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The Immanence of Myth by James Curcio on 2008-04-17 07:31:29 tags: cassirer, generation hex, james curcio, myth, mythos media, nietzsche, philosophy, post-modernism

THE IMMANENCE OF MYTH:
INTRODUCTION
BEYOND REPRESENTATION

By James Curcio

The following are in-progress chapters for an upcoming work The Immanence of Myth, which picks up and expands on some of the ideas first presented in “Living The Myth” in Generation Hex. This will be an exploration of myth in …

Fallen Nation: Babylon Burning Prologue by James Curcio on 2008-03-25 08:15:26 tags: fallen nation, james curcio, mythos media

[Editor's Note: James Curcio and Mythos Media have been nice enough to allow us to publish the prologue to Curcio's latest novel, Fallen Nation: Babylon Burning]:

PROLOGUE:

2011 Wasn't So Great, Either

“Fallen! Babylon the Great has fallen! She has become a home for demons. She is …

Ohne Garantien: Memories of Dr. Christopher S. Hyatt by Mobius Frame on 2008-03-03 07:56:16 tags: dr christopher s hyatt, hyatt, new falcon

I enjoyed and valued Dr. Christopher S. Hyatt, Alan. He was my friend, and mentor; at once deeply complex, and abruptly simple. His contributions to philosophical thought, while drawing from diverse sources, are filtered through his own life experiences, and thus, entirely unique. Throughout life’s struggles and triumphs, he …

A Grand Hotel on the Hudson by Paul Laffoley, Architect, A.I.A. on 2008-01-09 09:40:03 tags: hudson, paul laffoley

Antonio Gaudi expressed Barcelona’s Islamic and Gothic heritage through riotously polychrome biomorphic forms. This makes Gaudi the last authentic practitioner of the Baroque in the 20th Century.

Architect Peter Eisenman (1932- ) to my mind said it all about setting the stage for building something on Ground Zero: “I purposely …

Live and Let Die: Fear of a Voodoo Planet by Stephen Grasso on 2007-09-22 17:36:34 tags: stephen grasso, voodoo

When I was young and my life was an open book, I used to say “live and let live”, but in this ever changing world in which we’re living, you sometimes need to step up and challenge pernicious ideas where you find them, raise a sword to ignorance and …

Sizing Up Your Magical Practice by Mordant Carnival on 2007-06-04 11:10:59 tags: magic, mordant carnival

(Or, how not to end up in a tinfoil hat.)

It’s the aim of this article to look at ways of appraising your magical practice, offering a few approaches and techniques to make sure things are on track as far as effectiveness goes and also to avoid some of …

The African Origins of the Holy Grail and the Witch's Cauldron by Padre Engo on 2006-09-05 15:12:49 tags: holy grail, padre engo

“The prenda is like the entire world in miniature, a means of domination. The ritual expert places in the kettle all manner of spiritualized forces. There he keeps the cemetery and the forest. There he keeps the river and the sea, the lightning-bolt, the whirlwind, the sun, the moon, the …

Terra Incognita: Graffiti Magic and the Urban Landscape by Bood Samel on 2006-08-28 10:08:52 tags: bood samel, graffiti magic

Two of my main interests in life are graffiti, and the practice of ceremonial magic. It wasn’t long after I started stumbling my way into magic that I started to notice similarities, and parallels between the acts of carrying out ceremonial magic, and going out and doing graffiti.

Both …

More Than Skin Deep: The Magick of Painplay and Body Modification by LaSara Firefox on 2006-08-28 10:08:06 tags: body modification, lasara firefox

While cutting has only recently gained the attention of the media, the medical establishment and pop-culture, many of us have been using cutting, pain play, blood play and other body modification (hereafter referred to as “body mod”) techniques and practices as magickal tools for years, or even decades.

A notable …

Retroactive Magic and Mind Machines by Taylor Ellwood on 2006-08-28 10:06:42 tags: mind machines, retroactive magic, taylor ellwood

I’ve been working with Mind Machines for the last year and a half now, since I was first introduced to them at WinterStar 22. Mind Machines are technologies that can be used to induce altered states of mind. The mind machine uses audio strobe technologies to do this. The …

Snap, Crackle, and Pop by Angelina Fabbro on 2006-08-28 10:05:26 tags: angelina fabbro

“[A mystical reality] is not the product if a primitive mentality, but rather that of an intelligence that acknowledges the pluridimensional nature of existence, the parallel universes, and all the wonders of being and becoming.”- Reginald Crosley, M.D.

Western Occult belief systems imply that reality is created by the …

Join My Cult! - The Truth Behind the Story by James Curcio on 2006-08-28 10:00:36 tags: james curcio, join my cult

Since Join My Cult! was released (10-23-04) I’ve been approached by countless people that were interested in the story behind the story, so-to-speak, since it is indeed more reality than fiction. Indeed, reality is stranger than fiction. So. Which characters are ‘real’? What really happened? How did it all …

Chronack by D.J. Lawrence on 2006-08-28 09:59:28 tags: chaos magic, dj lawrence

I woke up tired and groggy, slamming the snooze button and knocking my alarm clock off the coffee table. I came home the night before (or rather late the same morning), having had a rough, but enjoyable night at a fetish club I often frequent in Tokyo. I felt a …

Renaissance Now by Douglas Rushkoff on 2006-08-28 09:58:37 tags: douglas rushkoff, get back in the box

Do you remember anything of what you learned about the original Renaissance – the one so big that we capitalize it? What were the main innovations? Well, how about perspective painting? Artists developed the technique of the “vanishing point” and with it ability to represent three-dimensional scenes on two-dimensional surfaces. In …

Magic Philosophy 101 by Nick Farrell on 2006-08-28 09:57:53 tags: magic, nick farrell, philosophy

Magic has a philosophy which runs through it like a golden thread. It is not talked about much, because the alchemical procedure of finding it is part of the path. At various points, various occultists have tried to put down their formula for students. One recent example was Aleister Crowley …