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Alan Watts ‒ The Secret (Video)

“The people who live on the top of the hill know they’re nice people, but they wouldn’t know they were nice people unless they had some nasty people to compare themselves with. Every in-group requires an out-group. Whereas the nasty people think they are the real ‘far-out’ people; whereas those people ‒ those ‘hillbillies’ ‒ are ‘squares’, and they wouldn’t be able to feel ‘far-out’ unless there were squares. These things simply go together. But when that is not seen, we play the games of getting on top of things, all the time, and so we’re in a constant state of competition.”
‒Alan Watts

“The Dance of Reality” [Film] (Video)

“The Dance of Reality” is a glimpse into the mind and life of enigmatic filmmaker and visionary Alejandro Jodorowsky, who retraces the spiritual and mystical path he’s followed since childhood and recreates his incredible life journey as an artist, filmmaker, writer, and therapist, each a stage on his quest to push back the boundaries of both imagination and reason…

“Johnny Got His Gun” [Film] (Video)

A young American soldier is wounded by a mortar shell on the last day of World War I. He lies in a hospital bed as a quadruple amputee who has lost his arms, legs, eyes, ears, mouth, and nose, but remains conscious and able to think, thereby reliving his life through strange dreams, memories, and conversations with Jesus, unable to distinguish whether he is awake or dreaming…

Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Meditation Technique

“Since, in truth, bondage and freedom are relative, these words are only for those terrified with the universe. This universe is a reflection of minds. As you see many suns in water from one sun, so see bondage and liberation.”

 
This is a very deep technique, one of the deepest, and only very rare minds have tried it. Zen is based on this technique. This technique is saying a very difficult thing ‒ difficult to comprehend, not difficult to experience. But first comprehension is needed…

“A Scanner Darkly” [Film] (Video)

The disturbing potency of author Philip K. Dick’s premise remains: The drug war’s been lost, citizens are kept under rigid surveillance by holographic scanning recorders, and a schizoid addict named Bob Arctor is facing an identity crisis he’s not even aware of. Due to his voluminous intake of the highly addictive psychotropic drug Substance D, Arctor’s brain has been split in two, each hemisphere functioning separately from the other. Due to this he is unaware of the fact that he’s also Agent Fred, an undercover agent assigned to infiltrate Arctor’s circle of friends to track down the secret source of Substance D. While in a “scramble suit” that constantly shifts identities and renders Agent Fred/Arctor “the ultimate everyman”, the drug-addled antihero must come to grips with a society where “everything is not going to be OK”…

“The Power of the Witch: Real or Imaginary?” [Documentary] (Video)

An extremely rare and intriguing documentary on witchcraft that aired once in the UK in 1971, featuring rare footage, contributions from Eleanor Bone, Cecil Williamson, Alex & Maxine Sanders, and Doreen Valiente, and delving into the famously unsolved murder of Charles Walton on Meon Hill, in South West England, in 1945. The inscrutable subject matter and slightly-warped sound and spotty visuals that characterize this visual document create a uniquely enticing atmosphere for this quaint glimpse into the past…

“Rebel Without a Cause” [Film] (Video)

In one of the most influential performances in movie history, James Dean plays Jim Stark, the new kid in town, a rebellious young man with a troubled past whose loneliness, frustration, and anger mirrored the angst and sensibilities of post-WWII teens. This landmark film’s enigmatic portrayal of the disquietude and alienation of youth still reverberates more than a half century later, earning it a place as one of the American Film Institute’s 100 greatest American films of all time…

Marshall Davis Jones ‒ Touchscreen Hype (Video)

“Introducing the new Apple I person
Complete with multi-touch and volume control
Doesn’t it feel good to touch?
Doesn’t it feel good to touch?
Doesn’t it feel good to touch?
 
My world is so digital
That I have forgotten what that feels like
It used to be hard to connect when friends formed cliques
But it’s even more difficult to connect now that clicks form friends
But who am I to judge?…”
 
‒Marshall Davis Jones

Brion Gysin at Work (Video)

“The poets are supposed to liberate the words ‒ not chain them in phrases. Who told the poets they were supposed to think? Poets are meant to sing and to make words sing. Writers don’t own their words. Since when do words belong to anybody? ‘Your very own words,’ indeed! And who are you?”
‒Brion Gysin

Robert Anton Wilson ‒ Free Your Mind (Video)

“When people start arguing about words, they are mostly arguing about whether the words that they apply to objects they have created out of the infinity of possible objects that could be put together ‒ they’ve picked up a few of them ‒ then they put words on them, then they quarrel about the words. And if these people get to the stage where they are willing to kill one another over the words, they should be put in a nice, quiet home in the country with kindly doctors, and beautiful nurses, and a good sedative. But generally, they end up in government and start bombing one another. Or they lead religious crusades for the true faith and kill one another with swords or some such thing.”
‒Robert Anton Wilson

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