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Thaumaturgy is that Art Mathematical, which gives certain order to make strange works, of the sense to be perceived, and of men greatly to be wondered at.
// John Dee

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Eldritech combines astral, ætheric, and arcane arts and sciences with recently possible technology to innovate experiments in theoretical and applied sorcery.

def VISION {

  • The mysteries within: an endless frontier.
}

def MISSION {

  • To explore new technologies and their potential applications for sorcery and ritual.
  • To seek the "mysterious dark angelic fire," and instrumentalize it.
  • To transmogrify the state of the art of magic.
}

Eldritech is inspired by fictional technologies that combine physical and metaphysical ontologies, e.g.: the Krell technology in Forbidden Planet; the Mi-go technology and Tillinghast's resonator in the stories of H.P. Lovecraft; the PKE meter and proton packs in Ghostbusters; Lemarchand's box in Hellraiser; &c. The creation of such fantastic works is made possible by conceptual blending. Eldritech utilizes conceptual blending to "imagineer" works of authentic thaumaturgy.

_  Electric Wizard  _________________/
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Like any autopoietic machine, I can die for want of sustenance or drift towards destinies which make me a stranger to myself.

Eldritech is the artistic enterprise of Joshua Madara a.k.a. tchnmncr. I am an occult technologist and computational media occultist, which just means I do much the same sort of thing as "new media" artists but primarily for reasons of occultism (usually sorcery) rather than æsthetics or other raisons d'art (and my art involves old media as well as new). Although my works involve non-traditional media, I consider them part of the Great Work of all magical Arts and Crafts, through the realization of techne (τέχνη) and the reification of spirit ("virtus eius integra est si versa fuerit in terram").

As I am always experimenting, most of my works are prototypes, and many do not advance any further before I move on to my next design, but I am available for commissions, exhibitions, installations, collaborations, consultations, &c. Feel free to email me with inquiries or requests.

As of August 2018 I have a new blog, but older stuff can still be found on my previous blog, hyperritual.com.

_  Selected Works  __________________/
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  • Divination with Computers (presentation, Mortlake & Company, 2017)
  • Vehicles of Ætherial Fire (exhibition, Mortlake & Company, 2017)
  • Theriomorphosistor (exhibited work, Ghost Gallery, 2017)
  • Interactive Media for Occult Book Makers (presentation, Esoteric Book Conference, 2013)
  • Measuring Magic (course, Arcanorium College, 2012)
  • Mind-Controlled Robots (demonstration, Seattle Mini Maker Faire, 2012)
  • Automagica Theoretica (course, Arcanorium College, 2011)
  • Electronomicon/Psiborg (exhibit, Esoteric Book Conference, 2011)
  • Build a 3D Sigil Generator (course, Arcanorium College, 2011)
  • Beginning Interactive Multimedia Ritual Design (course, Arcanorium College, 2010)
  • Miracles of Autonomy: Cybernetic Perspectives on Paratheatrical Ritual (presentation, American Society for Cybernetics conference, 2009)
  • Re/Considering the Cybernetic Model of Magic (presentation, Ekstasis seminar, 2007)

Forthcoming:

  • Technomancy 101: Advanced Cybermagic for Beginners
  • Liber Beep Boop: Robomancy in Theory and Practice

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_  Inspirational Music  _____________/
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  • Bebe and Louis Barron, Forbidden Planet (1956)
  • Black Widow, Return to the Sabbat (1969)
  • Black Sabbath, Paranoid (1970)
  • Hawkwind, Space Ritual (1973)
  • Electric Wizard, Come My Fanatics… (1997)
  • Blood Ceremony, Blood Ceremony (2008)
  • Sunn O))), Monoliths & Dimensions (2009)
  • The Sword, Warp Riders (2010)
  • Astra, The Black Chord (2012)
  • Jeremy Schmidt, Beyond the Black Rainbow (2014)
  • Gloryhammer, Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards (2015)

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