Wednesday, 23 February 2011

The Qliphoth on Kindle

The Qliphoth  is now available  for Kindle e-read and Kindle apps    on this page at the Amazon UK site  and  here at the US Amazon site.  To quote the blurb: 

"Paul A Green's cult novel, first published by Libros Libertad in 2007, is now available on Kindle. It's a dazzling fusion of occult fantasy and speculative fiction that evokes a wild transmutation of everyday life. Magick collides with physics to create a fissile reality - a voyage into dangerous zones that veers between hilarity and horror...

Lucas, a bewildered student, seeks out his dad Nick, psychedelic-era wreck and self-proclaimed channel for "Qabalistic knowledge", now confined to a mental hospital alongside Wolfbane, a forgotten rock & roll icon. Pauline, his rationalist teacher mother dreads their encounter. 

Her nightmares seem realised when Nick escapes and Lucas disappears - to enter a parallel world, peopled by a rogues' gallery of bohemian riff-raff and sexy priestesses, whose operations - artistic, erotic, criminal or magickal - are scribed with hallucinatory intensity. Think Mervyn Peake meets William Burroughs - and add a dash of Aleister Crowley...

This genre-bender is worm-holed with dark wit and satire. The manias of an imploding alternate world are revealed as a modulation of our obsessions, here at the base of The Qabalistic Tree, amid the broken shells and wreckage - the Qliphoth - of our Creation. And sea-side resorts will never seem the same again..."

Sunday, 6 February 2011

The Web as Akashic Record?

Odd how technology acts out the  dreams of magic  in weird parodic form.  A recurrent theme in estoteric  tradition is the notion of the Akashic Record,  in which all human thought and activity is imprinted  on the fluid matrix of the astral plane, to be accessed by the seer or prophet.  Now, of course, as long as the infrastructure of the web  survives so do all the intimacies of our  tweets, blogs, downloads, mailings and postings.

So the cyberhistorian  of future generations could - on some obscure impulse - rummage through the code  and learn that since my last post I've been  reading Robert Sheppard's When Bad Times made Good Poetry,   the (recently)  late Kenneth Grant's Cults of the Shadow,   and listening to Ornette Coleman, Ruth Brown, The Clovers and John Coltrane.  The BBC turned down the Graham Bond play  but I've been working on  a film treatment for Blackdog Productions, an independent  production company  in Lancashire.  The digital edition of The Qliphoth  for Kindle is progressing, with the aim of publication in mid-February.