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The Invisible Web Episode 18 (2.09) Our Great Podio Horror

Posted by invizweb on June 27, 2008

The Invisible Web Episode 18 (02.09): Our Great Podio Horror

On this episode of the Invisible Web I celebrate Midsummer’s Day with the odd synchronicities of the holiday. I also review two movies an episode of a legendary BBC Science fiction television series. BAD WOLF~!

The Voluspa featuring Fenrir, from the Poetic Edda.

Fenrir @ Godchecker

Happy St. John’s Day, from Cryptomundo

Happy Solstice/ Midsummer’s Day et all

Doctor Who @ Sci Fi Dot Com

New York Asian Film Festival going to July 3 at IFC (and from July 3 – 6 at the Japan Society)

Pre-order DIY Totemism by Lupa!

Meta-Magick: The Book of Atem – NOW AVAILABLE!

Believe it or not another episode will be released this weekend focusing on Pro Wrestling and some MMA.

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Olympic Cities Punishes Poor (Oh You Didn’t Know? I bet you thought we were talking just Beijing)

Posted by invizweb on June 27, 2008

Straight Dot Com reported:

A University of Toronto sociologist claimed in an academic paper that poor people suffer greater housing shortages and lose their civil liberties in cities that host the Olympics. Helen Jefferson Lenskyj, author of two books on the impact of the Olympics, told the Georgia Straight that she will present her paper, “The Olympic (Affordable) Housing Legacy and Social Responsibility”, at a conference in October.

Her paper notes that the vast majority of bid cities in the past two decades””including Seoul, Barcelona, Atlanta, Amsterdam, Sydney, Beijing, Toronto, Athens, Turin, New York, and Vancouver””all shared a common problem: a housing and homelessness crisis. Many of them, including Vancouver, listed housing as part of their Olympic-legacy promises.

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Teacher Mutilates Eighth Grade Students by Burning Crosses Into Them

Posted by invizweb on June 27, 2008

Courthouse News Service reports:

COLUMBUS, OHIO (CN) – An eighth-grade science teacher culminated a religious crusade in his classroom by burning a cross into a student’s flesh, and the school principal responded to parents’ complaints by writing the teacher a letter, but promised not to put it in the teacher’s personnel file unless he did it again, the parents claim in Federal Court.
On behalf of their son, the John Does parents sued eighth-grade teacher John Freshwater, the Mount Vernon City School District, its Superintendent Stephen Short, and Mount Vernon Middle School Principal William White.
The John Does claim Freshwater has unconstitutionally taught his religious beliefs in his science classes for more than a decade. They claim that in 2003 Freshwater sought, and was denied permission, to teach “intelligent design,” but does it anyway. They claim his classroom is festooned with Biblical posters, that he tells his students that “although he is forced to teach from the textbooks, the teachings are wrong or not proven according to the Bible.”

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Grand Jury Report on the Sexual Abuse of Minors by Clergy

Posted by invizweb on June 27, 2008

Honorable Lynn Abraham, District Attorney, wrote in her introduction to the Grand Jury Report for Investigation Grand Jury Act, 42 PaCSA 4541 et seq.:

This report contains the findings of the Grand Jury: how dozens of priests sexually abused hundreds of children…

The official report.

More here.

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Pre-order DIY Totemism by Lupa!

Posted by invizweb on June 27, 2008

I know there are folks who have been waiting for this for a while…

I’m quite pleased to announce that my next book, DIY Totemism: Your Personal Guide to Animal Totems, is available for preorder! It’s due out in August 2008–not exactly sure what part of August, though we’ll shoot for sooner rather than later.

( So what’s this book all about, Lupa? )

We’re running a bit of a special, too–if you preorder a copy of DIY Totemism and a copy of Fang and Fur, Blood and Bone: A Primal Guide to Animal Magic, you’ll get FREE priority shipping in the U.S. or FREE air mail shipping internationally! You will have to wait until DIY comes out to get Fang and Fur, since we’ll be shipping them together. However, this way those of you who don’t yet have a copy of Fang and Fur can read that earlier work as well as this one–or give it as a gift, if you already have your own copy.

So if you’re wondering what neopagan animal totemism can be beyond the dictionaries, DIY Totemism: Your Personal Guide to Animal Totems has a lot of good answers, based on my decade and change of experience. Feel free to pass this information on to anyone you think may be interested!

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Meta-Magick: The Book of Atem – NOW AVAILABLE!

Posted by invizweb on June 27, 2008

Yes… At long last… The trade paperback edition of Meta-Magick: The Book of
Atem is now available! is listing it as IN STOCK at a discount price of $10.17 plus shipping:

And we’ve got signed copies at the regular retail price here:

Meta-Magick: The Book of Atem
by Philip H. Farber

Foreword by Douglas Rushkoff


“Meta-Magick is a brilliant and patently original book of magical
instruction that future generations will revere as an ‘ancient classic.'” – Lon
Milo DuQuette, author of My Life with the Spirits and Enochian Vision Magick

“Philip H. Farber in his new book has once again shown where Magick
meets the brain.” – Richard Bandler, co-founder of NLP

“The intent of Farber’s ongoing literary sigil is to move his readers
beyond the practice of individual magicks into the shared space of collective,
consensual hallucination…. Farber quickly branches out in new directions –
casting a visionary world picture as if it were a guide book, a description and
instruction manual to a realm that is quite literally created in the process of
its depiction and subsequent imagination.” – Douglas Rushkoff, author of
Coercion and Media Virus

“Years ago, Aleister Crowley published books he considered to be
talismans. In Meta-Magick: The Book of Atem, Philip H. Farber has produced a
book that each reader turns into an evoked entity. It is a unique linking of
ancient techniques of magick combined with modern science and advanced
Neuro-Linguistic Programming and even includes concepts that would be at home in
Gibson’s Neuromancer. Atem uses the ancient concept of evocation while eschewing
needless excesses that have evolved around the techniques over centuries.
Instead of relying on objectively questionable external entities, the book
reveals how to bring forth and direct specific inner qualities. The result
combines personal power with practical simplicity in the first book on the
subject that moves evocation into the 21st century.” – Donald Michael Kraig,
author of Modern Magick

“Phil Farber has a genius for transformative edu-tainment. His writing
captures the warmth and liveliness of his workshops because multisensory
experiential processes are part of every page. In decades of magickal
experimentation and hypnotherapy practice I have never seen such a concise
digest of contemporary techniques for invoking desirable qualities and banishing
negative ones from the attentional field. It is arguably the ONLY Magick or NLP
book you will ever need… Whether you are healing, exploring or aspiring this
is a journey to the frontiers of consciousness, the cutting edge of human
potential. ” – Iona Miller, co-author of The Modern Alchemist.

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