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Thought Crime

How dare you question authority?
"Sacred cows make the best hamburger."
Mark Twain


The tripalium is an instrument of torture. The Latin word labor means "suffering". We are unwise to forget this origin of the words "travail" and "labour". Raoul Vaneigem

Noon: Rest From Work by Vincent Van Gogh
Rest From Work
by Vincent Van Gogh

My young men shall never work. Men who work cannot dream; and wisdom comes to us in dreams. Smohalla, founder of the dreamer religion


Time is a social construction which is used to measure motion through space in order to control it and bind it to a social context.
The Liberation of Motion Through Space

People are bewitched into believing that time slips away, and this belief is the basis of time actually slipping away.
The Fascination of Time

The largely hidden key to the symbolic world is time; indeed it is at the origin of human symbolic activity. Time thus occasions the first alienation, the route away from aboriginal richness and wholeness.
Time and its Discontents

Amnesia is essential to civilizing human beings: when one forgets the possibilities (the richness of past, present, and future) one is domesticated, one disappears.
Against Amnesia

  • Running on Emptiness
    The Failure of Symbolic Thought

  • Perceptual Revolution
    Only as a band of armed poets are we to overcome every day fascism.

    Sanity possesses a constellation of defining characteristics which are at first sight unrelated. In this it resembles other, more widely accepted, psychological syndromes... A sane person believes firmly in the uselessness of thinking about what he does not understand, and is pathologically interested in other people. These two symptoms, at first sight independent, are actually inextricably related. In fact they are merely different aspects of that peculiar reaction to reality which we shall call
    The Human Evasion by Celia Green

    An Interzine review of Celia Green and her memes.

    Alan Watts explains
    The Value of Psychotic Experience

  • Recent history is the record of one vast conspiracy to impose one level of mechanical consciousness on mankind. - Allen Ginsburg

    Basically, the setting and goals and patterns of behavior, which are imposed mechanically or externally, and without understanding, produces a rigid structure in consciousness that blocks the free play of thought and the free movement of awareness and attention that are necessary for creativity to act:

    Creativity and What Blocks It
    The Psychopathology of Work

    This is a warning of what happens to spirit when it becomes divorced from its soul pairing, when it ceases to find its reflection in soul - and loses it. It becomes the solitary heroic rational ego which deludes itself into believing that there is no soul. It creates a correspondingly delusional world for itself which, deprived of its connection with a personal and personified counterpart, opens on to the soul's depths, as abysmal as deep space and as impersonal as the subatomic realm.

    In our modern society the image and mythic process has been taken over by corporations that directly control advertising and, indirectly, the entertainment industry. Powerful erotic images are used for the sole purpose of selling consumer products; the side effects of this commercialization have a profound impact on the sexual imagination and identity of vast numbers of people. The Armored Knight of the 20th Century

    There Are No Reasons
    Journey Into Savagery

    L I N K S


    The alternative to intellectual property is straightforward: intellectual products should not be owned, as in the case of everyday language. That means not owned by individuals, corporations, governments, or the community as common property. It means that ideas are available to be used by anyone who wants to.

    Against intellectual property

    In our country are evangelists and zealots of many different political, economic and religious persuasions whose fanatical conviction is that all thought is divinely classified into two kinds—that which is their own and that which is false and dangerous. Justice Robert H. Jackson


    "The great snare of thought is uncritical acceptance of irrational assumptions."
    Will Durant

    The belief that we are pluriforms of God voluntarily descended to this prison world...
    is one of the most radical religious views known in the West.

    Outline in Abstract Form of a New Model of Reality Updating Historic Models,
    in Particular Those of Gnosticism and Christianity

    The Ten Major Principles of the Gnostic Revelation

    The Logos was both that which thought, and the thing which it thought: thinker and thought together. The universe, then, is thinker and thought, and since we are part of it, we as humans are, in the final analysis, thoughts of and thinkers of those thoughts. —How to Build a Universe That Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later by Philip K. Dick

    "As living information, the plasmate travels up the optic nerve of a human to the pineal body. It uses the human brain as a female host in which to replicate itself into its active form. This is an interspecies symbiosis. The Hermetic alchemists knew of it in theory from ancient texts, but could not duplicate it, since they could not locate the dormant, buried plasmate. Bruno suspected that the plasmate had been destroyed by the Empire; for hinting at this he was burned. "The Empire never ended." —Phillip K. Dick
    Tractates Cryptica Scriptura

    All the philosophies, creeds, dogmas and beliefs that humanity has evolved are variants of three great paradigms, the Transcendental, the Materialist and the Magical.

    Ten Theses Toward the End of the Flesh-Spirit Dichotomy or,
    Radical Spirituality is Radical Sensuality or it is Nothing

    "To judge from the notions expounded by theologians, one must conclude that God created most men simply with a view to crowding hell."
    Marquis de Sade

    "The tradition transmitted by the great Hermetic masters affirms that at a crucial moment in the history of humanity, a powerful 'diabolic Archangel,' if we are allowed to so call him, succeeded in penetrating the occult defenses and entered into the atmosphere of the planet, provoking a great disturbance. To be able to imagine such a being, we suggest reading the book The Lurker by H.P. Lovecraft. The direct, although involuntary, cause of this catastrophe which affects us to this day, was Moses, according to Hermetic Records."
    If Jesus had returned, in Europe, anywhere from A.D. 300 to perhaps A.D. 1800 he would have been very likely burned at the stake. Perhaps he did and was.
    Jack D. Forbes

    factory finish

    Does God Favor Slavery?
    Did God Ordain The Holocaust?

    The accounts in the Old Testament, although condensed from more detailed accounts pre-dating them, are true and accurate in their most minute detail and the evidence supports the fact that the "god" or "gods" of the Old Testament and the New were not and is not some transcendendent infinite Being, but an advanced race of humanoids, the Nefilim mentioned in Genesis, who created man, as we know ourselves, for their own practical purposes. It should be emphasized that this is not a discovery but a re-discovery.
    Neil Freer

    Reason adapts impulses and beliefs into the real world; rationalization, on the other hand, adapts the concept of reality to the impulses and beliefs of the individual. Reasoning discovers the true cause of our acts, rationalization finds good reasons for justifying our acts. Gordon Allport

  • The recently unearthed Gnostic tract Thunder: Perfect Mind
  • A dying culture destroys everything it touches.
    Language is one of the first things to go.  

    "The Christian enmity (of entheogens) is easy to explain. Since the Christians were promulgating a religion in which the core mystery, the holy sacrament itself, was conspicuous by its absence, later transmogrified by the smoke and mirrors of the Doctrine of Transubstantiation into a specious symbol, an inert substance, a placebo entheogen, the imposture would be all-too-evident to anyone who had known the blessing of ecstasy, who had access to personal religious experiences. Thus a concerted attack on the use of sacred inebriants was mounted, and the supreme heresy was to presume to have any direct experience of the divine, not mediated by an increasingly corrupt and politicized priesthood. The Pharmacratic Inquisition was the answer of the Catholic Church to the embarrassing fact that it had taken all the religion out of religion, leaving an empty and hollow shell with no intrinsic value or attraction to humankind, which could only be maintained by hectoring, guilt-mongering and plain brute force." Jonathan Ott

    B E M U S H R Ö Ö M E D

    Mushrooms and Man
    outlines some evidence of mycological influence on human culture.

    Our collective conclusion seems to be that nature, both in whole and in many parts, is magically self-reflecting and aware E N T I T I E S.

    L I N K S