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Smoke & Mirrors - A Psychogeography of Radical London

Writer and witchdoctor Stephen Grasso unveils the hidden occult landscape of the City of London.

Writer and witchdoctor Stephen Grasso unveils the hidden occult landscape of the City of London. Dark rum hits old stone at the crossroads and we enter heavy Voodoo terrain, tuning into the dub echoes of history. The mysteries of the boneyard and the buried river slide into focus. The lunar temple of St Pauls Cathedral opens its doors for witchcraft, and the chained giants of the Guildhall break their bonds. The nefarious cyclopean towers of the square mile are struck by lightning and wicked houses are marched on by zombie chimney
sweeps and the intranquil dead. Our Lady of the Thames pulsates outside of time bringing life and freshness, and opening the way to
the rebel territories south of the river where sorcerers dream and conspire. The wanton Green pushes up through grey paving slabs and a parliament of trees sits in judgement. The primal jungle under London
speaks its mind. Senses are washed clear and duplicitous spells are undone. All cities have magic.

Stephen Grasso was born in Newcastle and lives in South London. He writes about the occult, African Diaspora magico-religious traditions, music and culture. His work has been published in Strange Attractor Journal 4, Abraxas, Dreamflesh, Generation Hex, Devoted and XVI. He has a blog at cleanlivingindifficultcircumstances.blogspot.com and is a regular contributor at liminalnation.org. He buys a lot of records
and can move between worlds.


Stephen Grasso | talks | www


Date and Time:

31 May 2011 at 6:00 pm


2 hours 30 minutes



The October Gallery
24 Old Gloucester St
020 7242 7367

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