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Interview with Invader artist Ian McEwan


James Curcio interviews artist Ian McEwan (aka Popjellyfish).

So yeah, I recommend studying Tarot imagery to artists to better inform their art. Especially illustration, and I’m only beginning to play with this, but I can depict emotional states more vividly when I associate a related card to it. Say, even in a generic superhero story, a villain’s plot is foiled. He has an EPIC FAIL moment, where he’s enthralled in the feeling that all is lost. If I want to depict that moment, I’d keep in mind the ten of swords, which Crowley also called ‘Ruin’. And for the hero who just saved the day, probably major 19: The Sun, Resplendant triumph and joy.

Full Story: Alterati (includes download of first issue of Invader).

Modern Day Mythology: A Talk with James Curcio

The simplest definition I have for “Babalon” is it’s the most leonine, sexual, feminine energy there is. It’s a feminine personality, a feminine energy, but it’s driven somewhat mad with lust. She’s fickle, and most importantly, she’ll break you before she’s through with you. I think that’s really the central part of it; you can fight it or you can go along with it. Either way, you’re going to get broken if you stick by her side. But if you just let go, you can actually come back whole. If you fight it, though, she makes no promises. That’s the similarity we were talking about, between Kali, Choronzon, and Babalon.

Full Story: Reality Sandwich.

(Don’t forget: come see James Curcio at esoZone).

G-Spot: Jason Lubyk reads from Mac Had A Secondhand Furniture Store

In this episode:

Jason Lubyk takes this audio UFO into hyperspace with a reading from his work Mac Had A Secondhand Furniture Store. Keyboards and other noises by Jason as well.

In addition James Curcio provides a special remix of this podcast, which can be found by clicking ‘Gspot 7 (Remix).’

G-Spot Episode 7.

Key 23 relaunches as Key 64

Key64. Vol2 #1



EXPANDED Living the Myth by James Curcio!

Nick Pell on light, life, love and liberty!

The Return of the Enigmatic Padre Engo!

Introduction to Zoetics!

PostModern Gnosis!


Klint Finley on the not-so-secret history of Key23!

Datamancer interviewed!

Donald Tyson reviewed!

Christopher Penczak personally insulted!

ONLY in the new Key64!

The legacy of Robert Anton Wilson

Jesse Walker’s wonderful obit for Robert Anton Wilson at Reason.

Also, here’s a post to Reason’s blog about Wilson’s influence in libertarian thinking. I chime in in the comments with some quotes by RAW about socialism, not so much to refute the idea that he was a libertarian, but to show the nuance of his political thinking.

R.U. Sirius’s Revolution Party platform was a great attempt at creating a reasonable fusion of libertarian and left-wing political thinking, though I think it was ultimately too heavy on goals and too short on solutions (Note: I once tried to found an official Washington State Revolution Party based on R.U.’s platform).

RAW’s diverse literary legacy includes the likes of Grant Morrison, James Curcio, and Damon Lindelof… but what about his political legacy? I’ve been impressed with the balanced thought of a lot of people at Reason Magazine (especially Walker), and I think Abe Burmeister is one of the most insightful commentators around (I’ve plugged his Nomad Economics book before). And of course, Ken Macleod. Any other “non-Euclidean” political thinkers I’m forgetting?

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