Date: Mon, 15 Jul 1996 14:58:04 -0700
From: Anexia <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: One possible approach to TWC viability
Tony Halmarack wrote:
> Petition and other lobbying procedures are useful ways of bringing
> about change. They should be put into operation as quickly as possible.
> Can anyone on the list offer any advice on the practicality of these
To get enough signatures, one needs to petition in the right places.
Campuses of liberal colleges and universities are a good place to start.
Rock concerts are another good place to get signatures. I don't know
much else about it. I've never actually done it. I know getting the
signitures and getting it voted for are lightyears apart.
> Meanwhile, it may be worth considering some less formal alternatives
> that would allow us to proceed effectively with TWC aims. For instance,
> what would be the legal and logistical implications of the following:
> Bands, light shows, jugglers and acrobats
> could be optional extras.
Sounds fun, but more like a dead show that spiritual preparation for
death. I think a soothing band (sitar + tabla player, for example) would
be great. Relaxing lights also sounds great, but a "show" connotates to
me distracting stimulous. Sometimes to new users, stimulous can be
Have you ever done any hypnosis or guided imagery? A hypnotist
and a holy-person would make a great team as the leaders on a
psychological/psychedelic journey into a place where death is not
frightening...where on is prepared and open to move on.
I imagine the patient, with friends and family, reclining
comfortably in a soothing environment. In a mindset that predisposes one
to view the universe as a wonderful unity, the patient's subconscious
could be lead by the hypnotist (supervised by the holy-person) into
acceptance via guided imagery.
-- "Nothing is true, all is permitted" Hassan i Sabbah Old Man of The Mountain