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ZONE ONE by Tom Civil

 

ZONE ONE cover

 

"Night Falls
the walls of the city
speak of people who
are not from here
who are from elsewhere
from another night."

ZONE ONE is 'a PRO- active city project supporting the underground network of alternative communication' edited and designed by Melbourne street artist and artist/designer Tom Civil.  It is an eclectic collage of poems, essays, stencil art, photography and experimental design in a sixteen page newspaper format, free for download.


The Shaman's Path> by Kevin Furnas

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all artwork by Gerhard Hillman

 

In school I had been taught that there were only two possibilities in life; you could either join the crowd and make yourself fit the society or else withdraw and live in some hypothetical cave. While total isolation seemed a rather drastic, if humorous solution to inner doubt, I continued on my path in hopes of finding a more flexible means of being true to myself. At the time I was undergoing a crisis of belief in the veracity of my own Western cultural upbringing and the ensuing struggle led me on a quest for truth. I was uncomfortable with the modern view of reality, and so despite the immense pressure placed on me to conform I attempted to discover whether an alternative existed.

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Dreams of the Ocean

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Dreams of the Ocean
'Dreams of the Ocean'
by Tim Parish, January 2007
drawn while working in Bangkok, Thailand


The Empire of Crime by Alex Steffen

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The Sexy Tractor mural in Lijiang, China

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The Sexiest Mural in Lijiang's Sexy Tractor Irish/Naxi Bar

 

 

Hanging out in the beautiful old town of Lijiang in the Yunnan Province of China with my friends Jun and Simon, we became friends with the owner of an Irish/Naxi Bar called 'The Sexy Tractor'. After a few games of darts in which I drew a piece on the chalkboard I managed to convince him to let us paint his walls in exchange for free drinks and rent in the upstairs loft where I am now staying.


little five

 


Little is a zine produced by joanna coltman. Little is little; a small A6 pocket size zine. The zine itself is a collection of quotes, short stories, pictures and sculptures. The following pages are all from issue 5 which was first released in Janurary of 2006. If you are interested in getting a copy you can contact joanna at littlezine@hotmail.com or you can check out her website at www.janita.com.au.


EVOLVER > Daniel Pinchbeck interview > by Tim Boucher

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Daniel Pinchbeck is one of the leading voices in today’s psychedelic counter-culture, exploring the connections between psychedelics & shamanism and their importance in the modern era. Though he’s published feature articles in the New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Wired, The Village Voice and is a regular columnist in Arthur magazine, it was his 2003 book, Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism, which seems to have really given him a higher profile among those interested in alternative religion and spirituality.

Evolver illustration by Tim Parish


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Etheric Acrobat

Etheric Acrobat

'Etheric Acrobat' by Tim Parish

colour pencil and ink

painted in Hanoi, Vietnam


'Chaos Engines' by Arrow

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Chaos Engines
arrow | 1:27pm, wed 17 aug 2005 | Tokyo Technopolis

reprinted from Undergrowth #7 - Nomadology - http://www.dislocated.org/nomadology/book.php

So I met this character in Darwin in January claiming to be running some kind of underground magazine or something, says he’s just set up a new part of it; travelling blogs, nomadic style. Said I might be interested. I was, but it’s taken me a good few months to get my shit together to contribute to this li’l thing. Let me tell you why.


Over the Rainbow> by Rak Razam

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Friday morning, day one - "Hippies, hippies... they want to save the world but all they do is smoke pot and play frisbee!" – Eric Cartman, South Park



I wake to the sounds of a cluster of Japanese girls camped next door, their voices mixing with Spanish, German and thick Aussie accents. Renegade soundsystems pump out thumping electronic beats that fill the dusty air. The ever-present doof doof doof of the music is so ubiquitous you eventually forget it’s even there. We’ve run out of beer, but it was only a slab between three thirsty blokes and it should have been expected. All around us party crew are camped next to their vans and cars, an endless gypsy village covered in layers of dust. The camps touch upon each other in every direction, a vast, fractal tent city that folds in on itself like architectural origami. It reminds me of the way insects make their homes, of a hive consciousness. North American tipis and flags of all countries are mixed in with ancient symbols and psychedelic images. It looks like civilization after the fall, after the oil peaks and the power shortages kick in.

I’m here with my friends Matty from Byron and Kaptain Khaos from Paris and a slew of aging dancers that have come out of retirement to celebrate the 10th anniversary Rainbow Serpent Festival, a four day celebration of “soul and technology”, according to the organizers. Here in Australia the outdoor party scene has been flourishing for over a decade at bush ‘doofs’ (named after the bass beat of the electronic music), where ‘doofers’ revel in Trance music, community and enhanced states of mind. “Since the first gathering in 1998, Rainbow has become a popular annual get-together for thousands of like minded people,” says Frank Venuto, one of the festival’s founders. Rainbow Serpent is a landmark of the Global Trance music calendar, where semi-retired doofers like myself mix it up with the young turks of the dancefloor and the old hippies that can still shake it.