Sunday, September 17, 2017

September 17, 2017

At the end of September, I am going to be a guest at the Scarefest X Convention in Lexington, KY.

This is a three-day event starting on Friday, 9/29/17 and running through Saturday the 30th & Sunday the 31st.  Tickets can be purchased on the Scarefest website or at the door.   Call 859-576-5517. 


I am giving a Presentation on Friday night, 9/29/17.  My presentation will happen at the Lexington Convention Center in the Elkhorn Room- B.  The time will be from 7 PM- 8 PM; there will be 10-minutes after the 45-minute presentation for questions & comments from the audience.

My focus will be on Lovecraftian horror, a deep, existential type of horror that is part of the fabric of the universe itself, soul-chilling & devastating in its implications for the future existence & well-being of mankind.

On the Saturday & Sunday following the Presentation, I will have a booth (#104) at the Lexington Center to sell signed copies of my book H. P. Lovecraft & the Black Magickal Tradition.  My lovely daughter & I will also be giving Tarot readings. 

When I visited the Carnival of Para-Horror in Buffalo, NY in August, my Tarot readings were very popular and there were lines of people waiting to learn about their future lives & prospects.  I am very skilled & intuitive when it comes to giving Tarot readings, and my readings are always accurate.

Other guests at Scarefest X will include the well-known actors Robert Englund, Amanda Wyss & Barry Bostwick, along with John Kassir from Tales from the Crypt, Mary Jo Pehl from Mystery Science Theatre 3000 and Amy Allen from The Dead Files, among others.

Please come out & see me on the 29th-31st in September.  You’ll have a good time and I will enjoy meeting each and every one of you! 


JLS

Sunday, September 10, 2017

September 10, 2017

My interview on ScareFest radio at 9 PM EST, May 5, 2017, is now available for listening or for download.


Likewise, my interviews on the End of Days radio & Lighting the Void radio are available for listening or for download.  So, please listen in or download; you’ll hear a lot of fascinating things about Lovecraft, horror, fantasy, and the magickal arts.

End of Days Radio, 6 PM PDT, August 22, 2017:




Lighting the Void Radio 10 PM EST, August 16, 2017:


At the end of September, I am going to be a guest at the Scarefest X Convention in Lexington, KY.
This is a three-day event starting on Friday, 9/29/17 and running through Saturday the 30th & Sunday the 31st.  Tickets can be purchased on the Scarefest website or at the door.   Call 859-576-5517. 


I am giving a Presentation on Friday night, 9/29/17.  My presentation will happen at the Lexington Convention Center, in the center of historic, downtown Lexington, KY.  The place will be in the Elkhorn Room- B.  The time will be from 7 PM- 8 PM; there will be 10-minutes after the 45-minute presentation for questions & comments from the audience.

My focus will be on Lovecraftian horror, a deep, existential type of horror that is part of the fabric of the universe itself, soul-chilling & devastating in its implications for the future existence & well-being of mankind.

On the Saturday & Sunday following the Presentation, I will have a booth (#104) at the Lexington Center to sell signed copies of my book H. P. Lovecraft & The Black Magickal Tradition.  I & my lovely daughter will also be giving Tarot readings. 

When I visited the Carnival of Para-Horror in Buffalo, NY in August, my Tarot readings were very popular and there were lines of people waiting to learn about their future lives & prospects.  I am very skilled & intuitive when it comes to giving Tarot readings, and my readings are always accurate.

Other guests at Scarefest X will include the well-known actors Robert Englund, Amanda Wyss & Barry Bostwick, along with John Kassir from Tales from the Crypt, Mary Jo Pehl from Mystery Science Theatre 3000 and Amy Allen from The Dead Files, among others.

Please come out & see me on the 29th-31st in September.  You’ll have a good time and I will enjoy seeing each and every one of you! 


JLS

Friday, September 1, 2017

September 1, 2017

The Autumn season is beginning now; this is my favorite season & the best, most powerful time of the year.

Ray Bradbury, the great fantasist & science-fiction writer, also loved the autumn months.  He describes  the season very memorably in a preface to The October Country (1956).

“That country where it is always turning late in the year.  That country where the hills are fog and the rivers are mist; where noons go quickly, dusks and twilights linger, and midnights stay…. That country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts.  Whose people passing at night on the empty walks sound like rain….”

I am growing pumpkins this year; they are suddenly creeping out along the vines, hidden in shadow; green & yellow in the dark, leafy twilight,  turning their faces up to the smoky, gray sky & orange sun.

At the end of September, I am going to be a guest at the Scarefest X Convention in Lexington, KY. 

This is a three day event starting on Friday, 9/29/17 and running through Saturday the 30th & Sunday the 31st.  Tickets can be purchased  on the Scarefest website or at the door.   Call 859-576-5517.  


I am giving a Presentation on Friday night, 9/29/17.  My presentation will happen at the Lexington Convention Center, in the center of historic, downtown Lexington, KY.  The place will be in the Elkhorn Room- B.  The time will be from 7 PM- 8 PM; there will be a 10-minute interval after the 45-minute presentation for questions & comments from the audience.

My focus will be on Lovecraftian horror, a deep, existential type of horror that is part of the fabric of the universe itself, soul-chilling & devastating in its implications for the future existence & well-being of mankind.

On the Saturday & Sunday following the Presentation, I will have a booth (#104) at the Lexington Center to sell signed copies of my book H. P. Lovecraft & The Black Magickal Tradition.  I & my lovely daughter will also be giving Tarot readings.  

When I visited the Carnival of Para-Horror in Buffalo, NY in August, my Tarot readings were very popular and there were lines of people waiting to learn about their future lives & prospects.  I am very skilled & intuitive when it comes to giving Tarot readings, and my readings are always accurate.
 
Other guests at Scarefest X will include the well-known actors Robert Englund, Amanda Wyss & Barry Bostwick, along with John Kassir from Tales from the Crypt, Mary Jo Pehl from Mystery Science Theatre 3000 and Amy Allen from The Dead Files, among others. 

Please come out & see me on the 29th-31st in September.  You’ll have a good time and I will love seeing each and every one of you!  


JLS

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

August 23, 2017

I am going to be a guest again at the Carnival of Para Horror 2017 in Buffalo, New York.

The Carnival runs from Friday, August 25th, 5 PM - 9 PM, through Saturday, August 26th, 11 AM- 7 PM & Sunday, 11 AM-4 PM.  This is the 6th Annual Carnival of Para Horror and each year, the Carnival gets better & grander. 

The Carnival will be held at the Buffalo Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Drive, Buffalo New York. Tickets can be purchased online at the Carnival of Para Horror website and at the door of the event. There is free admission for children 10 and under.

Information about the Carnival of Para Horror can be found on their website.


My presentation will take place on Saturday & Sunday. The time for both presentations will be late afternoon.

The title of my presentation is "H. P. Lovecraft's Cosmic Carnival of Horror", which is an animation presentation, designed by my very talented young daughter Ligeia Leigh Steadman, who is beginning her sophomore year at Michigan State University & majoring in Japanese.

The presentation will demonstrate exactly why H. P. Lovecraft's "horror" is, in fact, the ultimate horror & much more disturbing & frightening than the horror that one usually encounters in contemporary cinema & literature.

Lovecraftian horror, in fact, is deep, existential and a part of the fabric of the universe itself- soul-chilling & devastating in its implications for the future existence & well-being of mankind.

My presentations, as always, are innovative & informal; I want my listeners to feel totally relaxed and to have fun; guests should feel free to ask any questions during the presentations and raise any issues they may wish me to address.

At the Carnival, before and after the presentations, I will have a table to visit with other guests and attendees.  Signed copies of my book, H. P. Lovecraft & The Black Magickal Tradition, will be available for purchase.

I am particularly looking forward to chatting with anyone who wants to just drop by and say hello.

The guests this year at the Carnival of Para Horror include John Carl Buechler, special effects wizard & director of Friday the 13th Part VII & Troll; Mitch Markowitz, TV personality & producer of The Hilarious House of Frankenstein; R. A. Mihailoff, actor from Texas Chainsaw Massacre III & Krampus; and Patty Mullen, actress from Frankenhooker, among others. 

The atmosphere of the Carnival of Para Horror is, in particular, worth the visit.  This is held at the central terminal in Buffalo; a magnificent, eldritch, crumbling edifice much like an antiquarian building in a Lovecraft story- vast, sepulchral,and filled with shadows & the ghosts that live in the shadows.

So, come on out and see me & the other wonderful guests at the Carnival of Para-Horror 2017.  


JLS

Saturday, August 19, 2017

August 19, 2017

I am going to appear as a guest on End of Days Radio, broadcasting “from the broken ruins of Babylon.” The interview will take place at 9 PM EDT (6 PM PDT) on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 and will likely be broadcast also at a later date.

Daniel, host and creator of End of Days Radio, has had paranormal experiences throughout his entire life.  The most intriguing of these experiences was an up- close UFO encounter while he was in his late teens.

Since that day, Daniel has been obsessed with unraveling the mysteries of our reality and to further that end, he created the End of Days Radio to “awaken his fellow man to the reality of the Paranormal world.”, as he puts it succinctly on the show’s website.

End of Days delves into a myriad of supernatural topics: aliens, conspiracy-theories, magick, cryptids and much more!  I will be discussing my book H. P. Lovecraft & the Black Magickal Tradition and any other topic that my host & his audience might be interested in hearing about.

In my youth, I also had an encounter with a phenomenon which may or may not have been a bona-fide UFO- it was certainly flying and I couldn’t identify what it was, but whether or not it was put into motion by aliens or not, who knows?


My essay “H. P. Lovecraft & the Elder Sign” has just been published in the recent special issue of New Dawn magazine, Vol. 11, No. 4. 

“H. P. Lovecraft & the Elder Sign” is a scholarly study of Lovecraft’s Elder Sign talisman.

The Elder Sign is a powerful repository of magickal energy used by magickal practitioners for protection against the evil power of the Great Old Ones, a race of extra-terrestrial entities that inhabit alternate dimensions outside of space & time.

Lovecraft’s disciple August Derleth created his own version of the Elder Sign which is commonly believed to be based on the five-pointed pentagram, a religious & Wiccan icon. In my essay, I debunk that myth and show that Derleth derived his Elder Sign from Lovecraft’s fictional masterpieces “At the Mountains of Madness” & “The Shadow Over Innsmouth.”

New Dawn magazine is a bi-monthly magazine distributed by newsagents across Australia & New Zealand & is available throughout the US and Europe as well.  Since 2004, New Dawn magazine has published special issues devoted to ancient mysteries, hidden history, future science and the unexplained. 

New Dawn magazines are thought-provoking, compelling, and highly readable examinations of the greatest mysteries of the past, the present, and the future. 

The magazines are very beautiful in design and format, and the magazine only publishes articles written by the best writers & experts in their respective fields.

New Dawn can be ordered at any bookstore or newsstand.  Or, you can order via mail or the internet.


Mail:  New Dawn Magazine, Subscriptions Department, GPO Box 3126, Melbourne VIC 3001


Credit Card Orders:  call (03) 90055782

JLS

Saturday, August 12, 2017

August 12, 2017

I am going to be interviewed on Lighting the Void Radio, Wednesday, August 16, 2017. The interview will take place at 7 PM PST (9 PM CST) on SKYPE.

This show is dedicated to the seeker of knowledge or gnosis. As declared on their website, “somewhere in the Void of Science and Spirituality lies the truth of our existence and the nature of life itself. This is what we babble about here at LTV Radio…. Major topics include, Astronomy, Kabbalah, Metaphysics, The Occult, Mysticism, Magick, Quantum Physics and much more!”

The host of the show, Joe Rupe, admits that he is not an expert in any field of study, but that he is nevertheless committed to questioning “many things” about the nature of our existence and life itself. 

Lighting the Void strikes me as a perfect place for me to discuss my book, H. P. Lovecraft & the Black Magickal Tradition, and to engage in a nice, stimulating discussion of magick, occultism and even Quantum Physics.

The theories and, surely, the practices of modern physicists in the 21st Century, are aligning themselves with the truths that magickal practitioners have acknowledged for centuries.


The following week, I am going to be interviewed on End of Days Radio, broadcasting “from the broken ruins of Babylon.” The interview will take place at 6 PM PDT on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 and will likely be broadcast also at a later date.

Daniel, host and creator of End of Days Radio, has had paranormal experiences throughout his entire life.  The most intriguing of these experiences was an up- close UFO encounter while he was in his late teens.

Since that day, Daniel has been obsessed with unraveling the mysteries of our reality and to further that end, he created the End of Days Radio to “awaken his fellow man to the reality of the Paranormal world.”, as he puts it succinctly on the show’s website.

End of Days delves into a myriad of supernatural topics: aliens, conspiracy-theories, magick, cryptids and much more!  I will be discussing my book H. P. Lovecraft & the Black Magickal Tradition and any other topic that my host & his audience might be interested in hearing about.

In my youth, I also had an encounter with a phenomenon which may or may not have been a bona-fide UFO- it was certainly flying and I couldn’t identify what it was, but whether or not it was put into motion by aliens or not, who knows?

Listen live every Saturday night at 8:30 pm PST on the site or search “EODR” on your Tune In Radio App.  Itunes, Stitcher, Google Play and Youtube.


My essay “H. P. Lovecraft & the Elder Sign” has just been published in the recent special issue of New Dawn magazine, Vol. 11, No. 4 on August 5, 2017.

The essay tells you all you want to know about Lovecraft's Elder Sign & how it inspired August Derleth's version of this talisman.

The Elder Sign is still used by magickal practitioners right up to the present day.

You can order a copy of the magazine via the link below.

In addition to my article, there are excellent articles on occult topics, including an amusing look at the Pepe the Frog meme & its connection with Kenneth Grant's Tree of Death.


Sunday, August 6, 2017

August 6, 2017

My essay “H. P. Lovecraft & the Elder Sign” has just been published in the recent special issue of New Dawn magazine, Vol. 11, No. 4 on August 5, 2017.

The essay tells you all you would want to know about Lovecraft's Elder Sign & how it inspired August Derleth's version of this talisman.

The Elder Sign is still used by magickal practitioners right up to the present day.

You can order a copy of the magazine via the link below.

In addition to my article, there are excellent articles on occult topics, including an amusing look at the Pepe the Frog meme & its connection with Kenneth Grant's Tree of Death.

In a few weeks,  I am going to appear on the End of Days Radio, broadcasting “from the broken ruins of Babylon”, as they put it.  The interview will take place at 6 PM PDT on August 22, 2017.

Daniel, host and creator of End of Days Radio, has had paranormal experiences throughout his entire life.  The most intriguing of these experiences was an up- close UFO encounter while he was in his late teens. Since that day, Daniel has been obsessed with unraveling the mysteries of our reality and to further that end, he created the End of Days Radio to awaken humankind to the reality of the Paranormal world.

I will be discussing my book H. P. Lovecraft & the Black Magickal Tradition and any other topic that my host & his audience might be interested in hearing about.

In my youth, I also had an encounter with a phenomenon which may or may not have been a bona-fide UFO- it was certainly flying and I couldn’t identify what it was, but whether or not it was put into motion by aliens or not, who knows?

Listen live every Saturday night at 8:30 pm PST on the site or search “EODR” on your Tune In Radio App.  Itunes, Stitcher, Google Play and Youtube.




JLS