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    Testimony Revisited

    by  • April 6, 2013 • Book News, ebooks, The Occult • 0 Comments

    Very shortly you can expect a new ebook which reflects upon my one and only non-fiction book, Testimony. This was a truly terrifying account of a family trying to make sense of a maelstrom of supernatural experiences after they moved in to an isolated house in the wilds of Wales. The book sold out...

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    Alan Moore On…Everything

    by  • February 5, 2012 • Publishing, The Occult, Writing • 2 Comments

    A two-and-a-half hour webchat with the great Alan Moore, wherein he talks about magic, writing, creativity, Lovecraft and horror, the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, philosophy, time, his new novel, Watchmen and more… Alan Moore chats with Harvey Pekar statue contributors (FULL) from Chris Thompson on Vimeo.

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    We Can Predict The Future

    by  • November 12, 2010 • science, The Occult, The Pattern • 0 Comments

    A major scientific journal is about to publish a peer-reviewed paper that may have staggering implications. “Extraordinary claims don’t come much more extraordinary than this: events that haven’t yet happened can influence our behaviour.: In other words, we have instinctive precognition, if the evidence presented in the paper holds up. The study has already...

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    Alan Moore On Magic

    by  • October 21, 2010 • The Occult, Writing • 2 Comments

    “Literature, meanwhile, is so intrinsically involved with magic’s very substance that the two may be effectively considered as the same thing. Spells and spelling, Bardic incantations, grimoires, grammars, magic a “disease of language” as Aleister Crowley so insightfully described it. Odin, Thoth and Hermes, magic-gods and scribe-gods. Magic’s terminology, its symbolism, conjuring and evocation,...

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    The Death Of The Ghost

    by  • November 22, 2007 • The Occult • 0 Comments

    A few weeks back I wrote how our increasingly rational society was behind the growth of fantasy as people sought out their irrationality fix. Some people wrote to decry any idea that we were getting more rational, citing everything from medievalist religious views to the growth of New Age-ism. But when the Society for...

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    Richard Dawkins Is Killing SF!

    by  • October 14, 2007 • Fantasy, The Occult • 21 Comments

    Or how you can lose by winning… Science fiction is in a slow sales decline (or not so slow, depending on which bookseller you talk to), and now accounts for a fraction of its former market. Meanwhile, fantasy remains a sales juggernaut, with what Publishers Weekly described at its last roundtable close-up (admittedly nearly...

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    Lots going on at Treadwell’s

    by  • August 1, 2006 • The Occult • 0 Comments

    If you live in London and you’re interested in anything from modern-day magickal workshops to literary readings, esoterica study groups to academic conferences, you should probably check out Treadwell’s Bookshop in Covent Garden. I have to confess that I haven’t actually attended any of their events myself, but that’s only because it’s a heck...

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