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Brief Notes on the Collective Mind and the Death of Truth by chris23 on 2008-10-01 12:16:17

There is a fundamental element of social construction and adaptive behavior emerging here at the …

RIPPLE #28: Nat Jones by Aelturnity Audio Productions on 2008-09-15 14:32:25

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Lives of Ilya Audiobook Podcast Episode 2 by P. Emerson Williams on 2008-09-11 08:19:01

An eternity in a sweltering moment, a seclusion that can never be complete, nor entirely …

CERN Hadron Collider Goes Online by Michael Szul on 2008-09-10 08:10:06

For those following the news of CERN's Large Hadron Collider - meant to study dark …

Save Superman's House by Michael Szul on 2008-09-02 07:56:02

Get with the program:

The house where Google was created is saved. The farm where …

RIPPLE #27: THE TERRIBLE AIRPLANE by Aelturnity Audio Productions on 2008-08-31 06:00:00

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The Terrible Airplane sit down with Ray Carney and link Rev. T …

ripple-26-attrition by Aelturnity Audio Productions on 2008-08-30 11:36:46

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video-from-the-lives-of-ilya-book-release by Michael Szul on 2008-08-22 13:39:29

P. Emerson Williams over at Mythos Media has a good collection of videos from the …

fallen-nation-optioned-by-invictus-films-and-sb-productions by James Curcio on 2008-08-22 13:26:44

You read it right. The film rights to Fallen Nation: Babylon Burning have been optioned …

ripple-25-a-place-to-bury-strangers by Aelturnity Audio Production on 2008-08-11 20:28:24

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the-end-is-near-don-t-sleep-on-this-shit by Padre Engo on 2008-07-31 07:37:33

Imagine being sent forward in time from 1968 to 2008. Instead of gas costing 25 …

set-america-free-from-oil by Michael Szul on 2008-07-29 07:56:00

A few months ago I signed up for the newsletter at Set America Free - a …

the-shape-of-grant-morrison-s-head by Michael Szul on 2008-07-28 08:42:36

After several years of languishing in a stasis of un-updated virtual words, Grant Morrison has …

on-oil-the-republicans-are-right by Mister Resistor on 2008-07-23 15:41:14

Before anyone burns me in effigy, let me assure you that, in this election, I …

ripple-24-steve-blaze-2-of-2 by Aelturnity Audio Productions on 2008-07-22 15:19:26

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watchmen-trailer by Michael Szul on 2008-07-18 08:14:26

Wes Unruh pointed out this awesome trailer for the upcoming Watchmen film.

The description: The …

ripple-23-steve-blaze-1-of-2 by Aelturnity Audio Production on 2008-07-15 10:57:05

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Terra: Extremitas - Art Apocalypse by Michael Szul on 2008-07-02 07:42:52

Fresh from my email bin on Monday, John Harrigan has announced his second Terra Meta-Event in August. This'll be held at the NDSM-werf in Amsterdam.



Hidden within a former shipyard, near the ruins that were once Amsterdam is the BULKHEAD. The most important place on planet Earth; the last …

Benefits of Illegal Mushrooms by Michael Szul on 2008-07-01 14:48:13

It sure is taking a long time for mainstream science to catch up with Terrence McKenna, but according to an AP News article on Wired.com, a recent study has found that the use of hallucinogenic mushrooms has had long term benefits on those in the experiment:

Scientists reported Tuesday …

RIPPLE #21: Kevin Booth by Aelturnity Audio Production on 2008-06-30 08:09:14

Today on RIPPLE:

Ray and the Rev continue their interview with filmmaker Kevin Booth of Sacred Cow Productions about his documentary American Drug War: The Last White Hope.

personal-trip-report-gaian-mind-summer-festival-2008 by James Curcio on 2008-06-25 07:46:51

So, I've returned from the festival and have recuperated enough braincells to be able to give some kind of recounting of the experience.

In a sentence, it was everything I hoped it would be. Or damn close to it.

I bought my ticket a day before finding out that …

The Alien Problem - Problems With the Professor #116 by Gary the Dungeon Master on 2008-06-24 07:47:16

The truth is out there. That's why it's best to stay indoors.

RIPPLE #20: Kevin Booth by Aelturnity Audio Production on 2008-06-22 12:41:46

Today on RIPPLE:

Ray and the Rev talk to filmmaker Kevin Booth of Sacred Cow Productions about his documentary American Drug War: The Last White Hope. (This…

Retrospecticus Volume 1 by Gary the Dungeon Master on 2008-06-19 13:12:44

A look back at those touched by the Professor.

lives-of-ilya-released by Michael Szul on 2008-06-19 13:03:37

A special edition of Tara Vanflower's Lives of Ilya has been released by Mythos Media. Illustrated by Daniele Serra, Lives of Ilya is a poetic vampire tale in words and pictures.

For most, “immortal” is just a word, a description of a concept that defies all rational explanation. Born …

curious-serpent-1 by Anton Channing on 2008-06-11 23:16:07

In between writing regular articles I've decided to write small thoughts on things I've seen in various news media that have given me pause for thought. I have decided to give these musings the title 'Curious Serpent' because I like serpents, and my main personal blog is called …

ripple-19-cages by Wes Unruh on 2008-06-11 20:28:22

Ray and the Rev interview Xander Bennett on his upcomin comic Cages, published by Insomnia Publications

Background music by Ikipr,

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alan-moore-youtube-channel by Michael Szul on 2008-06-06 07:25:48

This is just simply too good not to post in as many places as possible. Thanks to Media Underground and their “Alan Moore - Monsters, Maniacs & Moore” post, I found out that there is a whole Alan Moore Videos channel on YouTube, featuring 12 different videos of the comic book genius …

mythos-media-redesign-launches by Michael Szul on 2008-06-04 09:14:12

Mythos Media launched its newly redesigned web site yesterday, offering a more in-depth glance at their products and philosophy - including the upcoming releases of Lives of Ilya and The Medicine Show.

As some of you might know, Mythos Media is a joint collaboration between multimedia artists P. Emerson Williams and …

website-lets-you-send-a-post-rapture-e-mail-to-friends-left-behind by Michael Szul on 2008-06-04 08:24:03

Wired.com has an interesting article about a new web site that for $40.00 a year lets you send an email message to up to 62 people after the rapture has cometh. You can even store up to 150 megabytes of encrypted data on their server to be delivered …

are-witches-pagan by Michael Szul on 2008-06-03 09:00:44

Some readers of Key 64 might already be aware of the works of Father Jordan Stratford. For those of you who aren't, Stratford is a very pragmatic religious writer and Gnostic Catholic priest, who has gained quite an amount of notoriety in the Gnostic and occult circles online. His …

plutonica by Michael Szul on 2008-05-29 07:54:59

Probably one of the best occult blogs I've come across recently is Psyche's Plutonica. This blog really kind of caught me by surprise. Psyche posts comments here on Key 64, and I've occasionally clicked through to Plutonica just to see what was going on over there.

Recently …

the-ontology-of-god by Michael Szul on 2008-05-27 08:44:51

Philosophy can be disbursed into many subdivisions of scrutiny (logic, epistemology, socio-political philosophy, ethics, metaphysics, rhetoric), but no such category reposes so much substratum for contention and controversy as that of ontology. And no ontological question has been given more cognizance than that of the existence of God.

But can …

jose-arguelles-dreamspell-revisited by Michael Szul on 2008-05-23 08:08:00

The Galactic Research Institute's Rinri Project has released the Rinri Project Newsletter III: Volume 4, Number 3.

Jose Arguelles is the founder of Planet Art Network and the Foundation for the Law of Time, of which the Galactic Research Institute is a division. Arguelles gained much notoriety for his …

My Mind is Melting With the Meta by chris23 on 2008-05-15 23:46:08

I just had a weird mind-numbing web 2.0 moment. And I know it's …

RIPPLE #18: Mother Tongue by Wes Unruh on 2008-05-14 07:57:16

Host Ray Carney and co-host Rev. T. Gabriel Williams interview Bryan Tulao of Mother Tongue …

Know Thyself by Anton Channing on 2008-05-13 22:08:32

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So read the inscription in the forecourt of the Temple of Apollo at …

Gender Selection in Genetics by Michael Szul on 2008-05-13 08:14:33

“The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Ours is a world of …

The Tourism Space Race by Michael Szul on 2008-05-12 08:30:16 tags: space, space flight, virgin galactic, xcor

Yee-haw! Let the tourism space race begin, my friends. I actually appreciate how independent companies and venture capitalists are stepping up in the great space race, rather than being spectators of the slow movement of NASA. There is a certain amount of red tape that an organization like NASA is …

Cthulhu TV by Michael Szul on 2008-05-06 07:41:34 tags: cult of cthulhu, hp lovecraft

Who doesn't love the rich mythology and power of H.P. Lovecraft's work? For those of you clammering for more information and content from the Cult of Cthulhu, High Priest Venger Satanis has made some excellent video posts in his YouTube channel.

And for those of you whose …

The Economics of Green Part II by Michael Szul on 2008-05-05 07:59:54 tags: ecology, green, hybrids, myers motors

I mentioned in a previous article on the “green” fad about how environmentally friendly products aren't necessarily friendly to your wallet; and how “green” seems to be the new catch-word to milk a few more dollars out of your pocket.

A good example of the economic inefficiency of some …

Cthulhu Cult Bible Hardcover by Michael Szul on 2008-05-01 13:40:49 tags: cult of cthulhu, hp lovecraft

Thanks to Lulu having a special on bulk orders, Venger Satanis has recently announced that he's decided to make a casewrapped hardcover edition of the Cthulhu Cult Bible:

”[…] identical to the paperback and PDF. i'm going to sell them myself in order to save both of us money …

RIPPLE #17: Mother Tongue by Wes Unruh on 2008-04-30 14:42:24 tags: interview, mother tongue, ripple

The latest Ripple:

In this episode, Ray Carney and co-host Rev. T. Gabriel Williams interview Bryan Tulao of Mother Tongue over Follow The Trail. Part two of this interview in two weeks.

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Props in Passing on the Ascendance of Dr. Albert Hoffman by chris23 on 2008-04-30 12:53:57 tags: albert hoffman, lsd

Unwittingly unleashing one of the most transformative substances ever discovered, Dr. Hoffman brought to the world in perfect synchro the stroboscopic antidote to nuclear annihilation. Modern music, art and advertising. The anti-war movement. The civil rights movement. The personal computer revolution. All owe a great debt to his “problem child …

Beyond Euthyphro: The Socratic Irony with Continual Reference to Kierkegaard by Michael Szul on 2008-04-30 09:27:48 tags: euthyphro, irony, kierkegaard, socrates

Euthyphro: a tale of epistemology, a tale of dialectic regard for piety and impiety, a direct and sudden tale to bring a stunning point across. On the surface, this may be one's first impression of Plato's short play. Further examination, however, reveals that not only is Euthyphro much …

The Origin of Genies in Islam by Michael Szul on 2008-04-29 08:54:49 tags: djinn, genies, islam, koran

The Djinn (genies) were apparently created two thousand years before humanity. Originally there were held in the same high regard as that of the angels, but in some stories they were downgraded for refusing to kneel unto humans.

The Djinn, which refer to the hidden or invisible, are a part …

The Mystical Paths: Kabbalah and Gnosticism by Michael Szul on 2008-04-28 08:14:14 tags: gnosticism, kabbalah, mysticism, william paley

I was always taught that the greatest of religious thinkers (especially when dealing with Christianity) were the mystics. If you weren’t brought up on charges of heresy, then you didn’t have anything interesting and innovative to contribute. Judaism and true Christianity occasionally seem to be locked down by …

The Occult Aspects of Artificial Intelligence by Michael Szul on 2008-04-25 08:20:01 tags: artificial intelligence, egregore, konton magazine

Listen to me closely when I tell you that artificial intelligence will not come about from some government scientist locked away deep within a lab in some remote secret mountain complex. Nor will it come from some punk hacker extraordinaire aimlessly tripping through a cyberspace that he doesn't fully …

The Economics of Green by Michael Szul on 2008-04-23 10:31:15 tags: earth day, ecology

Since yesterday was Earth Day, I wanted to bring up a few points about ecology and the “green” movement for people to ponder.

First, as I pointed out in a previous article on the Morality of Ecology, Aldo Leopold stated in his essay entitled “Round River”:

As for diversity, what …

State of the Union by chris23 on 2008-04-22 13:43:40 tags: economics, economy

This is what happens when economic interests get to run the country: short-term profits win over long-term sensibility, business contracts define policy spending, and greed wins over social justice & sustainability.
Housing meltdown
Credit crisis
Inflation increase
Oil skyrocketing
Dollar dropping
Food rationing
Unemployment rising
Record deficit
War spending out of …

Key64: Dope, Guns, and Fucking in the Streets Summer Supplement Submissions by Ulysses Lazarus on 2008-04-20 15:43:41

The deadline for Key 64's “Dope, Guns, and Fucking in the Streets” special summer extravaganza is quickly approaching. We've got quite a few articles in the bag but there is always room for more. Here are the specifics YOU need to know to get your article in:

Deadline …

Xi O Teaz by Agape on 2008-04-20 07:33:18 tags: 4/20

Happy 4/20, may you all have a WonderFull day, and not forget to honor the Goddess Mary Jane. To those of you with no physical Sacrement, I hereby submit the following tried and True Tools for Invoking this Queen of the Allies:

The first is a Mantra which has …

5 Dollar Gas is Good for the World by Mister Resistor on 2008-04-16 09:03:42 tags: dick cheney, energy independence, gas, gasoline, george w bush, oil

Last year, as I was bitching and moaning about the price of oil and gas, I came across an optimistic and well written article on Wired.com, telling us about how $5.00 gas was good for America. With a title like Why $5 Gas is Good for America, I …

Meister Eckhart, God, and the Perils of Atheism by Michael Szul on 2008-04-15 08:14:46 tags: meister eckhart, ontology, philosophy

“Whoever possesses God in their being, has him in divine manner, and he shines out to them in all things; for them all things taste of God and in all things it is God’s image that they see.”(Platt).

What problem could a religious philosopher possibly solve? What contemporary …

The G-Spot #30: The Art of Memetics by Wes Unruh on 2008-04-14 12:01:50 tags: edward wilson, egregor, egregore, marketing, mastermind, meme, memetics, piracy, ray carney, sigil, sigilization, wes unruh

In this episode, Joseph Matheny conducts a GPod Radio installment interviewing artist Ray Carney and co-authors Edward Wilson and Wes Unruh about their upcoming book The Art of Memetics.

Why are the authors glad that the book is being downloaded for free? Is piracy a viable marketing strategy? What, exactly …

Ripple #16: Pelican by Wes Unruh on 2008-04-14 08:15:01 tags: aelturnity, music, ripple

The latest Ripple podcast release is out.

In this episode, hosts Ray Carney and Ryan Dawson interview musician Trevor de Brauw from the Chicago band Pelican about the recent album City of Echoes (an 8 track CD available from Hydra Head Records). You can play it on the web at …

The Ten Towers Continues by Ulysses Lazarus on 2008-04-11 16:11:42

Following in the footsteps of such modern day occult and countercultural luminaries as Wes Unruh and Klint Finley, Key 64's own Lucifer Benway enters the world of the Ten Towers.
Lucifer Benway is the Event Director of esoZone: The Other Tomorrow, Editor in Chief of Key64, and is currently …

Esozone: The Other Tomorrow Early Bird Ticket Presale! by Ulysses Lazarus on 2008-04-11 15:40:57 tags: antero alli, brainsturbator, dennis mckenna, esozone, paul laffoley, rex church

Esozone: The Other Tomorrow

Early Bird Special!

Buy Your Tickets NOW Or Pay MORE Later!

From 6AM this morning until the stroke of midnight Sunday you can get your Esozone tickets for the low, low price of just $40 for the whole weekend! WOWZERS! $40 gets you a weekend of …

Engage.Respond.Evolve by Michael Szul on 2008-04-09 08:26:45 tags: james curcio, new jersey, newark, underground

What are you doing on April 19th? If you live in New Jersey, New York, or Eastern Pennsylvania, you might want to check out Vera Mesmer, the Fall Faction and James Curcio at the Engage.Respond.Evolve event - “an experiment of metaphysical process in three parts.”

The Fall Studios and …

Convergence and Continuity Across Virtual Worlds by chris23 on 2008-04-08 13:31:45 tags: virtual mobile self

In games, immersive worlds, forums, social networks, and in blogs we inhabit multiple selves. In most cases, theses virtual spaces are walled islands with little relation between them. Increasingly it's becoming apparent that continuity is necessary to resolve these fractured selves and to open up the channels of communication …

Esozone Speakers and Ticket Sales by Michael Szul on 2008-04-08 07:31:25 tags: esozone, paul laffoley, taylor ellwood

Klint Finley has made some annoucements about the upcoming Esozone event in October. The dates are October 10th - 12th, and the even is being held at the Watershed Building at 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave. in Portland, Oregon.

So far, the confirmed speakers include Dennis McKenna, Antero Alli, Paul Laffoley, Rex …

Ripple #15: Slawek Wojtowicz by Wes Unruh on 2008-04-04 14:58:07 tags: aliens, dmt, interview

Hosts Ryan Dawson and Ray Carney interview artist, author, and medical doctor Slawek Wojtowicz about the new book Inner Paths to Outer Space: Journeys to Alien Worlds through Psychedelics and Other Spiritual Technologies.

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The Zen of Rick Astley by Michael Szul on 2008-04-04 14:33:57 tags: rick astley, rick rolled

Damn near the whole world was Rick-Rolled on April 1st because of YouTube and countless other web sites. Even Key 64 was Rick-Rolled thanks to Chris Arkenberg.

What is it about Rick Astley that makes his “Roll” the zen sword of punking someone. I mean, he looks like Anthony Michael …

Defending Reverend Jeremiah Wright by Mister Resistor on 2008-04-02 09:35:34 tags: barack obama, jeremiah wright, politics, racism, white america

Is Reverend Wright a racist? Even if he is, who really cares? Rev. Wright is not Barack Obama, and I’m actually pretty tired of politicians trying to shoot magic bullets, and media moguls trying to drum up ratings, by playing six degrees of separation and trying to draw guilt …

Kenneth Grant debates Joel Birocco about the Crowley mattress stain by chris23 on 2008-04-01 12:43:26

An Introduction to The Art of Memetics by Wes Unruh on 2008-03-31 22:57:22 tags: egregore, magic, marketing, mastermind, meme, memetics, social engineering

“’The Art of Memetics’ flows through every version of who you were, are and will be, with a strength and purity of signal that is eager to assist you in becoming all you were born to be.”

John Harrigan
Artistic Director
FoolishPeople

When Michael asked if we wanted to present …

The Art of Memetics by Michael Szul on 2008-03-31 07:54:47 tags: memes, memetics, wes unruh

Want more Wes Unruh? We mentioned previously that Wes Unruh was working on a book, with co-author Edward Wilson, called The Art of Memetics. In Wes' own words:

This book combines marketing, magic, theory on group minds, and memetics, while using the concept of networked complex systems (cybernetics) to explain …

Mwahahahaha! by chris23 on 2008-03-28 10:37:00 tags: anime, apocalypto, asia

Fools! I have plied the minds of your key64 rulers with arcane chemicals and neurosemantic metaprogramming. Now they've given me the keys to the vault knowing little of my sinister plans! On this day of LVX I'll leave you with a singular, diabolical brainworm, plucked from the edges …

The Truth about the Necronomicon by Michael Szul on 2008-03-28 08:13:44 tags: hp lovecraft, necronomicon

There is an obsession in the occult world with a text known as The Necronomicon thanks to the literary works of H.P. Lovecraft. It is an obsession that survives and grows with each passing day despite constant refutation of its existence.

To chronicle its history we must first look …

Help Us Fix Key 64's PageRank by Michael Szul on 2008-03-27 08:39:55 tags: key 23, key 64

Key 64 is content heavy. It's also optimized pretty well for search. As a result, we get a lot of traffic from search engines. In fact, roughly 42% of all traffic for Key 64 comes from search engines.

Not too long ago - last Summer, in fact - Key 64 changed …

Rachel Haywire's Acidexia Looks for Publisher by Michael Szul on 2008-03-25 08:43:48 tags: acidexia, generation hex, industrial, rachel haywire

Readers of Key 64 will remember Rachel Haywire. She's been a staple in the industrial noise scene and a contributor to the Generation Hex anthology. She's currently looking for a publisher for her latest work. In her own words:

Acidexia is an upcoming book of writings by Rachel …

Quantum Immortality by Michael Szul on 2008-03-24 08:58:14 tags: quantum immortality, quantum physics, quantum suicide

Quantum physics has become a gem among sciences for every philosopher, whether contemporary or esoteric. The oddities of quantum physics have bent perceived reality into a new direction formerly only occupied by science fiction. The reasoning developed to explain quantum anomalies has resulted in fact being far stranger than fiction …

Wes Unruh: The Wu Fox Attacks by Michael Szul on 2008-03-21 09:22:42 tags: edward wilson, memes, memetics, wes unruh

Part fox. Part werewolf. 100% zen. Wes Unruh - one of the co-founders of the original Key 23 - has been dropping gems on the Internet for a very long time. From his mutans blog, to his Philip K. Nixon sonic assault, to his adoptee journal, and all the way to his …

Want to Write for Key 64? by Michael Szul on 2008-03-20 07:51:44 tags: key 64, writing

As many of you well know, Key 64 is back onto a rolling submission process. We're now running articles as we receive them rather than on a bi-monthly “issue” basis. This has resulted in a dramatic increase in traffic, and a better overall flow to the site.

Despite the …

Freedom and Liberty in Democracy Today by Anton Channing on 2008-03-18 09:39:19 tags: democracy, freedom, liberty

I was born in the UK in the year of 1974. The cold war was in full swing and I grew up with the threat of nuclear war hanging over. From an early age I came to understand that I was fortunate to have been born onto the side of …

Sith, Slayers, Stargates, and Cyborgs: Modern Mythology in the New Millennium by Michael Szul on 2008-03-17 08:33:27 tags: battlestar galactica, mythology, star trek, star wars, stargate

For those of you who did backflips when we announced John Perlich and David Whitt's call for submissions for their latest mythology book There and Back Again: Mythology and the New Millennium, we managed to snag the Table of Contents for their first book: Sith, Slayers, Stargates, and Cyborgs …

The Luciferian Society: We Have Always Been Here by VI-Chao on 2008-03-14 08:49:13 tags: luciferian society, magic

When asked about the LucSoc (Luciferian Society), people seem to find it odd that not only are we not disciples of the work of Michael Ford, we are not Satanists by any traditional guideline. We are not a spiritual group, although we reserve the right to perform masses. We are …

Fallen Nation Audiobook by Michael Szul on 2008-03-13 08:24:49 tags: fallen nation, james curcio, mythos media

You've read the reviews and you've heard the comments, but if you're still not convinced to take that linguistic trip through the psychedelic pages of Fallen Nation, author James Curcio and Alterati have laid out some stellar audiobook readings for you to listen to and wrestle with …

Esozone Conference: Call for Submissions by Michael Szul on 2008-03-12 07:36:06 tags: esozone, portland

Speaking of Esozone, Key 64 editor-in-chief Nick Pell - the Esozone event director - put out a call for submissions for people who want to do workshops at this years event in October.

So here's the drill. We’ve got a good core of workshops going, and a lot of interest …

Where Were You During Esozone? by Michael Szul on 2008-03-11 09:18:31 tags: esozone, portland

In August of 2007, Technoccult's Klint Finley, Key 64 editor-in-chief Nick Pell and artist Danny Chaoflux got together to bring you the world's first designer reality expo in Portland, Oregon. Rumor has it that Esozone was the best thing since bakers learned to glue sesame seeds onto bagels …

The Occult Origins of Lost by Klint Finley on 2008-03-10 08:07:27 tags: 23, alan moore, lost, robert anton wilson, television, watchmen

ABC's Lost isn't the first pop culture phenomena to crib from occultism - movies, television shows, and video games have integrated occult themes and rituals for years. But one thing that sets Lost apart from the crowd is the apparent sincere interest on the part of executive producer and …

At Edges by Samuel 23 on 2008-03-07 10:00:58 tags: magic, magick, punk, skateboarding

Push. Click. Push. Click

Each push harder than the last. The time between clicks diminishes into a steady rat-a-tat-tat.

Then.

Slap! One leg stomps down while the second presses up against the board. Hips swivel in mid air just before the board comes down hard and fast on the rickety …

Nine Inch Nails: Ghosts I-IV Released by Michael Szul on 2008-03-04 07:40:41 tags: industrial, music, nin, nine inch nails, trent reznor

Many people were mixed about the Nine Inch Nails release Zero Hour (I, for one, still absolutely love it); but one thing you can never say about Trent Reznor is that his music - or ideas - has remained stagnant over the years. Love it or hate it, he always brings something …

What Has Chris Arkenberg Been Up To? by Michael Szul on 2008-02-29 08:48:17 tags: chris arkenberg, generation hex, lvx23, music

Many of you might be wondering what's been up with Key 64 contributor and founder Chris Arkenberg (LVX23), who's been decidedly quiet in the online occult circles for a while.

In addition to a two week trip to Tokyo, Chris has been working hard on the music side …

Who Cares About the Cthulhu Mythos? by Venger As’Nas Satanis on 2008-02-28 07:57:05 tags: cthulhu, cult of cthulhu, hp lovecraft, religion

Who cares about the Mythos? That’s the Cthulhu Mythos I’m talking about… invented by H.P. Lovecraft and adored by many horror nerds and chaos magicians from the 20th century. The Mythos is old stuff from an old time. This is the age of Blu-Ray, Texas Hold …

Pop Culture Magic Anthology: Call for Submissions by Michael Szul on 2008-02-27 08:28:37 tags: pop culture magic, taylor ellwood

Yesterday we informed you of David Whitt and John Perlich's call for chapters for their new book There and Back Again: Mythology and the New Millennium. Today, we have a request from a good friend of Key 64 that many of you know well.

Taylor Ellwood, the mastermind behind …

There and Back Again: Call for Submissions by Michael Szul on 2008-02-26 08:26:21 tags: mythology

Yesterday, Klint Finley pointed out an interview over on TheoFantastique's blog with John Perlich and David Whitt, discussing their modern mythological work Sith, Slayers, Stargates, and Cyborgs: Modern Mythology in the New Millennium. I wrote Perlich and Whitt to uncover more information about their upcoming sequel There and Back …

The Cult of Cthulhu by Michael Szul on 2008-02-25 08:42:07 tags: cthulhu, cult of cthulhu, hp lovecraft

“Can you hear the discordant notes sounding in the distance, in the concave corners of space, the squirming fissures of infinity, the godlike patterns of my mind…? A purple luminescence oozes across the sky. A crimson rift ushers in the demon world. Only a few of us observe. Those of …

the-infinite-game by Michael Szul on 2008-02-21 14:43:24 tags: david hume, grant morrison, immanuel kant, james carse, soren kierkegaard, the infinite game, the invisibles

An ouroboros is an ancient Egyptian symbol depicting a snake eating its own tale. It can signify many things in both the ancient and the modern world. One of the significant things that it symbolizes is the circular revolution of life, such as birth and renewal. The ouroboros, much like …

leaving-the-race-1.5 by Dr. Invisible on 2008-01-09 09:40:14

I lived among them, but never with them for a score and change. Then truth brutally and unavoidably slammed into me, bearing all the subtlety and warmth of a wildcat jackhammer. I wasn’t one of them. These beautiful monkey men with their designer trousers and holes in the ground …

Modern DIY OcculTech by Ikipr on 2008-01-09 09:40:13

I could sit here and write the typical how-to BS article about circuit bending you can find anywhere on-line but instead I’ll approach it in a spiritual sense. Circuit bending is one of the latest forms of occult technology to emerge over the past 20 years, and I would…

building-a-literary-pantheon by Kelly Kennedy on 2008-01-09 09:40:12 tags: jd salinger, kelly kennedy, literary pantheon

Literary characters are a resource that seems far less tapped into. The psychic energy imbued in them is ripe for the harnessing. They are no different from traditional deities in the sense that they are born from stories. The difference lies in their energy levels, psychospheres, popularity, and their pathways …

Talismatic Texts by Wes Unruh and Edward Wilson on 2008-01-09 09:40:11

Your preconscious mind needs precise goals which it interprets literally, and those goals should be upgraded regularly. Your preconscious mind also retains memetic content indefinitely, and so once a meme is embedded it will continue influencing you until it is deliberately altered or removed. Likewise, once a meme is dissolved…

retroactive-causation-and-magic by Edward Wilson on 2008-01-09 09:40:10

Retroactivity has been a recurrent theme in my explorations of reality. I suspect that my first exposure to the idea was in a science fiction presentation of time travel (specifically Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure) but the first time I remember taking it seriously was when I read a…

culinary-adventures-of-an-urban-shaman by Lupa on 2008-01-09 09:40:09

I used to hate cooking, to the point that when I was still a lonely bachelor in a one bedroom apartment in Pittsburgh, I subsisted primarily on Campbell's soup and raw produce. To me, it was just a big waste of time. Why cook when I could be writing…

advertising-is-his-medium by Lillian Grace on 2008-01-09 09:40:08 tags: advertising, lillian grace

Oliviero Toscani sprung into notoriety in the early 80’s under the patronage of Italian fashion brand Benetton, a partnership that ran from 1982 – 2000. Quickly acquiring a reputation for arrogance and shock, Toscani was the creative mind behind the controversial advertising campaigns that turned Benetton into a household name …

broken-sex by Klint Finley on 2008-01-09 09:40:07

Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge, born Jacqueline Breyer in 1969, passed away Tuesday 9th October 2007. Lady Jaye and her partner Genesis Breyer P-Orridge spent the past several years living an “art as life project” sometimes called “Breaking Sex.” The couple altered their own appearances to look more and more like…

no-one-leadin-my-gang-cuz-each-man-is-the-boss by Lucifer Benway on 2008-01-09 09:40:06

There is an interesting dialectic in the human mind, the tension between the cult leader and the cult member within. I was chatting with James Curcio the other night. After he wrote Join My Cult! he was amused and astounded when people expected him to found a literal cult. The…

multiverse by Michael Coleman on 2008-01-09 09:40:05

Hello! For those of you who don’t know who I am, I’m in the same situation. I don’t truly know who, what, or if I am. Addressing some questions on selfhood in relation to an up-to-date physics worldview of infinite universes is what this essay is about…

the-luxury-of-empowerment by Rev. Jack Malebranche on 2008-01-09 09:40:04

“What about empowerment through vulnerability?” A young male stood up in front of a room full of people and asked me this a few months ago. He did so without a chuckle, with no shame or uncertainty in his voice. A few of his peers nodded and looked to me…

kaos-magicks-for-dummies-11 by CHAOLION on 2007-09-22 17:36:45

IN THE LATE 1970S PETER CARROLL BASCALLY SYNTHESIZED BUDDHISM, PHYSICKS, CROWLEY AND SPAER INTO CHAOS MAGICK!!1 HE TOOK ALL THIS MATERIAL THAT IT WULD NORMALLYL TAKE U YEARZ 2 REED AND COMBINED IT IN2 1 EASY TO REED BOOK AND SYSTEM!!! THAT SYSTEMN IS CHAOS MAGICK AND THAT BOOK…

an-obituary-for-madeline-l-engle by Brian Shaughnessy on 2007-09-22 17:36:44

A look at the philosophical and occult influence of Madeline L’Engle. “I look at Mother, and think that if I am to reflect on the eventual death of her body, of all bodies, in a way that is not destructive, I must never lose sight of those other deaths…

glares-returned by Scott Offutt on 2007-09-22 17:36:43

Authoritarian Divinations People in our line of work have long been distinguished by a heightened awareness, or at least a pretense toward it, of the Way Things Really Are. We've obtained influence not only through force of will polarized in one way or another but through a deeper understanding…

storyscape by James M. Kilmury on 2007-09-22 17:36:42

I wish I could draw better than I wrote. “All the gods you behold in vision are your very own self. All the heavens, the hells, the gods, and the demons are within you, are one with you, and through your dream and your visionary life you get into touch…

EsoZone Report by Justin Hager on 2007-09-22 17:36:41

DAY -1: Around 8pm. Private Messages pouring in over IRReality IRC chat from Lucifer Benway, one of the trio of one who organized and made real the NotSoTemporary Autonomous Zone known as EsoZone. I have a couch to crash on in Portland. Here is the number. Call it. Seal the…

driving-through-dulce by Vin Al Ken on 2007-09-22 17:36:40

We ate chocolate. I read that aliens don’t like the taste of chocolate, so ingesting it was like abduction repellant. Precautions, precautions.

It was 2002, and I was traveling back and forth this fair country with the lady who is now my lady. We were in New Mexico underneath…

alternate-approaches-for-making-sigils by Taylor Ellwood on 2007-09-22 17:36:39

I’ve always found mantras (vibrated chants) to be fascinating. In Tantric tradition, by vibrating a phrase, a person can manipulate the internal energy of the body, specifically the chakras, causing that energy to change in a way that helps the person reach enlightenment, or at least some altered state…

my-first-experiment-with-totemic-chemognosis by Lupa on 2007-09-22 17:36:38

One area of recent experimentation with animal totems has been using chemognosis to contact totem animals. This was inspired by reading Giorgio Samorini’s Animals and Psychedelics, a study of animals that deliberately seek out mind altering substances as an attempt to show that getting high is more natural than…

what-kind-of-world-do-we-live-in by Lucifer benway on 2007-09-22 17:36:37

I know. Preaching to the choir. You’re all familiar with Bob and “Bob.” You all know that the map is not the territory. You’re not like the normate Pinks that walk the streets in their grey flannel suits desperate for a Budweiser and the big game. You’re…

subgenius-kooks by Reverend Ivan Stang on 2007-09-22 17:36:36

When you take the path less traveled, you sometimes find that it is less traveled for a damned good reason. The Church attracts weirdoes; that was always the whole idea. But even though our “weirdar” has a very broad range of tolerance, some of the ones we find stuck to…

ten-ways-you-can-fight-fascist-america by Thirty Seven on 2007-09-22 17:36:35

This is the best guide I can offer for proactive, prolonged, independent and effective resistance against the overwhelming direction towards greater warfare, poverty, and fascist control we see around the world in 2007. I was asked by a weirdo I have a lot of respect for to write on this…

Entry into the Zoetic Magical Current by Anonymous Author of the Grimoire of Pharaon on 2007-06-05 09:22:19

To write magically of the process of writing the magical grimoire is itself a self-referential conjuration of the gnosis of Ipseity, the reference-point to which all self-understandings must themselves refer, in order to be other than “dead selves.” If the Zos is “the Body, considered as a…

the-morality-of-ecology by Michael Szul on 2007-06-05 09:21:25

David Hume (2000) once wrote, in A Treatise of Human Nature, his most famous philosophical work:

Most fortunately it happens, that since reason is incapable of dispelling these clouds, nature herself suffices to that purpose, and cures me of this philosophical melancholy and delirium, either by relaxing this bent of …

the-secret-history-of-key-23 by Klint Finley on 2007-06-04 11:35:37

As we celebrate the launch of Key 64, my tyrannous editor and neighbor Ulysses Lazarus has coerced me into recounting my telling of “The Key 23 story.“Key 23 launched in July of 2004 as a group blog collaboration between Lapo, LVX23, Michael Szul, Sauceruney, Wes Unruh, me. But before…

initiation-is-a-many-splendoured-thing by Lucifer Benway on 2007-06-04 11:33:38

I lived in my parents basement located along a strip of Massachusetts abutting Rhode Island that gets mentioned on Family Guy if that tells you anything about my background. People tend to get it wrong with me because I went to college and can form sentences. They think that I…

dark-moorish-science-unveiled by Padre Engo on 2007-06-04 11:21:06

I, the last of the Prophets, am sent with a sword! The sword is the key to Heaven and Hell. All who draw it in the name of the Faith will be rewarded.

-The Prophet Mohammed

With one blow after another i will bring total disaster! The end has come…

how-to-operate-with-a-blown-mind by Adam Lammiman on 2007-06-04 11:17:38

“The Chapel Perilous, like the mysterious entity called “I” cannot be located in the space-time continuum; it is weightless, odorless, tasteless and undetectable by ordinary instruments. Indeed like the Ego, it is even possible to deny that it is there. And yet, even more like the Ego, once…

gnosis-of-the-demiurge-and-the-post-modern-archons by Grimnir Karlsen on 2007-06-04 09:49:57

In the study of contemporary systems of magic, both the modern and the so-called “postmodern,” a particular tension between more standard traditional forms and ostensibly novel interpretations of them often becomes apparent. This tension seems to be exacerbated by the use of old concepts, often specific to particular…

child-sacrifice-in-oregon by Trevor Blake on 2007-06-04 09:29:43

Pyelonephritis is an infection of the kidney. Antibiotics are a known and readily-available cure. But that knowledge didn’t help Valery Shaw, who died in 1979 at the age of five months from a kidney infection. The pus and germs in Valery’s kidneys caused her pain, vomiting, painful urination…

neon-genesis-evangelion-and-the-psycho-shamanic-journey by Lupa on 2007-06-04 09:15:57

I was recently introduced to Neon Genesis Evangelion (NGE), specifically the 26-episode series created in the 1990s. The surface story deals with 14 year old Shinji Ikari, one of several children recruited to pilot mechas (giant robots) called Evangelions, or Evas for short. The Evas are used to defend a…

developing-an-internal-body-language by Taylor Ellwood on 2007-06-04 08:39:17

In Inner Alchemy, I wrote about my experiments with finding and working with neurotransmitter spirit guides and forms of life (such as bacteria) that exist in the human body. I created an alphabet of desire with each letter representing a distinct entity. The letter could be used to find the…

deep-puddle-dynamics-chapel-of-sacred-mirrors by agent139 on 2006-12-18 11:25:20

I’m lying on my back on the floor, on a mat in the middle of a long hall surrounded at both ends by singing bowls and enormous gongs. To my left is a girl, curled in a ball, who has been rocking back and forth for five minutes, sobbing…

hollywood-is-stealing-my-thoughts by lvx23 on 2006-12-11 23:23:53

a-problem-of-magical-conception by wolven on 2006-12-11 20:33:40

Coil - [Love's Secret Domain] - Why is it that everything I see, these days, about the practice of spiritualism, or the occult, or “metaphysics,” in the popular sense, is either all about Love and Light and Fluffy Bunnies, or Chaos and Disruption and Anarchist Operatives? What is wrong with the …

sigil-g-theory by ObserverPrime on 2006-12-03 18:33:34

The first item I must preface with the fact that I am a lifelong worker of personal healing and spiritual energies. It is from this sector that I draw my interpretation. For those unsavvy/unbelieving that such a subtle reality could exist alongside this one, I will ground my explanation…

jive-magazine-op-ed-2 by agent139 on 2006-11-30 14:46:03

So, I admit it. I only gave half the story in my previous article. (“Wake Up Neo: There Is No Counterculture, You Twit.”) It is true, the world is full of underground posers, sharpening their sticks for the coming revolution against an opposition that doesn't exist, artistes …

oaxaca-support-and-solidarity by samuel23 on 2006-11-20 14:09:40

Feel free to use/spread thisWorldwide Direct Action to Take Place in Support of Those Struggling in Oaxaca on November 20

Since most of you reading this practice magick, consider also taking time out for a ritual or sigil launching (feel free to use the one I posted here…

the-devil-is-the-cure-for-dogma by lupa on 2006-11-18 21:11:10

“Organized religion destroys who we are by inhibiting our actions… by inhibiting our decisions, out of…out of fear of some…some intangible parent figure.” – Loki, “Dogma”

Every religion the world has seen, from the Big Three Monotheisms to obscure sects, lives and dies by the same growth pattern. When…

the-cimetiere-grimoire-entrae-dccclxxxviii by asmadai on 2006-11-16 18:54:56

This is my final entry in this accursed work which has swallowed my life and taken everything that I ever truly treasured. Friends, family and youth. The path I have followed has been fraught. Through every place of power where we lay our bones and free our will. These Harrow…

voodoo-assault-on-bush-visit by lvx23 on 2006-11-16 17:43:33

Ap reports:
A renowned black magic practitioner performed a voodoo ritual Thursday to jinx President George W. Bush and his entourage while he was on a brief visit to Indonesia.
Ki Gendeng Pamungkas slit the throat of a goat, a small snake and stabbed a black crow in the chest…

uprising-in-the-south-pacific by doloras on 2006-11-16 17:02:21

“Windows were smashed in the Prime Minister’s Office Parliament House, the Magistrates Court,the Public Service Commission Office, the Ministry of Finance and three vehicles overturned and government cars smashed in government parking lots.

Meanwhile, at Pangai Si’i rioters are still jumping and dancing to loud music and…

muslim-ucla-student-tased-repeatedly by Ulysses Lazarus on 2006-11-16 16:20:44

America is still a democracy… yeah, right.

identity-shaping-through-technology by teriel on 2006-11-16 13:50:31

For those curious about my latest experimentations, here’s an exceprt from Media Magic, the book I’m currently writing.The potential of the internet and video games is the potential to assume a new identity, and use it to reshape your physical identity as well. The use of skill…

we-re-a-counter-public-sphere by wu on 2006-11-12 23:48:22

Occulterati

EPISODE 2 :: “Synchronotic”

Freeman and Rev. Gabriel Wilsonliams discuss the power of synchronicity, changing the world, and fringe science.

Duration :: 00:31:19
Download :: 2006-11-13 (35.840MB)

The Evil Wizard Daedalus
The feeling that swells up deep inside you when the theme music cues in? That’s natural. Just go with…

this-just-about-sums-it-up by Ulysses Lazarus on 2006-11-09 20:16:13

wasted yr vote again, sucker?

EsoTech Lends a Hand by Ulysses Lazarus on 2006-11-09 15:30:08

Nearly every tradition agrees that mastery over the body and mind precede effective spiritual development and advanced will-working. However even the most committed occultists have trouble sitting down for regular daily meditation. While intellectually magic!ians recognize the benefits of such mundane work few seem to understand the rich benefits…

the-corporate-reich by lvx23 on 2006-11-09 15:11:11

The following post is some very insightful commentary from a member of a mailing list I’m on. It addresses the privatization of American voting, as well as the interesting and scary trajectories of the IG Farbin group of industrialists after their post-WW2 break-up. The implication is that the Reich…

system-of-a-down-helm-movie by Michael Szul on 2006-11-09 08:14:06

It looks like everyone’s favorite Armenia band is gearing up their public awareness skills for a documentary on genocide.

Documentary feature examining why genocides keep occurring - from the Armenian genocide in 1915, to the Holocaust, Bosnia, Rwanda and now Darfur - through the eyes and music of the Grammy award-winning …

this-shit-fucking-works by wu on 2006-11-08 23:38:46

I’m getting together some stuff. for now you can check out the spanking new web address

ThisShitFuckingWorks.com
Profanity Press is also hosting the secret Insider’s Guide to Viral Marketing

Which has been described as ‘Too Esoteric for the Masses’

This, of course, means I present it to…

the-zombie-zeitgeist by Michael Szul on 2006-11-08 08:29:42

LA Weekly has a nice article examining the cultural genre of zombie entertainment.

Since 1968, when George Romero first caused a Variety reviewer to question the very future of a film industry that could produce Night of the Living Dead, a sanguinary rising tide of zombie culture has engulfed the …

the-terror-conspiracy by Michael Szul on 2006-11-07 08:22:48

Red Ice Radio interviews Jim Marrs – author of The Terror Conspiracy: Deception, 9/11, and the Loss of Libery – and talks about the September 11th attacks, and even throws in some UFO and secret society talk.

i-know-of-no-reason by lvx23 on 2006-11-05 22:11:43

traveling-the-marshes by toxickmuse on 2006-11-01 11:33:30

“Traveling the marshes” = the newest (and probably one of the oldest) euphemisms for sexual intercourse.

Archeologists appear to have excavated evidence amid the ruins of a Temple in Luxor of an annual rite that featured anonymous, orgiastic sex, drugs, barrels of booze, and what must have been the ancient Egyptian …

timewave-2012 by AhPook on 2006-11-01 03:21:51

Many years have passed since Peter Meyers wrote the Fractal Time software for studying Terence McKenna’s Novelty theory. Now for the first time in eight years a new version has been produced which is not limited to DOS based computing.You are invited to join in the exploration of…

now-that-s-a-different-animal by lupa on 2006-10-19 00:47:39

See, this is why I tell people that working strictly from totem animal dictionaries doesn’t work.

Some rambling on unorthodox definitions and qualifications of various spirits, and why going by the book isn’t always the best choice. My practice has finally started up again, however sore and tired…

rachel-haywire-s-new-project-pure-sonic-terror by Ulysses Lazarus on 2006-10-18 14:50:17

When I’m not listening to the first five Led Zeppelin albums on infinite repeat invoking the guitar god of Zoso, I like to expand my brain with sonic terror beats ripping a hole in the memetic fragment of my identity complex. While sitting on the Internetbox today killing braincells…

The Unpublished Comic by Michael Szul on 2006-10-17 14:59:54

Brenden Simpson is not only responsible for all of the former Occult Talk entries at Key 23 (the archives are soon to be brought back up on this site); but he's also responsible for both of the April Fool's jokes that ran as well. And he was a …

join-my-cult-infomercial by Michael Szul on 2006-10-17 09:41:26

James Curcio was able to upload the Join My Cult infomercial – from 2000 – up to YouTube thanks to GreyLodge.

rushkoff-and-pinchbeck-debate by Michael Szul on 2006-10-09 14:25:21

Recently, Key 23 friend (and cultural writing superstar) Douglas Rushkoff debated in NYC with 2012 and Breaking Open the Head author Daniel Pinchbeck. DJ Lanphier of Spiral NYC was nice enough to record this debate and has upload the four files to Google Video.

Part I Part II Part III …

a-taste-of-things-to-come by agent139 on 2006-10-04 16:52:20

As the production for subQtaneous is winding down, like the lunatic I am, I jumped on the v-drum kit and started recording parts which quickly spun into a new, final track.

Like many of the tracks on the album, this clearly demonstrates my love of tribal drumming, and industrial and…

robert-anton-wilson-needs-our-help by lvx23 on 2006-10-02 21:18:38

RAW is one of my personal heroes. I wouldn’t be anywhere near the person I am if it wasn’t for him. I can’t speak highly enough so I’m sending $100. He’s dying and running out of money.

From Boing Boing’s Mark Frauenfelder:

UPDATE: Note…

wu-tang-comes-to-northampton by Ulysses Lazarus on 2006-10-01 09:44:22

Meditating on the urban landscape sigils wu tang achieves synchronicity with himself.

masonic-graveyard-adventures-v.-george-stephanopolous-ad-space by Ulysses Lazarus on 2006-10-01 09:40:06

Get rich, with the power of the pyramid.

u-r-scr00d by lvx23 on 2006-09-30 16:54:52

Habeus whatus? From The Smirking Chimp:
Underneath all this, however, is where the paranoia sets in.

Underneath all this is the definition of “enemy combatant” that has been established by this legislation. An “enemy combatant” is now no longer just someone captured “during an armed conflict” against our forces. Thanks…

self-healing-material by Michael Szul on 2006-09-30 11:54:11

U.S. researchers have developed a self-healing material that can electronically pinpoint the location in which the damage occurred.

A flexible material that automatically repairs damage and also pinpoints where it has been wounded has been developed by US researchers. They say it could eventually prove useful for airplane maintenance …

downey-as-iron-man by Michael Szul on 2006-09-30 11:51:02

It looks like the actor with the most time in rehab is going to suit up to portray the comic book character who has spent the most time in rehab.

Downey will portray Tony Stark, a billionaire industrialist and genius inventor who is kidnapped and forced to build a devastating …

my-white-heart by lvx23 on 2006-09-29 16:25:13

so much revelation drawn from such thin white sands, blowing and blowing past, powdering my flesh like some nanofilm mote swarm, protecting and programming my tired soul. this place is a dimension running almost parallel to the one I typically call home. for a week or so each year the…

key-23-version-4.0-open-source by Michael Szul on 2006-09-29 11:22:38

Welcome to the new improved Key 23. Each time we evolved this site in the past, it seemed to get closer and closer to one particular point – so with version 4.0, we decided to call a spade and spade… and call Key 23 a magazine, which is basically what…

Jive Mag Article by agent139 on 2006-09-29 01:21:35

”…The Matrix. For those who live under a rock or masturbate to QVC all day long, I will paraphrase the first movie. In the scenes where Keanu Reeve isn't desperately attempting to recall his lines, it is a smart, slick take on the alienation most suburban American youth feel …

Cerulean by lupa on 2006-09-29 01:20:11

Had an interview with Sakson & Taylor today, a headhunter service that, among others, finds people for Microsoft. The person I talked to seemed very positive about me – for once, just this once, someone actually saw my “diverse background” as a GOOD thing – and the fact that I have managed my…

the-evocation-of-sorrow by teriel on 2006-09-29 00:00:48

A ritual to evoke emotions and find resolution, while using the energy in the emotions for other purposes.So I decided to do my grieving ritual for the time in academia the other night. I’d just gotten a Voyager tarot pack from Lupa as a gift, so I decided…

cut-up-commodity-pt.-1 by teriel on 2006-09-28 22:05:09

Just some fiction I cooked up some time ago, but we all need a change in gears occasionally. So I present to you the Cut-up Commodity part 1

Copyright 2006 Taylor Ellwood“Hi I might be a federal agent.” he says to me. Vacant glassy eyes, smooth as pebbles and…

bush-s-shadow-goverment by Michael Szul on 2006-09-28 17:56:17

And if we had reported this, we would be considered conspiracy nuts.

The World Net Daily reports that they have uncovered documents showing that Bush’s administration – in conjunction with Mexico and Canada – may have the workings of a shadow government operating without Congressional awareness.

Government documents released by a …

new-padre-engo-video by Ulysses Lazarus on 2006-09-21 18:08:31

New Padre Engo Video. See below.
Get this video and more at MySpace.com

The Artisan by anton on 2006-09-20 19:42:48

In this series of articles I intend to explore my recent journey in the realm of sexual identity and the place of gender in the magical world as I’ve experienced it. Whilst I will explore the role of goddesses and hermaphrodites, as far as this essay relates to my…

the-78-piece-time-machine by samuel23 on 2006-09-18 05:24:26

Divination, in modern occult circles anyway, is the practice of attempting to discern the most probable future based on conditions at the time of the divination. The tarot is probably the most common tool used for divination. Though there any number of ways touse the tarot, it usually involves layouts…

daily-low-grade-trance-magic-and-the-law-of-attraction by andrieh vitimus on 2006-09-12 12:33:01

This article explores some of the recent work I have done with the law of attraction, NLP, and some of Steve Wilson’s ideas from Chaos Ritual. Its been highly effective in improving my daily experience at my work and in general. The Law of attraction is a often quoted…

shapeshifter-s-cloak by lupa on 2006-09-07 23:15:51

Those of you who are friended to me on my addiction Livejournal may have seen this post about my recent works of magic.

Magical artwork has always been a favorite activity of mine. It's the kind of thing I do when I'm feeling burned out, tired, or otherwise …

liberation-through-humiliation by teriel on 2006-09-07 21:22:30

In the last couple of months, as my life has finally settled down from the chaos that enveloped it since November of 2005, I’ve had time to process some major life changes that have occurred. I left graduate school in December 2005, moved to Seattle in March 2006, got…

an-exercise-in-perception by lupa on 2006-09-06 13:06:50

Sometimes I get really tangled up in my Third Circuit. I have to analyze everything, label it, categorize it, bag it, tag it, and leave it a screaming puddle of goo in a pigeonhole. Consequently, I often spend too much time thinking about something, and letting it get to me…

the-utility-of-hyperglyphic-media by wu on 2006-08-27 13:31:19

I’ve described in detail some of the elements that go into initiating and constructing, deconstructing and isolating egregores in Metamagical Grafitti, #1–4. These articles are freely available online in .pdf form, and provide a theory from which social superstructures can be reframed into a neo-platonic system.(1) Now, I…

debut-track-from-word-virus-ss by Ulysses Lazarus on 2006-08-16 13:59:42

“Who's the Fucking Boss” subverts yr brain thru psychic scarring plugged in deep to recesses of the medullah oblongata henceforth unexplored by modern science the pope the president and James Joyce. Soon to be played at an Abu Girab near you. A preview of the upcoming sonic assault Sweatin …

unnameable-event-ritual by samuel23 on 2006-08-16 05:24:14

The following can be used in several ways.

1. You can explore it as a doccument of a ritual I undertook to open a gate that will shower forth peculiar and beautiful opportunities out for anyone who attends the Unnameable Event

2. You can strip it down, and then revamp…

that-lousy-d-d-manual by lvx23 on 2006-08-15 18:44:49

You, who are involved in the occult, think you have achieved power, but you have been trapped in a dungeon of bondage.

it-s-about-time by wychipu on 2006-08-14 12:04:03

A visit I hadn’t looked forward to provided a pleasant discovery….They say home is the place where when you knock on the door, they have to let you in. I’ve always been more inclined to follow the adage that home is where your heart is. Then again…

time meditations by wu on 2006-08-13 11:48:19

I thought samuel23 had a good idea here, so I’ve transcribed some of my magical diary:

Mindless self-perpetuation is the only natural predator of Man.


It is with some reluctance I come to the awareness that there is no judgement at which my actions will be weighed, for good…

evocation-through-paintings by teriel on 2006-08-12 22:24:46

Evocation through Paintings – Article and pictorial content copyright of Taylor Ellwood 2006. Please do not Distribute elsewhere without permission.

Lately I’ve been reading up on evocation. Something I noticed in several books was the insistence by the authors on using incense as a way of creating a substance the…

start-wars-pkn by wu on 2006-08-08 14:51:05 START WARS

Remixes and Videos from the album Anew Hope

this is the last release for Philip K Nixon that I will be generating. Feel free to use or mangle or reinvent any track from the PKN body of work, and release it in whatever fashion you wish. As of today, August …

subgrinden by lvx23 on 2006-08-08 03:12:30

I finally got around to getting some decent server space (my cell phone has more storage than my ISP) and have uploaded the song I created during my Love War with Fox News, as chronicled in Gen Hex. It’s a 15+ min audio rite burned into binary.

Fox Chant …

terra-incognita by Michael Szul on 2006-08-07 13:09:45

Check out Bood Samel’s featured article for Key 23 as he explains the virtues of graffiti magic.

personal-missive by samuel23 on 2006-08-07 03:10:27

I wrote this in my personal journal, but I thought some folks here may be interested.“I’m retiring (sort of) from the occult world. What I mean by this is that I’m no longer even entertaining the idea of doing anything occult related that will make other people…

paul-laffoley-poster-results-in by Ulysses Lazarus on 2006-08-05 18:55:24

On the MySpace blog here.

Good choices all, from a pool of stellar works by the consummate renaissance man of our Baharoque age, destined to become the Leonardo da Vinci of an era where modernism broke free from the shackles of convention, passed thru the fields of chaos and reformed…

call-to-action-from-your-friends-at-magicians-for-a-free-society by samuel23 on 2006-08-05 04:22:58

Federal Judge Effectively Repeals The First Amendment

Just remember, the constitution is a piece of paper, it doesn’t give you anything and the government can and will strip you of your rights. Wake up people, it’s not a political debate, it’s the reality of what America has…

urban-tomato-rituals-or-how-i-got-in-touch-with-agrarian-pagan-cycles by lupa on 2006-08-01 00:53:11

So I’m not much of a gardener. But this year I planted two tomato plants, one on either side of the outside altar in the back yard.I watered them every day, and it struck me that as the water seeped into the earth, some of it would ultimately…

intentionality by teriel on 2006-07-27 13:14:11

An examination of intention and it’s role in shaping reality, with credit going to Andrieh Vitimus for some conversations and experimentation that have merged with some of my own experiments and lends itself to the writing of this particular article.Intentionality is both a function of and causative agent…

nyc-meatup-this-weekend by Ulysses Lazarus on 2006-07-25 19:36:04

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New York City Meatup Some Time This Weekend!

Email Channel Null at nishur1@yahooNOSPAM.com for specifics (time, date and which set of docks we’ll be meating at). Featuring such occulture superstars…

toward-a-better-understanding-of-the-chaos-current-part-3-nothing-is-true-everything-is-permitted by samuel23 on 2006-07-23 22:34:57

Nothing Is True Everything Is Permitted; This phrase has been referred to as the wisdom key of chaos magick, and has an interesting if sordid past. Though I am not for the purposes of this article interested in exploring the history of this phrase it is interesting to me that…

spin by agent139 on 2006-07-23 18:44:48

Artist Brian Springer spent a year scouring the airwaves with a satellite dish grabbing back channel news feeds not intended for public consumption. The result of his research is SPIN, one of the most insightful films ever made about the mechanics of how television is used as a tool of…

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by Chris Arkenberg on 2006-06-23 15:42:57

When confronted with disorder the brain will attempt to overlay some form or pattern to make sense of the chaos. The meticulous geometries often accompanying psychedelic hallucination are one example of this phenomena. The brain, it seems, is an organizing device that recoils at disorder and attempts to subdue…