In The Frame: Paramilitaries – Gareth McConnell

Posted 4 weeks ago in Arts & Culture Features

“Paramilitaries are a kind of Northern Irish indigenous shaman, with magico-religious belief systems and powerful automatic weaponry. Paramilitaries practice as intermediaries between the human and the spirit worlds.

They radically expand consciousness by issuing punishment shootings and beatings for anti-social behaviour, including for children and teenagers, and by administering powerful drugs to their communities, including the Class A ‘flower power’ drugs LSD, DMT, psilocybin, and MDMA.

In a profound paradox of spiritual learning, devotees may simultaneously buy drugs, and be shot for taking them. Thus do the paramilitaries serve their communities; by dispensing drugs and spells, communicating with spirits, shooting adults and children, and escorting the dead to the afterlife.” – Neal Brown

Paramilitaries zine, signed edition of 150, €23.95

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Gareth McConnell


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