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Dunno, but it looks potentially interesting. Thanks for sharing.


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Yes it looked potentially interesting. Seems to have sold now though.


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These are the details if anyone is interested :

Playback: The Magic of William S. Burroughs

By Davisson, Sven (Editor)

Publisher: Rebel Satori Press

Date published: 2009

ISBN-13: 9780979083839
ISBN: 0979083834

Playback: The Magic of William S. Burroughs

by Sven Davisson (Editor)

About this title: The elusive wild boys, the magical Zimbu, the embattled Johnsons... They are all here in this revised and expanded reincarnation of Ash Journal #2.3. In these pages magicians, poets, and academicians explore the magical dimensions of William Burroughs' mythology for the space age. Contributors examine the magical rituals practiced by the Wild Boy tribes, the revolutionary attempts to break from Control, the radical disruption of gender, Burroughs' relation to Gnosticism and his vision of the Apocalypse.


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"lrlarue" wrote:
These are the details if anyone is interested :

Playback: The Magic of William S. Burroughs

By Davisson, Sven (Editor)

Publisher: Rebel Satori Press

Date published: 2009

ISBN-13: 9780979083839
ISBN: 0979083834

Playback: The Magic of William S. Burroughs

by Sven Davisson (Editor)

About this title: The elusive wild boys, the magical Zimbu, the embattled Johnsons... They are all here in this revised and expanded reincarnation of Ash Journal #2.3. In these pages magicians, poets, and academicians explore the magical dimensions of William Burroughs' mythology for the space age. Contributors examine the magical rituals practiced by the Wild Boy tribes, the revolutionary attempts to break from Control, the radical disruption of gender, Burroughs' relation to Gnosticism and his vision of the Apocalypse.

I wouldn't be at all surprised to find lots of chaos/TOPY contributors here. I think Burroughs was made an initiate of the I.O.T in his later years, they're probably in there somewhere.


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Thanks for the heads up!

A friend of mine recommends Burroughs's Cities of the Red Night - says it is full of magically relevant material. (Not having read it, I can say no more.) I once read an interview wherein WB talks about looking at, f.i, a painting, finding a point of ingress - and Going In. Sound familiar? I'd love a book that covered all of WB's magical angles and activities.
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"Azwyth" wrote:
Thanks for the heads up!

A friend of mine recommends Burroughs's Cities of the Red Night - says it is full of magically relevant material. (Not having read it, I can say no more.) I once read an interview wherein WB talks about looking at, f.i, a painting, finding a point of ingress - and Going In. Sound familiar? I'd love a book that covered all of WB's magical angles and activities.
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The "Cities of the Red Night" trilogy is fantastic, well worth a look.


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@Maldoror: yes i have met some TOPY members. Interesting peeps.
@Azwyth: There is for sure a lot to be said/explored in Burrough's conception of a magical univerze.


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This is what amazon.com says:

Newly revised and expanded issue of Ashe Journal focusing on the magical philosophy of beat writer William S. Burroughs. Issue includes: Feature articles by Phil Hine (Condensed Chaos), Cabell McLean, Douglas Grant, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (Painful but Fabulous) and Sven Davisson; fiction by Cordelia Elizabeth Grafton, Mogg Morgan (The English Mahatma), Bruce Watkins; poetry by Ruth Moore (Spoonhandle), Trebor Healey (Through It Came Bright Colors), and Miriam R. Sachs Martin.


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This is what amazon.com says:

Newly revised and expanded issue of Ashe Journal focusing on the magical philosophy of beat writer William S. Burroughs. Issue includes: Feature articles by Phil Hine (Condensed Chaos), Cabell McLean, Douglas Grant, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (Painful but Fabulous) and Sven Davisson; fiction by Cordelia Elizabeth Grafton, Mogg Morgan (The English Mahatma), Bruce Watkins; poetry by Ruth Moore (Spoonhandle), Trebor Healey (Through It Came Bright Colors), and Miriam R. Sachs Martin.

I think I'll have to be getting a copy.


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@Maldoror: i would be interested in yr opinion if you do purchase.


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I'll let you know. 😀


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There was something in a recent Fortean Times about Burroughs praxis of magic. I'm not at home at present will try to get details and post them later.

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93,

A book by william burroughs that i own, have read, and believe to be chocked full of magickal formulae is THE ADDING MACHINE put out by ARCADE PUBLISHING. Having just looked at Amazon US i see that copies both new and used can be had for under 6 dollars. a shame really as i consider this minor work to be one of his best. happy reading

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The Adding Machine is good. Turned me on to F Scott Fitzgerald.


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