is a ladder infinite-stepped, that hides its rungs from human eyes.
Planted its foot in chaos' gloom, its head soared high above the skies."
(Sir Richard Burton)
"I am God. I am God. I am God."
The tenth issue of Log has been devoted to the New Age where nihilism, logic
and materialism are out, and the spirit is in!
As the Age of Aquarius is almost upon us, our contributors have outdone themselves.
We have the occult galore, tantric sex, shrines, psychics, orgone accumulators,
self-help tapes, herbal remedies, gurus and sage advice, RVs, heart-felt boy-fiction
and poetry, Hunterdwasser vs. The Unabomber and more magic than you can shake
a stick at. Who would have thought our contributors would be such a worldly,
nay celestial, bunch?
As a sample, here is a new piece of fiction by I love Dick author Chris
Kraus, a crop circles exposé by out-going editor, Tessa Laird, and in
the inaugural "Lifestyles if the Antipodean Bohemians" column, an introduction
to our very own Rosaleen Norton, aka "The Witch of King's Cross" and
bona fide inspiration for the Rolling Stones' song "Sympathy for the Devil".
We also have 12 pieces that have over-flowed from issue 10, so bountious were
the submissions. The universe does truly provide!
Yours in Light, Truth and Love,
Cover. Maddie Leach, Pool (1999). It is the Norman
Kirk Memorial Pool in Lyttelton. On a walk the other day Leach discovered
a seat on a street corner in Seatoun with a plaque saying that Norman
Kirk used to enjoy sitting there. Quel coincidence.
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and the Gypsies
Chris Kraus' latest marvel.
Strange World of Rosaleen Norton
The fabulous Anna Hoffman tells us a little of the stellar and unsung expatriate
New Zealand artist-occultist, Rosaleen Norton. Known as "The Witch
of King's Cross", the press sensationalised her story under wondrous '50s
headlines like "Satan was the Boss in King's Cross" at a time when
this was not that cool.
Tessa Lairdinterviews an international crop circle perpetrator, Rod
Dickinson, and reveals that all it is is art. Lucky aliens!
The Log round-ups section has whattup in:
city, Log's home town,
SPECIAL ONLINE-ONLY CONTENT - our 12-step programme to clarity
are you looking at?
Sally McIntyre interviews Japanese noise guru Otomo Yoshihide, that's
a vision for free!
Warren Olds supplied this meditation device that is guaranteed to
work every time. Astound your friends and meet thy maker all in one!
Wade Ronald Churton gives us his low-down Fundamentals of the New
Naomi Rousseau with another classic of spleen, Why I hate the
Ben Harper on The Science-Art Festival, held in Murwillumbah, NSW,
over seven nights between March 5 and April 2, 2000.
DX Raiden waxes lyrical, a lecture transcribed no less, for your
The Underwater Cave Adventure straight (not!) out of the Lesbian
Arabian Nights by Shelley F. Marlowe, one of NY's finest.
Christchurch darling George Gossett wrote this account of Kenneth Anger's years-ago
visit to Christchurch. Paul Johns drew it to our attention on the occasion
of Log's interest in Rosaleen Norton. And the picture was taken by him
too back in 1993.
Photograms and arty invocations for your bad self courtesy of Sharon Dravitzki (aka
Chris Chapman's pagework conundrum.
o' the issue
Tessa Laird entered "cosmic snakes" and then hit "search",
and look what came up!
Pack all your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile! It's another
gob-smacking cartoon from David Carman and Anya Thompson.
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The Ship of Fools
Yes, it's brand new fiction by The Unabomber!!
INATANT KARMA: Consequently I was President
A pair of Marion Schebesta Deutch-photos, from the INSTANT KARMA: consequently,
I was President series.
AD Schierning's bon voyage pageart offering, http://www.tantra.co.nz.
Burn baby, burn!
Some say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one
Gwynneth Porter interviews that Christchurch icon-artist Paul Johns about
orgone accumulators and his art.
Everyone speaks when they come to my house: overhearing the New Age
Another Bob Cardy masterpiece of fab-fiction.
Life is always choice: Megan Dunn's "The Labyrinth"
Jon Bywater tells us all about Megan Dunn's in-one-fell-swoop mastery
of the worlds of new age meditation tapes and video tape.
We have Ann Shelton's pagework K-hole - go the aerial Aucklander!
Glad to be Dead
Sydney-siders Mikala Dwyer and Simone Parsons' pagework Glad
to be dead.
Spector vs. Lector
Jamie King. He's fast. He's young. He's Welsh. And here's his story.
New Age policing: biology as ideology
Matthew Hyland wins the long award this issue with a scary piece
of writing about the pigs and the kids. It's now o'clock, daddy-o, and
all is not well.
Here we have a pagework from Auckland spunk-rat Ralph Paine.
Video Capture 2000
A pagework from The producers of Artfan magazine, A Constructed World,
called Video Capture 2000.
Untitled pageart from Auckland's Kirsty Cameron - very mysterious.
Romance Scandal ii
Maria Walls has a thing or two to say about herbal remedies here
in the pagework Romance Scandal ii.
A spirit in the mirror
Alice Angus - more magic writing from this British treasure, and
ancillary photos too.
Ethical geometries and the biological transmutation of metals
Ben Harper - this mysterious Melbourne cut-up and writer does it
in boxes this time no less!
Friedensreich Hundertwasser, RIP
The new Log late column this time features a Tessa Laird obituary going
out to the honorary NZer artist-architect Hundertwasser.
In Poets' Corner this time we have work by five unstoppable New Age guys - Cameron
Bain, Kevin Henderson, David Hornblow, Kai Jensen and Chico
de Rudin. And a photograph from Max Reeves to polish you off.
More page art, more new age men - Dunedin's Douglas Rex Kelaher this time.
Auckland artists Daniel Malone and Dylan Rainforth's pagework New
For those deprived of their Ritalin
The Log book review column this time is graced by an Angelique Kasmara account
of the New Age primer, The Celestine Prophesy.
The merging of occult powers and technology
Emit Snakebeings (aka some itinerant Englisher-hippy artist-savant)
has gone all out here - talk about manifest.
And lookit! Cartoon et dialogue from intrepid OErs David Carman and Anya
Physics Room Pages
The Physics Room pages this time document the work of exhibitionists Mitch
Robertson, KIT and Tabatha Forbes.
Web Contents Page
Presenting the inaugural Log website contents page.
Expat-NZer-in-London Heather Galbraith's tribute to the man she loves:
Lemmy, the grey-shoe hero.
With local lad Dan Arps' pageart we visit the land of the stretch-RV -
the ultimate in luxury urban assualt vehickles.
*If you live in New Zealand