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‘Resurrecting the Beast’ – An Interview with Julian Doyle

Best known for his editing role on Monty Python’s ‘The Life of Brian’ and special effects man on Terry Gilliam’s ‘Brazil’, Julian Doyle returns with his B-Movie take on Aleister Crowley in this years ‘Chemical Wedding‘. Deciding not to take the biographical role, and instead envisioning Crowley in a modern setting, the film took a panning by critics, and Crowley fans alike. We sent in our man, Adrian Dobbie, to find out what Doyles motives and reactions were behind the film…

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Interview with Chemical Wedding Director, Julian Doyle

http://sittingnow.co.uk/visual/doyle.jpg Best known for his editing role on Monty Python’s ‘The Life of Brian’ and special effects man on Terry Gilliam’s ‘Brazil’, Julian Doyle returns with his B-Movie take on Aleister Crowley in this years ‘Chemical Wedding‘. Deciding not to take the biographical role, and instead envisioning Crowley in a modern setting, the film took a panning by critics, and Crowley fans alike. We sent in our man, Adrian Dobbie, to find out what Doyles motives and reactions were behind the film…

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Sitting Now Podcast Interviews Bob Curran about Zombies!

Bob’s back! One of our favorite guests, and knowledgeable chap when it comes to global folklore! In this episode, we build on our discussion in last interview by analyzing ZOMBIES! Bob has a new book coming out soon entitled Zombies: A Field guide to the Walking Dead, so make sure you get your hands on that! Bob has some great tales that he picked up on his travels to research this latest book, so join us as we take a journey into the world of Zozobra’s, undead-monks and more!

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Experimental Chaos Magic with Taylor Ellwood (Podcast)

This week we cosy-up with our new pal, occult author Taylor Ellwood, to discuss the many and varied ways to approach magic/magick/chaos Magick … arrrrgh my head is exploding!! Taylor has authored many books on the subject of new and experimental approaches to magic, as well as being a professional life-coach … though, like us, he has still yet to figure out how to make fireballs come out of his hands!

Featured music this week is a cool live recording of the amazing Ma Meeshka Mow Skwoz by Mr Bungle

Taylor Ellwood Biog:

Taylor Ellwood lives in Portland with his beautiful mate Lupa, and two cats. He’s a co-author of Creating Magickal Entities (with David Cunninghman and Amanda Wagener), and Kink Magic (with Lupa. He is the author of Pop Culture Magick, Space/Time Magic, Inner Alchemy, Multi-Media Magic and the editor of the Magick on the Edge Anthology, Manifesting Prosperity Anthology, and the Pop Culture Grimoire.… Read the rest

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Right Where You Are Sitting Now – Episode 10: Taming Wolfie with Jon Ronson!

This week we chat to one of our journalistic heroes, Jon Ronson, about: conspiracy theorists, 9/11 truthers, MI5 agents becoming the son of God and just why people believe silly things. We also witness Jon attempting to train his dog Wolfie (or is it Woofy…i’m worried I have his name wrong now), which only furthers my belief that people really don’t realise how much of a pain the ass dogs actually are! … i’m a cat person.

Joining me this week to grill our guest is our re-occurring character, Raymond Wiley! For those studious listeners out there (no pun intended), Raymond appeared as our guest on episodes 1 and 6, and like me, is a big Jon Ronson fan!

We also have Interviews with Nick Pope (UFOs), Dean Haglund (Conspiracy), Ivan Stang (Subgenius) and a whole bunch of other cool people!

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Right Where You Are Sitting Now – EPISODE 10 – Taming Wolfie with Jon Ronson!

This week we chat to one of our journalistic heroes, Jon Ronson, about: conspiracy theorists, 9/11 truthers, MI5 agents becoming the son of God and just why people believe silly things. We also witness Jon attempting to train his dog Wolfie (or is it Woofy…i’m worried I have his name wrong now), which only furthers my belief that people really don’t realise how much of a pain the ass dogs actually are!…i’m a cat person.

Joining me this week to grill our guest is our re-occurring character, Raymond Wiley! For those studious listeners out there (no pun intended), Raymond appeared as our guest on episodes 1 and 6, and like me, is a big Jon Ronson fan!

Biog:

Jon Ronson is a writer and documentary film maker. His books, Them: Adventures With Extremists and The Men Who Stare At Goats were international bestsellers. He’s also the author of two collections, Out Of The Ordinary: True Tales of Everyday Craziness and What I Do: More True Tales of Everyday Craziness.… Read the rest

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