Sunday, October 22, 2017

Interview with the Jinn - The Red King's daughter.

This 'Interview with a Jinn Princess was translated into English for the Jinn group and was rewritten by Robert Lebling who wrote the book 'Legends of the fire spirits'.

In 2002, an article appeared on an Arabic Internet web site that purported to be an interview with a female jinn who had possessed a human being. The article was written by a 'Mr. Abdalrazzak'.  The interview is set in Damascus, Syria, and includes discussion of jinn kingdoms and the phenomenon of jinn possession.

The article consists of various conversations between the author and his paternal grandmother, Husna Khanum, which took place, as he put it, 'when I was quite young'. The dialogues were not literally with his grandmother, he says, but rather with the jinn that had possessed her.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Lecture: City of Djinns. Delhi, possession and exorcism.





In October 2016 I returned Delhi to find out why Scottish travel writer William Dalrymple called it the ‘City of Djinn’. According to the Koran, we share the earth with another race of beings, ‘the Djinn’. Formed of smokeless fire and imbued with magical powers including shapeshifting and influencing humans and in the worst cases of negative Djinn, possession.
I explored the ruins of Feroz Shah Kotla, the busy shrine of Dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya and the tiny hidden shrine of Khwaja Moluddin Chichi hidden deep within Delhi's central ridge forest and prison to jinn and evil spirits driven from the possessed.

This lecture was first given at Treadwell's book shop London.

You can see the photo essay here: http://www.darraghmasonfield.com/index/G0000VFRBfQCfShI


For further reading please see:
City of Djinns' a year in Delhi by William Dalrymple.
Legends of the fire spirits by Robert Lebling.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Aghori - Lecture

I first gave this lecture at Treadwells Occult bookshop in London. It documents my experiences with the Aghori, a Shaivite sect who practice cannibalism and commit profane acts living in and around the spiritual capital of India - the ancient northern Indian city of Varanasi.

Warning - this video contains images and videos of human cremation and rituals using human remains some people may find disturbing.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Graham Hancock interview

I had the pleasure of interviewing with author Graham Hancock on the subject of his new book 'Magicians of the Gods' for New Zealand's 'Your Weekend' magazine. His work is essential reading for curious and has personally influenced how I see the world and human history. I was honoured that Graham used some of my images a few years ago for a presentation on Globekli Tepe and delighted he kindly agreed to do this interview with me. I decided to compliment the interview with astro-timelapse work or the Perseids meteors and my photos where appropriate, so look out for them burning up in the atmosphere and keep an eye out for Andromeda.

Get your headphones on, put your feet up and prepare to have the top of your head blown off.

For more information on Magicians of the Gods, please visit https://grahamhancock.com/magicians/


Thursday, February 16, 2017

2017 Lectures dates

Date for my lectures and talks so far this year. I'll update as and when.