By Grant Morrison, Richard Metzger
Disinformation’s "wicked warlock" Richard Metzger gathers an extraordinary cabal of recent occultists, -magicians, and ahead thinkers within the most modern within the sequence of the massive layout Disinformation publications. simply as Russ Kick’s 3 courses concentrating on secrets and techniques and lies from the mainstream media, executive, and different institution associations rethought what a political technological know-how publication may appear like and whom it should entice, Book of Lies redefines occult anthologies, packaging and featuring a big array of magical essays for a popular culture viewers. just a few of the contents:
An advent by means of comics genius supply Morrison, who additionally contributes a three-part article on Pop Magick.
Mark Pesce, writer of The Playful World, compares desktop 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 creative recommendations (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 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 through Tracy Twyman.
Robert Temple on how his e-book The Sirius Mystery’s, arguable thesis (for which he used to be ridiculed) used to be confirmed through the Hubble telescope twenty-five years past due.
An unique Anton LaVey interview via Michael Moynihan, writer of best-selling booklet Lords of Chaos.
Erik Davis, writer of Techgnosis, seems to be at H. P. -Lovecraft’s Magick Realism.
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Eckhart described it as the “birth of the son of God” in the “ground of the soul” where no images or powers (such as the will or the senses) have ever been (2009: 29–30). The reality can be called “transcendent,” whether a god or a nonpersonal reality, since, if the reality exists and is involved, it exists outside the natural realm that is open to ordinary experience and scientific scrutiny. Yet the transcendent reality is open to being directly experienced by beings within the natural realm, and this is possible only if it is not only transcendent but also immanent: a creator god sustaining this world, or a transcendent ontic depth to the entire natural world or at least to the experiencer (the true self once the false sense of a phenomenal ego has been eliminated).
2011). They may give a sense of a transcendent reality immanent in nature. All extrovertive mystical experiences involve differen- Mysticism and Mystical Experiences 13 tiated content. Thus, these states are “dualistic” in the sense that there are diffuse phenomena present in consciousness even if such phenomena are not seen as a collection of ontologically distinct entities. Mystical experiences with differentiated content have something for the mind to organize with the concepts from a mystic’s culture.
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Book of Lies: The Disinformation Guide to Magick and the Occult by Grant Morrison, Richard Metzger