David Cherubim is a musician, author and editor from Los Angeles, California. He is a dedicated guitarist with a mystical bent who has been inspired by such guitar luminaries as Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Ritchie Blackmore, Joe Satriani, John Williams, Miroslav Tadic, and others. As a vocalist his main inspirations are Rozz Williams, Richard Leviathan, Robert Smith, and David Bowie, and he admires the work of the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriters Chelsea Wolfe and Jaime Black (with whom he performed on stage for local shows in 2012). He was the founding member of the Los Angeles gothic rock band IllumineNaughty, for which he was the lead vocalist and guitarist (2005-2008). He currently performs as a solo artist with various contributing musicians under the band name Cherubim, and he occasionally performs with other artists. (Click here for a list of musicians who are currently working with or who have worked with David Cherubim in his bands Cherubim and IllumineNaughty.) His gothic folk/rock style of Musick has spiritual associations. His lyrics are mainly mystical and magical in nature.
His song Thelema from his album BABALON (2007) is in the movie Abbey of Thelema (2008) about the world-famous occultist, writer and poet Aleister Crowley (whose extraordinary life and writings have inspired many influential and well-known musicians). A recitation of Aleister Crowley's Hymn to Pan, by David Cherubim, was included in the song Satyricon on the CD album Satyricon (2011) by the Italian Celtic Rock band MaterDea. He started and maintains the Aleister Crowley Foundation and the Thelemic Golden Dawn (which he originally co-founded with Christopher S. Hyatt, Israel Regardie's heir, and which is influenced by the works of Aleister Crowley). He also maintains the Israel Regardie Foundation. (Israel Regardie was Aleister Crowley's personal secretary and student.) He is an Adept of the Hermetic Golden Dawn (Israel Regardie lineage) and an Initiate of Aleister Crowley's Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.). He has been one of the leading figures for more than twenty years actively engaged in perpetuating the message and teachings of Aleister Crowley.
He is the author of Alquimia: A Arte Negra ("Alchemy: The Black Art," 1998); his controversial book Diary of the Antichrist was first published in 2008 (Second Edition, 2012); and he has contributed to various books published by New Falcon Publications, including: The Legend of Aleister Crowley by Israel Regardie and P. R. Stephensen (Article co-written with Christopher S. Hyatt, 1990); What you should know about the Golden Dawn by Israel Regardie (Article, 1993); Aleister Crowley and the Treasure House of Images by J. F. C. Fuller and Aleister Crowley (Introduction, 2010); Lucifer's Rebellion (Article, 2011), The Eye in the Triangle: An Interpretation of Aleister Crowley by Israel Regardie with an Introduction by Robert Anton Wilson (Preface, 2011); and Cosmic Trigger, Volume I: Final Secret of the Illuminati by Robert Anton Wilson (Foreword, 2013). He has proofread and edited various books for publication, including the following notable titles: Rebellion, Revolution and Religiousness by Osho (Proofread, 2010); Ask Baba Lon by Lon Milo DuQuette (Edited, 2011); Enochian World of Aleister Crowley by Lon Milo DuQuette (Edited, 2011); What Does WoMan Want? by Timothy Leary (Edited, 2011); and Cosmic Trigger, Volume I: Final Secret of the Illuminati by Robert Anton Wilson (Edited, 2013).
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