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Boujeloud

As they play, “Boujeloud,” a naked man sewn into the skin of a slaughtered goat, dances wildly, vibrating and whirling among the crowd, beating them with two oleander branches as they run to get away. It is believed that women beaten with the sticks will become pregnant within the year. Boujeloud and the musicians feed […]

Canned chatter

To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worthwhile. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter. Aleister Crowley Nowadays AC would probably write: To read a blog is to refrain from reading something worthwhile. The first discipline of education must therefore be […]

Chuang Tzu

One day Chuang Tzu and a friend were walking by a river. “Look at the fish swimming about,” said Chuang Tzu, “They are really enjoying themselves.” “You are not a fish,” replied the friend, “So you can’t truly know that they are enjoying themselves.” “You are not me,” said Chuang Tzu. “So how do you […]

Two traveling monks

Two traveling monks reached a river where they met a young woman. Wary of the current, she asked if they could carry her across. One of the monks hesitated, but the other quickly picked her up onto his shoulders, transported her across the water, and put her down on the other bank. She thanked him […]

Quotes for today:

By imputing concepts of nastiness, dirt, shamefulnes, guilt, indecency, and obscenity to the entire sexual process, it has poisoned the life force at it”s source (JW Parsons) O read new meanings into old forms: “I must create a system, or be enslav’d by another man’s. I will not reason & compare: my business is to […]

Now Reading: The Unknown God, W.T. Smith and the Thelemites

By Martin P. Starr. Synopsis The first documentary study of Aleister Crowley’s contemporary followers in North America, told through the life of their de facto leader, Wilfred Talbot Smith (1885-1957). Smith (‘Frater 132’), the unacknowledged offspring of a prominent English family, emigrated to Canada where he encountered Charles Stansfeld Jones (‘Frater Achad’), and through him, […]

On the Bookshelf: The Voudon Gnostic Workbook

Yes, finally I got my hands on “The Voudon Gnostic Workbook” (Michael Bertiaux’s) “…in opposition to all humanistic culture, we are lured ever to the brink of chaos. We want to go where we are forbidden. We want to know what has been denied to us. We seek, in a word, the ‘more.’ And so […]

Shaved Neck

Great site which features posters from punk rocks shows in and around Tuscon, AZ from ’82-’84. A lot of Black Flag cover art and also other SST bands like the Minutemen An added bonus is the live audio MP3’s from a selection of shows and the great photos of Ed Arnaud. www.shavedneck.com

Back in Town

Yes, back from my diving trip to Hurghada (Egypt). We had a great time. Did some nice dives, and spend most of the time relaxing on the boat. And for now, back to work….

Take on the low-hanging fruit first.

Kaizen is a Japanese management strategy, Kaizen roughly translates to “continuous slow improvement.” In the corporate world, it’s an efficiency and defect-proofing system often used on factory floors. But Kaizen emphasizes the well-being of the employee, working smarter, not harder and developing best practices so that workers don’t have to think. As such, Kaizen is […]

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