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The Skullfuck: An Exercise in Dream Recall

By Sri Palindrome.151 | April 7, 2002 | Leave a comment

Date: Sat, 25 Dec 93 07:06:28
Subject: Exercise to aid Dream Recall
From: Sri Palindrome.151

Purpose: This is an exercise to aid in the recollection of dreams through the use of visualization and tactile imagery. It is best performed at the times that one begins to fall asleep.

  1. Relax; take a few deep breaths, and concentrate on the present sensation of the extremities.
  2. Allow yourself to feel the gradual decrease in sensitivity of the limbs as you drop off to sleep.
  3. Switch your attention rapidly from limb to limb, but block out extraneous thoughts as completely as possible.
  4. When nearly all sensation is lost in the extremities, switch your attention to the spine; localize your attention to the sensation at each vertebra. Send a current of energy up from the base very slowly to the top.
  5. When the current reaches the top, visualize the entire spine as a penis, and the point where it enters the skull as the sexually-oriented orifice of your choice.
  6. Concentrate now on the sensation of the spine-penis entering the foramen magnum-orifice. When bringing the sensation to the concious level, recall that it is your penis and/or your orifice; a great deal of sensation is being generated.
  7. Hold the images and sensations in mind until you do, in fact, fall asleep. Attempt immediately to hold up your dream-hands in front of your eyes.

By practicing this daily, near total dream recall is achieved in a relatively short time.

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I’ve sent this out because I’ve found that better access to one’s dreams often equates to finding a lot of excellent raw material for personalized magickal work, insofar as many of the archetypes to be worked with can be found there. It took about 30 days of work before I actually got this functioning correctly, but my own dream recollection is approximately 90% now, and I often remember several dreams from the same night. Also, my lucidity is at around 10% of total.

Merry Reproduction in a Barn Day!

MCP, TempleBabel
Wild-Eyed Boy from Freecloud
Sri Palindrome.151


Gnosis

By Sri Palindrome.151 | September 22, 2001 | Leave a comment

From: utu.potiki[at]sfnet[dot]com
Date: Thu, 02 Dec 93 07:36:52
Subject: TESTING… IN COLOR!
To: chaos_m[at]tatertot[dot]com

Hello, Chaos Magick Mailing List folks. This is a test transmission, a first step in imminanentizing an electronic eschaton, if you will.

I think that a good place to start would be with one of the most basic concepts of Chaos Magick, and I’ve arbitrarily chosen the state of gnosis. What is it, how does one achieve it, and how does it function in the Great Work of Chaos (aka Choyofaque)?

Gnosis is loosely defined as a break in, or overwhelming of, the parts of the mind involved in rational function, and thus a temporary paralyzation of the psychic censor. There are about as many ways of achieving this “state” as there are people to achieve it; the most readily available, however, are such things as sex, drugs, physical exhaustion, hyperventilation, and spinning (like a dervish or Sufi might do). Basically, any activity that throws the mind into a state of total confusion (think for a moment of the mental breakdown engendered by a powerful orgasm) can be useful in achieving gnosis; my own favourite twist of late has been burial, which I’ve used to great success especially in the charging of a fetish and also a chod-type divination.

As far as how gnosis functions, I think that what’s going on in the Gnbostic State is that, by throwing the mind into such a state of confusion and overwhelming the psychic censor, one literally achieves a sort of union of all opposites. In other words, the boundary that seperates the “inner void” from the “outter” falls away, and the magickian opens hirself to a realm of infiniter variables. Rituals, spells, and the like, simply provide a pre-set delineation of which variables will be manipulated into the desired manifestation; one could think of it as a blueprint for potential.

I’d like to talk more about this and get some other viewpoints on all three of these aspects of the nature and function of gnosis, especially in terms of some of the ways fellow Chaotes are generating it.

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Chaos is Freedom; Freedom is Life; Just Do It
Sri Palindrome.151