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Falling through the Looking Glass (a dream about Burning Man and the creative process)

Self-portrait in Infinity Box (N0. 3), from the Awakened Vision series, 2012 by Matt Elson photographed at the Fractal Nation Art Gallery, Burning Man 2012 text and photos copyright Jonathan Zap, 2012 At about 330am (see Predawn Window Zone), just before awakening to resume work on my fantasy epic, Parallel Journeys, I had a dream about relating to the creative …

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Fluctuations in the Force

newsletter copyright Jonathan Zap 2012 Are you reading this as an email? STOP! The text and dozen or so images will look so much better in the version posted on my site. Go here: Fluctuations in the Force The above image is a shadow self-portrait I took with my Iphone at Sonic Bloom I will be at Burning Man, but …

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2012 Odyssey

Untitled painting copyright Nathan Zap, 1977, oil on canvass Best wishes for the solstice. A few quick news items before the main subject.  If you use the Zap Oracle please note that finally every card has it’s own URL so you can link to them. Look for it in the image caption section. I just put together a gallery of …

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No Safe Walk Through Life

Nathan Zap (born 1919) in the 1950s, probably a self-portrait (he was an excellent photographer and painter). text copyright Jonathan Zap 2012, photo copyright Nathan Zap 2012 From the point of view of body and ego, there is no safe walk through life, and no one gets out alive. How you respond to the unsafeness of life will determine much …

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Zap on Serious Wonder

Just recorded a commercial free 75 minute interview with Serious Wonder Media. Gray Scott, the interviewer, was very perceptive and asked some great questions. As part of our discussion of visual telepathy he shared a personal experience of telepathic boundary dissolution during an ayahuasca experience. We discussed quite a variety of subjects from ufology to the universe as simulation and …

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Hurtling toward the Event Horizon

We are all, individually and collectively, hurtling toward an Event Horizon. Although much about the singularity we are heading toward is unknown, a primordial image of the metamorphosis permeates our world. I call this image the Singularity Archetype and have been exploring the many layers of meaning encoded in it since 1978. My book, Crossing the Event Horizon: Human Metamorphosis …

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Zap on Coast-to-Coast this Saturday Night (2/25)

I WILL BE ON COAST-TO-COAST AM THIS SATURDAY EVENING (2/25) INTO SUNDAY MORNING TALKING ABOUT MY BOOK AND/OR PSYCHOPATHY AND THE FINANCIAL MELTDOWN WITH HOST JOHN B. WELLS. GO HERE: http://www.coasttocoastam.com/stations TO FIND THE STATION CLOSEST TO YOU. COAST-TO-COAST AM IS NORTH AMERICA’S MOST LISTENED TO LATE NIGHT TALK SHOW CARRIED BY 560 RADIO STATIONS TO AN AUDIENCE OF MILLIONS. THE SHOW …

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The Dangerous Methods of David Cronenberg—-A Brief Review of A Dangerous Method

If you are getting this as an email, stop, you can see a much sexier version here: http://zaporacle.com/the-dangerous-methods-of-david-cronenberg-a-brief-review-of-a-dangerous-method/  text copyright 2012, Jonathan Zap edited by Austin Iredale Vigo Mortensen as Freud, and Michael Fassbender as Jung, in A Dangerous Method   “…he made on me personally the impression of a man obsessed with fixed ideas. I can make nothing in my own …

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The Way of the Warrior

I recently recorded a podcast of The Way of the Warrior  <<<<click the link to hear it/ download it. I’ve found this life stance to hold up even during the darkest moments.  Here’s the first couple of paragraphs: WHAT IS A WARRIOR? Why is being a Warrior important, and what is meant by being a Warrior anyway? Language is so often …

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ZIJ—Dealing with Zones of Inner Jeopardy

Manhattan store front window with reflections Getting this newsletter as an email. See a much sexier version by going here: http://zaporacle.com/zij-dealing-with-zones-of-inner-jeopardy-2/ ZIJ—Dealing with Zones of Inner Jeopardy is my latest document and podcast. Here’s a couple of paragraphs: Zones of inner jeopardy (ZIJ) are those familiar times when we are inwardly stressed, our thoughts and emotions are agitated, and we …

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An Eyes Wide Shut Meets Burning Man Descent into News Years Eve 2012

I couldn't smell anything from the mostly neglected bongs and unused bowls of giant kola buds, because the air was heavy with the olfactory cacophony of expensive perfumes and colognes, musks and nocturnal blends meant to be seductive and alluring, but which when thrown together in one giant air space merged into a single musky incencse that if marketed, would be sold in black glass flasks labeled "Obsession Bardo" or "Carnival of the Hungry Ghosts." If you listen to the podcast make sure you check the online document for a couple of epilogues that have altered the meaning of this descent into decadence.

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Confessions of a Self-Aware Starship —Newsletter

If you’re reading this as an email, you can see a much sexier version of this newsletter here: http://zaporacle.com/confessions-of-a-self-aware-starship-newsletter/ I’ve just finished a new work that is mostly about the Social Matrix: Confessions of a Self-Aware Starship  which is also available as a podcast.  As we have now entered the frenzy of commercial activity ramping up to the annual retail festival …

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Alex Grey and the Mind Parasites, a New Development Amongst Millenials

Some of you may have already read this but Reality Sandwich just published a new version of Alex Grey and the Mind Parasites. This article, based on some conversations with Alex, analyzes a visionary experience he had on LSD that led to his classic painting, Demons and Deities Drinking from the Milky Pool. While you are on Reality Sandwich check out …

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Beware the Hungry Whirlpools

STOP!  If you’re reading this as an email, it’s going to look lame.  See the much sexier online version here: http://zaporacle.com/beware-the-hungry-whirlpools/ (Zap Oracle Card #644) Beware the hungry whirlpools my friends, the dark undertow of collective vortices that would love to undertake you into their burgeoning carnivals of lost souls. The hungry whirlpools are slippery concavities dotting the thin ice …

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