The Future of Occulture, Magic, and Underground Networking: A Conversation With Tom Banger and Carl Abrahamsson

The Future of Occulture, Magic, and Underground Networking: A Conversation With Tom Banger and Carl Abrahamsson

Sunday, July 16
2 pm ET

Tom Banger and Carl Abrahamsson were both active in the magical order/ think tank / occultural network Thee Temple Ov Psychick Youth (TOPY) in the mid 1980s to early 1990s. 

In this conversation they talk not only about what happened and what kind of an impact TOPY has had, but also try to entangle what the ideas and concepts could bring for the future of occulture, magic and underground networking.

Tom Banger In 1986, punk promoter Tom Headbanger confounded the Denver scene by founding the Temple ov Psychick Youth North America. Over the next four odd years, he wrote numerous texts on contemporary magick and shamanism under the name Coyote *2 and helped facilitate the coming together of an unprecedented collaborative network of artists, magicians, shamans, and charlatans. During this time, TOPYUS published more than a thousand pages of original occult research, including Television Magick and the first two editions of EsoTerrorist by Genesis P-Orridge. Banger stopped coordinating TOPYUS in 1990 in order to focus on his interest in engineering and technology. He is now a full-time cybersecurity expert and father, and has decided it is time to come out of the shadows and share some stories and perspective.

Carl Abrahamsson is a Swedish author, publisher and filmmaker. His books include Source Magic(2023), Codex Nordica (2022), Anton LaVey and the Church of Satan (2022), Different People (2021), The Devil’s Footprint (2020), Occulture (2018), Mother, Have a Safe Trip (2016) and The Fenris Wolf series. His films include Reseduction (2022), My Silent Lips (2019), Lunacy (2017), Sub Umbra Alarum Luna (2016) and the An Art Apart series. His publishing company is Trapart Books, Films and Editions.

The Psychoanalysis, Art & the Occult series of events, curated by Dr. Vanessa Sinclair and Carl Abrahamsson, is dedicated to exploring the intersections and integration of psychoanalytic theory, the creative arts, occult practices, and folk magic traditions. By inviting psychoanalysts, philosophers, artists, writers, and occult practitioners from a variety of theoretical orientations and worldviews to discuss their work, personal experiences, and areas of research interest with one another, dialogue is opened up between practitioners in fields of study that traditionally rarely engage with one another though often operate in similar and complementary ways. Join them at Patreon!

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