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Alan Moore & Northampton Clown

October 3, 2013 Leave a comment

from Alan Moore: I am not the Northampton Clown but it might be my fault:

The clown’s mysterious appearances in grainy photos, sinister and forlorn, had many of the hallmarks of a Moore creation: absurd, fascinating, troubling and thought provoking.

In fact many internet users had already had the same thought.
(…)
“Apparently there had been a certain amount of comment on the internet suggesting probably some connection. No it’s not me.

“I am getting kind of used to this. After having a comic strip I wrote 30 years ago spewing masked anarchists across the global political stage for the past couple of years. Things that I write do have a tendency to spill into reality. Since that was one of the principles behind Jimmy’s End [an episode in The Show] – to blur the boundaries between one and the other – I suppose that getting clowns manifesting in my neighbourhood is only to be expected.

“We had only just done that thing on Kickstarter with His Heavy Heart which starts shooting in a few weeks. I had said it was about Strippers and Clowns. The suggestion is that there is some kind of dream time existing under Northampton and that occasionally things will break through from one realm to the other. It is just a demonstration that Jimmy’s End is a kind of a documentary. It’s reportage. We are not just making this shit up.”

Apparently coincidentally, Alan has found himself close to the heart of the clown story. One of its first eerie appearances was in Alan’s road, standing on a corner in the dark with a light shining from a window above.

Alan’s explanation for this is simple: it’s just a weird road.

more on Northampton Clown here

hat tip to Technoccult here

cs lewis on alternate realities

January 14, 2010 Leave a comment

If I find in myself a desire which nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.

C.S. Lewis

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Ioan Culiano

August 14, 2009 Leave a comment

The Killing Of Professor Culianu By Ted Anton

Ioan Culianu proposed that multiple universes coexist, that the mind creates reality, and that magic can outperform modern science

“…his main interest was in understanding how the mind invents imaginary worlds and makes them so real, they in effect become real.” [Carol Zaleski]

He taught his students to suspend disbelief to become good detectives of the occult; he believed Eastern Europeans had to do the same in order to uncover the occult political twists of a deeply divided region. He believed in the power of the past and the power to rewrite it, as he saw such power used in his country.

Eros, Magic, and the Death of Professor Culianu By Ted Anton

The gnostics saw life as sabotage, rebellion, and escape from the ignorant gods who ruled the world.

You had to have a myth for your life, he once told her, some story you discover to live by and turn to at your darkest moments.

Forces of Darkness By John Crowley

In “Eros and Magic” Culianu studies a little-known work by Bruno in which Bruno shows that the bonds of desire, in the broadest sense, can be manipulated by the worker who understands how to project images that can compel the hearts of all men. Culianu saw in Bruno’s prescriptions a more sophisticated Machiavellianism, not using the brute tools of force and fraud but foreshadowing the whole panoply of propaganda, public relations and mass media that all modern states would be based on.

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