The Price Of Existence Is Eternal Warfare
“COIL is a hidden universal. A code. A key for which the WHOLE does not exist. Is NONEXISTENT, in silence and secrecy. A spell. A spiral. A serpent’s SHt round a female cycle. A whirlwind. A double helix. DNA. Electricity and elementals. Atonal noise, and brutal poetry.
COIL is amorphous. Luminous and constant change. Inbuilt obSOLescence. Inbuilt Disobedience. A vehicle for obsessions. Dreamcycles in perpetual motion. We are cutthroats. Infantile. Immaculately Conceived. Dis-eased. The Virus is Khaos. The cure is Delirium.
COIL are Archangels of KHAOS. The price we pay for existence is eternal Warfare. There is a hidden coil of strength, dormant beneath the sediment of convention. Dreams lead us under the surface, over the edge, to the Delerium state. UNCHAINED. Past impositions and false universals. Reassembling into OUR order.
COIL. Who has the nerve to dream, create and kill, while the whole moves every part stands still. Our rationale is the irrationAL. Hallucination is the truth our graves are dug with. COIL is compulsion. URGE and construction. Dead letters fall from our shedding skins. Kabbala and KHAOS. Thanatos and Thelema. Archangels and Antichrists. Open and Close. Truth and Deliberation. Traps and Disorientation.
Coil exist between Here and Here. We are Janus Headed. Plural. Out of time. Out of place. Out of Spite. An antidote for when people become poisons.
COIL know how to destroy Angels. How to paralyse. Imagine the world in a bottle. We take the bottle, smash it, and open your throat with it. I warn you we are Murderous. We massacre the logical revolts. We know everything! We know one thing only. Absolute existence, absolute motion, absolute direction, absolute Truth. NOW, HERE, US.
‘Not Knowing What Is And Is Not
Knowing, I Knew Not’ (Hassan i Sabbah)” Jhonn Balance, Coil Manifesto, 1983
Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson is dead. He died on November 25th in Bangok whilst asleep. From one dream to another dream. He moved to Thailand after Jhonn Balance died in November 13th 2004. I wrote my article about Coil, in honour of Jhonn Balance, a year ago. Who would have thought that one year later I need to write about the passing of Sleazy, “second part” of Coil. He was only 55 years old. I remember his words during our talk in Berlin nearly five years ago: “You have to create your own current,” instead of following anyone else. To this principle I adhere. This is what Chaos Heathenry is all about to me. To me the work of Coil has been very important in my late teenager years / early twenties. Coil formed a body of materials embodying RUNA to my young mind, and it was one of my first tools for unraveling the mysteries.
Death knows, death shows, death goes…
Sleazy, a friend of William S. Burroughs, participated in the creation of Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV and Coil. All unbelievable, counter-cultural entities in their own right. He made music videos for Nine Inch Nails, Sepultura, Ministry, Rollins Band, Rage Against The Machine, Paul McCartney, Erasure asf. He inspired musicians like Trent Reznor and Marlyn Manson, all Industrial bands you know and was a Magician of the Synthesizer.
His Soul lives on in his music. And whatever “bardo” he is moving through right now – drifting, dreaming, diving, dancing, dripping, falling, then rising again, attracted by strange lights and an unearthly red -, I say: “Be not afraid: it’s all your karma projected outside of you. There is nothing to fear and nothing to cling to. All this will pass. The Benediction of the All-Begetter, All-Devourer be upon thee.”
Sleazy was an animist and Buddhist. Not all of him died. It was time to leave this mortal coil and to move on…
Here a few of his revelations for you:
The Threshold HouseBoys Choir “Form Grows Rampant” (Initiation of boys in trance in Thailand)
This Immortal Coil “Ostia” (Coil cover)