Apr. 6th, 2011

Word count.

Apr. 6th, 2011 12:34 am
oneiro: (otep mic)
In light of my last entry, I decided I would push my self to add to my stories with a word count. I should probably narrow it down to a few stories that I want to focus on.

So, they are: "Z," "T," "A," "D," and "M." I can't make the titles acronyms because only one has an actual title. I'm slow with titles.

These are my five main stories. I'll most likely attempt to work on one of these five every day, and I'll post a word count. This is mostly for my record keeping, and hopefully it will help. I'll make the target word count 9000 because these are short stories. Of course, they will most likely either fall short or exceed that.

So for now, I will record the five word counts as they are now, and then we'll see how they progress in the coming weeks. I should thank [personal profile] tangledaxon for this, because seeing her post it gave me the idea. Not that I haven't seen them before, but I just saw hers on my reading page and figured it's about time I start monitoring my progress. Perhaps if I can see my stagnancy with my own eyes, it'll galvanize me to get my ass in gear.

Ok, so...






oneiro: (michiru & haruka)
Because of the research project that I am doing, which I discussed a few entries back, I am delving back into my Terenca McKenna texts, and looking up quotes by him online. I'd like to share some of his wisdom with whoever may stumble across this because I think what he has to say is important.

We're playing with half a deck as long as we tolerate that the cardinals of government and science should dictate where human curiousity can legitimately send its attention and where it can not. It's an essentially preposterous situation. It is essentially a civil rights issue, because what we're talking about here is the repression of a religious sensibility. In fact, not a religious sensibility, the religious sensibility. Not built on some con game spun out by eunichs, but based on the symbiotic relationship that was in place for our species for fifty thousand years before the advent of history, writing, priestcraft and propaganda. So it's a clarion call to recover a birthright.

"My notion of what the psychedelic experience is for is that we each must become like fishermen, and go out on to the dark ocean of mind, and let your nets down into that sea. And what you're after is not some behemoth, that will tear through your nets, follow them and drag you in your little boat, you know, into the abyss, nor are what we're looking for a bunch of sardines that can slip through your net and disappear. Ideas like, "Have you ever noticed that your little finger exactly fits your nostril," and stuff like that. What we are looking for are middle size ideas, that are not so small that they are trivial, and not so large that they're incomprehensible. That middle size ideas that we can wrestle into our boat and take back to the folks on shore, and have fish dinner. And every one of us when we go into the psychedelic state, this is what we should be looking for. It's not for your elucidation, it's not part of your self-directed psychotherapy. You are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can do, is to bring back a new idea, because our world is in danger by the absence of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness. And so to whatever degree any one of us, can bring back a small piece of the picture and contribute it to the building to the new paradigm, then we participate in the redemption of the human spirit, and that after all it what it's really all about."

The real secret of magic is that the world is made of words, and that if you know the words that the world is made of you can make of it whatever you wish.

Definitely more to come, especially once I start rereading sections from "The Archaic Revival." Hope someone got something out of these. :)


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