, and the inner as the outer, and the upper as the lower...

A pairing of two releases by Temple ov Saturn. May induce a state of gnosis.

PHOTO

 La petit mort by Joan Pope 

La petit mort by Joan Pope 

 Shine on by Joan Pope

Shine on by Joan Pope

UPCOMING... ETC...

 Save the date... Temple ov Saturn in Queens on Oct 22.

Save the date... Temple ov Saturn in Queens on Oct 22.

I didn't book any shows this month because I want to work on some recording. Its hard for me to be in a creative mode when I'm practicing for shows. I'll be doing a DJ set (Pope Joan II) on October 20 at Garner Arts Center and then on the 22nd I'm doing a Temple ov Saturn set in Queens. 

If you saw my previous blog post about what happened with my Vimeo on Demand erotic video collections, you'll know that I'm searching for a solution. Maybe its time to put them to rest... I've been starting to edit them down into shorter versions, and plan on making them into a single film. I thought maybe one solution would be to present it somewhere at a film screening... perhaps if I had a solo show of art work, it could be worked into that. If anyone has other ideas.. let me know! 

I need to spend some time this coming week updating this website to be a little bit easier to navigate! Eventually I'd like to do away with the Art(s) pages because the Shop page is basically a duplicate. 

I hope everyone who has check out the new Temple ov Saturn music is enjoying it!