November 2013

* Ethics of Telepathy

"Promises are like the full moon: if they are not kept at once they diminish day by day."


I propose a new genre. One that I hope won't catch on (we all know what happens when a new genre "catches on". It becomes a label and it becomes dead).

I propose the morphing of what was traditionally called "goa trance" just four short years ago for various reasons, has now become "psy-trance". Before labels, before a lot of frat boys and clubbies got involved in this genre, it was a very refreshing experience not knowing exactly what to call the vibe, the music, the parties, and the people. I'm always looking for that bit of mystery, that secret gathering. It's happening all the time around us. Each of us I think has the responsibility of finding our own particular group. It'll be temporary, and it will dissipate eventually. I'm learning how to not hold on to habits, and learn how to flow. My next quest is that of a "psi trance" gathering. Low key, secret recipes for truly magical experiences involving music that is constructed with the outcome of telepathy in mind. My dream has always been to communicate with strangers and friends on a non-verbal level. I felt that in extreme moments such as moon-tribe, and other "key parties" that had opened my perceptions as to what this is all about. This is no pretense about "family". We are all part of the family. The imposition of this egotistical notion is counter productive.

Those "key moments" were completely spontaneous. It wasn't anything planned. These moments are happening more frequently, to a wider group people, than ever before. Where is it going? That is what I need to find out.

The lunar cycle is definitely an all important factor.


I will tell you a little story. The man was a sensation type, and the woman was an intuitive type. Of course, they felt attraction. So they took a little boat and went out to the lake. And there were those birds that dive after fish, and then after a certain time they come up again - and you can't tell where or when they'll come up. Now, you would think that the one who observes reality very carefully (sensation type) would win out. But not at all. The woman won the bet repeatedly. She was beating him in all instances. She knew what would happen by intuition, which is knowing something before it happens. Now, how is that possible?

Well, sometimes you discover the intermediate links that connect the moment to the anticipated future. There is a perception that occurs through intermediate links, and so you can see the result of what is a whole chain of associations. However, in most cases, a person cannot use intuition this well, and you don't foresee the results very accurately.
(Carl Jung)

Ducks, along with geese share the same symbolism of transition due to their migratory nature. Ducks are also a Celtic animal symbol of honesty, simplicity and resourcefulness. Ducks also represent sensitivity, as they tend to be very sensitive to their surroundings. Also viewed as graceful and agile - particularly in the water, ducks are respected for their beauty and adaptation to nature. Ducks are connected to feminine energies, the astral plane and emotions through their connection with water. Ducks remind us to drink deeply from the waters of life. Find comfort in your element and with those of like mind and spirit. Ducks teach you how to maneuver through the waters of life with grace and comfort. Psychologist and therapists often have Ducks as a totem, assisting them to help others move through emotional tangles.

Alain De Botton

Alain De Botton

Our fear of failure constantly impedes our creativity. Now, what is it we are afraid of...when we're afraid of failing? It's not necessarily material sufferring, because many of us are above material suffering. We're living in the west nowadays, we have safety nets, we have systems that will save us from the worst kinds of material deprivations. What we don't have is anything to save us from humiliation.

And that's what we need to find a way to deal with. There's one engine of modern society that humilates people more than any other, and that engine is the media.

The person who snorted something and now they're out, the person who slept with the wrong person and now they're finished. There is constant fear of failure. And the way these stories are told is terrifying. There is no mercy in those stories. And that's what keeps us running. But it also stifles creativity.

Let's take a different perspective on our lives. And this is where art can be helpful. Most narrative works of art are stories of failure. The artform that we know as tragedy is essentially telling us again and again the stories of people who have failed. Who have messed up their lives. But we don't laugh, we don't giggle, we don't call this person a loser.

We say, oh dear, I'm sorry about that. That's terrible, that's so complex. I can see how one mistep, led to another, which led to a hasty decision, which led to a panic, which led to a failure, it no longer seems quite so simple, we bring sympathy.

Tabloids function as brutal headlines, and that's what keeps us so terrified. That our lives will be assessed with from this violently, cruel point of view. Well, I think we need to relax. We need to have, within ourselves, a story of how we might fail, and that failure be a noble failure.

The great thing about Japanese Aesthetics is that they know all about noble failure. Most works of great Japanese Art are recounting stories of people that lost but are not losers. We need to find ways of accomadating failure into the narrative of our lives so that when we do fail, we do not have to accuse ourselves of being losers.


One of the great enemies of creativity on a corporate and a personal level is the fear of failure, and no creativity can occur without an accomadation with failure.

If you're not prepared to fail, you cannot succeed. And the demand that we constantly produce success is the most inhibiting and failure inducing prejuduice of our times. We need to get over it.

I want to ecourage you to go out there and make mistakes, and make sure that the creativity that you are using is geared toward the most important things so that capitalism and art can finally be united and that the best possible medium for the communication of ideas, which is advertising, is geared toward reminding us, and exciting our appetite for the things that are most important to a successful and a good life.

(Alain De Botton)

Jean Piaget

"The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done; men and women who are creative, inventive and discoverers, who can be critical and verify, and not accept, everything they are offered."

"Intelligence is what you use when you don't know what to do."

"Play is the answer to how anything new comes about."

"Logic is the mirror of thought, and not vice versa."

"Children have real understanding only of that which they invent themselves, and each time that we try to teach them something too quickly, we keep them from reinventing it themselves."

"The relations between parents and children are certainly not only those of constraint. There is spontaneous mutual affection, which from the first prompts the child to acts of generosity and even of self-sacrifice, to very touching demonstrations which are in no way prescribed. And here no doubt is the starting point for that morality of good which we shall see developing alongside of the morality of right or duty, and which in some persons completely replaces it."

"Babies are obviously narcissistic but not in the way adults are, not even Spinoza's God, and I am a little afraid that Freud sometimes forgets that the narcissistic baby has no sense of self."

"I am convinced that there is no sort of boundary between the living and the mental or between the biological and the psychological. From the moment an organism takes account of a previous experience and adapts to a new situation."

"In order to become conscious of one's ego, it is necessary to liberate oneself from the thought and will of others."

Every observer has noted that the younger the child, the less sense he has of his own ego. From the intellectual point of view, he does not distinguish between external and internal, subjective and objective. From the point of view of action, he yields to every suggestion, and if he does oppose to other people's wills - a certain negativism which has been called "the spirit of contradiction" - this only points to his real defenselessness against his surroundings. A strong personality can maintain itself without the help of this particular weapon.

(Jean Piget)