Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Astronaut Theology: Kinky



Kinks guitarist Dave Davies isn't just the pioneer of the power-chord riff, he's also an experiencer. His 1994 autobiography Kink tells the story of how Davies believes he was contacted telepathically by alien intelligences:
All of a sudden I began hearing these strange voices talking to me, in clear and unmistakable tones. Their voices were authoritative but warm and strangely comforting, which lessened my initial alarm. This was unlike anything I had experienced before. They felt as if they were a little distance above my head; that's how I perceived it at the time. For all I knew they could have been operating from thousands of miles away. I couldn't see them but I could hear them and, more importantly, I could feel them and smell them. There were five distinct intelligences and each one gave off his or its own particular odour.
The intelligences did not tell me who they were, but two of them said they had always been my spirit guides, and two others were entities that were not of this earth but were involved in missions here as watchers and nurturers of our race. The other intelligence was the projected consciousness of a man living in a physical body on earth. They communicated many things to me, most of which I have only just begun to assimilate now.
You can read more at his site on the Spiritual Planet. He also has articles by/about people like Israel Regardie, Philip K Dick and George King. Davies also runs a message board for people of a similar mystical bent. I must say I'm agnostic on it all but it's fascinating to me how many pioneering artists (and non-artists) have claimed to have strange and powerful metaphysical experiences. It could all be a by-product/malfunction of the creative mind or it could be that there are forces at work using these type of pioneering types to push the culture along. I'm open to both arguments.



Bonus 60s nostalgia-blast- The Byrds' abductee-wannabe anthem "Hey, Mr. Spaceman."

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