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Art in the age of artifice

As a magician and sleight-of-hand artist, I've been wrestling with the thorny and slippery notion of Art for a long time. A recent "magical project" rekindled my attention about this ongoing quest. Here follow my latest musings on this domain. What is Art? Art can be seen as the lifeblood running through the veins of human history. From prelinguistic cave dweller to postmodern city dweller, art stands as a witness to the evolution of every culture, reflecting and participating in our views of re...
Tags: Art, Post, Hollywood, News, Alan Moore, Los Angeles, Michelangelo, Hollywood Blvd, Sistine Chapel, Martel, Sigils, Magick, La Brea Ave, Chaos Magick, J F Martel, Hollywood Spelling

Inside Alan Moore's Head

With The Watchmen now on teevee, I hope that many more people will dive into the magickal brilliance of Alan Moore who co-created the original comic in 1987 along with other seminal works like V for Vendetta and Batman: The Killing Joke. Over at the Daily Grail, Greg points us to a fantastic web video series of 5-minute mind grenades with Moore. Below are two of my favorite segments in the 8-part series, titled "Inside Alan Moore's Head." You can also view them on YouTube. image: F...
Tags: Post, Books, Comics, News, Alan Moore, Authors, Occult, Greg, Moore, Storytellers, Magick

For sale: charred remains of Aleister Crowley and Jimmy Page's Loch Ness home

For sale: Boleskine House, occultist Aleister Crowley's infamous digs on the shores of Loch Ness in Scotland that Jimmy Page later owned. The Georgian home, sitting on 9.3 hectares (22.9 acres), burned in 2015 but the exterior walls remain. The real estate agent is open to bids over £200,000. According to the sales materials, "The opportunity now exists to restore the house and grounds to create an outstanding property subject to obtaining the necessary consents." Consents? I say, remodel a...
Tags: Post, News, Scotland, Homes, Led Zeppelin, Loch Ness, Jimmy Page, Crowley, Boleskine House, Aleister Crowley, Magick, Live Where Thou Wilt

Magick 'saved my life': the former death row inmate turned warlock

Damien Echols’ religious beliefs once got him jailed for a murder he probably didn’t commit – now he’s free, and wants to teach othersThe first time Damien Echols saw an angel, he was terrified. It showed up one day in his prison cell at Tucker maximum security unit, in Arkansas, where he was serving a death sentence after being wrongfully convicted of a triple child murder.The angel had no halo or trumpet. “It wasn’t like a person with blond hair and blue eyes and wings on its back,” Echols say...
Tags: Religion, Life and style, US news, US policing, Arkansas, US crime, US prisons, Tucker, Echols, Damien Echols, Magick

Twin Peaks tarot cards

Last year, Benjamin Mackey designed an inspired collection of digital Twin Peaks Tarot cards. Now, Mackey is making the deck real through an Indiegogo campaign! From the project description: The Magician Longs to See Tarot is a complete 78-card deck with 22 Major Arcana and 56 Minor Arcana in full color. The deck combines the mystical world of Twin Peaks with visual evocations of Pamela Colman Smith's iconic tarot illustrations. The Major Arcana have manifested as some of the primary mover...
Tags: Coffee, Art, Post, News, Twin Peaks, David Lynch, Tarot, Occult, Mackey, Magick

Iceland's powerful Elf Lobby wins fight to unearth Elfin Lady Stone buried by construction workers

Bowing to intense pressure from elves and the people who believe in them, the government of Iceland will unearth a purportedly magical “Elfin Lady Stone” buried by highway workers by mistake. The inadvertent burial of their sacred site seriously pissed off the mythical creatures, according to reports. (more…)
Tags: Post, News, Magic, Iceland, Elves, Elf, Magick

The occult magick of Pokemon Go

At the Daily Grail, Greg Taylor posted a fascinating essay about the Pokemon Go experience seen through the lens of medieval occult practices in which "incorporeal entities have sometimes been as much a part of the landscape as the everyday physical objects surrounding us that we can touch and see." As Gregory Benford once said, riffing on Arthur C. Clarke, "Any sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from technology." From the Daily Grail: The modern, scientific view has these enti...
Tags: Post, News, Pokemon, Clarke, Gregory Benford, Occult, Greg Taylor, Pokemon Go, Magick

How Making Art On Death Row Saved Damien Echols' Life

If you know the name Damien Echols, it's likely not in the context of art. Echols is one of what's now known as the West Memphis Three, a group of three young men from West Memphis, Arkansas., wrongly accused and convicted for murder in 1993. Echols, along with Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley, Jr., were only teenagers at the time, condemned for killing and mutilating three 8-year-old boys as part of a satanic ritual. The West Memphis Three were targeted, as a New York Times article explaine...
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