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Crowley Corollary achievement unlocked in 2016 US elections!

The Crowley Corollary achievement has today been unlocked in the 2016 US elections!

I conjured the Crowley Corollary to Godwin’s Law as a “lesser banishing ritual of the analogy” against a particular and common specious rhetorical collocation of Aleister Crowley and Satanism.

“Once a discussion of some topic reaches a comparison between Satanism and Aleister Crowley, its usefulness is over.” [via]

And the corollary to the corollary:

“The person guilty of The Crowley Corollary knows nothing interesting or useful about Aleister Crowley or Satanism, if anything at all.” [via]

Today this level of absurdity has been reached with a recent breathless Satanic Panic release about Hillary Clinton advisor John Podesta maybe attending some Marina Abromovic performance art dinner via totes legit and rational sources Drudge, Infowars and Wikileaks discussed by Xeni Jardin at Clinton advisor Podesta is a sex magic witch: Drudge Report via Infowars via Wikileaks (seems legit):

BoingBoing wiki wiccan Podesta sex magic antichrist

John Podesta practices Aleister Crowley-inspired blood sex semen magic, reports Drudge Report, citing Infowars, which cites Wikileaks. They just went Full Drudge.


Menstrual blood, semen and breast milk: Most bizarre Wikileaks revelation yet

In what is undoubtedly the most bizarre Wikileaks revelation to date, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta was invited to a “spirit cooking dinner” by performance artist Marina Abramovic, to take part in an occult ritual founded by Satanist Aleister Crowley.

Psychostasia with Daemonia Nymphe at Riverside Studios on Mar 23, 2014 at 8pm

Psychostasia: The Performance is presented by Daemonia Nymphe Δαιμονία Νύμφη and Theatre Lab Company, directed by Anastasia Revi, at the Riverside Studios, London on March 23rd, 2014 at 8pm.

“Illusions, reality and myth mingle in this enchanting labyrinth of stories, dreams and emotions …
Zephyrus, the God of the West wakes up whispering.
The girl who wanders in chaos finds herself dancing on the sea waves.
The moon turns the fairies lunatic.
And the twin brothers, Sleep and Death, play with minds and souls in this charming and shimmering universe of music, movement and image.

Haunting music, surreal figures, evening rituals and bewitching ancient dances create an alternative universe of magic.

A unique collaboration between Daemonia Nymphe and Theatre Lab Company where music, visuals and dance performance creates an illusion dreamwork that becomes the journey of psyche … Psyche /ˈsaɪki/ : the totality of the human mind, conscious and unconscious.” [via]

Magic Words

Magic Words: The Extraordinary Life of Alan Moore by Lance Parkin, due on December 1, 2013 from Aurum Press, is part of the collection at the Reading Room courtesy of the publisher.

Lance Parkin Magic Words from Aurum Press

“For over three decades comics fans and creators have regarded Alan Moore as a titan of the form. With works such as V for Vendetta, Watchmen and From Hell, he has repeatedly staked out new territory, attracting literary plaudits and a mainstream audience far removed from his underground origins. His place in popular culture is now such that major Hollywood players vie to adapt his books for cinema.

Yet Moore’s journey from the hippie Arts Labs of the 1970s to the bestseller lists was far from preordained. A principled eccentric, who has lived his whole life in one English town, he has been embroiled in fierce feuds with some of the entertainment industry’s biggest corporations. And just when he could have made millions ploughing a golden rut he turned instead to performance art, writing erotica, and the occult.

Now, as Alan Moore hits sixty, it’s time to go in search of this extraordinary gentleman, and follow the peculiar path taken by a writer quite unlike any other.” — back cover


“Portrayed in the media as a recluse and an eccentric, the creator of such influential works as V for Vendetta, Watchmen and From Hell is a character easily as complicated as his creations. Despite international success, Alan Moore has lived his entire life in the same Midlands town where he was born. Although he began work in the comics underground where his edgy and highly personal style found an equally edgy following, his most famous work was done for major U.S. publishers and adapted for big-budget Hollywood films. And just when he could have made millions in the mainstream he turned his back on the entertainment industry and focused his attentions on performance art, writing erotica, and the occult.

On the eve of Moore’s 60th birthday, author Lance Parkin has written the definitive biography of this ‘extraordinary gentleman’. Based on life-long studies of Moore’s work and an exceptional series of personal interviews, Magic Words reveals the man behind the myth and mischief — and bears the rare distinction of an endorsement by Moore himself!” — release copy


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The Alchemy of Storytelling

The Alchemy of Storytelling” by Wage Beauty [HT T Thorn Coyle]

“Mark Gonzales & Aerosol Ali — The Alchemy of Storytelling — a story of medicine for all you who have ever felt abused by discourses so damaging & boring, when what we need is beauty.

We invite you to watch.
We ask you to share.
We love when we grow.
After traveling across fifteen countries, listening to stories of wounds & resiliency, each so painfully beautifully unique, a common request was identified: the need for new language & ways to understand ourselves. This is my offering to them, to you, & to all of us who have grown tired of the boring & bigoted ways people speak about the things we love.
Mark Gonzales {Storytelling & Idea Design} — @WageBeauty
Mohammed Aerosol Ali {Muralist & Urbanography} — @aerosolali
Rory Barber {Cinematographer} — @roryjbarber

We live between
crosses and crescent moons
prayer rugs, cell blocks, & a ballot box
prisoners and presidents
resistance and resilience
hope and a hurricane
hope and a hangman
hope and a hang noose.

When our children are elders their children will call this time we live in “the era of wounded dreams” when systems openly assassinated imaginations.
No one tells stories anymore.
It’s as if we believe gravity is real & unicorns are not.
We’ve swallowed the dust coated cyanide that tells us the narratives of invaders hold more truth than the memories of my grandparents.

How damaged our belief systems are.

We tell ourselves existence is resistance, not life is affirmation.
to fight and write back, but not fight and dream forward
to deconstruct empire but rarely blueprint ourselves
it is as if we have forgotten that a nation is nothing more than a collection of narratives.

A community does not make sense of the world thru statistics but stories and bigots are painfully unimaginative
this is why they want to censor our culture
they know they cannot compete with our creativity.

So this is for you
who dance write speak dream love exhale the work anew
who place starlight in the barrel of rifles and march against darkness
militant sunflowers holding up your heart up like a hand grenade
hummingbird in a hurricane with hope strapped to its core like it was c4.

We remember the only reason we are alive
is because we had at least one ancestor who refused to die
and lived long enough to have children who did the same.

This is our genetic inheritance
remember this
so dance indigo
cultivate brilliance
speak life
name pain
grow dreams
& in times of terror…
Wage Beauty.”

la esfera del mito académico

la esfera del mito académico from El Fulminador on Vimeo.


A video for the track “la esfera del mito académico” by El Fulminador from la naturaleza de la consciencia humana; and from a related performance art show.

“La esfera del mito académico: un primer plano de la expresión como tal. Los métodos y las convenciones, y una vez más el lenguaje como causa y efecto simultáneos. El lenguaje se devora a sí mismo.”


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B A P H O M E T from Justin C. Larwick on Vimeo.


“A public piercing and suspension by rope. Viewer discretion is advised.” [via]


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Hoboken Pizza Man walks in on an interesting scene


Hoboken Pizza Man walks in on an interesting scene is a video by Tim King, a social experiment / performance art piece that for me is reminiscent of Cacophony Society style events. [HT Laughing Squid]

“I decided to host a ‘secret society’ style birthday dinner for me and my closest friends. Wouldn’t have been complete with out some Hoboken Pizza.

For more of a detailed explanation of why I did this and how it wasn’t about scaring the pizza man, but really just a part of my lifestyle — check out my blog” [via]

Pizza Guy: “I don’t know if I want to come in. But, I will anyways.”

The Voyage of the Ulysses Black


“In this – the first ever – episode of SittingNow TV, we present the first of four lectures from the ‘Summer of Love’ event put on by Scarlet Imprint back in August.

Ulysses Black is not a name known to the occult community, despite having generated, under different guises, considerable interest through much sought after publications and artwork. As Ulysses Black he assails the issue of identity through performance art and ritual action. From influences such as Joseph Beuys and Hermann Nitsch as well as the Western Magical Tradition he plots a return to mythical Ithaca.”


“The first episode showcases Ulysses Black grappling with the issues of identity, magickal names, performance art and authentic action.” [via]