Gary Lachman on Dark Star Rising, Trump, and the Occult

We interviewed Gary Lachman to discuss his new book, Dark Star Rising, and explored what Pepe the frog has to do with “hypersigils” and how magic was co-opted for nefarious purposes in the recent US election. Most importantly, Lachman suggests ways to move forward through this new occult battleground.

El Gato Chimney show!

El Gato Chimney “Secret Pacts” 2014 El Gato Chimney’s wild works first caught my eye last year in Stephen Romano Gallery’s witchcraft themed group show, In Missa Interfectionis.

Origins of Superstitions

Many of us engage in superstitious rituals — like saying “God Bless You” when someone sneezes, or exercising extreme caution around mirrors — without being able to explain why. In the video series “Origins: Superstitions,” filmmaker Ronni Thomas and I explore the origins of some of the most enduring superstitions.

The Lore and Lure of Aleister Crowley: A Dialog

Nearly six decades since his passing, the famed occultist Aleister Crowley continues to fascinate. Reality Sandwich invited Gary Lachman and Tobias Churton, whose respective Crowley biographies were released this year, to discuss Crowley’s relevance today.

Musica Speculativa – Occult Roots in Sound and Vision (Part 1)

It is from the secret pages of the ‘Book of Nature’ that the original meaning of the ‘occult’ was first drawn. As lovely as one finds the careful curve of a daimonic sigil, the cunning craft of a cautiously cut wand, or the potent poesis evoked by a proper turn of mantric phrase, these are but aesthetic adornments lavished on deeper essential elements. Music remains one of the most powerful ways to return our attention to the secret root at the heart of occultism.

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