Thursday, February 11, 2010

cornell's library has witches.

this is officially my new favorite resource.
"It documents the earliest and the latest manifestations of the belief in witchcraft as well as its geographical boundaries, and elaborates this history with works on canon law, the Inquisition, torture, demonology, trial testimony, and narratives. Most importantly, the collection focuses on witchcraft not as folklore or anthropology, but as theology and as religious heresy."

i will be going through it piece by piece until i've picked it clean...

and then likely dive back in for a more detailed account.

i promise to offer up bits and pieces along the way. the meantime here is a quick mix i made with respect to witches and magic makers to hold you over until i finish some larger projects.


George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff-82C) No. 78 First Series
Twink-Dawn Of Magic
Kate Bush-Waking The Witch
The Pastels-Magic Nights
Zola Jesus-Somebody To Love (Featuring Dead Luke)
Fever Ray (w/ Van Rivers & The Subliminal Kid-Stranger Than Kindness

Saturday, February 6, 2010

a spell

this is a spell i wrote awhile back...

anti-anxiety spell...
even though jung is often discredited in psych community because of his association with the analysts, as well as his more esoteric ideas on the collective unconscious, he is still considered one of the more brilliant individuals to have ever lived and many of his ideas are integral to modern theory, culture, and critique... he had a lot to say on the importance of dreams, art and mysticism and their value in combination with logical positivism...
dreams, art and mythology are some of many good means of confrontation and alleviation of anxiety built up through schemas of thought and role conflict...
i personally find that anything that involves ritualism, chanting, repetition, confrontation, and a lack of overall seriousness helps me quite measurably.
its kind of about immersion... so it's best to watch it close up, full screen, with the volume up... whenever you watch it, watch it all the way through to the end, it gets less overwhelming as it goes along... and try and watch it in a dark room at least once a day for a week or two., i hope this helps you in some way...
(it's made up of several audio and video sources i mixed together... some of them produced by me, some of them appropriated and highly processed and distorted... fire, zombies, children, chanting, rhythm... )

Monday, February 1, 2010

keyword: magic

excessively generous, randomly generated mixtape monday... it should be noted that track 2, magic sequence, is actually a mixtape put together by memory tapes awhile back... don't thank me, thank i-tunes' search engine.
1. Dawn Of Magic / Twink 1:45
2. Magic Sequence / Memory Tapes 29:34
3. Magic Colors / Lesley Gore 2:40
4. 10.Magic / Nagamatzu 4:22
5. computer games (photonz edit) / Yello... 7:20
6. Energy Fools The Magician / Brian Eno 2:08
7. The Magic Touch / The Platters 2:43
8. Magic Mountain / Blonde Redhead 3:03
9. The Magic Yard / Lubos Fiser 5:47
10. Magic Aum Gigi - Love Potion 26 / Aci... 2:18
11. Merlin The Magician / Rick Wakeman 8:55
12. Magic Nights / the Pastels 1:16
13. The Magic Number / De La Soul 3:17
14. I Was Made To Love Magic / Nick Drake 3:28
15. The Magician / Clinic 2:41
16. magic hours / explosions in the sky 8:29
17. Billy The Kid's Dream Of The Magic Shoes/ The Mountain Goats 2:06
18. Magical Mystery Tour / The Beatles 2:52

on the theme of magic and mixtapes here is a link to an amazing artist i used to know.

Hoodoo Your Love
dimensions variable
"Who Do You Love" 45 RPM record by Bo Diddley, beeswax, wick, jar, honey, binding spell, orris root, rose petals, coriander seed, witch grass & cumin seed.
and a mixtape of hers...
"you can take it with you" harmonic spheres: work and mixtape by anne jordan regan

01. billie holiday...strange fruit
02. st. james infirmary...james booker
03. robert in vain
04. howlin' wolf...moanin' for my baby
05. bo diddley...who do you love
06. lightnin' hopkins...mojo hand
07. willie dixon...the seventh son
08. charley patton...screamin' & hollerin' the blues
09. son house...john the revelator
10. blind willie johnson...lord i just can't keep from crying
11. lead belly...take this hammer
12. blind willie mctell...southern can mama
13. the reverend j.m. gates...baptize me