Special Liminalist trip down memory lane, revisiting cassette journals of Jasun’s first encounters with Dave Oshana in Hampstead, London, in 2007. Sound quality is less than perfect; listening with headphones will help increase audibility.
Part One: It Begins (0 – 26 mins)
Dave meets Jake with his mother, first impressions, the Kundalini woman, Dave’s focused attention, Jake’s face-ache, questions for Dave, handing over Matrix Warrior, retreat inquiry, the question of teachers, energy and matter, fishes out of water, a flexible assemblage point, dreams of Dave, healing laughter in the second attention, Dave’s body humor.
Part Two: A Prayer for Transformation (26 – 51 mins)
A creeping sadness, seeking shamanic shakeup, concerns for the mother, expectations high & low, mood shifting, a prayer for transformation, Dave’s worst nightmare, reviewing the workshop, Matrix Warrior again, finding affinity, the return of the Kundalini woman, New Age positivism vs. diagnostic realism, backing up Dave, intimations of collaboration, Garbanzo’s uneaten dinner.
Part Three: The Catalyst (51 mins to 1 hr 19 mins)
Six pounds down the drain, a black pall of negativity, the flyer mind, the catalyst, Garbanzo’s worms, Jake’s circle friends, a sense of alienation, species annihilation, a crucial difference, a necessary reminder of the need to tune in to spirit, questioning the word “spiritual,” the illusion of agreement about spirituality, a Jew and a Muslim, Jake’s intellectual edge, impressions of the group, affinity & awareness, a golden orgasm.
Part Four: The Payoff (1 hr 19 – 1 hr 36 mins)
The party payoff, a cameo appearance by Jake’s brother, a dog in heat, kundalini kickstart, chit-chat about Reich & ETs, the flyer mind again, giving thanks to the spirit and for Dave’s intervention, liberalism & fascism, sensing every rain drop, the key of body awareness.
Part Five: Two Different Rhythms (1 hr 36 mins – 1 hr 53 mins)
The third encounter, a trip to the West-End, a mystery in Mysteries, four hours with Dave, two different rhythms, Dave’s storytelling, more intimations of collaboration, replenished by laughter, dreams of secret police, sadness and tiredness, a hole in the soul.
Part Six: Circle of the Sun (1 hr 53 mins – end)
Looking back, the blueprint, accessing the transmission within, connecting to others, soul mates, what we are seeking, out of the darkness, when the penny drops.