Messenger of Dionysos · Mused by Apollo

In ancient times, Satyr was the horned and horny messenger of Eleusinian forest god Dionysos. He mesmerized the youth of nearby villages with the musical magic of his flute and made them dance till broad daylight. In our common present, the spirit of Satyr inhabits the body of a human boy. Searching for a new way to spread the vibe of the forest, Satyr switched to SL and CDJ instruments, which fit the job quite nicely.

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Do What Thou Chilt - '[ CHLT21 ]'






下午安好 世界!
Добрый день, Мир!
Good Afternoon, World!





Hallucinogen - "Solstice"
Ott's Warwick Bassmonkey remix



Hallucinogen In Dub
(Twisted Records, 2002)



twisted / ott
discogs' details






.: do what thou chilt :.


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Time For Techno - '[ TFT8 ]'





下午安好 世界!
Добрый день, Мир!
Good Afternoon, World!



[ time for techno ]

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Magic Mountain High
Workshop xx - B1

discogs' details
open the schnitzel box

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video: the29nov films
site / youtube





Plato's Cave (animated)
(Weiss / Oden / Wolff)
Churchill Films 1973
narration: O'Wells



what we see becomes what we feel
what we feel becomes what we think
what we think becomes what we choose
what we choose becomes what we do
what we do becomes what we see




.: up the tech :.

writ: satyr barbarossa
(cc) 2017 cc by-nc-nd 4.0

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Kill The Buddha





2017.06.11 - Nam mô A di đà Phật

If you meet the Buddha
on the road

kill him

before
he sets
himself
on fire




Nam mô A di đà Phật
- Bồ Tát Thích Quảng Đức
1963, June 11
Saigon

as recited during
his self-immolation

Nam mô A di đà Phật

in Vietnamese,
as in Japanese:

Namu Amida Butsu

In reverence to Amida Buddha



"If you meet the Buddha,
kill the Buddha."

Linji Yixuan / Rinzai Gigen
- founder of the Linji school,
one of five Houses of Chinese Chan Buddhism,
extended to Japanese Zen Buddhism as the Rinzai school

Kill the Buddha

- perhaps one of the more (in)famous koans,
sprouted in fertile Oriental tradition,
widely misunderstood in Occidental circles.

Nothing special, really.

Merely a reminder
to keep paying attention,
to never really believe anything;
a useful tool to exercise one's state of mind,
to silence the analytical and favour the intuitive,
to puzzle those who claim to understand Zen

... or so it may seem.



Đức - Wikipedia entry
Nianfo - Wikipedia entry
Amitabha - Wikipedia entry

a few more words
on Amitabha Buddha
and Shinran Buddhism
from Robert Anton Wilson




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_/|\_ namaskaramba _/|\_


apart from the sampled,
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The Non-Weekly Goosebumper - 2017.05.30





The Non-Weekly Goosebumper - 2017.05.30

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today
Moderat
A New Error
(BPitch Control)

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mode rate shape assign
a new era on terra
oscillate and fly


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.: namaskaramba :.


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Towels Away!





2017.05.25 - Towels Away!

Anyone of you zarkin' froods hiking around the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western spiral arm of our Milky Way galaxy care to have their brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped around a large gold brick?

Seems like a nice sidereal day for it.

Bottoms up! Towels away!

( ^ _ - )

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Happy Towel Day!
Thanks Doug.

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.: DON'T PANIC :.


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Do What Thou Chilt - '[CHLT20]'





下午安好 世界!
Добрый день, Мир!
Good Afternoon, World!

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iNhale - a whiff of mid nineties' vibes
eXhale - twenty-first century's vapour

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Air Texture online / facebook / soundcloud
Spacetime Continuum discogs / facebook

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( ^ _ ^ )
__/|\__

.: do what thou chilt :.


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Après-Bicyclette



2017, April 19+7, Après-Bicyclette

Une semaine après notre Grand Départ annuel ...

One week after crossing the starting line of our annual Bicycle Day cerebralations, we make our aumward return. At the finish, holding out a black and white checkered blotter flag, Saint Albert Uncle Hofmann welcomes us. Our outward spiraling wheels slowly stop spinning as we come down to a halt next to him, flagging down our bikes.
After a wide and warm embrace, he holds us softly by the shoulders, looks us in the eye and smiles, then turns to our side, joins us as our gaze floats out over the Earth's plane stretching out in front of us, pauses to breathe, then speaking sincere words of swissdom ...

"Alienation from nature and the loss of the experience of being part of the living creation is the greatest tragedy of our materialistic era. It is the causative reason for ecological devastation and climate change.

Therefore I attribute absolute highest importance to consciousness change. I regard psychedelics as catalyzers for this. They are tools which are guiding our perception toward other deeper areas of our human existence, so that we again become aware of our spiritual essence. Psychedelic experiences in a safe setting can help our consciousness open up to this sensation of connection and of being one with nature.

LSD and related substances are not drugs in the usual sense, but are part of the sacred substances, which have been used for thousand of years in ritual settings. The classic psychedelics like LSD, Psilocybin and Mescaline are characterized by the fact that they are neither toxic nor addictive. It is my great concern to separate psychedelics from the ongoing debates about drugs, and to highlight the tremendous potential inherent to these substances for self-awareness, as an adjunct in therapy, and for fundamental research into the human mind.

It is my wish that a modern Eleusis will emerge, in which seeking humans can learn to have transcendent experiences with sacred substances in a safe setting. I am convinced that these soul-opening, mind-revealing substances will find their appropriate place in our society and our culture."

Albert Hofmann
2007, April 19


- image from the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors shop,
printed on the backside of the card with the painting
"St. Albert and the LSD Revelation Revolution" by Alex Grey

· visit alexgrey.com & shop.cosm.org for more details
· click any or all of the highlighted links for additional content




.: paving the path :.

apart from the sampled,
all text ⓦ Satyr Barbarossa
(cc) 2017 / / CCBYNCND4.0


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April 19 - Bicycle Day



2017, April 19 - Bicycle Day

1943, April 19 - Not completely content with the result of their first encounter, three days earlier, as her child had not spoken loud and clear enough to become fully and unequivocally understood by the doctor and therefore did not receive the essential attention it deserved, Mother of Rye arranged for a second meeting, three days later.

The whispering echo of her voice presented Dr Hofmann with the deliberated decision to self-prescribe a small dose of LSD, in order to enable the two to make closer acquaintance. Easily convinced by the vivid memory of his recent pleasance, the scientist reasoned that by consciously repeating the experiment, it should become establissed with certainty whether or not the previous serendipitous encounter between his research chemical and his self had indeed been accidental.

The self-administered "cautious dosis" -250 micrograms, in retrofact- proved not as small as Hofmann had expected. Not quite, not by far. Little did he foresee about the friendly onslaught of chaos at his very fingertips, screaming in eager silence. Yet as soon as he felt inebriated by the initial effects, he laid down his work and asked his assistant to accompany him on his bikeride home, as it seemed unsafe to him to head out on the road by himself.

Moments later, looking over his shoulder whilst biking, he could see Mother of Rye, fading into the distance, waving with a wide smile and a satisfied sigh, as she knew she had accomplished her Great Work.

The trip that followed wrote history and its effects resonate throughout spacetime, far beyond here and now. This date, April 19, has become known around the globe as Bicycle Day - the annual cerebralation* of Albert Hofmann's Serendipity.


Trring Trrring!


Satyr Barbarossa
- Forest of Eleusis, Earth

original writ: 2014, April 16
second edition: 2015, April 19
third edition: 2016, April 19
fourth edition: 2017, April 19


As always and (un)usual, between Now, Never and Forever:
click any highlighted text for additional, linked content.

- essential reading:
LSD - My Problem Child (Hofmann)
available online at MAPS, Erowid
and the Psychedelic Library

- more relsdated literature:
Erowid / Psychedelic Library

- essential viewing, see below:
Hofmann's Potion (Littlefield)
The Substance (Witz)

* cerebralate:
a personal portmanteau
of celebrate and cerebral









.: serendipity awaits :.

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(cc) 2014 - 2017 / CCBYNCND4.0


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The Non-Weekly Goosebumper - 2017.04.19





The Non-Weekly Goosebumper - 2017.04.19

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today
KoxBox - Doktor Mesmer
(Dragon Tales / 1997)


Blue Room Released

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spellbound by sunset
earth's illusive rotation
dance of dawn and dusk


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.: namaskaramba :.


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A Satan, A Vodka And A Velociraptor ...



a satan, a vodka and a velociraptor
walk in to a boiler room ...

( ^ _ - )


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No Ideology. No Theology. Just Dance.



No Ideology. No Theology. Just Dance.

"Joseph Campbell believed that everything begins with a story, so we begin this series with Joseph Campbell with one of his favorites. He was in Japan for a conference on religion, and he overheard another American delegate, a social philosopher from New York, say to a Shinto priest, “We’ve been now to a good many ceremonies and have seen quite a few of your shrines. But I don’t get your ideology, I don’t get your theology.” The Japanese paused as though in deep thought, and then slowly shook his head. “I think we don’t have ideology,” he said, “we don’t have theology. We dance.”"

- Bill Moyers, The Power Of Myth


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And dance we shall,
so mote it seem.

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Joseph Campbell Foundation - jcf.org
Bill Moyers online - billmoyers.com


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.: odorimashou :.


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freakuently unanswered questions


? what is Satyr

! in ancient times, Satyr roamed the Eleusinian forests as the horned and horny messenger of Dionysos - the god of ritual intoxication. He mesmerized the youth of nearby villages with the musical magic of his flute, and made them dance till broad daylight.

? where is Satyr

! in our recent past, Satyr reincarnated in the concrete jungle of Amsterdam as a DJ. At age ten, he recorded his first mix, displaying his love for early hip hop and electro, and soon his tapes were in high demand. After the Second Summer Of Love, he got turned on by new dimensions of synthetic sound and ventured into the realms of acid-house, techno and trance music.

? does he still play flute

! the Panflute has become an artefact in captivity, held safe and sound in the archeological archive of the Vatican. Yet, ever since the early 1990s, up and until our common present, Satyr became increasingly skilled as a player of the SL & CDJ instruments, spinning various styles of eclectronica and edm alike, embracing a wide range of the bpm spectrum with remarkable sparkle.

Difficult to pigeonhole yet sharply focused on and specialized in ambidelic chillout, psytrance, tech trance, uptech and several kinds of steps; entertaining events for 50 to 50.000 people, by serving his spicy melange of clean cuts and dirty grooves, mixing it down and grinding it up from raw to smooth.

A few memorable events ecstasized by Satyr:
Amsterdam Dance Event (NL), Atmosphere (Berlin / D), Ballonnenfeest (NL), Burning Man (USA), Carnival (Varginha / Brazil), Club A (Sao Paulo / Brazil), Dance Valley (NL), Love & Magic (Oslo / Norway), Metsafestiwaal (Finland), Pi Club (Berlin / D), Q-Base (D), Senseblender fest (B), Universo Paralello (Bahia / Brazil), VooV Experience (D), and many more in Belgium, Brazil, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, USA & all over The Netherlands.*

* a detailed gigographic list will be added later



unless mentioned otherwise:
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