I recently spoke at a seminar organised by The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis in London, on the theme of ‘Sorcery and Trance’ as part of their Post-Psychoanalysis series.
I don’t publish much, mainly because I write slowly, but a new essay has just come out.
There are few things which sorcerers share, indeed this may even be central to the very practice of sorcery itself. To this extent sorcery forms, almost par excellence, an example of the ‘minoritarian’. This concept, derived from Deleuze and Guattari, names a practice of deviation from a standard. It is distinguished from the merely minor, which is akin to a… Read more →
My dying breath is a magician. This sits, written in chalk dust, on the board, bored bored bored board. Metaphor, all three elements from Aristotle, those elements it’s not supposed to have (supposedly), the tradition that’s opposed (opposedly) by Lakoff and Derrida, with metaphor as domain translations or catechresis as metaphoric literality. The moment that is unexplainable is the new…. Read more →
In another email that came through this week the journal A/V let me know that the paper I gave at the Manchester conference on ‘the event’ is now live on their journal. I have been developing the paper a little more since then as it’s part of an ongoing project that I am working on and the more developed paper… Read more →
It is with a tear in my eye and a wish in my heart that I register the death of Robert Anton Wilson – fly high, go well, live fantastically. He has a memorial in Feb and sorcerers everywhere should maybe take a moment to mark the passing of a fascinating and fascinated mind into the summerlands and dark matter… Read more →