Aleister Crowley

Homeland fan favorite Rupert Friend cast in new streaming series

Rupert Friend has found his next big role.<p>The former <i>Homeland</i> actor and Emmy nominee will co-star in the fantastical CBS All Access series <i>Strange …

Entertainment

Burt Shonberg and Bohemian Los Angeles: An Interview with Spencer Kansa

<i>FEW VISUAL ARTISTS have ever caught the zeitgeist of bohemian Los Angeles better than Burt Shonberg, whose psychedelic paintings and murals graced</i> …

Books

Onwards and upwards: what is attracting pensioners to scale the Himalayas?

When I signed up for the trek, I didn’t quite realise that I’d be away in Nepal for my birthday, but here I was, attempting to extinguish some of …

Outdoors

Features | Beyond The Hits | David Bowie: Fantastic Voyages From Beyond The Hits

You could release countless Bowie anthologies and never quite capture how special the Thin White Duke really is. Here, Chris Roberts, Nix Lowery, Joe …

Music

Hell freezes over: how the Church of Satan got cool

Thanks to a canny social media presence – which has included messages to Chelsea Clinton – and progressive politics, satanism is an unlikely spiritual antidote to the Trump era<p>Disappointingly, Chelsea Clinton has denied she and her husband practice satanism. Her tweet wishing the folks at the …

Religion

Jack Reynor to engage in sex magick in CBS' Strange Angel

CBS has announced that Jack Reynor (<b>Transformers: Age of Extinction</b>) is set to lead its CBS All Access original drama series <b>Strange Angel</b>, which is …

Star Trek

TVLine Items: GLOW Casts Sopranos Vet, Ed Westwick Role Recast and More

Annabella Sciorra (<i>Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Sopranos</i>) has that <i>GLOW</i>.<p>The actress will recur during Season 2 of the Netflix dramedy as Rosalie …

TV

Why Americans Missed Out on Public Domain Day (Again)

Aleister Crowley, Dorothy Parker, and René Magritte joined the public domain in 2018, but not in the United States<p>Comment on this Story

Artists

The Victorian Occultist Accused of Killing Men With Her Mind

Pioneering feminist and animal rights campaigner Anna Kingsford was one of the 19th century's most remarkable women. Then she was charged with using black magic to murder two vivisectionists.<p>“Claude Bernard dead! Claude Bernard dead!” Anna Kingsford hysterically cried one February afternoon as she …

Golden Dawn

Hopefully For The Last Time: The US Has Zero New Works Enter The Public Domain On January 1st

For many years now, during the first week of January, we write a post about Public Domain Day. That's the day -- January 1st -- where works that have …

Otis Redding

Art Industry News: Far-Right Pundit Milo Yiannopoulos’s Art Criticism Career Ends Before It Begins + More Must-Read Stories

Art World<p>Plus, documenta 15 is looking for a director and MoMA rehangs its collection to highlight works created by older artists.<p>,<p><i>Art Industry News</i> …

Art

Superstitious? You've Got Nothing on These Scientists

According to a probably apocryphal story about Niels Bohr, a visitor was once astonished to see a horseshoe hanging on the wall of the legendary …

Marie Curie

New Year 2018: Top quotes and messages to celebrate the special day with friends and family

IB Times UK wishes its readers a Happy New Year 2018.<p>The year 2017, a witness to major political events, natural and man-made disasters, scientific …

Holidays

Choosing A Tarot Deck That’s Right For You

Choosing a tarot deck can be a little more complicated than you would expect. You will find that every tarot deck has a different energy, point of …

Spirituality

13 Unique New Year’s Eve 2017 Instagram Captions About Resolutions That Aren’t Cheesy

It's just about that time of year when we stop talking about the holidays and start focusing on bettering ourselves... or at least try to, anyway. …

Neil Gaiman

Book Review: The Stone Tide

“I’d come to realise that none of this was ours. Not really. A house is an accumulation of lives. It permits you to dwell among its walls for as long …

Books

Wintry Chills

Is it perverse to find ghost stories relaxing, even restful? Compared with the grim realities of the news and the appalling horrors of the last …

Conservative View

Who enters the public domain in 2018?

The Public Domain class of 2018 — authors with significant works entering the public domain next year — includes Aleister Crowley, Rene Magritte, …

Winston Churchill

Class of 2018

Pictured above is our top pick of artists and writers whose works will, on 1st January 2018, enter the public domain in many countries around the …

Literature

Grey Hat Accelerationism – An emergent hyperstition? Part 1.

Shoggoth – Wikimedia Commons<p>There have been myriad musings on Accelerationism spreading like a virus across the press, blogosphere and message boards …

Psychology

Life After Led Zeppelin's Reunion: Plant, Page + Jones Projects

With every passing year, it becomes increasingly apparent that the surviving members of Led Zeppelin – Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones – …

Classic Rock

Bruce Dickinson on His Wild Days With Iron Maiden

When Bruce Dickinson first joined Iron Maiden, he was still using a student train pass and unofficially living above a hair salon. He lived about 100 …

Entertainment

Graphic Novels For Occultists

Over the years I’ve met many occultists and pagans who are immensely into graphic novels and comic books. I was never really huge into graphic novels …

Graphic Novels

The Fetishes Of These Historic Perverts Will Make You Blush With Shame

• Home<br>• History & Culture<br>• The Fetishes Of These Historic Perverts Will Make You Blush With Shame<p>#5 is quite a shocker!<p>SPONSORED<p>For every big achievement, …

Literature

Remote Viewing Reality: Notes from a weekend spent with a psychic spy

There is no other discipline that I know which engages at the same time a person’s critical faculties and his imagination and then stretches them …

Lockheed Martin

Austin Osman Spare: Weird occult illustrations from ‘A Book of Satyrs’

In 1907, the artist and occultist Austin Osman Spare published his second volume of illustrations, A Book of Satyrs—or rather satires. Spare believed …

Charles Manson’s Science Fiction Roots

In 1963, while a prisoner at the federal penitentiary at McNeil Island in Washington state, Charles Manson heard other prisoners enthuse about two …

Paris Review - Jack Kerouac, The Art of Fiction No. 41

Interviewed by Ted Berrigan<p>Issue 43, Summer 1968<p>Jack Kerouac, ca. 1956. Photograph by Tom Palumbo<p>The Kerouacs have no telephone. Ted Berrigan had contacted Kerouac some months earlier and had persuaded him to do the interview. When he felt the time had come for their meeting to take place, he …

Poetry

V. Vale’s RE/Search Newsletter #169, Part Two

Author: Bruce Sterling. Bruce Sterling<p>Date of Publication: 11.17.17.<p>Time of Publication: 11:28 am. 11:28 am<p>RE/Search Newsletter #169, Nov 2017 Part …

William S. Burroughs

The Gollop Chamber

Julian Gollop has been in the games industry for more than 30 years. You probably know him best as the designer of games like Chaos and X-COM: UFO …

PC Gaming