#6 - Random Molecules

Planet Maya > by Rak Razam

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According to the Foundation for the Law of Time, Jose Arguelles "departed this Planet on Solar Moon 17 (March 23), Red Spectral Moon, at 6:10 a.m (the exact same time that he was born in 1939 in the Red Spectral Moon year)."

"After a short illness, he slipped away in complete peace. We are asking for those who loved him to hold a synchronized vigil and/or ceremony on his behalf at noon (Pacific standard time) on Solar Moon 19, Kin 91. Send him your prayers, light and blessings to continue his spirit journey - and also visualize the rainbow bridge and the Return of Light."




It may not be a bank holiday or a day off work, but July 25th is the `Day Out of Time' for the newest spiritual movement and it's push for global calendar reform. It's called `Dreamspell', a cross between astrology and a new religion that has appropriated the knowledge of the ancient Maya and their 13 moon calendar and packaged it for mainstream consumption.

Calendar classes are popping up like the new pilates as the `in' thing to do, as a `sexed up' Mayan calendar resurgence sweeps the world. Before you know it, Madonna will be casting her glyph and singing about the `Blue Crystal Storm' as the message that `we are now at the end of the Dreamspell of history and at the beginning of the Dreamspell of galactic culture' takes off. But what is it about the13 moon calendar that has haunted history? Why is it so important and why does it still resonate with everyday people in this global village of pick and choose ideologies? Underlying it all is a deep sense of something that feels right in an artificial world where even the way we measure time is arbitrary and oppressive. The only problem is, indigenous Mayan Elders aren't too happy about the way it's being promoted, and a culture war is brewing as the Dreamspell turns into a nightmare.

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Reunion > by Tim Parish

Reunion > by Tim Parish

"Reunion" was a originally a pencil illustration I completed in early 2005 very soon after studying the Vipassana meditation technique in the Blue Mountains.

Below is a blog I wrote for Undergrowth's Nomadology project about the experience:

"Journeys Inward"  2005

Robot> by Levin Diatschenko




REWILDING > by Kevin Arnold

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“The wilderness that has come to us from the eternity of the past we have the boldness to project into the eternity of the future.”
—Howard Zahniser,
author of the 1964 Wilderness Act.

When veteran environmental activist and founder of Earth First! Dave Foreman looks into the future, he sees a wild and green North America. A continent where grizzly bears, wolves and mountain lions roam free, where native plants and insects flourish.
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Feedback Loop

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Feedback LoopFeedback Loop by Paul Kalemba Also published as CD design for Melatonin album


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Random Molecules exhibition .
On May 26th, Undergrowth Magazine #6 - Random Molecules - was launched at Kick Galllery, coinciding with an exhibition by contributing artists Gerhard Hillmann, Paul Kalemba, Antonia Green, Ben Mastwyk Tim Parish. Many books were sold, much red wine was drunk, tunes were spun by Tash at Terra Firma for the after party, visuals by Ben Mastwyk. Many free radicals were inspired. Molecules danced random till dawn. It's taken us two weeks to recover and upload these photos... Download a free digital version of the Random Molecules book go here . Random Molecules exhibition 2 .

Random Molecules exhibition 3

Random Molecules exhibition 3Free radicals in the Undergrowth photo: Ben Mastwyk

Random Molecules exhibition 2

Random Molecules exhibition 2Free radicals in the backroom. photo by Ben Mastwyk

Random Molecules exhibition

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Random Molecules exhibitionRandom Molecules exhibition and book launch on the 24th of May 2006. photo by Ben Mastwyk altered by Tim Parish


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Random flyer front Undergrowth #6 - RANDOM MOLECULES

From the quantum to the cosmic, chaos theory to chaos magick, political powerplays to psychedelic activism, free radicals and spiritual anarchism - beware a premature definition of reality.

Feature Writers: Rod Baker, John Pace, Rebecca Fitzgibbon, Tim Parish, Rak Razam, Claire Wren, Levin Daistchenko, Hakim Bey, Jonathan Arrow, Dan MacKinlay, Betwixt, Rumi + Hafez...

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