Nemu @ Secret Garden Party & Green Gathering

This Sunday 27th, at 2pm, I’ll be speaking at Secret Garden Party:

Music, myth and medicine in the Amazon – ayahuasca and the poetry of experience

Then the following weekend I’ll be doing a workshop / sing-song about harmonic disobedience and actorvism at the Green Gathering with

Shell Out Sounds & the Reclaim Shakespeare Company

Blurb about the Secret Garden Party talk:
Music is a central component of all traditional ayahuasca ceremonies, and the Daime ayahuasca ritual consists almost entirely of singing. Where does the poetry and melody come from, and is there anything in it that stands apart from other forms of sacred music?

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Psychedelic Press UK

psypress coverThe very excellent Psyspress UK anthology is on sale, with one of my articles in it. This excellent publication brings together various mind-bending writers, among them:

- Andy Roberts (historian and Fortean Times writer) on the history of the Welsh Psilocybin festival.

- Casey William Hardison (one-time underground chemist) on his bust, incarceration.

- Dr Ben Sessa (psychiatrist and co-founder of Breaking Convention) on medical cannabis.

- Simon G. Powell (author and film-maker) on psilocybin and natural intelligence.

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Ayahuasca Visions

I’m speaking about ayahuasca and poetry at this on Thursday 3rd July.

AYA yes


Hacked Hamlet at the British Gas AGM

In the year that 10,000 died from fuel poverty in the UK, Hamlet delivers a soliloquy.

Did you hear them clapping?

What a crowd!

More (and better-appreciated) reclaimed Shakespeare here.

Howling Poetic at the State of Magick conference

Angel of the library

Genie of the pen

Write the demon on the page

And cross him out again

At the State of Magick conference in Leicester next weekend, I’ll be giving a talk about magick and writing called Howling Poetic. I’ll also be performing a poem or two. Conference details herefacebook here, my abstract follows beneath the wing-skull fetish.


In its dreams, visions and urges, the unconscious communicates in the language of poetry. We call out to our gods and familiars, and the world around us answers with rhyme. Synchronicity falls in perfect metre if we stress the right syllables, and even our failures have their own peculiar rhyme scheme.

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BP Vikings on the News!

Your good reverend went undercover to join a horde of Vikings from the Reclaim Shakespeare Company to do a pop-up saga at the British Museum, where the BP sponsored Viking exhibition is taking place.

This is our very own Viking seeress interviewed on Channel 4 news!:


And this is the video of the saga:


BP Vikings!

Brothers & Sisters in Christ and Chaos

Marauding in the British Museum

Your good pastor took his noisy baritone to the British Museum, to help sing the bassline for  theatrical anti-oil marauders the Reclaim Shakespeare Company. But there was no tight-wearing, lyre-bearing this time – the county’s beloved museum was invaded by Vikings, performing a saga of Ice and Fire while fossil-fueled fire harasses the ice at our globe’s poles.

They are gonna be on telly tonight! Channel 4 News

Here’s a message from Reclaim Shakespeare Company:

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Ockham’s Sandwich

Those crazy cats at Reality Sandwich have published a chapter of my book!

Sell the sizzle, Reverend, not the sausage!
What's it all about?

‘It is futile to do with more things that which can be done with fewer’. Innit.

Interview with a Reverend


Hi Reverend Nemu, thank you for agreeing to answer some of our questions. Science Revealed, part 1 of the Nemu’s End series, has just been published. The whole project is concerned with the apocalypse, but not necessarily the ‘end of the world’ variety filled with fire and brimstone. Could you tell us about what you mean by the apocalypse, and how it is relevant for people today?

Reverend Nemu at OccupyWell, thank you for agreeing to publish the result of a ten year compulsive disorder!

The word apocalypse means unveiling (apo- ‘un-’ + kaluptein ‘to cover’). Other cognates are ‘discovery’ (dis-cover), ‘disclosure’ (dis-close) and ‘revelation’ (re-expressing reversal + velum ‘veil’ in Latin). I’m interested in the lifting of veils, and also the nature of veils themselves – what constructs and maintains the boundaries around us and between us. I’m also fascinated by the antics of apocalyptic thinkers, whether they are of the doomy, the loony, or the shroomy variety.

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