Monkey apes temple rituals

Cool!

Aping Hindu rituals to a T, a monkey appeared at an Orissa temple, prayed for an hour folding its hands in the traditional sign of respect, took prasad, put vermilion on its forehead – and then fled.

Link (thanks Brennio)

There's only one generation

Thinking about generational issues made me dig up this old Grant Morrison quote from the online Filth letters pages. In response to someone talking about “the next generation” of magicians, Morrison says “THERE’S ONLY ONE GENERATION. I’M GLAD TO SEE THAT IT NEVER DIES.”
Crack! Comics letter page

The personal website of Charles W. Cosimano, Master of Psionic

Still haven’t had time to really check this site out, but I thought I’d share it anyway:

His Serene Wisdom, Charles W. Cosimano, Master of Psionics, Archmagus and Troublemaker to the Gods, was born on 25, August, 1949, at 10:35 PM in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (WARNING!!! CASTING HIS HOROSCOPE IS VERY DANGEROUS. THE LAST PERSON WHO DID IT GAVE BIRTH TO TWINS AND HE WAS NOT EVEN PREGNANT!)

More: The personal website of Charles W. Cosimano, Master of Psionic
Update: Here’s his new site
(thanks Brennio).

Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram, misc. links

LBRP and Banishing thread on Barbelith, which leads me to:
History of the LBRP’s use in this Kabbalah FAQ:

This particular exercise is derived from the practice of saying the Sh’ma ‘before lying down’ – the ‘kriyat (bedtime) Sh’ma’… The attributes listed in the so-called ‘Qabbalistic Cross’ comes from Psalm 99, verse 5, and are part of the Shachrit (morning) Torah service…. The attributes assigned for the movements are not traditional, and the order has been changed….You might also note that many Jews coming across the LBRP are deeply offended that the liturgy has been so grossly distorted, and is being used (from their perspective) sacreligiously.

Also found on the ‘lith:
LBRP instructions with audio