This overview of the artwork of Alex Grey (also published as a multi-part series on Reality Sandwich) looks at problems the art world has with spiritually themed art, Alex’s transforming relationship to darkness and shadow material, what his art says about sexuality, and the public roles Alex plays versus his studio work.Read More »
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Zones of inner jeopardy (ZIJ) are those familiar times when we are inwardly stressed, our thoughts and emotions are agitated, and we may be enveloped by dark moods. The causes of ZIJ are various, and usually there are multiple causes such as metabolic disequilibria, social/sexual issues, financial hardship, disturbances in the force and so forth."ZIJ" is used in this essay to refer to both zones of inner jeopardy and a way of dealing with them.Read More »
Awakening from uneasy dreams, I was aware of myself as a self-reflecting starship. For a few moments I lingered in that warpy place between dreams and wakefulness, still feeling partly caught up in some painful drama with another starship that had played itself out as I slept. Slowly the dream faded, and the waking consciousness returned---that all-too-familiar sense of myself as a middle-aged starship, about halfway through its lifecycle in an era where well-maintained starships often lasted a century.Read More »
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I think I just realized why I get into trouble with so many people----somehow I never realized what now seems obvious----reality testing is politically incorrect! Whether you are a religious fundamentalist or a New Age fundamentalist, on the right or on the left, if it feels emotionally satisfying, then it’s true.Read More »
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A surreal and comic rant that reveals some psychological truths about attitudes toward aging and offers some practical advice.Read More »
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f you are not particularly interested in Burning Man don't be turned away, because the topics covered go far beyond this one event and include: Transforming our Thanatos Self Radical Self Reliance Magic Ritual and Self Importance Approaching a Mutant Nexus Rapidly Shifting and Parabolic Zeitgeists The Eros of the Present Era---how our Sexuality is Shaped by the Pendulum of Enantiadromia Examples of Mind Parasites and Vampires The Evolutionary Event Horizon A Logos Beheld Alex Grey on the American Dream and the Eye of God Virtual Reality Awakening from the Default RealityRead More »
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A sort-of review of this visionary film that suggests it has a different meaning than its creator intended, and takes you on a surreal journey.Read More »
One of the most obnoxiously persistent themes in so many people lives is money. A surreal rant on this magical and tainted artifact of the Babylon Matrix.Read More »
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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