The size of the book is small so as to make it perfect for carrying into the fray of street battle or classroom debate.
Author: Genevieve Gill
The Psychic Soviet is indispensable reading for anyone who wonders where rock 'n' roll comes from, where it is going and what it really means. Includes 19 essays by musician Ian Svenonius, who has long been leading the light in underground rock 'n' roll's attempts to define itself against bourgeois culture. The size of the book is small so as to make it perfect for carrying into the fray of street battle or classroom debate. Svenonius' articles uncover the sinister machinations behind popular fiction, film and television serials, among other cultural outlets.
This sensibility precipitated the rampant, pitiless immolation of the bookstore, and transpired via mind controllers from Madison Avenue who were in turn inspired, some would say, by The Psychic Soviet. To make things even more ...
Author: Ian F. Svenonius
Publisher: Akashic Books
A reissue of Ian F. Svenonius's cult-classic debut essay collection, including brand-new writing in this expanded edition. "Everything author-slash-punk-icon Ian Svenonius says is interesting, and this book of satirical essays--originally published in 2006, now back in print--proves it...You'll laugh until you cry." --Washington Post "Ian F. Svenonius's The Psychic Soviet was first published before the iPhone, before the cronut, and long before our culture thought to ask the Svenonius-like question of whether it was the CIA who actually wrote the Scorpions' 'Wind of Change.' Akashic Books just reissued...this short, offbeat, and very funny collection of essays." --Washingtonian "As entertaining as books come." --Exclusive Magazine "In a sense the book is Mr. Svenonius's love letter to the good old days of do-it-yourself punk concerts, though it's cleverly disguised as a series of Marxian essays." --New York Times "The pocket-sized book--given Svenonius's communism infatuation, the parallel to Mao's Little Red Book is no mistake--contains well-thought-out arguments on a variety of subjects, from vampires to the origins of punk rock. It's often funny, but never in a self-consciously ironic way." --Washington Post "Ian Svenonius has come a long way since Sassy Magazine first dubbed him the 'Sassiest Boy in America' in 1991. The DC singer has never been anything less than political to the extreme." --Village Voice A new, expanded collection of essays and articles from one of the mainstays of the Washington, DC, underground rock and roll scene, The Psychic Soviet is Ian F. Svenonius's groundbreaking first book of writings. The selections are written in a lettered yet engaging style, filled with parody and biting humor that subvert capitalist culture, and cover such topics as the ascent of the DJ as a star, the "cosmic depression" that followed the defeat of the USSR, how Seinfeld caused the bankruptcy of modern pop culture, and the status of rock and roll as a religion. The pocket-sized book is bound with a durable bright-pink plastic cover, recalling the aesthetics of Mao's Little Red Book, and perfect for carrying into the fray of street battle, classroom, or lunch-counter argument.
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Author: W. Adam Mandelbaum
A former intelligence professional sheds new light on the obscure intersection of the military and the paranormal--the Military-Occult Complex--and reveals the incredible story of psychic abilities turned into a weapon of war by the world's soldiers and spies. In the annals of military and espionage history there have been many strange tales to be told, but none can match the saga of psychic espionage: the history of the Military-Occult Complex. With the flavor of fiction, but the foundation of fact, The Psychic Battlefield is the complete history of the use of man's extrasensory powers in search of the information needed to win wars--hot and cold. The Psychic Battlefield spans the five thousand-year history of ESPionage, from the attempted overthrow of the Pharaoh Rameses by magic to the CIA use of military-trained psychics during the Cold War. It is a story as true as it is incredible. This book reveals the story of the sacred Templar skull; the Angelic communications of John Dee, intelligence agent of Queen Elizabeth I; the psychic stranglehold of Rasputin on the Romanovs; and the occult endeavors of the Nazis and the Soviets. The Psychic Battlefield contains the names and rites of the old demons of war, contacted by military strategists in search of supernatural support. It explains and discusses different methods of divination used by armies throughout history, and reveals the various ways of making a soldier into a superman. The cast of characters includes such noteworthy names as sorcerer-poet Aleister Crowley, author Ian Fleming, spoon-bending General Stubblebine, and Psychic Warrior David Morehouse. In addition, the book features an exclusive interview with top psychic spy Joseph McMoneagle. Most remarkable of all is Mandelbaum's fascinating exposé of the paranormal research and remote viewing experiments conducted by the CIA, as well as the real effectiveness of the government's Stargate program. Attorney, psychic, former intelligence professional and dark-side investigative reporter W. Adam Mandelbaum clearly demonstrates that the final frontier of future wars and spies is the mind. Stay tuned.
If superstition was to have no place in the New Soviet Society, on the other hand it had been broadly advertised that the New Society was to be completely scientific. Its ideology was to be built upon scientific factors and modified in ...
Author: Ingo Swann
Publisher: Swann-Ryder Productions, LLC
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Exploring everything from visions, hunches, vibes, astrology, and the occult arts and sciences, to modern physics, geomagnetism and bio-electricity, Psychic Literacy is renowned artist and remote viewer Ingo Swann's grand overview of human psychic potentials.
This essay, chapter 20 of Psychic Exploration, is an anecdotal account of a personal voyage to the Soviet Union (Moscow, Leningrad, Alma-Ata) to investigate Russian research in telepathy, skin vision, psychokinesis, acupuncture, Kirlian ...
Author: Thelma Moss
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
This essay, chapter 20 of Psychic Exploration, is an anecdotal account of a personal voyage to the Soviet Union (Moscow, Leningrad, Alma-Ata) to investigate Russian research in telepathy, skin vision, psychokinesis, acupuncture, Kirlian photography, and psychic healing. The full volume of Psychic Exploration can be purchased as an ebook or paperback version from all major online retailers and at cosimobooks.com.
THIS WEEK of Sciences are showing exceptional interest in psychic research being conducted by a controversial Californian whose work is treated with scepticism in the US. The Soviet Union's interest may have more to do with possible ...
New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.
There is not enough hard information in The Mind Race to arrive at solid conclusions about the relative strengths of U.S. and Soviet psychic research . But there are troubling suggestions that the Soviet program is not only much more ...
This volume features essays (and black-and-white illustrations) on everything the would-be star should know to get started, such as Sex, Drugs, Sound, Group Photo, The Van, and Manufacturing Nostalgia.
Author: Ian F. Svenonius
Publisher: Akashic Books
"Proscriptive how-to advice ranges over a wide number of subjects (e.g., sex, band photos, etc.) and can be seen both as skewering the cultural idolatry associated with rock and as genuine counsel. Verdict: Svenonius's sociopolitical analysis of rock and roll is intellectually interesting, as when he posits that the genre was 'brought about by the industrial revolution, the harnessing of electricity, and the miscegenation of various poor, exploited, and indentured cultures in the USA.'" --Library Journal "So much of the allure here is in watching Svenonius skirt absurdity. He's always seemed delighted by the fact that the profound and the preposterous can sound awfully alike, a realization that puts him in line with an avant-garde tradition that stretches back before rock 'n' roll crystallized this fact...Svenonius has the spirit of a long-gone punk past, but his book has more to tell us about rock's here-and-now than about its hereafter. Neither bourgeois nor prestigious, Supernatural Strategies may be the rare book by a rock musician to retain any power or threat." --Los Angeles Review of Books "Like its author, Supernatural Strategies is part tongue-in-cheek, part deadly serious--a satire of rock's consumerist origins but also a thoughtful treatise on what it means to devote yourself to a collective...Drawing from the wisdom of rock 'n' roll's most famous ghosts, Svenonius' advice ranges from hilarious to cryptic to surprisingly useful." --Pitchfork "Svenonius has walked the walk...Even today--as the frontman of Chain & The Gang and the host of the online talk show Soft Focus--he remains cool, cryptic, and impeccably dressed, a mod magician with a trick always lurking up his tailored sleeve." --The Onion AV Club "If 'write what you know' is one of authorship's prime dictates, then Ian F. Svenonius seems uniquely qualified...Svenonius' contrarian, anti-establishment rhetoric is his greatest gift...Strategies plays to these same strengths by allowing him to run roughshod riot over hallowed ground he's already trod--and sometimes paved--more than a few times." --Baltimore City Paper Ian F. Svenonius's experience as an iconic underground rock musician--playing in such highly influential and revolutionary outfits as The Make-Up and The Nation of Ulysses--gives him special insight on techniques for not only starting but also surviving a rock 'n' roll group. Therefore, he's written an instructional guide, which doubles as a warning device, a philosophical text, an exercise in terror, an aerobics manual, and a coloring book. This volume features essays (and black-and-white illustrations) on everything the would-be star should know to get started, such as Sex, Drugs, Sound, Group Photo, The Van, and Manufacturing Nostalgia. Supernatural Strategies will serve as an indispensable guide for a new generation just aching to boogie.
... the highest rate of 33 percent of the US prison population).11 Svenonius's extensions of punk's conflicted approach to race and American society are also found in his writings, such as the manifestostyle handbook The Psychic Soviet.
Author: Evan Rapport
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Damaged: Musicality and Race in Early American Punk is the first book-length portrait of punk as a musical style with an emphasis on how punk developed in relation to changing ideas of race in American society from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. Drawing on musical analysis, archival research, and new interviews, Damaged provides fresh interpretations of race and American society during this period and illuminates the contemporary importance of that era. Evan Rapport outlines the ways in which punk developed out of dramatic changes to America’s cities and suburbs in the postwar era, especially with respect to race. The musical styles that led to punk included transformations to blues resources, experimental visions of the American musical past, and bold reworkings of the rock-and-roll and rhythm-and-blues sounds of the late 1950s and early 1960s, revealing a historically oriented approach to rock that is strikingly different from the common myths and conceptions about punk. Following these approaches, punk itself reflected new versions of older exchanges between the US and the UK, the changing environments of American suburbs and cities, and a shift from the expressions of older baby boomers to that of younger musicians belonging to Generation X. Throughout the book, Rapport also explores the discourses and contradictory narratives of punk history, which are often in direct conflict with the world that is captured in historical documents and revealed through musical analysis.