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Art is a different value system. Like God, it fails us continually. Like God, we have legitimate doubts about its existence but, like God, art leaves us with footprints of beauty. We sense there is more to life than the material world can provide, and art is a clue, an intimation, at its best, a transformation. We don’t need to believe in it, but we can experience it. The experience suggests that the monolith of corporate culture is only a partial reality. This is important information, and art provides it. When you take time to read a book or listen to music or look at a picture, the first thing you are doing is turning your attention inwards. The outside world, with all of its demands, has to wait. As you withdraw your energy from the world, the artwork begins to reach you with energies of its own. The creativity and concentration put into the making of the artwork begin to cross-current into you. This is not simply about being recharged, as in a good night’s sleep or a holiday, it is about being charged at a completely different voltage. When I read Seamus Heaney or Ted Hughes, I’m not just reading a poet’s take on the world, I am entering into a different world - a world built from the beginning on other principles. William Carlos Williams said: “It’s hard to get the news from poems, but men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there.
Art is a continuum, passed down from hand to hand, lost, rediscovered, found in objects as proof of a living spirit that defies the orthodoxy of materialism. Yes, art becomes a collector’s item, or a rich man’s trophy. Yes, art is traded for large sums of money, but this is not art’s purpose, nor its nature. If money ceased to exist, art would continue. If war flattened London tomorrow, someone would start to make an installation out of the rubble.
Why did the Taliban bullet down the Buddhas? Why did Hitler burn books? Why was Ulysses banned? Why did Franco refuse to show Guernica? Art is potent, confrontational, difficult. It challenges what we are, and that is equally true of a Queen Anne chair, the Mona Lisa or Rachel Whiteread’s House. We can muzzle the power of art in all sorts of ways - destroying or banning it is too obvious. A favourite gag is to familiarise it so that we no longer see it (Constable), or to sentimentalise it, so that we read it but do not allow it to read us (Dickens). Even better if we can just watch an adaptation on TV. The Queen Anne chair may seem unthreatening compared with Rachel Whiteread, but before we console ourselves with its antiqueness (ie expensive, dead), let’s take it into Ikea and watch some MDF look pale.
Don’t be fooled by the way capitalism co-opts art. It pretends to do it for money, but underneath money is terror. Terror that there might be a different way to live. There is a different way, and it’s not a William Morris utopia, or an Omega workshop niche; it’s a celebration of the human spirit. Art reminds us of all the possibilities we are persuaded to forget. Peace or war, we need those alternatives." @3 weeks ago
Deepak Chopra explanation of consciousness
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nobel poet, hanging around with Gandhi and making the battle with Einstein
Rupert Sheldrake - The Science Delusion BANNED TED TALK
10 dogma’s of modern science. nice crazy dude
The Sensory Deprivation Tank - Joe Rogan
Sensory Deprivation Tanks: Part 1/3 (Documentary)
Graham Hancock - The War on Consciousness BANNED TED TALK
DMT rituals !
BBC Horizon: Psychedelic Science - (DMT, LSD, Iboga)
Graham Hancock’s “Quest For The Lost Civilization” **FULL MOVIE**
dirty 80’ on the spiritual temples@3 weeks ago