Look around! The companies Grant and I consult with are already mutatingthemselves into non-linear viral formats as we leave the industrial era behind like the arse-ring of a rocket and engage warp factor 90 for theimaginal age of the coming decade.Why do you think Buffy, Xena, Harry and Sabrina are so popular ?Why do you think Borders bookshop now sells 'Voodoo Spell Kits' for love andrevenge ?Our parents were the inheritors of existential culture which grew up in theruins of World War 2. Now, just imagine that apocalyptic war for a moment,really think about what it meant to have real evil empires hungering for your very freedom. Think about bombs falling on your town and the possibility of losing it all. Having to die or capitulate as jackbootedsoldiers marched through your house. Think for a moment how it must havefelt to survive the mud and the blood and the slime of death camps. Ruinedcities and human remains.They found it hard to believe in anything after that, you can be sure. Thehuge religious faith structures bequeathed by their parents had failed toaccount for the savagery of human behaviour during the war-century. Good andevil meant nothing any more. "What god would allow this ???" they cried. And,missing the point, rejected spirit altogether.These people grew up a little fucked in the head. But forgive them if youcan: they went through humanity's dark night of the soul so we wouldn't haveto.That doesn't mean we can trust any of their bleak philosophies.And no amount of covering it up can hold back the tide of the repressed;after half a century of denial, people are admitting the truth again - theworld of 'spirit', of action at distance and prediction and contact with'alien' intelligences is as real as the world of telephone calls and quantum physics, e-mails, downsizing and bullets.It shouldn't come as any surprise; people have been writing down reports anddetailed instructions for thousands of years. Did you honestly believe allthose brilliant Buddhist sages, Christian mystics, Muslim sufis, witches,alchemists and 'occultists' were just blowing it out through their asses ?Get with it. Magic is real. It works like gas. Everyone can use it.And everyone wants to.