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20 March 2004 @ 03:01 pm
Brain drain...  
Brought the fifth book of The Invisibles to work today, but it's been so busy that now I'm too fried to read it. Besides, I wouldn't be able to concentrate on it fully, so I guess it wasn't likely I'd read much of it anyway. Wishful thinking, I suppose. I've got a few hours between the end of work and the movie tonight though, so I'll probably read the rest this volume then.

I would still have to recommend it to anyone who hasn't listened to everyone else already saying it's awesome. It blows my mind and enters into my dreams. Good stuff, to be sure.
 
 
Mood: draineddrained
Music: still the mall
 
 
 
guy_de_bored on March 20th, 2004 12:42 pm (UTC)
A lot of it riffs off of Terence McKenna's "Invisible Landscape".

oc, I have an ecopy :-)
S0n of N00nbibble on March 20th, 2004 12:47 pm (UTC)

we're well versed in saint mckenna here. well mary ellen less-so but we keep giing her the books and she keeps reading other things. ;)
guy_de_bored on March 20th, 2004 12:58 pm (UTC)
its getting to be a scarce book in paper, a lot of his stuff is falling out of print since he died.

hence we spent several weeks scanning it all.
S0n of N00nbibble on March 20th, 2004 01:01 pm (UTC)

you are indeed the man of the hour.
guy_de_bored on March 20th, 2004 01:15 pm (UTC)
"True Hallucinations" is such a great book, even on just the level of story...

Dennis never did a psychedelic ever again.

It explains the self righteous asshole he is today, I suspect... the last thing he ever said to me?

"I guess I am just not a nice man."
S0n of N00nbibble on March 20th, 2004 01:30 pm (UTC)
definately a great book. and you're exactly right, it does explain a lot about david's personality. my personal experience with him is limited mostly to that book and his scientific papers, which i'm glad he continued with, so i cant' vouch for his assholedness except for what i've heard from a myriad of folks who actually know him - which is consistantly that he is an asshole. but i suspect it's that sort of regressive quality that one can resort to when one is confronted with something one cannot or is not willing to come to terms with. so in that sense it's hard to blame him.
p.m./a.e.xoexohexox on March 21st, 2004 12:01 pm (UTC)
I think the only one we haven't passed around yet (between bibble crazicreek and i) is "Synaesthesia", which is like $4000 at boarders. I even have the hallucinogenic mushroom field guides he wrote with dennis under psuedonyms.
guy_de_bored on March 21st, 2004 12:03 pm (UTC)
I have gotten these e editions out to literally thousands of people, all over the planet.
S0n of N00nbibble on March 20th, 2004 12:48 pm (UTC)
and you know what i think that's how we got to the invisibles in teh first place.

it's a long story.
S0n of N00nbibble on March 20th, 2004 12:51 pm (UTC)
in case you're not aware:

http://mckenna.psychedelic-library.org/

the john steele talk i'd never heard of tuill i found this page. it's one i never hear people talk about either, but it's FUCKING amazing.
guy_de_bored on March 20th, 2004 01:02 pm (UTC)
cool. I ran across those a while back, and haven't had time to listen to most of them.

I know Dennis personally, from back in 1997. We worked on a project together - but it did not have a happy ending.
S0n of N00nbibble on March 20th, 2004 01:37 pm (UTC)
i can't recommend that steele one enough. it's so great i cant believe that's the only steele artifact i can find. nad iv'e looked pretty damn hard.

wow you worked with dennis? that's really crazy! how did you know him? i'm sorry it did not end well. i hear that a lot.