Reading: Spooky Action at a Distance, 29 Oct 2022, Mimosa House

29 October, 19:00, Mimosa House, 47 Theobalds Rd, London WC1X 8SP

Book now, £8.88 general / £4.44 for members with the code HONOUREDGUEST

I’m thrilled to be part of the rolling adventure that is Ignota Books, and to follow the legendary HEXIT event of 2019 that launched Spells: 21st Century Occult Poetry with this spooky season gathering.

Ignota is four years old! As the veil draws thin, join us to welcome the darker half of the year and to celebrate our birthday on 29 October at Mimosa House with an evening exploring quantum spookiness, haunted synchronicities, slimy entanglements and altered states of consciousness. 

In the so-called ‘normal’, observable world, everything might appear to be either a wave or a particle. But if we alter our means of perception, everything is always both. As the air age unfolds, Ignota draws inspiration from quantum theories about the inevitability of relation to look towards a more hopeful, more magical paradigm for collectivity, interrelationship and healing, even and especially in moments of complexity and chaos. 

Taking a journey through Hannah Catherine Jones’ Owed to Chiron, this event interweaves readings, practices, dreams and questions, featuring: Dreaming with the Hag – a dream invocation and incubation with IONE; an Altered States mini-launch with poets So Mayer and James Goodwin and Ignota’s Sarah Shin; a yarn entanglement ritual with healer Leila Sadeghee; a hypnotic journey through illuminating visions led by the mind’s eye with Ignota’s Susanna Davies-Crook; and a slimy performance lecture by artist and quantum physicist Libby Heaney layering video using ‘spooky action at a distance’ data from IBMs quantum computer and slippery stream-of-consciousness travelling through quantum phenomena including sticky entanglements, many-sided superposition and slime and nature.