In the first of several talks I’m due to give this year, I’ll be presenting an updated version of The Abuses of Enchantment at the October Gallery as part of their excellent Ecology, Cosmos and Consciousness series, programmed by Dr David Luke.
Tuesday, 22nd February, 2011
October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AL
Entry £7 /£5 Concessions, Arrive 6pm for a 6:30pm Start – Wine available
In this newly updated audio-visual presentation Mark shows how military and intelligence operators have shaped and exploited beliefs in UFOs, ghosts, monsters, vampires, and elements from folklore and conspiracy theory to create an armoury of supernatural weapons of mass deception capable of manipulating consciousness on a grand scale. The inspiration for these toys, tools and techniques has come from a range of sources including fiction, cinema, stage magic, advertising and occultism and has, for many of its intended and unintended targets, altered their very perception and understanding of the world around us.