The Abuses of Enchantment


Here’s a video of a presentation I gave for Dr David Luke’s ‘Ecology, Cosmos and Consciousness’ lecture series at London’s October Gallery in February 2011. The talk incorporates and expands upon some of the ideas outlined in Mirage Men.

In this 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.

David is putting together an anthology based around this long-running series, to be published in the near future by my own Strange Attractor Press.

[Video by Gyrus]

About Mark

Author of 'Mirage Men' & 'Far Out' and publisher/editor at Strange Attractor Press.
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2 Responses to The Abuses of Enchantment

  1. carddown says:

    Nice talk, Mark. That’s some very interesting material, but I’d like to see you to expand further and dig up some of the Soviet tricks along the same lines. The US certainly thought the Reds were involved in UFOs in several ways, one of which was the Peacenik propaganda from the Contactee’s Space Brothers. I’ve never seen any evidence this was true, but it was a real concern by the FBI.

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