The Pendle Witches

The Pendle Witch trial in England in 1612 is notable for two reasons: the preponderance of documentation covering the trial and the body count it resulted in. It’s also noted for the testimony of a nine-year-old girl and the uncovering of a culture that had more to do with a family feud and capitalist greed [...]

Posted in magic, Occult | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nine New Dead Sea Scrolls

Scholars have discovered nine new Dead Sea Scrolls that had been overlooked during the discovery of the documents in Qumran in the 1950′s. Part of the reason for the oversight might be the diminutive sizes of these new finds. Times of Israel explains: Phylacteries, known in Judaism by the Hebrew term tefillin, are pairs of leather cases [...]

Posted in magic, Occult, religion | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sesame Street Hustle

Hello friends, Have you ever noticed that Oscar the Grouch looks like he’s made outta weed? Seriously. Of course, I don’t think this is intentional. Frank Oz probably had a run of the green shaggy stuff laying around and the rest is history. Along with groovy music and the kind of social awareness that came [...]

Posted in Art, drugs, jazz, magic | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Send Me an Angel

The good people at Destiny Books/Inner Traditions recently sent on a new volume that finds some of magic’s most mysterious writings collected in one book for the very first time. With Decoding the Enochian Secrets: God’s Most Holy Book to Mankind as Received by Dr. John Dee from Angelic Messengers, author John DeSalvo, Ph.D. offers [...]

Posted in magic, Occult, religion | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Paul McCarthy's "The Painter"

The internet has become an eternal shore for moving images of all kinds. A nimble search with creative keywords will almost always reveal compelling films and television episodes washing up in the hightidewhitenoise. Recently, we’ve been turning up a number of great art videos as well. Quite by accident we just stumbled across this gem by [...]

Posted in anarchism, Art, magic | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Accidental Ansel Adams

We borrowed this from our friends at Disinformation: A California man bought $200 million worth of rare Ansel Adams negatives for $45 at a yard sale — some of the 5,000 that were feared lost by Adams when his studio was destroyed by a fire in 1937. But are they real? Adams’ grandson is now disputing [...]

Posted in Art, magic | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Sleepless Book Club Selection: Alejandro Jodorowsky's Psychomagic

Welcome back, Today, I’m pleased to announce the first entry in our new Sleepless Book Club.  Sleepless Book Club posts will feature reviews of books by diverse authors that write on the subjects of art/culture/music/the occult/the unexplained/sub-cultural history/drugs/cutting-edge science and consciousness.  We like poetic fiction. We like musical poetry. We can’t wait to discuss all [...]

Posted in Art, Cinema, Counter Culture, magic, Occult, The Sleepless Book Club, The Sleepless Bookstore | Tagged , , , | 20 Comments

Ex-Quiz-It-Corpse

Bless you, As our our post-title implies, this entry will be an “exquisite corpse”. The Wiki-Wik has a pretty good take on this process: Exquisite corpse (also known as exquisite cadaver or rotating corpse) is a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled. Each collaborator adds to a composition in [...]

Posted in anarchism, Art, be bop, magic, Occult | Tagged , , , , | 21 Comments

Neda/Nada

Hello again, God bless us every one. Inshallah. Love to you all. Just a quick note. And a few shouts. First things first. All my love to the people on their feet in Iran. I wish them the best and I salute their bravery, their resourcefulness, their tenacity and their sense of justice. I am [...]

Posted in joe nolan, magic | 12 Comments

George Ike John Joey Ringo Phil Tina Paul

Buenos Noches, Amigos, Rock ‘n Roll high school. The Ramones – Pet Semetary Under the arc of a weather stain boards, Ancient goblins, and warlords, Come out of the ground, not making a sound, The smell of death is all around, And the night when the cold wind blows, No one cares, nobody knows. [CHORUS] [...]

Posted in babies, blue turns black, glass, ike turner, joe nolan, joey ramone, magic, phil spector | 1 Comment
© 2018 Joe Nolan's Insomnia. All Rights Reserved.
Built by Paper Lion. #teamwork