Guttershaman – The Authentic Shaman

January 20, 2009

‘Of course the Chinese mix everything up – look at what they have to work with! Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoist alchemy and sorcery. We take what we want and leave the rest, just like your salad bar.’ Egg Shen in John Carpenter’s Big Trouble In Little China (Disclaimer: I am, to quote Jim Jarmush’s great […]


Psychic Warfare from 1981-2008

January 11, 2009

An interesting post on Brainsturbator, on US Military Psi research and brain change. The year I was born, in 1981, the US Government decided magick was real.  Well, the “US Government” is of course an abstraction—specifically, Congressional Research Service was commissioned to do a report on psychic phenomena and offered the following conclusion: “Recent experiments […]


What would you do with six trillion dollars?

May 26, 2008
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Charlie Stross asks the best question I’ve seen in a long while: The direct cost to the US government of the war and occupation of Iraq — counting only funds appropriated by Congress — so far runs to roughly $523Bn. However, that’s the direct cost — money directly spent on the project. There are indirect […]