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From: Rev. Doubt-Goat <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2000 3:47 PM
Subject: Re: Interesting...
> Todd Madson wrote:
> > All I know is that in various musica situations time has seemed to
> > stand still and it feels like you're flying in a dream or something.
> > I've read that Fripp says once you experience that, you'll do almost
> > anything to get back to that.
> > I can see why. You can't plan it or force it to happen, it just does.
> > Anyone experience this? In looping too. Sometimes you stop thinking
> > and just interact with the loop and a piece just sort of generates
> > itself.
> Yup, both with and without drugs ;-) And you *can* plan and force it, it
> just takes time and dedication. This is called magick or mysticism, and
> there are many, many systems that train how to do it: Zen, Taoist
> Internal Alchemy, various forms of Yoga, Tai Chi, the Sacred Magic of
> Abramelin the Sage, etc.
> Rev. Doubt-Goat
and the millenium sound-byte term is I believe, "flow" . . .
and of course your neurobiologists would argue that drugs are
involved-they're just not coming from Lilly or Merck, but from in-house
one of the BIG problems with e-mail is that erudition often comes across as
preachiness or just plain ole smart-assed curmudgeonliness-- I'm deeply
impressed with ALL of your contributions to this thread cuz' I thought I
a smart guy ;)
and most of you can PLAY your instruments . . .