“Helmingham Erechenwyne Rutter Egbert Crumwall Odin Maximus Esme Saxon Esa Vercingetorix Ethelwulf Rupprecht Ydwalla Bently Osmund Dysart Yggdrasselmann? – James Joyce, Finnegans Wake P. 78
I have been channeling the inner sap of the fly agaric mushroom for over ten years now, taking her everywhere with me, perched on my shoulder like a parrot she has become an integral part of my thinking writing and general creativity. A Destroying Guardian Angel, shamanic ally, or just a sham? fly agaric has influenced many parts of my life, e-mail addresses, pen names, DJ avatar’s and on. The deeper i look into fly agaric the more she throws up interesting information at me. Everytime i try to walk away she just pulls me back in again.
“Announced by the hundred-lettered word,(3) the story of the fall begins with Tim Finnegan (H.C.E), the “bygermaster” or Ibsen master building. Building a tower he falls from his ladder. His wake, attended by friends and relatives, and his revival proceed according to the ballad. Builder dead becomes a sleeping giant, extending from Howth to the magazine. A Salmon, he is sacramentally devoured by his survivors; for this “brontoichthyan form” is a thunderfish or Jesus-God. Adam, jesus, faller and creator, Finnegan will be Finnagain. (4-7) – William York Tindall, A readers guide to James Joyce.
So, a few years back i finally flew, i flew all the way from my home and visited the New Age worlds of America in beautiful California and found myself wrapped up in Finnegans Wake and Illuminatus! Trilogy and other wild and fantastical Psychedelic counter-cultural activities. Bands, Movies, War protests and lots of love and great weed. Living in a book is probably the best metaphor for it but without full control of the narrative. But thats a bedraggled idea in 2007, living in a book, especially after that movie “The Number 23”.®
“When we confuse the orders of abstractions and ascribe objective reality to terms and symbols, or confuse conclusions and inferences with descriptions., a great deal of semantic suffering is produced. – Alfred Korzybski, Un-sanity versus sanity, VII. The Mechanism of Time Binding, P. 499, Science and Sanity
I originally figured back in the mid 1990’s that by creating an avatar (fly agaric 23) and alternative (acrillic) devices for changing perception, i was developing a method by which to experience things simultaneously, together as more than one “I” labelled Steven. Readings of “In search of the Miraculous” by P.D Ouspensky combined with “Cosmic Trigger” by Robert Anton Wilson and “Design for Dying” byDr. Timothy Leary gave me the confidence to experiment comfortably with changing the parameters of my consciousness and also having the will to write it down and translate it for recording purposes. To play. Which led to me slowly taking it more seriously, the jokes i mean…
“Lps. The keys to. Given! A way a lone a last a loved a long the – James Joyce, Finnegans Wake P.540
The fabled mushroom Amanita Muscaria or the fly agaric has been widely considered as a resurrective elixir in many cultures across the globe from China to Ireland and in ancient times, 30’000 years ago and up into so called modern times. Even Post-Modem times. Today with the abundance of telecommunications and the new language tools with which to conduct independent research into such matters, like Marijuana and also global internet (Google, Wikipedia, Amazon) with which we can now provide a more encyclopedic representation of ourselves based on faster broader feedback mechanisms. Previously occulted papyrus such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, Finnegans Wake, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, Illuminatus, The Egyptian Book of the Dead and the Cantos of Ezra Pound can be processed in a completely new way now. The ability to conduct research quickly and without having to be geographically localized to the original texts, among other advances has moved humanity and culture closer together i think, psychologically and spiritually. Only the scaffolding of the words remain around us today, the language dependent media viruses that propogate and project reality are broken down. We have a new model for free, playful individuals to get connected together in a global community – a stateless socialism, a new world based on peaceful communication. Read on.
“Not only were Marsh’s theories now beyond all scientific credibility, but his methods— such as quoting Allegro’s The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross or Graves’ The White Goddess as if they were as reputable as Boas, Mead, or Frazer— seemed to indicate senility. This impression was increased by the eccentric dedication “To Ezra Pound, Jacques De Molay and Emperor Norton I.” The real scientific scandal was not the theory of Atlantis (that was a bee that had haunted many a scholarly bonnet) but Marsh’s claim that the gods of Atlantis actually existed; not as supernatural beings, of course, but as a superior class of life, now extinct, which had preexisted mankind and duped the earliest civilization into worshiping them as divine and offering terrible sacrifices at their altars. – Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson, Illuminatus, Page 181.
Fly Agaric 23
the wife of Honophrius, has been told by her tirewoman,
Fortissa, that Honuphrius has blasphemously confessed under
voluntary chastisement that he has instructed his slave, Mauritius, to
ur;,e Magravius, a commercial, emulous of Honuphrius, to solicit
the chastity of Anita. Anita is informed by some illegitimate
children of Fortissa with Mauritius (the supposition is Ware’s)
that Gillia, the schismatical wife of Magravius, is visited
clandestinely by Barnabas, the advocate of Honuphrius, an immoral
person who has been corrupted by Jeremias. James Joyce, Finnegans Wake, page 572