Writer, publisher, and journalist Adam Parfrey passed away on May 10 at the age of 61. Here is an interview from a few years ago with Parfrey, whose publishing companies Feral House and Process showcased the most fascinating underground culture and lost history for decades.
Enlightenment porn comes mainly in the form of books whose centerpieces are stories of the authors’ enlightenment experiences. In hushed and reverent tones, the author tells you how he became one with the universe. The story is intended to make you lust after an experience just like the one you’re reading about.
Shamans and scholars tell us that the close of this
great cycle of the Mayan calendar is not the cue for apocalypse but
rather a new beginning. Yet scientists are now predicting a 4 degree temperature
rise, which will indeed mean the end of civilization as we know it, if
not of human life on earth. The time we live in is a crucial turning point. What can we do?
Etymologically speaking, to invest means to clothe, as in to take naked money and put it into new vestments, something
material, something real in the physical or social realm. Money is naked human
potential — creative energy that has not yet been "clothed" with material or
social constructions. Right investment is to
array money in sacred vestments.