By Grant Morrison, Richard Metzger
Disinformation’s "wicked warlock" Richard Metzger gathers an exceptional cabal of recent occultists, -magicians, and ahead thinkers within the most up-to-date within the sequence of the massive layout Disinformation publications. simply as Russ Kick’s 3 publications concentrating on secrets and techniques and lies from the mainstream media, govt, and different institution associations rethought what a political technology publication may well seem like and whom it'll entice, Book of Lies redefines occult anthologies, packaging and offering an important array of magical essays for a popular culture viewers. just a few of the contents:
An creation through comics genius furnish 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 commercial tune and Rave tradition explains how samples in a rave music may have magical outcomes.
Paul Laffoley discusses his magical creative ideas (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 such a lot 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 top of the area 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 publication The Sirius Mystery’s, arguable thesis (for which he was once ridiculed) was once confirmed by way of the Hubble telescope twenty-five years overdue.
An unique Anton LaVey interview by way of Michael Moynihan, writer of best-selling booklet Lords of Chaos.
Erik Davis, writer of Techgnosis, seems to be at H. P. -Lovecraft’s Magick Realism.
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