The Magic Issue: Launch Party

Join us to celebrate Spike’s Magic issue!


In the witching hours of the twenty-first century, magic is once again a tool with which we can change reality, but at the same time it is pervasive and pernicious, co-opted by spiritual entrepreneurism and the false gods of Silicon Valley. Spike and Ignota Books, who collaborated on the conception of this issue, are pleased to unveil Spike 58: "The Magic Issue" and bid you welcome on your journey through, cybernetic, psychedelic, technoshamanic worlds that are still in the making.

Spike #58 features essays by Ella Plevin, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Ben Vickers on the resurgence of magic in the digital age, portraits of Lu Yang, Jim Shaw, and Suzanne Treister, Erik Davis on millennial culture’s turn towards psychedelics, CAConrad and Ariana Reines discuss rituals for writing, Lynn Zelevansky remembers Paul Thek’s “Processions” and much, much more …

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