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offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-02-13 06:15 [#02625144]
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that, help me out here, i've been so deeply on the fence
right from the start.

that, first off: holy heck, can this man paint. i'd say i
can't fathom how he does it, except i used to say that about
some music i've actually... well, kind of somehow learned
how to pull off... and he's just incredibly up there with a
paintbrush. and finding his art, early 20s, starting to
noodle about...

...but, then, second off: chakras are like galen's humours:
solid technology for the time, but kind of like "let's apply
leeches to the wound," these days, in my opinion. so also,
early 20s, starting to noodle about, i thought: "the man is
a very talented painter, but this is mentally daft hippie
shit subjectwise and what it gets right philosophically is
in a very archaic way"

i was looking at them again and just admiring the geometry;
the veins. then thinking: no, i still think this is mentally
daft hippie shit. but if i were incredibly rich i'd still
buy one of his paintings for the living room.


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-02-13 06:29 [#02625145]
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too skinny. man clearly needs more natural breast


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-02-13 07:03 [#02625146]
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like, daily pranayama exercises. then you get into: in
through left nostril, out through the right. well: they
somehow noodled out the direction blood circulates (barring
certain rare genetic conditions, or dick cheney's artificial
heart, etc) and they've turned into some religious codex.
then your heart rate will fire up as you breathe in and,
actually, can't quite remember what ratio they recommend...
3:4:7? in, hold, out. and so you're both slowing the heart
down and fighting the natural urges that come with very
gently slowing down the oxygen supply and plenty of
introspection tumbles out. that when i'm into it and
conscious of my heart valves i do kind of muse which step is
proper to move to the next breathing phase; i should go back
and crib what they have there probably

but most all of it i find rather trivial to walk over to
more modern conceptions of physiology. and this is my thing
with alex grey: his paintings are beautiful to the point
where it's taken me twenty years to describe what i feel is
wrong with them. i could be missing it though


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-02-13 07:15 [#02625147]
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3:4:7 totally wrong, definite not what i was... not sure why
i thought...

4:7:8, that's more about it


offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2023-02-13 07:36 [#02625148]
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have never tried the breathing, would like to do it, but,
i tend to stay away from what is marketed as esoteric here,
though im sure yoga & ayurveda is really good stuff.


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-02-13 08:11 [#02625150]
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i need alex grey's help. i was stirring my macaroni and i
splashed boiling water on my abdomen and now there's some
skin peeling. how would alex grey paint this as a systemic
exploded diagram, because it would at least distract me from
it hurts

also, if he has time - i slipped on ice a week ago and it
was pretty dramatic; haven't gone down that hard in years.
that walking around for miles, normal whatever, i feel
fine... but there's this one spot on my knee where i landed
that is still OW OW FUCK OW and i only hit it when doing
yoga or such. i figure if it were a hairline fracture i'd
know. just like if the burn were serious, i'd know. but fuck
that's quite a long stretch for it to still be... that way


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-02-13 08:32 [#02625154]
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and, i suppose, rudimentary advice attempting this as an
ADHD fidget who by all rights should not be able to get that

i sit cross legged, but i don't force myself to hold a
position straight up. take a puff of weed. it actually takes
ten minutes or so of... i'll rise up breathing, settle back
down like i'm snoozing in bed... and i'll shift backwards,
forwards, remind myself to stop tensing muscles in my neck a
bajillion times... and fuck, will this ever work? it always
feels like

but then it's just some sheer time required, and after ten
minutes, there it goes, where was that? it goes away every
time i get a good night's sleep

and then my legs and my back are settled and more just
zeroed in on the breathing. take another puff of weed

then just keeping on it day after day, less chemical help
required, so long as you maintain. quite really have a
moment often, "dfjgkdfg what's wrong?" then "ohhh i haven't
gone and done that yet today"

and then you get into how meditation is best done earliest
in the day. because you're a whiteboard that gets erased
after a good nights' sleep

and then, hey, where's that fucking feeling? shit i need to
go meditate and have a smoke


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-02-13 09:06 [#02625159]
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oh, this board, i've missed the obvious one --

have you heard of Peristalsis?

...which is, effectively, an occasional rhythmic contraction
of segments of bowel to shift food along. that one day, i
was meditating, and... what? and later i figured out: i just
caught peristalsis in the act. it felt, suitably, like the
act of pooping, just... internal, somewhere way up the

that, when you swallow food, that is also technically
peristalsis. i think most anyone reading this could sit
there and imagine the sensation of food travelling down your
throat. and everyone knows what it feels like to have poop
move out. and combine that sense of automatic movement with
the feeling of pooping, further up the pipeline.

that i'm looking on wikipedia and i think what i caught is
the delightfully named "mass action contraction"

utterly useless as an accomplishment, really, but amuses me
to no end that i caught it. and since then, i casually
notice it sometimes, just random


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