Update: After some public comments made by Jason Louv and Shivanath, I felt compelled to distance myself from them. Read about it here.
The first Ultraculture Journal dropped on Friday. It reprints rare works by Genesis P. Orridge and Brion Gysin and includes the text of a yet to be released spoken word piece by Jhonn Balance. It also includes new work by many others, including rituals by Technoccult pals Nick Pell, Edward Wilson (aka Fenris), and Shivanath.
Here’s Fenris’s Instant Bushido ritual:
To be used any time the concerns of your day or worry about your
problems is bothering you.
Take your hands hold them in front of you palm up, so that you can look at both.
I want you to reflect on the situation that has disturbed your equilibrium.
See with your mind’s eye the scenes played out, feel what it feels
like, hear the sounds you heard or fear you will hear.
Take all of those images, sounds, and feelings and push them into a
ball on your right hand.
Compress them into one chunk of swirling angst, let that become an
image symbolizing the whole upset.
Then in your left hand, visualize your own skull. It is cold and kind
of moist as it has been in the ground for a long time. Feel the weight
of it and realize you are going to die. It is a foregone conclusion,
Compare the contents of your two hands.
Does the situation that has upset you matter at all compared to your own death?
With a dismissive flick of your hand discard the one that doesn’t matter.