The video of my Treadwells talk “RAW MAGIC: The Occultism of Robert Anton Wilson” is now up at YouTube.
As the machine ran out of memory five minutes before the end, the finale is a slideshow over the audio.
The Q&A session after is split off into a separate audio with slideshow, which is here:
Many thanks to Christina and co. at Treadwells for being the marvellous hosts they always are, Marco Visconti for shooting the video and especially Nic Alderton for volunteering to lipsync the audio just as I was about to maim everybody who ever worked on iMovie!
I’m also very pleased to announce another event I’ll be speaking at: Spirits Of Place, in Liverpool on 2 April 2016:
A series of interlinked talks, readings, and interviews taking their cue from their surroundings: Calderstones Park, the carved neolithic stones which give the area its name, the City of Liverpool, and the county of Merseyside as a whole.
CONFIRMED SPEAKERS SO FAR
Ramsey Campbell (author)
Ian ‘Cat’ Vincent (author)
John Reppion (author)
CALL FOR PAPERS
The organisers would welcome abstracts for twenty to thirty-minute papers/talks/presentations which use some aspect of the geography, or history of the event location as their jumping off point, core, or root. Suggested topics include but are in no way limited to:
Neolithic burial mounds and Rock Artwork
Fictional works set in, around, or inspired by the locale
Local myths and legends, ancient and/or modern
The Allerton Oak, oak and treelore
I’ll be giving a talk about urban magic and the dérive – no doubt with a mention of things like the Cosmic Trigger street ritual at Jung’s bust in Mathew Street. Hope to see some of you there!