[pagan-magik] Return of the Equi Phallic Alliance!
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evol at c6.org
Mon Nov 21 16:58:50 GMT 2005
Return of the Equi Phallic Alliance!
Anti-social behavior - the new lycanthropy
The concept of Society had been getting into trouble for some time, then
late one evening - as the shadows lengthened across the playing fields -
Society vanished on her way home. The police couldnt find her, neither
alive nor dead (but Society had always got on their nerves).
Cheeky though she was, and Society was always answering back, she was
never really bad. [
] Societys body was never found. [
] In her place,
goody-goody Community was creeping around the parents and teachers,
repeating all of her lessons as if they were true
Im a bad bad correspondent, this came out in July but Ive only just
found it in a pile of mail. The EPA were one of the strangest and
strangely compelling of the groups haunting the 1990s small press
underground. Along with the Neoist Alliance, the London Psychogeographical
Association (East London Section) and countless others, theyd disseminate
excellent newsletters which would rip a hole in your preconceived notions
of space and time - all over breakfast.
Their earliest newsletters concerned themselves with the disappearance of
a certain Dr Mintern who was last seen investigating the concept of
landscape in the construction known by some as Wessex. Mintern had found
that the landscape was actually on stilts and had then vanished into the
underchalk. His discoveries were used as a way of attacking various poets
in Wessex who were attempting to shield people from the fact that the
landscape was entirely artificial by romanticising it.
The latest issue concerns itself with childhood vs adulthood (which is to
my mind the key factor in the current furore about anti-social
behaviour). Adulthood is seen here as loss. The subject is examined
through the prism of the psychogeography of Camberwick Green and its
residents commitment to the old ways of witch burning.
There are some great sideswipes at Gerald Gardner and the serious
wiccans of The Pagan Federation - although these could actually be read as
celebrations by people who dont take themselves too seriously.
This is the best thing Ive read in ages and if this review has even
slightly interested you, then I would urge you to get hold of your own
Copies of the Listening Voice are available for an SAE from The EPA, 33
Hartington Road, Southampton SO14 0EW. You are strongly recommended to
subscribe by sending 6 2nd class stamps to the same address.
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One Response to Return of the Equi Phallic Alliance!
October 31st, 2005 at 4:36 pm
Warning actual pagans need a massive dose of thick skin and humour to
get anything out of this. Wiccans even more so.
It really does cross the boundary between satire and feverish, mindless
attack and I thought there was a depressing bleakness at the heart of it.
It upset me for a day when I read it. Mind you it is Sahmain and theres a
lot on at the moment so I might be somewhat sensitised
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