at the Luxor, Las Vegas
at Ol' Faithful,Yellowstone Nat'l Park
Future is Now.
Free Occult Services
is a nomadic public project which establishes a temporary ritual space
wherein individuals gain insights into their own unharnessed potential
through one of three magical activities:
Fortune-telling begins as a fun, simple, and easy exercise in magical
thinking wherein participants casually suspend conventional rationality
in a moment of interpersonal meditation. Relying on the ancient wisdom
revealed through the talismanic codes of Tarotism, this symbolic journey
to the frontiers of intuition coaxes participants into reflecting on their
relationship to current events, community issues, and dominant social
themes. Unlike typical Tarot readings which take an ego-centric approach,
Free Occult Services provides a community-based interpretation that doesn't
isolate participants from the world around them.
Initiating participants into the realm of Tactical Magic, Empowerment
is a ritual invocation fusing the science of understanding oneself and
one's condition with the art of applying that understanding in action.
Beginning with a concerted distillation, participants trace their social
malaise and cultural consternation to an accountable source, often a perpetrator
of neo-feudalist repression. The participant then transforms their dispirited
sentimentalities by employing a diagrammatic hex designed to counter the
malevolent metaphysical and metapsychological manipulations of oppressive
forces. Although no individual persons are targeted, organizational entities,
large corporations, and social institutions which initiate and support
malign policies and exploitative practices are deemed appropriate recipients
of the participant's curse.
Transformation is quite simply an introduction to street-level Tactical
Magic. Linking modern graffiti techniques with the ancient practice of
affixing curses to the property of one's foe, Transformation also implements
a diagrammatic hex, but in the form of a sticker for easy application.
As an interactive ritual invocation involving the creation and application
of diagrammatic hexes, Transformation provides the participant with all
the tools s/he needs to take that difficult first step in mentally, spiritually,
and physically addressing social injustice. By giving voice to suppressed
misgivings and sublimated desires, participants readily gain insights
into their own unharnessed potential, enabling them to see beyond the
illusion of disillusionment and into the golden aethyr of collective empowerment.
for Do-It-Yourself Transformation.
* Note: While Tactical Magic
does not ascribe to a belief system polarized into Black and White magic,
it is nevertheless important to note that religious and secular circles
alike largely agree that actively combatting physical and spiritual injustice
is a virtuous act which liberates oneself and others from the abuses of
power, thus clearing collective aberrations and opening the gates to empyrean