Sunday, July 16, 2017

July 16, 2017

My interview on The Wicked Domain with Alex Matsuo, 10 PM EST, 5/10/17, is now available for listening or for download.



At the end of summer and early autumn, I will be attending two conventions & giving presentations & book signings.

First, I am going to be a guest at the Carnival of Para-Horror 2017 in Buffalo, New York. The Carnival runs from Friday, 8/25/17 through Sunday, 8/2717.  The Carnival will be held at the Buffalo Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Drive, Buffalo New York.


My presentation will take place in the late afternoon on Saturday & Sunday. The title of my presentation is "H. P. Lovecraft's Cosmic Carnival of Horror", which will be a very innovative presentation.

I 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.

Second, I am going to be a guest at The Scarefest X Convention in Lexington, Kentucky. The convention runs from Friday, 9/29/17 through Sunday, 10/1/17. The Scarefest X Convention will be held in the Lexington Convention Center in downtown Lexington. 

My presentation will take place on Saturday & Sunday.  The title of my presentation is “H. P. Lovecraft’s Cosmic Scare Fest”; it will be similar to the Carnival of Para-Horror presentation, except that it is slanted more towards cinematic horror.


JLS

Monday, July 10, 2017

July 11, 2017

At the end of summer, I am going to be a guest 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.

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 also at the door of the event. There is free admission for children 10 and under.

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 will be a very innovative presentation. I 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.

The presentation will be, as always, informal and despite the subject-matter, I want my listeners to feel totally relaxed and to have fun; guests should feel free to ask any questions during the presentation and raise any issues they may wish me to address.

Before and after the presentations, I will also have a table at the Carnival for those who wish to purchase a signed copy of my book, H. P. Lovecraft & The Black Magickal Tradition. And I will be very pleased to chat with anyone who might want to just drop by and say hello.

The central terminal in Buffalo is, in itself, worth the visit; this magnificent, eldritch crumbling edifice is like an antiquarian building in a Lovecraft story- vast, sepulchral, dark and filled with shadows & the ghosts that live between the shadows.

So, if you have time for a wonderful diversion such as the Carnival of Para-Horror, come on out and see me. I really hope to see some of my Facebook and Twitter friends at this event.

JLS


Saturday, June 3, 2017

June 3, 2017

On May 21st , I had an  interview with Alex Matsuo and her co-host Maevelin on The Wicked Domain radio show.  The interview is now available for listening or for download.
  
I had a very lively discussion with Alex & Maeve about my book, H. P. Lovecraft & the Black Magickal Tradition and other issues associated with horror fiction, fantasy, science fiction and the paranormal. We speculated, in particular, about exactly what a supernatural entity such as a “ghost” actually is.

Please download or listen to the interview; it was very stimulating!



On May 17th, I published a short essay, “The Astral Body, the Chakras & the Magickal Arts, which explains the connection between the astral body and the chakras, and elaborates on why the relationship between these two is crucial for maintaining spiritual & physical well-being.

The mind and the astral body are not “in” the body or the brain; they are separate.  They are inviolate, not subject to dissipation, decay and death. And the most effective magick is always performed using the Astral Body.

Please check out my essay!



JLS.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

May 20, 2017

On Sunday, May 21, at 10 PM EST, I am going to be a live guest on The Wicked Domain radio show, hosted by Alex Matsuo.

I will be discussing my book H. P. Lovecraft & the Black Magickal Tradition and other issues about horror fiction, fantasy, and science fiction.

By the way, if you haven’t ordered a copy of my book yet, please do so; the book explains in full detail Lovecraft’s connection with western occultism.  My book is also useful as a general introduction to the principle black magickal organizations in existence today- Chaos Magick, Satanism, Wicca, Vodou & the Typhonian cults.

The host of The Wicked Domain, Alex Matsuo is a podcaster and paranormal researcher; she has previously hosted the radio shows “ParaNation” and “Paranormal Insider Radio.” She also runs a podcast for the North Carolina theatre community called “Triangle On Stage.”

Ms. Matsuo is the founder of the Association of Paranormal Study, which specializes in private home investigations and consultations. She is the author of THE HAUNTING OF THE TENTH AVENUE THEATER, published by Llewellyn. She has also published THE HAUNTED ACTOR, as well as MORE THAN GHOSTS (a guide for investigators taking on private paranormal cases). Alex is also a contributing writer to The Supernatural Magazine and Paranormal Enlightenment Magazine.

The links to The Wicked Domain are as follows:


JLS

Monday, May 8, 2017

May 8, 2017

On Sunday, May 21, at 10 PM EST, I am going to be a live guest on The Wicked Domain radio show, hosted by Alex Matsuo.

I will be discussing my book H. P. Lovecraft & the Black Magickal Tradition and other issues about horror fiction, fantasy, and science fiction.

By the way, if you haven’t ordered a copy of my book yet, please do so; the book explains in full detail Lovecraft’s connection with western occultism.  My book is also useful as a general introduction to the principle black magickal organizations in existence today- Chaos Magick, Satanism, Wicca, Vodou & the Typhonian cults.

The host of The Wicked Domain, Alex Matsuo is a podcaster and paranormal researcher; she has previously hosted the radio shows “ParaNation” and “Paranormal Insider Radio.” She also runs a podcast for the North Carolina theatre community called “Triangle On Stage.”

Ms. Matsuo is the founder of the Association of Paranormal Study, which specializes in private home investigations and consultations. She is the author of THE HAUNTING OF THE TENTH AVENUE THEATER, published by Llewellyn. She has also published THE HAUNTED ACTOR, as well as MORE THAN GHOSTS (a guide for investigators taking on private paranormal cases). Alex is also a contributing writer to The Supernatural Magazine and Paranormal Enlightenment Magazine.

The links to The Wicked Domain are as follows:



JLS

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

May 3, 2017

I am going to be a guest on the ScareFest radio show on Friday, 9 PM EST, May 5, 2017.


I will be discussing my book H. P. Lovecraft & the Black Magickal Tradition and other issues about horror fiction, fantasy & science fiction.

This interview will serve as a prelude to my appearance later this year at The Scarefest X Convention.  I am giving a two-day presentation & book signing on Saturday, September 30, 2017 and Sunday, October 1, 2017.

On Wednesday, May 10, I am also going to be a live guest on The Wicked Domain w/ Alex Matsuo, 10 PM EST.    You can check out Ms. Matsuo’s show at the following links:




JLS

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

April 26, 2017

I am going to be a guest on the ScareFest radio show on Friday, 9 PM EST on May 5, 2017.

I will be discussing my book H. P. Lovecraft & the Black Magickal Tradition and other issues about horror fiction, fantasy & science fiction.

This interview will serve as a prelude to my appearance later this year at The Scarefest X Convention.  I am giving a two-day presentation & book signing on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at an hour to be determined between 10:00 AM-6:00 PM, and Sunday, October 1, 2017, 12:00 PM-5:00 PM.

My presentation is "H. P. Lovecraft & the Cinema.”  The environment will be very relaxed; guests can ask questions at any time and I will be pleased to discuss any topic about Lovecraft, fantasy, sci-fi, horror, or the strange & unusual.

The Scarefest X Convention will be held in the Lexington Convention Center in downtown Lexington.  This is a three-day event starting on Friday, 9/29/17 and running through the week-end.   Tickets can be purchased on the Scarefest website or at the door. Call 859-576-5517.

​I am also going to be a live guest on The Wicked Domain w/ Alex Matsuo, 10 PM EST, May 10, 2017.    You can check out Ms. Matsuo’s show at the following links:



Last month, I had three radio interviews.  These are all available for listening or for download.

Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole w/ Jason Colwell 7:45 – 9 PM EST, March 7, 2017:


The Paracast w/ Gene Steinberg & Christopher O’ Brien, March 26, 2017:



Beyond Reality Radio w/ Jason Hawes & JV Johnson:



JLS