Monday, July 18, 2016

July 18, 2016

My interview with Micah Hanks on The Gralien Report on July 11, 2016 is now available for listening or for download.  The host of the show, Micah Hanks is a writer, researcher, podcaster, lecturer and radio personality and author of several books, including his most recent work, The Ghost Rockets, as well as his 2011 release Magic, Mysticism and the Molecule: The Search for Sentient Intelligence from Other Worlds. 
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 My interview with Gwilda Wiyaka on The Science of Magic radio show is likewise available for listening on their Youtube channel and on their website. The host, Gwilda Wiyaka, is considered by most occult scholars as the foremost expert on the contemporary application of ancient shamantic principles.

In both interviews, I discuss my new book, H. P. Lovecraft & the Black Magickal Tradition, and my interestingly revolutionary views on magickal practice, which disavow such outmoded, old-fashioned concepts such as the astral light, astral traveling, the aetheric reality, etc.  I view magickal practice as something entirely rational; merely an advantageous utilization of the realities (unrealities?) of the probabilistic, Quantum Universe.

At the end of August, I will be a guest at The Carnival of ParaHorror in Buffalo, New York.  The Carnival of ParaHorror is a three-day event, Friday, August 26- Sunday, August 28, 2016.  I will be giving a two Day Presentation: Saturday, August 27, 2:00 - 3:00 PM, and Sunday, August 28, 1:00 - 2:00 PM. 

​The location is The Buffalo Central Terminal, New York.  Tickets are available at:!tickets/cxfo

Tickets can also be purchased at the door.  There is free admission for children 10 and under.

I am going to be in very good company for this event; the well-known occult author, writer and publisher Corvis Nocturnum will be a guest; other guests include Debbie Rochon, actress, filmmaker, director and Fangoria radio host; Patsy Mullen, actress, model and star of Frankenhooker; and Eugene Clark, star of The Land of the Dead in the role of “Big Daddy”.

My presentation on Saturday is: “H. P. Lovecraft’s Cosmic Weird Tales & the Cinema.”  I will be examining Lovecraft’s aesthetic and then key films that are based on Lovecraft’s works: Stuart Gordon’s Dagon (2001); Roger Corman’s The Dunwich Horror (1970) and the Samuel Z. Arkoff production of Die Monster Die, starring Boris Karloff.

I will also offer a new, startling interpretation of Lovecraft’s major Great Old Ones, Azathoth, Nyarlathotep, Yog-Sothoth & Cthulhu, the extra-terrestrial entities that lie at the center of Lovecraft’s philosophy and his works.

On Sunday, my presentation will be: “H. P. Lovecraft’s Goddess Shub-Niggurath: Redefining the Horned God Archetype of the Wiccans”.  In this presentation, I am concentrating on this last of Lovecraft’s major Great Old Ones.

 Shub-Niggurath represents a special type of entity, which is why I have decided to discuss this entity separately from the others. Shub-Niggurath not only redefines Wiccan archetype, but also, brings this Great Old One into closer alignment with the frightening, impersonal vastness of the cosmos as Lovecraft understood it.

I will also have a stall at the Carnival for those who wish to purchase a signed copy of my new book, H. P. Lovecraft & the Black Magickal Tradition and for those who, likewise, might want to just drop by and say hello.  I hope to see some of my Facebook and Twitter friends and colleagues who live in the New York area as well.


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