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Hierophant by Zali Krishna

18 Jan

Hierophant by iotar
Hierophant, a photo by iotar on Flickr.


The modernist goose is accompanied by this 1999 slice of Krishnasound:

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Solstmas 2011/2 – The Final Countdown

17 Jan

Arik Roper’s Maze of Death

17 Jan

A Maze of Death
 fantasy title sequence by Arik Roper

-Soundtrack piece is “Ascension” by Steve Moore (no, not that Steve Moore).

Now will somebody please fund Arik to make the rest of the film….

Sounds of the Sea

17 Jan

From the BBC: Pressure-sensitive microphones pick up the live sounds of everything from whales and shipping to seismic activity and the movement of tectonic plates, and this audio is shared with scientists all over the world. 

It’s also now available to anyone with an internet connection.
Who knows what else we might hear down there – The Bloop?

When you wish on a tattoo…

16 Jan

When this tattooed elbow passed me by in the street last Summer I stopped its owner and asked to take a photograph.

The very friendly man said I was one of very few people who had identified the image as that of the Hieronymous Device, or wishing machine, and told me that he used his own personal wishing machine regularly.

So, what the heck is the Hieronymous Device?


26 01 2012: London Fortean Society

16 Jan

Fortean London: Mark Pilkington, Geraldine Beskin & John Rimmer 

Thursday, 26 January 2012 7.30-10(ish)pm

Upstairs at The Bell pub, 50 Middlesex Street , London, E1 7EX
£3 / £2 concessions
7.30pm – Fortmanteaux: 8pm – talks: 9pm break: 9.30pm – Q&A: 10(ish)pm – End

Join the London Fortean Society and for three short talks and a discussion on Fortean London. Each talk will be around 15 minutes and will be a followed by a discussion of the paranormal places in north, west and south London.

John Rimmer watches the sky for the Brentford Griffin. John was the editor of Magonia magazine and now runs the Magonia blog.

Mark Pilkington trudges through the undergrowth of fortean Hampstead and Highgate. Mark runs Strange Attractor press and is the author of Mirage Men.

Geraldine Beskin reveals the ghosts of Peckham. Geraldine is proprietor of the world’s oldest occult bookshop: Atlantis Bookshop in Blooomsbury.

We will begin 2012 with our traditional round up of the month’s strange stories with our Fortmanteaux.

02 02 12: Leap of Faith @ Wellcome Collection

16 Jan

I’ll be part of the Leap of Faith discussion at the Wellcome Collection:

02 February 2012, 19.00 – 20.30

183 Euston Road  London NW1 2BE

The building blocks of science are based on explanation and testable proofs. So how does this apply to visions, beliefs and unexplained phenomena? How can proof change our beliefs, and what is the fundamental relationship between the unproven and the need to prove? This event asks what part scientific proof can – and, indeed, should – play for three inexplicable phenomena: alien encounters, near-death experiences and the so-called ‘God Particle’.

This event is FREE. 


Mark Pilkington, author of ‘Mirage Men: A Journey into Disinformation, Paranoia and UFOs’ and ‘Far Out: 101 Strange Tales from Science’s Outer Edge’.

Tara Shears, particle physicist and Royal Society University Research Fellow, University of Liverpool.

Penny Sartori, near-death experience expert.


Brian Dillon, writer, critic, and tutor for critical writing at the Royal College of Art.

More info about Leap of Faith at the Wellcome Collection