Zola Jesus: Music, Magic, & Creating in the Black Iron Prison

Zola Jesus (AKA Nika Danilova) is one of the 21st Century’s great musicians and artists. Her explorations of the human condition and transcendence in darkness have always had Gnostic themes but over the last few years she’s developed a more intentional interest in Gnosticism, the occult, and spiritual practices.

She shares her Gnosis with us about the creative process, ascending through descending, discovering the humour in accidental existence, breaking free of fake realities, and (you better believe it) more! This is part of our ongoing bonus “Black Iron Prison” series where we speak to thinkers outside of the Gnostic world about Gnostic themes in their work and in art, society, and in the world.

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