An unusual interpretation of Boots Riley’s “Sorry to Bother You”:

LaKeith Stanfield as Cassius Green, "Sorry to Bother You"

It’s hard for me to talk about Boots Riley. On one hand, I’ve been supporting and promoting his band The Coup for decades and was one of the first persons to predictSorry to Bother You” was going to be a one-of-a-kind movie. On the other, he’d recently been talking reckless about Venezuela and ignored every message polite and serious people sent him challenging his ridiculous views. And then, he deleted his Twitter account like a coward.

But that’s neither here nor there.

The point is I noticed something no one has talked about in “Sorry to Bother You”, the real message, a hidden layer of meaning.

So, SPOILER ALERT: Don’t advance if you haven’t watched “Sorry to Bother You”, mayor SPOILERS ahead.

The correct interpretation of that great movie, after the jump:

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Announcing the release of “La Tormenta”, my first novel

Look: I recently became immortal.

My first novel is out, the Spanish Edition of “La Tormenta” is already available on Amazon.  Of course I’m getting it translated into English, but it’s going to be a while so you might as well get this one and help a brother out. It’s worth the price of admission, everything you need to know about this world is in there, guaranteed. And for every copy sold a random white horse will get a horn in the forehead, making the planet a more magical place in this time of need. With “La Tormenta” everybody wins.

The novel is about time, magick, hip hop, discordianism, high weirdness, psychedelics, philosophy, Caracas, Mérida, 2012, physics, conspiracy, impotence, weed, rockets, the meaning of life, a life of meaning, nature, The Occult, frustration, insanity, music, catharsis, apotheosis and much, much more. “La Tormenta”, out now.

About my participation in “Together” by Andy Gell

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Look, there’s no way around it: I’m a published author now.

I contributed five or six paragraphs to Together” by Andy Gell, a The KLF inspired collaborative book already available.

It’s part of the huge amount of art The 400 are producing following this event, one which you should be familiarized with to understand the novel or even what I’m talking about here. It’s also book two on the “WTF Trilogy” by Mr. Gell.

Since I haven’t read “Together” yet, this post consists of a few quotes from the first glowing review it received:  Continue reading

S&E’s Companion Guide 001: “Esoteric Alchemy” By: Manly P. Hall

I can’t guarantee it’ll happen to everybody, and maybe my perception is deceiving me, but every time I listen to a Manly P. Hall talk it ends ups solving a personal problem. Somehow it touches on something I’m struggling with. It’s never obvious from the topic or the title, in this case: I’ve been complaining to myself about not having an ideal space to meditate in. My neighbors are too noisy and nosey, the walls are not thick enough and to top it off, since it started raining there’s a mosquitoes invasion.

In the video after the jump, the legendary Canadian scholar told me about some temple in Tibet that makes the apprentices monks meditate under a huge bell that they keep ringing – Ring Ding Dong/ Ring-a-ding ding ding dong -, the objective being  to develop “a complete indifference to interruption”.  The absolute quietude has to be internal. Since another sage informed me the idea is to work with what you have, I’ll use the constant noise and blood sucking instead of said bell and go from there. Let the battle begin.

Anyway, to some of us Manly P. is a beacon of hope and a calmed voice in a sea of screams and desperation. To others, he was a Freemason, thus bound to secrecy to the organization, thus cannot be trusted. According to the official story he joined the order in 1954, already a middle aged man, and was recognized as a 33° Mason in 1973. Since your instincts are the only thing you should trust, I urge you to listen to him and decide for yourself if what he says rings true for you or not.

The talk’s title is “Esoteric Alchemy – The transformation of attitudes”, as opposed to the mere transformation of metals and the materialistic approach to the science. It’s absolutely fantastic and you shouldn’t miss it, but since hearing someone speak for an hour without video or anesthesia is a pretty daunting activity, I took the liberty of digesting it for my beloved audience. Below you’ll find S&E’s Companion Guide, it divides the talk in broad topics and includes several key quotes and notes.

May it help the wanderer (you) return home.

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