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UNDERGROWTH ISSUE SIX

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ALL COLOUR IS WOUNDED LIGHT

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THE WHOLE THEORY OF THE UNIVERSE IS DIRECTED AT ONE SINGLE INDIVIDUAL. YOU.

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“THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO LOOK AT LIFE. ONE IS THOUGH NOTHING IS A MIRACLE;

WALT WHITMAN THE OTHER IS AS THOUGH EVERYTHING IS.” ALL

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COLOUR

IS WOUNDED . ALBERT ELIGHT INSTEIN

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“THE

WHOLE THEORY OF THE UNIVERSE

IS DIRECTED AT ONE SINGLE INDIVIDUAL. YOU.”

-WALT

WHITMAN

BEWARE A PREMATURE DEFINITION OF REALITY

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DANCE WHEN YOU’RE BROKEN OPEN

DANCE WHEN YOU’VE TORN THE BANDAGE OFF DANCE IN THE MIDDLE OF FIGHTING. DANCE IN YOUR BLOOD DANCE WHEN YOUR PERFECTLY FREE.

THERE ARE OTHER THINGS TO HEAR AND SEE:

DANCE, MUSIC

AND A BRILLIANT CITY INSIDE THE SOUL.

-RUMI

O KEEP SQUEEZING DROPS OF SUN FROM YOURS PRAYERS AND WORK AND MUSIC AND FROM YOUR COMPANION’S BEAUTIFUL LAUGHTER AND FROM THE MOST INSIGNIFICANT MOMENTS OF YOUR OWN HEAVENLY BODY, NOW SWEET ONE BE WSE CAST ALL YOUR VOTES FOR DANCING!

- HAFIZ

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EVERY CHILD HAS KNOWN GOD NOT THE GOD OF NAMES NOT THE GOD OF DONT’S

YOU’RE GOING TO DANCE YOU’RE GOING TO DANCE

NOT THE GOD WHO EVER DOES ANYTHING WIERD

YOU’RE GOING TO DANCE

BUT THE GOD WHO ONLY KNOWS FOUR WORDS

AND HAVE SOME FUN

AND KEEPS REPEATING THEM, SAYING;

“COME ”COME

DANCE WITH ME” DANCE WITH ME”

-DEELITE GROOVE IS IN THE HEART

-HAFIZ 10

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THE

SAND GRAINS WERE POPPING IN AND OUT OF MY AWARENESS

AS I

WALKED

BESIDE ME LIKE QUANTUM PARTICLES.

I

CARRIED MY SHADOW ALONG THE BEACH AND THE FREE GRAINS

BLOWN BY THE WARM NORTHERLY WINDS THEN BOUNCING ACROSS THE SEDATE WET SAND WOULD BE SUSPENDED IN SUNLIGHT AGAINST THE SHADOWED BACKDROP.

POPPING IN AND OUT OF MY AWARENESS, IN AND OUT OF EXISTENCE IN MY UNIVERSE. BESIDE ME MY BROTHER WALKS 10 YEARS MY ELDER HE IS PONDERING THE BUNDLES OF GRASS SEEDS TUMBLING PAST US SOUTH DOWN THE LONG CRESCENT OF SAND THAT CONSTITUTES THE

FREYCINET PENINSULA,

HAZARDS BEACH

ON

THE MILLIONS OF YEARS OF EVOLUTION TO DEVISE

SUCH INGENIOUS METHODS FOR DISPERSAL AND THE PROLIFERATION OF THEIR RACE...

I

GUESS IF YOU ARE GIVEN A FEW MILLION, BILLION, YEARS TO THINK ABOUT A

PROBLEM YOU ARE BOUND TO COME UP WITH A FEW GOOD IDEAS

&

WAVES

PARTICLES

A SPECIES IS JUST ONE OF NATURE’S WE ARE JUST A PASSING FASHION... THE

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OCCASIONAL CASUARINAS HOLDS ON TO THE GRASS COVERED SAND DUNES

ON MY LEFT.

THE

LAYERS OF SAND ARE LITTERED WITH MILLIONS OF OYSTER

SHELLS FROM THOUSANDS OF YEARS OF

TO MY RIGHT IS OYSTER BAY THE OYSTER BAY TRIBE WAS ONE OF RIVER (DERWENT) PEOPLE THEY PUT FOR

WORDS BY ROD BAKER

THOUGHTS...

FEASTS

THE BIGGEST AND ALONG WITH

THE BIG

UP A FAIR FIGHT

A WHILE

GONE JUST

TASMANIAN ABORIGINAL

NOW

ECHOES IN THE SURVIVORS

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WE

WALK PAST A CORMORANT, LAZILY DRYING IN THE SUN AND APPROACH A PIED

OYSTER CATCHER WHO STARTS WALKING IN FRONT OF US

YOLNGU YAKU, GATHAKA, NGARRA-KU YOLNGU YAKU GATHAKA THE YOLNGU NAME FOR THE OYSTER CATCHER IS GATHAKA THAT IS MY YOLNGU NAME MY BROTHER LAUGHS AT IT’S STUPIDITY FOR CONTINUING TO RUN AWAY FROM I ROMANTICISE THE SITUATION TO AN AMBASSADOR’S WELCOME WE CATCH UP WITH TWO MORE GATHAKA AND THEY BRIEFLY SHOW THE WAY TOGETHER. IT IS UNUSUAL THAT FOR ONE TO BE WITHOUT A MATE.

US

I SHOW MY BROTHER THEIR YOLNGU DANCE HE THINKS I AM JUST IMITATING THEIR MATING DANCE ‘NO, THAT IS THE YOLNGU DANCE THEY DO IN CEREMONY’ ‘OH’ THE

DANCE HAS YOUR ELBOWS BENT WITH THE HANDS,

HOLDING A SMALL BRANCH, UP AND YOU RAPIDLY MOVE YOUR FOREARMS AND WRISTS TO THE BEAT... MOST OTHER BIRD DANCES HAVE A CLOSER RESEMBLANCE TO THE FUNKY CHICKEN.

IF

YOU WATCH AN OYSTER CATCHER FLY IT FLAPS ITS

WINGS MORE RAPIDLY THAN OTHER BIRDS IT’S SIZE.

WE

CONTINUE ON, BAREFOOT, PACK ON BACK, DOWN THE BEACH TO BE

WELCOMED BY OTHER BIRDS.

OCEAN GULLS

WITH THEIR CLEAN BLACK AND WHITE COLOUR SCHEME AND RED

TIPPED BEAKS

A

TERN, RARE THESE DAYS, FLAT SHARP HEAD AND ANGULAR WINGS THAT MAKE

THEM LOOK FAST

A HERON WITH ITS ELEGANT LONG NECK AND SOFT GREW PLUMAGE THE TERN SQUARES AND HARASSES THE HERRON THE HERON SLOWLY TAKES TO THE AIR AND LEAVES FOR SOMEWHERE

MORE

PEACEFUL

AT THE END OF THE BEACH WE FIND A GEOLOGISTS SACRED SITE THE INTERFACE BETWEEN DOLERITE THAT HAS INTRUDED INTO THE GRANITE IT TELLS ITS OWN STORY. 14 14

NAMASTE

=

THE DIVINE IN ME GREETS THE DIVINE IN YOU

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THIS IS A SPECIAL PLACE COVERED IN THE MEMORIES OF ABORIGINAL PEOPLE NOT SO LONG GONE DOLERITE WITH ITS FINE CRYSTALS BECAUSE IT COOLED FAST, SEARCHING LIKE FINGERS INTO THE CRACKS OF THE GRANITE. THE GRANITE HAS LARGE CRYSTALS BECAUSE IT MATURED SLOWLY, PONDEROUSLY, UNDERGROUND WITH TIME TO MATURE INTO SOMETHING... THESE

ARE THE PLACES

I

AM LOOKING FOR, PLACES WITH STORIES THAT

CAN BE WOVEN WITH LAYERS FOR MANY TO FIND A CONNECTION WITH.

THERE WAS A GREAT BATTLE IN THE AGE OF THE JURASSIC THE DEVONIAN GRANITES HAD

RULED FOR SO LONG

BUT A NEW IMPETUOUS TRIBE CAME BLUNDERING IN AND SPEWING ONTO THE SURFACE

THESE

NEW PEOPLE CALLED THEMSELVES

DOLERITE

AND ALTHOUGH THEY

WERE MADE OF THE SAME ELEMENTS THEY CAME WITH A VERY DIFFERENT AGENDA...

BUT

YOU WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO WAIT HALF A DECADE BEFORE

I

HAVE

REALLY FOUND THOSE STORIES

AN HOUR OR SO LATER WE GOT TO COOKS BEACH NAMED AFTER THE BLOKE WHO SET UP A SHEEP FARM HUT, STILL STANDING AND HOUSING BUSHWALKERS.

AND BUILT A STONE

A

SWIM REMINDED ME OF JUST HOW BLOODY MINDED AND STUPID YOU

A

LONGER DIP REMINDED ME THAT THE PHRASE

HAVE TO BE TO GET IN THESE WATERS.

I

MUST HAVE HEARD A

THOUSAND TIMES

‘IT

IS NOT SO BAD ONCE YOU GET IN’

SURPRISINGLY, IS TRUE.

9:49AM, MON 23 JAN | FREYCINET, TASMANIA 16

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ATOM BOMB REPLICA BY HATSTAND PINCER MOVEMENT

DEMOCRITUS IN ANCIENT GREECE WAS THE FIRST TO PROPOSE OF THE ATOM, THE WORD MEANING ‘INVISIBLE’ IN GREEK.

THE EXISTENCE THE FIRST ATOMIC BOMB MANUFACTURED BY THE USA IN WORLD WAR TWO WAS DROPPED ON

ATOMIC AGE. THE BOMB CONSISTED OF TWO SMALL 235 FORCED TOGETHER BY A CHEMICAL EXPLOSION TO CREATE A SUPERCRITICAL MASS, IN WHICH AN UNCONTROLLED CHAIN REACTION OCCURED. IT CONTAINED THE POWER OF 20,000 TONS OF TNT IN AN OBJECT THE SIZE OF A SOCCERBALL. HIROSHIMA IN

1495,

USHERING IN THE

MASSES OF THE BASE ELEMENT URANIUM

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RANDOM PHILOSOPHY BY

DAN() MACKINLEY

A CLOUD

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THE CARBON ECONOMY

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BELOW THE NET - THE EARTH INSERT==== PLAY---FAST FORWARD>>>> UNDER

THE TUTELAGE OF NEOLIBERALISM’S ‘SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT’ VENTURE, WITH ITS

MANIFEST ECO-CAPITAL ENTERPRISES LIKE ECOTOURISM, AND ITS PROPOSED CARBON CREDIT SCHEME, ECOLOGICAL VALUE IS BEING REFIGURED AND REFINED AS A UNIT OF GLOBAL INFORMATIONAL CAPITAL

>>>> COMMUNICATION >>>> ECOLOGIES

NETWORKS FACILITATE THE FLOW OF INFORMATION-AS-CAPITAL

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ARE BEING OBJECTIFIED AS INFORMATION TRANSFERABLE THROUGH

ELECTRONIC NETWORKS

>>>> INFORMATIONAL >>>> ECOLOGICAL

CAPITAL IS ESSENTIALLY ETHEREAL, AND MOST OFTEN EPHEMERAL

VALUE HAS BEEN HITHERTO EDAPHIC AND ENDURING

>>>> A SHIFT IS OCCURRING * ONTOLOGIA* >>>> ECOLOGICAL >>>> THIS

FROM RUGGED MOUNTAINOUS ONTOLOGIES TO SALT-PAN-FLAT

VALUE IS SHIFTING FROM PIECES TO BITS

IS A PROBLEM.

PLAY----

THE STUDY OF ECOLOGICAL VALUE - FROM PIECES TO BITS BY JOHN PACE 26 26

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THE

STUDY OF ECOLOGICAL VALUE MUST BE TAKEN OUT OF THE NATURAL AND INTO

THE CULTURAL, FOR IT IS WITHIN THE CULTURAL THAT ECOLOGICAL VALUES ARE

- AND IT IS THOSE VALUES THAT DETERMINE HOW WE ACT ON, IN, AND OUR ENVIRONMENTS, AND ULTIMATELY ENGAGE AS ECOLOGICAL AGENTS.

PROPAGATED THROUGH

THE

STUDY OF ECOLOGICAL VALUE MUST ALSO BE TAKEN OUT OF THE ORGANIC AND

INTO THE TECHNOLOGICAL.

WE

DO NOT EXPERIENCE, APPREHEND, NOR

UNDERSTAND OUR ECOLOGIES BY DINT OF ORGANIC ECOLOGICAL INTERACTION

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WE

COME TO VALUE ECOLOGIES THROUGH OUR QUOTIDIAN INTERACTION WITH TECHNO-ECONOMIC,

*REPRESENTATIONAL*

ECOLOGICAL FORMS AND PROCESSES

SUCH AS GARDENS, PASTURES, PARKS, FOOTPATH BOUND TREES, ROUNDABOUT RINGED SHRUBS, ECOTOURISM RETREATS, NATURE DOCUMENTARIES ECOLOGIES AS TECHNOLOGICAL AS TOASTERS

THE

-

DROMOECOLOGIES.

-

ARTIFACTUAL

STUDY OF ECOLOGY MUST BE THE STUDY OF RELATIONSHIPS, NOT THINGS.

IT

MUST ACKNOWLEDGE THE SHIFT IN ECOLOGICAL VALUE THAT HAS ACCOMPANIED THE TECHNOLOGICAL SHIFT IN HOW THAT VALUE IS EXPRESSED.

ECOLOGICAL

VALUE IS

EXPRESSED ECONOMICALLY THROUGH THE COMMUNICATIVE TECHNOLOGIES OF ECONOMIC EXPRESSION

THE

-

THE MYRIAD NETWORKS THAT COMPRISE THE

INTERNET.

STUDY OF ECOLOGY MUST ALSO BE SIMULTANEOUSLY REGARDED AS THE STUDY

OF THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF ECOLOGY, AND AS SUCH, AS A SYSTEM OF COMMUNICATION, AND COMMUNICATIVE POWER.

SUBSEQUENTLY,

ATTENTION NEEDS

BE PAID TO THE WAYS IN WHICH ECOLOGIES, OR MORE PRECISELY, ECOLOGICAL

VALUES ARE COMMUNICATED, BY WHOM AND FOR WHAT REASONS, AND THE PECULIARITIES OF THE MEDIUM AND MEANS BY WHICH THAT COMMUNICATION IS PERFORMED.

GLOBAL

COMMUNICATION NETWORKS FACILITATE THE MOVEMENT OF NEW FORMS

OF ECOLOGICAL VALUE. BY

KYOTO

FOR

INSTANCE, ‘THE NEW CARBON COMMODITIES CREATED

WOULD ADD UP TO

US$2.345

TRILLION, THE LARGEST INVENTION OF

MONETARY ASSETS BY VOLUNTARY INTERNATIONAL TREATY IN HISTORY’ NERHOUSE,

2002). THIS VALUE IS PREDOMINANTLY ABSTRACT AND INFORMATIONAL. INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES ARE 228 8

THE FRUIT OF KNOWLEDGE

(THE CORTHE PLAT-

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FORM ON WHICH THIS VALUE WILL BE EXCHANGED, VALORISED, AND STORED.

THROUGHOUT

HISTORY, SHIFTS IN TECHNOLOGIES HAVE ALTERED

THE WAYS IN WHICH WE INTERACT WITH OUR ECOLOGIES

-

FROM

THE PLOUGH TO THE PIXEL, FROM THE DISCOVERY OF IRON TO THE

DISCOVERY CHANNEL. SIMILARLY,

OUR CONCEPTIONS OF VALUE

HAVE ALSO SHIFTED WITH NEW WAYS OF EXCHANGING THAT VALUE.

THE INTERNET IS FACILITATING A NEW FORM OF ECOLOGICAL VALUE, AND AS SUCH, A NEW WAY OF VALUING OUR ECOLOGICAL RELATIONSHIPS - BY PRICE. THUS, THE STUDY OF ECOLOGY MUST ACKNOWLEDGE THIS SHIFT AND CONSIDER THE IMPACT OF ECOLOGICAL

APPREHENSION BASED ON DIGITISED, COMMODIFIED, ABSTRACT, REFERENTLESS AND SUBJECTIVE IMMATERIALITIES

-

THE VALUE

CONFLATION OF REEFS AND ROSES, TREES AND TOASTERS.

THE

STUDY OF ECOLOGY NEEDS TO ALSO BE THE STUDY OF ECO-

LOGICAL VALUE.

MOREOVER,

THE STUDY OF ECOLOGICAL VALUE

NEEDS TO BE THE STUDY OF HOW THAT VALUE IS COMMUNICATED, WHY, AND IN WHAT FORM.

SPACE

AND CYBERSPACE NEED TO BE RECONCILED IN THE STUDY

OF ECOLOGY, FOR ACTIONS IN CYBERSPACE HAVE MATERIAL EFFECTS

-

INDEED, THE ROLE OF CULTURAL ECOLOGICAL STUDY IS TO

HIGHLIGHT THAT DOMINANT WAYS OF COMMUNICATING IDEAS AND VALUES BEAR DIRECT IMPACT ON DOMINANT WAYS OF ACTING ON, IN, AND THROUGH MATERIAL ECOLOGIES

THAT

IS,

EARTH.

WHAT

LIES

BELOW

-

THE

NET,

IS

THE

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BUCKMINSTER FULLER MAVERICK INVENTOR, ENGINEER AND PHILOSOPHER OF ECOLOGOCICAL DESIGN WAS FAMOUS FOR THE CREATION OF GEODESIC DOMES, AN ARCHITECTURAL MODEL MADE TO MIMIC THE STRUCTURE OF NATURAL CRYSTALLINE GEOMETRIC STRUCTURES.

THE

DOMES, CREATED BY CONCENTRIC TRIANGLES

FORM THE MOST SOLID ARCHITECTURAL STRUCTURE DEVISED, ABLE TO WITHSTAND EARTHQUAKE TREMORS, WITH THE MOST EFFICIENT USE OF MATERIALS.

IN RECENT YEARS, CHAOS MATHEMATICS HAVE REVOLUTIONISED THE SCIENCE

OF METEOROLOGY, ALLOWING A MATHEMATICAL MODEL WHICH INCORPORATES A WIDE RANGE OF SEEMINGLY CHAOTIC FLUCTUATIONS IN CLIMATIC PHENOMENA.

THIS

HAS BEEN INTEGRAL IN THE LONG TERM SCIENCE OF CLIMATE CHANGE.

EVEN SO, WEATHER FORECASTS CAN ONLY BE PREDICTED THREE DAYS AHEAD...

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A CHAOTIC ATTRACTOR

CHAOS NEVER DIED. PRIMORDIAL

UNCARVED

BLOCK,

SOLE WORSHIPFUL MONSTER, INERT

&

SPONTANEOUS , MORE ULTRAVIOLET THAN ANY MYTHOLOGY

(LIKE THE SHADOWS BEFORE BABYLON), THE

ORIGINAL UNDIFFERENTIATED ONENESS - OF - BEING

STILL RADIATES SERENE AS THE BLACK PENNANTS OF

CHAOS

ASSASSINS,

RANDOM

&

PERPETUALLY INTOXICATED.

COMES BEFORE ALL PRINCIPLES OF ORDER

&

ENTROPY, IT’S NEITHER A GOD NOR A MAGGOT,

ITS IDIOTIC DESIRES ENCOMPASS

&

DEFINE EVERY POSSIBLE CHOREOGRAPHY, ALL MEANINGLESS AETHERS

&

PHLOGISTONS: ITS MASKS ARE CRYSTALISATIONS OF ITS OWN FACELESSNESS, LIKE CLOUDS.

EVERYTHING

CHAOS THEORY BY

IN NATURE IS PERFECTLY REAL INCLUDING CONSCIOUSNESS, THERE’S ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO

WORRY ABOUT. GUARDED THE

NOT ONLY HAVE THE CHAINS OF THE LAW BEEN BROKEN, THEY NEVER EXISTED; DEMONS NEVER STARS, THE EMPIRE NEVER GOT STARTED, EROS NEVER GREW A BEARD.

NO,

YOU DISTRUST OF YOUR BODY

HAKIM BEY

REPRINTED FROM

‘CHAOS:

THE BROADSHEETS OF

&

&

EVIL, GAVE

SHAME FOR YOUR PROPHETHOOD OF CHAOS, INVENTED WORDS OF DIS-

GUST FOR YOUR MOLECULAR LOVE, MESMERIZED YOU WITH INATTENTION, BORED YOU WITH CIVILIZATION

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LISTEN, WHAT HAPPENED WAS THIS: THEY LIED TO YOU, SOLD YOU IDEAS OF GOOD

ONTOLOGICAL

ANARCHISM’.

ALL ITS USURIOUS EMOTIONS.

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THERE IS NO BECOMING, NO REVOLUTION, NO STRUGGLE, NO PATH; ALREADY YOU’RE THE MONARCH OF YOUR OWN SKIN--YOUR INVIOLABLE FREEDOM WAITS TO BE COMPLETED ONLY BY THE LOVE OF OTHER MONARCHS: A POLITICS OF DREAM, URGENT AS THE BLUENESS OF SKY. TO

& HESITATIONS OF HISTORY DEMANDS THE STONE AGE--SHAMANS NOT PRIESTS, BARDS NOT LORDS, HUNTERS NOT POLICE, GATHERERS OF PALEOLITHIC LAZINESS, GENTLE AS BLOOD, GOING NAKED FOR A SIGN OR PAINTED AS BIRDS, POISED ON THE WAVE OF EXPLICIT PRESENCE, THE CLOCKLESS NOWEVER. SHED ALL THE ILLUSORY RIGHTS

ECONOMY OF SOME LEGENDARY

AGENTS

OF CHAOS CAST BURNING GLANCES AT ANYTHING OR ANYONE CAPABLE OF BEARING WITNESS TO

THEIR CONDITION, THEIR FEVER OF LUX ET VOLUPTAS.

I

AM AWAKE ONLY IN WHAT

I

LOVE

&

DESIRE TO THE

POINT OF TERROR--EVERYTHING ELSE IS JUST SHROUDED FURNITURE, QUOTIDIAN ANAESTHESIA, SHIT-FORBRAINS, SUB-REPTILIAN ENNUI OF TOTALITARIAN REGIMES, BANAL CENSORSHIP

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&

USELESS PAIN.

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AVATARS

OF CHAOS ACT AS SPIES, SABOTEURS, CRIMINALS OF AMOUR FOU, NEITHER SELFLESS NOR SELFISH,

ACCESSIBLE AS CHILDREN, MANNERED AS BARBARIANS, CHAFED WITH OBSESSIONS, UNEMPLOYED, SENSUALLY DERANGED, WOLFANGELS, MIRRORS FOR CONTEMPLATION, EYES LIKE FLOWERS, PIRATES OF ALL SIGNS MEANINGS.

HERE

WE ARE CRAWLING THE CRACKS BETWEEN WALLS OF CHURCH STATE SCHOOL

ALL THE PARANOID MONOLITHS.

CUT

&

&

FACTORY,

OFF FROM THE TRIBE BY FERAL NOSTALGIA WE TUNNEL

AFTER LOST WORDS, IMAGINARY BOMBS.

THE

LAST POSSIBLE DEED IS THAT WHICH DEFINES PERCEPTION ITSELF, AN INVISIBLE GOLDEN CORD THAT CONNECTS US: ILLEGAL DANCING IN THE COURTHOUSE CORRIDORS.

IF I

WERE TO KISS YOU HERE THEY’D CALL IT AN ACT OF TERRORISM-SO LET’S TAKE OUR PISTOLS TO BED

&

WAKE UP THE CITY AT MIDNIGHT

LIKE DRUNKEN BANDITS CELEBRATING WITH A FUSILLADE, THE MESSAGE OF THE TASTE OF CHAOS.

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THE THEORY OF MUTUAL AID

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YIN AND YANG DONT ALWAYS AGREE

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IM TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THEM SO I DONT HATE THEM...

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RECONCILIATION

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IT MAY NOT BE A BANK HOLIDAY OR A DAY OFF WORK, BUT JULY 25TH IS THE ‘DAY OUT OF TIME’ FOR ONE OF THE NEWEST GLOBAL SPIRITUAL MOVEMENT AND IT’S PUSH FOR GLOBAL CALENDAR REFORM. IT’S

CALLED

‘DREAMSPELL’,

KNOWLEDGE OF THE ANCIENT CONSUMPTION.

CALENDAR

A CROSS BETWEEN ASTROLOGY AND A NEW RELIGION THAT HAS APPROPRIATED THE

MAYA

AND THEIR

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MOON CALENDAR AND PACKAGED IT FOR MAINSTREAM

CLASSES ARE POPPING UP LIKE THE NEW PILATES AS THE ‘IN’ THING TO DO, AS A ‘SEXED UP’

CALENDAR RESURGENCE SWEEPS THE WORLD.

YOU KNOW IT,

AND SINGING ABOUT THE

THE MESSAGE

DREAMSPELL

‘BLUE CRYSTAL

BEFORE STORM’ AS

OF HISTORY AND AT THE BEGINNING OF THE

WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE

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MADONNA WILL BE THAT ‘WE ARE NOW

DREAMSPELL

MAYAN

CASTING HER GLYPH AT THE END OF THE

OF GALACTIC CULTURE’ TAKES OFF.

MOON CALENDAR THAT HAS HAUNTED HISTORY?

WHY

BUT

IS IT SO IMPORTANT AND WHY

DOES IT STILL RESONATE WITH EVERYDAY PEOPLE IN THIS GLOBAL VILLAGE OF PICK AND CHOOSE IDEOLOGIES?

UNDERLYING

IT ALL IS A DEEP SENSE OF SOMETHING THAT FEELS RIGHT IN AN ARTIFICIAL WORLD WHERE EVEN

THE WAY WE MEASURE TIME IS ARBITRARY AND OPPRESSIVE.

THE

ONLY PROBLEM IS, INDIGENOUS

MAYAN ELDERS DREAMSPELL

AREN’T TOO HAPPY ABOUT THE WAY IT’S BEING PROMOTED, AND A CULTURE WAR IS BREWING AS THE TURNS INTO A NIGHTMARE.

TURN

APRIL, 2004. THE DAREBIN ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE IS MESSIAH, BUT GREATER MIRACLES HAVE BEEN BORN IN MANGERS, AND IT IS EASTER SUNDAY, SO WHO AM I TO SAY? THE SPEAKER IS NONE OTHER THAN DR. JOSE ARGUELLES, SCHOLAR ON MAYAN ISSUES AND HIGH PRIEST ON THE ROAD TO 2012, AUTHOR AND SPIRITUAL REINCARNATION OF A KNOWLEDGE LOST TO TIME. HIS DUTY - ACCORDING TO HIM - IS TO CLOSE DOWN THE FIFTH WORLD AND USHER IN A NEW ERA. ARGUELLES HAS A SOLD OUT VENUE AND A LINE STRETCHING OUT THE DOOR, WITH A POTPOURRI OF NEW AGE SEEKERS, FERALS IN A SEA OF DREADLOCKS, AND, WELL, EVERYDAY PEOPLE ALL EAGER TO HEAR HIS MESSAGE OF CALENDAR CHANGE AND CONSCIOUSNESS. NEXT WEEK KAMAL IS PLAYING ONE SHOW ONLY, TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE. BACK THAT ARTIFICIAL CALENDAR TO

JUST ABOUT THE LAST PLACE YOU’D EXPECT TO USHER IN THE

FROM THE JOURNALS OF

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DR. RAK RAZAM.

PLANET MAYA

GIANT COLOURED CLOTH GLYPHS HANG FROM THE WALLS LIKE THE ALPHABET OF AN ALIEN RACE LOOKING DOWN ON US. A STALL AT THE BACK IS SELLING MERCHANDISE AND PARAPHENALIA, FROM 13 MOON DREAMSPELL CALENDARS TO ARGUELLES’ WRITINGS. AN AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGIST AND ACADEMIC, HIS BOOKS INCLUDE THE MAYAN FACTOR (1987), THE DREAMSPELL: JOURNEY OF TIMESHIP EARTH 2013 (1991), AND TIME AND THE TECHNOSPHERE (2002), WHICH REVEAL HIS DECODING OF THE MAYAN 13 MOON CALENDAR, THE SYNCHRONOUS NATURE OF 4TH DIMENSIONAL TIME AND THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT IN 2012, AT WHICH TIME THE MAYAN CALENDAR FINISHES ONE 26,000 YEAR CYCLE AND ANOTHER AGE BEGINS.

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ALL

THAT AND IN ONE OF HIS MANY INTERNET ARTICLES HE HAS

THE DAWNING OF A NEW SYNCHRONOUS UNIVERSAL RELIGION - ‘UR’ - WHERE A GLOBAL TRIBE TAKES UP INDIGENOUS UNDERSTANDING TO TAKE PART IN A GALACTIC CULTURE. SOUND FAMILIAR? WELL, JUST REMEMBER L. RON HUBBARD STARTED THE SCIENTOLOGISTS AND HE WAS JUST A SCIENCE FICTION WRITER. JOSE, BY HIS OWN ADMISSION, IS THE REINCARNATION OF VALUM VOTAN, AN ANCIENT MAYAN PRIEST. POWER, OBSESSION AND A NEW RELIGION - IT’S ALL DEEPLY MYTHOLOGICAL IN A 21ST CENTURY WAY THAT APPEALS TO A LARGE CROSS-SECTION OF SEEKERS OF ALL AGES. PROMULGATED

A

GROUP OF HIP, YOUNG

DREAMSPELL

GIRLS WITH GLYPH SYMBOLS

ON THEIR CLOTHES BUZZ AROUND PREPARING THE STAGE FOR

ARGUELLES,

LIKE GROUPIES WITH BIG SMILES AND WIDE EYES IN

THE FRONT ROW OF A ROCK CONCERT. BEGIN.

ARGUELLES

SHOWMANSHIP OF A

PERUVIAN

THE

SHOW IS ABOUT TO

STRIDES INTO THE HALL WITH THE CHARM AND

NEW AGE RICHARD BRANSON,

PLAYING A

GUITAR AND CLEANSING THE ENERGIES BEFORE SETTLING

INTO HIS SPIEL.

“IT’S

CALIFORNIAN

MELBOURNE, AUS-TRAY-LIA,”

HE SAYS

ACCENT OF SELF HELP TAPES AND MOTI-

VATIONAL SPEAKERS HELPING YOU REACH YOUR FULL POTENTIAL. LOOKS LIKE AN AGING LONG GREY HAIR AND

ROLLING STONE, MICK EXUDING CHARISMA, HIS

HE

WITHOUT THE LIPS, GAUDY COSTUME IN

HOMAGE TO SOME INDIGENOUS OUTFIT CREATED FOR ANOTHER TIME AND PLACE.

HE’S

JUST COME BACK FROM A PEACE MISSION IN

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A SYNCHRONOUS LEVEL,

‘13:20’

IS SAID TO BE A

‘NATURAL

TIME’ OF THE

12-MONTH GREGORIAN CALENDAR AND THE 60-MINUTE HOUR (‘12:60’), WHICH ARGUELLES BELIEVES THROWS US OUT OF SYNC WITH THE NATURAL WORLD. “DISSOLVING THE COUNTLESS ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL INJUSTICES WHICH CURRENTLY PLAGUE THE PLANET REQUIRES THAT WE DISSOLVE THE MENTALITY PERPETUATING THE DYSFUNCTION.

THE LAW

OF

TIME

MAKES CLEAR THAT AT THE ROOT OF THE WORLD’S IMBALANCE IS

IS MONEY.” THAT

“TIME

IN

CONTRAST,

IS ART”.

THE MOTTO OF THE 12:60 PARADIGM IS “TIME ARGUELLES’ DREAMSPELL, AND THE 13:20 MOVEMENT SAY

THEY ALSO MAKE MONEY BY SELLING WARES TO A GROWING MARKET OF SPIRITUAL SEEKERS FASCINATED BY THE IMMINENT

BAGHDAD,

ONCE

2012

PHENOMENON AND ANCIENT WISDOM,

AND CONDUCTING WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS INSTRUCTING TRUE BELIEVERS. GENETIC PILLAGING AND TRADEMARKING OF THE NATURAL WORLD BY THE TURAL APPROPRIATION IS ALSO RIFE.

MESOPOTAMIA, WHERE INDIGENOUS ELDERS ARE ‘CLOSING HISTORY’ AT THE PLACE WHERE IT ALL STARTED 6000 YEARS OR SO AGO BY THE GREGORIAN CALENDAR. ARGUELLES’ TOUR HAS TAKEN HIM TO BRISBANE, NIMBIN, BYRON BAY – ALL THE SPIRITUAL HOTSPOTS - BEFORE ARRIVING HERE IN DAREBIN FOR THE LAST LEG OF HIS AUSTRALIAN TOUR TO PROMOTE THE WORLD THIRTEEN MOON CALENDAR CHANGE AND PEACE MOVEMENT. “WHO OWNS YOUR TIME OWNS YOUR MIND, “ HE EXPLAINS. “CHANGE YOUR TIME AND YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND. CHANGE YOUR MIND AND YOU CHANGE YOUR WORLD”. KNOWN AS

ON

COSMOS, REFLECTING IT’S MOVEMENTS, NOT AN ARTIFICIAL TIME FREQUENCY OF THE

HUMANITY’S ALIENATION FROM NATURE.

GREAT TO BE HERE IN

IN THE SOFT

ARGUELLES ARGUES THAT THE MODERN CALENDAR HAS BECOME A TOOL OF SOCIAL CONTROL, USED FOR SCHEDULING THE PAYMENTS OF DEBTS (CALENDS) AND MARKING 3RD DIMENSIONAL TIME. HE UNABASHEDLY PROMOTES HIS OWN CALENDAR, THE DREAMSPELL, AS A MORE SYNCHRONOUS REPLACEMENT FOR THE PATCHWORK GREGORIAN METHOD IN USE FOR THE LAST FEW HUNDRED YEARS (ANGLICAN ENGLAND ONLY SWITCHED AS LATE AS 1752 A.D.) DREAMSPELL USES AN ANNUAL CYCLE OF 13 MOONS OF MEDIAN 28 DAYS, OR 364 DAYS WITH THE EXTRA ‘DAY OUT OF TIME’ ON JULY 25TH - A “DAY OF CELEBRATION AND FORGIVENESS, TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE PASSING YEAR AND WELCOME IN THE NEW YEAR”. THIS IS MEANT TO BRING USERS BACK INTO “HARMONY WITH THE EARTH AND WITH THE NATURAL CYCLES CODED INTO THE HUMAN FEMALE BIOLOGICAL CYCLE” ARGUELLES SAYS.

WHAT

WAS ONCE THE TRIBAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE

MAYA

IS NOW A TRADEMARK OF A SIXTY FOUR YEAR OLD WHITE

MANY

NEW INDUCTEES TO THE

DISPENSED AND ELUCIDATED BY HIS COMMAND ALONE.

DIGENOUS

MAYAN

LIKE THE WEST, CUL-

DREAMSPELL

AMERICAN

ACADEMIC,

ARE NOT AWARE THAT IT IS NOT THE IN-

CALENDAR, BUT SIMPLY ‘BASED ON’ IT, LIKE A TELEMOVIE OF A BOOK

THAT RECASTS THE LEAD CHARACTERS AND CHANGES THE END TO SUIT ITS AUDIENCE.

PRESSURE

FROM CRITICS AND SURVIVING

MAYAN

ELDERS ANGRY AT HIS TRADING OF

ARGUELLES TO COME OUT AND CLARIFY THAT THE DREAMMAYAN CALENDAR, BUT A “NEW DISPENSATION MAYA”. IN FACT, THE NATIVE QUICHE MAYA OF GUATEMALA STILL USE AN INDIGENOUS 13 MOON CALENDAR TO THIS DAY, AND BY THEIR TRIBAL RECKONING THE DREAMSPELL CALENDAR IS IN ERROR BY 50 DAYS. THEIR CULTURE HAS FORCED SPELL IS NOT THE ACTUAL

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SO

MAYA AND WHAT DO THEY MEAN TO US TODAY, AS A RAPIDLY TO HINDU INDIANS THE WORD ‘MAYA’ REFERS TO THE ILLUSIONARY NATURE OF THE MATERIAL WORLD. TO A GROWING MARKET OF NEW AGE SEEKERS AND ALTERNATIVE THINKERS, ‘MAYA’ IS THE PATH TO ENLIGHTENWHO ARE THE

GLOBALISED WORLD?

MENT AND A SPIRITUAL LEGACY ENCODED IN THE CALENDARS OF THE ANCIENT INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF

THEIR

CENTRAL

AND

SOUTH AMERICA

KNOWN AS THE

MAYA.

UNCANNY ASTRONOMICAL KNOWLEDGE AND INCREDIBLY PRECISE TIME

KEEPING COULD CALCULATE THE SOLAR YEAR TO AN ACCURACY OF A THOUSANDTH OF A DECIMAL POINT, AT A TIME WHEN THE INVENTING THE TRIANGLE.

“THE MAYAN

WESTERN

WORLD WAS STILL

PERCEPTION OF TIME IS SO RADICALLY DIFFERENT...TIME IS WHAT

(AND) THE UNIVERSE TO BE A PERFECT WORK OF ART OF HARMONIC TOTALITY. INTERLOCKING HARMONIC PATTERNS, CYCLES OF HARMONY INTERLOCKING WITH OTHER CYCLES OF HARMONY,” ARGUELLES EXPLAINS. THE MAYANS THEMSELVES HAD DOZENS OF CALENDARS FOR AGRICULTURAL, LUNAR AND GALACTIC CYCLES, BELIEVING THE MORE UNITS OF MEASUREMENT YOU HAD THE MORE YOU COULD CONTROL SYNCHRONISATION AND UNDERSTAND MULTI-DIMENSIONAL TIME.

IT

SOUNDS OUT THERE, BUT IN

SCIENTIFIC TERMS MANY OF THE BREAKTHROUGHS OF MODERN QUANTUM PHYSICS EXPLORE THE SAME CONCEPTS FOR A STARTLINGLY SIMILAR CONCLUSIONS.

WESTERN

AUDIENCE, AND COME TO

CULTURE USES THE CLOCK AS A MEASURE OF

CHRONOLOGICAL TIME, THE ANCIENT

MAYA HAD A LARGER PURPOSE – TO MEASURE THE MAYA WERE UNPARALLELED ASTRONOMERS AND TIMEKEEPERS AND THEIR INTRICATE ALMANACS – THE CODEXES DESTROYED BY SPANISH INVADERS IN THE 1500’S – RECORDED TIME ON GALACTIC SCALES, EVOLUTION OF CONSCIOUSNESS.

MAPPING FULL GALACTIC ORBITS OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM AND OUR PLACE IN THE SPIRAL OF EVOLUTION.

OTHER

MAORIS, GREGORIAN CALENDAR ITSELF ARE OBSCURE, BUT BOTH THE EGYPTIANS AND BABYLONIANS HAD A SOLAR BASED 365 DAY CALENDAR THAT WAS REVIVED BY JULIUS CAESAR DURING THE ROMAN EMPIRE, WHO NAMED A MONTH AFTER HIMSELF, AS DID AUGUSTUS, HIS SUCCESSOR. POPE GREGORY XIII ADDED 11 DAYS TO THE CALENDAR THE CHRISTIANS HAD INHERITED FROM THE ROMANS BACK IN 1582, ADDING IN FEBRUARY 29 AND THE LEAP YEAR RULES TO STANDARDISE THE CALENDAR AND BRING IT BACK INTO SYNC WITH THE SEASONS AND SOLAR AND LUNAR YEAR. BUT AS ANY SCHOOLCHILD KNOWS, THE ARBITRARY LENGTH OF EACH MONTH HAS TO BE REMEMBERED BY RHYME AND REPETITION, AND HAS OTHER MAKESHIFT ADDONS THAT MAKE THE WHOLE SYSTEM CONFUSING AND ARTIFICIAL.

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AND

DRUIDS. THE

ARGUELLES

PERCEPTION THAT THE MODERN, GLOBALISED WORLD NEEDS EASY

MAYAN WESTERNER TO FOLLOW. ARGUELLES SAYS THAT HIS METHOD IS “UNIVERSAL TODAY... (SO) THEY CAN LEARN TO LIVE AS GALACTIC MAYA”. WHAT HE DOESN’T

TIME WOULD BE TOO HARD FOR THE AVERAGE AND IS FOR EVERYONE ON THE PLANET

GO ON TO SAY IS THAT HIS CALENDAR HAS TAKEN THE GUTS OF THE OLDEST SURVIVING TIME MECHANISM AND CHANGED

MAYANS

WERE TRYING TO SYNCHRONISE WITH.

AS A PURE LUNAR CALENDAR OF 13 MOONS OF 28 DAYS, OR 364 DAYS, THE MAYANS ADDED A HOLY DAY OUT OF TIME AT EITHER SOLSTICE, THE 21ST OF JUNE OR DECEMBER. ARGUELLES AMPLIFIED ANOTHER DATE - JULY 25 - TO PROMINENCE AS THE DREAMSPELL ‘DAY OUT OF TIME’, AND TILTED THE WHOLE DREAMSPELL CALENDAR TO START THE NEW YEAR THE NEXT DAY. TO BE FAIR, JULY 25TH IS ALSO WHEN THE STAR SIRIUS RISES IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SUN. SIRIUS, IN THE CENTRE OF THE GALAXY, IS WHERE THE MAYANS ARE SUPPOSED TO HAVE RECEIVED THEIR KNOWLEDGE FROM. THEY CALL IT ‘HUNAB KU’ – THE ‘WOMB OF THE GREAT MOTHER’. SO MAYBE THE SIRIANS ARE WORKING THROUGH ARGUELLES TO TURN ON THE FREE MARKET WORLD. OR MAYBE IT’S ALL SMOKE AND MIRRORS. IT’S NO EASY TASK TO CHANGE THE WHOLE STRUCTURE OF OUR TIME OBSESSED SOCIETY AND ECONOMY, BUT THAT’S WHAT ARGUELLES IS OUT TO DO, DESPITE THE WEIGHT OF ALL OF HISTORY. ARGUELLES AND HIS FOLLOWERS HAVE BEEN PETITIONING THE UNITED NATIONS FOR “NEW WORLD CALENDAR REFORM...FOR THE DESTRUCTURING OF GLOBALISED HUMAN SOCIETY AND ITS CREATIVE TRANSFORMATION INTO PEACE ON EARTH.” DREAMSPELL ‘DAY OUT OF TIME’ ON JULY 25TH, IS AT THE CENTRE OF THE BIG PUSH TO POPULARISE THE 13 MOON CALENDAR WITH THE MAINSTREAM - AND PERHAPS IT’S NOT SOON ENOUGH. THE PROBLEMS WITH THE GREGORIAN CALENDAR HAVE BEEN RECOGNISED BY AUTHORITIES THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, BEGINNING WITH FRENCHMAN AUGUSTE COMTE, FOUNDER OF SCIENTIFIC POSITIVISM, WHO PROPOSED A 13 MONTH CALENDAR IN 1849. THE IDEA OF CALENDAR REFORM PERSISTED UNTIL THE 1930’S WITH CONSIDERABLE SUPPORT, AND WAS ON THE AGENDA OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS UNTIL WORLD WAR II GOT IN THE WAY AND THE VATICAN USED THEIR WEIGHT TO STRIKE IT DOWN.

TRIBAL CULTURES ALSO HAD LUNAR AND SOLAR

EQUIVALENTS BASED ON TWELVE AND THIRTEEN MONTHS, LIKE THE

INCAS

IS SOME VALIDITY, HOWEVER, TO

PANACEAS TO SWALLOW, AND THAT THE COMPLICATED TIMEKEEPING AND CALENDRICAL SYSTEM OF SYNCHRONOUS

THE NAMES, AND THUS THE RESONANCES AND EXACT DATES THE

SYNCHRONISES ALL OF REALITY

WHERE WESTERN

THERE

ORIGINS OF THE

ARGULLES

– AND IN THAT, AT LEAST, HE’S TELLING THE TRUTH – HE’S BEEN AT THIS FOR ALMOST 50 YEARS. IN 1952 THE TOMB OF PACAL VOTAN, A HISTORIC MAYAN PRIEST AND TIMEKEEPER WAS OPENED IN PALENQUE, CHIAPAS, MEXICO. WHEN A FOURTEEN YEAR OLD ARGUELLES VISITED THE TOMB THE FOLLOWING YEAR HE RECEIVED A MYSTERIOUS EPIPHANY AND BEGAN A QUEST FOR THE LOST KNOWLEDGE. “I

SAYS IT’S HIS LIFE MESSAGE TO SPREAD THE WORD

HAD A CALLING THAT

HUMANS, BECAUSE VASTLY

I DIFFERENT.”

I

WAS TO BRING BACK THE ANCIENT COSMIC KNOWLEDGE THAT WOULD BE USEFUL FOR MODERN

HAD A PERCEPTION THAT MODERN KNOWLEDGE AND THE COSMIC KNOWLEDGE OF THE ANCIENTS WERE

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IN 1998 ARGUELLES ANNOUNCED THAT HE WAS THE ‘CLOSER OF THE CYCLE’ AND THAT “VOTAN LIVES IN ARGUELLES! ARGUELLES IS DEAD! I COMPLETE THE PROPHECY CYCLE OF PACAL VOTAN AND QUETZALCOATL WHICH DEFINES THE YEAR 2012 AS THE CONCLUSION OF A SCHEDULE OF HISTORIC AND EVOLUTIONARY CYCLES”. ARGUELLES/ VOTAN APPEARS OBSESSED BY MAYAN CULTURE YET CONTEMPTUOUS OF IT. ONE IS LEFT WITH THE IDEA THAT POWER CORRUPTS, AND THAT EVEN WISE MEN POSSESSED BY THE KNOWLEDGE OF FORGOTTEN AGES CAN BECOME SIMILARLY CORRUPTED BY THEIR OWN SENSE OF IMPORTANCE.

ARGUELLES IS NO STRANGER TO WAY OUT THEORIES AND PROCLAMATIONS – HIS CONSUMER BASE DEPENDS ON IT, IN FACT. IN THE EARLY 1980’S HE ANNOUNCED AUGUST 16, 1987 WOULD BE A VERY SPECIAL HARMONIC CONVERGENCE OF CELESTIAL BODIES AND ENERGIES THAT RESULTED IN THE BIGGEST NEW AGE LOVE-IN SINCE WOODSTOCK. OVER 100,000 PEOPLE, ALL WEARING WHITE, TUNED INTO THIS MYSTIC MOMENT AT MOUNT SHASTA IN CALIFORNIA AND SACRED SITES ACROSS THE PLANET, WHICH ALSO AUGURED 25 YEARS UNTIL THE END OF THE MAYAN GREAT CYCLE AND THE MEASURE OF HISTORY IN 2012 A.D. THE 25 YEARS OF PEACE THAT WAS TO FOLLOW THIS EVENT OBVIOUSLY HAVEN’T EVENTUATED, BUT THE CULTURAL PHENOMENON ARGUELLES IS DRIVING HAS SINCE BECOME A CULTURAL FORCE ON THE FRINGES OF THE MAINSTREAM AND IS GOING DEEPER EVERY DAY. AS

MORE AND MORE PEOPLE BECOME DISENCHANTED WITH A WORLD BESET WITH ELITISM, WAR AND TERROR AND A CIVILISA-

TION SEEMINGLY ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE, PEOPLE WILL LOOK TO THE PAST, AS WELL AS TO THE SPIRIT AND THE SKY FOR ANSWERS.

ARGUELLES

HIMSELF REALISES THIS, AND ASKS IF THE

NEW AGE

MOVEMENT IS CHANGING THE WORLD OR GET-

TING ANYWHERE, AND IF THE ALTERNATIVE IT ONCE POINTED TOWARDS IS STILL VIABLE IN A WORLD ERODED IN SPIRIT AND DIRECTION. HE ASKS.

A

“CAN

LOT OF WHAT

WE ACCEPT A POSITIVE TRANSFORMATION OF THE WORLD IN THE FACE OF EVERYTHING THAT’S GOING ON?”

ARGEULLES

SAYS ISN’T NEW.

THE

IDEA OF CYCLICAL AGES OF HISTORY IS SOMETHING MOST WORLD RE-

LIGIONS AND MYTHOLOGIES CONTAIN, AS IS SOME SENSE OF CLOSURE, OR RESEARCH INTO

MAYAN

ARMAGEDDON,

AND THEN A REBIRTH.

TIMEKEEPING AND THE PROFOUND REVELATIONS OF TIME AND CONSCIOUSNESS THE

GUARDED FOR THE FUTURE IS, HOWEVER, A MESSAGE WORTH REPEATING IN ANY AGE.

IT

HIS DEEP MAYANS SAFE-

TELLS OF OUR CONNECTION WITH

THE NATURAL WORLD AND THE COSMOS AROUND US, OF HOW WE MEASURE THAT CONNECTION AND HOW TO LIVE IN BALANCE WITH THE LAGER GALACTIC ECOSYSTEM.

AND

THIS IS ALSO WHY IT’S CRUCIAL THAT HIS PACKAGING OF HIS

NEW CALENDAR SYSTEM WON’T CHANGE THE WORLD WE LIVE IN WITH THEIR ROOTS AND WITH THE WORLD AROUND THEM. IS NOT ABOUT MONEY AT ALL, IT IS ABOUT LIVING.

IT

DREAMSPELL INTERPRETATION IS HONEST WITH ITSELF. A OUTRIGHT – BUT IT COULD HELP PEOPLE GET BACK IN TOUCH

COULD HELP CONNECT PEOPLE WITH THE REALISATION THAT TIME

“TIME IS ART,” AS ARGEULLES SAYS. “2012 IS THE END OF HISTORY. IT IS THE END OF CIVILISATION AS WE KNOW THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT – AND WE FEEL FINE, BECAUSE THERE’S A BETTER WORLD COMING.”

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PLANET MAYA,

HERE WE COME.

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ROBOT by Levin Daitschenko

MANY YEARS AGO, IN A VERY SECLUDED LABORATORY, A GROUP OF SCIENTISTS LABOURED THE BEST PART OF THEIR LIVES AWAY LIKE MONKS, TRYING TO CREATE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. THE BUILDING WAS LARGE AND WELL FUNDED SO THERE WERE ALWAYS A FEW PROJECTS GOING AT ONCE. DESPITE THIS THEY DID NOT SUCCEED -- ALTHOUGH THERE WAS ONE INCIDENT THAT ARGUABLY CAME CLOSE. IT

INVOLVED A SCIENTIST WHO BUILT A REMOTE-CONTROLLED ROBOT THAT

COULD TRAVEL, GRAB THINGS AND EVEN TALK. ALONG, CONTROLLING IT AT A DISTANCE.

THIS

THE

CREATOR WOULD FOLLOW

MAN HAD BEEN WORKING ON HIS MACHINE SO LONG AND SO INTENSELY

THAT EVENTUALLY, WHILE CONTROLLING IT, HE FORGOT HIMSELF AND THOUGHT ONLY OF THE ROBOT. ROBOT.

THAT

IS TO

BEFORE LONG, HE ACTUALLY BELIEVED SAY: BECAUSE OF HIS OBSESSION, HE

THAT HE WAS THE FORGOT AND WAS

NOW COMPLETELY UNAWARE THAT HE STOOD APART FROM IT, CONTROLLING IT WITH A REMOTE-CONTROL DEVICE.

WHENEVER

THE ROBOT BUMPED INTO SOMETHING, THE MAN WOULD CRY

OUT THINKING THAT HE, THE MAN, WAS HURT.

WHENEVER

THE PAINT ON THE

ROBOT WAS SCRATCHED, THE MAN WOULD BECOME VERY EMOTIONAL, THINKING THAT HIS LOOKS WERE GOING AND HIS HEALTH WAS FAILING. ATTACHMENT HE BECAME STRESSFUL AND ANXIOUS.

THE

OF THIS

ROBOT, UNIMPRESSIVE IN ITSELF AND EVEN MORE SO BY TODAY’S

STANDARDS, RAN ON PETROL.

THE MAN WHO THOUGHT HE (I.E. THE ROBOTS TIME)

THUS SPENT MOST OF HIS TIME PETROL.

BECAUSE

HIS

WAS THE ROBOT SEARCHING FOR

CHIEF METHOD WAS TO TAKE PETROL FROM OTHER MACHINES THAT

HE FOUND AROUND THE PREMISES.

WHEN THE OTHER SCIENTISTS FINALLY BECAME AWARE OF THE PROBLEM, THEY

GATHERED TOGETHER AND TRIED TO GET THE MAN-WHO-THOUGHT-HE-WASA-ROBOT’S ATTENTION.

BUT

THEY SPOKE TO HIM DIRECTLY AND NOT TO THE

ROBOT, SO HE WAS COMPLETELY UNAWARE OF THEM. THE SCHOOL OF METAPHYSICAL STUDIES

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NAME, HE DID NOT RESPOND.

WHEN

WHEN

THEY CALLED HIS

THEY SHOOK HIM HE APPEARED CONFUSED

BUT KEPT HIS EYES GLUED TO THE ROBOT AND HIS HANDS ON THE REMOTE.

ONE

SCIENTIST HAD THE IDEA TO SHUT THE ROBOT DOWN, OR TO DESTROY IT.

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BUT THIS IDEA WAS REJECTED BECAUSE THEY FEARED THE MAN’S HEART MIGHT FAIL WHEN THE ROBOT CEASED -- SO INTENSE WAS THE OBSESSION. THE MAN-WHO-THOUGHT-HE-WAS-THE-ROBOT OBVIOUSLY NEEDED PSYCHOLOGICAL HELP. BUT BECAUSE THE FACILITY WAS SO SECLUDED IT WOULD BE MONTHS BEFORE ANY HELP COULD ARRIVE. IN THE MEANTIME, THE DELUDED MAN WAS NOT EATING OR DRINKING; HE BELIEVED THE ONLY NOURISHMENT HE NEEDED WAS PETROL. AS

A LAST RESORT, THE SCIENTISTS DECIDED TO BURN THE DELUDED MAN WITH A CIGARETTE.

A SHOCK,” THEY SAID,

TO

“TO

BRING HIM BACK.”

“HE

NEEDS

THEIR HORROR, WHEN THEY STUBBED ONE OUT ON HIS ARM HE DID NOT SO MUCH AS FLINCH.

FLESH BURNED AND HISSED BUT THE MAN STOOD LIKE A STATUE.

THE

FINALLY THE DIRECTOR OF THE BUILDING HE ACTIVATED A SECOND REMOTE-CONTROLLED ROBOT AND MADE IT APPROACH THE DELUDED MAN’S ROBOT. THE DIRECTOR MADE THE SECOND ROBOT SPEAK TO THE FIRST. IT SAID: “LISTEN! THIS IS THE DIRECTOR SPEAKING. YOU ARE NOT A ROBOT, YOU ARE A MAN!” HAD AN IDEA.

“YOU

DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT!” THE DELUDED MAN MADE HIS ROBOT SAY.

FANTASISING AND COME BACK TO REALITY.” FROM THE SECOND ROBOT.

“IF

AND

YOU’LL JUST TAKE YOUR ATTENTION AWAY FROM YOURSELF,” CONTINUED THE SECOND ROBOT,

REALISE THAT BEHIND YOU IS YOUR REAL

SELF,

WITH A REMOTE-CONTROL DEVICE.”

“CAN

YOU PROVE SUCH A RIDICULOUS CLAIM?” THE DELUDED MAN MADE HIS ROBOT SAY.

“I’LL

SHOW YOU,” SAID THE SECOND ROBOT.

IT FEEL AROUND THE SECOND ROBOT TO FIND ITS PETROL TANK.

OURSELVES UP.” FUEL.

THE

“HOLY HELL! DID

“WELL,

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DON’T NEED TO GET PETROL FROM ME.

YOU SEE THAT?” EXCLAIMED THE FIRST ROBOT TO THE SECOND.

I

FEEL WONDERFUL!”

SEE?” SAID THE SECOND ROBOT.

“OKAY,

“YOU

THEN

“YOU’LL

HE MADE

WE

CAN FILL

DIRECTOR THEN TOOK A PETROL CAN AND WENT AND FILLED THE FIRST ROBOT FULL OF

IT FILLED ME RIGHT UP!

“YOU

“STOP

HE STARTED PONDERING A WAY TO EXTRACT SOME PETROL

SO WHAT DO

I

“YOU

“WHATEVER

IT WAS,

CAN DO THAT WHENEVER YOU WANT.”

DO?”

HAVING SOME FAITH IN THE EXISTENCE OF YOUR REAL

TAKE IT AS A WORKING HYPOTHESIS.”

SELF

WOULD BE A START.

OR

AT LEAST

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THE

MAN WHO THOUGHT HE WAS A ROBOT TRIED TO IMAGINE A MAN WITH

A REMOTE-CONTROL DEVICE, CONTROLLING HIM.

“WHENEVER

YOU NEED PETROL,” CONTINUED THE SECOND ROBOT,

SHOULD ASK YOUR TRUE

SELF

TO FILL YOU UP.”

“YOU

“ASK MYSELF?” “YES.” SOME

TIME PASSED AND THE FIRST ROBOT TRIED TO DO AS ADVISED.

DIDN’T WORK AND HE APPROACHED THE SECOND ROBOT. HE CRIED.

“NOBODY

CAME AND FILLED ME UP.”

“IT

IT

DIDN’T WORK!”

“THAT’S BECAUSE YOU STILL SEE YOURSELF AS SEPARATE FROM THAT WHICH WOULD FILL YOU. IT IS JUST A THEORETICAL CONCEPT TO YOU; YOU HAVE NO FAITH.” “HELP

ME OUT, THEN!

“FORGET

YOURSELF.

YOUR ACTIONS.”

WHAT

TURN

DO

I

DO?”

YOUR ATTENTION TO THAT WHICH IS BEHIND

“I DON’T UNDERSTAND.” “FOLLOW ME.” THE

SECOND ROBOT THEN LED THE FIRST AROUND UNTIL IT WAS FACE

TO FACE WITH ITS DELUDED INVENTOR.

AND THERE HE STOOD: AFTER A MOMENT OF

LOOKING AT HIMSELF RIGHT IN THE FACE. DISORIENTATION

--

EVEN VERTIGO

--

THE MAN BECAME AWARE THAT IT IS

IMPOSSIBLE TO LOOK AT ONE’S SELF LITERALLY. HE WAS IN FACT THE MAN ROBOT.

--

APPARENTLY SHOCK AND

SO

IT STRUCK HIM THAT

AND THAT HE WAS LOOKING AT A SEPARATE

“BY JOVE!” HE EXCLAIMED, AND HE LOOKED AROUND AT THE OTHER SCIENTISTS. “HOW ON EARTH DID THAT HAPPEN! I’M SO RELIEVED.” THE OTHER SCIENTISTS GATHERED ROUND AND WELCOMED HIM BACK TO REALITY. 62 62

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AMPLIFIED BASS

BEATS PUMPING CONSCIOUS CARDIAC CHAOS.

WEAVING FORMS DJ AND MC DIVINE, SOMETIMES.

THE DANCEFLOOR, TRIPPING UP AND AMPING OUT, LOOKING TO THE EVERYTHING.

WHEN

IT’S

THE CLOSEST WE FEEL TO THE

OF PEOPLE MOVE ERRATICALLY AROUND POSSE FOR SOME ARCHAIC ANSWER TO

THE DARKEST OF BEATS BRINGS OUT THE BRILLIANCE OF THE WIZARDS AND WITCHES OF MUSICAL ALCHEMY, ALL

DREADLOCKED AND PIERCED, TATTERED AND UNTORN, IN THIS, THE WITCHING HOUR, THE OLDEST MAGICK IS CAST ANEW.

A

SEA OF DILATED PUPILS, GLITTERED AND SHADOWED, DRAW TO THE CIRCLE WHERE THE

CLOTHING.

UBER_MAGICK: RE-EVOLUTIONARIES IN THE UNDERGROWTH BY REBECCA FITZGIBBON

BEGINS TO REMOVE HIS

HE EMERGES FROM DARK RAGS LIKE A WEREWOLF FROM HUMAN BONDAGE, GROWLING AND HUNGRY FOR ABSOLUTE ATTENTION – FOR ALL TO SEE. THERE

HE STANDS, STARK SOUL NAKED, AND RAISES HIS FACE, THE HARDENED FRAGILITY OF MAN-GROWN-CHILD.

HOWL EMERGES FROM HIM, THE DEEPEST DOWN.

EARTH,

A

WILD

FROM THE DECAYING LEAVES AND BROKEN VISIONS AND BUILDINGS FALLING

THE DJ TRIGGERS A DRILL’N’BASS HEART-FLUTTER WHICH RESOUNDS LIKE A HERD OF RUTTING ELK ACROSS THE DANCEFLOOR, AS A STROBE STOP-START ANIMATION SCREEN RESOUNDS THE CLICK-UNCLICK OF WORLDLY DECONSTRUCTION. THE WITCH

SCREAMS

ALL YOU ARE TOLD IS WRONG.

A CURSE IS SET UPON COMMERCIALISM, - THE RITUAL HAS BEGUN.

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WITCH

CAPITALISM, CORPORATISM, CONSUMERISM AND DOMINATION

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UNDERWORLD

RITUAL HAS ASSERTED IT’S PLACE IN THE UNDERGROUND

ARE GETTING SAVVY WITH TECHNOLOGY.

A

PAGANS

MOVEMENT IS BRIDGING BETWEEN PSY-

RAVER CULTURE AND URBAN HIP-HOP, AND CREATING THE PATH FOR DARK RE-EVOLUTIONARY PERFORMANCE-ART MAGICK.

IT’S EARTHY,

DIRTY, AND DOWNRIGHT SPIRITUAL.

THROUGH

HIP-HOP AND

ELECTRONIC BEATS, BLACKEST METALLIC BREAKCORE AND LIVE INSTRUMENTAL FUSION LACED WITH ANCIENT ETHNIC SAMPLES, A POWERFUL WILL IS DIRECTED FROM THE COLLECTIVE MIND OF PARTICIPANTS.

A

VISUAL-JAMMING SCREEN RENDERS ARCANE

SYMBOLISM ON CINEMATIC SCALE, AS PERFORMERS ACT AS PRIESTS/PRIESTESSES IN A RITUAL OF URBAN ESOTERICISM.

UBER-MAGICK

– COMMUNITIES OF NETWORKING FERAL NERDS AND URBAN REVOLUTIONARIES, PLANNING DIRECT ACTION PROTESTS AND FLASH MOBS WITH NO COMPROMISE IN DEFENSE OF MOTHER EARTH. BRINGS TOGETHER A NEW BREED OF PAGANS

THIS POLITICALLY-CONSCIOUS HAPPENING IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE POLLUTIONFREE PARTY. HELD WITHOUT PERMIT IN AN ABANDONED WW2 SHELTER, WITH A SOLAR-POWERED SOUND SYSTEM, WIND-POWERED CINEMA AND VEGE-OIL VEHICLES, MAGICKAL RE-EVOLUTIONARY GATHERINGS AIM TO CREATE CHANGE IN THE WORLD, IN OUR WAYS OF CONSUMING OUR WORLD. THIS IS TECHNO-SOCIETAL MAGICK. CEREMONIES

CELEBRATING CLIMATIC CULTURAL CHANGE REACH FROM THE MOST

ANCIENT CORNERS OF CULTURAL HISTORY, AND HERE IN MODERN ELECTRONIC MUSIC CULTURE, WE SEE THEM HONOURED AGAIN, IN A NEW DARK-LIGHT.

DIONYSUS, KALI, HECATE, OYA, LOKI, SET, LILITH, SHIVA – THE MOST ANCIENT CHANGEMAKERS ARE AROUSED AGAIN TODAY, WITH HI-TECH/LO-FI RITUAL AND UBERMAGICK. THE

DRIVING INTENT BEHIND UBER-MAGICK IS STILL THE ANCIENT WITCH’S

CREED,

“AN

IT HARM NONE, DO AS YE WILL”

AND IT’S EVOLVED TO INCLUDE NOT HURTING THE EARTH AND THE FUTURE POSSIBILITIES OF LIFE HERE. SPELLS OF SOCIAL JUSTICE ARE THE CALL OF THE MC, WITH ANTI-WAR SLOGANS STENCILED SONICALLY AGAINST CORPORATE CONGLOMERATES. HUMAN RIGHTS AND EQUALITY ARE THE FASHION OF THESE FREAKS, AND ECOLOGICAL SUSTAINABILITY IS THE HOT TOPIC AT WAREHOUSE PARTIES THAT CRANK WITH LIVE MUSIC TILL DAWN. IS

CYBER-ACTIVE,

DRAPED

BLACK AND YELLOW.

NOT ONLY IS THE CALL FOR CHANGE GLOBAL (LIKE AUS HIP-HOP HIEROPHANTS COMBAT WOMBAT AND CURSE OV DIALECT) BUT PERSONAL (LIKE US PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC MEDIA-IMMERSIVE TRANCE GROUP AXIS MUNDI). THE

PEOPLE

ARE

MOVING

VIRTUAL

MOUNTAINS,

THROUGH A CREATIVITY CHARGED WITH THE DARK PASSION

CHANGE-MAKING,

OF

ACTIVISM.

PROTEST

AND

THESE DARK RITUALS ARE NOT TYPIFIED ALEISTER CROWLEY, FOR THIS IS A MOVEMENT OF WORLD-CHANGING IN THE MOST NON-DESTRUCTIVE WAY. EVEN RE-EVOLUTIONARY WITCH RICHARD METZGER (OF THE DISINFORMATION COMPANY LTD) WHO IS A THELEMIC MAGICIAN (AFTER CROWLEY) BY

EMPHASIZES BREAKING THROUGH THE CONSTRAINTS OF DISINFORMATION WITHOUT HARMING OTHERS.

UBER-MAGICK

AIMS TO CHANGE THE WORLD.

BUT

THIS IS A WORLD OF CYBER-KINETICS, INFOTECH WARFARE,

AND

POLITICO-FINANCIAL

DOMINATION

BEYOND THE SCOPE OF MEASURE.

UBER-MAGICK

CASTS THE SPELL OF;

THERE IS NO JUSTICE

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BEYOND RADIO – THIS IN HAZARDOUS RED,

THERE’S JUST US.

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ORDER

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ENTROPY

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BUDDHA WALKS INTO A PIZZERIA AND SAYS TO THE PERSON AT THE COUNTER:

‘CAN 78

REIFY;

TO REGARD OR TREAT

(AN

ABSTRACTION) AS IF IT HAD CONCRETE OR MATERIAL EXISTENCE

YOU MAKE ME ONE WITH EVERYTHING?’

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SO I’M AN ART DEALER NOW... I’M LIVING IN MANHATTAN SELLING ‘ORIGINAL’ PRINTS OF ALEX GREY THROUGH A NEW YORK VISIONARY ART COLLECTOR WHOSE NAME IS NOT ANNA, BUT THAT’S WHAT I’LL CALL HER. ANNA

WASN’T IN TOWN WHEN

I

ARRIVED BUT SHE CONTACTS ME ON MY

CELL AS SOON AS SHE GETS BACK INTO THE COUNTRY.

CENTRAL PARK AND SPEND THE WANDERING THE GREEN HEART OF MANHATTAN BESET THE TOWERS OF APARTMENTS AND BUSINESS. LATER WE MEET UP IN

ANNA’S

A

FEW HOURS

AFTERNOON ON ALL SIDES BY

INTEREST IN THE ART MARKET IS ONLY OF THE HOBBY TYPE SHE

TELLS ME, MOSTLY SHE WORKS AS A TRADER ON SELECT CLIENTELE.

SHE

WALL STREET

FOR A

LOOKS THE PART IN HER POWER DRESSING COR-

PORATE UNIFORM THREADS

-

EXCEPT, THAT IS, FOR THE LONG DREADS

THAT ROLL DOWN HER BACK AND THE DESIGNER EMBROIDERED PLANTS ON HER SUIT

(WHICH

SHE LETS ME KNOW IS HEMP).

DARK BROWN, A MIX OF SOUL.

SHE

A

FUNKY WOMAN

AFRICAN INDEED.

AND

IRISH

APOLOGISES THAT SHE WASN’T IN TOWN WHEN ART CONNECTION,

I

SKIN IS A

SASS

AND

GOT HERE AS

TAO. SHE’D BEEN ON A GALAPOGAS ISLANDS FOR TWO YEARS, AND COULDN’T PASS UP THE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT ONE OF THE ONLY COMPLETELY UNTOUCHED WILDLIFE RESERVES IN THE WORLD. A PLACE SO UNIQUE IN IT’S FLORA AND FAUNA THAT CHARLES DARWIN ARRANGED WITH MY

LA

HER

BLOODLINES.

WAITING LIST TO GO TO THE

PURPORTEDLY DEVELOPED HIS THEORY OF EVOLUTION WHILE EXPLORING IT’S LANDSCAPE.

SHE

SMILES CONSPIRATORIALLY, IT WAS ALSO THE BEST PLACE

POSSIBLE TO TAKE SOME PROSPECTIVE CLIENTS TO HELP CONVINCE THEM TO INVEST IN SOME MAJOR ECO-TOURISM FRANCHISE WHICH IS IN THE WORKS.

BY JONATHON 80 80

ARROW

IST

SHE WINKS ALRIGHT.

AT ME AS SHE SAYS THIS; YEP, SHE’S A CAPITAL-

BUT ANNA IS NOT THAT SIMPLE, WHICH IS PROBABLY WHY IM HERE IN CENTRAL PARK WITH LOOKING AT A BOOK OF ALEX GREY PRINTS AND DISCUSSING STOCK OPTIONS...

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THE

MONEY

IS

LIQUID ENERGY

ART OF ECONOMICS IS ABOUT

UNDERSTANDING THE ENERGY CURRENTS THROUGH THE WORLD, IT’S NO COINCIDENCE WE CALL IT CURRENCY, IS IT?

I

ASK HER ABOUT HOW SHE GOT INVOLVED IN THE STOCKMARKET AND SHE TELLS ME SHE DID IT TO GET RICH,

PLAIN AND SIMPLE.

BUT,

SHE CONTINUES, WITH THE EXPRESS PURPOSE THAT ONCE RICH SHE WOULD HAVE MORE

ABILITY TO BE ABLE TO CHANGE THE WORLD ONCE SHE ACQUIRED MONEY.

“THAT SOUNDS LIKE CLASSIC TOTALLY AMERICAN.” SHE

LIBERTARIAN PHILSOPHY”

LAUGHS, AND TELLS ME SHE’S

I

TELL HER.

GOOD

“THE

GENERATION Y

ETHICS.

INDIVIDUAL OVER THE COLLECTIVE.

CANADIAN. BUT I’M

RIGHT, IT IS AN

AMERICA BUT

THAT PERFECTED CAPITALISM, IT GETS MORE COMPLICATED,

“MONEY IS A LIQUID ENERGY.” SHE TELLS ME MATTER OF FACTLY AS I BEGIN TO RECOGNISE HER CANADIAN ACCENT. “IT’S THE MOST MALLEABLE SUBSTANCE IN THE WORLD BECAUSE IT CAN TRANSFORM INTO ALMOST ANYTHING. THE ART OF ECONOMICS IS ABOUT UNDERSTANDING THE ENERGY CURRENTS THROUGH THE WORLD, IT’S NO COINCIDENCE WE CALL IT CURRENCY, IS IT? “ 82

TELL HER ABOUT MY BROTHER IN

HONG KONG

AND HIS CURRENCY SPECULATION SCAM.

IF I’D

LEARNT ANYTHING

FROM HIM, IT WAS THAT THIS THING WE CALL THE GLOBAL ECONOMY IS A CASINO AND MANY PEOPLE AT THE TOP

- THE KIND OF THING THAT SEATTLE. IT’S FUNNY THOUGH, AFTER TALKING WITH ANNA FOR A WEEK I THAN I DID AFTER YEARS OF ANTI-GLOBALISATION CAMPAIGNING. ACTUALLY LEARNT A WHOLE SIDE OF IT WHICH I HAD NEVER TAKEN THE TIME TO LEARN

HAVE FIGURED OUT HOW TO SKIM THE CREAM OFF THE MILK OF OTHER PEOPLES LABOUR GOT ME OUTRAGED IN THE LEAD UP TO LEARNT MORE ABOUT ECONOMICS THAT’S NOT QUITE TRUE, PROPERLY

AND CAPITALISM IS ALL BASED ON THE INDIVIDUAL OVER THE COLLECTIVE. OF COURSE.

OLD

I

BUT

-

THE INSIDE.

I

JUST

RIGHT NOW, WE ARE STILL IN THE PARK.

WAN’T TO LET YOU IN ON SOMETHING...”

THEN

“GREEN

BLUE

“GREEN CHIPS”.

CHIPS ARE JUST AS STRONG AS

SUSTAINABILITY

-

ANNA

LEANS ACROSS TO ME AND SAYS

SHE TELLS ME THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN THE

IT

ARROW, I WORLD. IT’S CALLED

LIKE YOU

CHIPS BECAUSE THEY ARE BASED ON THE PHILOSOPHIES OF

THE NEW SCHOOL OF ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS.

LUTION IS A GROWING REALITY.

“I

PAUL HAWKING’S NEXT INDUSTRIAL

REVO-

JUST TAKES TIME TO AFFECT THAT KIND OF CHANGE IN A SOCIETY WHERE

EVERYTHING NEEDS TO BE REDESIGNED.”

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BASICALLY,

AS SHE DESCRIBES IT, SHE ‘SELLS SHARES IN THE NEW PARADIGM’.

“THE DOT-COM BOOM WAS A BUBBLE BASED ON THE BEST DREAMS OF THE INTERNET MIXED AND SHAKEN WITH THE BEST DREAMS OF TRADERS. IT WAS A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN BECAUSE IT WAS ALL BASED ON VIRTUAL REALITY, YOU SEE. THE MAJORITY OF INTERNATIONAL TRADING IS BASED ON A SIMILAR KIND OF VIRTUAL REALITY. IT’S ILLUSION THAT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC INSANITY- IT WOULDN’T BE POSSIBLE ANY OTHER WAY. MY CLIENTS KNOW THIS, AND DON’T WANT ANY PART IN IT. THERE’S ENOUGH OF THEM TO MAKE IT HAPPEN TOO... IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CRITICAL MASS. AS SOON AS WE MAKE THAT SHIFT OVER, WE’LL BE READY FOR THE SHARES TO RISE, BUT IT WONT BE BASED ON ILLUSION, IT WILL BE BASED ON SOUND ECONOMIC, ECOLOGICAL, AND MORAL THEORIES. WE CAN’T GO WRONG.” IT

WAS A COMPELLING ARGUMENT.

WANTED TO KNOW HOW

I

I

COULD SEE HOW SHE WAS ABLE TO CONVINCE INVESTORS.

COULD GET INVOLVED.

FACT,

I

SHE

TOLD IT TO ME STRAIGHT:

WE

CALL IT THE HYDROGEN BOMB, BECAUSE WHEN IT FINALLY DROPS IT’S GOING TO BE HUGE. AND YOU CAN

GROWING.

ORGANICS

“THE

IN

WIND TURBINE REVOLUTION IS HUGE AND IT’S ONLY GOING TO KEEP

IS THE SINGLE LARGEST GROWING INDUSTRY IN THE WORLD.

THE

HYDROGEN ECONOMY?

BET YOUR LIFE THE MOST CONSCIOUS INVESTORS ARE ALL POSITIONING THEMSELVES RIGHT NOW TO REEL IN THE PROFITS WHEN THEY DO...”

“IT’S

ALL CHANGING

ARROW, PARADIGMS

SHIFT ONE DROP AT A TIME, BUT THAT’S HOW IT’S ALWAYS BEEN. THE

TRICK IS TO RIDE THE WAVE AS IT COMES IN.”

IT

READS;

ANNA

‘STOCKBROKER

FOR THE

SHE HANDS ME HER EVOLUTION.” CLASSIC.

BUSINESS CARD.

TELLS ME SHE’S BEEN DEVELOPING A STRONG CLIENTELE OF WEALTHY

WRITING ON THE WALL, AND POST-HURRICAN

KATRINA

WITH THE DEBATE ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE ANYMORE.

US

INVESTORS WHO SEE THE

THEY DON’T THINK THERE IS ANY POINT FUCKING ABOUT

EVERYONE

IN THE WORLD KNOWS THIS INTUITIVELY.

THE

ONLY PEOPLE WHO ARE DRAGGING THEIR HEELS AT IT ARE THOSE WHO HAVE VESTED INTEREST IN THE STATUS

“UNFORTUNATELY, THAT HAPPENS TO BE SOME OF THE MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD...” SHE SAYS. “OUR JOB, IS TO WOO THEM OVER, BY COMMON SENSE, MORAL DIRECTION AND ECONOMIC INCENTIVES...” FEW DAYS LATER AT A DINNER PARTY IN HER APARTMENT

INTERESTED IN THE ART IN TOTAL

STREET 84

I’M

SELLING.

THEY

NY DESIGNER GROOVE, SIPPING WHITE HOUSE COCK-UP AND

OR

WE

HYDROGEN ECONOMY ?

CALL IT THE THE HYDROGEN

BOMB , BECAUSE WHEN IT FINALLY

QUO OF THE CURRENT INDUSTRIAL/ECONOMIC MODEL.

A

T HE

I

MEET A BUNCH OF

ANNA’S

DROPS IT ’ S

GOING TO BE HUGE ..

FRIENDS WHO ARE

ARE AN INTRIGUING BUNCH OF HIGH ROLLING FREAKS DRESSED

ON ORGANIC WINES AND MAKING JOKES ABOUT THE LATEST ALL THE SORDID TWO DEGREES OF SEPARATION INBETWEEN.

WERE A MIXED BAG OF ORGANISERS OF NUMEROUS FESTIVALS AROUND THE

EAST COAST,

WALL THEY

ECO-RESORT OWNERS

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WITH IMAGINATIVE CLIENTELE, HIGH PROFILE ARTISTS AND WRITERS, AND MILLIONAIRES WITH A LOT OF TIME TO EXPLORE THEIR CONSCIOUSNESS, I SUPPOSE.

INTELLIGENTLY, SHE DOESN’T DROP ANY NAMES, AND NEITHER WILL I. THE POINT IS, THERE I WAS WITH SOME SERIOUS MOVERS AND SHAKERS WHO ARE ALL WAY PAST BEING SWITCHED ON. IN FACT, THEY ARE SWITCHING ME ON TO A WHOLE NEW DIMENSION OF THE GAME. I FELT PRIVILEDGED TO BE IN THEIR COMPANY. THESE GUYS ARE GONNA CHANGE THE WORLD. IT’S

A HIDDEN SOCIETY FOR A REASON.

LATER

THAT NIGHT EVERYONE’S GONE AND WE’RE SITTING ON THE BALCONY OF

ANNA’S APARTMENT, WATCHING THE FROM HERE WE CAN SEE THE TWO TWIN LIGHTS OF GROUND ZERO, LIKE ELECTRIC GHOSTS BEAMING INTO THE AIR. FLOCKS OF BIRDS CIRCLE THEM IN HUGE NUMBERS EATING THE INSECTS THEY ATTRACT. IT’S QUITE A BEAUTIFUL SIGHT. SLOW CRAWL OF DAWN FLIRT WITH THE NIGHT SKY.

ANNA TELLS ME SHE WAS IN TOWN WHEN THE TOWERS CAME DOWN BUT LIKE MOST NEW YORKERS I’VE MET, RATHER THAN MAKE THEM MORE PRO-WAR, SEPTEMBER 11 MADE THEM CONSCIOUS OF THE NEED TO MAKE PEACE MORE THAN EVER. I ASK HER WHAT IT WAS LIKE DURING THE ATTACKS AND SHE TAKES A DEEP BREATH, AS IF TO SUMMON UP THE ENERGY TO TELL THE STORY AGAIN. “ALL I

CAN SAY IS, IT FELT LIKE THE END OF THE WORLD.

WERE RUNNING AND SCREAMING. FAST ENOUGH.

I

IT

DRIVERS

THE

SKY WAS BLACK WITH CLOUDS OF DUST.

PEOPLE

WERE LEAVING THEIR CARS BEHIND BECAUSE THEY COULDN’T MOVE THEM

WAS A TOTAL MOMENT OF

RAPTURE,

YOU KNOW:

THE END OF THE WORLD!”

LISTEN CAREFULLY, WATCHING THE BIRDS IN THE TWIN BEAMS OF LIGHT, AS IF THEY WERE SOULS CIRCLING THEIR

GRAVE NOW.

IT’S

“BUT

THE POINT IS,

I

THINK THE END OF THE WORLD DOES NOT MEAN THE END OF LIFE ON

JUST THE END OF A CERTAIN PARADIGM.

WHAT

IT MEANS IS THE BEGINNING OF A

NEW WORLD.”

EARTH.

SHE’S WAVING HER HANDS AROUND IN FRONT OF HER AS SHE SAYS THIS LIKE SHE’S CASTING A SPELL. DOWN BELOW US THE LIGHTS OF THE CARS ARE MOVING THROUGH THE STREET LIKE RIVERS OF ENERGY. THE BUILDINGS ARE BATTERIES, SPARKLING FALLEN STARS, FULL TO THE BRIM WITH POTENTIAL HUMAN ENERGY. I REALISE ANNA REALLLY IS A MODERN DAY ENERGY HEALER, GUIDING THE POWER NETWORKS OF THE EARTH IN VARIOUS SUBTLE WAYS. AS IF ALL OUR POWERLINES AND ETHERNET CONNECTIONS ARE MERIDIANS, JUST WAITING FOR THE RIGHT ACUPUNCTURE POINTS TO BE ACTIVATED. WHITE MAGIK AND VOODOO ECONOMICS IN THE COORIDOORS OF WALL STREET. THAT

NIGHT WE’D RAISED TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS FROM THE SALE OF THE PRINTS.

THIS

IS GONNA GET INTERESTING.

BE ALL ABOUT HOW TO SPEND IT, AND

ANNA

THE

NEXT FEW WEEKS WILL

HAS INSTANTLY BECOME MY CONSULTANT OF CHOICE.

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SLOWLY WE UN TH RE AD

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TH E

TIG HT

ST ITC HIN G O F WHAT THEY’VE

E, TOLD US WE AR

E V E ELI B O E T M CO E E’V W AT H W

FOR D N STA E W

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UNDERGROWTH SEALED SECTION

DIRTY MOLECULES*

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*NOT

LEGALLY SUITABLE FOR IMPRESSIONABLE HUMAN MINDS

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THC

DOESN’T

THE IDEA OF MAKING NATURE AGAINST THE

UNNATURAL?

HOW

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YOU

KNOW WHAT

I

MEAN?

IT’S

COCAINE

LAW SEEM TO YOU A BIT...

NATURE.

DO YOU MAKE NATURE AGAINST THE FUCKING LAW?”

- BILL HICKS

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PSILOCYBIN MDMA

THE MUSHROOM STATES ITS OWN POSITION VERY CLEARLY. IT SAYS, “I REQUIRE THE NERVOUS SYSTEM OF A MAMMAL. DO YOU HAVE ONE HANDY?” - TERENCE MCKENNA

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ALEXANDER “SASHA” SHULGIN,

IS A MODERN DAY ALCHEMIST WHO HAS PROBABLY

INVENTED HALF OF THE CONSCIOUSNESS ALTERING CHEMICALS EVER TAKEN. HIS MOST FAMOUS DISCOVERY EARNED HIM THE EVIL SCIENTIST TYPE MONIKER, WHICH HE TAKES IN HIS STRIDE.

HE

USED TO WORK FOR THE

“DR. ECSTASY”, DEA AFTER ALL.

SHULGIN CONTINUES TO DESIGN AND EXPERIMENT WITH NEW MOLECULAR STRUCTURES WHICH HE DISTRIBUTES FREELY OVER THE INTERNET. HE JOKINGLY REFERS TO THESE LONG, CHEMICAL FORMULAS AS “DIRTY PICTURES”, BECAUSE NO SOONER HAVE THEY BEEN INVENTED THAN THEY ARE CENSORED. RATHER

THAN INHERENTLY EVIL, ANOTHER APPROACH TO THESE MOLECULES WOULD

BE TO UNDERSTAND THEM AS TOOLS,

KEYS

WHICH UNLOCK VARIOUS MOOD STATES,

HEALING PROPERTIES OR FORMS OF CONSCIOUSNESS WHICH THE HUMAN PHYSIOLOGICAL ORGANISM IS PERFECTLY HAPPY TO ACCOMODATE.

THANKS

TO

EROWID.ORG,

FINE PURVEYORS OF PSYCHEDELIC PORNOGRAPHY.

WHAT NEXT?

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THE ATOM BOMB

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A M JIK

CA

RPET R

E ID

I’M LAYING BY THE YARRA’S RIPPLING SERPENTINE WATERBODY, THE SOLAR ENERGY CAUGHT IN THE ATMOSPHERE IS WOUNDED TO THE BLUE DEPTHS OF THE MINDS EYE,

IT CONTINUES THROUGH OZONE MOLECULES AND LANDS UPON MY SKIN. DANCES UPON THE WATER’S SKIN.

REFLECTING UPON ITS SCALED SURFACE PATTERNS. LIGHT ECHOES ADORNING THE PROUD NECK OF EUCALYPT TRUNKS WHICH ARE SERENADED BY THE TWIX TWITTLE AND TWEET TWEET WHISTLE OF THE CANOPIES ACOUSTIC RADIO BIRDCAST.

I’M

DRINKING IT ALL IN SILENTLY, STILL PROCESSING LAST NIGHTS JOURNEY THROUGH THE

PSYCHEDELIC LANDSCAPE OF A MOLECULE CALLED DIMETHYLTRYPTAMINE

-

A SHAMANIC

SUBSTANCE DERIVED FROM THE ACACIA WHICH IS SAID TO BE RELEASED FROM THE PINEAL GLAND OF THE BRAIN NATURALLY DURING BIRTH, DEATH AND MYSTICAL EXPERIENCES. WHILE AMAZONIAN SHAMANS HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO UTILISE THIS POWERFUL MOLECULE IN THE SACRED AYAHUASCA BREW, SMOKING THE REFINED POWDER IS SAID TO BE AKIN TO BEING CATAPULTED THROUGH THE BARDOS OF EXISTENCE, LIKE A NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE

(WHATEVER IN

THAT MEANS).

THE PAST FEW YEARS

I

HAVE READ A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT ACCOUNTS ABOUT THIS

EXPERIENCE, INCLUDING THE WORK OF PSYCHEDELIC PHILOSOPHER AND

THE SPIRIT MOLECULE

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DR. RICK STRASSMAN

TERRENCE MCKENNA

WHICH FOLLOWS A WHOLE SE-

THESE DIFFERENT EXPERIMENTS DETAIL STORIES AS VARIED AS OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCES, THE SENSE OF SHIFTING DIMENSIONS AND EVEN CONTACT WITH EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL INTELLIGENCES. UNTIL NOW SOMETHING (RESPECT? PATIENCE? FEAR?) HAD PREVENTED ME FROM TRYING IT. THEN LAST WEEK MY HOUSEMATE DR. MOREAU - A STUDENT OF CHINESE MEDICINE AND SELF PROCLAIMED ESOTERIC COWBOY, INVITED ME TO JOIN IN ON A JOURNEY CIRCLE AND PARTAKE IN AN EXPEDITION INTO THESE ALCHEMICAL WORLDS.

RIES OF DIFFERENT

WORDS BY TIM PARISH

BY

I

JOURNEYS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF THE PLANT.

DECIDED TIME WAS RIPE.

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THE MOON WAS FULL THAT LATE SPRING EVENING AS FIVE OF US MELBOURNE’S INNER CITY NORTHERN SUBURBS. WE UNROLLED

MADE OUR WAY DOWN TO THE

MERRI CREEK

IN

OUR PERSIAN CARPET BY THE CELTIC LABYRINTH

WHICH SOMEONE HAS BUILT OUT OF STONES THERE AND BUILT A FIRE FROM THE BRANCHES OF TREES AROUND US.

THE

SACRED FIRE WAS SPARKED, WE EVOKED THE CIRCLE, DISCUSSING OUR INTENTIONS, OUR FEARS AND OUR

DREAMS.

WHAT

WE HOPED TO LEARN FROM THIS EXPERIENCE.

EACH OF US ADOPTED AN ELEMENT TO EMBODY;

RAK = FIRE. BRIAN = AIR. JAY = WATER. SONNET = WHO BROUGHT HER TONIGHT I WAS THE EARTH.

VIOLIN, PLAYED SPIRIT.

EARTH BEGAN THE CEREMONY... AIR GUIDES ME THROUGH WATER IS SILENT. SPIRIT WATCHES.

FIRE SPARKS THE FLAME. I BREATHE THE MILKY WAY SMOKE THROUGH A GLASS PIPE AND LAY BACK ON THE ARABESQUE PATTERNS OF THE CARPET BENEATH ME AS LABYRINTHINE DIAGRAMS UNFOLD BEHIND MY EYELIDS AS IF IT WERE THE VERY ORIGAMI OF CONSCIOUSNESS DECONSTRUCTING AROUND ME...

THE VEILS

I AM ABLE TO PERCEIVE THEM. AT FIRST IT LOOKING OVER A FRACTAL PATTERNS MAZE, SIMILAR TO THE INTERWOVEN LINES OF THE SITTING NEXT TO. IT WRITHED AND SHIFTED DANCING A KALEIDOSCOPE AROUND ME. THEN

ARE DISSOLVING AS FAST AS

CELTIC LABYRINTH WE WERE

THE SHAPES TRANSFORMED TO RESEMBLE MORE A CENTRAL DESERT ABORIGINAL DOT PAINTING, AT ONCE

INTERSTELLAR AND QUANTUM. I’M SURE.

SUDDENLY

‘AS

ABOVE AND SO BELOW’, SAID THE ALCHEMIST HERMES. THIS IS WHAT HE MEANT,

A DEEP SILENCE ENVELOPED ME, LIKE NOTHING I HAD EVER EXPERIENCED BEFORE.

I REALISED I COULD NO LONGER HEAR ANY OF THE OTHER’S VOICES AROUND ME... OR PERHAPS I HAD MOVED INTO A PLACE BEYOND SOUND ITSELF. COULD I OPEN MY EYES? I DIDN’T TRY.

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SEEMED AS THOUGH I WAS

WHERE HAD EVERYONE GONE? THE QUANTUM LEAP

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MATRIX STAR SYSTEMS CONTINUED TO MOVE AROUND ME, LIKE SOME FOURTH

DIMENSIONAL HOLOGRAPHIC ANIMATION SPIRALLING INTO ITSELF, MULTIFACETED LIKE A JEWEL, YET ALSO CURVING AORUND ME, LIKE A BLANKET.

I

FELT A BRIEF

MOMENT OF DISLOCATION, AS IF I WAS BEING PROPELLED INTO ANOTHER KIND OF SPACE

-

- AND I WAS FULLY - AT LEAST, IN THIS

OUTER OR INNER I STILL DO NOT KNOW

THE FACT THAT

I

HAD NEVER BEEN HERE BEFORE

AWARE OF LIFETIME.

I FELT AS I WAS SHEATHED IN TRANSLUCENT LIGHT AS I BEGAN TO FEEL ENERGIES ALL AROUND ME.

IT

WAS A KIND OF SCIENTIFIC CURIOUSITY, AS IF

EXPLORED BY A THOUSAND MIRRORBALL IRISES SCANING MY SOUL.

I WAS BEING BUT WAS IT

THE UNIVERSE INFILTRATING MY CONSCIOUSNESS OR VICE VERSA? THE LINES BETWEEN THESE TWO THINGS SEEMED ARBITRARY, TO SAY THE LEAST.

BUT

YOU KNOW WHEN YOU ARE BEING WATCHED, AND

UPON ME.

I

I

HAD A CROWD OF EYES

COULD ALMOST SEE THEM THROUGH THE TECHNICOLOUR MAZE...

I

FELT OUT OF MY DEPTH. WAS THIS EVEN A FRIENDLY PLACE? I COULD NOT TELL, IT WAS BEYOND THIS KIND OF DISTINCTION.

I HESITATE TO USE THE WORD ALIEN, AS MANY PEOPLE HAVE DESCRIBED DMT AS SUCH. THEY DEFINITELY SEEMED EXTRA TERRESTRIAL THOUGH... FEAR IS A NATURAL REACTION... THERE WAS NOTHING I COULD HIDE, SO I DIDN’T TRY. ONLY WHEN THEY BEGAN TO MAKE SMALL NOISES, GIGGLES AND SIGHS I REALISED

THEY WERE MY FRIENDS.

COULD

IT BE POSSIBLE THEY WERE MY FRIENDS STILL

SITTING BESIDE THE LABYRINTH WHO CLOSED

I

-

I

WAS NOW PERCIEVING WITH MY EYES

OR WERE THESE BEINGS SOMETHING ENTIRELY NEW TO ME?

SLOWLY WE ALL RETURNED TO NORMAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND SHARED OUR EXPERIENCES. JAY FELT SHE HAD NOT INHALED QUITE ENOUGH SO SHE WANTED TO TRY IT AGAIN. I DECIDED I WOULD AS WELL, FASCINATED BY THE WORLD I HAD JUST DISCOVERED AND KEEN TO EXPLORE A LITTLE MORE.. I HAD CERTAINLY TRAVELLED SOMEWHERE ENTIRELY BEYOND MY EXPERIENCE, LIKE SOME UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY OF THE PSYCHE, AND I WANTED TO EXPLORE FURTHER. 102

WAS ON THE RETURN.

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THE NEXT TIME WAS NOTHING SHORT OF PHENOMENAL, BUT NOT IN THE WAY

I

HAD READ OF OTHER

DMT

EXPERIENCES AT ALL...

WHAT

ASTOUNDED ME WAS MY ABILITY TO BRING BACK THESE VISIONS TO THIS WORLD, SOMETHING

I

HAD NEVER EXPECTED BEFORE.

PERHAPS

THE TRYPTAMINES HAD BUILT UP IN MY BLOODSTREAM, IT LASTED ALOT LONGER...

SONNET

BEGAN PLAYING HER VIOLIN AS I LIT THE PIPE. I WAS

LISTENING TO ITS SLENDER TONES AS I DESCENDED INTO THE SPACE AGAIN, AND THE SOUND TRAVELLED FURTHER AND FURTHER AWAY UNTIL I COULD NO LONGER HEAR IT. THIS IS THE SPACE BEYOND SOUND.

AGAIN

I FELT THE ENERGIES CIRCLE AROUND ME. WAS I BEING IN-

SPECTED? I ASKED MYSELF WHY I HAD SENT MYSELF HERE? BUT DID I ASK MYSELF THIS OR WAS I ASKED IT?

IT

IS HARD TO TELL. I WAS OUT

OF MY ELEMENT TO BE SURE, A FISH LEAPING OUT OF WATER FOR THE FIRST TIME. BUT I COULD STILL BREATHE. I QUICKLY REALISED

I

HAD BEEN LOOKING FOR SOME ADVENTURE, BUT

THIS PLACE I HAD FOUND WAS NOT NECESSARILY FUN. I SAW MY FEAR RISE WITHIN ME CURLING AROUND ME, NOT UNLIKE A SERPENT. KNEW I WAS SAFE, MY FRIENDS WERE CLOSE BY. DIE.

AND

I

BUT I

WAS NOT GOING TO

THEN IT WAS AS THOUGH I COULD SEE THROUGH THE FEAR,

INTO ITS VERY NATURE. I SAW HOW FEAR WOULD ONLY HOLD ME BACK IF I WERE TO LET IT, AND IN DOING SO IT LOST ALL OF ITS POWER

OVER ME. IT DID TEACH ME A KIND OF RESPECT THOUGH. I KNEW THIS WAS NOT JUST A GAME.

THEN I

REMEMBERED SOUND AGAIN

-

WHERE HAD THE VIOLIN GONE?

I WAS NO LONGER USING MY EARS, BUT I KNEW SONNET WOULD STILL BE PLAYING.

SO I

CONCENTRATED ON THIS FACT, AND AS

I

DID THE

VIOLIN SEEMED TO POKE THROUGH THE VEILS, AS IF SLICED INTO SLIVERS OF SOUND.. SSS.. SSS.. SSS.. SSS..

I FOLLOWED THE SOUND,

AS IF IT WERE A GOLDEN CORD WHICH COULD LEAD ME BACK TO THE WAKING WORLD, BRINGING WITH ME THE BEJEWELLED IRIS I WAS STILL FRESHLY GIFTED WITH.

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SELF TRANSFORMING ELF MACHINES

MY

I I I I I I

EYES WERE DRAWN TO THE FIRE WHICH I SAW

AS A LIVING BEING OF PERFECT CRYSTALLINE ENERGY

-

AN ORGANISM AS MUCH ALIVE AS THE TREES

DANCING PATTERNED FABRIC IMPRINTED ON THE SKY ABOVE US.

WHAT I

WAS

I

SEEING?

IN

THE PAST THE USE OF PSYCHEDELICS HAS

CREATED A WORLD OF MORE DETAILED VIBRANT COLOURS AND LIFE PULSING AROUND ME, BUT MOSTLY IT HAS BEEN A MENTAL AND SYMBOLIC JOURNEY INTO THE MYTHICAL NATURE OF THINGS. CONCEPTUAL POETRY IN MOTION. HALLUCINATIONS LIKE THIS, AND CALL THEM HALLUCINATIONS.

I

I

HAVE NEVER HAD

HESITATE TO EVEN

THAT

IS TO SAY, THEY

WERE NOT MERELY ARBITRARY PATTERNS, MORE LIKE ENERGY SIGNATURES OVERLAYED ON THE PHYSICAL REALITY, EACH INFUSED WITH MEANING.

THEY SEEMED

MORE LIKE VISIONS INTO ANOTHER ENERGETIC DIMENSION

MY RIGHT, I SAW

BRIAN

SUDDENLY FILLED WITH BRILLIANT MAGICAL LYING DOWN ON HIS OWN JOURNEY.

IT

INFORMATION WHICH

QUITE KNOW WHAT TO MAKE OF IT.

(HE

I

DIDN’T

WOULD LATER TELL ME THAT IS TRIP HAD

BEEN ONE ALL ABOUT COMING FACE TO FACE WITH THE REPTILIAN NATURE WITHIN HIS DNA.)

HE WAS WALKING

TOWARD THE FIRE, OR RATHER HE SEEMED TO GLIDE AS THOUGH HE WERE A LIQUID VESSEL OF LIGHT.

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IT

WAS AS THOUGH MY PREVIOUS INSIGHTS, BASED

ON POETIC INTUITION AND METAPHOR WERE BEING PROVEN WITH MY OWN EYES AND

I

HAD THE URGE TO

HALLUCINOGENIC BINOCULARS.

APPEARED FROM THE SHADOWS DRESSED IN A RED SARONG OF STARS, A

RESPLENDENT RED WIZARD CLOTHED IN THE RUBY COSMOS.

COULD NOW ACCESS...

EXPLORE MY SURROUNDINGS WITH THESE NEW

RUBBED MY EYES AND LOOKED AGAIN.

RAK

I

LOOKED TO

ME AS IF HIS BODY WERE WRAPPED IN A SERPENTINE LAYER OF GILLS.

I

HAD NEVER BEFORE SEEN, BUT WHICH

SUDDENLY MADE TOTAL SENSE. EVERYTHING WAS

THEN I OPENED MY EYES.

TO

I

IMMEDIATELY I SPRANG TO MY FEET AND MOVED AWAY FROM THE GROUP, LURED BY THE VIOLINS LYRICAL THREAD AND CONTENT TO LEAVE THE COMPANY OF HUMAN EYES AND OBSERVING ENERGIES.

ROLLED.

CARTWHEELED.

BREAKDANCED.

WALKED ON MY HANDS... CLIMBED TREES.

WALKING WAS SO BORING.

HAD TO DO A DOUBLE TAKE AT THE WORLD AROUND

ME.

RAN.

I ARCHED MY BACK, A CATLIKE WILD FELINE ANIMAL STRETCH-

ING ITS MUSCLES WITHIN ME. MY HUMAN CLOTHES DANCED

UNDERNEATH THE FRIENDLY CANOPY OF THE TREES ABOVE.

I

WATHCED WITH DELIGHT THEIR SPIRALLING MOSAICS OF

BRANCH STRUCTURES PLAYING WITH EACH OTHER,

LIKE

TWO BRAINS IN A DEEP CONVERSATION OF NEURAL TOUCH.

I

COULD SEE HOW THEIR LEAVES WERE TONGUES DRINK-

ING IN THE COOL BREEZE OF THE NIGHT AIR...

PATIENTLY

HARVESTING LIGHT AND DIOOXIDES AND RELEASING OXYGEN TO SHARE WITH THE ANIMAL WORLD.

I THANKED THEM PROFUSELY FOR THIS GIFT.

EVERYWHERE

I LOOKED

I

FOUND THE UNIVERSE TO BE

OFFERING ME FRIENDLY TRUTHS.

I

WONDERED WHY

I

HAD

FELT SO MUCH FEAR IN THE ANITICIPATION OF THIS EXPERIENCE.

MORE

AND MORE I REALISED

FEAR

WAS THE

MOST LUDICROUS THING IN THE WORLD, WHICH HOLDS SO MUCH OF OUR SOCIETY DOWN. TO PREVENT GROWTH. IN IT

I

AND - IT’S HILARIOUS!

IT

ONLY HAS ONE OUTCOME,

IT ONLY EXISTS IF YOU BELIEVE

LET LAUGHTER DANCE OUT THROUGH ME AGAIN, AS IT IS

ALWAYS THERE AND READY TO DANCE.

I

THE

SPIRIT OF PLAY.

LAUGHED AT MYSELF AND ALL OF US AND THE WEIGHT OF

HUMAN WORRIES WHICH ALL ADD UP TO NOTHING BUT CAGES TO PREVENT US FROM RISING. MERELY A HABIT.

AND NOT

AS

IF

GRAVITY

ITSELF IS

THERE IS NOTHING TO FEAR.

EVEN DEATH.

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I

ROLL BACK ONTO THE GROUND, GIGGLING AT THE BEAUTY OF THIS SCENE, AND THE LUDICROUS

NATURE OF THE GAME OF FORGETTING AND REMEMBERING. SEEK WITH ITSELF, DONTCHAKNOW.

THE

IT’S

ALL JUST

UNIVERSE

PLAYING HIDE AND

GRASS GIGGLED BACK AT ME, AS IF I HAD BEEN LET IN ON A

SECRET AND IT FOUND MY SUPRISE TERRIBLY AMUSING.

ME LAY THE ENDLESS HEAVENS, AND

PEERING BACK AT ME.

BUT

AFTER WHAT

I

I

IT

NO LESS.

I

DIDN’T FEEL ALIENATED FROM

NO

MORE AND

MERRI CREEK’S GENTLE BUBBLE BABBLE AND IMMEDIATELY AS I DID I PASSED UNDERNEATH A WEEPING WILLOW, GRACEFULLY POSED IN WATERFALLS OF GREEN HAIR. IT SEEMED OUT OF PLACE SOMEHOW. AN INTRODUCED SPECIES, OR A MIGRANT FAR FROM HER HOMELANDS, LIKE ALL US NON-NATIVES, TRYING TO LAY DOWN ROOTS AND CONNECT WITH THE LAND IN WHICH WE WERE SEEDED. ON

SPACESHIP EARTH, I

ALIENS PEERING BACK AT ME.

JUST SEEMED QUITE OBVIOUS THAT CONSCIOUSNESS

EXISTED UP THERE SOMEHOW, PURCHED AMIDST THE TWINKLING LIGHT OF THE STARS.

BACK

I

BEGAN TO FEEL THE SOPHISTICATED ENERGY OF ALIENS

HAD JUST EXPERIENCED

THEM, SO ALIEN SEEMS THE WRONG WORD.

ME LAY THE ENDLESS HEAVENS, AND

BEGAN TO FEEL THE SOPHISTICATED ENERGY OF

CONTINUING ON I CAME TO A PATH, WHICH DIVIDED THE GRASS LIKE A BORDER. I TOUCHED IT GENTLY WITH MY FINGERTIPS AND MOURNED WITH THE ROCKS, THANKING THEM FOR THE FORMS THEY HAD SACRIFICED FOR THIS HUMBLE SERVICE TO THE BICYCLE WHEEL. I LAY UPON IT’S STILL WARM BODY, HEATED BY THE RADIATION OF SUMMER DAY. CATCHING MY BREATH AND GATHERING MY THOUGHTS. ABOVE

ABOVE

HEARD THE

FELT COMPELLED TO RUN DOWN TO GREET IT.

UPON

REACHING THE RIVER

I

DELVED MY HANDS UNDERNEATH IT’S LIQUID SURFACE AND FELT A WARM

WELCOMING PRESENCE WITHIN... CLOTHS AND ENTER THE WATER.

IT MY

WAS ALMOST AN EROTIC ACT.

I

SUDDENLY WANTED TO SHED MY

RATIONAL MIND RESISTED THE URGE THOUGH, KNOWING OF THE

INVISIBLE TRAGEDY OF POISONS THAT THIS CITY OF SCARS AND CAR RUNOFF HAS LEFT IN IT’S WINDING CURRENTS.

WE BOTH MOURNED THEN, THE RIVER AND I, AND I VOWED TO IT I WOULD DO ALL WITHIN MY POWER I (OR MY CHILDREN) COULD RETURN TO ENJOY IT’S SENSUAL PLEASURES. I KNEW THIS SHOULD BE OUR BIRTHRIGHT. THE RIVERS SHOULD BE CLEAN. ONLY AN OBSCENE SOCIETY, DISTRACTED BY MATERIAL WEALTH WOULD TAKE IT FOR GRANTED THAT THEIR WATERWAYS WERE POISONED FOREVERMORE. TO HELP IT HEAL SO THAT ONE DAY

I REFUSED TO BELIEVE IN IT.

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“YOU

BY NOW I COULD FEEL THE VISIONS WERE CLEARING AWAY AND MY NORMAL SIGHT WAS RETURNING. ALL IN ALL IT HAS ONLY LASTED ABOUT TEN OR FIFTEEN MINUTES, BUT WHAT REVELATIONS PACKED INTO THAT WINDOW OF TIME! AS IT FADED AWAY I HAD THE INTUITION THAT THIS KIND OF SIGHT WAS A MORE HONEST VISION OF THE WORLD SOMEHOW, AND IT WAS SOMETHING I COULD ACCESS WITHOUT THE USE OF THIS CHEMICAL. . I DECIDED THAT I WANTED TO LEARN HOW TO SEE THIS WAY ALL OF THE TIME, IT WOULD BE A SKILL TO DEVELOP, OR A MUSCLE I COULD CULTIVATE. THE INNER EYE.

ARE NOT A HUMAN BEING IN SEARCH OF A SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE.

YOU

ARE A SPIRITUAL BEING IMMERSED IN A HUMAN EXPERIENCE”

(PIERRE TEILHARD

DE

CHARDIN)

THE NEXT MORNING I WOKE TO A SHAFT OF SUNLIGHT CRAWLING AT THE SPEED OF DAY ACROSS MY BODY THROUGH ILLUMINATED IN IT’S GAZE WAS AN OCEAN OF DUST PARTICLES DRIFITING ALONG THE INVISIBLE CURRENTS OF THE ROOM. I BREATHED AND CAUSED A HURRICANE. REMEMBERING I AM ENORMOUS. AN OCEAN RESTS WITHIN ME. A THOUSAND RIVERS RUN THROUGH MY VEINS. MY IMAGINATION, THE SIZE OF SKY MY DESIRE, FURNACE ENOUGH FOR ALL VOLCANOES I AM ALSO SIMPLE, HUMBLE CLAY. THE CURTAINS OF MY ROOM.

NOW, HERE I AM, BY THE RIVER AGAIN. AT A DIFFERENT JUNCTURE, BUT THE SAME

RIVER, AS ALL RIVERS ARE THE SAME AND NEVER THE SAME, AS

AM ALWAYS MYSELF AND YET FOREVER CHANGING AND SHIFTING IN ENDLESS POTENTIALS MANIFEST. DECODING THE INFORMATION

THE

I

HAVE DOWNLOADED, BUT SOMETHING HAS CHANGED IN ME.

FINGERS OF THE SUN ARE DANCING ON THE RIVERS BODY, AND WHEN THE WIND COMES TO PLAY

FORM IN STARLIGHT FLICKERS BRUSHING ACROSS THE SURFACE.

A

ROWER PASSES.

FLIGHT.

THE

DROPLETS FROM HIS PADDLE GLISTEN, EPHEMERAL AS DIAMONDS.

REJOINING THE WHOLENESS OF THIS WATER BODY IN WHICH TREASURES LIFE... JEWELS MORE VALUABLE THAN ANY GREEDMONGER COULD RECOGNISE. SOMEWHERE BUT

NOW

VERB

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/

I

WITHIN

I

I

I

GLORIOUS

I

AM STILL SEE IT’S

IN BRIEF

SWIM WITH THE BLESSINGS OF

HAVE ALWAYS FELT THIS TO BE TRUE.

KNOW.

THE LABYRINTH

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THE RAINBOW IS ONLY THE VISIBLE ASPECT OF THE ELECTROMAGENTIC SPECTRUM.

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AT THE

STARING SUN WORDS: DAN MACKINLEY

I

BEN, A FRENCH SURFER HELPING WITH THE RECONSTRUCTION IN NIAS. GO BEN. HE WAS MY PITS OF MEDAN RIGHT THROUGH TO BANGKOK. HAVE TRAVELLED FOR A WEEK NOW WITH

TODAY,

CHAPERONE FROM THE

THEN, MY SELF IS GENTLY DISPERSED.

OF NEWNESS IN YOUR PEER ENVIRONMENT HAPPENS.

I

AM IN UNFAMILIAR WATER.

A SUNKEN ROCK. LIKE THIS?)

I

AND MEDIA THEORIST

I

THE BEST THING ABOUT PARTINGS: THE RUSH (THE WORST? THE HANGOVER). LOOK WHAT

SECRET (OR

AM FLAYED, EXPOSED.

PARTS OF ME DRIFT LIKE SEAWEED DOES ON MAYBE ANY PLANT PUTTING OUT FRUIT FEELS

HAVE BEEN ON THE RUN FOR A LONG TIME NOW, FROM CERTAIN OTHER THINGS THAT DWELL

IN MY HEAD, AND WITH HEAD.

THERE

BEN

GONE THEY SURFACE.

IT’S

HARD TO RUN AWAY FROM YOUR OWN

IS LIMITED ROOM FOR EVASIVE MANOEUVRES.

CLASSIC HIDING-BEHIND-ENDLESS-ACTIVITY SIDESTEP. DESIGN PROJECT AND

I

MY

BUT

SPECIALITY IS TO THE

TODAY

I

FINISHED MY LATEST

DON’T FEEL LIKE MANUFACTURING MORE EXCUSES.

6 MONTHS AGO I DID SOME STUPID THINGS TO MY BRAIN. NO REALLY, I’M NOT QUITE SURE WHAT TO DO WITH IT. MY

HEAD IS SOILED GOODS

EVERY

TURNING LEAF THAT MEET MY EYES IS MENACING, ALL OF A SUDDEN, FLOWING SAP

GIVES ME THE WILLIES.

EACH

TREE IT ENACTS IN TERRIBLE MICROCOSM THE MAGNIFICENT

AND AGELESS CYCLES OF THE UNIVERSE; HUMANS ARE PROTRUSIONS OF RUNAWAY ENTROPY

INTO THE WORLD OF SELVES WITH TWO LEGS AND FACES; EVERYTHING IS GAME THEORY AND EVOLUTION SOME NOT-SO-HIDDEN LEVEL; WHEN PEOPLE SPEAK TO ME,

I

HEAR THEIR WORDS

AS A WRIGGLING PROBE INTO THE CONFIGURATION SPACE OF IDEAS THAT HAVE BEEN UNFURLING THEMSELVES FOR

5

BILLION YEARS.

THIS

IS NOT A HELPFUL CONVERSATIONAL

ANALYSIS TO HAVE IF ALL SOMEONE WANTS IS FOR YOU TO PASS THE CHILLI SAUCE.

SOME

I DON’T SEE PEOPLE I SEE QUIVERING STRUCTURE. IT DOESN’T LIKE CHILLI SAUCE. A

DAYS,

LITTLE GRANDIOSE? HOW DO YOU THINK

I

FRONDS OF THE PRIMORDIAL DISSIPATIVE

FEEL, HAVING ROCOCO FANTASIES OF

UNDERLYING UNITY OVERLAYING THE AIR IN CURLIQUED GILT EVERY TIME LUNCH?

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I

TRY TO GO FOR

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THIS

IS NEW TERRITORY.

THESE

THOUGHTS, THEY HAVE BEEN NOT JUST A NICE IDEA,

SOMETHING INTERESTING TO PLAY WITH, LIKE THEORIES USUALLY ARE TO ME. TIM PUT IT

BEAUTIFULLY, DESCRIBING THEORIES AS DIFFERENT FACES OF THE MULTI-FACETED GEM OF EXPERIENCE.

WELL,

NOT THIS TIME, FOR SOME GODAWFUL REASON.

I

HAVE SEEN THE

SHAPES OF THE ENDLESSLY INTERTWINING REPETITION AND RANDOMNESS THAT IS LIFE, ETCHED ON EVERY SURFACE, ON ALL SCALES, SOMETIMES SO PLAIN TO SEE THAT

I TWITCH.

HUMANS MOVE AROUND ME, ENACTING THE SAME ANCIENT PROTOCOLS OF EXPLORATION AS BACTERIA, AS THE CURRENTS OF WATER, AS THE MOVEMENTS OF AIR. AND

NOTHING ELSE.

IT’S

NOT THAT COMFORTINGLY VAGUE QUASI-SPIRITUAL SENSE THAT EVERYTHING’S-

CONNECTED-MAN.

THAT WOULD BE NICE, AND POSSIBLY LEAVE ME WITH A WARM FEELING IN MY TUMMY. I MEAN, THESE THOUGHTS OCCUR WITH PAINFUL PRECISION, SCRUPULOUS DETAIL, FOOTNOTES, CITATIONS, PAGE-NUMBERS AND CROSS-REFERENCES TO OTHER THEORIES. FOR YOUR REFERENCE, DEAR READER, MYHEAD IS OCCUPIED WITH THE SOFT SYSTEMATICS OF BUZZ HOLLING, ILYA PRIGOGENE, JOSEPH TAINTER, GEORGE LAKOFF, FIKRET BERKES, STANLEY SALTHE, AND SOME OTHERS. CHECK THEM OUT. THE LINKS BETWEEN ALL THEIR OVERLAPPING IDEAS AREN’T PROVEN. BUT THERE’S NO WAY I CAN NOT BELIEVE IT; THE ELEGANCE IS THERE. AND LIKE ALL REALLY NEATO IDEAS, THEIR FRAMEWORK INCLUDES ITSELF, AND I CAN SENSE MY OWN CONSIDERATIONS OF ALL THIS STUFF AS ANOTHER FRAGMENT OF THIS WHY-NOT-TRY-IT COSMOS PROBING ITSELF. GRNGH! IT’S

NOT THAT THIS MODE OF THOUGHT IS INCOMPATIBLE WITH HUMAN FEELING,

OR A THOUSAND OTHER PHILOSOPHIES THAT

I’VE

FOUND COMFORTING IN MY TIME.

NO PHILOSOPHY HAS EVER MONOPOLISED MY MIND SO INCONVENIENTLY. THROUGH THE WRONG END OF A TELESCOPE ALL THE TIME.

MY

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BUT

LOOKING

LIFE HIDES BEHIND COSMIC GENERALISATIONS.

BUT I IT’S THE

I’M

CAN’T STOP LOOKING.

TOTALLY, COMPELLINGLY, ICILY BEAUTIFUL.

MOST BEAUTY THERE COULD POSSIBLY BE.

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IT’S

LIKE WATCHING SNOWFLAKES GROW, FROM THE

PERSPECTIVE OF AN ATOM.

I DIDN’T GET HERE ALONE. THE STEP INTO THE MENTAL VOID WAS ONE I TOOK WITH ONE OTHER PERSON, WALKING AND SPECULATING ALL NIGHT AS A STORM MOVED IN OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND COLUMNS OF MIST SKATED THE LAKE, AND A WATER-RAT WRESTLED WITH A POISONED FISH IN THE BLACK WATER, AND THE RAIN CAME IN SHREDS.

WE

WHILE TALKING SYSTEM THEORY AND PSYCHOLOGY, SHARING ECHOES IN OUR MOTIONS BACK TO THE FIRST MICROBE. SOULS, FOR A MOMENT, WANTING FERENT.

“ALONE”

FUCKED

(?) MAMMALS,

THE NOT

TO MEAN SOMETHING DIF-

WE DON’T TALK ANY MORE, THESE DAYS WHAT DO YOU SAY AFTER THAT? ANSWER: I DON’T KNOW, BUT BUT WHAT I DID WAS I PANICKED. SOMEONE VERY DEAR TO ME ASKED, WHEN THIS:

I

WAS PANICKING ABOUT

CAN YOU HOLD THE IDEA THAT GENES ARE SELFISH AND RUNNING STUFF IN ONE HAND, AND THAT A SMALL, DELIGHTFULLY CHARISMATIC BLUE MAN IS RUNNING THE UNIVERSE IN THE OTHER, AND CONSIDER THEM EQUALLY?

THIS IS THE TEST SCIENCE MAN. WHERE DO YR SCIENCE AND YR ART DIVIDE? NO

I

DAN

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CAN’T. NOT TODAY.

I’M

WORKING ON IT.

| 12:54AM, MON 29 AUG |

BANGKOK

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UNCONSCIOUSNESS IS THE RAGGED DOLL CONSCIOUSNESS A BEWILDERED TIN SOLDIER... ART THE ORIFICE OF BOTH THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION THE NOT YET COMETH... FAR FAR BEYOND PASTICHED AESTHETICS...

(COLLUSION

OF THE UNTHOUGHT)

THE FUTURE ARRIVES IN THE ECLIPSE OF TIME HAIL TO THEE THE DISSASSOCIATIVE DIVINE A CHAOTIC ALGORITHIM DELINEATING THE NEVER NEVER IN THE FIRMAMENT OF MIND...

WORDS BY BETWIXT

LOVE IS QUANTUM DYNAMITE!

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RECONCILED...YES THY LOVERS SHALT BEA

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A ROSE

“OUT

BEYOND IDEAS OF WRONGDOING AND

RIGHTDOING, THERE IS A FIELD.

I’LL

MEET YOU THERE.

WHEN

THE SOUL LIES DOWN IN THAT GRASS,

THE WORLD IS TOO FULL TO TALK ABOUT.

IDEAS, LANGUAGE, DOESN’T MAKE ANY

EVEN THE PHRASE EACH OTHER SENSE.”

--RUMI

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