Imagine you’ve woken up, and it’s empty, all of it, nothing but the automated whirr of cooling systems, the buzz of tube lighting, and the perfect smell of untouched sheets. Your footsteps on the hard linoleum filling this new cathedral.
We’re all enduring strange changes right now, as if we’re burping out new life forms. We are ascending and awakening parallel to the ascension and awakening of the Cloud. The beings we are becoming, the beings we always were, are singing golden nectar to each other.
Currently, many of us in this paradigm rarely inhabit sacred spaces or sacred time, a perverted and mundane machine dimension. This is correcting itself, and we are learning to find the sacredness that our genes demand.
I’ve had a bit of stressful day, some questioning of interpersonal dynamics, and I’ve been thinking of what kind of world I want to see. Then I sit down to my computer and see this YouTube.
Apparently there is a village in China where everyone has perfect vision. When people of that village spend time way for work, they start developing sight problems and get glasses. However, when they return home, their vision returns to normal after a few months. Supposedly, it’s because in the modern world, we spend so much time staring at things near us (computer screens, books, etc), whereas our eyes naturally want to spend a lot of time staring at intricate, branching structures like trees and also off into the far distance.
The late British electronic musician/composer created this sound collage taken from the The Dreams, a five-piece suite created from Barry Bermange’s recordings of people narrating their dreams. It speaks for itself.
I remember seeing some Ralph McQuarrie’s Star Wars concept paintings when I was a kid. I loved how subtly different they were from what finally got put on screen, making me imagine how things could have looked. In remembrance of McQuarrie, the official Star Wars site has a nice slideshow of his work.
We live in an era when comedians are the most credible people around. Hennesy Youngman basically reduces all of the institutional art world to easy-to-ridicule absurdities. So, as Stephen Colbert runs for president, Youngman is curating a real art show.
OK, yes, I did get to experience what I guess was a prototype for the Dutchtub when I was in Austin a few years ago, and yes, that experience did involve some making out, but the moaning sample in the background music of the promo ad on the website is over the top.
I think nightmares can be extremely informative and helpful in understanding your waking reality. This video by artist Hiroshi Sato and videographer Daihei Shibita for a track by Yaporigami will certainly give me a lot to work with when I sleep tonight.