Listen to me read, or read on yourself… There is a book that should be taught in every classroom, that you won’t find in any public library here bar one. I bought a copy of this book, but have been too afraid to read it. That’s not true. I could read it right now. […]Read more "In praise of scary books."
Originally published on the GonzoSquad blog, Feb 23, 2009.Read more "[The Gonzo Squad Years] Interview with Lucius Borich of COG"
What do: a racist pulp writer, a reclusive horror writer, the rise of psychedelics, magic & mysticism, two different philosophical movements, the collapse of the world system and a detective tv show have in common?Read more "Cosmic Horror: From H.P. Lovecraft to Thomas Ligotti"
“The Gnostic narrative is still valuable and relevant because it concerns itself with what we can call the Matrix, the idea that we live in a simulation of reality that enfolds and engages us, while blinding us and concealing from us the true reality of our existence – the Gnostics were the first to build whole cosmologies around the idea that the universe is somehow fake or counterfeit, the half-assed, broken effort of a jealous, self-deluding demiurge.”Read more "Grant Morrison on the re-infusion of Gnosticism into pop culture."
The Cryptopticon – practice saying it, it doesn’t take long: CRYPT-OPT-I-CON – is the shadow mechanism of measurement that facilitates the new systems of control affected by the Surveillance Marketing State… By giving a name to this invisible control mechanism we can bring it into focus, talk about it and confront it. Because when you name something, you have power over of it.Read more "Words of Power: CRYPTOPTICON"
“Day 13, current mood: building a small army of aerial robot battle witches.”Read more "robot battle witches"
A biosphere was a crystal world that guaranteed doom.
Karen peered through the shining bubble, her freckled cheekbones warping in reflection. “This is so clever and pretty! What do people call this?”
“I’d call that a ‘thanatosphere.'”Read more "proto thanatospheres that almost were"