2008

Posted on December 14, 2008 by Nik

Sweet Darkness

When your eyes are tired the world is tired also. When your vision has gone no part of the world can find you. Time to go into the dark where the night has eyes to recognize its own. There you can be sure you are not beyond love. The dark will be your womb tonight. Read More

Posted on November 14, 2008 by Nik

…are we extinct yet?

Hello… is anybody there… ? The UN says the world is in the midst of the greatest mass extinction since the big one – yep, Dinosoars – 65 million years ago. In 2007, one of the Earth’s oldest living species, the Baiji dolphin, was considered extinct and no longer to be found in it’s home, Read More

Posted on October 4, 2008 by Nik

global fuel needs met by algae, not food crops for fuck’s sake.

Obviously using food crops for fuel is a phenomenally stupid idea that could only be born of the rapacious corporate mind for profit before humanity. An effective solution to the issue of using vegetable oils for diesel fuel is exemplified in this eye opening video on prolific algae farmed fuel oil production (though of course Read More

Posted on July 27, 2008 by Nik

Maya Cosmogenesis

An informative talk given by John Major Jenkins (sometime around 1999) describing the astronomical and mythological correlations of the Mayan calendar and the winter solstice end date of 21/12/2012. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] or download

Posted on July 12, 2008 by Nik

Happy Birthday Bucky Fuller

[Planet Waves] Bucky Fuller: This Is The Future Born Friday, July 12, 1895, which makes today his 113th birth anniversary. He shares a birth year with Dane Rudhyar, Rudolph Valentino, Jeddu Krishnamurti and Carl Orff … informative article on Bucky Fuller dymaxion design and astrological musings here

Posted on July 11, 2008 by Nik

… the fire is coming up the slope towards our house. Flames are erupting immediately all around. Candles in the house are igniting spontaneously from the heat and gasses – there’s fire everywhere! I yell to Jessie call 911, call the neighbours, get help, we gotta run, but she’s just talking away to a girlfriend Read More

Posted on July 5, 2008 by Nik

Pico Blanco from the top of Green Ridge, dusk on Thursday … and when the burn is over and the rains come and wash out our roads, and the wild flowers bloom in orgeastic splendor, in celebration of lifes relentless renewal, the cycle will begin again… more pictures below.

Posted on June 30, 2008 by Nik

Big Sur Burning

The sky is pressing broad and low over the oak green ridges to the East. An ominous cloud glowers bruisey yellow, diffuse morning light. Ash is falling like snow, gracefully, nonchalantly. And the sounds of bird song and the big low drone of choppers drift through the smoke filled valleys. Big Sur is burning and Read More

Posted on June 8, 2008 by Nik

Burning Man and A Pattern Language

A Pattern Language is the seminal work of architect Christopher Alexander et al. describing a functional system to meet humanistic needs in the design of buildings, the urban environment and vital community. Pattern number 58 “Carnival” is a prescient and perfect description of what has organically arisen as the ephemeral Black Rock City – otherwise Read More

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