The pilot for Fargo was pretty great. It’s definitely one of the better ones I’ve seen. If the rest of the season is anything like that episode, then I’m so fucking in.
I think he got the point.
Art by Lew Keller
A little known aspect of Spare, an aspect that links up with his friendship
with Thomas Burke,(20) reveals the fact that a curious Chinese occult society-
known as the Cult of the Ku- flourished in London in the nineteen-twenties.
Its headquarters may have been in Peking, Spare did not say, perhaps he did
not know; but its London offshoot was not in Limehouse as one might have
expected, but in Stockwell, not far from a studio-flat that Spare shared with
a friend. A secret session of the cult of the Ku was witnessed by Spare, who
seems to have been the only European ever to have gained admittance. He does,
in fact, seem to have been the only European apart from Burke who had so much
as heard of the Cult. Spare’s experience is of exceptional interest by reason
of its close approximation to a form of dream-control into which he was
initiated many years earlier by Witch Paterson.
The word Ku has several meanings in Chinese, but in this particular case it
denotes a peculiar form of sorcery involving elements which Spare had already
incorporated in his conception of the New Sexuality. The Adepts of Ku
worshipped a serpent goddess in the form of a woman dedicated to the Cult.
During an elaborate ritual she would become possessed, with the result that
she threw off, or emanated, multiple forms of the goddess as sentient shadows
endowed with all the charms possessed by her human representative. These
shadow-women, impelled by some subtle law of attraction, gravitated to one or
other of the devotees who sat in a drowsy condition around the entranced
priestess. Sexual congress with these shadows then occurred and it was the
beginning of a sinister form of dream-conrtol involving journeys and
encounters in infernal regions.
born Sept. 30
Peggy Berry, Playboy Bunny 1972
St . Sebastian tended by Holy Irene by Niccolo Renieri