Follow up conversation with the Ungoogleable Michaelangelo, on Prisoner of Infinity, soul rescue, psychedelics, the power of disbelief, projections of the divine, transhumanism & transgender, accountability of researchers in the alt. perceptions community, & the hidden machinery of abuse.
Part One: A World Full of Holes (0 – 39 mins)
Reading Prisoner of Infinity, self-portraits as other people, plant-medicinal interface, a user experience of the psyche, the old seers, self-replicating machines of language, a world full of holes, being possessed by an authorial voice, soul rescue missions, the hidden protagonist of 16 Maps of Hell, Polanski’s The Tenant, trapped in the matrix, the trap of synchromysticism, overlooking the overlooker, a lethal text, the mutual trappings of conspiracy theory and psychedelics, fortresses in freefall, finalizing infinity, the power of disbelief, the skin of a snake, an origin story, looking for God, a cyclone of confusion, eternal creative energy, the repositories of eternity.
Part Two: A Stain on the Emptiness (39 mins – 1 hr 15 mins)
The bicameral wife mind, a skeptical ear, the god-devil dichotomy, semi-dogmatism, the opposite of the totality, a daimonic split, a stain on the emptiness, mind vs psyche, a DID deity, God beyond projection, a tweet-storm with Erik Davis, the trans argument/trans fallacy, a hallucinatory mind-space, postmodernism and the reification of identity, an Oedipal edifice, men who would be women, a collective human organism & a fragmented psyche, The id-entity, a crack house castle in the clouds, the bicameral mind & the voice of the gods, the I inside, guidance of the soul, sensation as voice, the divine in action, Blake’s marriage of heaven and hell, the chameleon saucer-mind.
Part Three: The Theater of Cruelty (1 hr 15 – 1 hr 50 mins)
T McKenna & tarnishing the truth, conflating mind subjectivity with body subjectivity, making up the mind, personality as performance, a flight into theater, Jason Silva, a slave-run simulation, losing touch with sensation, the empowerment of the identity, body as machine, the theater of cruelty, the reality behind lizard overlords, Silva’s fear of death, Erik’s enabling, Jeffrey Kripal’s dodginess, Davis & the OTO, trauma as good for the soul, Beyond the Black Rainbow, occultism and child trafficking, complicity by association, Jonathan Lethem, the role of whistle-blower.
Part Four: A Battle for Nuance (1 hr 50 mins – end)
The freedom to follow leads, writing for an exclusive audience, the lens of trauma, writing for survivors, a tapestry of abuse, a cursed nation, a pseudo-awakening and a revenge fantasy, Tarantino movies, a battle for nuance, scapegoating the scapegoaters, uber-rationales, sustaining taboos to maintain balance, the unification of abused and abuser, defending Michael Jackson, setting boundaries, using psychedelics to treat trauma, poisonous medicine, Trojan Horses on every side, the body as God incarnate.
“Crucial Fictions & Lucid Trauma” (first talk with UM)