This Sunday, 11 November, at 2pm, I’ll be presenting my talk ‘The Abuses of Enchantment‘ for my old fortean friends the Ullage Group, at the Jalopy Theatre in Red Hook, Brooklyn. I’ll also be discussing Mirage Men and will show a few clips from the film…
All proceeds will go to the Jalopy’s relief fund for the area, which was hit very hard by hurricane Sandy last week, so please come if you can.
The Abuses of Enchantment:
How military and intelligence operators have shaped and exploited beliefs in UFOs, ghosts, monsters, vampires, and elements from folklore and conspiracy theory to create an armory of supernatural weapons of mass deception, capable of manipulating consciousness on a grand scale. The talk traces the inspiration for these toys, tools and techniques to a range of sources which include fiction, cinema, stage magic, advertising and occultism, and uncovers the ways in which they have–for many of its intended and unintended targets–altered their very perception and understanding of the world around us.
2 pm, Sunday 11 Nov 2012
The Jalopy Theater,
315 Columbia St., Brooklyn.