By Grant Morrison, Richard Metzger
Disinformation’s "wicked warlock" Richard Metzger gathers an exceptional cabal of contemporary occultists, -magicians, and ahead thinkers within the newest within the sequence of the big structure Disinformation publications. simply as Russ Kick’s 3 publications concentrating on secrets and techniques and lies from the mainstream media, executive, and different institution associations rethought what a political technology ebook may possibly seem like and whom it will entice, Book of Lies redefines occult anthologies, packaging and featuring a major array of magical essays for a popular culture viewers. just a few of the contents:
An advent by means of comics genius furnish Morrison, who additionally contributes a three-part article on Pop Magick.
Mark Pesce, writer of The Playful World, compares computing device programming and spellcasting.
Genesis P-Orridge, father of commercial song and Rave tradition explains how samples in a rave music could have magical results.
Paul Laffoley discusses his magical inventive options (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 so much 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 tip of the area sown within the Elizabethan era?.
The first ever biographical essay on Marjorie Cameron, the attention-grabbing personality from Los Angeles’ occult and beatnik scene.
Hitler and the occult—Peter Levenda interview by means of Tracy Twyman.
Robert Temple on how his booklet The Sirius Mystery’s, debatable thesis (for which he used to be ridiculed) used to be confirmed through the Hubble telescope twenty-five years past due.
An specific Anton LaVey interview by means of Michael Moynihan, writer of best-selling publication Lords of Chaos.
Erik Davis, writer of Techgnosis, appears at H. P. -Lovecraft’s Magick Realism.
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Therefore, each individual who is involved in a group receives the influences of the egregores, that is the astral counterpart of the group, in his psyche. This process is unconscious. The resulting drawbacks are, first, some perturbating psychic influences in the majority of cases, and second, a restriction of inner freedom. It is impossible to free oneself from certain egregores, for example the egregores of the country you live in. However, we should free ourselves from all egregores which are not essential.
B. The three principles: to animate the three realms, the energies of the elements are divided into three principles/groups. Fire cannot be directly united with Water and Earth, the elements of matter, that is why the presence of Air is necessary in the soul. The alchemists call this soul principle Sulfur � In order for the energies of life to transmit their influence into matter, a second principle is necessary. It contains the Air of life and the Water of matter. This connecting principle is called the Spirit and the Alchemists call it Mercury ☿ .
Each one must cleanse in himself all that which hinders the broadening of his point of view, his tolerance, and his generosity of heart. In no event, should you fall in love with your ideas. Compare the new with that which you already have and choose what seems best. You should be willing to let go of old ideas. THE EGREGORES: We have serious reasons in insisting that each student work on acquiring the greatest possible mental freedom for himself in the physical world. Genuine initiation is a complete liberation.
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