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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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Grant Morrison on The Matrix 'borrowing' from The Invisibles

Since it’s the tenth anniversary of the cinema release of The Matrix (and as I found this synchronistically while looking for something else), here’s Grant Morrison interviewed at Suicide Girls on the subject of just how much the film took … Continue reading

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Meeting fictional characters

Found this excellent piece on Electric Children on the subject of (specifically comic book) creators who have spoken of fictional characters as being in some sense real – and those who have met them. The classic example is Alan Moore’s … Continue reading

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Shamanism, myth and metaphor – and Wolverine

From this piece on the popular funny book character as shamanic figure: Myths, rituals and religion bind us together and can be seen metaphorically as the bones of our society. Our personal belief and value system can be seen as … Continue reading

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Inevitable Watchman post

Need I emphasise, here be spoilers? I enjoyed it. And I didn’t miss the squid. It could have be so much worse. Whatever you say about Zack Snyder not being a great director  – and frankly, he really isn’t – … Continue reading

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You're a yellow bastard, Charlie Brown

Wandered across this little gem – Charles Schultz’ Peanuts, in the style of Sin City-era Frank Miller (click the link to see the whole thing!): Blogged with the Flock Browser If you like this, please share it: Bookmark on Delicious … Continue reading

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My talented friends and family 3

When I was a kid, it would have been unthinkably cool to have a friend who wrote for 2000AD. Now I do. And he’s a very busy boy. Here’s the splendid Jaspre Bark: My book on Leonardo Da Vinci was … Continue reading

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Authenticity and its discontents

There’s a Guttershaman piece coming soon on the small problem of ‘authenticity’ in magical systems and belief systems in general. I’m still chewing that one over, as I don’t want to insult or belittle too many people at once… but … Continue reading

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Guttershaman – intro

“At the end of the day, it’s all just weird shit.” — Me, quoted in Sandman by Neil Gaiman. One of the main reasons I put up this blog is for my thoughts about magic. I have considered myself as … Continue reading

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