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|Wednesday, April 15th, 2009|
Time Distortion and Photo Reading?
Before I dig myself a nice big hole, I just want to say I'm not 100% sure what I'm looking at there.
I'ld LIKE to think it's a very nice on-camera example of someone using their training to distort their perception of time to produce what could be a considered a (nearly) magical effect. But considering I'm trying to take everything with a grain of salt these days, I figured I'ld throw it out there for second opinions.
Let's say the woman is producing the effect she says: using photoreading has allowed her to "allow for much faster data transmission to the brain." Has anybody else seen this/tried this/have experience to vouche for it? Would you pursue or experiment with this?
And no, I'm not trying to pimp this stuff. I'ld just like other opinions.
|Thursday, January 29th, 2009|
Flower Of Kairos Dot Com
Hyperdimensional art for a world in dire need of an apocalypse. The site is still in its infancy, but it's grown up enough to promote. Right now everything that is up is written by me (some pieces, however, are a collaborative effort), but we've got some additional contributors lined up, so keep an eye out for that.
|Saturday, October 25th, 2008|
Storm systems roil
I want you to roil.
|Monday, June 9th, 2008|
A Disease Far Better Than The Cure
New article up at foolishpeople.com
Part hypersigil, part true story:
"Something happened on Sunday November 8th, 1992 at 1:44pm according to a very old and very nice Waltham Pocket Watch; something that has guided nearly every choice I have made since. J had been willed that watch by an elderly woman who neither J nor anyone in her immediate family had ever met, but who claimed in the note accompanying the watch, to be a long estranged family member. Three days after a man who wore his suit like a bullet proof vest delivered the watch to J she phoned me. That November had rolled in like the last train home finally reaching the station, and so though I probably should have been surprised to get that call from J, who I had not seen or heard from in the two years since the incident at reservoir number one in Framingham Massachusetts, I was not surprised in the least. The conversation was brief and without the usual soporific emotional pretenses people indulge in when they run into old friends they haven’t seen in whatever passes for a long time in their minds. J is not a cliché; she is laughter in the mausoleum. “Meet me at the red brick building across from the reservoir in two hours.” and then dial tone. "
|Saturday, May 3rd, 2008|
|Saturday, March 8th, 2008|
I was recently asked by the artistic director of The Foolish People
, John Harrigan
, to be a writer for their website.
I'll be contributing at least an article a month (more when I'm feeling industrious or have something special to say) to the site. The subject of all these articles will have to do with time/hyperdimensional magick. Though I'm certainly far from a Thelemite, my work with this subject could aptly enough be described as my Great Work. This is something of a match made in heaven for me. I have the utmost respect for John as an artist, a magician and indeed as a human being; my respect for what The Foolish People do as a unit is likewise immense. I am absolutely privileged and honored to have been offered this opportunity.
With all the gushing out of the way...
My first article is up now and can be read here
Additionally you may be interested in the very kinds words John had to say about me here
|Thursday, November 8th, 2007|
Questions about Fotamecus & Genius Loci
From what I've been reading, Fotamecus has evolved/mutated from a viral servitor network to egregore-hood, but the articles I've been reading are about a decade old. Does contributing to the viral network still increase the efficacy? I've been assuming, "Duh.. Yeah!" but I have to ask.
So.. in a not-so-hypothetical situation, if there's somebody running around slapping time dilation sigils on trees (I know, sloppy language here), what would be a good way to do this usefully? In the sense of combining it with tesseract geometry in order to create a space with temporal R-space distortion?
I guess this is more a request for comments than anything else..
|Tuesday, August 21st, 2007|
Time Travel Machine Outlined
Charles Q. Choi
Special to LiveScience
LiveScience.com Mon Aug 20, 11:55 AM ET
A new concept for a time machine could possibly enable distant future generations to travel into the past, research now suggests
Unlike past ideas for time machines, this new concept does not require exotic, theoretical forms of matter. Still, this new idea requires technology far more advanced than anything existing today, and major questions remain as to whether any time machine would ever prove stable enough to enable actual travel back in time.
Time machine researchers often investigate gravity, which essentially arises when matter bends space and time. Time travel research is based on bending space-time so far that time lines actually turn back on themselves to form a loop, technically known as a "closed time-like curve."
"We know that bending does happen all the time, but we want the bending to be strong enough and to take a special form where the lines of time make closed loops," said theoretical physicist Amos Ori at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa. "We are trying to find out if it is possible to manipulate space-time to develop in such a way."
Many scientists are skeptical as to whether or not time travel is possible. For instance, time machines often are thought to need an exotic form of matter with so-called "negative energy density." Such exotic matter has bizarre properties, including moving in the opposite direction of normal matter when pushed. Such matter could theoretically exist, but if it did, it might be present only in quantities too small for the construction of a time machine.
Ori's latest research suggests time machines are possible without exotic matter, eliminating a barrier to time travel. His work begins with a donut-shaped hole enveloped within a sphere of normal matter.
"We're talking about these closed loops of time, and the simplest kind of closed loops are circles, which is why we have this ring-shaped hole," Ori explained.
Inside this donut-shaped vacuum, space-time could get bent upon itself using focused gravitational fields to form a closed time-like curve. To go back in time, a traveler would race around inside the donut, going further back into the past with each lap.
"The machine is space-time itself," Ori said. "If we were to create an area with a warp like this in space that would enable time lines to close on themselves, it might enable future generations to return to visit our time."
Ori emphasized one significant limitation of this time machine—"it can't be used to travel to a time before the time machine was constructed." His findings are detailed in the Aug. 3 issue of the journal Physical Review D.
A number of obstacles remain, however. The gravitational fields required to make such a closed time-like curve would have to be very strong, "on the order of what you might find close to a black hole," Ori told LiveScience. "We don't have any way of creating such strong gravitational fields today, and we certainly have no way of manipulating any such gravitational fields."
Even if time machines were technically feasible, the gravitational fields involved need to be manipulated in very specific, accurate ways, and Ori said his calculations suggest any time machine could be very unstable, meaning "the tiniest deviations might keep one from working. We need to explore the problem of stability of time machines further."
Theoretical physicist Ken Olum of Tufts University in Medford, Mass., who did not participate in this study, was skeptical concerning how this new model claimed to sidestep prior theoretical objections to time travel.
Still, Olum noted, "It's important if it's right—that there really is some kind of loophole. So this should be scrutinized very closely." The point of such work, he added, was to "expand the bounds of what's possible, what kind of things we can have and what kinds of things we cannot have."
|Monday, March 26th, 2007|
|Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006|
R A W
If you don't know who Robert Anton Wilson is, you are really missing out. He's probably the smartest guy I've ever heard speak about anything. You can read up on him here.
Yesterday Ken showed me an article on boingboing, explaining that Robert is dying. For years he's dealt with the painful reality of Post Polio Syndrome. Robert is in the uncomfortable situation of dying broke. Full time care is extremely expensive, for this reason his friends and fans have asked for some help:
"Robert is dying at his home from post polio syndrome. He has enough money for next months rent and after that will be unable to pay. He cannot walk, has a hard time talking and swallowing, is extremely frail and needs full time care that is being provided by several friends-fans-volunteers and family. We appeal to you to help financially for the next few months to let him die at his home in peace."
Immediately Ken and I decided we would do what we can to help. What we can do is make shirts, so we did just that:
Current Mood: awake
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If you don't know who Robert Anton Wilson is, you are really missing out. He's probably the smartest guy I've ever heard speak about anything. You can read up on him <A HREF="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Anton_Wilson">here.</A><br>
Yesterday Ken showed me an article on <A HREF="http://www.boingboing.net/2006/10/02/robert_anton_wilson_.html">boingboing,</A> explaining that Robert is dying. For years he's dealt with the painful reality of Post Polio Syndrome. Robert is in the uncomfortable situation of dying broke. Full time care is extremely expensive, for this reason his friends and fans have asked for some help:<br>
"Robert is dying at his home from post polio syndrome. He has enough money for next months rent and after that will be unable to pay. He cannot walk, has a hard time talking and swallowing, is extremely frail and needs full time care that is being provided by several friends-fans-volunteers and family. We appeal to you to help financially for the next few months to let him die at his home in peace."<br>
Immediately Ken and I decided we would do what we can to help. What we can do is make shirts, so we did just that:<br>
<A HREF="http://giantrobotprinting.com/store/shirts/raw/pope"><IMG SRC="http://giantrobotprinting.com/store/images/shirts/pope/pope.jpg"</A><br>
We are selling the shirts for $15, $10 of each shirt will be sent directly to RAW. I know it can be hard to spare $50 or $100 to a charity. So this gives people the chance to send an amount most can afford. Hopefully this shirt will get linked around and we can actually send a significant amount of money to one of my heroes. (Click on the shirt to go to the Giantrobotprinting.com store.)<br>
Each shirt comes with appointment as a full fledged Pope of <A HREF="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discordian">Discordianism.</A><br>
If you don't really want another shirt, or Papacy, but still want to help an amazing person in his final days Please send whatever help you can directly to him:<br>
RAW c/o Futique Trust, P.O. Box 3561, Santa Cruz, Ca 95063 or via Paypal at firstname.lastname@example.org.<br>
Please pass this along to whoever you can.<br>
|Monday, September 18th, 2006|
The 78 Piece Time Machine
Divination, in modern occult circles anyway, is the practice of attempting to discern the most probable future based on conditions at the time of the divination. The tarot is probably the most common tool used for divination. Though there any number of ways touse the tarot, it usually involves layouts where the specific position a card is placed has some symbolic relevance. For example a common and simple three card layout ascribes temporal signifigance to each position eg past present and future. Typically the reader will try to discern how the past has impacted the present situation, and then how past and present trends might impact the future. In fact many tarot layouts contain positions relating to a linear time frame of events, which allow for many possible future outcomes, but always a fixed past and present.( Read more...Collapse )
|Wednesday, June 21st, 2006|
The Secret Lives Of Schools
The following article is the first part of a series that I have pieced together from various attempts to write about my experiences using school grounds in time magick. Mostly it talks about the earliest experiences I had with a spirit I evoked at a near by school and while it is largely a personal account I think I have been descriptive enough that folks wishing to play with some of these experiences will find places to start. This is in many ways my most ambitious piece of writing to date. Thanks to a recent bit of inspiration
I decided to play around with hypertext in these articles. The photographs of school ground I took for these articles are of the school where the events I write about transpire, but they were not actually taken until just recently. Anyway, without out further adieu, I present The Secret Lives Of Schools.( Read more...Collapse )
|Sunday, April 23rd, 2006|
I was wondering if anyone has any experience of working with Fotamecus
. I was just reading about him this morning in the excellent (so far) book Now That's What I Call Chaos Magick
by Greg Humphries and Julian Vayne. This morning was the first time I'd heard about him (Fotamecus) but then this afternoon someone on the Z (Cluster) list
posts about him. Now I'm not one to do the whole Crowley/Magister Templi thing of seeing everything that happens as a message from the Secret Chiefs or whatever but to have Fotamecus cross my radar twice in four hours has certainly captured my interest.
So anyway, have any of your time magicians worked with this egregore/god-form? Do you want to share any experiences? Current Mood: intrigued
|Wednesday, April 12th, 2006|
following up to my last post, I had a dream this morning where dreaming of a tunnel in a hypnagogic state, I felt as if the tunnel that I saw linked to two other tunnels that I had seen in previous dreams. either that or my imagination very convincingly made up two memories of dreams that never actually happened. subjectively, though, it felt like I had genuinely bridged three temporally separated dreams.
|Friday, April 7th, 2006|
Scientific American Special
Just wanted to give people a heads up on the latest Scientific American Special Edition. It is on the subject of Time and has a lot of interesting looking articles (I haven't had chance to read mine yet). It should be available from all good newstands.
|Thursday, April 6th, 2006|
|Wednesday, April 5th, 2006|
|Thursday, February 2nd, 2006|
Sorry--here's the poem--see below
I don’t know how to say this,
‘Cause words are like nails
sealing the lid on the coffin,
Disregarding what they are not.
This is really hard to say,
‘Cause my thoughts on the matter
can’t be nailed down.
They ride the floom,
In one ear and out the other,
Like greased pigs,
Mischievous and squealing.
Here’s the thing,
And you’ll probably say
“Who cares?” or
“This guy has too much time
on his hands.”
But here it is:
Things happen from moment to moment.
Spermatozoa number three-thousand-six
Knocks on the door, takes off his shoes,
and pours a drink;
Mrs. Egg leans back, smiles, winks,
and spreads her legs,
And in that moment
an entirely new citizen of Earth
is ushered in
through velvet curtains.
(stay with me on this)
You wake up with
miss your bus,
walk three city blocks,
turn a corner,
and find yourself in a really bad movie.
On cue, an extra turns, points and fires.
A tiny phallic metal projectile
makes a vaginal gash in your flesh
where there shouldn’t be one.
Three feet to the left
and the brick wall would be shattered
But it’s not, and you are,
And now it’s all over.
Your job, your marriage,
your upcoming vacation;
All gone in one moment.
Lots of other things happen
from moment to moment.
You eat a sandwich, blow your nose,
Watch TV, yawn,
Wait for the light to change,
Smoke a cigarette, buy some cheese,
Check the weather, brush your teeth,
And so on...
Now here’s the tricky part:
Are all moments esentially the same?
Are some moments bigger and fatter
Are some moments flat and shiny
while others are prickly and thin?
Are some moments covered with hair
and other moments bald and sweaty?
Do some moments click and chitter
Do other moments giggle hysterically?
Do some moments wear dark glasses
while others stare directly into the sun?
Are some moments wiggly like jello
while others run down the side of your leg?
You? Me? God?
The President of the United States?
Gazillions of moments
chug along the timespace choochoo,
Appearing and disappearing
like frog-breath bubbles
from the bottom of the pond,
Zim-zumming on and off
like the broken light bulb in the closet.
Maybe we just notice some moments
more than others.
You’re probably thinking that
I should go out and get a job.
Who thinks about this
kind of shit anyway?
I want to thank sammaelhain for the very illuminating piece on
time-space avatars. The ideas involved in time magick, which I had
never heard of before I came to this journal, are ones which I have
been struggling with intuitively for many years and it's starting to
make sense now after reading the essay. I'd like to share the following
poem, written a couple of years ago, in which I'm wrestling, I now
realize, with reconciling the ideas of "god-time" versus the linear
experiencing of time and the "opportune moments" represented by kairos.
|Friday, September 23rd, 2005|