Saturday, August 20, 2016

August 20, 2016

On Saturday, 8/27/16, & Sunday, 8/28/16, I will be a guest speaker at the Carnival of Para Horror in Buffalo, New York.  

​The Carnival will be held at the Buffalo Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Drive, Buffalo New York. This is a three-day event, starting on Friday, 8/26/16, and running over the weekend.  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 on Saturday is “H. P. Lovecraft’s Cosmic Weird Tales & the Cinema”.  It will start at 2:00 PM and conclude at 3:00 PM or thereabouts.  This will be very informal; I want my listeners to feel totally relaxed and to have fun; guests should feel free to ask any questions during the presentation or after, and raise any issues they may wish me to address. 

I will be examining Lovecraft’s unique, cosmic and rather revolutionary view of horror and fantasy, as expressed in his major fictional works.  Then, I will comment on key Hollywood films that attempt to bring Lovecraft’s unique vision to life: Stuart Gordon’s Dagon (2001); Daniel Haller’s The Dunwich Horror (1970); the Samuel Z. Arkoff production of Die Monster Die (1965), starring Boris Karloff, and Roger Corman’s The Haunted Palace (1963).

My presentation on Sunday, “H. P. Lovecraft’s Goddess Shub-Niggurath: Redefining the Horned God Archetype of the Wiccans”, will start at 1:00 PM, concluding an hour later at 2:00 PM.  Again, this will be very informal.  I decided to discuss Shub-Niggurath separately since this entity represents a “special case” in Lovecraft’s work, bringing in themes about gender, race and miscegenation that add a disturbing element to Lovecraft’s aesthetic.

Before and after the presentations, I will also have a stall at the Carnival for those who wish to purchase a signed copy of my new book, and for those who, likewise, might want to just drop by and say hello.  I hope to see some of my Facebook and Twitter friends and colleagues who live in the New York area as well.

The Carnival of Para Horror is a well-known, annual event for individuals (like me) who are fascinated by all things horror and paranormal.  It’s a guaranteed good time for everyone.

And I am going to be in very good company for this event! The well-known occult author, writer and publisher Corvis Nocturnum will be a guest; other guests include Debbie Rochon, actress, filmmaker, director and Fangoria radio host; Patsy Mullen, actress, model and star of Frankenhooker; and Eugene Clark, star of The Land of the Dead.

For information about the Carnival & the list of speakers, check out the Carnival of Para Horror website: http://www.parahorror.com/#!guests/c1h6a

I hope to see all of you at the Carnival of Para Horror, 2016!


JLS

Sunday, August 14, 2016

August 14, 2016

On August 16, 2016, I am going to be a guest on the Beyond the Forest Radio Show hosted by Sanjay R. Singhal, RA. 
The episode will air at 7 pm Central/ 8 pm Eastern; the show will last about two hours.  For those of you who want to listen to the original broadcast, here is the weblink to the show:  Beyond The Forest Radio Welcomes Author John L Steadman!  


If you miss the original broadcast, the episode will be archived at the official Beyond the Forest Show Blog Talk Radio Page: blogtalkradio.com/beyondtheforest

At the end of summer, I will be a guest at The Carnival of ParaHorror in Buffalo, New York, at The Buffalo Central Terminal.  Tickets are available at www.parahorror.com/#!tickets/cxfo and at the door.

The Carnival of ParaHorror is a three-day event, Friday, 8/26-Sunday, 8/28/16.  I will be giving a two-day presentation: Saturday, 8/27, 2:00-3:00 PM, and Sunday, 8/28/16, 1:00- 2:00 PM

My presentation on Saturday is: “H. P. Lovecraft’s Cosmic Weird Tales & the Cinema.”  I will examine Lovecraft’s aesthetic and key films that are based on Lovecraft’s works: Stuart Gordon’s Dagon (2001); Daniel Haller’s The Dunwich Horror (1970); the Samuel Z. Arkoff production of Die Monster Die (1965), starring Boris Karloff, and Roger Corman’s The Haunted Palace (1963).

I will also offer a new, startling interpretation of Lovecraft’s major Great Old Ones, Azathoth, Nyarlathotep, Yog-Sothoth & Cthulhu, the extra-terrestrial entities that lie at the center of Lovecraft’s philosophy and his works.

On Sunday, my presentation will be: “H. P. Lovecraft’s Goddess Shub-Niggurath: Redefining the Horned God Archetype of the Wiccans”.  In this presentation, I am concentrating on this last of Lovecraft’s major Great Old Ones.

Shub-Niggurath represents a special type of entity, which is why I have decided to discuss this entity separately from the others. Shub-Niggurath not only redefines Wiccan archetype, but also, brings this Great Old One into closer alignment with the frightening, impersonal vastness of the cosmos as Lovecraft understood it.

I will also have a stall at the Carnival for those who wish to purchase a signed copy of my new book, and for those who, likewise, might want to just drop by and say hello.  I hope to see some of my Facebook and Twitter friends and colleagues who live in the New York area as well.

My interview with Micah Hanks on The Gralien Report on July 11, 2016 is now available for listening or for download.  


My interview with Gwilda Wiyaka on The Science of Magic radio show, July 14, 2016, is likewise available for listening on their Youtube channel and on their website.



JLS

Saturday, July 30, 2016

August 1, 2016

On August 16, 2016, at 9:00 PM ET, I am going to be a guest on Beyond the Forest Radio Show, hosted by Sanjay R Singhal RA.   Beyond The Forest Radio show tackles the strange world of the cryptids, the shadowy animals and creatures that science does not yet understand and their many manifestations, wooly and otherwise.

Showtimes are Tuesday nights, from 8:00 PM-10:00 PM CST/9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST. You can catch the shows, both live and archived at the official Beyond the Forest Show Blog Talk Radio Page: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/beyondtheforest

Sanjay R. Singhal is a licensed architect, interior designer and photographer who has travelled extensively throughout Europe studying and researching architecture and design, including in England, France, Holland, Spain and Italy with trips to Germany and Switzerland. He is a published author with five books.

His first encounter with what he calls the Elder Children (known to most people as Bigfoot) was around the time when he was seven or eight years old.  Having made friends as he grew up in South Dakota with the Lakota Sioux, he learned much from them, including culture, language and their spiritual history and lore.  His encounters with the EC pushed Sanjay to further study this magnificent citizen of the forest on his radio show. 

At the end of August, I will be a guest at the Carnival of ParaHorror in Buffalo, New York. The Carnival of ParaHorror is a three-day event, Friday August 26- Sunday August 28, 2016.  I will be giving a two-day presentation: Saturday, August 27 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM and Sunday, August 28 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM.

The location is The Buffalo Central Terminal, New York.  Tickets are available at:
http://www.parahorror.com/#!tickets/cxfo   Tickets can also be purchased at the door.  There is free admission for children 10 and under.

I am going to be in very good company for this event; the well-known occult author, writer and publisher Corvis Nocturnum will be a guest; other guests include Debbie Rochon, actress, filmmaker, director and Fangoria radio host; Patsy Mullen, actress, model and star of Frankenhooker; and Eugene Clark, star of The Land of the Dead.

My presentation on Saturday is: “H. P. Lovecraft’s Cosmic Weird Tales & the Cinema.”  I will examine Lovecraft’s aesthetic and key films that are based on Lovecraft’s works: Stuart Gordon’s Dagon (2001); Daniel Haller’s The Dunwich Horror (1970); the Samuel Z. Arkoff production of Die Monster Die (1965), starring Boris Karloff, and Roger Corman’s The Haunted Palace (1963).

I will also offer a new, startling interpretation of Lovecraft’s major Great Old Ones, Azathoth, Nyarlathotep, Yog-Sothoth & Cthulhu, the extra-terrestrial entities that lie at the center of Lovecraft’s philosophy and his works.

On Sunday, my presentation will be: “H. P. Lovecraft’s Goddess Shub-Niggurath: Redefining the Horned God Archetype of the Wiccans”.  In this presentation, I am concentrating on this last of Lovecraft’s major Great Old Ones.

Shub-Niggurath represents a special type of entity, which is why I have decided to discuss this entity separately from the others. Shub-Niggurath not only redefines Wiccan archetype, but also, brings this Great Old One into closer alignment with the frightening, impersonal vastness of the cosmos as Lovecraft understood it.

I will also have a stall at the Carnival for those who wish to purchase a signed copy of my new book, H. P. Lovecraft & the Black Magickal Tradition and for those who, likewise, might want to just drop by and say hello.  I hope to see some of my Facebook and Twitter friends and colleagues who live in the New York area as well.

My interview with Micah Hanks on The Gralien Report on July 11, 2016 is now available for listening or for download.  

My interview with Gwilda Wiyaka on The Science of Magic radio show, July 14, 2016, is likewise available for listening on their Youtube channel and on their website.



JLS

Monday, July 18, 2016

July 18, 2016


My interview with Micah Hanks on The Gralien Report on July 11, 2016 is now available for listening or for download.  The host of the show, Micah Hanks is a writer, researcher, podcaster, lecturer and radio personality and author of several books, including his most recent work, The Ghost Rockets, as well as his 2011 release Magic, Mysticism and the Molecule: The Search for Sentient Intelligence from Other Worlds. 
Podcast: to play in new window or download:

 My interview with Gwilda Wiyaka on The Science of Magic radio show is likewise available for listening on their Youtube channel and on their website. The host, Gwilda Wiyaka, is considered by most occult scholars as the foremost expert on the contemporary application of ancient shamantic principles.

https://youtu.be/p-WC6hsjqug



In both interviews, I discuss my new book, H. P. Lovecraft & the Black Magickal Tradition, and my interestingly revolutionary views on magickal practice, which disavow such outmoded, old-fashioned concepts such as the astral light, astral traveling, the aetheric reality, etc.  I view magickal practice as something entirely rational; merely an advantageous utilization of the realities (unrealities?) of the probabilistic, Quantum Universe.

At the end of August, I will be a guest at The Carnival of ParaHorror in Buffalo, New York.  The Carnival of ParaHorror is a three-day event, Friday, August 26- Sunday, August 28, 2016.  I will be giving a two Day Presentation: Saturday, August 27, 2:00 - 3:00 PM, and Sunday, August 28, 1:00 - 2:00 PM. 

​The location is The Buffalo Central Terminal, New York.  Tickets are available at:

http://www.parahorror.com/#!tickets/cxfo

Tickets can also be purchased at the door.  There is free admission for children 10 and under.

I am going to be in very good company for this event; the well-known occult author, writer and publisher Corvis Nocturnum will be a guest; other guests include Debbie Rochon, actress, filmmaker, director and Fangoria radio host; Patsy Mullen, actress, model and star of Frankenhooker; and Eugene Clark, star of The Land of the Dead in the role of “Big Daddy”.

My presentation on Saturday is: “H. P. Lovecraft’s Cosmic Weird Tales & the Cinema.”  I will be examining Lovecraft’s aesthetic and then key films that are based on Lovecraft’s works: Stuart Gordon’s Dagon (2001); Roger Corman’s The Dunwich Horror (1970) and the Samuel Z. Arkoff production of Die Monster Die, starring Boris Karloff.

I will also offer a new, startling interpretation of Lovecraft’s major Great Old Ones, Azathoth, Nyarlathotep, Yog-Sothoth & Cthulhu, the extra-terrestrial entities that lie at the center of Lovecraft’s philosophy and his works.

On Sunday, my presentation will be: “H. P. Lovecraft’s Goddess Shub-Niggurath: Redefining the Horned God Archetype of the Wiccans”.  In this presentation, I am concentrating on this last of Lovecraft’s major Great Old Ones.

 Shub-Niggurath represents a special type of entity, which is why I have decided to discuss this entity separately from the others. Shub-Niggurath not only redefines Wiccan archetype, but also, brings this Great Old One into closer alignment with the frightening, impersonal vastness of the cosmos as Lovecraft understood it.

I will also have a stall at the Carnival for those who wish to purchase a signed copy of my new book, H. P. Lovecraft & the Black Magickal Tradition and for those who, likewise, might want to just drop by and say hello.  I hope to see some of my Facebook and Twitter friends and colleagues who live in the New York area as well.

JLS

Thursday, July 7, 2016

July 7, 2016

On Monday, July 11, I am going to be interviewed by Micah Hanks on The Gralien Report from 3:00 PM EST – 4:00 PM EST.  This interview will subsequently be broadcast on The GRALIEN REPORT and elsewhere online, YouTube, etc.   I will provide information about the broadcast dates on this blog when this information becomes available.   The GRALIEN REPORT can be found at  http://www.gralienreport.com/

The Gralien Report is a very fascinating network; it offers information about the latest news in science, unexplained phenomena, history, sci-fi, and other compelling news from around the world. Micah Hanks and his team of dedicated investigators and journalists attempt to explore the mysteries of our existence by relying on scientific knowledge, and without catering to unfair or cynical criticism. 

The host of The Gralien Report, Micah Hanks is a writer, researcher, podcaster, lecturer and radio personality whose work addresses a variety of areas, including history, politics, scientific theories and unexplained phenomena. Open minded, but skeptical in his approach, his research has examined a broad variety of subjects over the years, incorporating interest in scientific anomalies, cultural studies, psychology, sci-fi and pop culture, government secrecy, and the prospects of our technological future as a species as influenced by science.

He is author of several books, including his most recent work, The Ghost Rockets, as well as his 2011 release Magic, Mysticism and the Molecule: The Search for Sentient Intelligence from Other Worlds. In 2012, his book The UFO Singularity explored themes that incorporated futurism and technology–and at times skeptically–into an analysis of UFO phenomenon. His weekly Gralien Report Podcast is available at www.gralienreport.com in addition to a news and current events podcast, Middle Theory, available at www.middletheory.com.

On Thursday, July 14, I am going to be a guest on The Science of Magic Radio Show hosted by Gwilda Wiyaka.   The show is broadcast internationally through ‘X’ Zone Broadcast Network, Digital Satellite Network and their affiliates, the Mutual Broadcast Network and IPBN Radio Network.

 It will be taped on July 14, 2016 at 11:00 PM EST and will be featured on The Science of Magic YouTube Channel : http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZHrFBoTPvJ4yE4P-sOQ  and on the website: www.thescienceofmagic.net 

The host, Gwilda Wiyaka, is considered by most occult scholars as the foremost expert on the contemporary application of ancient shamantic principles. Gwilda is also a preceptor for the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where she provides instruction to medical doctors on the modern interface between shamanism and allopathic medicine for the University’s School of Medicine’s Complementary and Alternative Medicine Course.

For both of these interviews, I will be discussing my new book and I think, my interestingly revolutionary views on magickal practice, which disavow such outmoded, old-fashioned concepts such as the astral light, astral traveling, the aetheric reality, etc.  I view magickal practice as something entirely rational; merely an advantageous utilization of the realities (unrealities?) of the probabilistic, Quantum Universe.

JLS

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

June 22, 2016



My Interview with Michael Woods on the Deprogrammed Radio network will be broadcast on three days this month.    The first broadcast will be on Sunday, 6/26/16 at 8 PM EST.  The second show will be on Monday, 6/27/16 at 4 AM EST.  And the third show will be on Wednesday, 6/29/16 at 12 Noon EST.

Deprogrammed Radio is broadcast on Things That Go Bump in the Woods.  This website can be found at the following link: http://www.deprogrammedradio.com/shows/mysteries-ancient-ufo-conspiracies/things-that-go-bump-in-the-woods   You can also listen on the Deprogrammed site or YouTube or you can download the free deprogrammed radio or tune in radio app.


I am going to be a guest on The Science of Magic Radio Show hosted by Gwilda Wiyaka.   The show is broadcast internationally through ‘X’ Zone Broadcast Network, Digital Satellite Network and their affiliates, the Mutual Broadcast Network and IPBN Radio Network.

 It will be taped on Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon MT, and will be featured on The Science of Magic YouTube Channel : http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZHrFBoTPvJ4yE4P-sOQ  and on the website: www.thescienceofmagic.net   I will post links to the channel & website when they become available.

The host, Gwilda Wiyaka, is considered by most occult scholars as the foremost expert on the contemporary application of ancient shamantic principles. Gwilda is also a preceptor for the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where she provides instruction to medical doctors on the modern interface between shamanism and allopathic medicine for the University’s School of Medicine’s Complementary and Alternative Medicine Course.

I will be discussing my new book and I think, my interestingly revolutionary views on magickal practice, which disavow such outmoded, old-fashioned concepts such as the astral light, astral traveling, the aetheric reality, etc.  I view magickal practice as something entirely rational; merely an advantageous utilization of the realities (unrealities?) of the probabilistic, Quantum Universe.

Near the end of summer, I am going to be a guest speaker at the Pagan Pride Convention in Detroit, Michigan, August 13, 2016, where I will also hold a book signing event.

For the Pagan Pride Convention, I will be examining H. P. Lovecraft's connection with the Wiccan religion. In Chapter 7 of my book, I explore this connection, but due to space constraints, I was unable to give it fuller treatment.  My speech will remedy this situation.

My presentation is entitled: "H. P. Lovecraft's Goddess Shub-Niggurath: Redefining the Horned God Archetype of the Wiccans." 

On Tuesday, August 16th, at 7:00 PM Central Time, I am going to be a guest on Beyond the Forest Radio Show, hosted by Sanjay R Singhal RA.   Beyond The Forest Radio tackles the strange world of the cryptids, the shadowy animals and creatures that science does not yet understand and their many manifestations.

You can catch the shows, both live and archived at the official Beyond the Forest Show Blog Talk Radio Page: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/beyondtheforest

 As usual, I will be discussing my new book H. P. Lovecraft & the Black Magickal Tradition and focusing, in particular, on the Great Old Ones, Lovecraft’s pantheon of extra-terrestrial entities that are, in effect, every bit as real and influential as the creatures and the cryptids showcased on Beyond the Forest Radio. 

I have also been invited to be a guest speaker for two consecutive days at the well-known Carnival of Para-Horror Convention in Buffalo, New York on August 27 & 28, 2016; I will be signing books at this event as well.

My two -part presentation at the Carnival of Para-Horror is entitled " H. P. Lovecraft's Cosmic Weird Tales & the American Cinema."

When we get closer to summer, I will post on this blog (and on Facebook & Twitter) more specific information- dates, times, locations, etc.- about the Pagan Pride Day & the Carnival of Para-Horror speaking engagements. 

And finally, in early autumn, I will be holding another book signing event at the Georgia Tech Barnes & Noble college bookstore in Atlanta, Georgia on September 24, 2016 from 12:00 PM- 6:00 PM.

The Georgia Tech campus boasts a large Lovecraft following, so I am looking forward to this autumnal event; I hope to meet a wide variety of fans of horror & science fiction and hopefully, some of my dark friends and colleagues in the south who know me on Facebook & Twitter will stop by to pick up a copy of my book & say hello.


JLS

Saturday, June 4, 2016

June 4, 2016

I am going to be a guest on The Science of Magic Radio Show hosted by Gwilda Wiyaka.   The show is broadcast internationally through ‘X’ Zone Broadcast Network, Digital Satellite Network and their affiliates, the Mutual Broadcast Network and IPBN Radio Network.

 It will be taped on June 29, 2016 at 1:00 PM EST and will be featured on The Science of Magic YouTube Channel : http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZHrFBoTPvJ4yE4P-sOQ  and on the website: www.thescienceofmagic.net   I will post links to the channel & website when they become available.

The host, Gwilda Wiyaka, is considered by most occult scholars as the foremost expert on the contemporary application of ancient shamantic principles. Gwilda is also a preceptor for the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where she provides instruction to medical doctors on the modern interface between shamanism and allopathic medicine for the University’s School of Medicine’s Complementary and Alternative Medicine Course.

I will be discussing my new book and I think, my interestingly revolutionary views on magickal practice, which disavow such outmoded, old-fashioned concepts such as the astral light, astral traveling, the aetheric reality, etc.  I view magickal practice as something entirely rational; merely an advantageous utilization of the realities (unrealities?) of the probabilistic, Quantum Universe.

Near the end of summer, I am going to be a guest speaker at the Pagan Pride Convention in Detroit, Michigan, August 13, 2016, where I will also hold a book signing event.

For the Pagan Pride Convention, I will be examining H. P. Lovecraft's connection with the Wiccan religion. In Chapter 7 of my book, I explore this connection, but due to space constraints, I was unable to give it fuller treatment.  My speech will remedy this situation.

My presentation is entitled: "H. P. Lovecraft's Goddess Shub-Niggurath: Redefining the Horned God Archetype of the Wiccans." 

On Tuesday, August 16th, at 7:00 PM Central Time, I am going to be a guest on Beyond the Forest Radio Show, hosted by Sanjay R Singhal RA.   Beyond The Forest Radio tackles the strange world of the cryptids, the shadowy animals and creatures that science does not yet understand and their many manifestations.

You can catch the shows, both live and archived at the official Beyond the Forest Show Blog Talk Radio Page: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/beyondtheforest

 As usual, I will be discussing my new book H. P. Lovecraft & the Black Magickal Tradition and focusing, in particular, on the Great Old Ones, Lovecraft’s pantheon of extra-terrestrial entities that are, in effect, every bit as real and influential as the creatures and the cryptids showcased on Beyond the Forest Radio. 

I have also been invited to be a guest speaker for two consecutive days at the well-known Carnival of Para-Horror Convention in Buffalo, New York on August 27 & 28, 2016; I will be signing books at this event as well.

My two -part presentation at the Carnival of Para-Horror is entitled " H. P. Lovecraft's Cosmic Weird Tales & the American Cinema."

When we get closer to summer, I will post on this blog (and on Facebook & Twitter) more specific information- dates, times, locations, etc.- about the Pagan Pride Day & the Carnival of Para-Horror speaking engagements. 

And finally, in early autumn, I will be holding another book signing event at the Georgia Tech Barnes & Noble college bookstore in Atlanta, Georgia on September 24, 2016 from 12:00 PM- 6:00 PM.

The Georgia Tech campus boasts a large Lovecraft following, so I am looking forward to this autumnal event; I hope to meet a wide variety of fans of horror & science fiction and hopefully, some of my dark friends and colleagues in the south who know me on Facebook & Twitter will stop by to pick up a copy of my book & say hello.


JLS