“Join My Cult!” Released By New Falcon Press: 10-23-04
In an age of Corporate-defined culture when even rebellion is pre-packaged, what happens when a group of young suburban adults who
refuse to join any established genre band together?
In "Join My Cult!" (http://www.joinmycult.org), underground artist James Curcio invites the reader to join this unique band of explorers as they experiment with shamanism, magick, vision question, hallucinogenic drugs, and what legendary novelist Robert Anton Wilson describes as "guerilla ontology."
The co-conspirators, collaborators, and black-market investors of this text, adhere to the belief that this project does not, in any way shape or form, represent a work of fiction. In fact many of the authors also star as characters within the book... and will be developing ongoing blogs in the upcoming 2nd version of the JMC! website.
The approach is already working. Guerilla ontologists have already planted the http://www.joinmycult.org meme in many places from JIVE.com to disinfo.org and fark.com.
Curcio is known in some circles as a musician (Babalon). Others know his work as a visual artist, (http://www.jamescurcio.net). His novel "Join My Cult" is now available from Arizona-based publisher New Falcon Press. Curcio's name now stands alongside such New Falcon authors as Timothy Leary, Robert Anton Wilson, Dr. Christopher Hyatt, and Aliester Crowley.
Curcio's release of "Join My Cult" coincides with the kick-off of a related multi-media project and New Falcon's new e-zine, Digital Falcon. (http://www.digital-falcon.com).
You can pick it up through New Falcon, Amazon, or ordered through any major bookstore. However copies are limited.
Here's why so many are rushing to "Join My Cult!":
"Join My Cult! reads like a stroboscopic MTV docu-drama of Ulysses and Illuminatus!"
--- Peter Carroll, author of PsyberMagick, Liber Null & Psychonaut and Liber Kaos: The Psychonomicon
"The slick site for James Curcio's occulture novel Join My Cult (Tempe AZ: New Falcon Press, 2004) offers a multimedia exploration of characters, essays, journal entries and soundscapes. With a nod to Robert Anton Wilson and the chaos magick school, Curcio offers his insights on Tantra, Babalon and the Parzival mythos"
--- Website review by Disinfo.org
"Did I read Join My Cult? Or was it just a strange and wonderful dream? James Curcio has created a lunatic narrative that haunts and teases with the promise of revelations to come. Open this book only if you are prepared for a reality-wrenching journey into the secrets of the Invisible Masters."
--- Philip H. Farber, author of FutureRitual: Magick for the 21st Century
"James Curcio has one hand on Pandora's box and the key to open it in the other. Join My Cult is an invitation to chaos, treading the thinly veiled landscape between madness and genius. Once you make the trip, there is no turning back."
--- Devon White, certified hypnotist and founder of Synergy Media Network
& LIAR magazine
When James Curcio (a.k.a. Agent139) isn't secretly mind-controlling impressionable youth, he poses as the creative director of a number of
media companies and projects. He is currently working on pre-production for Fas Ferox, a multimedia graphic novel project with a team of artists including creative consultant multi-award winning novelist Neil Gaiman. He resides in Upstate New York when he isn't traveling.