Hello humans (and otherwise). Haven’t written here for ages so this is cheating a bit but I’m very excited about attending the Trans-States conference in just over a week. This year I am presenting a paper on the presentation of magic and anarchism in the works of Alan moore and Grant Morrison. You know, the usual stuff. All going well I’ll get that written up as ana rticle soon and it will form a part of the next book (should it ever be finished) which explores occultism and ‘politics’ (small ‘p’ intended) through the lens of Deleuze and guattari’s concept of the war-machine. More on that to come as I’m hoping to start posting more on here again. In the meantime some of the Moore and Morrison stuff I’ve covered elsewhere in my Comics are Magic series.
Here, however, I want to present a write-up of the previous Trans-States conference back in 2016. It should become pretty clear why I’m so excited about returning again this year (seriously, check out the line-up at the link above). This write-up originally appeared in the British Association for the Study of Religions Bulletin, which is well worth the time for readers of this blog I suspect. If the summary below stirs your curiousity then be sure to check out the Trans-States Youtube channel which features audio and video recordings from the 2016 conference. Continue reading