Wheel of Fortune

Jason Louv Gea Philes Wheel of Fortune

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Queen Valentine: A Romance in Two Worlds

New York has some strange neighborhoods. There’s the Upper West Side, the Lower East Side and… the Other Side. That’s where the Sidhe live-a race of mythological creatures that have dwelled just under mankind’s nose for millennia, created and kept alive by the dream energy of humans. There’s good ones (Seelie) and bad ones (Unseelie), … Continue reading

The Freedom of Imagination Act

Jason Louv Freedom of Imagination

1. Consider the whole of technology and mechanization as a time machine, beaming itself backward into the past, drawing the present towards it. A nonorganic future, invading the organic past. 2. There is a future in which the machine severs the human soul; another in which it serves the human soul. 3. In the first, … Continue reading

California Screaming: Los Angeles’ Culty Weirdness

Jack Parsons

(Another rescue from the Dangerous Minds archive, originally published Nov. 19, 2009.) Los Angeles is the strangest city in the world. I swear it as a true and faithful relation. Every cult in the world has an outpost in Los Angeles. I suppose it’s always been that way. Paramhansa Yogananda once called Los Angeles the … Continue reading

Hail to the Broken-Tusked Elephant Lord

Ganesh Big

HYMN TO GANESH One-tusked alabaster god Sat in resplendent fury In the halls of the mind Eternal incense smoldering Pre-cyclopean and justified I called you and you answered You who wrote my bedtime story Have rewritten it again and again Each time I fall asleep And then awaken Destroy the monsters under the bed Destroy … Continue reading