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ISSUE 1 ("Fire") features articles on the rediscovered archive of Massard Kurzhene, a cultural chameleon vaudeville violinist, bandleader, and composer... Nina Picton, a Creole soprano and oneiric author from the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn... and the late tone-color metaphysics of pioneering yet neglected anthropologist, Charles Staniland

ISSUE 1 ("Fire") features articles on the rediscovered archive of Massard Kurzhene, a cultural chameleon vaudeville violinist, bandleader, and composer... Nina Picton, a Creole soprano and oneiric author from the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn... and the late tone-color metaphysics of pioneering yet neglected anthropologist, Charles Staniland Wake. There is also a book review of John Buescher's "Radio Psychics."

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AMP Journal - Issue 2
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ISSUE 2 ("Singing Light") celebrates the birth month of NYC luminary songwriter/producer/composer and Vajrayana practitioner Arthur Russell (1951-1992). Matt Marble offers “Listening in the Light,” exploring Vajrayana perspectives on Arthur's song “In the Light of the Miracle,” featuring unreleased pages from the artist's archival notebooks. Tamra

ISSUE 2 ("Singing Light") celebrates the birth month of NYC luminary songwriter/producer/composer and Vajrayana practitioner Arthur Russell (1951-1992). Matt Marble offers “Listening in the Light,” exploring Vajrayana perspectives on Arthur's song “In the Light of the Miracle,” featuring unreleased pages from the artist's archival notebooks. Tamra Lucid and Ronnie Pontiac share an exclusive chapter previewing the forthcoming book “The Magic of the Orphic Hymns,” including two of their Orphic translations. And vocalist/composer Jessika Kenney shares her reflections on performing Alvin Lucier last great work “Just So” based on H.D.'s poem “Eurydice” exploring the Orphic myth from Eurydice's perspective.

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AMP Journal - Issue 3
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ISSUE 3 ("Spirit Murmur") celebrates the life of Greek American opera singer, psychic artist, and Boston counterman, Hermon di Giovanno. Di Giovanno was notably the “spiritual teacher” of composer Alan Hovhaness and a close friend of painter Hyman Bloom ("the Boston mystics"). This issue features an unreleased audio interview with Hermon (including

ISSUE 3 ("Spirit Murmur") celebrates the life of Greek American opera singer, psychic artist, and Boston counterman, Hermon di Giovanno. Di Giovanno was notably the “spiritual teacher” of composer Alan Hovhaness and a close friend of painter Hyman Bloom ("the Boston mystics"). This issue features an unreleased audio interview with Hermon (including a transcript) and my essay, "Surrounded by Infinite Space: Hermon di Giovanno and the Boston Mystics," the most researched overview of Hermon's life now available. Also included are Ian Nagoski's and Harout Arakelian's lucid liner notes for two recent and related albums by Canary Records.

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AMP Journal - Issue 4
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ISSUE 4 ("Summer Dream") focuses on two mystic mavericks of very different kinds: Peter Lamborn Wilson and Tui St. George Tucker. We explore Wilson's dreambook philosophy through a talk w/William Keisel (Ouroboros Press) and a sonic reading of Wilson's writings. Then we explore the ceremonial music of composer Tui St. George Tucker. This includes

ISSUE 4 ("Summer Dream") focuses on two mystic mavericks of very different kinds: Peter Lamborn Wilson and Tui St. George Tucker. We explore Wilson's dreambook philosophy through a talk w/William Keisel (Ouroboros Press) and a sonic reading of Wilson's writings. Then we explore the ceremonial music of composer Tui St. George Tucker. This includes reflections by composer Roger Tréfousse, Tucker's former music student/accompanist (and camper), as well as archival documents from the Tui St. George Tucker Estate. Cover art by William Kiesel.

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Issue 5 (“Magic Harmonies”) is a hefty and cosmic issue. We get to know a forgotten 19th century utopian visionary, Edward Postlethwayt Page, whom Thomas Jefferson called “insane.” In coversation with artist and folk historian Clayton Patterson, we explore the 20th century astral music and tattoos of unsung Lower East Side artist, printmaker, and

Issue 5 (“Magic Harmonies”) is a hefty and cosmic issue. We get to know a forgotten 19th century utopian visionary, Edward Postlethwayt Page, whom Thomas Jefferson called “insane.” In coversation with artist and folk historian Clayton Patterson, we explore the 20th century astral music and tattoos of unsung Lower East Side artist, printmaker, and magus Richard Tyler. This is followed by an unpublished essay from the late composer, Keith Patchel, who applied Tyler’s zodiacal music charts to his own music. And composer/astrologer Amber Wolfe Rounds provides us with an astrological bulletin exploring the current rhythms of Venus. Clayton also graciously offered his audio interview with musician Lee Gongwer, discussing Tyler's music.

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AMP Journal - Issue 6
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ISSUE 6 (“Guitar Visions”) offers a hefty guitar-themed issue. I've put together a memorial essay on Wilburn Burchette, mail-order metaphysician and visionary guitarist, and his collaborator/brother, Kenneth, both of whom were found deceased in their home this past July. I've also included a transcription of my 2021 interview with North Carolina

ISSUE 6 (“Guitar Visions”) offers a hefty guitar-themed issue. I've put together a memorial essay on Wilburn Burchette, mail-order metaphysician and visionary guitarist, and his collaborator/brother, Kenneth, both of whom were found deceased in their home this past July. I've also included a transcription of my 2021 interview with North Carolina luthier and folk philosopher Freeman Vines, here with significant visual supplements. This is followed by my recent interview with Tennessee guitarist Joseph Allred, who reflects on theology, guitar playing, trauma navigation, and southern culture. And we are fortunate to have an exclusive exposé of the personal Hexadic notebooks of guitarist Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance). The issue closes with my reflection on early 20th century American guitar figures inspired by the Theosophical Society.

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AMP Journal - Issue 7
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ISSUE 7 (“Clairaudience”) reflects on ancestry, death and spirit communication, and the history of spiritualism. This issue inquires into “clairaudience,” that subtle mode of liminal listening which is at the center of all spiritualist and broader metaphysical philosophies of audition, as well as our more general human experience. We begin with the

ISSUE 7 (“Clairaudience”) reflects on ancestry, death and spirit communication, and the history of spiritualism. This issue inquires into “clairaudience,” that subtle mode of liminal listening which is at the center of all spiritualist and broader metaphysical philosophies of audition, as well as our more general human experience. We begin with the editor's essay introducing DIY country music producer, celebrity psychic, and fan club pioneer, Chaw Mank, whose estate archive is part of the AMP collection. Next, an introduction to the spiritualist power couple of the Longleys and the first spiritualist record ever made--including the original sheet music. And I'm thrilled to include the visual art and poetry of both David Moreno and his mother Dolores Chiappone (HBD Dolores!). The issue closes with an editorial compilation of clairaudient reflections from American metaphysical literature in the public domain.

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AMP Journal - Issue 8
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ISSUE 8 (“Hyperspace”) explores cosmic and metaphysical landscapes through various artists’ perspectives. “Hyperspace” generally refers us to diverse concepts and experiences of metaphysical spaces, or imaginal spaces unbound by physical or phenomenal limitations. And in this issue we’ll be entering dreams, dragon lairs, solar attunements, and

ISSUE 8 (“Hyperspace”) explores cosmic and metaphysical landscapes through various artists’ perspectives. “Hyperspace” generally refers us to diverse concepts and experiences of metaphysical spaces, or imaginal spaces unbound by physical or phenomenal limitations. And in this issue we’ll be entering dreams, dragon lairs, solar attunements, and Venusian atmospheres, all engaging musical spaces beyond the merely acoustic. Symbols mark the path of these imaginal territories, as sonic maps of a greater Mystery. We begin with poet Lucía Hinojosa Gaxiola, who shares some materials from a new film-in-progress, Dream Sequence, which honors her friend and collaborator Louise Landes Levi. In “Temples in Psychic Space” I talk with musician and visual artist Arrington de Dionyso about how trance experience informs his music and painting. This is followed by “Mapping the Sun,” a talk with composer Kara-Lis Coverdale, who offers reflections on her recent motet, Sol, as well as insights into her creative process and spiritual perspective. We close the issue with “Sun Ra’s Symbol Cymbals,” my essay on Solomonic myth and magic in the life of cosmic jazz magus, Sun Ra.

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AMP Journal - Issue 9
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ISSUE 9: “January Song”

January hugs the transition of the end and beginning of the year, once represented in ancient Rome by Janus, the double-faced god of transition. This issue explores devotional song from three different perspectives, all pertaining to this Januarian passage in the cycles of life and creativity. To start, I’ve offered some

ISSUE 9: “January Song”

January hugs the transition of the end and beginning of the year, once represented in ancient Rome by Janus, the double-faced god of transition. This issue explores devotional song from three different perspectives, all pertaining to this Januarian passage in the cycles of life and creativity. To start, I’ve offered some reflections on a painting of mine (The Song of the Fourth Ear), with some insights drawn from the sonic theology of Kaishmir Shaivism. This is followed by an essay on mystical balladeer Antoinette Sterling (1841-1904) and her sacred quest via unaccompanied song. The issue closes with a Commonplace of quotations revolving around the term “song” from the writings of 16th century German mystic Jacob Boehme.

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