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Magic Circles in the Grimoire Tradition (2012) by WILLIAM J. KIESEL

Magic Circles in the Grimoire Tradition
William Keisel

 

Three Hands Press
2012, 70 pages




With the center of the circle as a starting point, orientation can take on precise meaning in the context of its ritual, which was designed to secure spiritual knowledge and material dominion in the world through the agency of spirits, stars and cabalistic arcana.

 

Magic Circles have been depicted in popular expressions of magic and witchcraft as well as detailed with full rubrics in traditional manuals of magic such as the Clavicula Solomonis or Liber Juratus. Using narrative, visual and textual material available from European grimoires and manuscripts, the author discusses the various forms and functions of this important piece of apparatus employed by magicians in the Western Esoteric Tradition, including their role in providing authority and protection to the operator, as well as examples of their use in divination and treasure finding. Additionally, contemporary examples of the magic circle at work in modern esoteric praxis are provided and discussed in light of the traditional approaches they exhibit. This monograph serves to explicate this important tool of ceremonial magic and is valuable to practitioners of the art magical with its technical data, while also providing context in historical settings for the merely curious reader of occult subjects. Illustrated throughout.

 

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Séance (2019) by SHANNON TAGGART

Séance
SHANNON TAGGART
Fulgur Press, 2019, 300 pages

 
 

A major 300 page photographic exploration of contemporary Spiritualism, documented over eighteen years. With a foreword by Dan Akyroyd, an introduction and stories by Shannon Taggart and supporting contextual essays from Andreas Fischer and Tony Oursler.

 

SHANNON TAGGART

SHANNON TAGGART

SHANNON TAGGART

 

‘TAGGART’s aim ­– or better put, her mission ­– is to document contemporary manifestations of Spiritualism by photography, creating a project that is practically unparalleled in history.’ – Andreas Fischer, co-curator of The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2005)

 

American artist SHANNON TAGGART became aware of Spiritualism as a teenager, when her cousin received a message from a medium that revealed details about her grandfather’s death. In 2001, while working as a photographer, she began taking pictures where that message was received – Lily Dale, New York, home to the world’s largest Spiritualist community – proceeding to other such communities as England’s Arthur Findlay College. TAGGART expected to spend one summer figuring out the tricks of the Spiritualist trade. Instead, Spiritualism’s mysterious processes, earnest practitioners, and neglected photographic history became an inspiration. Her project evolved into an eighteen-year journey that has taken her around the world in search of ‘ectoplasm’ – the elusive substance that is said to be both spiritual and material.

 

With SÉANCE – part documentary, part ghost story – TAGGART offers us haunting images exploring Spiritualist practices in the US, England and Europe: 150 of her original photographs, many of which have never been published, as well as rare historical photographs. Supported with a commentary on her experiences, a foreword by Dan Aykroyd, creator of Ghostbusters (1984) and fourth-generation Spiritualist, and illustrated essays from curator Andreas Fischer and artist Tony Oursler, SÉANCE examines Spiritualism’s relationship with human celebrity, its connections to art, science, and technology, and its intrinsic bond with the medium of photography. The book concludes with the debate over ectoplasm and how Spiritualism can move forward in the twenty-first century.

 

‘Whether you believe in the paranormal or don’t, SHANNON TAGGART’s book is fascinating and the photos are haunting!’ – Uri Geller

 

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SHANNON TAGGART (October 10, 2013)

JAZZ LIBRE et la révolution québécoise (2019) de ÉRIC FILLION

JAZZ LIBRE et la révolution québécoise
Musique-action, 1967-1975

 

Eric Fillion

 

M Éditeur
2019, 200 pages

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Quelle est la place du free jazz dans les luttes menées contre le capitalisme et l’impérialisme anglo-saxon au lendemain de la Révolution tranquille ? En quoi l’improvisation collective en musique est-elle le moteur d’une révolte politico-culturelle, voire le vecteur d’une utopie collective ? Quel est le rôle des travailleur·euses culturel·les dans le militantisme politique du Québec des années 1960 et 1970 ?

 

Cette histoire du groupe Jazz libre retrace le parcours emprunté par un collectif d’improvisateurs engagés dans la recherche de nouvelles formes de communication et d’organisation : de leurs débuts à « L’Atelier de jazz » au centre-ville jusqu’à l’Amorce dans le Vieux-Montréal, en pas­sant par l’Association espagnole, la Colonie artistique de Val-David et la commune socialiste « P’tit Québec libre ». La pratique musicale du groupe se veut rassembleuse, participative, démocratique et libératrice. Elle l’amène à participer aux expérimentations de Raôul Duguay et de Walter Boudreau dans l’Infonie, et celles de Robert Charlebois et de ses complices de l’Osstidcho. Elle est surtout une « musique-action », c’est-à-dire un outil de désaliénation avec lequel le Jazz libre invite les gens à communiquer ensemble pour ensuite prendre conscience de leur capacité d’agir et de se libérer – individuellement puis collectivement. Cette démarche lui permet d’établir des réseaux avec des membres de la revue Parti pris et du Front de libération du Québec ainsi que des militant·es étudiant·es et ouvrier·ères. Dès lors, sa destinée est fatalement liée à celle de la gauche indépendantiste ; une gauche bigarrée qui, à la fin des années 1960 et au début des années 1970, fait face aux champs des possibles.

 

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Paris Occulte (2018) de BERTRAND MATOTParis Occulte

 

Bertrand Matot

 

Éditions Parigramme
2018, 128 pages

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Si Paris a toujours dialogué avec les forces de l’esprit, c’est au milieu du XIXe siècle que la fascination pour les sciences occultes prend une ampleur inédite. Dans les salons de la bonne société et jusqu’au palais des Tuileries – où Napoléon III tente d’entrer en contact avec son oncle –, on fait danser les tables pour communiquer avec l’au-delà et les fantômes. Tandis que les alchimistes s’enferment dans leurs cabinets, écrivains ésotériques, artistes médiums, photographes spirites, magnétiseurs et féministes spiritualistes se passionnent pour le surnaturel. Parallèlement, des savants émérites auscultent des spectres dans leurs laboratoires et des personnages étranges s’adonnent à des messes noires. De la Grande Guerre à l’Occupation, la vogue occultiste s’enrichit d’un cortège de personnalités extraordinaires mues par un désir de magie et de mysticisme. Les visions des mages continuent de prospérer dans la littérature, l’art, la presse et la politique : astrologues, voyantes, fakirs, devins et oracles deviennent les gourous des temps modernes.

 

Paris Occulte (2018) de BERTRAND MATOT

Paris Occulte (2018) de BERTRAND MATOT

Paris Occulte (2018) de BERTRAND MATOT

Paris Occulte (2018) de BERTRAND MATOT

Paris Occulte (2018) de BERTRAND MATOT

Paris Occulte (2018) de BERTRAND MATOT

Paris Occulte (2018) de BERTRAND MATOT

Paris Occulte (2018) de BERTRAND MATOT

Paris Occulte (2018) de BERTRAND MATOT

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(Merci Ralph)

 

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L’Europe des esprits ou la fascination de l’occulte, 1750-1950 au MAMCS (December 13, 2011)

The Devil’s Cradle (2017) by TERO IKAHEIMONEN

The Devil’s Cradle
TERO IKAHEIMONEN
Svart Records, 2017, approx. 500 pages



“The Devil’s Cradle: The Story of Finnish Black Metal” by Helsinki-based journalist Tero Ikäheimonen is a definite history of one of the most uncompromising and brutal music scenes in the world: the Finnish Black Metal.


Based on over 50 interviews done between 2014 and 2016, the book unravels the story from late 80’s to modern days featuring such bands as: Beherit, Impaled Nazarene, Barathrum, Archgoat, Azazel, Diaboli, Darkwoods My Betrothed, Horna, Vornat, Thy Serpent, Wanderer, Urn, Black Dawn, …And Oceans, Musta Surma, Alghazanth, Azaghal, Warloghe, Behexen, Clandestine Blaze, Satanic Warmaster, Ride for Revenge, Goatmoon, IC Rex, Charnel Winds, Cosmic Church, Saturnian Mist, Rienaus and Abyssion …


“The Devil’s Cradle: The Story of Finnish Black Metal” (2017) by TERO IKAHEIMONEN

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Eternal Flame of Gehenna / Loputon Gehennan Liekki (A Finnish Black Metal Documentary)
Sami Kettunen, Finland, 2011, 51 min



Eternal Flame of Gehenna / Loputon Gehennan Liekki (A Finnish Black Metal Documentary) (2011) by SAMI KETTUNEN

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Bleu Blanc Satan (2016) de CAMILLE DAUTEUILLE et FRANCK TRÉBILLAC (April 6, 2017)
Black Metal (1998) de MARILYN WATELET (July 13, 2015)
How Much Black Metal Can You Take? (April 13, 2014)
One Man Metal (2012) presented by Noisey (December 20, 2012)
Xasthur par BRYAN SHEFFIELD, Self-Titled numéro 8 (June 23, 2011)
Black Metal Satanica (2008) by MATS LUNDBERG (June 13, 2011)
‘Black Metal’ (2005) photographs by STACY KRANITZ (June 4, 2011)
Svart Metall’ (2009) par GRANT WILLING (June 2, 2011)
Until the Light Takes Us (2009) by AARON AITES & AUDREY EWELL (June 1, 2011)
Norsk Black Metal (Norwegian Black Metal) (December 4, 2010)
Det Svarte Alvor (1994) A Black Metal Documentary (December 2, 2010)

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"The production of nervous force is directly connected with the diet of an individual, and its refining depends on the very purity of this diet, allied to appropriate breathing exercises.

The diet most calculated to act effectively on the nervous force is that which contains the least quantity of animal matter; therefore the Pythagorean diet, in this connection, is the most suitable.

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The main object was to avoid introducing into the organism what Descartes called 'animal spirits'. Thus, all animals that had to serve for the nourishment of the priests were slaughtered according to special rites, they were not murdered, as is the case nowadays".