Coilhouse Magazine, the amazing alternative culture journal has made some of their rare first issues available as pdf downloads for $5 an issue. These originals are long out of print collectors items commanding high prices on ebay. Articles featured in issue 4 are of specific interest to Lashtal readers.
Still In The Cards: Alejandro Jodorowsky on King Shot, Comic Books and the Tarot De Marseilles
Grant Morrison: Embracing the Apocalypse
Hauntings: The Science of Ghosts
Kris Kuksi: Sculpting the Infinite
Larkin Grimm: Advanced Shapeshifter
a review of the Musicka Mystica Maxima Festival curated by Grimm in NYC last fall.
and much more.
If you keep a sharp eye out and have a passing familiarity with a few grimoires you may find some messages and patterns emerging in the layout of the magazine. Sharp eyes will reveal hidden secrets.
The issue can be purchased here
A complete look at the contents of issue 4 is here
The three visionary women behind Coilhouse were just interviewed on IO9 where they express their own motivations behind crafting the magazine and curating its contents.
A list of all issues available is here
Coilhouse on issue 4
“It’s haunted, you know. Or maybe it’s possessed. Or it could be we’ve got a grimoire on our hands.
“All we know is, at some point during our editorial process—which normally involves very little cauldron-stirring or eye of newt, despite whatever “coven” rumors you may have heard—#04 took on a life of its own, and has since become a small, seething portal of the uncanny. It’s all a bit magic-with-a-k. We may giggle and wink (“O R’LYEH? IA, R’LYEH!”), but that doesn’t change the fact that these pages are spellbound. You will read of channeling and scrying, of shades and shamans, and phantoms both fabricated and inexplicable. You will meet reluctant oracles, occultists, and ghosts from the past.”