060 :: Next Up

UPDATE: 27 OCT – I FORGOT TO POST THIS LAST WEEK. IT’S BEEN SITTING IN MY DRAFTS. I FOUND IT THIS MORNING

“Our value system doesn’t allow us to enjoy anything without putting a price on it, we miss a great part of the beauty of life.” – Father Thomas Keating

(Open Mind, Open Heart: The Contemplative Dimension of the Gospel)

Unsound was great. Had an amazing time. Might write a follow up piece to this talking through my highlights as I saw a lot of great artists.

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SOPHIE

I got the chance to do a little bit of sightseeing. The hi-light of that afternoon was seeing the Stained Glasswork of Stanisław Wyspiański in St Francis of Assisi basilica in Krakow.

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“God the Father – Become!”

I mean just look at it. It depicts creation. Incredible. Also Krakow has a pinball museum. If i go back to unsound I’m going to spend more time there than just one pint.

I also bumped in to some very old friends who I have known since I was 13, but haven’t seen since 2011-ish? totally random. They were on holiday in Krakow. Fantastic stuff, smol world.

Permanently Moved

Episode 26 – One Foot Forward

This Episode contains a brief overview of Unsound Festival. A shout out to old friends and I talk about the Hexen 2.0 Tarot Reading I did this week.

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Dipping the stacks

I haven’t had time for the Internet this week.

The Ministry

I went to the kick off of DECAL (Decentralised Arts Lab) on Monday. Coming out of furtherfield, it’s an exciting project and I’m happy to be involved.

As I mentioned in this weeks podcast. I’ve switched to the Hexen 2.0 tarot as it seems to be my business these days. This card  shook me in the Celtic cross reading I did the other day as the heart of the situation.

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the only answer is er… yep.

Reading

I read inhabit: instructions for autonomy at the air port on my way home from poland. Jay Owens gave it to me at her birthday a few weeks back. Its a great book, dark green and inspiring. Worth it.

I just started reading The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life: Before 8AM I’m struggling with it a little bit as it’s really badly edited and the exact same paragraphs in chapter one show up in later chapters. Plus there is a lot of shilling. Im only about an hour away from finishing it so i guess im committed.

Music

The new princess nokia album is great. This might be my fav track, but undecided at this point.

Remember kids:

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055 :: Do what you can

Fact:

Time spent on the mat is never wasted time. It’s important work.

There is so much utter nonsense going on in the world right now, it is difficult to fathom it all. But knowing that you have absolutely no idea what the fuck is going on is a great help.

I went to a party on Monday night and surprisingly (for me) the conversation rolled round to Brexit. The topic of conversation itself was short. Punctuated or elevated despair and outrage, followed by ‘theres nothing any of us in this room can do about it so whats the point in getting mad’. We moved on.

These two points combined are illustrative of ‘actual reality’ in many ways. Finally the veil of social democracy has fallen from many peoples eyes and reality it can be clearly seen from the POV of you as an individual.  EG: Not only do you not know what is going on, there really isn’t anything you can do about it either.

The best you can do is to make decisions with real tangible outcomes in your daily life about how you are going to surf the current chaos – or even survive it.

  • Call or (better) see your family more – it’s the only one you have.
  • Speak to your friends on the phone or (better) in person.
  • Cook for people.
  • Start a book club.
  • Try to speak honestly at all times.
  • Stock pile critical medications.
  • Lean a new skill. Knots, Knife sharpening, Gardening.
  • Throw some swiggles

I could turn this whole thing in to a medium post that would probably do pretty well, as I’d fill it with some upbeat harden your heart stoicism and then segue in to sails and kifes analogies. But I’m not going to – as most of you know all this already.

I went to Ham House in Richmond with Mum and Dad on Wednesday it was pretty interesting. Below is the oldest known english made ivory furniture. A weird totem.

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Speaking of Medium perviosuly

I got drunk with Other Jay/Owens on Thursday at the Whippet in Holborn. We talked about her newsletter Disturbances, Books, Life, Internet etc. It was good times.

Through the haze of strong IPA I promised her a current reading list. So I’ll be doing that this week. A huge list of books that are really interesting and should be read by all contemporary weirdos. I wonder how the gender balance is going to shape up at the end of it.

Permanently Moved

Episode 21
It started off as a simple show about the great abolitionist Harriet Tubman, but unexpectedly spun out into occult left history, criticism of the awful the law of return, and a soft landing via peter greys rewilding witchcraft.

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Permanently moved is a personal podcast 301 seconds in length, written and recorded in one hour by @thejaymo

Dipping the stacks

Captain Swing was here!

An Astrological Interlude: Brexit

Productivity is like a heat engine

These Cultural Treasures Are Made of Plastic. Now They’re Falling Apart.

When an Iowa Family Doctor Takes On the Opioid Epidemic

The Ministry

I’ve done a bit of writing but I’ve been super slack. I owe a bunch of people stuff its not even funny. The less said about all this the better. Move along.

Reading

My parents got me Paul: A Biography as a birthday present. But, I just got it Wednesday belatedly. I am only 100 or so pages in but He is alive in this book. The historical Paul is alive and well. Very much the same way the Theben Sorcerer was alive in the most recent PGM course over on runesoup. Its a remarkable book.

Its always been my belief that to understand Paul is to understand the modern world. This book is doing so in new ways.

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Music

Been listening to a lot of Baths this week. This track from last years Romaplasm has so much going on.

Remember Kids:

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Its K-pop actually, and i did not loose any money – but yeah.