Alchemy and The Fifth Element on The Solar Seminar


Luc Besson's The Fifth Element- decadent sci-fi or Alchemical ritual drama? Go read the latest eyeball-buster on The Solar Seminar and decide for yourself...


10 comments:

  1. Reverend Sun Myung Moon is an androgyne?!! He certainly keeps his feminine side well hidden...

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  2. Chris! Ned just reminded me (I really appreciate your past artwork from PARANOIA Magazine, Master Sonntag)! The Moon estate is RIGHT SMACK DAB NEXT TO THIS ONE! Accessible for free (I'm such an anarchist) by parking along Shadow Brook Road & walking along the old Croton Aqueduct trail that slices right through this spectacular Hudson Valley property, it was (Lyndhurst was, not the Moon estate) the backdrop for both of the Dark Shadows movies, House of & Night of, the latter of the two which had absolutely nothing to due with the TV series, although utilised some of its talent nonetheless.

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  3. Speaking of alchemical symbolism, I was surprised that nobody seemed to comment on Obama appointing Hilda Solis as Labor secretary. "De labore Solis," the Work of the Sun, anyone?

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  4. See, I knew there was more to the film than meets the eye! Love it.

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  5. I had one of the most profound altered-state experiences of my life, after seeing this movie in the theaters. No drugs involved, whatsoever.

    Basically I was walking around my neighborhood thinking about the 5th Element. Some kind of energy "twisted" in my brain and i ended up running about half a mile like a bat out of hell. Barely even aware of what i was doing.

    I was a weird teenager but that stood out at the time.

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  6. I believe it, Mark. I think non-chemically induced altered states are wildly under-appreciated. When I was young I was in and out of these states without any chemical aids. Of course, I was with a lot, too.

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  7. I just wanted to add that a lot of this was hormonal, so I should say that the chemicals were internally generated rather than ingested. That's why I'm so passionate about Rock and Roll- just the music could put me out of my head.

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  8. Yeah I have never done any substances except for the occasional beer or cocktail. Been able to break open my head pretty well without chemicals. It helps being naturally weird too.

    I saw alex and allyson grey in Miami in December, and allyson said her and alex were trying to pursue the "royal road" of inducing altered states without entheogens. I still consider both of then near-superhuman, but it showed me that even my heroes need to push themselves to think differently.

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