The Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music.1970

We Are Stardust We Are Golden

The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

How we got it right! Not (horrible) PC of current youth living in the (boring) world of being one of ‘The Lowest Common Denominators’.

Something that would be extremely dangerous to do today! A great risk (by most) was taken for ‘freedom and peace’.

A Tribute to Albert Hoffman 2008.

Pure LSD or mescaline, with a little bit of speed to move things on a bit. A nice girl that can love, good music, and a walk around a park or street, if all is ‘cool’ – no drinkers, heavies or up-tights – around!

“The Secrets of the Universe and a ‘meaning of life’, for me, from now on, and forever ‘at one’s finger tips'”  

Did LSD change Britain? Not a ‘Hippy Waster’, get a grip on this! –…/the-secrets-of-quantum-physics-1… 45 minutes, in. It changed the attitude to the fundamental truths of science at the time! “Albert Einstein hated the idea that nature, at its most fundamental level, is governed by chance. Jim reveals how, in the 1930s, Einstein thought he’d found a fatal flaw in quantum physics because it implies that sub-atomic particles can communicate faster than light in defiance of the theory of relativity. For thirty years his ideas were ignored. Then in the 1960s a brilliant scientist from Northern Ireland called John Bell showed there was a way to test if Einstein was right and quantum mechanics was actually mistaken. In a laboratory in Oxford, Jim repeats this critical experiment – does reality really exist or do we conjure it into existence by the act of observation”. Reasonable things just don’t work! “For me, it is so reasonable to assume that the photons in those experiments carry with them programs, which have been correlated in advance, telling them how to behave. This is so rational that I think that when Einstein saw that, and the others refused to see it, he was the rational man. The other people, although history has justified them, were burying their heads in the sand. (for ages, 20 years plus) … So for me, it is a pity that Einstein’s idea doesn’t work. The reasonable thing just doesn’t work.”

Mind Control It’s for real! LSD, Mescaline, so on…

‘Brave New World’s’ a much shrewder guess at the future than George Orwell’s ‘Nineteen Eighty Four’ – Aldous Huxley ‘The Doors of Perception’ may prove greatly more prophetic than ‘Brave New World’. The Moral Maize 16/7/2008 “There are cases of students taking drugs used to treat dementia because they improve their performance in exams and military researchers are investigating the possibility of drugs to modify memory as a treatment for post traumatic stress disorder. Is this a terrifying Brave New World that undermines our basic humanity, or a recognition that the next great leap in human achievement will be drug assisted?

Plato – “And, further, that their affections goes out to the objects of knowledge, whereas the others set their affections on the objects of belief; for it was they, you remember, who had a passion for the spectacle of beautiful colours and sounds*, but would not hear of beauty being a real thing“. *”The Being of Platonic philosophy: beautiful colours and sounds  – except that Plato seems to have made the enormous, the grotesque mistake of separating Being from becoming, and identifying it with the mathematical abstraction of the Idea” (‘poor fellow’). Huxley. (Becoming human is a process, not some event.) And, Tolstoy – “As soon as man reaches the highest degree of development (in Tolstoy’s case it was just 32 years of age), he sees that all is bunkum and deceit; and that the truth, which he values above all, is terrible: that when you look at it well and clearly you awake with horror”. Of course, it did! It woke up all the ‘boring gits’ ‘straights’ i.e., ‘The Lowest Common Denominators’! It started lots of things – more than you can imagine. Without taking the “trip” yourself, you will never know: living with ancient tribe or culture, poor sods.

Synesthaesia – “A condition in which a person quite literally tastes a shape or sees a colour in a sound or number. This is not just a way of describing experiences as a poet might use metaphors. Synesthetes actually experience the sensations. There are more synesthetes around than you would think, wealthy, and in positions of power”!

Learn to see sounds and hear colours

Temporal lobe epilepsy – “A condition which may produce a heightened sense of self and which has been linked to religious or spiritual experiences. Some people may undergo striking personality changes and may also become obsessed with abstract thoughts. One possible explanation is that repeated seizures may cause a strengthening between two areas of the brain – the temporal cortex and the amygdala. Patients have been observed to have a tendency to ascribe deep significance to everything around them, including themselves” Vilaynur Ramachandran. “Your words are saying far more than you think”

Warning, possible (too-much!) – (temporary) total seizure – the overload of sensory impressions!

Burning ‘shit’!

In this undated photo released by Afghan Interior ministry shows a part of the seized sacks of hashish on fire after the Afghan National Police Special Task Force found them in a hidden stock in the southern province of Kandahar south of Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghan counter-narcotics officials said Wednesday that they uncovered 260 tons (236 metric tons) of hashish hidden in 6-foot-deep (2-meter-deep) trenches in southern Afghanistan in what one official said appears to be the largest-ever drug bust. Political (hash) Pot And ‘Shag-em-out’ and ‘peace and love’ Drugs of the psyops! Viagra for Warlords – the ‘recreational drug of choice’ in forming the ‘new utopia’

Beware the jealous (PC – young and ridiculously stupid) Judge in your Courthouse and  for f… sake don’t miss a delivery!,22606,24839724-912,00.html?from=public_rss

Young People Do Have A Choice!!! To ‘make love and not war’. The hippies may of got it right. “Is a few tons of Afghan black or gold worth it”?

“Hippies weren’t really offering any alternatives other than colorful short-term ones, and some of these were looking more and more like pure degeneracy. Degeneracy can be fun but it’s hard to keep up as a serious lifetime occupation.” Robert M.Pirsig ‘Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance’, afterword – exactly as my square and scientific Dad would of seen it! Now, exactly as I will probably, and if not now already, view my son in 2010. ‘Love The One You’re With’

‘the dinah blog’ ‘Peace and Love Everywhere’ September 2008

The anniversary of 100 British Forces dead fighting in Afghanistan and hundreds of thousands innocent civilians – women and children – dead or injured: plus, Iraq.


“The inside story of Hawkwind, one of Britain’s wildest acid rock bands. Emerging from the Ladbroke Grove underground at the end of the 60s, the band trailed radicalism and counter-culture in their wake, and have been a direct influence on punk, metal, dance and rave. Includes interviews with some of the band’s enduring legends, including bassist Lemmy, writer Michael Moorcock, founder members Terry Ollis, Nik Turner and Mick Slattery, and former managers Doug Smith and Jeff Dexter”.
The only band that really tried to keep the Hippie Faith. Uppers (seriously, as some in the band) and to not take Downers (like some in the band)! Fantastic clips, and especially: if you were part of it all and tried to keep the faith, still are on a permanent high and stayed clear of the (heavy) downers! Maybe it will come out on the BBC iPlayer? Ref, my blog – Bath Blues 1970. Floyd ‘The Division Bell’

And some are in the darkness

And the others in the light

Read by Stuart Milligan. “These three short stories were commissioned by Radio 4 to mark the 40th anniversary of the famous Woodstock Music Festival. With different themes reflecting that momentous time, We Are Stardust We Are Golden concludes with The Carpenter by Laura Barton. The story is told from the point of view of Mike, whose marriage to the woman he met at the festival has not worked out as they had both planned and hoped for. The dramatic events of one afternoon have him wondering what really happened to the girl he met there and whether things could have been different. Producer: Cherry Cookson A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4

What The Hippies Always Knew (that f..ked you up, and the horrible/aggressive vibes of the drinkers and downers) – Hippies got it right, but it got polluted, like the internet with all its porn and crime – “Alcohol is more harmful than heroin or crack, according to a study published in medical journal the Lancet.” And, “One dose of the hallucinogenic drug LSD could help alcoholics give up drinking, according to an analysis of studies performed in the 1960s. A study, presented in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, looked at data from six trials and more than 500 patients. It said there was a “significant beneficial effect” on alcohol abuse, which lasted several months after the drug was taken. An expert said this was “as good as anything we’ve got”

Popping a pill Are we destined to rely on drugs and pills at an increasingly young age to help us survive longer?

Am I a ‘safe citizen’? I maybe not, but I know a few? Hitler (Nazis) banned this book, you can see why! Something, I have been reading – Getting, fed up and tired out, with all the ‘power politics’? The News, in general? Life, even? ‘Go back to the Garden’, at least, in your mind, and with a very good book, of any sort. ’ On the first days of these new wanderings, the first greedy tumult of new-won freedom, Goldmund had to learn all over again to live the homeless, timeless life of the roads. The homeless live the lives of valiant children, obeying none, their only lord the changing sky, with no aim before them, and no roof over them, owning nothing, ready for any hazard – their beggarly and stalwart lives. The are Adam’s sons, who was turned forth, and brothers of the innocent beasts. From the hand of God, from hour to hour, they take whatever He may send them, sun, rain, mist, snow, heat or cold, famine or bellyful, and never notice how time goes, or consider the future, or man’s history. For them there is no striving to be great; they have no knowledge of that strange idol called well-being to which the owners cling so fervently. A vagrant may be savage or gentle, skilled in his life or slow to cope with it, valient or cowardly, he is a child. He lives for ever in the Garden before the coming of wars and cities, his steps guided on for ever by a few simple needs and longings. Cunning or slow of mind; feeling in the depth of his heart how brittle and fugitive is all life, how meagrely and fearfully living things carry their spark of warmth through the icy universe; or else a poor gluttonous simpleton going in the wake of his gnawing belly – either of these is the deep implacable enemy and deadly rival of safe citizens. They dread him as they dread to be reminded of the running away of all that is, the eternal withering out of warmth and joy into chill inescapable death, which lives in the air and eats up all men’. ‘Narziss and Goldmund’, Hermann Hesse (1877-1962).

About luckyme0

My First family, second marriage, bringing up my 18-year-old twins, boy, and girl. I am a third generation Humanist, who has some old handwritten information and notes; collected over many years. Someone may find the articles interesting, or helpful. They could bring back a little ‘reality’, after being ‘shocked’ and ‘brainwashed’, by some malicious group, or institution (REBT Therapy). People should know better, than to do this, to our very young, and the ‘obviously’ vulnerable! Go to easily accessible, non-superstitious knowledge that is not charlatanism! The blog has given me an incentive to order my thoughts, learn, and read up again, after a few non-thinking years of (very silly) imagination and passion. Why not, get your own key to a ‘door’, customise it to suit you, and it can be, all of your very own! Don’t believe, or be led by someone else’s; inherited, stupid, and a very likely (past, and not of today’s) ‘totally preposterous reality’s’. Only some interest in the ‘really big questions’, keeps life above the level of a farce, and very little else! KEEP THINKING! Some of the posts may need some correcting. Interests: REBT Counselling, Atheism, Secularism, Humanism, Psychology, Reading, Popular Science, School Ethos, Philosophy, History, Family, Parenting, Psychology, Horse Riding, Sailing, Rescue Boat Driver, Skiing (Teppichswinger), TV Documentaries, Motorbike Cross Country Riding, Volunteer Sports Stewarding, Writing, Primitive Man, Pre-history, Social Anthropology, British Humanist Association, BHA, Meaning of Life, The Big Questions, Where am I, What am I, Why am I, Hippie Love, Knowledge, Education, Globalisation. Favorite quote: “The world belongs to those who, at least to some degree, have figured it out.” Carl Sagan, ‘The Demon Haunted World’, ‘Contact’, and other famous books DVD ‘Cosmos’. The warning of another and horrendous, “Age of Superstition”. “Isn’t there something deeply absurd in the presumption that children ought to inherit beliefs from their parents. It can be deeply damaging, even lethally divisive. A ‘them’, with an ‘against us’, mentality” – Professor Richard Dawkins. “The will to believe is stronger than mere reason in the vast majority of people” – Dr J.Brown, Army Psychologist of the 1960′s. Humans will believe in almost anything, in fact, they seek it! Why? “98% of us, trained to be just good consumers, let’s train our children to be the 2% who have their very own creativity and discernment”; quote by a famous surreal artist. “The lack of reason brings forth monsters”. “Global interconnectedness is lethal against mass religion, nationalism, racism, and other destructive memeplexes. Let us connect everybody they hate it in restrictive regimes”; from the ‘meme learning group’, Richard Brodie’s book, ‘Virus Of The Mind’ (Richard Brodie a designer for ‘Microsoft Word’). Following on, J.Bronowski, and ‘The Ascent Of Man’ TV series, and a book with the last DVD in this series, ‘The Long Childhood’ being especially revealing. ‘Prehistory’ and the ‘Making of the Human Mind’ by Colin Renfrew, with P.Wilson’s, ‘The Domestication of the Human Species’, and Nigel Spivey’s, TV series and book, ‘How Art Made The World’, offers some further explanations. Latest reading: Jared Diamond
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