We have to understand. Whitehead said, “Understanding is the apperception of pattern as such”; to fear death is to misunderstand life. Cognitive activity is the defining act of humanness. Language, thought, analysis, art, dance, poetry, mythmaking: these are the things that point the way toward the realm of the eschaton. We humans may be released into a realm of pure self-engineering. The imagination is everything. This was Blake’s perception. This is where we came from. This is where we are going. And it is only to be approached through cognitive activity.

— Terence McKenna, “New Maps of Hyperspace” (1989); originally published in Magical Blend magazine, also in The Archaic Revival: Speculations on Psychedelic Mushrooms, the Amazon, Virtual Reality, UFOs, Evolution, Shamanism, the Rebirth of the Goddess, and the End of Histor

The Strange Story of how this Site was Created, an introduction to the Zap Oracle Team and our Mission Statement

See A Glossary of Zap Terms for definitions of some of the eccentric words and phrases used on this site such as "Babylon Matrix," "mutant" (used here in a special sense) and "singularity archetype."

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Testimonials

Rob Brezsny , author, visionary, and musician whose syndicated column appears in more than 200 newspapers says “One of my favorite thinkers and writers is my friend Jonathan Zap. His vision is simultaneously cosmic and intimate, shocking and healing. Jonathan has created the Zap Oracle, a source you can use to do divinations for yourself. Because he has such a cagey, interesting, and holy mind, I trust the spirit behind his oracles."

Rob also endorses Jonathan's dream interpretation service. In his weekly newsletter he wrote:

"Jonathan Zap, Visionary Philosopher and Dream Worker Extraordinaire. The best dream worker I've ever known. Over the years, I've had the pleasure of working on my dreams with some fine dream workers, but recently I discovered the best ever. His name is Jonathan Zap.

Highly intuitive, schooled in the wisdom of archetypes, and really smart, Jonathan has helped me crack the codes of some of my major dreams. His cost is quite reasonable, too. I exuberantly recommend his services. (He's not even paying me to say this. I'm simply motivated by the desire to share his treasure with my readers.) "

Tima Vlasto, a free lance writer and translator from Athens, Greece who writes a column for the Examiner says of the Zap Oracle:

"... it has been a more positively transformative experience for me than any other form of inner searching I have done…and I have done a lot! It unabashedly touches and presses on every wound, every bright light, every hidden corner, and in such blunt honesty, that at the moment it “speaks," there is no way to not face, absorb, realize and embrace those shadows that block the “connection”…and confirms, so readily like a snapshot of the “matrix dynamics” at that moment, one’s intuition. It is a great oracle."