Occulture 2000

The very first Occulture festival gave resonance to the idea that esotericism is something to celebrate. The event stood as a memorial to the life and work of Derek Leo Taylor, the trance medium of the late Alex Sanders – the man dubbed ‘The King of the Witches’....

Gabriel Duffy

A gregarious and talkative Irishman behind whose often humorous nature was perhaps one of the most gifted people to arrive at the festival gates. His intellect may well have been thirty years ahead of the average man. From his writings, sadly unpublished in the main,...

Annie Machon

Annie Machon is a former agent of MI5’s counter terrorist branch. She witnessed first-hand the intelligence services obsession with spying on Councillors, MP’s, law abiding citizens protesting against War, CND marchers, trade unionists, journalists, musicians whose...

Jon Ronson

The Psychopath Test Once again in the company of writer and documentary film maker Jon Ronson, as he let us into his wonderful world of weird happenings and strange characters. 2012 heard the story behind his latest book The Psychopath Test – a journey into the...

Toyne Newton & Jon Tapsell

London’s Mystical Legacy London’s Mystical Legacy looks beneath the veneer of many London traditions – Gog and Magog, the siting of Parliament, the symbols of the Exchequer, the City Livery companies, the Knights of the Garter and the mysterious Committee of 300, and...

Ian R. Crane

The Occult Significance of the Olympics Ian R Crane formally opened the 2012 festival. As the presenter of Edge Media TV Ian is  a respected commentator on peak oil, corporate greed and the New World Order agenda. A former executive in the oil industry, Ian has  gone...

Pthh

The female classical quadruplet consisting of four young ladies in their late teens/early  twenties and caused quite a stir. The music was seriously composed but them interjected with deliberate disharmony, irony, comedy and the downright zany, much to the...

Bella

Bella the musican. While the bigger names, popular authors and filmmakers always seemed to be recognised at Occulture there were also many great musicians working away at various points who perhaps didn’t also get the recognition they deserved. Bella will be...

Mayor of Brighton

The Mayor of Brighton took the stage and formally opened the their festival welcoming the Mrs Takla of the Tibetan Government who also spoke. One of the aims of Occulture was to involve different members of the community to highlight the positive aspects of spiritual...

Ladies From Hades

What a great comedy trio who camped it up, hammed it up and had the house in stitches. Muesli readings were offered in this New Age send-up.