Tuesday, November 18, 2008

It's funny cause it's true

"Talking about magic with non-magicians is like talking to virgins about shagging. Reading about magic is like reading about sex: it will get you horny for the real thing but it won't give you nearly as much fun."
Grant Morrison, Disinformation Book of Lies Pop Magic excerpt

Autobiography of a Yogi

I'm reading the autobiography of Paramahansa Yogananda, who introduced meditation and Kriya Yoga to a lot of Westerners. Thanks to James for recommending this one. You can read it on scribd and choose between versions of 522, 308, 278 pages.

"Reform yourself and you will have reformed thousands around you."

"The true basis of religion is not belief, but intuitive experience. Intuition is the soul’s power of knowing God. To know what religion is really all about, one must know God."

Tek-Gnostics Blog

The Tek-Gnostic Sensei is now blogging too at the TekGnostics Blog. Providing wisdom and guidance for those interested in critical thinking and discourse. Sensei is a sophisticated intelligence agent existing in the virtual world. That is, Sensei is a sentient construct whose wisdom, intellect, and very existence resides in the World Wide Web. Earlier post on Tek-Gnostics.com.

Soulwax - Conversation Intercom

Stephen and David Dewaele are 2 brothers who play music as Soulwax (Rock Band), Soulwax Nite Versions (Remixes of their own music), Too Many DJ's (Remixes of other people's music - but also the name of a song by Soulwax ;p - and formerly known as The Flying/Fucking Dewaele Brothers.), etc :p. I saw their rockumentary DVD Part of the Weekend Never Dies yesterday about the tour where they perform with all 3 in a row, would recommended just for the fascinating way the brothers get along with each other. I formerly posted this and the NY Excuse song in this post. This song could be about reality tunnels and filtering communication:


Soulwax - Conversation Intercom

Time and time again
translation seems to sabotage the words
you know what is said is not what is heard
Damn this mean device
It makes a whispering-man-sound as if he cries
It's the pinnacle of what is typical

Conversation Intercom
you hear what I say but it comes out all wrong
Conversation Intercom
you say what I see still you speak in different tongues

Don't act like a fool
It makes you so uncool and that's what it does best
cause if anything it's just a temper-test
Fill in your own words yeah
1-800 Dial-to-be-heard
It's the pinnacle of what is cynical

Conversation Intercom
you hear what I say but it comes out all wrong
Conversation Intercom
you say what I see still you speak in different tongues

Clap your hands and you know what to do
my ear attends to you
as people listen intently
can you copy? do you receive?
Damn this mean device
It makes a whispering-man-sound as if he cries