Psychogeometries

In the footsteps of Iain Sinclair and Alan Moore, this is an updated system of geometric relationships across London. (Books Lud Heat and From Hell, respectively)

Sinclair based his pentangle on the relationships of Nicholas Hawksmoor’s churches (early 18th century), and Cleopatra’s Needle (installed in 1878).

Updated for the 21st Century, a similar pentangle can be formed with the modern composition of Ouroboros and Dividers: the London Eye.

Similar to pre-scientific shamanism, by gathering physical or symbolic elements from these places together and using them ceremonially, the system, and thus the city, can be (symbolically) transformed.

Diagram of the geometries.

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  1. […] The Geometries of Urban Shamanism This is an incredible document. The original BBC documentary, rejected and never broadcast upon completion in 1979, documenting Iain Sinclair and the East London of Lud Heat. This work is directly influential upon my current undertaking… more – but not all – on that here. […]

  2. […] Posted in Uncategorized This is an incredible document. The original BBC documentary, rejected and never broadcast upon completion in 1979, documenting Iain Sinclair and the East London of his Lud Heat. This work is directly influential upon my current undertaking… more – but not all – on that here. […]


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