I’ve been contacted and asked to promote two events, one in US and other in UK. Below is the information for both of them as it was passed to me. If you don’t want to receive such posts in future, say so in the comments to this post and I won’t post such news again.
As part of Northampton Museum and Art Gallery’s new exhibition on superstition, “Unlucky for some”, there will be a weekend of talks on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th April. Native psycho-geographer, occultist and legendary graphic novel writer Alan Moore will discuss “Magical Northampton” on Saturday 14th from 2:00-4:00pm. University of Northampton parapsychologist David Luke will discuss “The psychology of superstition” on Friday 13th evening 7:00-8:30pm, and again on Saturday 14th from 1:00-2:00pm. Charge: Friday – £3 (inc. refreshments), Saturday – £2. Booking essential please contact Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, Guildhall Road, on 01604 838110, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. The exhibition runs from 7th April – 20th May.
“Magical Northampton” – Alan Moore (Saturday 14th April, 2-4pm)
Native psychogeographer, occultist and legendary graphic novel writer Alan Moore was “born in Northampton in 1953 and never left”. Alan will discuss local superstitions, myths and fables recreating the magical landscape of the town and its shire.
“You Never Know Your Luck: The psychology of superstition” – David Luke
(Friday 13th April, 7-8:30pm, and Saturday 14th April, 1-2pm)
Superstitions are common everywhere yet little understood. David will investigate some of the intellectual cul-de-sacs that have been made to explain this universal cultural phenomenon and examine some recent findings from research in parapsychology. David is a postgraduate researcher in parapsychology at the University of Northampton, which currently houses one of the largest groups of academic parapsychologists anywhere in the world.
At Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa May 25-27. It is called Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity. The event features filmmaker David Lynch, quantum physicist John Hagelin, and singer/songwriter Donovan.
The website for the event is www.lynchweekend.org.