The Abuses of Enchantment

16 Mar

 

Here’s a video of a presentation I gave at Dr David Luke’s ‘Ecology, Cosmos and Consciousness’ lecture series at London’s October Gallery in February 2011.  The talk incorporates and expands upon some of the ideas outlined in my book Mirage Men.

 In this audio-visual presentation Mark shows 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 armoury of supernatural weapons of mass deception capable of manipulating consciousness on a grand scale. The inspiration for these toys, tools and techniques has come from a range of sources including fiction, cinema, stage magic, advertising and occultism and has, for many of its intended and unintended targets, altered their very perception and understanding of the world around us.
 

David is putting together an anthology based around this long-running series, to be published in the near future by Strange Attractor Press.

[Video by Gyrus]
 

 

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