Spirit Cooking, occultism and "performance art"
The origins of Spirit Cooking can (allegedly) 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, and involves an occult performance during which menstrual blood, breast milk, urine and sperm are used to create a “painting”. (archive.is) (Wiki backup)
Marina Abramovic has even admitted herself on a Reddit AMA that private Spirit Cooking sessions, particularly at one's home, are no longer considered art.
Connections to Hillary Clinton and Clinton Foundation
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It should also be noted that, according to the Annenberg Foundation's 990PF, a tax filing for Private Foundations, Abramovic has received donations from the Annenberg Foundation, and that Annenberg Foundation has itself received donations from the Clinton Foundation. It is unclear whether that amount from the Clinton Foundation was designated specifically for Abramovic, although that does happen, particularly in fiscal sponsorship-type scenarios.
Connection to John Podesta and Tony Podesta
John Podesta and Tony Podesta appear to have a close relationship with Marina as she was invited to attend a private "Spirit Cooking" session at John Podesta's home. (archive.is) Marina herself asks if Tony will be attending as well. It has been stated by Marina herself that such Spirit Cooking sessions are not considered art.
Connection to Anthony Weiner
Connections to major entertainers
- Hugh Jackman
- Jay Z
- Kirsten Dunst
- Lady Gaga
- Nicole Richie
- Pamela Anderson
- Will Ferrell
- David Blaine
- Robert De Niro
- Marina Abramovic AMA on Reddit[Archived Version]
- ArtForum.com article on Marina Abramovic's show at LACMA entitled, Let Them Eat Cake, published on November 16th, 2011: