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Spirit Molecule documentary Australian tour

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Undergrowth.org  and Entheogenesis Australis   present the 2010 Spirit Molecule documentary Australian tour, with screenings across the country in December followed by talks with the writer/director Mitch Schultz. Tickets are AUD $23/20 concession, and advance bookings are recommended.

All tickets sold through www.greentix.com.au  see dates and links below.


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PORTALS > short stories by Timothy Parish

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"REALITY IS SUCH A PROMISCUOUS CONCEPT"

"PORTALS" is an anthology of short stories, poems and gonzo journalism by artist, filmmaker and Undergrowth editor Timothy Parish.

Selected from writings over five years, including short stories previously published in anthologies NOMADOLOGY, The JOURNEYBOOK, HERDING KITES and RANDOM MOLECULES. 


TALES FROM THE UNDERGROWTH > LOOP BAR > MELBOURNE CBD > THURSDAY 29th of JULY

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TALES FROM THE UNDERGROWTH

 8pm THURSDAY 29th JULY, 2010

LOOP BAR, 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne CBD

‘Tales from the Undergrowth’ is a night of three book launches by authors from the independent publisher and art collective Undergrowth. The night will feature readings and performances from ‘Portals’ by Tim Parish, ‘ALUC(i)NA’ by Benjamin Wild and ‘Mercury’ by performance poet Si, as well as spoken word by conscious hip hop artist Hugo, and spoken word by Aime Lou, Tarir.


Unheard Voices From West Papua > A Graphic Novel

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 "UNHEARD VOICES FROM A FORGOTTEN LAND" IS A GRAPHIC NOVEL BY AN ANONYMOUS ARTIST AND WRITER. IT DETAILS IN STARK AND BEAUTIFUL IMAGERY THE HISTORY OF THE STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE FOR WEST PAPUA. 

 BELOW IS THE TRANSCRIPT SENT OUT BY THE UNKNOWN AUTHORS:


Dear Friends,

Please help us help humanity by reading and encouraging other adults to read the graphic novel at www.papuanvoices.com. (Does not yet work on mobile phones.)

The Illustrator and I have chosen to release the first three chapters (60 pages) now, given the urgency of the content but also because we can update and add to this "flip book" over time. (Try your scroll wheel to flip pages.)

If you care about disappearing cultures and biodiversity, you can help raise the world's awareness of West Papua by forwarding this appeal to your friends and colleagues, or by letting them know about this through Facebook, Twitter or word-of-mouth.

If you enjoy the beautiful illustrations in this book and you come to appreciate the global significance and dire urgency of its story, please tell others about papuanvoices.com.

The Author


SPOONBILL @ HAPPY YESS > SAT 3RD JULY 2010

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UNDERGROWTH & OMELETTE RECORDS are proud to present the unique electronic soundscapes of SPOONBILL for the first time in Darwin.

SPOONBILL (aka Jim Moynihan) is one of Australia's most original and experimental electronic musicians. His unique sonic creations dodge genres, traversing glitch, dubstep and anarchist bass funk mash ups unlike any other producer. Sometimes lauded as 'intelligent dance music', othertimes described as 'vaudeville electronica', his latest album 'ZOOMORPHIC' was chosen as Radio National's album of the week in 2009 which they described as 'musically funny...' as well as 'technically sophisticated'.

SPOONBILL has played festivals nationally and internationally including Burning Man (US), Symbiosis (US), Rainbow Serpent (AUS), Glade Festival (UK), Shambhala (CAN) and Fusion (Germany) and many more. He will be coming to Darwin for one performance only.

The gig will be at the newly relocated HAPPY YESS, now situated within the historical BROWNS MART venue, in the heart of Darwin City.

The night will feature music from 9:30pm with local Darwin guests DJs and visuals by VJ VERB (AKA Tim Parish) and VJ Asterix will provide live visuals on the night with Djs till late.


MERCURY > a poetry anthology by SI

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MERCURY is a new anthology of poems by Melbourne poet Si.

Launched in 2009, the book was toured to the National Young Writers Festival, Emerging Writers Festival (VIC) and West End Street Festival. In May 2010 it will be launched at WORDSTORM NT in Darwin as part of 'Tales From The Undergrowth' at Happy Yess.

Below is an excerpt from the book.


Evolver Spore: The Future of Psychedelics

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A lecture given on March 17, 2010 to the Sydney cell of the Evolver network (www.evolver.net) as part of its community "spore" discussion on the future of psychedelics. In which experiential journalist Rak Razam discusses the state of psychedelic culture, where it came from in modern times with the advent of LSD in 1943, the legacy of alchemist Albert Hofmann, and why the psychedelic movement is so important to a sustainable future. Acid opened the mind in the 60s, ecstasy opened the heart in the 80s, and in the 21st century ayahuasca and entheogenic plant sacraments are opening the soul of the West, guiding us back to a cooperative Gaian partnership. As the "second wave of ayahuasca shamanism" sweeps the world in a slo-mo r-evolution, the psychedelic movement is reaching out to the elder indigenous cultures around the world to bridge the gap of our own psychic and spiritual understanding, and is becoming a global entheogenic movement. Can this new wave reach a critical mass of its own understanding, as well as a purity of intent to truly be ready to join the galactic community? Join Razam and the Evolver community to find out...


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Cosmic Trance, the Hero’s Journey and the Overview Effect > Graham St John

 
Lately, I’ve been hearing a lot of voices ….

Like “we journey from ignorance to knowledge. Growth reflects the advancement of the species. The exploration of the cosmos is a voyage of self-discovery.”

I heard it on Cosmosis' “Self-Discovery” on Fumbling For The Funky Frequency (2009).

It was Carl Sagan, lifted from the TV Series Cosmos.

Other voices I’ve been getting are right out of the history of science fiction cinema and, further out... from astronauts participating in NASA's Apollo Space Programme.

They are the (male) voices that together speak the tongue of cosmic trance – which is the heart of the Goa trance phenomenon - and remnant within psytrance. They are the voices of a psychedelic astrofuturism, in which Space Age mediations have been intercepted by sonic and visionary artists repurposing popular culture in the pursuit of progressive evolutionism.

But don't let me get too far ahead of myself...
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TEMPLE VISIONS > interview with Jimmy Bleyer> by Tim Parish

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'The Shaman' by Amanda Sage

 

 

Image: The Shaman, by Amanda Sage

Deep within the concrete heart of downtown Los Angeles, I recently met Jimmy Bleyer, a wizard in the form of an art curator who is behind the Temple Of Visions, a new multi-arts space that opened January 9th. It will be the first gallery dedicated totally to the emerging contemporary Visionary Art culture here in the City of Angels.


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