Sunday, June 21, 2009


Summmerrrrrrr solstice. Lots of weird little ego-drives and stubborn digging-in of heels, but beneath, fireworks spark like a rollercoaster of phosphenes and bass lines.

I've been into the concept of the chimera, lately. I've always dug xenozoic and xenobotanical imagery, and there's something about pondering what makes particular traits in nature, how they combine in different kingdoms and phyla. Upon hearing of the scientific "chimera," or the Genetic Frankenstein Monster thing going on, I felt kind of disappointed.

Y'know, I understand all of the genetic tinkering. We as a species have been doing it since the rise of agriculture, and for all of the dick-moves and moral reprehensibility, I doubt it'll stop. If there's anything I would like to see, it's genetic manipulation of life in order to create a robust and balanced ecosystem in which we may include our current innovations, in whatever new form we may put them in. We as a species are nowhere near this level of understanding or implementation. It would require a massive shift in social consciousness and most likely step on all manner of toes in both animal cruelty and corporate power structure, thus insulting both Left- and Right-wing sensibilities. The goal would be a relatively self-sustaining resource structure. Primarily, I'm going on a few ideas: introduction of plastic-eating microbes and regulatory predatory species, robust "scavenger" types for other forms of waste, symbiotic cleansing animals (inspired by the shrimp-like Dentik from Farscape and this actual spa where little fish eat your dead skin. Apparently it's amazing.), better sewage treament, temperature regulation through heartier plant life, living building material, to say nothing of human genetic manipulation. While that may sound like eugenics (which scares the fuck out of me), imagine attaching a phytokleptic genome, in which the body could utilize the chloroplasts in the greens you eat in order to photosynthesize. Imagine what that would do for world hunger when everyone's body's making their own food during abundant sunlight.

Getting there would suuuuuuure be a mess, however, to say nothing of manipulating reactions to natural allergens. Either way, it's an idea.

Friday, June 5, 2009

The Sprout Breaks the Seed

The contentious nature of the separation caused by observation as empirical does indeed cause discomfort. Nevertheless, our frameworks still display polarity, and imbalance along that polarity brings forth conditions around which a given section of the greater cosm may reveal an aspect previously unseen and without experience from the perspective of the conglomeration of universal material affected by the imbalance. In a way, the damage that comes from a dualist perspective seems to find greater purpose when treated as a wound, not ignored or anesthetized, but instead tended and healed. As with any effective treatment, "this may sting."

Sometimes, the manner of trying to break down an imaginary wall or treat an imaginary disease comes through the search for the right imaginary hammer or imaginary elixir. Like many elements, those who find these tools may not have full knowledge of the capacity, or expect to take down the barrier in one mighty blow. I have found that these barriers and wounds require finesse and patience, taking a steady, diligent hand at reducing the barrier between individual existence and the transformative heart of all things, expressed in translation perhaps through the natal placement of Saturn in Scorpio in the 6th house (using Tropical astrology and Placidus house placement).

Thank you, contributors and comrades, for opening your hearts and sharing your radiance. You have offered me invaluable gifts of insight, eternal slivers of Soma that permit translation from the ultraviolet to the infrared. Your communication through the "external" collective of humanity has opened the internal communication to the greater spectrum of internal being, and I hope to utilize these gifts in the best way to honor this interaction.