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From What is a Witch, “an illuminated manifesto on witchcraft” by Pam Grossman and Tin Can Forest. • “The other strand of influence for me from dance music was a production house called Savoy in Manchester, England. They were a super underground publishing house that printed cartoons and comic books, and they also released a […]

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Merlin

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Merlin building Stonehenge (14th century) from Folio 30r of British Library, Egerton 3028. The Arthurian magus in art and illustration. Despite the antiquity of the Arthur legend there doesn’t seem to be much early representation of Merlin outside a few drawings in old manuscripts. The British Library’s folio showing the raising of Stonehenge is the […]

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Never Forever by Prince Rama

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Lily X. Wahrman’s 18-minute video for Prince Rama (Taraka and Nimai Larson) segues songs from the group’s Top Ten Hits Of The End Of The World album into a cosmic mindblast: One day, they sat us down and asked us, “What is every wildest fantasy you ever wanted to see fulfilled in a movie?” And […]

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Callanish panoramas

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Photo by Serge (SEB) Bogdanov. A post for the Summer Solstice. I’ve linked to panoramas of the Callanish standing stones before but these are more recent photos at 360Cities where the full-screen views are more immersive, especially if you have a large monitor. The stones are situated on the Isle of Lewis in north-west Scotland, […]

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Painting the Henge

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Wiltonia sive Comitatus Wiltoniensis; Anglice Wilshire (1649) by Atlas van Loon. Avebury doth as much exceed Stonehenge in grandeur as a Cathedral doth an ordinary Parish Church. John Aubrey John Aubrey (1626–1697) was the pioneering antiquarian and archaeologist whose interest in the ancient sites of southern England made him the first person to subject Avebury […]

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Stonehenge

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The trilithons of Stonehenge as they appear in Google Earth, a view that few people these days are allowed to experience since visitors are kept to a small path that runs around the monument. Thirty years ago this week, on the day of the Summer Solstice, I was fortunate to be present at the small […]

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Stonehenge panorama

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I would have posted this for the Solstice yesterday had it not been for the Chronophage. The panorama is at a BBC page since the corporation is one of the few organisations with the weight to gain permission to photograph the stones up close. Unless you’re an archaeologist or an English Heritage official your view […]

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Occultism for kids

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My battered 1973 Gollancz hardback. Cover illustration by David Smee. It may be all Harry Potter starter homes crowding the imaginative landscape these days but the lush fields of the early Seventies bred a peculiar brand of wizardry and wild romance, something I was reminded of recently by reviews of a new compilation of psychedelic […]

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Russian Utopia

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Glass Stonehenge: Monument for the Year 2001 (1986) by D Bush and A Khomyakov. “The sheet of heavy glass laying on the row of stones is carrying the next row, etc.” Russian Utopia is a repository of 480 unbuilt architectural projects from the last 300 years of Russian history. I love seeing designs for unrealised […]

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