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#1088 - Wednesday, May 29, 2002 - Edited by Jerry Katz -

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Rice & Alms & Incense

1992 Installation
Catalpa, Chain, Rice & Herbs
48" X 18" X 24"

A small shallow bowl, marked by a hand print and layered
with rice. A medium sized bowl, with a chain attached
and filled with currency. A large, flat bowl, raised up
and adorned with four herbs; tobacco, cedar, sage and
sweet grass. 'You gotta serve somebody'.

Peter Cooke * 1233 Mount Maxwell Road * Salt Spring
Island, BC V8K 2H7 * (250) 537-4617

transcripts of very recent talks with Sailor Bob


You, can *Be Enlightened*, and never die!

You, can *Be Enlightened*, and never die! Yes, YOU, can
*Be Enlightened*, and never die!

"But, hey, how can I be enlightened, and never die?"

Well... First, get enlightened, then, (waiting for
laughter to subside) when Death knocks on your door, and
says "You're DEAD, you're supposed to be in the
ground!", just say these two little words: "I forgot!"

(It goes on from there, you can look it up...Thanks to
Steve Martin)


from See What Is list

personal death

Recollection conditions expression
in fashioning what comes to be regarded
as personal self.

As personality is secondary
it commands not by creation
but by interpretation.

Personality comprises the items
of the island of the tonal--
i.e., everything known.

Events are flavored
by alignment of personal tonal
with tonal of the times
perforce represented in circumstances of life.

The tonal of the times varies in scope
from narrow confinement as personal tonal
to relative freedom of all-that-is.

Yet even what-is
is confined to the known
for existence itself is engaged by knowing.

In personal death
importance dissolves
as nothingness of nagual.

Personal death
doesn't mandate
dissolution of body.

One addressed as body
eventually returns to pick up the mail
just as one awakens from deep sleep.

Recollection sparks comprehension
and personal rebirth.

When personality aligns with totality
oneness yields to nothingness
and eternal nagual.

Tonal and nagual are simply words
without prior meaning.

Let tonal be all known.
Let nagual be enveloping chaos.

Tonal is perceptual bubble
floating within nagual.

Personal tonal
moored within tonal of the times
expands and contracts
with the breathing of the ego.

The shrinking of the tonal
is the task of the warrior
of himself capable of nothing.


Once a group of thieves stole a rare diamond
Larger than a goose egg.

Its value could have easily bought
One thousand horses

And two thousand acres
Of the most fertile land in Shiraz.

The thieves got drunk that night
To celebrate their great haul,

But during the course of the evening
The effects of the liquor
And their mistrust of each other grew to such
An extent

They decided to divide the stone into pieces.
Of course then the Priceless became lost.

Most everyone is lousy at math
And does that to God -

Dissects the Indivisible One,

By thinking, saying,
"This is my Beloved, he looks like this
And acts like that,
How could that moron over there

("The Gift" - versions of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky)

From Intentional Community REACHbook Postboard

Seeking Community

On 05/13/2002, 21:09:52 (IST)

My wife and I are not seeking an "intentional community"
per se, but rather we are seeking people who are where
we are at so to speak, looking to join forces, share
talents and resources, and possibly live together or at
least near each other to maximize cooperation.

What do I mean when I say "where we are at"? Here are
the criteria. If these things resonate with you, please
contact us, as we are "one of you". Sometimes the best
way to describe who you are and where you are at is to
also delineate who you are not and where you aren't.

We are not touchy-feely new age consciousness movement
lingo-slinging love and lightheads. We do not sit around
TALKING about awareness, rather than actually BEING
aware as a given. We do not "co-create" or sit in
circles or dance around sacred fire pits. We do not take
anything seriously, especially ourselves. Although we
are not touchy-feely, we are very open, loving, and
affectionate. Having said that, we are definitely not
looking for any free-love/polyamory deals. Whatever
happens, happens, but we are definitely not LOOKING for

We are clean, neat, non smokers, with no kids (and donít
plan on ever having kids). If you smoke tobacco and/or
believe that having children is the reason you are alive
ñ you most likely are not who we are looking for.

We are not ecologically obsessed permaculture/organic
zealots. We view environmentally harmonious living as a
means/tool and not an end/goal. We don't believe in
"saving the planet", because the planet doesn't need
saving. The planet will be just fine. As George Carlin
says, ìit's the humans that are screwedî.

We believe that you are either in-love with reality or
in-fear of it. We believe in FUN as the basis of
existence, and that if you are not having FUN, then why
be alive?

We believe that human civilization is a runaway train,
that there is no hope to stop it, and that it is going
to breakdown/derail before there can be any real change.
We do not believe in "changing the system". We do
believe that it is possible to live a wonderful,
adventurous life, maximizing fun/love/knowledge even
given the current insanity of human civilization. We DO
believe that big changes are coming between now and
2012, and we are very excited and looking for others
like us with whom we can "enjoy the show".

Does it seem like every single human youíve ever met
(and seen on TV or read about) is totally full of shit,
asleep, and quite possibly insane? Do people who follow
a guru or ìspiritual teacherî make you want to bust out
laughing? Do you find that even the most supposedly
wise/spiritual humans say one thing and do just the
opposite? If these questions resonate so much with you
that youíre actually nodding your head even though
nobody is there to see it, then you might be who we are
looking for.

We are in our late 20's, with a mobile income source,
and plenty of nice stuff. We are looking for people who
are where we are at (and who ideally have land that can
be used for a "home base"). If you donít have land ñ no
worries ñ we will eventually find one of us that does.

Ideally we would like to live on-the-grid with all of
the wonderful amenities that life has to offer, but we
would also like to eventually be set up to survive off
the grid and grow our own food should it ever become

If you are offended in any way by the listed criteria,
please be aware that they were worded in a way to
intentionally repulse you and resonate with the people
we are looking for. Please do not take it personal -
there is nothing wrong with you - you just aren't who we
are looking for.

However, if the things I mentioned resonated with you,
please email ASAP so that we can both determine further
if we are indeed on the same wavelength.

We are in southern Oregon, so it would be peachy if you
were near here, but we have the ability to relocate if
need be.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Paul and Jennifer
email: [email protected]

Email address: [email protected]
Medford, OR United States

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