Category Archives: Occult

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Back in 2004 I remember seeing Susanna Clarke on TV promoting her book Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, a book about two magicians in England at the time of the Napoleonic Wars. I recall that the book was inevitably labelled

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Back in 2004 I remember seeing Susanna Clarke on TV promoting her book Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, a book about two magicians in England at the time of the Napoleonic Wars. I recall that the book was inevitably labelled

The state of ceremonial magic in the twentyfirst century

A few years ago I went to a magical conference having heard about this fantastic event populated by proper magicians in a spectacular location. I say proper magicians because I’m drawing the difference between magicians and the sort of people

The state of ceremonial magic in the twentyfirst century

A few years ago I went to a magical conference having heard about this fantastic event populated by proper magicians in a spectacular location. I say proper magicians because I’m drawing the difference between magicians and the sort of people

Sheep shagging – the future of publishing?

I once had a conversation with a guy who runs a small press who told me that reviews make no difference to sales. I can’t remember the exact details but his experience was that a book had received a good

Sheep shagging – the future of publishing?

I once had a conversation with a guy who runs a small press who told me that reviews make no difference to sales. I can’t remember the exact details but his experience was that a book had received a good

The Next Big Thing

This is a Wednesday thing, I’ve no idea why, Wednesday’s don’t have any intrinsic value, they just are. (If you want to get into the philosophy of Wednesdays then please do so in the comments.) Last Wednesday the very sexy,

The Next Big Thing

This is a Wednesday thing, I’ve no idea why, Wednesday’s don’t have any intrinsic value, they just are. (If you want to get into the philosophy of Wednesdays then please do so in the comments.) Last Wednesday the very sexy,

The Hidden Masters and the Unspeakable Evil in paperback

I’m pleased to announce that the new paperback (third) edition of the Hidden Masters and the Unspeakable Evil is now available. This is the book that many of you will have read in the first edition with the green cover

The Hidden Masters and the Unspeakable Evil in paperback

I’m pleased to announce that the new paperback (third) edition of the Hidden Masters and the Unspeakable Evil is now available. This is the book that many of you will have read in the first edition with the green cover

Hidden Masters on the move again

After a move away from self publishing early last year my books haven’t been available in print for nearly a year and a half. The Hidden Masters and the Unspeakable Evil came out in eBook form at the end of

Hidden Masters on the move again

After a move away from self publishing early last year my books haven’t been available in print for nearly a year and a half. The Hidden Masters and the Unspeakable Evil came out in eBook form at the end of

A personal appeal from Jack Barrow

Okay so New Year, new marketing push. It’s always been my plan to spread the word about the Hidden Masters and the Unspeakable Evil via the pagan network. This is my core readership but the book is clearly attractive to

A personal appeal from Jack Barrow

Okay so New Year, new marketing push. It’s always been my plan to spread the word about the Hidden Masters and the Unspeakable Evil via the pagan network. This is my core readership but the book is clearly attractive to

The Hidden Masters and The Unspeakable Evil out in eBook format

Today I am available to read as an ebook. The Hidden Masters and the Unspeakable Evil is now on Smashwords.com It’s just a first step as the book needs to be approved for formatting before it gets into the Premium

The Hidden Masters and The Unspeakable Evil out in eBook format

Today I am available to read as an ebook. The Hidden Masters and the Unspeakable Evil is now on Smashwords.com It’s just a first step as the book needs to be approved for formatting before it gets into the Premium

Megadeath singer might prefer The Old Rugged Cross

There’s currently a story on the web about Dave Mustaine, of the bands Megadeth and Metallica. I’m not a particular fan of metal so I don’t really know their music but apparently he used to do a song called The

Megadeath singer might prefer The Old Rugged Cross

There’s currently a story on the web about Dave Mustaine, of the bands Megadeth and Metallica. I’m not a particular fan of metal so I don’t really know their music but apparently he used to do a song called The

How many pagans does it take to fill in the census?

Counting pagans is like herding cats, it’s just about impossible. At the last UK census in 2001 it was the first time that people were given the opportunity to describe their religion as ‘other’. Many pagans chose to register their

How many pagans does it take to fill in the census?

Counting pagans is like herding cats, it’s just about impossible. At the last UK census in 2001 it was the first time that people were given the opportunity to describe their religion as ‘other’. Many pagans chose to register their