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Mercerism – Uroboros in Revolution [Short Film Project]

Mercerism – Uroboros in Revolution [Short Film Project]

Uroboros in Revolution

Uroboros in Revolution is a short film I have edited and compiled from a variety of media sources including film, images of fractals and math equations, historical documentary and interview footage, archive footage and animation from popular  underground media to help detail and animate a journey exploring humanities collective and individual interpretations of death, rebirth, and life itself.

From the horrors of the battlefield to the joy of discovery, down into the infinite eye of a blackhole, and the hell of a bad acid trip gone full fractal one poor soldier didn’t want or ask for. Uroboros in Revolution explores though music and imagery our very human quest to understand ourselves, the Cosmos we live in and our place in it, in a world that seems to makes less and less sense by the day.

It is sequentially divided into 9 parts and will be shown alongside an installation by multi-disciplinary artist Becca Smith, who is the artist I have working in collaboration with, producing the sections as a starting point to work from and also whom also informed and gave me ideas for much of the source material.

So thanks due to her, and visit the show as it will be a great opportunity to view the piece in situ with Becca’s Alter installation.

Details here – http://www.thetunnel-art.co.uk/portfolio/mercerism/

Sections of ‘Uroboros in Revolution’

  • 1 Battles [0:00 to 6:05]
  • 2 Cremation Grounds [6:07 to 9:34]
  • 3 Electricity [9:35 to 14:18]
  • 4 Black Hole [14:20 to 17:03]
  • 5 The Circuit [17:05 to 20:10]
  • 6 Hands [20:12 to 23:50]
  • 7 Horses [ 23:51 to 26:40]
  • 8 The Mountain [26:43 to 29:30]
  • 9 Eternal Return [29:31 to 32:34]

The music used throughout is by composer Kei Engel, a wonderful Russian composer I discovered though the freemusicarchive website and who I insist you visit now for some truly spellbinding classical / post rock music.

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/

Funny Philosopy – New YouTube Video series on Philosophy and ideas

Funny Philosopy – New YouTube Video series on Philosophy and ideas

Funny Philosophy

Funny philosophy is a partly serious partly lighthearted video series I have started on YouTube exploring a variety of philosophical ideas from a personal and fact based perspective. I cover everything from the pessimism of Nihilism in 20th century though and the history of Modern art, and all in 20 minutes! It’s basically a quick romp though various ideas which I try to inject with a bit of sardonic humour. Enjoy.

Episode List

 

Basic Web Design – Lesson 1 HTML

Basic Web Design – Lesson 1 HTML

A 36 minute short project for beginners covering making a CV using HTML

This lesson (HTML) covers core concepts of HTML as well as a tutorial on how to create and write basic html for a CV.

CC (Creative Commons) so please if you so wish use as an educational resource.

Patreon donations gratefully received at https://www.patreon.com/noirvortex

Visual Code Download Link
https://code.visualstudio.com/

Subjects covered:
Concepts – 0:00 to 8:45
What is HTML?
HTML5 and introduction to concept of CSS
Introduction to the concept of content and presentation
Commonly used tags
How to structure an initial Index.html file (and file formats)

Coding Tutorial : 8:48 – end
Guided video Tutorial showing how to create a basic CV .html file

Sourcecode here (but try coding it yourself first!!) https://github.com/drnoir/Basic-Web-D…

HTML history –
https://www.w3.org/People/Raggett/boo…

W3C
https://www.w3schools.com/html/

Bootstrap Responsive Landscape Image Slider-Demo on Github

Bootstrap Responsive Landscape Image Slider-Demo on Github

https://github.com/drnoir/Bootstrap-Responsive-Landscape-Image-Slider-Demo

Download / fork etc on link aboe

Bootstrap-Responsive-Landscape-Image-Slider-Demo

Demo in HTML of responsive landscape images scaling and tested on multiple devices made with Bootstrap / css / Jquery

Features:

  • Responsive Bootstrap Layout
  • Creates scrollable and responsve full page height images that will display wide range of devices via css / Media Queries
  • Side menu with additional onclick submenu (View Demo in index.html to see)

A quick demo of a landscape image slider made with Bootstrap, custom CSS and JQuery

View the Index.html example to see the resizing of all images to browser view windows across – desktop / laptop / mobile / tablet etc

Notes on important files

  • index.html – Main HTML
  • custom.css – all custom css is managed here including media queries (will probably seperate out eventually, as it is somewhat bloaty)
Building a responsive Web Comic

Building a responsive Web Comic

Live Site Address: http://www.thedreamreaper.net

The Dream Reaper is a new webcomic being published online by Artist and Illustrator Augustinas Naslenas, working from his studio in Sheffield. This is a brief exploration of the code I used to make the site and some background. I will transform it into a tutorial in the coming week, but for now it is annotated code with some information / rough description.

Design Proposal

Gus approached me about a month or so ago to see if I could assist him with his vision with Dream Reaper, we had met randomly at a show he was doing at a Sheffield gallery and had a chat about Terrence Mckenna, technology and plants, so I knew that this guy was a fellow I had a lot in common with haha, his art piece also wowed me with it’s mix of the futuristic, the sacred and the ancient / occult symbolism and I recognised him as an artist engaged in work that was of much interest.

He proposed creating a multi-platform, responsive template for a webcomic he had in the pipeline, based around ideas of Shamanism, journeying and dreamwork. This naturally to me sounded like an amazing idea and challenge, so I jumped at the chance to approach it with my knowledge and experience of designing for the web.

The initial brief was clear, but it was going to be challenging in some respects, these respects being the way each strips had to nicely scroll on all devices (Tablet / Mobile / Desktop etc) and how to present that best was a key element, and had to be central to the sites design. The website also provided some interesting presentation / UX / UI questions – how to present the strip, but also how best to display chapters and navigation etc.

What follows is an exploration into the main technical implementations on the site thus far and some context and explanation of what the code is doing. It’s the first time I’ve done a more technical / in-depth blog like this, so please give me feedback if you have any. I am still looking to develop this website still further, so please bear in mind that whilst the website is up and running, there are still some incremental improvements to be made, so this does not reflect the final version of the code, which I am looking to next convert into a WordPress theme. Now with that preamble out the way….

Dependencies

<link href="css/bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet">
<link href="css/bootstrap.css" rel="stylesheet">
<link href="css/custom.css" rel="stylesheet">
<link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Courgette" rel="stylesheet">
<link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Passion+One" rel="stylesheet">
<link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Kaushan+Script" rel="stylesheet">
<link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Condiment" rel="stylesheet">
<link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Gloria+Hallelujah" rel="stylesheet">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/font-awesome/css/font-awesome.min.css">

Layout and Design of Dream Reaper

The first challenge and the major one to tackle straight away was the representation of the strips themselves as part of the main interface, Gus wanted ideally a responsive horizontal strip that would scale appropriately, maintaining maximum readability across all devices. I decided to use Bootstrap to create a basic layout (Using bootstrap pre-defined layout classes such as container / row fluid etc ) with container and a sidemenu.

The code for the HTML5 layout and associated presentation CSS (defined in Custom CSS) for responsiveness is displayed blow with annotations.

Layout HTML for comic Image/s

<div class="row-fluid">

    <button type="button" onclick="openNav()" id="backward" class="btn btn-default back"><i class="fa fa-bars fa-3x" aria-hidden="true"></i></button>
        <div class='strip scrollmenu'> 
            <img src ="content/eftsc-cover.jpg" class='make-it-fit'/><img src ="content/eftsc-4.jpg" class='make-it-fit'/><img src ="content/eftsc-cs.jpg" class='make-it-fit'/>
        </div>
    </div>
<!-- /row -->

Notes: Images have to be inserted into div as they are presented or else it creates a gap between images, breaking the design somewhat, seems to be a whitespace issue. The row fluid is a standard Bootstrap class that defines a row within the container div above it. The custom classes are “strip” and “scrollmenu” which in turn define that div as scrollable and defines some responsive and presentational css to ensure readability and scalability of the div / images within across all devices.

Each image also has it’s own class “make-it-fit”. .

The Button is for the menu to open up with an on click to trigger the openNav() javascript function which opens up the sidemenu.

Get onto that more below later…

Read CSS below for further context

CSS for presentation  of Comic Image/s

/*Classes to add scrollmeny to div rowfluid */
div.scrollmenu {
    overflow: auto;
    white-space: nowrap;
}

div.scrollmenu a {
    display: inline-block;
    top:0;
    color: white;
    text-align: center;
    padding: 14px;
    text-decoration: none;
}

div.scrollmenu a:hover {
    background-color: #e4bd78;
}

/*class for main content container div rowfluid for strip*/
.strip {
     /*Resize div to current viewport*/
    width:100%;
    height: auto;
    /*Positions content in center, add no repeat and fixed positioning*/
    background-position: center;
    background-repeat: no-repeat;
    background-size: cover;
    position: fixed;
     /*Maintains position*/
    left:0;
    right: 0;
    top: 0;
    bottom:0;
    
    text-align: center;
}

/*Image class to make image/s responsive within container rowfluid */
img.make-it-fit {
    position: relative;
    max-height: 99%;
    width: auto;
}

Next up is the layout and presentation / CSS and javascript controlling the side menu

Side Menu Layout HTML

<div id="mySidenav" class="sidenav">

    <a href="javascript:void(0)" class="closebtn" onclick="closeNav()">&times;</a>
    <a href="index.html">Home</a>
    <a href="about.html">About</a>
    
    <a href="#" data-toggle="collapse" data-target="#collapseChapter" aria-expanded="false" aria-controls="collapseChapter">Chapters</a>
                
                <div class="collapse chapternav" id="collapseChapter">
                                    <a class = "chapter-inactive" href = '#'>1</a>
                                    <a class = "chapter-inactive" href = '#'>2</a>
                                    <a class = "chapter-inactive" href = '#'>3</a>
                                    <a class = "chapter" href = 'index.html'>4 - The Meeting</a>
                                    <a class = "chapter-inactive" href = '#'>5</a>
                                    <a class = "chapter-inactive" href = '#'>6</a>
                                    <a class = "chapter-inactive" href = '#'>7</a>
                 </div>
                            
    <a href="contact.html">Contact</a>
    <a href="subscribe.html">Subscribe</a>
    
</div>

Notes: See below for CSS context for classes. The div with class collapse chatpernav is the submenu for the chapter list that is opened via the datatoggle controls in bootstrap which you can read more about on the Bootstrap knowledge base 

CSS Sidemenu

/* The side navigation menu */
.sidenav {
    height: 100%; /* 100% Full-height */
    width: 0; /* 0 width - change this with JavaScript */
    position: fixed; /* Stay in place */
    z-index: 2; /* Stay on top */
    top: 0;
    left: 0;
    background-color: #77420f; 
    overflow-x: hidden; /* Disable horizontal scroll */
    padding-top: 60px; /* Place content 60px from the top */
    transition: 0.5s; /* 0.5 second transition effect to slide in the sidenav */
}

/* The navigation menu links */
.sidenav a {
    padding: 8px 8px 8px 32px;
    text-decoration: none;
    font-size: 25px;
    font-family: 'Condiment', cursive;
    color:#ecb685;
    display: block;
    transition: 0.3s;
   
}

.sidenav h2{
    padding: 8px 8px 8px 32px;
}

.sidenav a.chapter{
    font-size: 20px;
}

.sidenav a.chapter-inactive{
    font-size: 20px;
    color:#e4bd78;
}

/* When you mouse over the navigation links, change their color */
.sidenav a:hover, .offcanvas a:focus{
    color: #e4bd78;
}

/* Position and style the close button (top right corner) */
.sidenav .closebtn {
    position: absolute;
    top: 0;
    right: 25px;
    font-size: 36px;
    margin-left: 50px;
}

.chapternav{
        background-color:#77420f;
}

Custom Javascript

$('#for').on('click', function (){
$( "img.make-it-fit" ).animate({
   right: "+=500px",
  }, 5000, function() {
    // Animation complete.
  });
});

/* Set the width of the side navigation to 250px and the left margin of the page content to 250px and add a black background color to body */
function openNav() {
    document.getElementById("mySidenav").style.width = "150px";
    document.getElementById("main").style.marginLeft = "150px";
    document.body.style.backgroundColor = "rgba(255,255,255,0.4)";
}

/* Set the width of the side navigation to 0 and the left margin of the page content to 0, and the background color of body to white */
function closeNav() {
    document.getElementById("mySidenav").style.width = "0";
    document.getElementById("main").style.marginLeft = "0";
    document.body.style.backgroundColor = "white";
}
 // RELOADS WEBPAGE WHEN MOBILE ORIENTATION CHANGES  
    window.onorientationchange = function() { 
        var orientation = window.orientation; 
            switch(orientation) { 
                case 0:
                case 90:
                case -90: window.location.reload(); 
                break; } 
    };

Notes: Two main function of the javascript here – top one two function simply control the sidemenu – showing and hiding it from view , and the other reloads the page when the orientation changes (was having a distortion issue when orientation changes from vertical to horizontal on mobile devices so this was required.

Future Developments of Dream Reaper

I am looking to next convert the dreamreaper code into a PHP WordPress template, which I will release as a general purpose template for people who want to publish web comics.

The website is online and working fine, but this remains the next stage in it’s development and in general, the next stage in the development of a theme for people who want to publish a web comic via wordpress which I think would be a nice addition.

Thanks for reading. Look for updates soon, I will be updating this blog over the next few weeks when time allows.

For the love of all do what the fuck you want [Transgressive / philosophical prose]

For the love of all do what the fuck you want [Transgressive / philosophical prose]

classic-faceThis is a piece of writing I did earlier this year when I was a much more angry man, and it shows. Posting up for posterity and as an archive but I have modified many of my positions since writing this, still some interesting ideas and concepts explored, though it is loaded with a jet black nihilism throughout and a great deal of sexisim, which I now reject as a thinking individual. It was always meant to be partly satirical, and it should be read with that in mind. 

Don’t take it too seriously, it’s mostly a send up of Crowley’s philosophies of hedonism and selfishness, which I draw from in some ways, but also reject in others, and like I said I was a much more angry person when I wrote it.

Ok that’s probably enough of covering my arse, just read it – Chris G


For the love of all do what the fuck you want

On the weakness of gender biased philosophies, paradigms of separation and why we are all weird monofuckers floating in an abstract space which we’ll never truly understand and should not wish to (fully)

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law – Aleister Crowley

Welcome to the Chaos-sphere (*)aleister-crowley-poet

Feminism, hmm anything that starts with an ‘ism’ in language I already have an inane distaste for, as soon as you sell your living soul to to any reality tunnel you become a living embodiment of that thing or thought pattern, so few human beings realise that all is chaos and that chaos is sublime in it’s own internal insanity and that it is the true and eternal nature of all things. You can change any second, any minute, each NOW can turn WOW in the blink of an eye, that should be beautiful, instead it is considered ‘hedonistic’ and self obsessed in the dull, languid quarters of the unenlightened (religious or orthodox ‘philosophy’ systems on the whole) to wish to follow you own desires and impulses, and to also understand them at the deepest levels, to dig that deep, to plow those fields of the self, to cut under the skin of your spiritual being, your actual living flesh – to arrive at truth.

Nothing is true, everything is permitted – old chaos magick saying

The idea of a world formed of male or female values dominating as guiding principles is obscene and ridiculous , not just obscene but counterpoint to nature, nature does not discriminate and these opposing principles male and female , black and white, all dualities are constantly in opposition, what so few of the dimmer humanoid creatures of the world today realise is that violence and revolutions and cycles are the nature of all things in the universe and nature, and that it is difference and tension between opposing opposites that creates dynamism, change and progress. Marx called this idea of newness emerging from discord, thesis and antithesis, and it is one of few ideas that I think that old red bearded German got right, one of the few concepts he pretty much nailed full whack on the smacker with a good Left (wing?) hook.

Now onto more personal matters, I should at some of this from a first person perspective after all – I am talking fundamentally about questions of human nature, and I am a human (though sometimes I wish it was not so, looking at some of the lesser excuses for human beings, or mere often in the contemporary world clones of a short ADD popular culture who dilly dally about everywhere thinking they are free, dutifully as ghosts or cogs in an enormous cold, unfeeling machine).

I know within the deepest stirrings in my being that I have enormous wells of compassion inside me, but I also on the flipside I cannot not deny the truly horrendous things I and every human being is capable of if I when pushed to extremes. I am a potential murderer as much as a saint, a potential rapist as much as a protector or guardian. I say ‘I am’ in the abstract, since I have never murdered, never raped, never done so much that would be considered truly debased or evil , but I am aware that those desires exist in me, even if in barely quantifiable doses and as such are forces that could be exploded into the world where mere circumstances arranged in the right chaotic manner, on a bad day, possibilities that could emerge were stars to align wrongly on one cursed night.

Awareness of your inner bastard, means you can tell him to fuck off!

Being aware of your own evil, and your own demonic side is the only way beyond it, and to also transcend your own dark side. The more you repress a thing, the more power it holds, as any pathetic boy fiddling Catholic Priest can attest.

Now onto some cheerful analysis of Feminist claptrap, nonsense and Bullshit (and then Men’s claptrap, nonsense and Bullshit afterwards)

Im the year 2055, 2055…

It’s about to be another glorious new year in our faultless Female First Republic

Long live the Mother, the Sister, the Daughter

Long live the Sisterhood

– Radio Announcement 2089 AD

 

2090 AD: Females have finally smashed Patriarchy, but nothing really changes – we are now just ruled over by Cunts instead of Dicks…

Which brings me to feminism, feminism first because it is the most alien to me in both the abstract and the concrete, the most primed for destruction as a framework due to it’s increasing popularity, and also one of the easiest contemporary paradigms to destroy by virtue of it’s own degrading relevance to anything resembling reality.

But before I destroy an idea, I should explain why it must be destroyed, give my justifications and the give a no-nonsense, no bullshit answer for I think what could replace it.

Feminism comes in many forms, the most popular of which, at least on the Internet is that which focuses on the patriarchy as a symbolic symbol of oppression.

It is a popular feminist notion that centers around the concept that women are oppressed from achieving their full potential because men acting as agents of ‘The Patriarchy’ are keeping their full potential suppressed through media, through institutions, power structures, basically through all of the dominant power structures of our society at present, and in fact since time immemorial. All men have been oppressing women, and by not directly, implicitly rejecting their vision of what Patriarchy is, Men are supporting it’s continued existence.

I said symbolic symbol of oppression a few paragraphs back because that is what it is, it’s an easy get out clause of a philosophical framework that has been dreamed up by desperate females and sociology majors looking for a pillar to which to project all their own failures onto the external image of the male,

You just cannot argue with one of these women (or men) about the existence of their framework, you cannot questions their basic assumptions, and just just like any good communist,fascist, pro-market capitalist, Thatcherite or otherwise brainwashed Ideologue, because they have a pre-programmed answer for everything – as all brainwashed beings do. That is the nature of programmed realities and ideology in general. All is in flux constantly, energy, thought. Matter. Desire etc

Genuine Good points and “Ok let you off then” bits of Feminism

Sex impulse from the personal point of view

The problem with all these gender based philosophies is that they forget that human sexuality and nature itself is more complex than they can account for. I like to envisage reality as a fractal – as soon as you understand one part of it , it will confuse and confound you with some other contradictory information. Indeed I believe as I have already stated that all nature is mysterious and chaotic, and we will probably never get it all or understand it all. It is noble to aspire to more, but really who wants to be God?? Far too much responsibility for a concious being to take.

But I digress – onto the sex impulse (from a personal point of view)

I can only understand desire and sexual desire personally through my personal sexual preferences and desires, which in most ways mirror that of nature in that they are chaotic, free, complex, fractal like, diverse and sometimes contradictory. I believe this is so for most people on Earth, but often people just don’t articulate it.

All my sexual fantasies revolve around hierarchies of control – dominance , submission etc. It is my belief that all sex can be deduced down to these factors – the sensual and tactile, the transgressive and the factors of control and submission, or hierarchies of control and bartering. This is just speaking plainly to be honest, and if you hide or deny that, well done you’re basically just a 21st century version of a sexless, repressed Nun or Priest and likewise you will live a sad cloistered existence, denying yourself the desires which are your birthright, by virtue of your genitals and body and your flesh.

Ask yourself this, if God meant you not to use your prick or your cunt, why did he design you one?

(Not that he/she/it exists , but for the sake of argument and for my own personal joy of causing offence there you go…)

 

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The God Emperor – Art from Warhammer 40k Manual

Monofuckers

AKA The many and varied ways the human race may fuck up the Future

Extreme Female Based Society visions and why they are wrong:

Extreme Feminist society

The Male creature and sex instinct has been wiped from the face of the planet and all females procreate via a historic genetic sperm database of notable figures in history hooked into the planet itself, female genetic engineers manipulating the genes to force the sex to be female – this works for a few hundred years, until inbreeding inherent in using the same genes again and again creates weakness in the genetic chain, and the world becomes a genetic wasteland and literal wasteland, then the sun dies, and anyone that remains is burnt in the flames. Sounds great… Go the Sisterhood!

Posthuman Female Society

A Transhumanist female borg society where reproductions occurs via cloning so you end up fucking your sister without even realising it. Urgggh, am I right?

Also as the society is over reliant on technology to achieve reproduction it runs the risk of invariably dying out within a short amount of time when a natural disaster occurs that breaks the overeliance on said technology. Could be successful if they can adapt their bodies to deal with extreme environments like space and extreme weather systems however, so there might be some faint hope that they can escape the sun death. Which would be a start.

 

Extreme Male Based Society Visions and why they are wrong

Extreme Male only societies

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A very bad man

Man’s worst instincts kick in after some war started by some guy, and we decide to wipe out woman as they are considered weaker and more inefficient at that killing each other bit which we are so fond of. Men then reproduce though the system of tribal competitions broadcast in ‘The Arena’ a VR fighting game. Weak specimens are disposed of naturally in the Arena though the acts of competitive violent behaviour, while the strongest get to mix their genes in the lab with ‘The King’. This again leads to breeding in weakness, as the intellectual elite who created the gene systems are all killed in the Arena, so again you have a self defeating extremist paradigm. Oh and we die when the sun dies, cos the males are too busy honing their muscles to think of anything constructive vis a ve escaping the Sun Death and the aforementioned killing of the intellectuals which has left all men as preening, body obsessed metrosexuals.

Sounds fun doesn’t it?

New Dark Ages

Inquisitions / Denial of sex instinct cult spreads

The sex instinct is denied by the male ruling class and any variance from the prevailing class is met with the inquisition – the priesthoods of various religious creeds. Christ, Mohammed etc become the only male figures that the priesthood or nunnery can aspire to – a non-physical relationship, we devolve into mindless, sexless beings, complete devoid of independent thought until the sun dies and we all burn screaming in it’s flames. Not the best one eh? But at least we’ll all be in Heaven™

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Banner art from Ex Machina

Outside the Box visions and why they are probably wrong but could work, a bit

Free-market Pervert Capitalism Sex Societies

Sex and porn are used instead of monetary systems as exchange currency. Wall Street is renamed ‘Fucking against the Wall Street’ and they only deal with the orgy’s at the top elite of society, and complicated Gang Bangs.

Goods are only created and exchanged to increase sensory pleasure, and everyone lives in communal sex hives.

Sex is exchanged via the internet to pay for everything, so if you walk in the newsagents and you want those eggs, you have drop your trousers or skirt and have a webcam wank!

We don’t escape the death of the sun, because we are too busy wanking off and having sex to notice or care, until we die screaming of course in burning heat.

On the plus side we will of got a lot of pussy, penis , arse or whatever orifice is your orifice of choice though, but we’ll also all be dead. Swings and roundabouts right? Or is that Swingers and roundabouts? Am I right? Why aren’t you laughing?

Androgynous mainframe

We crack that whole mind / body interfacing with machines problem and upload ourselves into a a hyper-dimensional machine mainframe as androgynous beings of pure information. We then proceed to possess people and influence others worlds in the multiverse, a bit like the Timelords in Doctor Who. We can shift bodies and forms through technology, gender is irrelevant – as we are all are hedonistic Borgs of the post-millennial. Again this one is probably over reliant on technology as a basis but at least we might escape the flames of the sun, possibly…

Genetically engineered Seahorse / Post-Human society

We become hermaphrodites through genetic engineering and reproduce asexually. This would work I guess for a while and does get rid of the need for binary genders, which would settle that whole men are from Mars women are from Venus thing that people always bang on about. This version would probably evolve / devolve down any of the aforementioned routes eventually, but it’s good to have open options at the least.

We might even make it so we can swim in space maybe as we will be strange genetically engineered tranny beings so might just escape the flames of a dying sun. Then we’ll go to another planet or something and repeat cycle ad infinitum until the Big Bang™ 2.0, so yeah could work, maybe…

Religion

Spirituality as a concept is one that has existed since the dawn of time and as such it does have some relevance to the human experience. We have always gathered round flaming fires, found solace in songs and painted our innermost desires on cave walls.

Spirit and Spirituality however are quite a world apart from most religions in my view, please let me explain;

Spirit is an abstract, a feeling that grabs you suddenly, a jolt – what the ancients would call God, but we should be more accurate in calling experience of divine selfhood (I.e totality of your human journey). Ego death in some ways – an experience of unity, but also a death, a veil lifting into something more than just ‘yourself’.

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Terrence McKenna

Religion warps this essential part of human nature, it says obey our laws, abide our doctrine and you will acquire the divine, sets up a barrier between ourselves and that sublime divinity within – and it is within, not beyond as so many Priests, Ayatollahs and Rabbi’s might have us believe.

The anthropologist and Psychedelic Journeyman Terrence Mckenna spoke of a return to an archaic revelry and revival of the sense / spirit experience of the ancient shamanistic cultures, a return to the authentic experience of the body and the mind. I too believe this is what is required, experiment, find your limits, explore your desires, take drugs, have weird sexual experiences, dance wildly around a fire telling stories so bizarre they make your friends doubt your sanity.

That’s the only way we can move forward culturally, to embrace the positive aspects of a sublime madness, and synthesise them into sanity, to make the insane and transgressive as ordinary as taking the dog for a walk on a Sunday morning.

Returning back to gender based paradigms, all these philosophies are I feel just increasing ways to divide ourselves mentally into smaller and smaller boxes, we must become the fucking ‘I AM’ on a constant basis, make our very living act a constant orgasm aimed at achieving oneness with the Godhead – to become the eternal orgasm is the only thing worth aspiring to now, I say Hedonism = good, asceticism= bad. We are all only granted limited time, a mere tiny snapshot of existence on this planet before we spiral of off the giant atom and dissolve back into the universe from whence we came.

So ignore all those who seek to limit your pleasure, limit your experimentations, limit your infinite will and desires and place terrible shackles round your soul.

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Answers for the separated;

Say to the King – Your experience is limited, and for that you are not whole

Say to the Queen – Your experience is limited, and for that you are not whole

Say to the Priest – Your experience is limited, and for that you are not whole

The Male – Your experience is limited, and for that you are not whole

The Female – Your experience is limited, and for that you are not whole

The Dick-tator – Your experience is limited, and for that you are not whole

The Fool – Your experience is fuller, And you are closer to wholeness, if not there already

The Trickster – You’re there bud (We think)

Become a bit of everything, take a bit all the information about everything in and ride with your minds most fevered dreams, you might just end up in Paradise… But can you take that much freedom?

That’s the question

The answer is up to you,

Is that a deal

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