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New issue of Arthur Magazine out

Go here to find a free copy near you, or read it online as a series of PDFs:

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How nature droners GROWING found their flow. By Peter Relic. Photography by Eden Batki.

Swiss anthropologist-author JEREMY NARBY talks with Jay Babcock about what hallucinogens like LSD and the Amazonian drink ayahuasca have to teach us in the 21st century. Introduction by author Erik Davis, with a full-color illustration by Arik Moonhawk Roper.

How columnist DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF learned to stop worrying about current events.

Why power duo Al Cisneros and Chris Haikus reunited to make the meditation-suitable heavy metal sound of OM.

The life, work and astounding impact of North Indian vocalist PANDIT PRAN NATH, guru to Western minimalists La Monte Young and Terry Riley. By Peter Lavezzoli.

“New Herbalist” columnist Molly Frances on Lord Byron’s secret elixir and the Prophet Muhammed’s top condiment: VINEGAR.

How to recognize–and use–OCCULT FORCES, by the Center for Tactical Magic.

Notes from Mardi Gras in New Orleans, 2006 by the intrepid Gabe Soria.

Fashion is contemporary mask magic

A few words from former Technoccult guest blogger Fell:

Fashion is the contemporary equivalent of the mask magic used by aborigines and shamans from times past. The difference is that the shaman had the power of wisdom, thus allowing her or him to encroach situations both spiritual and sociological, utilising the masks to their advantage. Modern-day fashion wh0r3s and the vulgar masses are unaware of their own esteem, thus they lack the power inherent in themselves and rely on the costume, their fa?ade, to supplant these necessary inner wisdoms of power.

And later on, in the comments:

As for fashion, it’s always interested me. Only now am I beginning to properly discern between hipsters and trendy folk, persons with a true style and intimate understanding of fashion as a symbolic language, and then the rest ? those that buy into styles and try to wrap incorporate them into their own veneer, such as skaters, preps, goths, et cetera.

I think this is a very important distinction to make, between fashion and style. How you dress has a magical/consciousness manupulation effect no matter what. But those with true sense of style seem to be more in control of really designing their own realities, rather than buying into ready made realities. And of course, someone can be a skater or goth or prep or whatever and have a deep sense of style. These people are often the trendsetters for a clique, or are on margins drifting between cliques. Either way, and consciously or not, they’re bending reality in conformity with their will.

Full Story: Occult Design.

The Center for Tactical Magic(k)‘s first column in Arthur Magazine has some relevant commentary as well.

And speaking of clothes, I got my “23 / Everything is True” shirt from LVX23‘s Shiny Apes store today (more here).

New Arthur Magazine online for free

I just noticed that the latest issue of Arthur Magazine is actually online for free. I thought they’d stopped doing this. The new issue includes Douglas Rushkoff on religion as public health crisis, and the debut of The Center for Tactical Magic(k)’s column.

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R.U. Sirius interviews Arthur Magazine editor

R.U. interviews Jay Babcock, editor of Arthur Magazine.

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(which reminds me, I need to figure out why I subscribed and only got one issue… update: they responded to my e-mail within minutes… they’re sending me the issues I missed, and extending my subscription).

Evolution as a Team Sport

Speaking of Arthur Magazine, here’s Douglas Rushkoff’s first first column for them. Thanks to NWD for the reminder.

There’s a disturbing fundamentalism brewing in the counterculture these days – an aching towards apocalypse as dangerous as that of our counterparts in the reddest of states, and understood just as literally. We are to await the apex of novelty, that singularity when consciousness rises from the chrysalis of matter into a new state, beyond time and maybe even energy. And, of course, only those of us with proper spiritual or psychedelic credentials will be prepared for this inevitability, and make it through the bottleneck at the end of linear history. The rest, well, they finally get their comeuppance.

Douglas Rushkoff: Evolution as a team sport

Jason Louv on Ultra-Culture

Jason talks Generation Hex and ultraculture:

Ultimately you can see the Hex-Effect already happening?the release of the book will only intensify it. Key23.net is a good example of what I imagined the forms this movement would take initially, and an inspiration at that. The next step is to take this crazy dream into the physical. I believe the Internet really has become another control system?it’s up to us to use it, not the other way around. Because ultimately, if it’s not happening in the streets, than it’s not happening. And I have nothing but boundless faith that it’s happening. You can see it already. The goals of this emergent Ultraculture are simple?a way of living that is self-defined, not imposed; in which compassion is both the path and the destination; in which hopeful action conquers apocalyptic paralysis; and in which “reality” poses no obstruction.

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And when it comes to “ultraculture” don’t forget Arthur Magazine.

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