Top Ten Countdown #4
There is no evidence that we’ve been placed on this planet to be especially happy or especially normal. And in fact our unhappiness and our strangeness, our anxieties and compulsions, those least fashionable aspects of our personalities, are quite often what lead us to do rather interesting things.
Jon Ronson, The Psychopath Test (via sophianism)
Visionary Dialogues with Conscious Thought Leaders:
“What Makes a Shaman Authentic?
Starts October 17th
“Life lived in the absence of the psychedelic experience that primordial shamanism is based on is life trivialized, life denied, life enslaved to the ego.”
― Terence McKenna
The Legend of Doom
DOOM 2099 #1 (Jan. 1993)
Art by Pat Broderick (pencils/inks) & Christie Sheele (colors)
Words by John Francis Moore & Bill Shakespeare
The man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never be quite the same as the man who went out. He will be wiser but less cocksure, happier but less self-satisfied, humbler in acknowledging his ignorance yet better equipped to understand the relationship of words to things, of systematic reasoning to the unfathomable Mystery which it tries, forever vainly, to comprehend.
Aldous Huxley, Doors Of Perception/Heaven & Hell (via meloooyellow)
You cannot compare this present experience with a past experience. You can only compare it with a memory of the past, which is a part of the present experience. When you see clearly that memory is a form of present experience, it will be obvious that trying to separate yourself from this experience is as impossible as trying to make your teeth bite themselves.
To understand this is to realize that life is entirely momentary, that there is neither permanence nor security, and that there is no “I” which can be protected.
Browser-based real-time live-coding music editor to create your own little Algorave tunes.
Even if you are not familiar with coding, it is interesting to see and hear what and how the electronic music presents itself. You can change anything in the code for differing results (for example, changing the BPM variable or numbers that represent the notes of the bassline).
A lot of the examples sounds very Chiptune and some more sophisticated than others, but the project is constantly being worked on with new features and capabilities.
Worth an investigation if you are curious.
Try it out for yourself here
“You might as well be dead. Seriously, if you always put limits on what you can do, physically or anything else, it’ll spread over into the rest of your life. It’ll spread into your work, into your morality, into your entire being. There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you. A man must constantly exceed his level.”
- Bruce Lee