Maria Lionza spirit queen mountain goddess
Stranger and stranger.
I can't do justice to the unfolding strangeness of this. I have written 5899.5 or so words in an attempt to link Thomas Carlyle's blurring of fact and fiction in his Sartor Resartus with Kenneth Grant's even more extensive adumbrations and into the mix fell a 'magic realism' writing of ethnography/ social anthropology by Michael Taussig - The Magic of the State. It reads like a J.G. Ballard novel and quotes William Burroughs' Cities of Red Night as a source. Burroughs was a member of the IOT and said this about Phil Hine's 'Condensed Chaos'
"Phil Hine's book is the most concise statement ... of the logic of modern magic. Magic, in the light of modern physics, quantum theory and probability theory is now approaching science. We hope that a result of this will be a synthesis so that science will become more magical and magic more scientific."
Out of The Magic of the State emerged (Chapter 13 'Money and Spirit Possession in Karl Marx) a link to Carlyle - via the cash nexus and 'all that is solid melts to air'... and a new goddess;
I thought Taussig was making her up, but she is quite real. Very real. If you don't believe me . check this out: