Ritual

WashYourHands

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Domus and agrios get engendered. Do you know anyone who has done Croagh Patrick? That’s ruthless ritual. Mountains and St Michael have strong links in Britain, usually involving an arduous journey, a testing encounter and altitude. Brochs are coastal towers usually involving a transgressive journey. Thin places where elements meet, the mix of peril, human inquisitiveness and repeated patterns through deep time.

The reality of it‘s a headfuck and something contemporary paganism can curdle with hocus-pocus-ness. On the flip are the Macfarlans, who write like dried out cunts. If there’s any ritual that could be called an affirmation it’s hill walking and theory only gets you so far. It’s the actual immediacy of how places change your consciousness. The intention behind your journey with all its associations and ecospheres in miniature that you experience (like Alan Moore recommends for urban areas ironically), that can take you to the gods.
 

catalog

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In that zizek perverts guide to cinema, he talks about how long hitchcock spends showing Anthony perkins tidying up after the murder, in contrast to the short murder scene itself. there's some very methodical shots of him wiping surfaces down, sweeping and so on. He says human work at its most basic is about the job well done, but not necessarily construction of the new, but the covering up of the crime.


From about 6 mins.

I'm not sure I agree tho, I think hitch spends so long on that scene to make us empathise with perkins and perhaps underscore that it's a regular thing he does?
 

luka

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Cleaning can be good when you've put it off for a few years and it feels like a Heruclean labour
 

catalog

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It only ever takes 20 mins to clean the bathroom but I never do it. Last time I did it was beginning of lockdown.
 

luka

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The floor of the bathroom only takes a few days to get carpeted with a shagpile of pubes
 

catalog

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Regular woodlice in ours, I saw a bigger than average one the other day with big antennae thought it was a cockroach
 

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There's something to be said for regarding all number of basic acts as, to use your phrase, lost rituals. Washing. Eating (saying grace sacralises the act of eating a sandwich I suppose). Getting drunk.
McKenna says the tea - coffee break's one of the few permissable drug rituals left in Western society.
 

luka

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McKenna says the tea - coffee break's one of the few permissable drug rituals left in Western society.
It's a moment of heightened awareness lifted out of the time stream, elevated and cordoned off. Cigarettes act like this for some people. A small portion of time is redeemed, partakes in the eternal.
 

catalog

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oh yeah all those people just constantly rolling. it's like a moment to check yourself. a job to involve yourself in. harold wilson used to famously light his pipe after he got all his minister questions cos it gave him 10 seconds thinking time
 
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