Book of Lies: The Disinformation Guide to Magick and the Occult

Book of Lies: The Disinformation Guide to Magick and the Occult

by Richard Metzger, Grant Morrison
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Book of Lies: The Disinformation Guide to Magick and the Occult

Disinformation's "wicked warlock" Richard Metzger gathers an unprecedented cabal of modern occultists, magicians, and forward thinkers in this large format Disinformation Guide. Just as Russ Kick's Guides focusing on secrets and lies from the mainstream media, government, and other establishment institutions rethought what a political science book could look like and whom it would appeal to, Book of Lies redefines occult anthologies, packaging and presenting a huge array of magical essays for a pop culture audience. Just some of the contents:

  • An introduction by comics genius Grant Morrison, who also contributes a three-part article on Pop Magick.
  • Mark Pesce, author of The Playful World, compares computer programming and spellcasting.
  • Genesis P-Orridge, father of Industrial Music and Rave culture explains how samples in a rave song can have magical consequences.
  • Paul Laffoley discusses his magical artistic strategies (Metzger compares Laffoley to Merlin the Magician).
  • Magical Thinking--an extended excerpt from Daniel Pinchbeck's Breaking Open the Head.
  • William Burroughs and the occult.
  • Nevill Drury, Australia's most noted occult writer, tells of Dion Fortune, Austin Spare, and Rosaleen Norton.
  • Why Does Aleister Crowley Still Matter?
  • Donald Tyson's "The Enochian Apocalypse Working." Were the seeds of the end of the world sown in the Elizabethan era?.
  • The first ever biographical essay on Marjorie Cameron, the fascinating character from Los Angeles' occult and beatnik scene.
  • Hitler and the occult--Peter Levenda interview by Tracy Twyman.
  • Robert Temple on how his book The Sirius Mystery's, controversial thesis (for which he was ridiculed) was proven by the Hubble telescope twenty-five years late.
  • An exclusive Anton LaVey interview by Michael Moynihan, author of best-selling book Lords of Chaos.
  • Erik Davis, author of Techgnosis, looks at H. P. -Lovecraft's Magick Realism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780971394278
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Series: Disinformation Guides
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface by Grant Morrison

Operation Mindfuck: Introduction by Richard Metzger

[Section 1:] Magick in Theory and Practice

Pop Magic! by Grant Morrison

The Executable Dreamtime by Mark Pesce

Thee Splinter Test by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

MEMENTO MORI: (Remember You Must Die) by Paul

Laffoley "Joe is in the details" by Joe Coleman

Are You Illuminated? by Phil Hine

[Section 2:] Chemognosis

Triptamine Hallucinogens and Consciousness by Terence McKenna

Magical Thinking: an excerpt from 'Breaking Open The Head' by Daniel Pinchbeck

[Section 3:] Icons

Kick That Habit: Brion Gysin, His Life & Magick by Michael Goss

Who Is There William Burroughs by John Geiger

Magick Squares And Future Beats by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

Austin Spare: The Divine Draughtsman by Nevill Drury

Virtual Mirrors in Solid Time by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

Calling Cthulu: H. P. Lovecraft's Magick Realism by Erik Davis

Excerpt from 'The Road to Excess' by Brian Barritt

Robert Anton Wilson on Leary and Crowley, an excerpt from 'The Cosmic Trigger'

[Section 4:] The Great Beast 666

Six Voices on Crowley by Tim Maroney

Aleister Crowley as Guru by John S. Moore

The Enochian Apocalypse by Donald Tyson

The Crying of Liber 49: Jack Parsons, Antichrist Superstar by Richard Metzger

[Section 5:] Scarlet Women

Cameron: The Wormwood Star by Brian Butler

Ida Craddock: Sexual Mystic and Martyr for Freedom by Vere Chappell

Rosaleen Norton: Pan's Daughter by Nevill Drury

[Section 6:] SecretSocieties

Magical Blitzkrieg: Hitler and the Occult-Peter Levenda interviewed by Tracy Twyman

That Which Has Fallen by Boyd Rice

Halo of Flies by P.R. Koenig

Secret History of Witchcraft by Tau Allen Greenfield

[Section 7:] Sympathy for the Devil

Anton LaVey: A Fireside Chat with the Black Pope by Michael Moynihan

Season of the Witch by Gary Lachman

[Section 8:] Occult War

The Advent of Ahriman by Robert Mason

Julius Evola's Combat Manuals for a Revolt Against the Modern World by Michael Moynihan

On the Magical View of Life by "Ea" (Julius Evola)

Serpentine Wisdom by "Iagla" (Julius Evola)

Occult War by Julius Evola

Secret of the Assassins by Peter Lamborn Wilson

Sorcery by Hakim Bey

Media Hex: The Occult Attack on Institutions by Hakim Bey

The Secret of the Gothick God of Darkness by Dr. Stephen Edred Flowers

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