posted on April 12, 2008 at 10:59 pm

i am the time being
in some ways a fool
i have also been given insight
i believe every idiot has a genius inside them
it just depends on how thick the membrane is
separating the idiot you from the deep genius within
i dont know about you
but i lived a million times before this
i been everything
rock animal star twig worm human alien
i contain a thousand painters
i contain a thousand musicians
i contain a thousand poets
i contain a thousand lovers
these lives i have led
what separates me from their memories..?
buddha on gaining enlightenment
could see his previous lives sliding back
one after another
he could see them all
his evolution towards simplicity…
the memories are there in all of us
hypnosis gives us fractured murky glimpses
a snatch of conversation here
an event or face there
children, particularly those born in india or tibet
where reincarnation is a fact of lives
children who remember their lastlife
children born speaking a language fluently
sometimes even dead languages
children born speaking some lost lingo
they gotta get some toffy prof to identify it
children with insane musical ability
children who have been growing and growing
through lifetime after lifetime
suddenly that membrane ruptures
that elusive nonexistent membrane..
so real nonetheless
go on
i dare you
remember before “you” were born
nope nothing coming to me
by the magical power of yoga
which i have practised diligently now some 5 years
yoga meaning yoke or union
if you think yoga is just a bunch of exercises
youre mistaken
unfortunately you’ll never know till you try
in many ways sk parallels his ibook G4
the killer has NEVER played around with his i-movie
with his garage band
never uses his entourage or a million other things built in
i been using it to write blogs
send emails
maybe watch some naughty stuff
maybe read some rocknroll drivel
but mainly really
its potential is unrealised
no we humans have other powers n abilities
yoga helps facilitate this
yoga gradually melts the membrane
makes it get thinner n thinner
like the enamel on my poor teeth
yoga grinds down the membrane
yoga the pursuit of stillness and paradox
yoga union with all selves
yoga union with unified field
unity past present future
yoga is a mystery
you never know what yoga will do
ha ha ha
i done the hard yards
the unrewarding bit
like learning your latin conjugations
or going over your minor scales
you gotta practise ;diligence is required
you gotta have faith like that greek guy said
anyway yoga is doing its job
just as age is doing its job
age pulls me apart
yoga reassembles me
yoga whispers
here try a little clairvoyance
try a little soul
try a little merging in the wonderful one
all is one
i am part of all
yoga gently destroy the western paradigm
yoga making me strong in body and mind
yoga making me see
see things i cannot say
subtle power
subtle strength
subtle charm
and then theres drugs
drugs is a bad word
drug has negative western connotations
fuck all that!
i am a free spirit and i am a citizen of earth
the beautiful earth
oh my planet
you are in dialogue with those who have ears to listen
you provide medicines and elixirs
with your lovely plants
you communicate with us
the visions the journeys the astral travel
the breakthroughs into pure creativity
some jump forward
the western govts sold us a lie
the vine
these things
these holy gifts these sacraments
created by nature
aligning with specific receptors in man
did nature produce an abomination in dmt?
isnt this substance already present in our pineal gland?
the pineal aka the seat of the soul
the us govt made dmt a class a drug
they have said
like olde jealous cranky jehovah said
if you eat this of this tree
(dmt comes from bark)
you will be as gods (like him)
the govt dont want you smoking dmt
is it because they are so concerned for your health?
oh ha ha hardy ha
yes sir
would you like an uzi machine gun?
would you like a cigarette?
would you like a micro wave?
would you like some meat?
would you like some deforestation?
would you like some iraqi war?
would you like some neglect in the face of disaster?
but im sorry sir
the govt is protecting you for your own good
we believe dmt is evil
we believe its bad for you
we are protecting you
drugs are for addicts and madmen
they harm our society
we have given you alcohol (not a drug, a poison!)
we have given you tobacco
we have given you valium and thalidomide
we have invented tranquilizers so you can be tranquil
but this dmt….
we believe in order
we believe in being sensible
we believe everyman has a right to a steak and eggs
the united nations may have indeed reported
that becoming vegan is the fastest way to redress this earths sickness
and big fat old al gore and all the rest
are they fuckin vegans yet?
are they driving their half electric lexus munching a mcatrocity
ignoring the obvious
cos theyre so addicted to dead meat
(i dont wanna earth if i cant have meat)
they chopping down the HOLY AMAZON
the lungs of this planet
home of shamans and the vine
i was right about meat 30 years ago
i predicted it would be outlawed in my lifetime
and now i believe it will come to pass
they laughed at me then
i say all war is terrorism
i say meat and murder and ignorance
is as much part of western thought
as shakespeare and rodin and steve fucking kilbey
the current regimes will disintegrate
the criminals will be punished
if not in this life
then the next
when george bush reincarnates as a kid in some country
where an imperialist imbecile who rigged an election
has just dropped a smart bomb on his street
and bits of his mummy and daddy are lying all around
when cheney reincarnates as a fat parasitic worm in
connie rices large intestine
when the dmt is handed out
and guns are non existent
when leaders are visionaries a la gandhi
when ignorance is abhored
when the rednecks turn on
when the klan trip
when the president is a yogi and a shaman
fuck yeah!
thats my kinda world
make it happen
do it!
we can!
save the world!
vegetal magic
peace and the light of love
but first
we have to take out the garbage n trash
coming soon near you…

37 Responses to “the most original sin”

  1. avatar
    Ross B | 13 April 2008 at 12:18 am #

    A very enlightening and enjoyable read on a Sunday morning. Thank you very much Steven. R.

  2. avatar
    eek | 13 April 2008 at 12:31 am #

    You’re planning on living a very loooooonnnnggggg time then aren’t you, Steve?

  3. avatar
    steve kilbey | 13 April 2008 at 12:40 am #


  4. avatar
    Ross B | 13 April 2008 at 12:40 am #

    gwb cannot reincarnate because he is a reptillian – if he were to be knifed he wouldn’t be bleeding, he’d just be oozing pus. Same for our recently deposed pm.


    so much for textbook prose of the spiritual variety…

    and…the Amazon is home to a miraculous sugar-forgiver, Gymnema, one of countless miracles offered up by our blessed Mother Earth.

  5. avatar
    eek | 13 April 2008 at 12:52 am #

    That’s good then, because I certainly don’t want you checking out in the next 30 years or so.

    But unfortunately I just don’t share your optimism in regards to how fast or even if the changes you hope for will happen. A good goal, but I fear not one likely to be realised.

    (Yeah, I’m gloomy. 🙂 )

  6. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 13 April 2008 at 1:04 am #

    This is the SK I love to read and learn from. A modern day Empedocles who asserted that meat-eating was the original and egregious transgression that severed man from God, nature and our fellow creatures. We are exclusively responsible for decimating the planet.

    I have great compunction about being a hefty vegetarian. But I’m proof that meatless food is addicting.

    Two of the best animal rights and anti-meat songs were by Howard Jones. There on PETA compilation CDs.

    1) Don’t Be Part Of It.
    2) Assault and Battery

    HJ is a much more spiritual and deep person than his commercial reputation exudes. A big-time Buddhist.

  7. avatar
    steve kilbey | 13 April 2008 at 1:08 am #

    we dont have the luxury of time anymore
    meat must go
    or the earth…
    no one can ignore this anymore
    if not for your own sake
    if not for the animals sake
    if not for humanties sake
    if not for gods sake
    now we approach the true bottom line
    stop eating fucking rotten dead stinking meat
    or perish
    hey y’all
    how much you enjoying yer chikky nibblies
    n yer pigs testicle pudding now?

  8. avatar
    eek | 13 April 2008 at 1:59 am #

    My disagreement was not with whether we should do these things, but rather with that we (in large enough numbers) will do them. As a species, we aren’t as bright as we think we are, and I don’t think as a group we are ready to make the necessary changes. Yes, people can indeed ignore it and in fact are exceptionally good at ignoring the whole herd of elephants in the room. Perhaps after a major worldwide catastrophe we might be willing, but not now.

    Doesn’t make it bad to try. But you can be absolutely correct and still fail.

  9. avatar
    eek | 13 April 2008 at 2:29 am #

    I really don’t mean to piss on any parades and I’m not trying to be argumentative. I just think the best to hope for is major changes by individuals and incremental changes by humankind as a whole.

    (and I think I just used up my comment allotment for rest of the week! I’ll slink off now….)

  10. avatar
    triantelope | 13 April 2008 at 2:58 am #

    like olde jealous cranky jehovah said
    if you eat this of this tree
    (dmt comes from bark)
    you will be as gods (like him)

    wasn’t it the talking snake that said that..?
    god lied and said if you eat of the tree you will die.

  11. avatar
    Daberhasher | 13 April 2008 at 3:23 am #

    beautiful vision…
    flawed, but beautiful…
    you are right in your goals,
    Holly is right too, ain’t gonna happen on a large scale anytime soon…
    maybe after 2012, but…
    i see all sorts of rednecks trippin’ and tweakers crushing up any pills they can find…
    any enlightenment going on?
    none that i can see, they just wanna rip shit up on their ATV’s
    and kill “people” in their video games…
    some cheesy punk white gangstas out here in the sticks of Maine
    just kidnapped some dude from Massachusetts over a botched drug deal
    and beat the living shit outta him, all the while smoking the sacred herb…
    i don’t get it…

    what i do get is the fine folks i have met who have had revelatory psychedelic experiences,
    and used that energy to relocate to a place such as western Maine…
    homesteading for the soul as it were…
    organic farmers and community supported agriculture,
    low impact home builders,
    beekeepers, sheep herders, and yes…
    …organic beef and dairy farmers…
    these people work incredibly hard with no hope of a big payoff,
    they LOVE the Earth and the animals and plants they steward…
    i drive or ride my bike by the cows that we get our milk from everyday,
    raw milk brother, not that homogenized, steroid filled crap in the supermarket…
    our eggs and bread come from another neighbor down the road…
    we all support each other, the way it should be…
    to me at least…
    i fully agree that the industrialized meat and agriculture machine is a fucking horror show,
    an unchecked beast that is suffering personified…
    the bottom line trumps the earth, and that of course is unsustainable…
    but i believe that there are just too many of US, plain and simple…
    and we are, for the most part,
    fat, lazy and suffering from a misplaced entitlement in overindulgence…
    some serious and unforgiving shit is gonna have to go down to change that mindset…
    and that is unfortunate, but not unseeable…

    i have great respect for you Steve, your art and your vision amaze me daily,
    and i have no desire to try and “change” you…
    this poor world needs all the free thinkers it can get, or keep for that matter…
    and i can see how someone closer to the crush of humanity could embrace the vegan ideal,
    but i find it absolutely ridiculous…
    most vegans i have met are totally clueless, and couldn’t grow a fucking tomato if their life depended on it…
    file it under feel good guilt reduction, i don’t know…
    but where would you be without your Manuka honey?
    i’m sorry, but lumping your NZ beekeepers alongside the corporate meat death machine is just wrong…
    i know my beekeeper, George Sawyer, Lovell Maine…
    good man, full of knowledge and wisdom of the Earth and it’s inhabitants…

    it is balance and moderation that i seek, and i’ve found it here,
    escaping back to the Earth…

    i know this diatribe won’t win any admiration, but i gotta tell it like i see it…

    with love and respect,


  12. avatar
    craig1.618 | 13 April 2008 at 3:53 am #


    there were two trees

    the tree of knowledge and

    the tree of life

    and………god hasn’t abandoned us

    our consciousness has been veiled thats all

    at least that’s how i see things

    we would never abandon ourselves would we?

  13. avatar
    fantasticandy | 13 April 2008 at 6:02 am #

    we have a parasitic relationship with te earth, rather than a symbiotic one…..
    but by the time wev’e fucked it all up beyond repair we will have developed sufficient technology for a ‘select few’ to escape….
    then they can do it all over again somewhere else.
    agood day to all,
    andy L.

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 April 2008 at 6:38 am #

    organic beef?
    dont make me fucking laugh
    i wonder how maine will go
    when things warm up a little..
    the u.n. report did NOT say
    that we should all become vegans except the ok folks up in maine eating their organic beef.
    meat will go the same way as all the other atrocities..eventually…
    i guess seeing how all the vegans you met were pricks
    we might as well keep eating the meat
    the world wont end
    theres more oil
    theres a few more acres in the amazon
    a few more fish
    the scientists ‘ll think of something
    they always do!
    i trust the govt
    i trust the scientists
    i trust the beef farmers in maine
    i trust war
    i trust rationalism
    i trust this shithouse will not go up in flames until i’m gone at least
    animals are there to be eaten
    they dont have souls
    meat has protein
    kilbey ate honey
    i guess i can rest easy then
    didnt we get rid of all those hippy dreamers yet?
    lsd is anti american
    kids smoked pot n committed a crime
    drugs are for losers
    im getting a lexus
    i turn off my electricity for an hour
    when they tell me
    im doing my bit
    give up meat?
    i might as well give up living
    men need meat
    the united nations…who are they anyway
    what would they know?
    fuck it
    im gonna keep going with the meat
    and my gun fires recycled bullets
    im doing my bit
    its kinda warm today though
    which day do the turkeys celebrate thanksgiving anyway?

  15. avatar
    Sharka Browne | 13 April 2008 at 8:19 am #

    Carlton just won the footy- global enlightenment is near!

  16. avatar
    fantasticandy | 13 April 2008 at 8:28 am #

    anonymous 4:02 pm,
    put a name to that!
    good rant!


  17. avatar
    fantasticandy | 13 April 2008 at 8:30 am #

    i’m going nuts!
    4:02 pm is me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    4:38 pm of course.

  18. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 13 April 2008 at 8:37 am #

    anon at 4:38pm is just the opposite of what will be, funny how some people don’t believe in write and wrong, i am glad EYE finally came on board like never before…

  19. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 13 April 2008 at 9:00 am #

    Anonymous at 4:38 – you and your likes are soulless creatures. Not animals. How do you know animals don’t have souls? How could you considering you don’t have one yourself? I don’t doubt for a second that animals have souls – inner lives – emotions. If you contained some empathy and cared enough to find out, you would have by now. And no, I’m not some old hippie guy, I am a 38 year old animal lover (obviously), which is why it has always been very easy for me to “connect with” animals. They can tell I love them, so they like me. They’re not stupid, they’re far more intelligent than people like you give them credit for. If they could talk, I’m sure they could tell you a thing or to about “human” beings that would put your arrogance to shame.

  20. avatar
    nickfiction | 13 April 2008 at 10:14 am #

    what a pity, if you would use that garage band, you could literally be making albums at home. buy yourself a 99 dollar maudio and get to work. remember all those ideas that got away ? well they wont get away anymore ……

  21. avatar
    princey | 13 April 2008 at 10:50 am #

    Hang on, isn’t anon@4.38PM a certain Mr Kilbey in sarcastic disguise????

  22. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 13 April 2008 at 11:27 am #


  23. avatar
    fantasticandy | 13 April 2008 at 12:14 pm #

    no! no! no!
    no m-audio
    no garageband
    no pro tools
    no logic
    no! no! no!
    these things induce sterillity,
    you can hear it everyware.
    no! no! no!
    keep it real!
    love ya the way you are killer.
    andy L.

  24. avatar
    Anne Marie: | 13 April 2008 at 1:51 pm #

    keepin’ it simple:

    By the time I reached these lines
    “i am a free spirit and i am a citizen of earth
    the beautiful earth
    oh my planet
    you are in dialogue with those who have ears to listen
    you provide medicines and elixirs
    with your lovely plants
    you communicate with us

    My eyes were wet with tears of joy.

    Thanks for the reminder, sk… each and every one of them.


  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 April 2008 at 2:05 pm #


    more of the same shit

    he ain’t the messiah, he hasn’t thought anything through, he don’t know how goverments work

    wet with tears of joy? wake up you skinny sycophant. He’s not going to seek you out and nail you because you agree with him. Dope fiends do not have asecret key to enlightenment…they just think they do cos they’re stoned.

    too tedious to even bother with

  26. avatar
    davem | 13 April 2008 at 2:15 pm #

    Great blog today and I agree that anon at 4.38 was kilbeyesque. I think you contain more than a thousand musicians though SK!
    Love to all.

  27. avatar
    davem | 13 April 2008 at 2:17 pm #

    Thomas – I think you misread the 4.38 post matey?

  28. avatar
    Anne Marie: | 13 April 2008 at 3:10 pm #

    “wet with tears of joy? wake up you skinny sycophant.”

    Now my eyes are wet with tears from laughing so damn hard. Thank ya kindly, I needed that.

    “He’s not going to seek you out and nail you because you agree with him.”

    I sure hope not (no offense, sk); my heart and loins are taken up elsewhere (shout out to space druid monkeyflower! You know who you are).

    Merde! But indeed funny anonymous. Keep hiding; I don’t. And, I’m nothing but sincere; it’s my bare boned (hahahaha) approach to life. Yep, me is skinny and scrappy but oh so fuckin’ mighty!

    P.S.: Regarding my dewy eyed response to portions of today’s bloggy, I intimately understand the truth of that statement (see quote from earlier comment); it lives me.
    Also, I believe god in his/her/its many forms, Nature, Magic, etc. wants some fuckin’ recognition, a little acknowledgment. And when it happens, as it did in SK’s bloggy today, I hear spirit reply with a resounding life-affirming “YES.”

    Moreover, I believe that recognizing what one finds good, beautiful and true is one of the easiest most expedient ways of increasing its presence in the world. It is my philosophy that conscious attention is part of the equation E=MC^2. There is an undeniable relationship between Energy and Form (i.e., mass). They are interchangeable. In my world, thought is energy and, therefore, takes on form/reality.

    If no one acknowledges your existence… if there is no single objective acknowledgment of your existence, do you exist? It’s kind of a Schroedinger’s cat scenario, (or the tree falling in the forest no one hears), no? Think about it. Contemplate it. It’s how pantheons are born and die. Believe or do not, but I for one cannot dismiss the power of belief or the reality of my thoughts. It’s just a little Raja yoga, I suppose.

    All I KNOW is that if one listens, Nature, Spirit, God (whatever name you call it) WILL communicate. I KNOW this.

    Anyhoo, I acknowledge what I find beautiful and true in the world with the hope that doing so will perpetuate them, and also as a way to simply say “thank you.”

    What any of us share with one another is nothing less than a gift. I choose to be a gracious guest. At least, I should say, I try to be a gracious guest, both of this earth and when visiting SK’s blog.

  29. avatar
    BEN | 13 April 2008 at 3:17 pm #

    brilliant. most brilliance is eloquently stating obvious things, like “loveblind” being on par with rachmaninoff. I agree with basically all of what was written, and it is quite sad that americans don’t actuall read the constitution, because there are lovely loopholes which actually support our friend, the revolution. ayahuasca isn’t illegal, nor ibogaine, nor mushrooms in florida, where I currently reside. That being said, there are more poppies here than in Turkey. Always been a fan, and please bottle your brilliance for the masses. Thank you for existing!

  30. avatar
    Anne Marie: | 13 April 2008 at 3:26 pm #

    Be careful of bestowing accolades, Ben. Anonymous may think you want to bang the killer!!!! LOL.

    I forgot to mention the whole drug bit (I was after all just trying to keep it simple). But, I totally agree (re. spiritual merits of drugs and western gov’s selling us a lie). Check out the pharmacopia they’re sellin’ us on the telly these days. It’s insane! And none of that shit is going to open your third eye, plug ya into your dream body, or bring you one step closer to enlightenment, nope.

  31. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 13 April 2008 at 5:59 pm #

    Animal loving vegetarian plaudits for Kilbey, McCartney, Hynde, Morrissey, Moby, J. Beck, Haslam, Durham, H. Jones, S. Howe, Vai, E Froese, Jett, Scholz, D. Davies, Small, Starr, Yorke, B. Adams, Tuttle, Gentille, Ts. McPhee, Sensible, Franks, M. Moore, Mutabaruka, Merzbow, Heyman, Cope and the late Brad Delp.

  32. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 13 April 2008 at 6:22 pm #

    Well, it seems I did…

  33. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 April 2008 at 6:41 pm #

    I having Kobe beef tonight, I would invite you over but can’t stand
    your left wing point of view. Without the meat industry more people
    will starve to death, you knucklehead . how do you come up with this nonsense ?
    do these point of views come to you when your straight or stoned? C’mon, Mr. kilbey you hide in your little part of the world. I dare you and double dare you to go on Oprah Winfrey show in the states with this rhetoric; there are many talk show hosts that would find this rhetoric entertaining. You got any balls.
    Kobe beef is ready

  34. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 April 2008 at 7:50 pm #

    interesting blog, sk. i guess i have been before, not to sound like the reincarnation of peter proud. it’s dreams of places i haven’t seen since i dreamt them a long time ago.

    as far as diet, mine still sux. i have been eating crap like cream cheese and chive crackers and pop tarts. an occasional baileys on the rocks and some jazz ;0=~~ kinda goes with the friend’s house i am staying in. but i am grateful to have a roof over my head. i think.

    i wish i was rich enuf to have my own chef. i think i could live off spinach and crepes then.

    at any rate, luv to all fiends.


  35. avatar
    Anne Marie: | 13 April 2008 at 11:08 pm #

    In case it wasn’t clear, when I write:

    “And none of that shit is going to open your third eye, plug ya into your dream body, or bring you one step closer to enlightenment, nope”

    I’m referring to ‘their’ shit. The shit they try to sell us in the good doctor’s office and via the telly. The crappy-just-keepin’-ya-illin’ shit.

    My advice to my 14-year-old son: We all experiment, so when ya do, stay away from nicotine and synthetics (except a little LSD) and stick to the natural stuff.

    I feel it’s a healthy approach. I also remind him weekly to stay as balanced as possible with it all–sex, drugs, friends, tv, videos, football (yes, he’s a fan), etc.

    balance… it’s a tough one and I’m certainly not there, yet.

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 13 April 2008 at 11:17 pm #

    Dear nameless gutless uninformed toady @ 4:41
    “Without the meat industry more people
    will starve to death, you knucklehead”

    It may never rest on my soul to inform you of your inability to imagine.
    Actually if people were better able to grow food you feed more people and sustain themselves longterm rather than slaughter animals for your right to eat them. Give me a break with your transparent insincere sympathy for the starving world..haha.. Eating Meat is a bad habit an addiction and it is so destructive on so many levels, They and we would be way better off without you, so do the math and think about the knuckle you’re working with…. jr..

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 14 April 2008 at 1:03 am #

    Mr Kobe Beef…I have never met you, but suspect you are an utter twat.

    Olde Amps

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