Zeena Schreck, an American novelist, performer, visual artist, photographer, and creator of the Sethian Liberation Movement, is also its current spiritual leader (SLM). She currently resides in Berlin and works as an artist under the name Zeena. She grew up in the 1960s and 1970s under continual public scrutiny because her parents were the co-founders of the Church of Satan. Early in her life, her artistic abilities were discovered, and numerous professors assisted her in honing this gold mine of untapped potential. Schreck reluctantly took up the role of the church’s spokesperson in the 1980s, with the rise of the moral panic surrounding the abuse of satanic rituals. She remained in the position until 1990, at which point she left the church. She eventually embraced old religious practices including worshiping the Egyptian god Seth and later Tibetan Tantric Buddhism. Over the years, her personal philosophy has changed, in turn altering her artistic tastes. She is a devout adherent to the tradition that infuses magic and mysticism into creativity as an artist. She has produced a large body of work as an illustrator, graphic designer, and photographer, as well as authored books, recorded records as a solo artist and as a member of the band Radio Werewolf, and created films. Schreck returned to the stage in 2013 at the Wave-Gotik-Treffen music festival after a 24-year absence.
Early Childhood & Life
Zeena Galatea LaVey was given the name Schreck on November 19, 1963, by Anton LaVey and Diane Hegarty in San Francisco, California, the United States. Karla LaVey and Satan Xerxes Carnacki LaVey are her two paternal step-siblings. Schreck, who was three at the time, experienced a well-publicized Satanic baptism on May 23, 1967, which was conducted by her father.
She was featured in tabloid crime and men’s magazines since she was a little child as a result of her parents’ extensive presence in the adult media. Because of the church’s indoctrination, she frequently received death threats.
Stanton Zaharoff LaVey, her son, was born when she was 14 years old. She later described her upbringing as “a stifling, chaotic home life.”
Schreck received training in theater, drama, and film when he was younger. She was a model student and graduated from high school at the age of sixteen after passing the test to demonstrate high school equivalence. She secured employment and enrolled at the City College of San Francisco to study drama.
Additionally, she enrolled at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, where she studied acting under Marcia Kimmell and Eric Morris. She received training in improvisation, Hellenic sacred play, and different aspects of the Stanislavski “system” and method acting.
For Schreck, lineage is the ultimate means of transmitting the metaphysical energy that directs her ritual practice. She credits her godfather, the director Kenneth Anger, who introduced her to the works of Curtis Harrington, Jean Cocteau, and Maya Deren, as the inspiration for her enchanted creations.
Christian Activities of Zeena Schreck
A huge chasm between popular culture and traditional American values started to appear in the late 1970s. Many people attributed Satanism as the cause of what they saw as the Western world’s moral decline. The Church of Satan initially made no active effort to challenge that. In actuality, they welcomed the extra attention. After all, they were being depicted as having the biggest impact on the concurrent revolutions occurring in the entertainment, fashion, and music sectors at the moment.
After a moral panic over the abuse of Satanic rituals started to spread, that significantly changed. The now-discredited memoir “Michelle Remembers” was first published in 1980, but the McMartin preschool trial was when the public’s frenzy really began to take shape. Schreck took up the role of the church’s spokesman while her father was in a self-imposed exile from the public eye. She frequently appeared on television shows and other public forums to engage in disputes with Christian academics.
She eventually renounced LaVeyan Satanism in 1990 and left her position as a church administrator. She went through a serious faith crisis during this time. Later, she admitted that she had never shared Satanism’s atheistic viewpoints. Additionally, following her departure, her father and daughter’s relationship rapidly worsened. She also claimed that the church was defaming people. Schreck traveled to Europe and resided in Berlin after hopping between locations.
After converting to Tibetan Tantric Buddhism in the Drikung, Karma Kagyu, and Nyingma lineages, she finally felt a sense of belonging. The Sethian alter was then discovered by her while she was residing in Vienna. She started combining the two religions, and the result had a lasting impact on her paintings.
She was selected to serve as the Temple of Set’s High Priestess in 2002. She founded Storm, subsequently known as The Sethian Liberation Movement, the same year she left the Temple of Set.
Artistic Endeavors of Zeena Schreck
Schreck and her husband coordinated the 8/8/88 Rally, which assembled in San Francisco’s Strand Theater to support a mockumentary on Charles Manson. At the beginning of the event, she spoke to the crowd, and videos of her baptism were screened.
She co-directed the experimental musical undertaking Radio Werewolf from 1988 until 1993. She contributed to their recordings of “The Lightning and the Sun” (1989), “Bring Me The Head of Geraldo Rivera” (1990), “Songs for the End of the World” (1991), “Witchcraft/Boots” (1991), “Love Conquers All” (1992), and “The Vinyl Solution” (1992). She was also their composer, vocalist, musician, and graphic designer (2012). After a 20-year break, their most recent album was their first LP.
She worked with musician Hisham Bharoocha (first percussion) as a solo performer at Performa 13 in New York on November 8, 2013. The following year, during the Wave-Gotik-Treffen music festival, she was joined by John Murphy and Cory Vielma.
She contributed to George Petros’ “Art That Kills: A Panoramic Portrait of Aesthetic Terrorism 1984-2001” as well as her husband’s book “The Manson File: Myth and Reality of an Outlaw Shaman.” In order to publish the book “Demons of the Flesh: The Complete Guide to Left Hand Path Sex Magic,” she once more worked with her spouse. The Zaum of Zeena, Schreck’s autobiographical book, was released in 2015.
Schreck has made important contributions to visual arts as an illustrator and graphic designer. She created the majority of the artwork for the projects she worked on, and she also made contributions to “Kabbalah, Qliphoth, and Goetic Magic” (1998) and “The Exit Collection” (1998). (2004).
With the documentary-art video “Germania: The Theory of Ruins” (1992), she made her directing debut. She also produced and directed “Ragnarök” (1990) and “The Zurich Experiment” (1992). She had worked as a producer on her husband’s last film, “Charles Manson Superstar” (1989). She has also appeared in various other documentaries, such as “Satan Lives,” “The Wonderful World of Brother Buzz,” and “The 80s: Satan’s Seed Strikes Back” (2015).
Individual Life of Zeena Schreck
In 1988, Zeena Schreck wed musician and fellow artist Nikolas Schreck.
She made the decision to accept communications addressed to Zeena Schreck rather than Zeena LaVey or Zeena LaVey-Schreck after she gave up Satanism and, consequently, her father.
Estimated net worth
Zeena Schreck, a well-known religious leader, has a net worth of $1–$5 million at the age of 55, according to Wikipedia, Forbes, IMDb, and many online publications. She worked as a professional Religious Leader and made the money. She’s a Californian.
In “Usher,” a 2000 short film based on Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Schreck portrayed an unnamed lesbian.