A scholarly essay on the relationship between magick and science in the rocketry and sorcery of Jack Parsons.
Babalon is a polyvalent archetype within Thelema, at once symbolizing the Earth Mother, the supernal initiatrix beyond the Abyss, and a practical current of sexual mysticism embodied in the office known as the Scarlet Woman.
The Counterculture and the Occult
Two great flavors that go great together
RAW Rah Rah!
An overview of Robert Anton Wilson's life and significance.
HiLobrow: Hoodoo You Know
An exploration of Lucky Mojo's remarkable curio shop and website
Cthulhu is not Cute!
Plushies, tentacle porn, the terrifying obscenity of Cute.
The Comic Book of Thoth
Interrogating the Rider Waite Smith Tarot deck
The sublime connection between Kant and Krautrock, from Black Dog's great new book on the latter.
Voices Carry: Jack Spicer
A Bookforum review (Nov 2008) of the San Francisco poet's long-awaited poetry collection.
Tapping the Source
My intro to the great new book The Source: The Untold Story of Father Yod, Ya Ho Wa 13, and The Source Family
My Favorite Martians
The literary subgenres of UFOlogy, a rumor of god stitched into the dark web of our military-industrial-media complex.
An award-winning profile of Joe Firmage, Silicon Valley entrepreneur and UFOnaut.
A classic Wired feature on digital culture's Neopagan demimonde.
The complete version of a Wire profile of the Sun City Girls, America's pre-eminent freakazoid underground occult out-jazz rock triumvirate.
Dub, Scratch, and the Black Star
An essay on Lee "Scratch" Perry, Rastafarian dreams, and dub's fusion of music and machines.