Printed format (Cassette) by Lust Vessel to be ordered here:
Cover by Natasha Xavier (UK)
[This album is dedicated to John Murphy R.I.P. and his wife Annie Stubbs]
"The world is magical; we might get a sense of this after climbing a mountain and looking down upon the landscape below, or in the quiet satisfaction at the end of one of those days when everything has gone right for us. Alchemy is a doorway through which we step into mystery, wildness, and immanence.
Alchemy is about change. Changing your circumstances so that you strive to live according to a developing sense of personal responsibility; that you can effect change around you if you choose; that we are not helpless cogs in some clockwork universe. All acts of personal/collective liberation are alchemical acts. Alchemy leads us into exhilaration and ecstasy; into insight and understanding; into changing ourselves and the world in which we participate. Through alchemy we may come to explore the possibilities of freedom." Condensed Chaos by Phil Hine.
We are born as a result of Death. In the experience of birth we have to fight together with our mother's efforts to survive the dark journey of coming to existence. Once we are out of the womb we will be coursed by an eternal cycle in which things constantly move. There is only one thing stable: change. Once out we all begin a very short journey in which we all are constantly in pain. We learn to suffer, to cause pain and to walk pointing out everyone our egocentric "I". The despair we constantly try to avoid comes and goes as it pleases. Many of us satisfy its anger through alienation, brutal violence, the will to rule or the mediocre acceptance of self-pity hypocrisy. None of this is something new. Nevertheless, what seems to be coming back in this new Mayan Era is the acceptance of our dark side, the honesty after thousands of rapes and killings, the pedophiliac tendencies finally being spoken, our collective dementia screaming laud is time to stop! Yes, we have failed as human race and yet we still possess the inherent power of Alchemy & Death.
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