It was a pleasure to be interviewed by Alex of the Natural Born Alchemist Podcast. We started by discussing my book, Chemical Serpents, serpent symbolism in alchemy and from there explored many topics, including entheogens, the illusion of culture, anarchist politics, spiritual anarchism, anarchist relationships with deities and spirits, the origins of Chaos Magic, Aleister Crowley and Austin Osman Spare.
Dana Varahi and myself had an amazing chat on the ‘Avi Lago Show‘ with host Avi Lago about my book Chemical Serpents, our magical film project, Alchemical.TV and the occult operations of illumination and evocation. I also briefly describe the KIA Speaks program for receiving communication from the egregore of the KIA Invisible Agents. The discussion takes us on a journey through quite a lot of topics but all of which make for quite an interesting listen. Enjoy… 🙂
I hope the show is a success and we’ll be back to talk to Avi in some more depth about some of the topics we touched on.
Forgot to mention this when the release happened on the publisher website, but you can now purchase Chemical Serpents in both Gold and Silver editions. Gold editions are currently at a discount price of £50GBP, but we will not be able to sustain that retail price for long, so if you want this collector’s edition at that price you ought to buy one soon.
Well I said it was going to happen. The little paperback ‘Chemycal Serpents‘ is no longer available. This is because I’m just checking through proof copies of both the gold and silver editions of the final book, ‘Chemical Serpents’. I will be correcting a few minor typos before final release, but if you’re eager to get your mitts on a collectors ‘proof copy’ edition of this book, with beautiful full colour artwork by Janice Duke, you can now do so. I’ll make a further announcement when the real first edition is officially released…
The gold edition is hardbound with 116 large 21cm x 27.5cm full colour pages. The colour scheme of the text and headers is themed on warm, solar, golden colours such as yellows, oranges and reds. It costs £50 GBP.
The silver edition is paperback with 100 slightly larger 22cm x 28cm pages, also full colour. The colour scheme for text and headers is themed on cool, lunar colours such as grey, blue, cyan and purple. It costs £30 GBP.
A cheaper monochrome version of the book, and ebook editions will follow the final release versions of these collectors editions.
First off I would like to thank all those who purchased a preview copy of my incomplete latest book ‘Chemycal Serpents: Part 1 Symbols of Illumination’. I hope you have found the material so far presented useful, informative and inspirational. I’ve put a lot of research into this particular work and have found it a very inspirational and illuminating journey writing it. This isn’t the book I set out to write. My research changed all that. It made it better. As a result I feel like this book wrote itself through me.
I am currently drawing to a close on writing the final chapter. I’ve made some slight changes to the title of the book. I’ve opted that the final title will be ‘Chemical Serpents: The symbols of illumination’. Notice ‘Chemical’ and not ‘Chemycal’. I’ve opted for the more modern spelling as I feel its less pretentious. Notice also I have dropped the ‘Part 1’. This was to signify that the contents were but the first part of a larger project, giving background on symbolism and history in preparation for a more practical treatise on sexual mysteries and use of entheogenic sacraments. It still is the first part of such a series, its just that I’ve decided the next part will have its own title.
So those of you who have purchased a copy so far have a rather exclusive version of the book. The final version won’t even have that image on the cover, its just a place holder. But if you want a copy of this limited preview with the wrong title, you still have a chance to obtain one. It will be available on lulu until I get around to finishing the last chapter and designing the new cover. This might be sooner that you think.