Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Naive ROLLING STONE Writer Shocked By Crazy-Christian Mind Control Tactics

Rolling Stone writer goes undercover at a crazy-Christian group where they apparently break you down, convert you, and build you back up again.

Stupidly, when asked to "share," the writer makes up an outlandish story about his drunken clown father beating him with oversized shoes.

Unfortunately, my one fleeting error of judgment about my circus-clown dad had left me shackled to a rank character absurdity for the rest of my stay in Texas. I soon found myself reading aloud a passage from my "autobiography" describing a period of my father's life when he quit clowning to hand out fliers in a Fudgie the Whale costume outside a Carvel ice cream store:

I laugh about it now, but once he chased me, drunk, in his Fudgie the Whale costume. He chased me into the bathroom, laid me across the toilet seat and hit me with his fins, which underneath were still a man's hands.

Again no reaction from the group, aside from an affirming nod from José at the last part — his eyes said to me, I know what you mean about those fins.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

There's dark, and then there's this.

After noting the CIA's well-documented previous interest in black magic, ce399 writes:

Perhaps the weaponization of demonolotry is arrived at through some form of holographic or virtual reality (a technology long-suppressed by the Pentagon) 'cage', in which the target is enclosed in a three-dimensional 'grid' or prison capable of remote manipulations of psychical and/or physical and mental functions. In this way, the subject is deceived into believing s/he has come into contact with demonic entities.

Similarly, it is not far fetched to imagine a type of electro-magnetic 'gulag' or 'grid' surrounding an entire nation state in prison camp-like fashion: with sonic projection, psychotronic, brain scanning technologies, psycho-acoustic correction, active-denial, synthetic telepathy and other remote electronic harassment systems serving a function similar to prison security search lights, guard towers, prison dogs and security personnel.

Mmm, wouldn't put it past 'em. (Though some people would probably want to be in there voluntarily. But that don't make it right, now.)

Saturday, April 26, 2008

"That Strange Hill"

This comprehensive site about Glastonbury, home of occultist Dion Fortune, covers many of the myths and traditions about the sacred town.

More scientific evidence for reincarnation.

Many were able to give precise details, such as their former names and the manner of their deaths. They could even recall the names of friends and family, many of whom Dr Stevenson was able to track down through birth records. Others knew intimate details known only to the deceased's family.

Such findings have led respected academics to startling conclusions. 'Reincarnation is the most likely explanation for the strongest cases,' says Dr Jim Tucker, medical director of the Child and Family Psychiatric Clinic at the University of Virginia in the U.S.
Several fascinating cases discussed in the full article.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Satanic cults all the rage in Rome.

William Blake's Ghost of a Flea

The overwhelmingly Roman Catholic nation of Italy has an estimated 800 satanic cults, with more than 600,000 followers. But Rome, home to Vatican City and the pope, is where the fiercest spiritual battle is taking place...

...In recent years, gruesome murders have been linked to devil worship in Italy including a case several years ago involving members of a heavy metal band named the Beasts of Satan. Band members had stabbed, clubbed, and buried alive two teenagers in northwest Milan.

One of the victims was allegedly killed because she resembled the Virgin Mary.

And how would they know? Stupid.

Via Professor Hex.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Prophecies of Nostradamus

This video is from 1979 but look how much useful info they get from Nostradamus's predictions -- including the attack on New York.

If you're already familiar with Nos, I'd only start watching this video around the one-hour mark.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Artist Carlos Estevez

"Floorplan Of The Soul," 2007.

The artist's website.

Via Phantasmaphile.

How Paul Foster Case got kicked out of The Golden Dawn, ca 1921.

In her July 18th letter, [the leader of the Golden Dawn] tells Case, "You evidently have reached a point in your mystical Way where there would appear to exist certain cross-roads. The artist in you, which I recognize, and with whom I deeply sympathize, would probably choose to learn the Truth through the joy and beauty of physical life." She continued, "You who have studied the Pantheons, do you know of that enchanting God, the Celtic Angus, the Ever Young? He who is sometimes called Lord of the Land of Heart's Desire?" Angus rescued Etain, the Moon, who had been turned into a golden fly. But Etain had to choose between bodily existence in the land of mortals and everlasting life. She continued still, "The artist in us may have lingered in that land for a moment. But you and I who would be teachers and pioneers in this Purgatorial World must be prepared before all the Gods to be the servants of the greatest of them all... the Osiris, the Christ, the God of the Sacrifice of the Self." Moina then asked Case to resign from his position as Praemonstrator.

Translation: You're a perv.

Via Wikipedia.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Magician Herbie Brennan on an attempt at physically evoking Anubis.

Why don't people ever start with the minor, more playful happy gods for this kind of experiment?

Note the presence of the "wandering bishop" in this story as well.

Via TechnOccult again.

Artist Satoshi Sakamoto

He posts a lot of his work on his MySpace page.

Via TechnOccult.

"Spiritualism and the Early Christian Church"

The always-engaging Michael Prescott posts some fascinating excerpts from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

More on Curse Tablets.

This time from Greece, along with a primer on the ancient magic of the Athenians, from someone who really, like, knows this stuff.


Mexican Milagros and Their Dark Sisters

If I were to strike up a collection of anything, it might be these. It's a very ancient and powerful practice dating back to before the Roman era.

The tradition of curse tablets is rather less darling, but equally fascinating.

The incisions of the stylus when freshly written would have shone against the grey oxidised surface of the lead. After writing the tablet was folded or rolled and the ends of the sheet were tucked over, making the document legible to the god alone. The rolling and folding also assisted in its magical effectiveness, helping to ‘scramble’ the text and perhaps the victim (see People goods and gods - the workings of magic). Often the tablet was pierced by nails: a tablet from London was pierced seven times. In literary accounts, witches kept nails among their magical toolkit: Pamphile (see Introduction - curses from Greece and Rome) for example kept nails from crucifixions among her magical paraphernalia. Nails and pins were also pressed into the wax figurines created for some binding spells. By a ‘sympathetic’ connection (see People, goods and gods - the workings of magic), nailing helped the curse to ‘bind’ or ‘fix’ the individual(s) named by the curse, rendering them unable to act until they had made amends.
Click here for the rest.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

News Flash

Crowley was not as talented a painter as Austin Osman Spare.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Phobos 2008

A recently-snapped photo of the Martian moon.

Mythologically speaking, Phobos is "the embodiment of fear and horror." No one knows where those deep scratches came from.

Via Posthuman Blues and Wikipedia.

"The Alphabet of Desire"

"If you cannot understand this primal script of magick — swallow the whole damn book: then you will obtain astonishing results." -Austin Osman Spare

Austin Osman Spare, 188?-1956

Spare's frequent traffic with denizens of invisible realms led to his evolving a graphic means of conjoining all thoughts- past, present, and future- in the ever-fluid ether of Consciousness. His graphic symbology represents a definite language designed to facilitate communication with the psychic and subliminal world.

It was Spare's opinion that for this language to be truly effective, each individual should evolve his own, creating his sigils from the material nearest to hand- his own subconscious. He gave as a reason for so much failure in divination the fact that, although the operator sometimes succeeded in annexing traditional symbols to his own subconscious awareness of their true values, many of the symbols eluded correct interpretation; they therefore failed of nexus and were consequently sterile.

Not only could Spare "tell fortunes" in the usually accepted sense, he could also use the cards for influencing the host of subtle entities which swarm in the astral light, and with their cooperation he accomplished much of his magic.

To read the full article, click here.

Click here to see a gallery of his artwork.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Man Whose House Was Hit by Five Meteorites Believes That Aliens Are Targeting Him

“I am obviously being targeted by extraterrestrials. I don’t know what I have done to annoy them but there is no other explanation that makes sense. The chance of being hit by a meteorite is so small that getting hit five times has to be deliberate.”
Read the rest of this story via Neatorama.

Remember when being punk was fun?

No, I don't, because I wasn't born, but I did have some mild fun wearing a magnetic nose ring in junior high. Scandale!

The Dead Kennedys' critique of the left remains as relevant as it was back when I still pooped my pants, so please watch.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Alasdair Gray is the greatest artist you've never heard of.

And an absolute commie, in the best sense of the word. Click here to read and look.

Field Trip: The Museum of Talking Boards

Like most places worth going nowadays, The Museum of Talking Boards is online. And as long as one can handle mysterious entities and earthbound spirits, it's perfectly safe to visit.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Courtesy of the Ladymags: A Primer On Minor Black Magic

Women's magazines are usually top-heavy with articles on "How To Get Men To Do What You Want" or, in other words -- how to control people.

Most such articles just offer common sense along the lines of: you'll catch more flies with honey than vinegar, ladies. "If you want your guy's friends to like you, let them see him now and then!"

This particular article from iVillage, "9 Mind Tricks To Get What You Want," is much more sinister (not to mention tedious to read, as it's doled out in bite-sized chunks and you have to click NEXT every 50 words or so). But the general trick iVillage is promoting seems to be the power of suggestion through association. They call it "priming."

This is probably the weakest of the tips, but it gets the concept across:

9. [In order to get y]our slob roomie to clean up after herself more often ...
Spray a bit of liquid all-purpose cleaner in the air right before she enters the skanky spot in question. A Dutch study recently proved that the faint smell of a cleaning product will spur people to start picking up the area around them. You can also prime her by squirting a little fluid in the bathroom sink before she goes in to use it.

As a former "slob roomie" myself, I can attest that the smell of cleaning fluid would either make me think my housemate had already cleaned up for me (regardless of what the place actually looked like), or it would be overlooked entirely.

Possibly more effective was this idea:

3. To bond with the boss ...

Offer to get her a hot cup of coffee — even if you’re not her assistant — and chat her up as she’s drinking it.

A recent study showed that just by holding the high-temp liquid, she’ll implicitly assume you’re an emotionally warm person — someone very likable. Just don’t hand her an iced latte or you could trigger a frosty reception.

Unless, of course, it's August.

With this article, iVillage is teaching its readers a very mild form of black magic. None of it's more malevolent than what advertisers pull on ya on the subway every day, but it's still a sight less pure than Ivory soap.

Icky as these tricks may be, they're worth knowing, simply because someone is doubtlessly already trying them on you. Also, there may come extreme circumstances where you may need to use them yourself.

I recently saw an interview on television with the only woman who'd escaped a particular serial killer. During the attack, she said something like, "Go ahead, kill me! What do I have to live for? I'm pregnant, my family hates me, I just lost my job..." She was making it up, of course, but he let her go.

Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves:

be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. -Matthew 10:16

PECKERWOOD HILL: "Many times, I have struggled with my feelings about this place."

Rev. Pickett has buried hundreds of men here. Not just a handful of executed killers, but small-time hoods with bad hearts, gangsters with AIDS, bed-sheet and razor-blade suicides, victims of shanks, cancer and old age.

Rev. Pickett looks down at the ground, or perhaps the flawed souls concealed there. The heavy air is colder now.

"Yes, I suppose they were bad,” he says, “or at least did bad things. But I knew a man who stuffed a sausage down his son’s throat and killed him. Later, he was active in the church and very generous. He changed. Some of them … well, sometimes I’ve thought we might have been friends in a different situation at another time.”

Click here to read the rest of this story about one of the world's saddest places, and the man of God who tends it.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Dream's End

Another hero of the T.G.C.

Wanted to link specifically to DE's work because I have a great friend who hasn't yet heard of him. He's a brilliant writer and researcher on any number of grim and thankless topics. One particularly commendable series, among many, is his research on the government manipulation of New Age spirituality.

Friday, April 4, 2008

On Ne Sais Jamais: The End of Certainty

"One of the primary means of immobilizing the American people politically today is to hold them in a state of confusion in which anything can be believed and nothing can be known… nothing of significance, that is."

E. Martin Schotz, in History Will Not Absolve Us: Orwellian Control, Public Denial, and the Murder of President Kennedy (Quoted recently online by researcher and T.G.C. hero Jeff Wells.)

This quotation applies just as well, of course, to the popular debate on so many other issues. Global warming. 9/11. You name it.

Artist Marian Bantjes

Oh, just when I get blase and think I've seen all the art worth seeing...something comes along and inspires me. This is by artist Marian Bantjes, whose work must be seen to be believed. This is the tip of the iceberg, really.

If you look closely, this one says "How are you?"

Mmmm Finally It All Makes Sense: Missing Rich-Guy Explorer Steve Fossett Fell Into Another DIMENSION And He's Communicating With Us Now.

And he's been popping in to visit his wife, too.

Glad this has been cleared up. Read all about it here.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

clever little comics

More here.

Who Are You, Madame Blavatsky?

A rare find: a 50-minute video on the life of Madame Blavatsky. Haven't finished watching this one yet.

"I always thought that business about the Jews was just an election trick of theirs. It wasn't."

From an old Salon article on Hitler's personal clairvoyant, who happened to be Jewish. (He didn't last long.)

So ended Europe's greatest oracle since Nostradamus. But questions endure. For instance, why would any Jew, even an assimilated Jew, collaborate with a pack of power-mad racists filled with hatred for his people? Moreover, is there some possibility that Hanussen possessed a sixth sense that allowed him to correctly predict Hitler's rise and the Reichstag blaze while blinding him to the inevitable consequences of his own dalliance with the fascists?

"One fellow Jewish clairvoyant Fred Marion asked Hanussen if he was afraid that if the Nazis came to power they would kill him if they found out he was a Jew," says Gordon. "Hanussen told him it was a problem, but that he wanted to convince Hitler that there are good Jews like us who aren't communists or capitalists. A vain thought, but he believed Hitler just needed his friendship to learn that there were good people everywhere."

For anyone who thinks we don't have a prob with race anymore in this country, Jesus Christ.

On Hardball, discussing Sen. Barack Obama's bowling performance at a campaign stop, Chris Matthews said to MSNBC political analyst Michelle Bernard, "You know, Michelle -- and this gets very ethnic, but the fact that he's good at basketball doesn't surprise anybody, but the fact that he's that terrible at bowling does make you wonder." While showing the video of Obama's bowling, Matthews asserted, "[I]t isn't the most macho form there."

Via Media Matters.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Case of possessed woman levitating and so on.

From Worldnet Daily:

"Sometimes objects around her would fly off the shelves, the rare phenomenon of psychokinesis known to parapsychologists," reports Gallagher. "Julia was also in possession of knowledge of facts and occurrences beyond any possibility of their natural acquisition.

"She commonly reported information about the relatives, household composition, family deaths and illnesses, etc., of members of our team, without ever having observed or been informed about them," he said. "As an example, she knew the personality and precise manner of death (i.e., the exact type of cancer) of a relative of a team member that no one could conceivably have guessed. She once spoke about the strange behavior of some inexplicably frenzied animals beyond her direct observation: Though residing in another city, she commented, 'So those cats really went berserk last night, didn't they?' the morning after two cats in a team member's house uncharacteristically had violently attacked each other at about 2 a.m."

This case is apparently quite well-observed and documented.

Via TracyRTwyman.com