Posts Tagged ‘notes’

Sleep on it

Posted: November 9, 2015 in graffiti living
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According to Arthur Koestler, Hungarian-British author and journalist, all forms of invention and discovery have a common pattern that he terms “bisociation” – a blending of elements drawn from two previously unrelated areas of thought to create new meaning.

According to random notes I scribbled in my notebooks years ago, and no longer understand, I need to “bisociate personal unconscious issues with universal unconscious concerns to create a work of art” and “see the universal in the particular.”

Koestler also thought that bisociative creative breakthroughs occur after periods of intense mental effort, working on the creative goal or problem, in a relaxed state when rational thought goes out of the window — such as during dreams and trances.

In other words, I’m off to bed.

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Write or die

Posted: November 6, 2015 in graffiti living
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Come to it not with your mind and ideas, but with your whole body — your heart and gut and arms. Begin to write in the dumb, awkward way an animal cries out in pain, and there you will find your intelligence, your words, your voice. — Natalie Goldberg

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“To me a book is a message from the gods to mankind; or, if not, should never be published at all…. A message from the gods should be delivered at once. It is damnably blasphemous to talk about the autumn season and so on. How dare the author or publisher demand a price for doing his duty, the highest and most honourable to which a man can be called?” — Aleister Crowley

On 6th August 2015 I received a notice that said: “Warning: We have a concern about some of the content on your blog.” and was summarily locked out of my account.

When I contacted WordPress, I found out that I’d hit WordPress.com’s 100-scheduled posts limit.

I had to reduce the number of scheduled posts to below that.

Why WordPress can’t handle over 100 scheduled posts is beyond me — especially when I was only posting once a day.

But this seems like a fitting place to end things.

I’ve blogged every single day this year — I’m still determined to finish, I just won’t be writing more posts for a while.

This is where I’d made it up to before being stopped in my tracks.

It is to be remembered that all art is magical in origin—music, sculpture, writing, painting—and by magical I mean intended to produce very definite results. Writing and painting were one in cave paintings, which were formulae to ensure good hunting. Art is not an end in itself, any more than Einstein’s matter-into-energy formula is an end in itself. Like all formulae, art was originally functional, intended to make things happen, the way an atom bomb happens from Einstein’s formulae. — William S. Burroughs

Create a picture of the invisible unseen world with regards to writing and how to manipilate and control and harness those forces.

That’s what graffiti living really is.

Lessons Learned

Posted: October 28, 2015 in graffiti living
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Homework: What are the three most important lessons you’ve learned by the end of your life?

1) meaning of life – there isn’t one so make your own, you can achieve anything full-stop.

2) you’re more powerful than any authority.

3) go directly to park place and put your life there, do not pass go, forget about the £200.

This is critical because there’s nothing really holding you back other than fear.

You have a life purpose, magick works, and the things you fear including “how it is in the real world” are fiction.

Reality is paper-thin.