July 27, 2004


No doubt superficial and hasty overview of two blogs that are worth a look (via Technorati):

Vortexegg: esoteria, complexity theory and what it calls 'vortex magic'.

Corridor of Madness: this is excellent on the comics-occult-hyperstition interface. With each passing day, I'm becoming more embarrassed by my lack of familiarity with Grant Morrison. Must rectify this very soon. (btw: in more last-on-the-block admissions: has anyone read The Da Vinci Code? Is this the hypersition-lite novel that it appears to be?)

Posted by mark k-p at July 27, 2004 09:51 PM




I haven't read it, but I'd be interested to hear if you have an established position on the 'Holy Blood and Holy Grail' industry that sprang up in the 80s after Bauvall Lincoln and Leigh's book came out.
It was curious childhood reading, I'm the first to admit.

Posted by: Philip at July 28, 2004 12:09 AM



Just read it - kindof relevant but to call it even hyperstition-lite is a bit generous (i'd call it Foucault's Pendulum-lite)
Most interesting aspect IMHO is that there's such a strong market for this sort of thing

Posted by: Nick at July 28, 2004 01:47 AM



Philip, I don't remember that controversy; indeed I wasn't aware of the book until I found reference to it here (which looks like being a useful resource). The whole templars/ illuminati/ RAW thing is obv something that shd be dealt with here at some point.

Nick, 'Foucault's Pendulum'-lite was my alternative description of DVC!

Posted by: mark at July 28, 2004 07:06 AM



Sorry that last hyperlink was supposed to be:


btw (shamefaced) --- what's a 'nic'?

Posted by: mark at July 28, 2004 07:21 AM



nic = nickname = internet alias

Posted by: Nick at July 28, 2004 07:33 AM



Also NIC = 53 = GOD

Posted by: Nick at July 28, 2004 12:51 PM



First of all: You must read The Invisibles. A very powerful hypersigil and hypernarrative. Read also Morrison's accounts of how the hypersigil became intertwined with his life as it was being written. Excellent hyperstition.

2nd: I've read Da Vinci Code. Semi-hyperstitial in that it creates a fiction around history, or history out of fiction. I aslo was mainly surprised that a best-selling book was talking about the hidden secrets of christianity and the goddess.

Posted by: lvx23 at July 29, 2004 02:19 AM



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