Tag Archives: magick

JFK’s Magickal Murder

Last week I re-posted a From the Archives Friday post to my social media sites. That piece was about James Shelby Downard’s “King Kill 33″ theory about the JFK assassination being a Masonic ritual. Today is the anniversary of the assassination and we’re still making discoveries in the newly-released files about that day in Dallas. [...]

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RAW on Crowley

I came across a post on the Lashtal site this weekend — BBC 4 is playing a series about the Summer of Love and the first episode featured two mentions of Aleister Crowley. I found the documentary’s trailer online, but couldn’t manage to find the full episode. I’ll keep and eye open for it, but [...]

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Remembering Rosaleen

This year we commemorate 60 years of Rosaleen Norton’s art and pioneering occultism. Norton was an Australian witch and a visionary painter born on October 2, 1917. We’re jumping the gun by remembering Norton’s contributions to art and magick at the beginning of spring, but maybe we’ll plan multiple posts counting down to Norton’s autumn [...]

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Celebrating Spare

Austin Osman Spare was a British artist and chaos magician whose work was all but forgotten before author and occultist Kenneth Grant published Spare’s books like: Zos Speaks! Encounters with Austin Osman Spare, Fulgur Limited, 1998; Images and Oracles of Austin Osman Spare, Fulgur Limited, 2003; Borough Satyr, The Life and Art of Austin Osman [...]

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Death of Kane

Today we remember the death of the late, great Orson Welles who exited this stage on October 10, 1985. The date of Welles’ death makes October a great time for looking back at the genius, but an even better reason is his War of the Worlds broadcast from October 30, 1938 — probably the greatest [...]

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King Kill Kennedy

On November 22, 1963 John F. Kennedy was gunned-down in Dallas. More than 50 years on the event still undermines trust in government authority, and continues to fuel conspiracy theory culture like nothing else except maybe 9/11. My favorite JFK conspiracy theory is generally referred to as King Kill 33 which claims to unravel the [...]

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Burroughs Curses Capote

I’ve spent a lot of time in the music scene and in the art world, but in my experience there is nothing like a literary crowd for jealousy, resentment, backbiting and general bad sportsmanship. With this in mind it may come as no surprise that there was no love lost between William S. Burroughs and [...]

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Coincidence Control Network: Episode 49

This week: Gremlins cause havoc with our computers, but Kim saves the day, art is vandalised, art is vandalised by it’s artists, a film that will melt your head with mushrooms and magick, YouTube the censor, American fast-food chains cheat their employees, Mos Def is a cool guy, football goes batshit, Germans get harassed by [...]

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