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“Why?” is the first question I have been asked a thousand times by the visitors, “Why?” is the first question I have been stunned by the Abode of Chaos. asked a thousand times by the visitors, The answer brings backAbode to the yearof 1999, as i found myself looking stunned bymethe Chaos.

once again for this gnostic world, after the golden calf was devoured during the great pagan feasttoofthe theyear last1999, century. The answer brings me back as i found myself looking once again for this gnostic world, after the golden calf was devoured Experience one more time this and transcend through during the great pagan feast of terrible the last ordeal century. art to finally reach redemption. Rebirth through the very first dam­ nation, thisone insanity received at birth like aand supreme unction. Experience morewe time this terrible ordeal transcend through A myredemption. sulphurousRebirth mistressthrough and herthe mood disorders, artmaniacal to finallyfury, reach very first damna­ will be my accomplice. tion,once this again insanity we received at birth like a supreme unction. A ma­ niacal fury, my sulphurous mistress and her mood disorders, will once She will my quill to life, for me to write a very long story, that again bebring my accomplice. emerges from the dawn of time, quenches its thirst in the Alchemical Chaos, prima sumptuous and She willmateria bring my quilloftothis life,tragic for meand to write a very XXI longCentury, story, that incarnates itself my flesh and quenches creations and recover world of the emerges from theindawn of time, its thirst in the Alchemical Dwellings of theprima Philosophers. The Great Work had to beCentury, accomplished, Chaos, materia of this tragic and sumptuous XXI and no matter what price, noand matter how loud beggars’s howl,ofthe incarnates itselfthe in my flesh creations andthe recover the world the vindication thePhilosophers. men in blackThe or the moralists’s anathema. But many Dwellings ofofthe Great Work had to be accomplished, forgot thatwhat sincethe theprice, beginnings of law, nobeggars’s crime norhowl, offence no matter no matter howthere loudisthe the when the accused in ainstate ofor insanity or constrained by anBut actmany of vindication of the is men black the moralists’s anathema. God. forgot that since the beginnings of law, there is no crime nor offence when the accused is in a state of insanity or constrained by an act of This God.dementia of artistic creation, the power of its creative madness have since milleniums made it possible for mankind to build temples, catacombs, mass graves, places of genuflexion, labyrinths, This dementia of artistic creation, the power ofcalvaries, its creative madness Golgotha, viamade crucisit sanctuaries, priories and cathedrals of have since oratories, milleniums possible for mankind to build temples, light. catacombs, mass graves, places of genuflexion, calvaries, labyrinths, Golgotha, oratories, via crucis sanctuaries, priories and cathedrals of Each light. of these words, dear faithful Reader, describes the Abode of Chaos and its dual aspect:the Spirit of the Salamander, the alchimic breath of the EachAbode. of these words, dear faithful Reader, describes the Abode of Chaos and its dual aspect:the Spirit of the Salamander, the alchimic breath of To actual question, “why this darkness?” would therefore simply theyour Abode. answer: “when you see the darkness, rejoice for the Opus starts now...” To your actual question, “why this darkness?” would therefore simply answer:“ when you see the darkness, rejoice for the Opus starts now...” thierry Ehrmann, december 1999 9 décembre9,1999

Mille fois la première question de mes visiteurs abasourdis par la Demeure du Chaos est “Pourquoi ?” La réponse me replonge en 1999 quand, après avoir dévoré le veau d’or dans le grand festin paganiste du siècle dernier, je cherchai à nouveau ce monde gnostique. Ma seule rédemption passait de nouveau par cette terrible épreuve, renaître par ma damnation première, la démence que l’on reçoit comme une onction suprême à la naissance pour se transcender dans l’art. Cette fureur maniaque, ma sulfureuse maîtresse, sera de nouveau ma complice avec ses troubles de l’humeur. Elle donnera la vie à ma plume pour écrire une longue, une très longue histoire qui naît de la nuit des temps, s’abreuve du chaos alchimique, prima materia de ce XXIème siècle tragique et somptueux pour s’incarner dans ma chair et mes œuvres et retrouver le monde des demeures philosophales. Il fallait accomplir ce Grand Œuvre, quel qu’en soit le prix, le hurlement des gueux, la vindicte des hommes en noir, l’anathème des moralistes. Mais tous oubliaient que depuis la naissance du droit, il n’y a ni crime ni délit lorsque le prévenu est en état de démence ou contraint par une force majeure. Cette démence de l’acte artistique, cette force majeure qu’est la folie créatrice permet à l’homme depuis des millénaires de bâtir des temples, des catacombes, des charniers, des lieux de génuflexion, des calvaires, des labyrinthes, des Golgotha, des oratoires, des chemins de croix, des sanctuaires, des prieurés, des cathédrales de lumière. Tous ces mots, fidèle lecteur, désignent la Demeure du Chaos dont la dualité est l’Esprit de la Salamandre, le souffle alchimique de la Demeure. Alors, à ta véritable question, “pourquoi cette noirceur ?”, je te réponds simplement : quand tu verras la noirceur, réjouis-toi car c’est le début de l’Œuvre... thierry Ehrmann, 9 décembre 1999

Opus IX: Abode of Chaos / La Demeure du Chaos 1999-2013  

thierry Ehrmann: we put all our passion and folly into preparing this French-English Collector, the book of the decade: 504 pages / 4.5 kg /...

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