Category Archives: Guttershaman

Overdue update

Blimey, it’s been a long time since I updated this blog! There are all sorts of reasons: quickest way to sum these up and give you a clue as to what I’m doing next is to reproduce my latest newsletter… … Continue reading

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Me, Jung and Constantine

…and because it’s that kind of week, the video of me and Daisy Campbell doing the combined Carl Jung/John Constantine street ritual for Cosmic Trigger as mentioned here just went up. Thanks to cameraman Nic Alderton for this. If you … Continue reading

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Guttershaman – Toolkits

Since I actually used the phrase ‘Way of the Guttershaman’ last time, I should say a bit more about what that entails. The Way of the Guttershaman cannot be taught. But it can be learned. God, that’s really fucking pretentious, … Continue reading

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Guttershaman – The Ultimate Secret of Magic

If ever a modern writer could be described as a legend in his own lifetime, it is Alan Moore. Already considered a genius for his reinvigoration of the comic book scene, he upped the ante considerably when he announced, at … Continue reading

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Guttershaman Goes To Town – a Synchronicity

1. Trigger. If there’s two things that have always dominated my life as a magician and general observer of the Weird, it’s synchronicity and music. When they combine, the effect can be transformative and overwhelming. In their highly-acclaimed comic Phonogram, … Continue reading

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Guttershaman and the Fictionals

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 … Continue reading

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Guttershaman, "…of Jedi and jail"

So, like I was saying earlier – this Jedi walks into a Job Centre… Because it’s a British Job Centre and we’re the proud world leaders in intrusive CCTV surveillence, the staff ask our hero to lower his hood. (Of … Continue reading

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Guttershaman – Of Avatar and Otherkin…

“…stories dramatize ideas and truths that we all intuitively recognize. Although these stories are not exactly ‘true’, they nonetheless offer a kind of Truth that is more compelling than hard facts.” Rabbi Cary Friedman, ‘Wisdom from the Batcave‘ “Believe nothing, … Continue reading

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

“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 … Continue reading

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Guttershaman Halloween Special – The Gutter Press and the Tribe of the Strange

    “The majority is always sane.” – Larry Niven, Ringworld   “Happy Halloween, ladies… Nuns – no sense of humour.” – The Kurgan, in Highlander   ——————————————————————   All my life, the stories that have spoken to me have invariable been from … Continue reading

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