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Progressive Politics and Witchcraft in the UK (Brazier’s Park, Tavistock, Order of Woodcraft, Common Wealth)


What follows is a series of interconnecting strands from early-to-mid 20th century British history showing a surprisingly clear overlap, not only between leftist politics and social psychology, but between social psychology and “witchcraft.” Common Wealth was a socialist party set up by Sir Richard Acland and J. B. Priestley during World War 2. Another member of Common Wealth was Norman Glaister, a Fabian, who studied psychiatry and worked for the Tavistock Clinic in the 1920s. Glaister also participated in the Order of Woodcraft Chivalry, a camping movement where children and adults studied evolution and psychology.  In 1950, he set up Braziers Park, a residential adult education college and center for the School of Integrative Social Research. Braziers Park functioned also as a commune; its aim was “to explore the dynamics of people living in groups.”

Glaister was inspired by Wilfred Trotter, known as “the biological father of British psychoanalysis.” Another Wilfred, Wilfred Bion, worked under Trotter in the 1920s before studying group psychology and training as a psychoanalyst at the Tavistock Institute in the 1930s.… Read the rest

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The Hunt and The Hound – part 3


Part 3 of a 4 Part series involving magic, politics, hallucinogens, and ritual work.

Part 1 can be found here.

Part 2 can be found here.

Via Gods & Radicals:

Let’s talk about drugs. Almost all of our drugs, or at least their ancestral form, come from plants, here though I want to talk more specifically about entheogenic plants. The use of plants and fungi (everyone forgets the fungi), have a long and well documented history amongst almost all human cultures for religious and magical purposes. A year ago, a God tried to get my attention and succeeded, and in the intervening time I have come to know him as a God of many things, one of which is ecstasy. As I work in a botanic institution I have access to (probably) the world’s best botanical and mycological library and its resources, so I set out to do some homework. The classic enthogenic plant family is theSolanaceae; the nightshade family which provides us with a dizzying array of food plants (and is the third most important agricultural plant family after the grasses – Poaceae – and the pea/bean family – Fabaceae).

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Jar Jar Binks is a Sith Lord

Jar Jar Binks was a trained Force user, knowing Sith collaborator, and will play a central role in The Force Awakens.

Original Darth Darth Treatise via Reddit

Via tickld:

The following mind-blowing theory comes from genius Reddit user Lampawarroo, whose careful research and masterful insight brings us what may be the greatest Star Wars theory ever conceived. Here I will seek to establish that Jar Jar Binks, far from being simply the bumbling idiot he portrays himself as, is in fact a highly skilled force user in terms of martial ability and mind control. Furthermore, I assert that he was not, as many people assume, just an unwitting political tool manipulated by Palpatine- rather, he and Palpatine were likely in collaboration from the very beginning. It’s entirely possible that Palpatine was a subordinate underling to Jar Jar Binks throughout both trilogies.

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Magicians of the Gods: Survivors of an advanced civilization destroyed by global cataclysms 


Randall Carlson and Graham Hancock joined Joe Rogan on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast to discuss Magicians of the Gods, Hancock’s sequel to his multi-million bestseller, Fingerprints of the Gods. Magicians of the Gods further investigates the mysteries of our past and the evidence of an advanced civilization destroyed by global cataclysms.

Approaching the end of the last Ice Age, about 12,800 years ago, a massive comet entered our solar system from the depths of space. The comet broke into various fragments and some of those fragments smashed into our planet causing a global cataclysm that parallels the extinction of the dinosaurs.

A portion of these comet fragments hit the North American ice cap and other fragments hit the European ice cap. The impacts of these fragments approaching Earth at 60,000 miles an hour generated massive amounts of heat that instantly melted millions of square kilometers of ice, which destabilized the Earth’s crust and caused a global deluge. … Read the rest

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Footage of the Earth “Breathing”

Brian Nuttall filmed what appears to be the earth “breathing” at Apple River in Nova Scotia.

It has created quite a stir in social media circles, but Nuttall believes the explanation is simple.

“I believe the larger trees are doomed to blow down but are currently spared, the smaller trees around them help hold each other up, as the wind pushes the trees into one another,” he said.

“The punishing prevailing winds have taken their toll on the side hill, the roots have loosened and the mossy ground from the once shaded forest floor are giving way, soon to be toppled over.”

Read more at Unexplained Mysteries.

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“Back to the Future” Predicts 9/11

On October 21st 2015, “Back to the Future Day” came and went as internet memes do, but it left an enduring mystery in its wake. Fueled by ’80s nostalgia and a need for topical click-bait, everyone from the Washington Post to Comedy Central zeroed in on a YouTube video that lays out a truly bizarre set of coincidences connecting 9/11 to the time-travel comedy classic Back to the Future.

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The Silicon Valley Suicides

ryan melaugh (CC BY 2.0)

ryan melaugh (CC BY 2.0)

Hanna Rosin via The Atlantic:

Why are so many kids with bright prospects killing themselves in Palo Alto?

A few students had gotten in early to take some photos dressed as Scooby-Doo characters, part of an annual volleyball-team tradition. Now one of them, Alyssa See-Tho, was waiting outside the choir room for first period to start. Slowly, classmates began to join her. Through the windows, they could spy the teachers packed in there. In the other classrooms of Henry M. Gunn High School, about 1,900 kids waited. After a few minutes the teachers filed out, each holding a sheet of paper, none talking. Alyssa took her seat inside. It was November 4, 2014, a few days after homecoming and maybe a month before college applications would start making everyone crazy. The teacher read a statement containing the words took his own life last night, and then a name, Cameron Lee.

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The Magical Battle of Britain

“The Magic Circle” by John William Waterhouse

“The Magic Circle” by John William Waterhouse

Did a band of witches and wizards stop the Nazi’s from conquering Britain?

Via Gods and Radicals:

Immediately following Britain’s declaration of war in 1939, Dion Fortune began a series of regular letters to members of her magical order, the Fraternity of the Inner Light, who were unable to hold meetings due to wartime travel restrictions. With enemy planes rumbling overhead, she organised a series of visualisations to formulate “seed ideas in the group mind of the race”, archetypal visions to invoke angelic protection and uphold British morale under fire. “The war has to be fought and won on the physical plane,” she wrote, “before physical manifestation can be given to the archetypal ideals. What was sown will grow and bear seed.” As the war developed, this was consolidated with further work for the renewal of national and international accord. For the first time the Fraternity’s doors were opened to anyone who wanted to join in and learn the previously secret methods of esoteric mind-working.

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A Brief History of Fabianism (Occult Yorkshire Part 2)

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Since the Fabians are the conspiracy bugaboo of the right, this presents a problem so far as finding reliable information about them, because a great deal of the unofficial history of the Society seems to be confined to websites with axes to grind. One premise of this information is that the Fabian Society was behind the various Labor movements in Britain and that it concealed elitist, and even capitalist, interests. This is something I can vouch for from direct experience, having grown up in a wealthy Socialist family (we were called “champagne socialists”) who were above all business people but also actively involved in local (and, I am slowly discovering, global) politics, in seemingly reformist and New Left movements such as the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) party, all having sometimes obvious, sometimes less so, ties to the Fabian Society.

According to one online source, the Fabian Society has 7000 members, 80 per cent (5,600) of whom are members of the Labor Party, amounting to about three percent of the general Labor Party membership (about 190,000 in 2010).… Read the rest

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The Truth is Out There… Maybe

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Amongst the hypnotized masses that mindlessly—yet often joyously—drift through life, you will come across those far outnumbered truth seekers. Which, if you are reading this, you most likely fall into that category: enlightened beings on a never-ending quest for the truth about life and the mysteries of the universe. The deep thinkers and philosophers of our times, many of whom might feel that they think too much for their own good. At least that’s how I feel when I spend countless hours contemplating if anything I do in my lifetime will actually matter. I inevitably arrive to the conclusion that on a cosmic scale, it just doesn’t… or wait, does it? I will say, it certainly takes some convincing myself with internal debates to write this, to work diligently on my creative projects, or to jump through the hoops of life when one thinks too much for their own good.

Between the ages of 20 to my current age of 27, I have sought ferociously after “the truth,” and proudly called myself a truth seeker, diligently studying the mysteries of the universe.… Read the rest

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