By Grant Morrison, Richard Metzger
Disinformation’s "wicked warlock" Richard Metzger gathers an extraordinary cabal of recent occultists, -magicians, and ahead thinkers within the most modern within the sequence of the massive layout Disinformation publications. simply as Russ Kick’s 3 courses targeting secrets and techniques and lies from the mainstream media, govt, and different institution associations rethought what a political technology booklet may possibly seem like and whom it'll entice, Book of Lies redefines occult anthologies, packaging and featuring a tremendous array of magical essays for a popular culture viewers. just a few of the contents:
An creation by way of comics genius supply Morrison, who additionally contributes a three-part article on Pop Magick.
Mark Pesce, writer of The Playful World, compares laptop programming and spellcasting.
Genesis P-Orridge, father of business track and Rave tradition explains how samples in a rave track may have magical results.
Paul Laffoley discusses his magical creative options (Metzger compares Laffoley to Merlin the Magician).
Magical Thinking—an prolonged excerpt from Daniel Pinchbeck’s Breaking Open the Head.
William Burroughs and the occult.
Nevill Drury, Australia’s so much famous occult author, tells of Dion Fortune, Austin Spare, and Rosaleen Norton.
Why Does Aleister Crowley nonetheless Matter?
Donald Tyson’s "The Enochian Apocalypse Working." have been the seeds of the tip of the realm sown within the Elizabethan era?.
The first ever biographical essay on Marjorie Cameron, the attention-grabbing personality from Los Angeles’ occult and beatnik scene.
Hitler and the occult—Peter Levenda interview by way of Tracy Twyman.
Robert Temple on how his booklet The Sirius Mystery’s, arguable thesis (for which he used to be ridiculed) used to be confirmed via the Hubble telescope twenty-five years overdue.
An specific Anton LaVey interview via Michael Moynihan, writer of best-selling booklet Lords of Chaos.
Erik Davis, writer of Techgnosis, seems at H. P. -Lovecraft’s Magick Realism.
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Leiden: Brill. Webb, J. 1971. Flight From Reason. London: MacDonald & Co. CHAPTER 2 LOCATING THE WEST Problematizing the Western in Western esotericism and occultism Kennet Granholm Although the study of Western esotericism is fairly new as an independent discipline, the question of what meaning “esotericism” holds has been the subject of much scholarly debate. Unfortunately, the meaning of “Western” has not been subjected to the same rigorous scrutiny. If “Western” is to be a defining term, as it can be expected to be in the study of Western esotericism, then it should be discussed thoroughly.
Bikshu’s views on Tantra, as expressed in an important manuscript commentary on the Ananada Lahari, would later exert a profound influence on the British occultist Kenneth Grant (1924–2011) and his interpretation of sexual magic. In Chapter 11, “Transnational Necromancy: W. B. Yeats, Izumi Kyôka and Neo-Nô as Occultic Stagecraft”, Emily Aoife Somers argues that the noticeable trends in the scholarship of what is generally described as the occult are the assessments as to how these seemingly marginal practices found ways of operating alongside major modes of thought and practice in the formation of modernity.