This week a lot of people in the UK were subjected to David Cameron’s pug-ugly mug dropping onto their doormat. There he was, looking like a complete creep, on the the front of a bulk-mailed Conservative Party ‘election communication’. Under the banner ‘It’s time for change’, this prime example of absolute twattery advised readers to ‘Vote Conservative on 4 June’ (the date of the European elections). Clearly, voting for a party headed by an over-privileged arse-wipe educated at Eton and Oxford is not going to change anything. There is no more traditional route to political power in Britain than the exclusive education Cameron received. If the UK anti-discrimination laws were more coherently enforced, then they would be used to prevent anyone who attended Oxford or Cambridge University from holding public office or working in publicly funded institutions. Anti-discrimination necessitates attacking and undoing privilege.
As your granny no doubt told you, if voting changed anything they’d make it illegal; which is why I’ve never voted in a local, general or EU election, in my entire life. I have a 100% record of never voting and I’m certainly not going to spoil it now. The world clearly is changing, the information explosion caused by the internet is part of that. But rather than moving with this change, Cameron (like every other reactionary scumbag capitalist politician) wants to curtail and contain the transformation of the world, instead of going with it. The so-called British MPs expenses scandal is a joke, but nonetheless Cameron is positioning himself as Mr Clean in relation to it. British MPs diddling a few hundred thousand quid here and there is small change when measured against the billions ripped-off by the bankers. It’s a diversion that isn’t worth addressing but that hasn’t stopped the British media boring me to death with it for weeks.
Rather than voting, we should join together in roving bands of class warlocks and witches, using occult means to foment industrial unrest. Let’s use spells and curses to bring factories and calls centres out on strike against pay cuts and speed-ups. Let’s deploy magick to make it clear we’re not gonna pay for the bankers’ crisis! Stockbrokers and their banker friends are possessed by the demonic elemental money, therefore we must exorcise them! Out demons out! Class warlocks and witches of the world unite to cast off your spells!
And while you’re at it don’t forget to check – www.stewarthomesociety.org – you know it makes (no) sense!
Comment by Sir John Moore on 2009-05-29 00:25:17 +0000
At last, somebody speaking common sense. Fuck casting votes, let’s cast runes.
Comment by Gerard McKeown on 2009-05-29 01:05:07 +0000
Yeah, there’s a growing opinion among some parts of the working class that Tory would be better for them which, though it’s balls, could swing some power the wee wanker’s way when the general election comes. I say let’s fuck them up.
Comment by raymond anderson on 2009-05-29 01:27:31 +0000
yes, this generation needs anew acid… scrub away the SR way
why do terrorists never bomb media and communications centres..are they feart that they wouldn’t get ratings?
seriously (or not)…if Banking is worse than politicians, then what is Institutional Art?
exorcising bankers…where have I heard that before….?
Comment by Michael Roth on 2009-05-29 06:09:07 +0000
Exorcise your rights so you can exercise new ones! Toot toot! Invoke often!
I’m working on a pretty good (non)voting record myself. At least, it keeps me out of doing jury duty …
Comment by LittleRedRidingHood on 2009-05-29 08:22:42 +0000
Thank you, for reminding me of why I adore you!
Comment by Lara on 2009-05-29 10:15:33 +0000
Check out MJHarrison’s post:
Comment by John Wilkes on 2009-05-29 11:00:42 +0000
As a democratic centralist I think this aversion to voting is a bit much. What about a referendum on the suspension of Pariliament, and if the people vote ‘yes’ it ends with each and every individual MP currently active at Westminster hanging from a rope?
Comment by Ricardo Terrori on 2009-05-29 11:10:25 +0000
“A bit much”?
That’s very “democratic centralist”!
Raymond :terrorists do bomb media and communications centres, but media and communications centres don’t broadcast that.
Comment by Justin McKeown on 2009-05-29 12:14:46 +0000
I’m all up for hexing banks. I’ve been doing it since 2007. Scum bags every single one of them. See my magick blog at: http://psychonautic.wordpress.com for more bank hexing action.
Comment by Maximilien de Robespierre on 2009-05-29 12:43:02 +0000
To punish the oppressors of humanity is clemency; to forgive them is cruelty.
Comment by Saint Just on 2009-05-29 13:12:34 +0000
I know only one means of resisting Europe: to oppose to her the genius of freedom.
Comment by Sean Diamond on 2009-05-29 16:07:41 +0000
In a mature, politically balanced society this blog would be posted through letterboxes instead of conservative party manifestos, and dave “divvy” cameron would attached to a rocket launcher and blasted into the sun. VOTE MAGICK !
Comment by Ricardo Terrori on 2009-05-29 17:54:33 +0000
Who said Magick!?
I’m checking out that blog, Justin!
Oh, Belfast! a picture of Aleister doing the piramid…Tarot…do you know El Jodo? he says he reads it for free in a posh cafe in Paris. How generous….clairvoyance…psychic powers….you should know the NSA is monitoring this kind of stuff, Justin…Leylines…sigils…astral projection…curses…oh! we know a lot of that crap down here! I even invented an automated device to deliver them!…solstice…but, wait! …2008? C’mon man! We need some energy to boost that blog! Let’s go do the Power Walk!…Bedroom games…yeah, like that one…avoiding shit…really useful on the streets of malparíso, chile…hidden messages…well, Mr,Trippy’s blog is all about that, baby!
‘…- and that shows that there are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents – ‘ ‘Certainly,’ said Alice. ‘And only one for birthday presents, you know. There’s glory for you!’
‘I don’t know what you mean by “glory,”‘ Alice said.
Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. ‘Of course you don’t – till I tell you. I meant “there’s a nice knock-down argument for you!”‘
‘But “glory” doesn’t mean “a nice knock-down argument,”‘ Alice objected.
When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.’
‘The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean different things.’
‘The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, which is to be master – that’s all.’
Comment by Thomas Munzer on 2009-05-29 18:40:18 +0000
For the ungodly have no right to live except as the elect grant it to them.
Comment by raymond anderson on 2009-05-29 19:01:36 +0000
Tom Driberg was rumoured to have taken vows with AC in Post Office Tower. He later tried to get Mick Jagger to stand as an MP..and that was just a party game!
Now compared to the shallow lot today Driberg was real sleaze but because he “hung” with The Krays and Boothby in the “sixties” he is kind of charming in the way AC is charming but not AOS. AOS was more of a pint man.
Mind you I heard all this from the guy who presented Fifteen To One!
Comment by Austin Osman Spare on 2009-05-29 21:52:28 +0000
Summoned again. I do hope it isn’t one of those industrial music chaps, they always want to drink chicken blood with me when I’d much rather have a nice pint.
Comment by Albertus de Groot on 2009-05-29 22:18:26 +0000
Anathema for spirits. Repeat this imprecation three times: Ye persons look upon me for a moment till I draw three blood drops from you, which ye have forfeited. The first I draw from your teeth, the other from your lung, the third from your heart’s own main; with this I take your hosts away, and ye shall stand until I remove from you the iron band
Comment by Mary Anne MacLean on 2009-05-29 22:33:02 +0000
At Xtul was the first ‘channeling’ of God. After Xtul, Jehovah was the only recognised God. Later, with Jehovah, Lucifer and Satan were recognised as “The Three Great Gods of the Universe” and Christ as the Emissary to the Gods. The Three Great Gods represent three basic human patterns of reality:
- Jehovah, the wrathful God of vengeance and retribution, demands discipline, courage and ruthlessness, and a single-minded dedication to duty, purity and self-denial.
- Lucifer, the Light Bearer, urges us to enjoy life to the full, to value success in human terms, to be gentle and kind and loving, and to live in peace and harmony with one another. Man’s apparent inability to value success without descending into greed, jealousy and an exaggerated sense of his own importance, has brought the God Lucifer into disrepute. He has become mistakenly identified with Satan.
- Satan, the receiver of transcendent souls and corrupted bodies, instills in us two directly opposite qualities; at one end an urge to rise above all human and physical needs and appetites, to become all soul and no body, all spirit and no mind, and at the other end a desire to sink beneath all human codes of behavior, and to wallow in a morass of violence, lunacy and excessive physical indulgence. But it is the lower end of Satan’s nature that men fear, which is why Satan, by whatever name, is seen as the Adversary.
In between these Three Great Gods and man, is an entire hierarchy of Gods, beings and superbeings, angels and archangels, demons and archdemons, elementals and guides, and fallen angels and watchers.
There is all this and more too, in heaven and in hell and on Earth.
The Process believes that, to varying degrees, these “God-patterns” exist within all of us. The main doctrine of The Process is the unity of Christ and Satan, who exist as opposites. Jehovah and Lucifer exist as opposites and when Christ and Satan are united this will unite Jehovah and Lucifer.
Comment by Jack Parsons on 2009-05-29 22:50:45 +0000
- Yea, it is I, BABALON
- And this is my book, that is the fourth chapter of the Book of the Law, He completing the Name, for I am out of NUIT by HORUS, the incestuous sister of RA-HOOR-KHUIT.
- It is BABALON. TIME IS. Ye fools.
- Thou hast called me, oh accursed and beloved fool.
5-8. (Missing and presumed lost. – Jack.)
- Now know that I, BABALON, would take flesh and come among men.
- I will come as a penelous (sic) flame, as a devious song, a trumpet in judgement halls, a banner before armies.
- And gather my children unto me, for THE TIME is at hand.
- And this is the way of my incarnation. Heed!
- Thou shalt offer all thou art and all thou hast at my altar, withholding nothing. And thou shalt be smitten full sore and thereafter thou shalt be outcast and accursed, a lonely wanderer in abominable places.
- Ye Dare. I have asked of none other, nor have they asked. Else is vain. But thou hast willed it.
- Know then that thus I came to thee before, thou a great Lord, and I a maid enrapt. Ah blind folly.
- And thereafter madness, all in vain. Thus it has been, multiform. How thou hast burned beyond.
- I shall come again, in the form thou knowest. Now it shall be thy blood.
- The altar is aright, and the robe.
- The perfume is sandal, and the cloth green and gold. There is my cup, our book, and thy dagger.
- There is a flame.
- The sigil of devotion. Be it consecrated, be it true, be it daily affirmed. I am not scorned. Thy love is to me. Procure a disk of copper in diameter three inches paint thereon the field blue the star gold of me, BABALON.
- It shall be my talisman. Consecrate with the supreme rituals of the word and the cup.
- My calls as thou knowest. All love songs are of me. Also seek me in the Seventh Aire.
- This for a time appointed. Seek not the end, I shall instruct thee in my way. But be true. Would it be hard if I were thy lover, and before thee? But I am thy lover and I am with thee.
- I shall provide a vessel, when of whence I say not. Seek her not, call her not. Let her declare. Ask nothing. Keep silence. There shall be ordeals.
- My vessel must be perfect. This is the way of her perfection.
- The working is of nine moons.
- The Astarte working, with music and feasting, with wine and all arts of love.
- Let her be dedicated, consecrated, blood to blood, heart to heart, mind to mind, single in will, none without the circle, all to me.
- And she shall wander in the witchwood under the Night of Pan, and know the mysteries of the Goat and the Serpent, and of the children that are hidden away.
- I will provide the place and the material basis, thou the tears and blood.
- Is it difficult, between matter and spirit? For me it is ecstasy and agony untellable. But I am with thee. I have large strength, have thou likewise.
- Thou shalt prepare my book for her instruction, also thou shalt teach that she may have captains and adepts in her service. Yea, thou shalt take the black pilgrimage, but it will not be thou that returnest.
- Let her prepare her work according to my voice in her heart, with thy book as guide, and none other instructing.
- And let her be in all things wise, and sure, and excellent.
- But let her think on this: my way is not in the solemn ways, or in the reasoned ways, but in the wild free way of the eagle, and the devious way of the serpent, and the oblique way of the factor unknown and unnumbered.
- For I am BABALON, and she my daughter, unique, and there shall be no other women like her.
- In My Name shall she have all power, and all men and excellent things, and kings and captains and the secret ones at her command.
- The first servants are chosen in secret, by my force in her – – a captain, a lawyer, an agitator, a rebel – – I shall provide.
- Call me, my daughter, and I shall come to thee. Thou shalt be full of my force and fire, my passion and power shall surround and inspire thee; my voice in thee shall judge nations.
- None shall resist thee, whom I lovest. Though they call thee harlot and whore, shameless, false, evil, these words shall be blood in their mouths, and dust thereafter.
- But my children will know thee and love thee, and this will make them free.
- All is in thy hands, all power, all hope, all future.
- One came as a man, and was weak and failed.
- One came as a woman, and was foolish, and failed.
- But thou art beyond man and woman, my star is in thee, and thou shalt avail.
- Even now thy hour strikes upon the clock of my FATHER. For He prepared a banquet and a bridal Bed. I was that bride, appointed from the beginning, as it was written T.O.P.A.N.
- Now is the hour of birth at hand. Now shall my adept be crucified in the Basilisk abode.
- Thy tears, thy sweat, thy blood, thy semen, thy love, thy faith shall provide. Ah, I hall drain thee like the cup that is of me, BABALON.
- Stand thou fast, and I shall pass the first veil to speak with thee, through the stars shake.
- Stand thou fast, and I shall pass the second veil, while God and Jesus be smitten with the sword of Horus.
- Stand thou fast, and I shall pass the third veil, and the shapes of hell shall be turned again to loveliness.
- For thy sake shall I stride through the flames of Hell, though my tongue be bitten through.
- Bet me behold thee naked and lusting after me, calling upon my name.
- Let me receive all thy manhood within my Cup, climax upon climax, joy upon joy.
- Yea, we shall conquer death and Hell together.
- And the earth is mine.
- Thou shalt (make the?) Black Pilgrimage.
- Yea it is even I BABALON and I SHALL BE FREE. Thou fool, be thou also free of sentimentality. Am I thy village queen and thou a sophomore, that thou shouldst have thy nose in my buttocks?
- It is I, BABALON, ye fools, MY TIME is come, and this my book that my adept prepares it’s the book of BABALON.
- Yea, my adept, the Black Pilgrimage. Thou shalt be accursed, and this is the nature of the curse. Thou shalt publish the secret matter of the adepts thou knowest, withholding no word of it, in an appendix to this my book So they shall cry fool, liar, sot traducer, betrayer. Thou art not glad thou meddled with magick?
- There is no other way, dear fool, it is the eleventh hour.
- The seal of my Brother is upon the earth, and His Avatar is before you. There is threshing of wheat and a trampling of grapes that shall not cease until the truth be known unto the least of men.
- But you who do not accept, you who see beyond, reach out your hands my children and reap the world in the hour of your harvest.
- Gather together in the covens as of old, whose number is eleven, that is also my number. Gather together in public, in song and dance and festival. Gather together in secret, be naked and shameless and rejoice in my name.
- Work your spells by the mode of my book, practicing secretly, and inducing the supreme spell.
- The work of the image, and the potion and the charm, the work of the spider and the snake, and the little ones that go in the dark, this is your work.
- Who loves not hates, who hates fears, let him taste fear.
- This is they way of it, star, star. Burning bright, moon, witch moon.
- You the secret, the outcast, the accursed and despised, even you that gathered privily of old in my rites under the moon.
- You the free, the wild, the untamed, that walk now alone and forlorn.
- Behold, my Brother cracks the world like a nut for your eating.
- Yea, my Gather has made a house for you, and my Mother has prepared a Bridal Bed. My Brother has confounded your enemies.
- I am the Bride appointed. Come ye to the nuptials – – come ye now!
- My joy is the joy of eternity, and my laughter is the drunken laughter of a harlot I the house of ecstasy.
- All you loves are sacred, pledge them all to me.
- Get my star upon your banners and go forward in joy and victory. None shall deny you, and none shall stand before you, because of the Sword of my Brother. Invoke me, call upon me, call me in your convocations and rituals, call upon me in you loves and battles in my name BABALON, wherein is all power given!
Comment by gjdwj on 2009-05-30 07:30:43 +0000
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Comment by Carlitos El Nahual de Tres Puntas on 2009-05-30 13:51:55 +0000
I don’t have personal history any more…I dropped it one day when I felt it was no longer necessary.
– Begin with simple things, such as not revealing what you really do. Then you must leave everyone who knows you well. This way you’ll build up a fog around yourself.
– “But that’s absurd,” I protested. “Why shouldn’t people know me? What’s wrong with that?”
– What’s wrong is that once they know you , you are an affair taken for granted and from that moment on you won’t be able to break the tie of their thoughts. I personally like the ultimate freedom of being unknown. No one knows me with steadfast certainty, the way people know you for instance.”
– But that would be lying.
– I am not concerned with lies or truths…Lies are lies if you have personal history.
When one does not have personal history ,nothing that one says can be taken for a lie. Your trouble is that you have to explain everything to everybody, compulsively, and at the same time you want to keep the freshness, the newness of what you do. Well, since you can’t be excited after explaining everything you’ve done, you lie in order to keep on going.
– From now on you must simply to show people whatever you care to show them, but without ever telling exactly how you’ve done it.
– I can’t keep secrets ! What you are saying is useless to me.
– Then change !
You see, we only have two alternatives; we either take everything for sure and real , or we don’t. If we follow the first, we end up bored to death with ourselves and with the world. If we follow the second and erase personal history ,we create a fog around us, a very exciting and mysterious state in which nobody knows where the rabbit will pop out, not even ourselves.
Comment by Howling Wizard, Shrieking Toad on 2009-05-30 15:40:25 +0000
Take a trip at the weekend and you’re likely to see a middle-aged Japanese man jumping and spinning in perfect harmony with Newtonian physics. This is Michio Kaku’s idea of relaxation; no relativity, little friction – just one man and the three laws of motion. He moves almost effortlessly, his cosmic blades carving perfect patterns in the universe; but then the three-dimensional world should present few problems to a man who is equally at home in 11.
Comment by Daniel X on 2009-05-31 11:36:43 +0000
Towards a Industrial Union of Psychic Workers 007/700
The Second Temporary Art Strike Action Committee – Alytus Chapter (STASAC-Alytus) has called for an Art strike action against Vilnius becoming European Cultural Capital for 2009, calling for Sympathy Strikes all over the world to support The Strike activities in Lithuania during the whole year 2009.
Just as the art strike Campaign launched in 1986 by Stewart Home which called upon all artists to cease their artistic work between 1990 and 1993 – was, unlike the art strikes proposed by Gustav Metzger and the Art Worker Coalition in the 1960s, not merely a boycott of art institutions through artists, but a provocation of artists addressing their understanding of art and their identity as artists.
In these previous strikes there has been a critical position against Art as a specifically bourgeois construction, and an adoption of the position of ‘Cultural workers’.
As the art strike is not centred on a job or region or trade – it is not a matter for a Job union, a Trade Union but an Industrial Union – that of culture as an industry.
However in order to attack the Bogdanovist position where proletarian culture or proletkult is the third part of a trinity of revolutionary socialism, Whereas the unions would attend to the proletariat’s economic interests and the Communist Party, their political interests, the Proletkult would look after their cultural and spiritual life – we should look to the integratation of all of these activities into our daily life and under the direct control of the workers at large.
This is one of the aims of the proposed Data Miners Strike called for by the Situationist Worker in The End of the Age of Divinity – a process to lead up to a General Strike in 2012. But instead of organising as Data Miners, a position based on the idea of miners as proletarian vanguard, it is the real organisational structure of the IWW through which the proletariat can communicate – which includes the organisation of miners as one of the first Industrial Unions (200 – after Agricultural workers 100). The IWW’S numerical system of organising industrial unions is more than a means of communication – it is a memory system and an ordering of semantic space – an ontology and toplogy. It is the situation of proletarianisation opposed to borgeois freemasonic systems such as the Semantic Web and the Dewey Decimal System.
The IWW structure currently goes from 100-600 and is formed with the organisation of workers around the world. Its future development is open and it could become a hexadecimal system. However, while the data miners would be organised in Communications and Computer Workers Industrial Union 560 there is currently no IU for artists or indeed those cultural workers who are refusing this role – other than Recreational Workers Industrial Union 630.
I am therefore proposing that instead of concentrating on the different material or media produced – we look at the psychic construction and production that we are involved in. The IWW structure currently goes from 100 to 600 and we therefore can theorise 000 and 700 as its limits. In proposing 700/007 we are also putting Proletarian organisation as the ultimate critique of John Dee’s systematic Enochian system of Hermetic Magick.
In organising as psychic workers we can identify the industries in which psuchic workers currently are mainly employed as entertainment and the military. Psychic warfare is already one of the major areas of the military industry’s recent growth and also demonstrated how cultural production and propaganda are areas where we must create workers power and control. This points to another current omission in the organisation of the IWW – that of military workers – in the army, navy or airforce – or indeed in the production and distribution of arms. The question of proletarian armed struggle which is of course inevitable and vital rest upon this organisation.
I hope that the move towards the organising of psychic workers is a step towards realising this.
Comment by Christopher Nosnibor on 2009-06-07 17:52:26 +0000
Only just spotted this one!
To save myself a lot of typing and to save on space here, here’s one made earlier: http://christophernosnibor.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!CCDA2FFEB0BB9B7B!188.entry