By Grant Morrison, Richard Metzger
Disinformation’s "wicked warlock" Richard Metzger gathers an unheard of cabal of recent occultists, -magicians, and ahead thinkers within the most recent within the sequence of the massive layout Disinformation courses. 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 e-book may well seem like and whom it can entice, Book of Lies redefines occult anthologies, packaging and proposing an immense array of magical essays for a popular culture viewers. just a few of the contents:
An advent through comics genius furnish Morrison, who additionally contributes a three-part article on Pop Magick.
Mark Pesce, writer of The Playful World, compares machine programming and spellcasting.
Genesis P-Orridge, father of commercial song and Rave tradition explains how samples in a rave tune may have magical effects.
Paul Laffoley discusses his magical creative thoughts (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 realm sown within the Elizabethan era?.
The first ever biographical essay on Marjorie Cameron, the interesting 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 booklet The Sirius Mystery’s, arguable thesis (for which he used to be ridiculed) was once confirmed through the Hubble telescope twenty-five years overdue.
An particular Anton LaVey interview through Michael Moynihan, writer of best-selling e-book Lords of Chaos.
Erik Davis, writer of Techgnosis, seems to be at H. P. -Lovecraft’s Magick Realism.
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Extra resources for Book of Lies: The Disinformation Guide to Magick and the Occult
As you progress, you will notice three distinct but interwoven elements. First, the Zohar is a commentary on the Bible, including its narratives, characters, laws, descriptive passages, and even the genealogies. Second, it is a highly detailed map of the spiritual landscape that has come into being since the creation of the universe—or even before that creation—and that is still in the process of coming into being at this very moment. Finally, the Zohar is a set of practical instructions and tools for successfully traveling that well-defined yet ever-changing spiritual landscape, and ultimately attaining the transformation that is the true purpose of our lives.
Much as we might care for our own health, our family, or our house, they are appendages to our existence, not the basis of it. As long as we are afraid of losing those things, and as long as we make that fear the motivation for our relationship to God, we cannot truly reveal His Light. The second category of fear simply moves the object of dread from this world to the next. Instead of beseeching the Creator to spare our real estate and our bank accounts, we implore Him to keep us out of hell. The distinction between the first type of fear to this one is the difference between Kabbalah’s depiction of ancient Egypt and the repressive theocracies of Calvinist Geneva or Puritan New England.
Viewing them can be likened to dialing the right telephone number, or typing in the correct codes to run a computer program. ” Through positive thoughts and actions, we have to consciously permit the immense power of the Zohar to radiate love, harmony, and peace into our lives for us to share with all humanity and the universe. As a work that has not only survived for millennia, but that is now much more widely read than ever before, we must credit the Zohar with some inner dynamic that staves off the forces of time.