Asylum Notes

Hello all. I keep this blog mainly as something to look back on in years to come so it's mainly pictures I've taken and personal memories.
~ Tuesday, October 14 ~
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What Columbus did to the Arawaks of the Bahamas, Cortes did to the Aztecs of Mexico, Pizarro to the Incas of Peru, and the English settlers of Virginia and Massachusetts to the Powhatans and the Pequots. They used the same tactics, and for the same reasons — the frenzy in the early capitalist states of Europe for gold, for slaves, for products of the soil, to pay the bondholders and stockholders of the expeditions, to finance the monarchical bureaucracies rising in Western Europe, to spur the growth of the new money economy rising out of feudalism, to participate in what Karl Marx would later call “the primitive accumulation of capital.” These were the violent beginnings of an intricate system of technology, business, politics, and culture that would dominate the world for the next five centuries.
— Howard Zinn, Chapter 1 of A People’s History of the United States (via scaredykropotkitten)

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~ Thursday, August 14 ~
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~ Tuesday, August 12 ~
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~ Saturday, July 19 ~
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1st July - today

Geography [from Zaragoza]
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Canfranc
Lourdes
Toulouse
Barcelona
Valencia
Madrid
Lisboa
Sevilla
Granada

Novel
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Against Nature - Huysmans

Side reads
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Dashes of Huxley and Waldo Emerson

Audio
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Terence McKenna - various
Mac Demarco - Salad Days

Opportunities discovered, Spanish improved, people understood better, I think. Personal battles won and lost a many…

…next…

Leave Granada on Monday for a 10 day course to work with Salvia, Ayahuasca and San Pedro in a mountain valley. Fly back to England 1st August. Preparing to head home another person, let’s see.

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Granada

Granada

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~ Friday, July 18 ~
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Barcelona

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~ Wednesday, June 25 ~
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This.

This.

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~ Wednesday, March 5 ~
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~ Saturday, January 11 ~
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Haven’t been posting in a long time (partly cause of being in China, partly cause I was lazy, partly cause I didn’t want to deal with the consequences of posting what I wanted to say) and I’m gonna be leaving this tumblr behind soon and starting a new one. Too many people I know in real life follow me on this one and I want to be completely honest and frank and it kinda puts me off when I know certain people might read.

If you want to continue following me, message me and I’ll give you the new address. It’s gonna get deeeep, and very personal.


~ Tuesday, December 3 ~
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Recent reading list.

It seems that reading Huxley consistently makes me want to read more Huxley.

Kesey’s sublime.

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~ Friday, October 25 ~
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~ Wednesday, September 25 ~
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Lucid dream breakthrough today. Chuffed. I figure its due to awareness meditation.Had my most lucid dream to date, woke up, then returned to the same lucid dream and maintained an awareness (though very limited) until next wake up. Very short, but sweet and has refuelled fascination of the depths of the human mind/consciousness.


~ Thursday, July 18 ~
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Five Signets Palace, Lingshan

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