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I just love this stained glass window; it's what we're all really
making now; it's just this astonishing Atlantean montage and its
mind field is seizing me now with these unexpected connections,
and this hidden expression hints of a larger web in the making;
it's just this looser collage and we get it by listening to the
distant stars, and you know Bombay, it's really time to try out
all these new alternative cultural codes. And, Yeah Bombay, it's
these brave new weaves that could simulate all these new myths
in the dream language and that will cast these shadowy spells
on the planet; and these mind links will be quite unusual; and
you know this post-modern age seems to lack some organizing principle
and this psychic complexity is causing some drastic mind flip.
So Bombay, what do you say, how the fuck do we really dampen all
this confusion in us without clamping down on ourselves too much.
You see it's an interesting problem, Bombay. We really need this
new kind of intuition. We just need to generate synchronicity
on demand. Are you for this, Bombay?
these are the famous Kanhari caves just north of here, and this
is where the ancient Hinayana just started to transform into
that relatively modern Mahayana, and it's right here that an
oddly negative psychic process just carved out this big space
and then simply molded it by removing all matter; and it's not
really black magic, Bombay, it's just this silent spiritual
atmosphere, it's an ascetic beauty with these simple churchlike
interiors and with the dim light streaming into these half-darkened
a cool mind zone and the sun's heat is never felt here; and this
pure space has no weight, nor any kind of heavy gesture as one
enters now the sacred sphere that symbolizes this human extinction.
This holy place has this weird austerity and also this ephemeral
grandeur which is quite extreme; and yet so utterly convincing
in its basic simplicity.
really pissed Bombay. Look what you've done. You've turned these
holy caves into trash-bins and lovers' nests, so tell me now Bombay,
why are you so damn rude? I mean there's just so many assholes
here. And all these people are just living on the grungy streets
and everything is permanently under construction, Bombay so why
are you letting this just happen? I mean you've got fast e-mail,
so why are you so obsessed with Ilythia's boobs; and why are you
always on strike? Is it just silly pride, Bombay, or do you just
want to be difficult?
so come on, tell me the truth Bombay. I just wanna know, so can
you just tell me before I go? I mean your karma's so wild--and
you know just where is this insane world heading, I mean everybody's
yelling about information and it's also about hyper-globalization,
and is the nation-state really failing, and nobody cares about
politics and it's all just this media crap and it's also about
instantly branding and reselling just about everything including
this stupid book. And all these professionals and pressure groups.
I mean, it's such a crazy system--Bombay, and you know today everybody's
into this life-style consumption thing. Do you know what I mean,
Bombay. It's this intrusive global movie we're all in. Thanks
to the TV, radio, and the web. There's now this awesome collective
anxiety; and just what are the real contents of this global movie.
Well, It's just fuck the state, and fuck anybody that gets in
my way, you know, I bet that's how the multinational corporations
really think; and these jihadists are now starting their rampage
and I don't think they give a fuck either; and you know some people--all
they really do here is just wash clothes everyday and for just
this scandalous pittance, while others here can't even afford
to have any clothes, it's so fucking crazy Bombay. You know, I'm
so damn tired of this shit. Everybody's just so busy and life
is so complex. And everybody's self-esteem is just so low. I mean,
you just can't win. It's such a bad combination. How do I now
get of this silly plane?
can I just find a new and better vibe? I mean there's this really
huge labor surplus; and there's also this big production surplus,
and then there's this enormous gun surplus too, and yet all global
distribution still seems totally fucked. You see, way, way too
many people still don't have the necessary purchasing power; and
there's all this silly talk about the digital world, but nobody
really understands any of this. It's just a lot of mind-tripping.
And everyone tells me I really need a good education now; but
what does this all really mean? You know, in those old bygone
days " higher education " just meant something a little
different. Back then it was all about going deep inside yourself;
and somebody told me that today this higher education could really
get me some more of this mysterious purchasing power. Really,
Bombay, this is now so confusing, I think it really sucks. I mean
it's cruel. Do you think the saints are in Hawaii? The world's
shrinking and people are just spinning. Is it science fiction
now this talk about some global mind emerging?
all just this massive confusion, Bombay. Do you really think there's
any purpose to history? You know, the whores in their cages here
don't have much time to think about it; and I really don't see
any definite pattern in all these build-ups and breakups and scary
build-downs, you know, Bombay, things just keep fusing and then
dissolving, but it's now just faster and faster. And you know,
Asia's just having this big economic crisis. The Yen just keeps
slipping and the economic bubble is also bursting and the nukes
could soon be flying. I mean how's all this shit really possible,
Bombay? You know, I thought the Cold War was finally over, and
it just doesn't seem fair. What if everyone on the planet was
just given this free electronic consumption card; and then some
remote distant government with a skeleton crew would simply dole
out the cards to all on a monthly basis. Well, you know Bombay
then the problem of economics in the cyber-age would then be solved.
And wouldn't Marx and Smith just love that?
know I'm just dreaming Bombay, you don't have to take me seriously.
I'm just opening some door into a dark room and I'm lighting a
match and I'm seeing some vague shapes. That's all. You know,
there's been a weird series of psychic big bangs since World War
One with more different and various kinds of media recording them
all and then allowing more and more people to simultaneously experience
them. Now wouldn't it be cool if more and more people could really
see this big picture thing? You know, everybody's just stumbling,
Bombay. Are we heading now for some weird kind of ecological meltdown?
Are we simply just shredding these webs of ecological life? Do
we really understand anything now? I guess it's the human condition.
Maybe it's just blind addictions. I mean we all live on this small
planet that's revolving around this medium sized star in this
moderate sized galaxy in this particularly insignificant corner
of the universe. You know, I'm sure somebody's watching. So I'm
just saying goodbye now, Bombay. Is that OK?
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