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Portrait of the Artist in a Theta Wave State



This rather terrifying image is a screenshot from video recorded during the ceremony I conducted on Saturday, June 25th, 2022. The white glow isn't Photoshop; that's the reflection of a TV screen on my sclerae as my eyes completely roll up into my head. I'm employing the index-and-pink-fingers-extended traditional mudra of "Fuck yeah!" to express endorsement of and assent to the Goddess' Divine Plan that shapes our lives.

Phonomancy is a reliable means for attaining intense visionary trance. What can't be demonstrated in this still image is that after 30 seconds in this state, I return to a condition of sober lucidity. Nobody speaking with me who didn't know that I was working on 6g of cubensis turbocharged with a water extract of 5g Syrian rue seeds plus multiple hits of pot would have any idea of the crushing psychic load I'm under. I'm able to carry it with aplomb. That's visionary virtuosity.

Yesterday's effort was a hard-fought but ultimately successful battle against that force in Transpersonal Consciousness inimical to creativity--what we refer to as Resistance, but is more commonly known as Mara or The Devil. I came back with a number of new, actionable ideas, but perhaps more importantly, the experience reified my belief in the value of what we're doing. The Phonomantic Method works.

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