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2014/04/15 at 8:39 am

You probably know about the rare blood moon/eclipse last night. Just published this on Reality Sandwich:

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Blood Red Moon---An Archetypal Meaning - Reality Sandwich

In the dream she is walking down a city street holding a baby girl in her arms, and she hears a voice, which sounds to her like the voice of God, say of the baby girl: “She was born under a blood red moon on October 30th"

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2014/04/13 at 8:15 am

Photo:My friend Brandt Kempin a talented musician who pays his way by bar tending in Austin. I need to find a way to keep myself from posting comments on Facebook at 330 AM when my imagination is starting to amp up into pre-dawn writing sessions. It's a kind of witching hour, and all sorts of seemingly random images and notions have an insidious suction, like gaping rabbit holes that haunt and imperil my every step. An intent to write a one-sentence comment is very likely to mutate into some monstrous distraction as occurred this morning when I happened to glance at this photo when I turned on my computer. Here's the comment I posted: I don't know if this was intentional, but the image conveys a strong impression that you are an immortally-youthful, Renaissance-era alchemist who has been working at this particular bar since the 1860s. If a customer really strikes your fancy, if they say something particularly witty or leave an unconventional tip such as a large, antique emerald ring, they might receive a youth-restorative or time-displacing elixir rather than a more conventional daiquiri. The woman in line is the wealthy descendant of a wealthy Japanese family whose royal lineage descends from the emperor. Through family connections she knows about your secret identity, but you're not sure that she is actually cool enough to deserve the youth-preserving elixir she so avidly desires and instead you are preparing a potion that will have far more paradoxical effects.....It's such delicate work this transdimensional, alchemical bar tending. Sometimes you only have a split second to make a judgment call that will effect a soul's journey for a whole sequence of incarnations that you can see receding into the night of time. It's not the glamorous job that some might think, but someone's got to do it, the structure of the cosmos demands it of you and centuries ago you realized that you couldn't just indulge your personal whims and inclinations. This rich Asian broad, for example--she was still lingering at the bar, sipping the altered daiquiri, her face flushed with foolish expectation---from thirty feet away she looked like a cute and bubbly Japanese school girl, but from three feet away you could see that she was made up to look cute from thirty feet away. A mist of expensive perfume hung about her, perfume that smelled the way the Thaj Mahal looks by moonlight. Centuries ago you'd seen her type plotting to poison a Medici. But on the outside she was absolutely gorgeous, a real knock out you would have called her in the thirties. She had the sort of breasts that would make a bishop want to kick in a stained-glass window. If you had run across her in the streets of Florence a few hundred years ago, who knows? Loneliness and long nights cast shadows on both sides of the alchemical bar, but hey, that just came with the territory...

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Zap Oracle A couple of those lines paraphrased from Raymond Chandler in case it wasn't obvious. If you've never read any Raymond Chandler quotes then you really have no idea what it would be like having the lower astral spirit of Humphrey Bogart speaking inside your head, the sort of spirit who admits, “I'm an occasional drinker, the kind of guy who goes out for a beer and wakes up in Singapore with a full beard.” The sort of hardboiled spirit who says things like: “I needed a drink, I needed a lot of life insurance, I needed a vacation, I needed a home in the country. What I had was a coat, a hat and a gun. I put them on and went out of the room.” See more:

2014/04/13 at 8:43 am

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2014/04/12 at 10:18 am

Travis Rios's DJ name is "mythogen mysterion." Here's a link to his sound cloud:

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Mythogen Mysterion

Listen to Mythogen Mysterion | Explore the largest community of artists, bands, podcasters and creators of music & audio.

Zap Oracle
2014/04/12 at 5:04 am

Two visionary tracks "Curious Mercurious" and "Lapis Singularitorum" by Travis Rios from his upcoming album Alchemy of Shadow and Light which includes Jonathan Zap voice samples photo is of Travis

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Alchemy of Shadow and Light (with Jonathan Zap)

"curious mercurious" and "lapis singularitorum" by Travis Rios

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2014/04/08 at 10:56 am

Just published this on Reality Sandwich. For those of you in Colorado or coming through on April 26, please read about the event happening in Denver that day.

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Shoot Cameras Not Guns - Reality Sandwich

Diana Sabreen, and the non-profit she runs, Shoot Cameras Not Guns each photography as a tool for social change and self-expression to people dealing with political oppression in Burma, Thailand, Kenya and to youth at risk in Denver.

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What's up with the fascination with zombies and vampires? Why is the skeptic movement actually the exact opposite of true skepticism? A couple of interviews I did you may find interesting: Sky Blue Symposia (formerly Time Monk Radio) has one of the most in-depth interview forums with a panel of well-prepared interviewers (from different countries) coming at you from various angles. This was my best opportunity to share thoughts I've had about the meanings of the evolving zombie and vampire mythology happening in popular culture (among other topics). Here is their description of the interview: We talk to Jonathan Zap about using a modern application of Jungian archetypes to help understand ourselves and our world. For over 30 years he has been using the tools of Jungian psychology to study popular culture, contemporary mythology, and dreams. Topics include: anima, animus, and the shadow. Zombies, vampires and parasites. Dream interpretation. Zombie banks, wall street and psychopaths. Femininity, patriarchy, and the white madonna and black madonna. 2012 and Y2K. Jonathan uses movies, books and current events to illustrate how various archetypes give us another perspective to make sense of our world.   Skyblue Symposia Interview with Jonathan Zap 

On October 12, 2012 I gave a talk on the Singularity Archetype and the evolutionary event horizon at the Boulder Evolver. The first 40 minutes are available as two Youtubes:

Part 1:

Part 2:

You can also listen to the complete audio as a podcast here:

Time Monk Radio did a 175 minute commercial free interview with me that was the most thorough interview I've ever done. There were several interviewers in various countries (all available in realtime on Skype). We covered the Singularity Archeytpe, psychopathy, mind parasites, dynamic paradoxicalism and many other topics.


3/20/12 Serious Wonder

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I did three interviews with Mike Hagan of Radio Orbit. Here are the links to three interviews followed by an image Radio Orbit photoshopped from an actual photo of me sitting on a bengal tiger (oh, and in response to several inquiries—this tiger was not being abused, was not chained up—I worked for many years at the Prairie Wind Animal Refuge (where the photo was taken and which is now under new management) where we rescued tigers and other big cats from guaranteed hunts and other abusive situations. This particular tiger loved interacting with people and was exceptionally well trained.

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