Sir Francis Bacon and John Dee : the Original 007

Interesting, but how to explain the effectiveness of Enochian magick if this is true?

Dee has been defamed through the centuries as a necromancer, but it’s the opinion of many writers that his angelic-cabalistic- alchemical work, his Philosophers Stone, the”Monad Hieroglyphica”(1564) may have been a cover for covert operations carried on in the name of her majesty. The 007 was the insignia number that Elizabeth was to use for private communiques between her Court and Dee.

Link (via Mutato Nomine)

Read defensively tomorrow

Is April Fool’s an officially recognized Discordian holiday? Anyway, Hoax Musuem has a top 100 April Fool’s hoaxes of all time.

In 1995 the Irish Times reported that the Disney Corporation was negotiating with the Russian government to purchase the embalmed body of communist leader Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. The body has been kept on display in Red Square since the leader’s death. Disney proposed moving the body and the mausoleum to the new Euro Disney, where it would be given the “full Disney treatment.” This would include displaying the body “under stroboscopic lights which will tone up the pallid face while excerpts from President Reagan’s ‘evil empire’ speech will be played in quadrophonic sound.” Lenin t-shirts would also be sold. Disney anticipated that this attraction would attract more visitors to the theme park, significantly boosting profits which had been weak since the park’s opening. The Russians were said to be agreeable to the sale of Lenin’s body. But a controversy had erupted about the sale of the mausoleum. Liberal groups wanted to keep the mausoleum empty “to symbolize the ’emptiness of the Communist system,'” while Russian nationalists wanted to transform it into a memorial to Tsar Nicholas II.

Link (via Capital of Nasty).
They didn’t include the time that The Joker forced Batman into a boner.

Comments all funked up

Comments are broken. I don’t know what’s going on. Hopefully I can figure it out over the weekend. Anyone have much experience dinking with WordPress 1.5?

Jason Louv interview

Xenex.org interviews my pal Jason:

I was seeing bubbling up among my friends, in occult circles and in various forward-thinking corners of the Internet, which was this post-Chaos Magick impulse of “great, we’ve grown up in this culture saturated with the secrets of magic that have all been released and made public and are now available in every Borders – now how do we assemble some kind of meaningful lifestyle out of this, how do we actually implement this in a way that improves the quality of life on this planet and isn’t just the same old bullshit or playing of dress-up?” So it’s my hope with Generation Hex to expand and further that dialogue, and turn on some new people in the process, of course.

Link (via Disinfo).

Interstitial Library

What is the Interstitial Library?
The Interstitial Library is that infinite collection of books?obscure, lost, or not yet written?that belong in the spaces between the books on a library shelf.
Where is the Interstitial Library? Can I visit it?
The Interstitial Library is located in the Interstitial States?labyrinthine passages outside ordinary space-time. Visitors are welcome.
How do I get to it?
Generally, by sliding between two books on your bookshelf, or by correctly pronouncing the word “hh.”

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Konton Magazine # 2

I keep forgeting to mention that the second issue of Konton Magazine, a chaos magick journal several of my Key 23 friends and colleagues contribute to.
Link.