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The Nightboy Cometh:
Reflections — In a Jaundiced Eye — on Calder Willingham’s End as a Man & Jack Garfein’s The Strange One

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The Strange One
Columbia Pictures, 1957
Screenplay by Calder Willingham, based on his novel, End as a Man (1947)
Directed by Jack Garfein
Editor: Sidney Katz; Music: Kenyon Hopkins; Cinematography: Burnett Guffey; Art Direction: Joseph C. Wright; Sound: Edward J. Johnstone
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Manos Redivivus:
“The Master is Gone, But He is With Us Always”

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Manos: The Hands of Fate – Restored Edition
Written and Directed by Harold P. Warren
Restoration Producer: Ben Solovey
Synapse Studios, 2015

“Why is he sleeping on a pile of dirt?”
“This movie has deep philosophical significance.”
“What about the beer bottles?”
“Oh . . .”[1]  Read more …

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Clueless Canadian Cuckservatives Kicked to Curb
Shining Pony Wins!

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How about that Canadian election, eh?

I suspect that most Counter-Currents readers, including some residents of the former Dominion itself,[1] would respond with a resounding “What?” or perhaps even a “Where? – are they still around?”  Read more …

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If You Could See What I Hear:
The “Music” of “André Pogoriloffsky”

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André Pogoriloffsky (Andrei Covaciu-Pogorilowski)
The Music of the Temporalists
Charleston: Createspace, 2011

“The fact that no new pitch system ever replaced the twelve tone system is no proof that our forefathers were right.”

Having unwittingly unleashed upon myself a tsunami of abuse by publishing a series of essays questioning the value, or validity, of the European musical tradition — accompanied by, I thought, the “say something positive,” Read more …

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The Unmaking of the Magus:
Crowley as Political Animal

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Marco Pasi
Aleister Crowley and the Temptation of Politics
Translated by Ariel Godwin
Durham, UK: Acumen Publishing, 2013

Well, no sooner had I completed a rather lukewarm review of one book on Aleister Crowley,[1] another, far more simpatico one pops up.  Read more …

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Smoke & Surrealism:
Don Salvadore Dalí, the Original Mad Man

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DalisbookCarlos Lozano and Clifford Thurlow
Sex, Surrealism, Dali and Me: The Memoirs of Carlos Lozano
2nd ed.
YellowBay.co.uk, 2011

“In the next century, when children ask ‘Who was Franco? They will answer: he was a dictator in the time of Dalí.” — Don Salvador Dalí

“The only difference between Dalí and a mad man is that Dalí is not mad.” — Don Salvador Dalí  Read more …

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How I Write — And You Can Too!

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18th cent man writing painting“Assume you are what you want to be. Walk in that assumption and it will harden into fact.” — Neville Goddard’s “Law of Assumption” (attributed to Anthony Eden)

“A man is, whatever room he is in.” — Bert Cooper’s supposed Japanese saying

“With such expert play-acting, you make this very room a theatre.” — Vandamm to Roger Thornhill, North by Northwest  Read more …

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Now in Hardcover & Paperback
James J. O’Meara’s End of an Era: Mad Men & the Ordeal of Civility

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James J. O’Meara
The End of an Era: Mad Men and the Ordeal of Civility
San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2015
104 pages

Hardcover: $20

Paperback: $12

Kindle e-Book: $3.99

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The Grail — Two Studies

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Alexander Jacob and Leopold von Schroeder
The Grail — Two Studies
Melbourne, Australia: Numen Books, 2014

Ah, 19th-century Central European scholarship — nothing like it. For myself, I can’t get enough of it, the whole dusty, black and white world of Academies and Zentralblätter, communications and proceedings, Bibliographic Supplements and RealencyclopediasRead more …

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From End of an Era: Mad Men & the Ordeal of Civility

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From James J. O’Meara’s new Counter-Currents title End of an Era: Mad Men and the Ordeal of Civility (San Francisco: Counter-Currents, 2015), now available in Kindle, hardcover and paperback forthcoming.

The whole “idea” that “everyone is corrupt,” “everyone is for sale,” etc. is pure Frankfurt School drivel—authentic Judaic gibberish, to adapt Mel Brook’s Judaic sneer at the wisdom of our pioneer forefathers[1]— Read more …

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