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Blondie's "Atomic" - A Divine Visitation, and the Emotional Fallout

Episode 57, in which I commit social suicide. Just kidding! Kind of. In the video clip linked below you can see me in the throes of religious ecstasy as the Divine Feminine incarnates in my consciousness, then dealing with the overwhelming energies that surge through me in the wake of the experience. With this upload, I'm putting my money where my mouth is.

I know I look like a lunatic. But please don't dismiss my claims out of hand! All I can do is tell you how this work has changed me for the better. My family and friends will attest to it: I am a far kinder, more compassionate, more self-controlled person than I used to be. I have a vastly expanded emotional range. And best of all, I seem to have cured my lifelong depression and found a way to treat my chronic loneliness. Oh yeah, and I've learned how to sing, and my dancing has improved (marginally). Bonus!

I think other people will experience similar results. Hence, my pedagogical and proselytizing mission. Exposing oneself to the Divine Presence in this manner is kind of like Green Lantern charging his power ring with his Lantern Corps-supplied magic railroad lantern. Over time, with multiple exposures, Its energy will sculpt you into a closer approximation of your ideal self -- mentally, physically, morally, creatively. Phonomancy will forge you into a spiritual superhero. Believe it.

Here is a link to the video. Sorry I can't embed it. Our friends at BMG Music Group copyright blocked it on YouTube, so I had to put it on Vimeo.

Watching this footage reminds me that the only way I'm going to be able to even begin getting across what this feels like is to create visionary art that illustrates my subjective experience. Shooting in front of a green screen, so I can composite myself into heavenly (or otherwise!) scenes, and adding SFX like halos and neon sigils and things dissolving into fractal flames, might help people understand what a deep visionary state is like.

But understand this: ultimately, it doesn't matter what I see and feel. What matters is what you see and feel when you undertake this adventure. To a certain extent it'll be conditioned by the cognitive model phonomancy uses, i.e.,
There is an aspect of Ultimate Reality that is self-aware and wants to relate to you, to me, to all of us, as a Person. It wants to have a relationship with you. It'll be whatever you need it to be, and to that end, it'll inhabit whatever image you consciously or unconsciously offer. My Holy Ma will look quite different from yours, but we'll both be in direct contact with the Divine Feminine.
This is how all religions work: whether they speak of gods or a void, they all offer a set of images and a model for interpreting something that is beyond conceptual thought.  Now that technology has (temporarily, at least), given us access to every geographical corner of the world, and exposed us to the belief systems of virtually every culture that has existed since writing was invented, hopefully we can recognize that every religion is provisional, and that a religion based in contemporary culture will inevitably be more effective in helping people access Ultimate Reality than any that employs metaphors two thousand years out of date.


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