Freak Nation Articles
Here’s where we keep our articles... interviews... feature pieces... white papers. (We’d include black papers, green papers, and even rainbowy-colored papers, if there were such things.) This is where we keep featured content that attempts to be reasonably based in fact or testable reality. If you’re looking for people’s opinions (or sometimes even rants) on things, those are over in the essays area, and writings that are specifically about current events and news go in our op/ed directory.
- posted 06/15/2006Chthonic BDSM
Some people have considered BDSM Dionysian, a path that leads to and through a form of divine intoxication. But Edward Dain points out that it’s even more interesting to view BDSM as chthonic — a Descent into the Underworld. Through such a descent, through such a voyage into the dark places of our psyches, we can encounter the Shadow... and this is a darkness that BDSM must confront and embrace, if it’s to retain its power and vitality.
- posted 04/12/2006The Ghost in the Machine
If every every crossroads is a gateway for Legba, then maybe the imagery of Count Zero is actually valid: in every node on the Internet, we’ve created a new crossroads. If the entire Net is Legba’s domain, then what impact will that have on human consciousness in the 21st Century? Steve Mizrach has some ideas on the topic...
- posted 03/09/2006Grant Morrison: Weirdness Is Still Addictive
Grant Morrison’s individualistic brand of high weirdness has been infecting his readers’ brains since he first took over Animal Man and turned Doom Patrol into a mind-warping journey beyond Euclideanism. Continuing through The Invisibles and beyond, Morrison’s consistently challenged people’s preconceived notions of reality. Aldyth Beltane gives us a guide to how to read and understand his work.
- posted 02/28/2006Poll Analysis: Your Religion(s)
A brief analysis of the results of Freak Nation’s “What religion(s) are you?” poll, examining the surprising and not-so-surprising aspects of the poll numbers. By Kai MacTane.
- posted 01/16/2004Who Are You?
All over the freak community, people are changing their names. Occultists have their various magickal and Craft names; hackers have their aliases and online handles; and goths have their mysterious and spooky noms de gloom. Is there some central reason for all of this?