Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Christopher Hyatt passes away

He was an amazing scholar and if you have any interests in tantra, magick, thelema, or hermetics, he should be checked out.

Alan Miller AKA C.S. Hyatt passed away on February 9, at his home in
Scottsdale, Arizona, with his wife Linda and son Michael in
He had been bravely waging a long struggle with cancer, but suffered
several strokes in his last week.

From Wikipedia:
Christopher Hyatt's interest in the occult began in his early
twenties. His desire to further pursue his studies in magick
resulted in meeting Israel Regardie in Studio City in the 1970s.
Regardie introduced Hyatt to Reichian therapy, which he insisted
Hyatt learn prior to any magickal pursuits. Regardie further
instructed Hyatt in the magickal system of the Hermetic Order of the
Golden Dawn. Hyatt has belonged to such occult organizations as the
Ordo Templi Orientis, and once headed the Thelemic Golden Dawn.

Academic Career
Christopher S. Hyatt, Ph.D., Adv. M.ED. was trained in experimental
and clinical psychology and practiced as a psychotherapist for many
years. Miller used the 18 units earned fom his military GED towards
his first academic career at Los Angeles City College, where he
studied accounting for two years. He later changed his graduate to
General Psychology, earning Masters Degrees in Experimental
Psychology and Medical Education and Counselling. He was a member of
a Freudian clinic in Southern California. He spent almost a year
studying hypnosis at the Hypnosis Motivation Institute in Los
Angeles. He also studied hypnosis at the University of California,
Irvine. Alan Miller has Ph. D.s in both Clinical Psychology and
Human Behavior, finally earning a Post Doctorate in Criminal
Justice. Some of the techniques he employs include a blend of
Reichian physiotherapy and tantric yoga. He also incorporates
hypnosis along side his body work with patients and students.
According to his website: "He left academia and state sponsored
psychology to become an explorer of the human mind."

Hyatt claims on his website that as a research scientist he has
published "numerous" peer-reviewed articles in professional journals
and was a Research Fellow at the University of Toronto and the
University of Southern California. However, his website does not
provide any references or name any of the journals he claims to have
published in, making verification of his academic credentials

Friday, February 8, 2008

Iraq war ego trauma pics

If you wanted to damage your ego spend some time trolling these pics. Great collection of photographs taken of Iraqi children. I'm sure most of these were taken after attacks by the usaf designed to catch the bad guys. I scrolled through it at a hard time and had my beliefs firmed up a tad.


Monday, February 4, 2008

McKenna Psychadelics quotes.

Some awesome McKenna quotes. Check out the podcast.


Terence McKenna: "But in fact it seems that the ouroboros has taken its tail in its mouth and these two concerns psychedelics and computers] are seen to be simply different approaches to the completion of the same program of knowledge."

Terence McKenna: "The citizen is an interchangeable part in the body politic."

Terence McKenna: "Yes, I mean television certainly has an influence on the mass mind, but on the creative, cutting-edge of the civilization it’s psychedelics. Television influences culture, but if you watch television it’s psychedelics that shape the agenda of television."

Terence McKenna: "As a global society, possessing DNA sequencers and thermonuclear delivery systems and so forth and so on, we cannot have the luxury of an unconscious mind. That’s something that may or may not have some appropriateness if you’re hunting wooly mastedons and that sort of thing, but an integrated global culture cannot have the luxury of a large portion of its mind inaccessible to itself and somehow occluded."

Terence McKenna: "Technology, the evolution of languages and so forth have taken a turn toward ‘outing’ the unconscious. And computers are a wonderful tool for this, as are psychedelic drugs."

Terence McKenna: "High definition TV may give a surprising shot in the arm to the, at this point on-the-ropes linear uniform unitarians, because it’s going to be much more like cinema and photography. And it’s not going to have to be deciphered. It can be looked at, and this will have unexpected consequences on the sense ratios and assumptions operating within society."

Ralph Abraham (in 1991): "Video is doomed not because of a resolution limitation but because it’s not interactive. Interactive computer graphic games where you can watch the soap opera but also play with it to change the script, and so on, is bound to be much more interesting just because of interaction than video or cinema."

Terence McKenna: "So the conclusion is that civilization which welcomes psychedelics is the civilization that will lead and rule the planet."