For me when I come to the party and I set up the altar and
I sprinkle the Ganga water and say the mantra and make the offering
to the cosmic spirit, the whole party becomes the offering, the music
becomes the offering, the dance becomes the offering. The cosmic spirit
should come to the place and bless all of us! The longer it goes on
the more the trance comes and it comes to a point where every song is
so perfect in the moment - it's timelessness. So perfect you start to
get chills up your spinal column and up your skin and everybody's getting
it all at once - its like a cosmic orgasm! Then at some point
it comes like a bolt of lightning, like a shock of lightening through
everybody all at once cccchhhhh
and thats when the
seed is being planted in everyones subconscious that will hopefully
grow and flower and make people more aware of themselves, there surroundings,
the crossroads of humanity, and the needs of the planet. This is what
our Goa party, our holy ritual is all about. And this is what we are
trying to achieve with it!
Terrence Mc Kenna
So you take let us assume a 3rd toke, long and slow - you vaporize and
you take it in and in and in, and there is a sound like the crumpling
of a plastic bread wrapper or the crackling of a flame and a tone, a
tone, a nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn and there is this cccckkkkk!
There is a cheer; the gnomes have learned a new way to say hoooooooooooooray..........
This is a search to find ways of changing our own minds and
triggering our inner feelings that are going to come out one way or
another... If you want to be a yogi be a yogi! If you are going
to take drugs, thats what you are going to do, if you want to
be straight thats what you are going to be! The main thing is,
the whole game is to alter our consciousness to get higher and to go
to those other dimensions, to fulfill our potential. And one of the
ways we can do this is through music, because its healing and
elevating, and it will take people to a higher realm of consciousness,
if they let it!
The idol and the temple and the worship says that our intention
here is the highest of the unity of human consciousness, animal consciousness
and nature consciousness
Dying and then born again
Well; Shiva Nataraj is the form of Shiva as the dancing god
- lord of the dance, and he is dancing and creating and maintaining
and blessing and pin point destroying and it's a way of getting to your
inner self and dancing to the rhythm of the cosmos!
Ascetic Brahma Chaitanya
The sensation of the fluctuation of the mind
If you want to see this pure paper, this white paper, you have to remove
all these lines. Isn't it? Similarly the mind too covers the real consciousness
the real thing, which you are. So you have to remove all this darkness,
all these lines of tainted ness, which is the mind.
Then the natural beauty of the base, the foundation is automatically
observed. Isn't it? It is natural, it is always there.
So now; what do you see in this world? Only your mind! And how is this
mind being seen? Does a dead man see his mind? So he must be conscious!
You are nature aren't you nature? So if you hurt any part of nature
it will certainly rebound back upon you!
Nathan "Dr Spook" Vogel;
I remember there was a moment when I was by myself and I was
realizing everything for a moment! I was remembering who I was and who
I always will be, and getting in touch with the universal mind of the
It reminded me of the wisdom that my body has separately from
my intellect in some way - this information that is encoded in my physical
shape. If you think of consciousness as being the shape of my body in
this hologram now.
I am sure that all of our bodies are holding incredible encoded information!
All of these things connecting at the same frequency
you know that radios have an fm frequency
.you can tune in this information. Like turning
the radio on...
like a radio station. That little twist on the dial makes
all the difference!
It's on all the time!
the frequency is broadcast and then the music modulated along
this frequency, now you can
allow yourself the stillness which meditation
of course has allowed me to and thats how I feel I have tuned
into this information and Im sure that anyone who wanted to take
the time to investigate their own inner realms, they would find extraordinary
Certainly as a metaphor you can see music as a form of carrier
wave that modulates spiritual intent!
No matter how you can conceive our universe, however large it is, however
infinitely expanding it is, there are these possibilities of alternative
universes - one billionth of a quark away from us, and if we tune into
that, we get into those other dimensions. Now; it's a long way of saying
- do these dimensions exist? Of course they exist and we all experience
them. How do we experience them? We experience them for instance by
coincidence! Right; so something really weird happened and Im
sure it happened to you last week! A really weird thing and you think
wow! But thats not a coincidence! That is an actual divine
manifestation of the groove logy policy that is happening on alternative
realities. And everybody is for us as we were saying before. We have
these guardian spirits, we have these guardian planets. We have giants
that are overlooking us. They may be 2000 miles tall. And they are our
spirits that help us and protect us through all the universes
if you strike a key, or a string is a better example, a string
just a chord, a monochord, mmmmmmmmmmm
youve got to be a scientist of sound!
every other tone thats possible is
happening within that tone.
I find it is more likely to produce spiritual energy along that
and from that octave the fifth will ring, and from the
fourth, and so on and so on, twelve times, that's the cycle of fifths,
twelve times, and then it will repeat to the same sound again, but this
same sound is a quarter note off, but that is a total other story.
.I mean look at Albert Hoffman when he got up to LSD24. - nothing
worked! And then years later he went back and he brought out that thing
and he worked on it until he found LSD25, and then the magic of shamanism
came together through science and theology, and at that moment something
transcendental happened to the consciousness of the planet.
This poster - 14 hour Technicolor dream - was the first psychedelic
event that I ever went to, in this country. I went on the first weekend
that I came out of hospital after breaking my back, to see if I could
adjust to the outside world, and I think that definitely the world was
ready for me with this happening. And the person who put this on, that
organized it - Hoppy - also was responsible for taking me to my first
tip party, which is my first Goa trance style party.
Music heightens our spirits; it brings people together in a coordinated
body movement and coordinated mindset as well. People are in similar
mental states - even people without drugs get into those mental states
and through the dance and repetitive movement, which is credited by
leading anthropologists as being the original basic driver of all social
organizations. All social forms originated with synchronized body movements
and it's something that has been dreadfully lost in society and music
keeps that going and trance music raises it to new heights!
This is how it is - its a church of personal revelations! People
share their revelations. Sometimes you wake up in the mornings and everything
is crap and sometimes you wake up and you are enriched for the rest
of your life by the perception you had could be about yourself
or it could be how people interact. You might have discovered
food, like for me when I first.. Took acid!
It does enable people to break out of ruts that they've been in - this
is what I've always eaten, this is what Ive always listened to,
this is where my mates always work. People can't get out of those ruts!
You take psychedelics and you can. You can get far enough out of your
current state of existence that you can see
you can experiment
with other things to be open to them and see the error of your ways
sometimes, and the brilliance of your future!
Well; enjoy it and be grateful for it. I think thats a very important
part to actually send some actual gratitude and thanks back to whatever
it is that enabled us to have this paradise here.
It only came together in Goa for a lot of music. It only made
sense in Goa but it was made by people from different sects, and freaks
from around the world.
When I went to a few parties, I was like amazed and then I became
really inspired by it! I realized that this really was the future of
music in a lot of ways. It was all about the spirit and the feel of
the music. It becomes a language through which you can find your own
identity. I think Goa was a particularly fertile place for it to begin
nurture it and to gather its strength
Maybe it was not un-cool, and it was planted, it was a seed
in Goa and then it's flowered and spread everywhere!
That had been a long well trodden root of a long very old tree
which goes back millenniums and involves the very basic elements of
humanity which is dancing under the moon and stars
I found I could
draw correspondences with Brahman priests and the druids, Rajasthani
fiddle players and Irish fiddle players, and there were a lot of correspondences.
And I think there are in all native cultures! To have them reawakened
in yourself and then reinterpreted by yourself and integrated into your
contemporary world - is the way forward in society. And we have to rediscover
those truths of our ancestors in our own ways!
And we can do this through the party's and through our dance! And that
is why this is a really important thing we are involved in right now,
it's not frivolous!
It's not just a disco in the forest. Its an initiation.
Its the gathering of the tribe. Its like the sixties all
In the high point of the sixties 66, 67 -
a lot of it was quite dance orientated, like the London club UFO!
where you had films on the walls, liquid slide slows made with
by big watch glass shape dishes and remissible brightly colored oils
and fluids swirled around in time with the music. People playing records
-they'd be called DJ's now.
A lot of the original disco party's were also very idealistic - they
took acid! Actually disco grew out of psychedelia!
You have a culture, or collective society spirit that allows
people to come together and do those things together, and communicate
it together. Because the location was Goa, which is India, you still
had a kind of collective consciousness which made the old ancient gods
there alive to the majority of the population Shiva, the Hindu
gods and even the Buddha and the other religions. Because the context
was there, people were opening up in a very big way!
Getting down with the family and nature, getting down with mother earth!
You meet people who are individuals that carve their own niche in their
own way and create their own realities. You see people as examples of
doing exactly what they want to do - creating their own realities, carving
their own niche and creating a better world! Collectively that gets
stronger and stronger and becomes a message of
Goa! It went commercial and now its just gone fetid like an old
cheese that has been left too long in the cupboard. The spirit has gone,
the blue rinse tourists have arrived, the flea market has exploded into
Regent Street. I suggest to everybody; find new pastures the world is
Back in the sixties we had the inspiration of Marshall McLuhan and his
idea of the global village. That was what we were aiming for. We could
see it coming but now we live in it!
Hermann Hesse wrote about a future society in which people would play
a crystal bead game where all the different media, arts and sciences
would come together. We are starting to see these kinds of tapestries
being woven on the web!
The other side of it of course globalization!
A small group largely of men who are controlling a vast majority of
the worlds resources are holding on as much as they possibly can do.
But the case is not to complain, but more to try to intervene by communications,
by showing people other ways of living their lives and doing things
that are more fun, that are more positive from everyones point
of view rather than just saying this is absolutely awful - you must
change! But if people say; look at this! This is a really interesting
way of doing something. Would you like to try it, I'll show you how
it all works. And that is a totally other way of delivering actually
the same message that is; why don't you change your behavior and try
doing it like this for a bit?
You have to ask yourself the question; why are all these wars happening?
Why is there B.S.E? Why is there genetically modified food?
You have to act in whatever way you conceive, whether it's by
making a video, or whether it's by taking direct action in the streets.
If you have a point of view that someone else is doing something maybe
dangerous, its your responsibility in a modern society to go out
and get that point of view heard!
Helen de Mat
A complete restructuring of society based
on a true secure brotherhood and sisterhood, cooperative Eden farming
and culture! Happy tribal homes working and sharing to create heaven
on earth with full help from our government!
To have their tear stained faces kissed with generosity, surrounding
them with the grace of flower decked rainbows instead of hells droning
bombers, butterflies to dazzle their learning eyes - this is not idealistic
-this is common sense!
We come together
Reunite the stones of our ancestors
We come together
Reunite the stones of our ancestors
Celebrate the summer
We come together
Reunite the stones of our ancestors
We come together
Reunite the stones of our ancestors
This piece is about ten years old. It's called Theologue - the
union of human and divine consciousness weaving the fabric of space
and time in which the self and its surroundings are embedded. Thats
the subtitle... Rather long...
What I try to do in the work is to show the interpenetration between
the physical dimension and the more metaphysical dimensions. In the
body it shows up as the acupuncture meridians points and chakras auras
and halos and things like that. This particular painting is one of my
favorites because it came from an experience I had some time ago, it
was a high dose LSD experience and I was wearing a blindfold seated
in a lotus posture. I was staring into this
it was a device I
invented called a mind fold. It's just a light type blindfold with space
to open your eyes, so you look into total darkness, but somehow I was
seeing an electric grid that was all along the horizon - just this incredible
kind of perspective grid. And it seemed that I was projecting this at
the same time as I was seeing it outside, but I was in my head, so it
was very confusing, but I felt like this is the loom of space and time.
This is like when you dream! You are dreaming in space and so you are
always creating space. Somehow our mind is creating the space that we
are surrounded by, so how to visualize that? It was solved by putting
this kind of seated Buddha there and having the horizon line - the vanishing
point of the horizon line of the perspective be synonymous with the
cone of perception thats spreading out. Its appearing to
project the space that he is seated in.
Nathan "Dr Spook" Vogel
Welcome to the purple
house! We have the computer lab right away... Come into my lab! Welcome
How to organize the thoughts of so many? How to take the sum collective
total of all of our consciousness and turn it into a useable tool, to
save our planet and then to go the next step - to evolve our minds and
to evolve our beings, to use the information that exists and has existed,
to turn our planet into Eden!
My answer, one of my favorite tools at the moment, is the loom. The
digital loom being something for everything - your animation, your video,
your audio, your graphics, your inter activity, your communication tools
- all woven together - that is for me right now the most epic tool for
conforming your imagination into an understandable packet.
Soon the technology will exist to allow us to sculpt graphics and sound
together. Simplified interfaces that are so deep that you don't have
to think about them, but you can just think fluently in them as a language.
So you can actually speak or think in the language of creation.
The same shapes occurring, the same concepts occurring throughout nature,
the same spirals and the trees and the patterns of nature reoccurring.
All the same patterns come naturally through the religions, from the
tribes to the biggest religious cults.
The natural, core tribal essence of the spirit that would drive someone
just to go and paint or carve or sculpt the epic art that we find in
the ruins. Our dreams are the most important thing and we should follow
those and that if you do follow your bliss people will seek you out
to make sure you can do the things that are meant for you to do, but
only if you follow your bliss, otherwise compromising even a little
bit with your soul mission makes it all just fizzle away and if you
really go for it, there is nothing that can stop you.
Often times when you close you eyes, you get the graphics that would
never have been possible on any computer screen, or any video projector.
It just happens naturally with the human mind.
So again we dance...
One particular area we have been interested in
since the middle seventies is what used to be called biofeedback, which
is basically the study of the relationship between various brain rhythms
and states of mind.
They divide the rhythms of brain activity into four bands; beta, alpha,
theta and delta. And basically; all these rhythms are happening at the
same time, but if you close your eyes and go into a sort of dream state
- the alpha will become stronger and the beta will go down. If you get
agitated, or try to do some sort of complex mental arithmetic, the beta
will rise. And if you go into a state of deep meditation, the feta will
rise. And if you can produce some kind of stimulus running in the rhythms,
the brain will sort of follow it. Rather like if you set off a tuning
fork in a room full of acoustic guitars, they'll all vibrate to the
note of the tuning fork.
The alpha frequency is the one we are particularly interested in and
that happens to be in the band of seven to twelve cycles per second,
which corresponds to the sixteenth note of most dance music tempo.
Theres the basis for some form of psycho-spiritual voyage.
And then you have the hemi sync one and they link both brains together.
There is this oneness also. This solid repetition of something,
like the idea that in one everything is. Like when you hear one drum
going -boom, boom - you can imagine any variation in your mind!
It's all sound! Sound is the most powerful thing in the universe.
In the beginning was the word, the word was sound. The whole planet
is built on sound. Everythings molecular. Everything is vibrating.
This flute, the table, we! We are just a cluster of electrons and molecules
vibrating on electrical energy, spinning round on this planet
Sounds are just a different frequency of resonance.
Exactly! Its like infrared, or different parts of the spectrum,
and then you have sound, which has its frequency. Now; within that sound
and within those frequencies there are certain mystical frequencies
that heal and bind the human mind, body and spirit.
You can get to your final goal by following many different paths.
So people have to define their own paths and define their own
You don't have to read strange books and
listen to people in funny outfits to have religion. Its just a
direct hardwire connection with the world, universe, and god. And it's
been missing in our culture for so many centuries - any sense of being
part of a world as opposed to dominating and running it!
. I kept drawing the things he was seeing on DMT.
I felt this group of 2000, 20,000 people together expressing their
gratitude for existence, their joy at living again in a synchronized
manner, but doing this on the earth and I very strongly felt that this
is like medicine to the earth, it's acupuncture, it's natural healing
to get this message back to the earth that yes, some of us do love living
here, love living on the earth and sharing its benefits, sharing its
fruits! And this possibly goes to offset some of the pollution and the
degradation of the earth thats going on in a much vaster scale
in other places, but I think if there is a gaya consciousness here weighing
up the future of this species, the more gratitude we express for existence,
the more we are going to keep the balance in our favor.
And with the parties
there are more people going to parties every
weekend than there ever were before. More people taking psychedelic
drugs every weekend and the more laws they pass against it, the more
it seems to happen, so you could almost argue a cause and effect that
the laws are encouraging this to happen.
That doesn't mean Im in favor of the laws though!
Dancing is such a beautiful way of celebrating. Its a
way of freeing ourselves and elevating ourselves so so. And connecting!
When we dance together with the body language, the way of our
vibration this is how we communicate!
Youre so in tune with the music and theres no distances,
no distinction between you, the music and everyone else dancing that
you are actually lifted up as on a wave and carried and you don't get
tired you just are in the music, and dancing along and you feel you
are almost not touching the ground.
There is a kind of transcendental experience you can get by
pushing your body to its limits!
Religious, ritual, singing and dancing events have gone on for
millenniums in human society. And I do think it's our collective signal
- it's a certain quality of our collective signal that touches god.
What you've got is you've got people dancing which is an expression
of the body and when you bring the body and the mind together you get
a heart opening!
Understanding right now is all about unity and thats how we
can achieve great things as a human race, when we come together in unity.
It really breaks down all the borders of color, of creed, of wealth.
I mean we are all the same on the dance floor. We are all just having
a good time!
You can create communal lift situation where
everybody becomes high. It doesn't matter whether they've taken drugs
or not - thats not really the point. The point is they are sharing
the experience of raising each others consciousness live at that
moment on the dance floor in a shamanic way.
Definitely the psychedelic experience, dance, trance and getting
into yourself enables you to get out of yourself and see really whats
going on. And we've all seen stuff, that we can't deny, is definitely
going on, and once you've seen that, theres no way you can possibly
return to the world as you saw it before.
The trance for me is a lot like meditation
Its not enough just to elevate your own frequency and
the frequency of the people around you - you need to do it in tune with
the earth. And if you do that, then it gets really interesting. So I'm
hoping for an evolution in the trance culture, that we will move towards
large solar sound systems and explicitly bringing in these consciousness
keys into the music and you are seeing it in the visuals and the backdrops.
Everyone is wearing sacred symbols, everyone is tuning into sacred geometry
and its happening! So, I think there is an enormous potential
and its just one step away from something, which is really transformative.
And not just for people who are involved - for the planet!
No one is free until everyone is free and that really is a modern
version if Buddhism. You can't really enjoy your life while other people
are trapped in shit in front of you. You should try to help them if
you possibly can.
And we are living in a dying world. And we have to do our job.
And if you simply go off and smash your brain up every weekend and dont
contribute and don't learn from that experience and see really what
the real situation is and try to make your life so complex that you
can't even deal with it, then you have failed to be you!
Because what we have to take responsibility for is being co-creators
Ascetic Brahma Chaitanya
But it's an evolution - nature is always evolving and we are
all evolving with nature as nature.
Filmmaker Torsten Klimmer
All as one!
Ascetic Brahma Chaitanya
All is one... There's no doubt about it!
Once we make that breakthrough and we see that we are actually
a part of the earths evolutionary process. We are not separate
from it and our destinies are completely intertwined.
Ascetic Brahma Chaitanya; you will see actually feel
and experience the unity in all this apparent diversity.
What have we learnt, Si? What has our society,
what have we learnt? We've crawled out of the reptilian swamp; here
we are, 60 billion years later, what have we learnt? What have we learnt
if all the elders of the universe came down and spoke to us now, what
could they tell us? What does that baba that you knew tell us? What
is everybody trying to tell us? They are trying to tell us love!
And how do we love?
Cause we've got to love ourselves thats how we love. If we love
ourselves then we can love everybody we can share everything, but if
we don't love ourselves we've got nothing. We are a dead battery adrift
in the desert, but just saying the word love makes you feel good. Im
going to say it now for everybody! L-o-v-e! Ahhhh - what a word! Man
those four letters are better than other four letters words.
And don't make a show of it, just be an internal lover! Love humanity,
love animals, love insects and everything. You can' t go wrong. You'll
be loved in turn! You'll just turn into a giant ball of floppy love
floating like a thistle in outer space.
What do you think is the most amazing thing in the universe?
You tell me, Si!
Ascetic Brahma Chaitanya
This consciousness, which is
this liveliness is what we call