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Grant Morrison on Comics and the Occult

I seem to be on a real bender lately imbibing information about comic books and the occult, even though I haven’t been actively going out to become inebriated. From Jeff Kripal’s Mutants and Mystics being sent to me by his publisher, to incoming news stories about the passing of comic greats who had links to the paranormal and occult, I seem to be on a real journey of discovery into these closely-linked topics.

Anyhow, the latest shot glass slung across the bar at me is this video of a very drunk Grant Morrison discussing his own paranormal experiences, the occult, and comics at the 2000 Disinfo Con. NSFW language, and at times a real drunken ramble, but also plenty of nuggets in there and a few giggles as well:

Plenty worth discussing in those 45 minutes! For more on these topics from Morrison, check out his recent book Supergods (Amazon US or Amazon UK).

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    1. from the Life-as-Democracy-Dept.
      Experiment, observe, keep track of your results, test hypotheses :3

      (including all the different ways you can activate your particular sigils)

      I’ve seen some pretty elaborate sigils in my time.

      Have fun :3

  1. Abandon the “I” (Eye)

    I’ve been re-listening to this video several times now. At about 33:33 (and people who read my blog may know I tend to put a special significance to that particular string of numbers) Grant is coming to the part when he proposes abandoning the personality, abandon the individual, "abandon the I" & all that.

    I started to pay attention to the scenes projected at the screen, and right when he says "abandon the I" it coincides with a scene from a Luis Buñuel movie, An Andalusian Dog; a disturbing scene in which a woman’s eye is being slit by a razor blade.

     

    In case you are still thinking he’s just talking bull$#%t 😉

    1. A prime example of someone
      A prime example of someone who has had a taste of certain powers that he is probably too immature to use without finally hurting himself and others. Wedding occult power and trickery to the undeveloped human being is always disastrous.

      1. from the Give-a-Barbaric-Yawp-Dept.
        [quote=emlong]A prime example of someone who has had a taste of certain powers that he is probably too immature to use without finally hurting himself and others. Wedding occult power and trickery to the undeveloped human being is always disastrous.[/quote]

        Have you grown any orgonic third-arms yet or talking tumours from your orgone experiments? :3

        1. Try that one more time – this
          Try that one more time – this time with coherence please – and I will try to pretend I didn’t hear your misconceptions about orgonite.

          1. from the Pretty-Stately-Mirror-Dept.
            [quote=emlong]A prime example of someone who has had a taste of certain powers that he is probably too immature to use without finally hurting himself and others. Wedding occult power and trickery to the undeveloped human being is always disastrous.[/quote]

            [quote=emlong]Try that one more time – this time with coherence please – and I will try to pretend I didn’t hear your misconceptions about…[/quote]

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