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June 23, 2008

The Wizard of Northampton

Pádraig Ó Méalóid talks to Alan Moore (Part I and Part II). Worth the read for all the usual Alan Moore goodness and for the expression "over the radar". Also, the observation that as the world becomes more virtual, physical artifacts become all the more precious; a thought I had had myself. I am also delighted to learn of The Moon and Serpent Bumper Book of Magic, a "clear and practical grimoire of the occult sciences that offers endless necromantic fun for all the family."

... there are pages of theoretical essays upon what magic is and how it works. There’re practical articles on how to actually do the different things that magic can do. There’s this bestiary of demons and gods and other things that you might be lucky or unfortunate enough to bump into.

... there’s a Kaballah board game which we’re struggling with at the moment. It’s do-able but we’re just got to work out some layout problems. There’s the Tarot deck that I shall be commencing with José Villarubia…

Wonderful stuff, though to me the whole point of magick is "the pretentious, shadowy, gothy atmosphere". Consequently, I will approach this new work with a certain skepticism.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 23, 2008 05:47 AM