Gateways -- Possession

version

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Saw a tweet the other day about people underestimating the influence of demons in their life and it's become intertwined with something I recently heard Buckethead say in an interview about feeling he was opening up a gateway and communicating with his dead parents when he played his guitar.

Sometimes get the feeling some combination of the two's happening with people who go off the deep end; Nietzsche's abyss gazing back. David Irving immersing himself in Nazi Germany to the point of denying the Holocaust. Perhaps there's something still living in this stuff, something reaching back out to the people who look too long and too deeply into it.

 

luka

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theres a staple of the conspiracy websites where they gather together quotes from various pop stars etc about how they felt they were just channeling something or something took over them
 

luka

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its a persistent metaphor (?) for creativity becasuse you cant do high level art stuff at will. you wait for 'inspiration' which is easily and logically characterised as posession
 

luka

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burroughs liked the "the only American novelist living today who may conceivably be possessed by genius" line cos he said genius can only ever be a case of posession
 

luka

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theres a staple of the conspiracy websites where they gather together quotes from various pop stars etc about how they felt they were just channeling something or something took over them
which they then use to prove that popular music is just a conduit for the influence of SATAN
 

version

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You get those extremists who end up undergoing radical conversion to another form of extremism after coming into contact with the literature, e.g. that bloke who was a neo-Nazi and ended up becoming a radical Islamist.
 

DannyL

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I recently heard Buckethead say in an interview about feeling he was opening up a gateway and communicating with his dead parents when he played his guitar.



Sounds like a good thing to me
Every religious tradition up until Protestant Christianity involves some form of ancestor veneration - if they pop through for a chat I think you're quite lucky
 

luka

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one of the things i like about Yeats ( @Corpsey ) is that he has in his system both the Instructors
and the Frustrators ('they will deceive you if they can')
 

version

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Sounds like a good thing to me
Every religious tradition up until Protestant Christianity involves some form of ancestor veneration - if they pop through for a chat I think you're quite lucky
Yeah, I wasn't claiming the Buckethead thing was a negative. It was that combined with the demon thing which made me consider the negative equivalent.
 

luka

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this is another thing on the conspiracy sites. they talk about alcohol being an arabic word
meaning something like evacuates your soul so something else can move in. which
it certainly is
 
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