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Zeena Galatea Schreck (née LaVey, born 1963) is a musician, author and photographer. She is co-author of Demons of the Flesh: The Complete Guide to Left Hand Path Sex Magic, and the current spiritual leader of the Sethian Liberation Movement, centered in Berlin.
Schreck is the only daughter of the founders of the Church of Satan Anton LaVey and Diane Hegarty. Schreck has two half siblings, Karla LaVey and Satan Xerxes Carnacki LaVey. She has no contact with any of her family, and publicly renounced the Church of Satan and her father Anton LaVey in 1990. She had the most highly publicized and well known Satanic baptism ever performed, which was recorded and released by her father along with other Satanic Rituals done during the 1960s.
Schreck attended George Washington High School in San Francisco, California. She gave birth to her son Stanton Zaharoff when she was 14. She began teaching private students the art of magic at the age of 18.
She appeared in many media interviews during the so-called Satanic Panic. Some of the many shows in which Zeena appeared were Geraldo Rivera, Sally Jesse Raphael, Nightline, and Donahue!. Relations between Zeena and her father were strained. He and Zeena's mother, Diane Hegarty, were estranged (Hegarty was suing him for palimony) and Zeena sided with her mother. Furthermore, according to an interview she granted to RAI Italian TV after her resignation, Zeena did not agree with what she called the atheistic, materialist, and anti-Christian philosophy her father espoused.
During this time she formed a romantic affiliation with Nikolas Schreck, a musician, filmmaker and writer. Schreck belonged to the shock rock band Radio Werewolf, and was founder in 1984 of an organization called the Werewolf Order.
After her first public appearance with Nikolas Schreck at the 8-8-88 Rally in San Francisco, Zeena joined Radio Werewolf,and became co-director and Alpha Female of the Werewolf Order. She married Schreck in 1988.
In 1990, Zeena renounced her family name and broke away from the Church of Satan, denouncing what she called its egocentric atheist philosophy. Henceforth, she declared, she would be known only as Zeena. According to a 2000 interview granted to the German magazine BLACK, she and her husband have been harassed by Church of Satan members and members of her own family ever since, especially on the Internet.
Zeena contributed music, art and lyrics to the Radio Werewolf albums The Lightning and The Sun,, Songs for the End of the World, Bring Me the Head of Geraldo Rivera and Love Conquers All. She co-narrated the Video Werewolf film Charles Manson Superstar, and recorded a controversial Radio Werewolf cover version of the Nancy Sinatra song These Boots Were Made For Walking. Zeena also performed with Radio Werewolf throughout Europe.
During this period, the Schrecks lived in Vienna, Austria along with Zeena's then-teenage son, Stanton Zaharoff. They also worked with the membership of the Werewolf Order, which encouraged ecology and animal rights activism.
In 1995 Zeena and Schreck established the wax museum Hell House of Hollywood, located at 6666 Hollywood Blvd. An accompanying store sold occult books and memorabilia. The location was reportedly also used after hours as a temple and meditation center.
In 1995 Zeena and Schreck joined the Temple of Set. Prior to this time both Schrecks had corresponded extensively with High Priest of Set Michael Aquino, and had decided that non-Judaeo/Christian Setian philosophy more closely reflected their developing personal orientation. According to interviews granted to the author Konstantinos, they soon developed major religious differences with Aquino which led to their eventual resignation.
After her father died of a heart attack in 1997, Zeena was invited to be interviewed on Christian radio personality Bob Larson's show. She stated that she was responsible for her father's death. Larson confirmed on this program that Zeena had previously told him of a ritual curse she had placed on LaVey several months before his death.
In 1998 Zeena was recognized as a Master of the Order of Leviathan, an order only open to members of the Temple of Set. She assumed other responsibilities, such as Co-director of the Scholomance Element, Co-sentinel of the Babalon Pylon, and member of the Order of the Vampyre.
She founded and led the Order of Sekhmet, and was co-director of the Disorder of Babalon and the War Element, all of which eventually fused to become the Storm, and later, the Sethian Liberation Movement.
She was recognised as the High Priestess of the Temple of Set in 2002, but soon thereafter, resigned from the organization after a dispute with senior Temple officials over matters of priesthood responsibility, ethics, theology, definition of the Left Hand Path, and organization.
In 2002, Zeena and other initiates from the Temple of Set founded the religious organisation, The Storm. It described itself as being dedicated to the deity Seth and to the left-hand path. Under Zeena's spiritual direction as Hemet Neter Tepi Seth, or First Servant of Seth, the Storm became the Sethian Liberation Movement, which is headquartered in Berlin.
Zeena Schreck currently lives in Berlin with husband, Nikolas, where she works as a meditation teacher and photographer.
- Schreck, Nikolas & Schreck, Zeena (2002). Demons of the Flesh: A Complete Guide to Left-Hand Path Sex Magic. Creation Books. ISBN 1-84068-061-X.
- The Lightning and the Sun
- Songs for the End of the World
- Bring Me the Head of Geraldo Rivera'
- Love Conquers All
- Witchcraft Boots: A Tribute to the Sinatras
- Charles Manson Superstar, 1989, narrator.
- You May Be Sitting Next to A Satanist Alana and Antoine Simkine 1998, as herself.
- Usher, directed and produced by Curtis Harrington, 2000 as Sapphic Poetess.
The contact address for the Sethian Liberation Movement: Postfach 120452 10594 Berlin Germany