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Kenneth Anger and Brian Butler occult theatrical extravaganza in L.A. on Sunday

Kenneth Anger and Brian Butler occult theatrical extravaganza in L.A. on Sunday / Boing Boing On Sunday, pioneering underground filmmaker Kenneth Anger and occultist/artist/musician Brian Butler are staging their performance piece Technicolor Skull at The Regent in Los Angeles. From the event announcement: Unleashing a 60,000 watt sound system and several tons of equipment for this special hometown performance, the duo are …

Los Angeles: Freaky "Boogeyman"-themed occult art show (opens Saturday!)

Tomorrow night, the Boogeyman descends on Los Angeles’s Nicodim Gallery for an eerily compelling group art show, titled Omul Negro (“The man in black”). The theme is an exploration of evil, madmen, monsters, darkness, and the faceless (and multi-faceted) “Boogeyman” as a cultural archetype. Above is Los Angeles artist/filmmaker/occultist Brian Butler with his “Circle and Triangle of Art for the Evocation of Bartzabel, …

The occult magick of Pokemon Go

At the Daily Grail, Greg Taylor posted a fascinating essay about the Pokemon Go experience seen through the lens of medieval occult practices in which “incorporeal entities have sometimes been as much a part of the landscape as the everyday physical objects surrounding us that we can touch and see.” As Gregory Benford once said, riffing on Arthur C. Clarke, “Any sufficiently advanced magic is …