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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    One of the things it's necessary to do is to rid yourself of the habit of little treats and rewards. It's very important to be able to go without patting yourself on the head every five minutes. No cigerette. No Mr Kipling fondant fancy. No afternoon pint. No letting up of discipline. Nothing. You don't need a reward and you don't deserve one. You're not a puppy dog that is being trained. You don't need a dog biscuit after doing a trick.
    "It would be attachment to any kind of 'pleasure', as a neurotic attachment. As Burroughs might say, an attachment to the green goo factory, an attachment to body. The body itself may be the by-product of a large scale conspiracy by certain forces in a prison universe made out of parent matter, subjected to appearances and apparent physical conditions defining their limitations."

    Ginsberg from the Gay Sunshine interview

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    "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
    And also, maktub, it was written. Therefore, a pre-recorded universe. The Bible lays out the whole thing. From Genesis to Apocolypse. Pre-recorded. Predetermined.
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    "In my writing I am acting as a map maker, an explorer of psychic areas" but it's also a field guide to the inhabitants of psychic space.

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    Let's say another entity gets in your line. That entity has needs which you do not have. It has desires, preferences, aversions, it makes itself known by the things it makes you do.

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    By what it wants to look at, by where it wants to go.

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    "A deed often brings with it a numbness and lack of freedom: so that the doer is as if spellbound at its recollection and feels as if he were an accessory of it."

    That's Nietzsche but this familiar sensation is what is behind Burroughs mythology

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    Quote Originally Posted by version View Post
    A filthy passage.
    "‘Celia, Celia, Celia, Shits!’ So goes Jonathan Swift in one of the most infamous lines in all of English poetry – the last word often blotted out with a demure dash to preserve the reader’s sensibilities. Happily, however, there exists another type of reader who remains just as interested in ‘shiterature’ as Swift and his literary predecessors were. Peter Smith is this reader, and his book, Between Two Stools: Scatology and its Representations in English Literature, Chaucer to Swift, is dedicated to removing these types of elisions.

    Smith’s overall argument is simple: English literature from the 18th century or earlier cannot be properly and fully interpreted without understanding that scatological references at that time were even more prevalent than they are today, and that contemporary reactions to the scatological were less “Puritanical” than ours. In his view the 20th and 21st centuries are neo-Victorian in their prudishness, which he proves by convincingly reinterpreting many scatological references modern scholars have missed in canonical literature. His discoveries are all the more surprising in academic fields as long-standing and crowded as Shakespeare’s."
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    The valve is sphincter. Unblock the turd-horde tightarse.

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    Scatology, the Last Taboo: Introduction to Fecal Matters in Early Modern Literature and Art. Jeff Persels. University of South Carolina

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    "What was their civilisation? Vast, I allow: but vile. Cloacae: sewers. The Jews in the wilderness and on the mountaintop said: It is meet to be here. Let us build an altar to Jehova. The Roman, like the Englishman who follows in his footsteps, brought to every new shore on which he set his foot (on our shore he never set it) only his cloacal obsession. He gazed about him in his toga and said: It is meet to be here. Let us construct a watercloset." Ulysses.
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    Read it over the weekend.

    SHITE.
    Αι ψυχαί οσμώνται καθ΄ Άιδην.

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    "A Russian scientist has said: “We will travel not only in space but in time as well” — I have just returned from a thousand-year time trip and I am here to tell you what I saw — And to tell you how such time trips are made — It is a precise operation — It is difficult — It is dangerous — It is the new frontier and only the adventurous need apply — But it belongs to anyone who has the courage and know-how to enter — It belongs to you —

    I started my trip in the morgue with old newspapers, folding in today with yesterday and typing out composites — When you skip through a newspaper as most of us do you see a great deal more than you know — In fact you see it all on a subliminal level — Now when I fold today’s paper in with yesterday’s paper and arrange the pictures to form a time section montage, I am literally moving back to the time when I read yesterday’s paper, that is traveling in time back to yesterday — I did this eight hours a day for three months — I went back as far as the papers went — I dug out old magazines and forgotten novels and letters — I made fold-ins and composites and I did the same with photos —"

    The Mayan Caper.

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    "Mr Bradly-Mr Martin, in my mythology, is a God that failed, a God of Conflict in two parts so created to keep a tired old show on the road, The God of Arbitrary Power and Restraint, Of Prison and Pressure, who needs subordinates, who needs what he calls ‘his human dogs’ while treating them with the contempt a con man feels for his victims — But remember the con man needs the mark — The Mark does not need the con man — Mr Bradley-Mr Martin needs his ‘dogs’ his ‘errand boys’ his ‘human animals’ He needs them because he is literally blind. They do not need him. In my mythological system he is overthrown in a revolution of his ‘dogs’ — “Dogs that were his eyes shut off Mr Bradly-Mr Martin.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    "cut the enemy beam off your line"

    This is somethjng I have very intense experiences of. Of something, someone, some spy, some agent, some malevolent force, some enemy, getting onto my line. Sometimes you can identify them and in so doing expel them. Sometimes it feels you can't shake them off. They've got their claws in too deep. Your'e contaminated. Evil squatting toad presences. Often these are the psychic projections of people you know, occupying your space, prying, looking for secrets to steal. Other times somethjng larger.
    "The focal point for a hostile intrusive force. You could feel him walk right into your psyche and look around to see if anything was there he could make use of."

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