Beatnik Witchery

From Hep Cats To Black Cats

christiannightmares:

'Sex, Lies and Satanism': Dangerous Minds on the rise and fall of Christian comic Mike Warnke (To read the story, click here; For a video of Warnke in action, click here http://christiannightmares.tumblr.com/post/80367706726/a-christian-comic-bums-out-a-crowd-with-a-tale-of)

I was lucky (is that the right word?) to see this guy’s show in the late ‘80’s when my Pentecostal friend took me along with her super-religious family in the hopes I would change my heathen ways. Even at 15 years old I LOVED anything that had to do with the occult and I was so excited to hear all about his supposed exploits as a Satanic High Priest before he found God. Alas, it was not meant to be. This was a performance where he dropped the Satan shtick and stuck to his Christian comedian routine, although I have no idea what was so Christian about it. If anything, his “jokes” would make you question the existence of any deity at all and if there was a God, why would he torture us with this dude’s idea of humor. Biggest disappointment of my high school years.
I found his book recently at a thrift store. After reading it, I have surmised that Mike should have stuck with the Satanists.

c86:

Évrard de Rouvre - Le Jeu de cartes surréaliste (Surrealist playing cards), 1945

Surrealist playing cards designed by Andre Breton, René Char, Oscar Dominguez, Victor Brauner, Max Ernst, Jacques Hérold, Wilfredo Lam, André Masson, and Benjamin Péret. Instead of the typical suits, these have stars (dreams), keyholes (knowledge), wheels (revolution) and flames (desire). The suit cards are changed from King to Genius, Queen to Siren, and Jack to Magus. The Joker is from Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi

Read more about it here.

Somebody needs to reissue these now!

See you at the Zodiac Club! 

poodlefuzz:

this is my photoshop work!!! seeing it credited to somebody else’s blog pisses me off no end.

poodlefuzz:

this is my photoshop work!!! seeing it credited to somebody else’s blog pisses me off no end.

Far Out Xmas

Merry Christmas to all you cool cats and hip witches! Now focus your audio for two hours of the craziest, far out Xmas music ever laid down on these here internets.

Dig it!

Dig it!

Museum of Witchcraft & Magic

Museum of Witchcraft & Magic