June 22, 2011

So here’s why I’ve been quiet for the last few weeks… My triad is ended. Wife-the-shaman has decided her path takes her away from Kirsty & I. We lasted fourteen years, and it was against the odds all along the way.  And it was done for love. But now it’s over. With as little animosity […]


New – Mason Lang, fuckyeahconsciousness

November 15, 2010

A couple of bits of news… The first part of my long-threatened look at movies, memes and such went live at Weaponizer last week. The Mason Lang Film Club is going to start by looking at the “Your Reality isn’t Real” boom of 1998-9, which gave us films like Dark City, The Truman Show and […]


Testing… this thing still on?

July 31, 2010

A quick catch-up post, partly to test new-fangled Safari plugins, mostly to let both my fans know what I’ve been up to – which is, mostly, reading postmodern tomes & combining them with the great paranoid SF movies of the late ’90s, and from there to… Well, suffice to say both my immediate writing projects […]


Guttershaman and the Fictionals

June 14, 2010

This isn’t so much a full Guttershaman installment as a kind of “DVD extras” post for the talk I gave to the Omphalos pagan moot in Bath today. The set-up was: “Stories and myth are the ground that magic, and culture in general, are rooted in. Although many magicians and pagans endeavour to base their […]


Me? Being geeky?? Well I never…

May 4, 2010

Yes, I’m tinkering with my kit again. (Insert crude innuendo here.) Despite my delight in my iPhone, there’s just some things it doesn’t do. Like offer some choice in the little things – like what noise it makes when you get an email, or which kind of virtual keyboard you run (and honestly, when it’s […]


Theme Tune

April 1, 2010

There is, in fact, new content coming here – the long hiatus partly circumstance, partly a need to retool the direction of the Guttershaman series. Until then, here’s my contribution to the intarwub meme du jour – if your blog had a theme tune, what would it be? Easy – King Missile’s title track from […]


Guttershaman – The Authentic Shaman, part 2 – Body and Soul, Sweat and Coin

November 21, 2009

“Where there is money, you have cheats. The two go together.” Eric Cantona “Send lawyers, guns and money – the shit has hit the fan.“ Warren Zevon Previously on Guttershaman… I was looking at how modern Western ‘Shamanism’ is a mix of ideas borrowed from various native traditions (often without either respect or understanding). I also […]


Rending the Veil, Samhain Issue is up

October 22, 2009

I’m happy to note the bumper Halloween issue of the ever-pleasing Rending The Veil is up. As well as a repost of the last Guttershaman piece, I’ve got a book review in there – a rather scathing one. Enjoy… If you like this, please share it: Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit […]



October 10, 2009

After that lengthy bout of Pig Lung, I’m back to writing stuff that’s longer then 140 characters. Feels good. A few things to catch up on… One of my perennial points of incomprehension is why people with ‘deeply-held’ religious beliefs find it so very difficult to step away from them, to consider that other possibilities […]


Normal services…

August 27, 2009

Two brief points: There won’t be much new coming up here until I have recovered from an inconvenient bout of Swine Flu. But, as I continue to Twitter feverishly, it is good timing that the News Felch aggregation of my daily Twitter output has been restored. See link on sidebar for this. Catch you on […]