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Paul Sédir’s ‘Initiations’ translated by Gareth Knight

These savants proclaim that the material universe is perfectly organised, and that all will occur according to rule since, they say, everything is subject to laws of causation and the conservation of energy. Agreed. But they expect the moral universe … Continue reading

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A De-fencing of Agnosticism amid the Imprisoning Structures of (Ir)Religious Semantics

There is a certain well-known social media site where one is asked to declare ‘religious status,’ giving one the opportunity to ‘come out’ in a spiritual sense and hoist a particular creedo flag in all its splendour. Of course, many … Continue reading

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‘Jesus Christ, that’s a lot of Novels!’ – A Cross-section of Blasphemetic Fiction

The fictions of Jesus the Christ have become many in number, multiplying like the loaves and the fishes at Bethsaida.  In that they were pseudepigraphical accounts and written up two to three centuries after the events depicted, the gospels could … Continue reading

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Lud Heat: A Book of the Dead Hamlets by Iain Sinclair

Standing there, on a walk along the whole chain of Hawksmoor churches, we notice five minor obelisks in the fenced area beyond Blake’s burial slab. The Old Street obelisk is aligned beyond the boundary wall: the point of force is discovered. We also come … Continue reading

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Iain Sinclair on Skylight Press

Iain Sinclair describes himself as a “British writer, documentarist, film maker, poet, flâneur, metropolitan prophet and urban shaman, keeper of lost cultures and futurologist.”  He was born in Cardiff in 1943 but has lived much of his life in Hackney, … Continue reading

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The Cult of Seizure by Rikki Ducornet

The lunatic algebra of Love. The frenzied orbits of Mood. The malarial temperatures of Wound. Symbols of the Cult of Seizure: This flesh, this amulet incised. This hot spoor of predators. This zodiac savaged in the sky. Anyone who has … Continue reading

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Rikki Ducornet on Skylight Press

“My first novel, The Stain, was set into motion by a powerful dream. That dream unleashed enough energy to fuel four novels—and this to my astonishment. I was an artist, after all, not a writer. Entering Fire, Phosphor in Dreamland, … Continue reading

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