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Genesis Breyer P-Orridge Interviewed by Technoccult Part 1: TOPI Status Update

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge Interviewed by Technoccult Part 1: TOPI Status Update

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
Photo by Seth Tissue / CC

Klint Finley: How’s the new TOPI going? What’s the status?

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge: Actually, it’s rather gratifying. You’ve probably been to the Ning. And there’s that world map at the front which shows where there are active people and it’s almost obliterated the world map at this point. So whilst the activities are still somewhat limited, and directionless to an extent, what it does demonstrate to us is that there is still a serious appetite, curiosity, need for some of the ideas that we put into hibernation for a while from the TOPY with a Y. There was always the plan to have T-O-P-I, the One True Topi Tribe. That was always part of the strategy from the very beginning. But the first decade of T-O-P-Y, Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth, was… not the kindergarten exactly…. but that was sort of a filtering process to reconvene the idea of magic in a contemporary, demystified way in public culture. And that was almost too successful and we actually ended up in exile as a result of the threat that was perceived by the British establishment.

Ironically, they attacked us when we had already said that we were going to disband that version and become nomadic. The last thing we sent out to people was printed on what you send wedding invitations on, it was gold embossed card and it just said “Changed Priorities Ahead, TOPY Nomads.” Which was actually a sign, a street sign. We were driving along the road coming back from looking for a big house, a community headquarters in the north of England and there were road works going on and there was this big sign that just said “Changed Priorities Ahead.” And it was one of those moments where we went “That’s exactly what we were hoping to do.”

So the intended idea there was that we were closed down, Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth, in the hope that those who had really started to comprehend on their own, in their own way, what we were trying to say – which was to bring people around to using an intuitive personalized version of magic – to get those individuals to understand that we were a non-hierarchal, non-Masonic, post-”museum of magic” network.

In other words, a lot of people did their 23 sigils and then they would sometimes write and then say “What happens now?” and we would just say “That’s it. You don’t get a prize. You don’t get a new instruction. You don’t suddenly have a special title. If you’ve not figured out how to really discover and express your true desires by now then you’re never going to get it. Most people did understand that but there were some that expected a prize and were disappointed.

So we had reached the point of dismembering it and deconstructing the ten year project and the next step was to find a location to then go into the One True Topi Tribe. We looked at an old hotel in the north of England, we looked at the farm in a place called Arbor Low in Yorkshire, which actually had a stone circle on the grounds of the farm, which is where we used to have the TOPY Global Annual Meetings over a long weekend and we would camp out and we would do rituals outside in the stone circle. It is a beautiful place. So we were seriously looking at different locations. And then we, meaning myself and my family, decided to go to Nepal to do some research and to work with Tibetan Buddhist monks that we had come to know. And then come back and built the One True Topi Tribe but as you know that got interrupted by the British government.

So we went into hibernation and then Thee Psychick Bible got published. And during the next few months after that was published, we started to get lots and lots of e-mails and letters and meet people at concerts and events. They were saying, “We really want to know more about this. Why is isn’t it still going on?”

June 27, 2012 9 comments
How to Do Asian Steampunk Right

How to Do Asian Steampunk Right

Zheng Yi Sao, 19th centry female pirate
Zheng Yi Sao, 19th centry female pirate

Jess Nevins wrote an article on “the problem with Asian steampunk.” Nevins points out that most people default to ninjas, samurai and geishas when they try to do Asian steampunk, but there’s a much richer world of possibilities. “Pirates, submarine captains, hard-boiled reporters, female private detectives… these are all part of east Asian history and popular culture in the steampunk era. Steampunk writers and cosplayers, expand your horizons!”

Here are some examples:

  • Zeppelin pirates are a staple of steampunk, but nautical pirates were a reality in the waters of Southeast Asia. Notable among these were the female pirates, from Zheng Yi Sao and Cai Qian in the beginning of the 19th century to Lo Hon Cho and Lai Choi San in the early part of the 20th century. These women were captains and admirals, commanding dozens of ships and leading them into battle from the front, gaining reputations as fierce fighters. According to a contemporary Chinese account Cai Qian Ma even commanded ships with crews of niangzijun, “women warriors.”
  • The hardboiled, crime-solving reporter was a part of Western mystery fiction from the 1880s, but in real life there were large numbers of reporters just like that in China, especially Shanghai, where the competition between newspapers was intense and reporters and editors did anything they could for a hot scoop. These newspapers were modeled on American and English newspapers, and though many of them were aimed at the Europeans in China, some were written by Chinese for Chinese.
  • Roguish treasure-hunters need not automatically be white. Since the 11th century there has been a tradition among Nyingma Buddhists in Bhutan and Tibet of a special class of lamas, the gter-ston or “treasure hunters,” who “discover” gter-ma (scriptural treasures) which have supposedly been hidden away during the Buddha’s lifetime so that they can be found and revealed to the world at a foreordained time. The gter-ston were active through the 19th century, and while some were genuine many were fraudulent.

TOR: The Problem With “Asian Steampunk”

October 11, 2011 0 comments
Tibetans May Represent Fastest Case of Human Evolution

Tibetans May Represent Fastest Case of Human Evolution

Tibetan monks

Tibetans live at altitudes of 13,000 feet, breathing air that has 40 percent less oxygen than is available at sea level, yet suffer very little mountain sickness. The reason, according to a team of biologists in China, is human evolution, in what may be the most recent and fastest instance detected so far. [...]

If confirmed, this would be the most recent known example of human evolutionary change. Until now, the most recent such change was the spread of lactose tolerance — the ability to digest milk in adulthood — among northern Europeans about 7,500 years ago. But archaeologists say that the Tibetan plateau was inhabited much earlier than 3,000 years ago and that the geneticists’ date is incorrect.

New York Times: Scientists Cite Fastest Case of Human Evolution

(Thanks David Forbes)

(Photo by waterwin / CC)

July 2, 2010 0 comments
The light of the disk is endless

The light of the disk is endless

“The cover of the book was rubbed with a patina made from lamp black, Yakskin glue, and brains. It was burnished to a gloss and inscribed with an ink made from crushed pearls and silver.” That is a description of the one of the Tibetan monastic manuscripts, or pothi, that Jim Canary discussed in his recent presentation, “The Tibetan Book: From Pothi to Pixels and Back Again,” at The Changing Book Conference (University of Iowa). Pothi were originally made of palm leaves. They are up to four feet in length and thin in shape; consisting of loose leaves in cloth covers pressed between wooden boards. They are sometimes housed in wooden boxes that resemble child-sized coffins. The Tibetan pothi are stored in long, narrow pigeon holes built into the walls surrounding the chanting area of the temple. Jim showed us a picture of these impressive libraries, with ceilings so high, the walls, and their overstuffed catacombs, disappear into darkness.

Jim Canary has over sixty of hours of video, taken during his trips to Tibet, documenting the monastic printing process. He plans to edit and publish the video as a CD Rom in tandem with a print book. He showed us some selections, which I do not have, so I will do my best to describe them. Video #1: a man sits on the stone steps outside the temple. There are two tall stacks of paper next to him and a bowl of water in front of him. He is preparing the paper for printing, taking one sheet from the top of the pile, passing it through a pan of water and placing it on top of the other pile. He has hundreds of sheets to dampen, so he is working in a brisk rhythmic manner. When he’s finished, the stack will be pressed between two wooden blocks. Video #2: printing takes place in a building across from the temple. The printing is done in teams of two. One man holds the hand-carved wooden block and prepares it with ink. His partner places each damp sheet on the wooden block for burnishing, then removes it and sets it aside to dry. The men work quickly in tandem, surrounded by the music of monks chanting in the temple next door. The tone and rhythm of the chant matches the rhythm of their work. It is designed to correspond with the heart beat, and it works to knit all participants together into a single, metaphorical “body” which is, in turn, joined to all humanity through the meditation. The result of all this unity is a book, shaped like a body, which will be housed, along with hundreds of others, in the temple walls.

Mr. Canary’s presentation was also about the future of these mystical books, which are being cataloged, preserved, reproduced and distributed using digital technology. Some monks are now working on laptops, transcribing text and burning DVDs. Here is an excerpt from a poem written by one of the monks in praise of digital materials, which, in his eyes, are as exquiste as a patina made from lamp black, Yakskin glue, and brains, burnished to a gloss and inscribed with an ink made from crushed pearls and silver are to me.

?The light of the disk is endless
like the light of the disks in the sky, sun and moon.

With a single push of our finger on a button
We pull up the shining gems of text?

?Gelek Rinpoche

via Boing Boing and if:book

August 13, 2005 0 comments
Remote viewing Tibetan monks see Extra Terrestrial powers saving the World from destroying itself in 2012

Remote viewing Tibetan monks see Extra Terrestrial powers saving the World from destroying itself in 2012

This sounds reassuring:

According to these tourists remote viewers are seeing world powers in the course of self-destruction. They also see that the world will not be destroyed. Between now and 2012 the world super powers will continue to engage in regional wars. Terrorism and covert war will be the main problem. In world politics something will happen in and around 2010. At that time the world powers will threaten to destroy each other.

[...]

In 2012, the world will start plunging into a total destructive nuclear war.

And at that time something remarkable will happen, says, Buddhist monk of Tibet. Supernatural divine powers will intervene. The destiny of the world is not to self-destruct at this time.

Link (via Dark Planet)

December 27, 2004 10 comments
Rivalino is in here: National Socialism and the UFOnauts

Rivalino is in here: National Socialism and the UFOnauts

part two: part one was half-truth and ufonauts threatened me with beam guns

The UFOnauts said that Zyklon-B cyanide gas was the beginning.

For those who don’t know, I.G. Farben produced Zyklon-B cyanide gas, which was used in Nazi death camps to aid the extermination of the Jews. The Final Solution was in full swing but far away, some say on the moon, some say in Antarctica, some say both, a far different program was taking place.

I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s go back a bit further and examine a book entitled Coming Race by Rosecrusian Grandmaster E. Bulwer Lytton. It spoke in some detail of a subterranean race that possessed powerful technologies and were intent upon taking control of the surface on some distant date. Hitler was fascinated with the myths of Buddhist traditions speaking of Agharti, an underground world, and Hindu myths of Patalas, a cavern world. Conspiracy theorists say that Hitler became fascinated with the prospect of a reptilian race coming to the surface and conquering humanity, and so began to seek an alliance with these beings so that he might rule along side them, or, at the very least, be free of their mechanisations long enough that he might strike against them.

Who cares, right? Hitler was a certifiable nut.

“The Germans landed on the Moon as early as probably 1942,” says Vladimir Terziski, President of the American Academy of Dissident Sciences. He goes on to say, “Welcome to Alice in Saucerland. In my extensive research of dissident American theories about the physical conditions on the Moon I have proved beyond the shadow of a doubt that there is atmosphere, water and vegetation on the Moon, and that man does not need a space suit to walk on the Moon. A pair of jeans, a pullover and sneakers are just about enough. Everything NASA has told the world about the Mood is a lie and it was done to keep the exclusivity of the club from joinings by the third world countries. All these physical conditions make it a lot more easier to build a Moon base.”

Vladimir Terziski is a Bulgarian born engineer and physicist. He graduated Cum Laude from the Master of Science program of Tokai University in Tokyo in 1980 before serving as a solar energy researcher at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, before immigrating to the U.S. in 1984. He is a renowned UFO researcher with skills in English, Japanese, Russian, German, and Bulgarian. A smart man, to say the least. If we can suspend our disbelief for a moment, we have to somehow provide a means for the Nazis to get to the moon.

This takes us to Antarctica. In 1838 the German’s began exploration missions to the Antarctic, specifically into the Queen Maude region. Over 230,000 miles of the frozen landmass were mapped from the air, with some reports stating that the Germans discovered some regions were not icy wastelands, but contained warm water lakes. One such ice cave within the glacier was reportedly found to extend 30 miles into a geothermal lake below. Scientific teams were moved in to the area, including zoologists, botanists, agriculturists, mycologists, parasitologists, marine biologists, ornithologists, ecetera. Divisions of the German government were also involved in the “top secret project”.

Renamed “Neu Schwabenland” this area purportedly became the site of the base known as “New Berlin,” a research compound that dealt with advanced technologies. Sources say that pure Aryan Nazis have been continuing their research of antigravity propulsion, as well as mind control techniques and biogenetics in New Berlin. Since the end of World War Two this base has been populated by nearly two million of these pure Aryan Nazis who have “been utilising slave labour in order to expand their underground empire.”

The underground empire, of course, in association with the reptiles.

In the years prior to World War 2 German occultists gained access to a series of underground corridors lying beneath Tibet thanks to the assistance of local Ahrimanic and Luciferian secret societies. They were granted access to records of an early civilization which developed it’s own form of occult based technology. Terziski comments that these German occultists may have made contact with up to half a dozen alien species, including the reptiles, thus explaining how they managed to achieve such technological prowess in such a short period of time.

The UFOnauts say that part one was a half-truth.

All good conspiracy theories involve the Bavarian Illuminati, and this one is no different. With German origins, the Rockefeller family is considered to have been among the main financiers of various Nazi programs. Standard Oil, a Rockefeller owned company, merged with the German chemical giant I.G. Farben which produced Zyklon-B cyanide gas. It was, they say, the Rockefellers that secreted thousands of Nazis out of post-World War 2 Germany and onto American soil while positioning themselves to have a controlling hand in the military-industrial complex.

Johannes Rockefeller, first member of his lineage to immigrate to America, his descendant John D. Rockefeller later becoming America’s leading Oil monopolist as owner of Standard Oil, is the beginning. The Rockefellers, with their fraternal allies in the Illuminati, began work to bring about the “neue Ordnung”. The Rockefellers helped to finance the Nazi party, several elite Nazi officials were brought into the U.S. following WWII and given positions within the Intelligence community, the Oil companies, and the aerospace industries.

Then again, UFOnauts are compulsive liars.

NEXT: Spooks.

July 9, 2001 4 comments