posted on April 15, 2008 at 9:07 pm

my friend mem
the artist tarot designer and all round tripper
sent me this book
2012
interesting stuff
talking about the coming end of life as we know it
2012 the deadline
the maya predicted it
plus a few others
the book is about many things strangely close to my heart
prophecy
south american pre spanish civilizations
ayahuasca..the power and the light
mushrooms n acid
man/woman…the inherent dilemmas
intuition and pseudo-intuition
the gods and the devils
the very nature of reality
art and its purposes
yeah
its bloody good reading if you like that stuff
uh huh
and i was digging where mr daniel pinchbeck
was coming from
highly intellectual and a great dabbler in the psychedelics
a brave man
he goes to africa where he takes iboga with the bwiti tribe
oh dear kilbey much too cowardly for that lark
according to the magic botanists
the iboga can be seen as a masculine
to the ayahuascas feminine
he had taken it and it was very IN YOUR FACE!!!
my god…its one that i dont want to try..
he goes to burning man festival in the nevada desert
(or is it utah?)
and takes military uppers n loadsa psychedelics
he goes to the amazon and has the aya
and has some lovely visions on it
pinchbeck like me
indulges in drugs not merely for kicks
but out of a genuine need to explore the inner realms
accessible only by some discipline(martial arts, yoga etc)
or by plants that i and he believes
were put on this planet for humanities evolution
and god dont we need it…
his descriptions of the psychedelic state are excellent
its hard to find words sometimes but he does
he struggles with transmissions from outside sources
and oscillates between delusions of grandeur
and feeling sore and sorry
(just like the time being)
he digs up some cool quotes and examples
and will turn you on to some great authors
ok
at the end of the book
mr pinchbeck actually sorta posits himself
mr daniel pinchbeck
this scrawny sickly new york leftie intellectual
as quetzalcoatl
mexican god
who will herald the new age
the apocalypse
a collapse of old structures
the exterior ones
and
the interior ones
he also sorta says
that he believes himself to be an incarnation of ashoka
an important buddhist emperor beloved of the gods
whoah!
can you imagine if i was saying this sorta thing…??!
i am nonplussed
he even prints out part of the transmission
and im sorry to say this daniel
it just didnt feel like the stuff a god (or archetype) would say
it sounds like you
it sounds like your language
im sorry daniel
as a bit of a poet
i reckon quetz would have more linguistic chop
even if english aint his 1st language
and he would reveal……..more….?
look im not sneering
this is an impressive book
but there some mighty impressive claims
where would you go from there?
how would you expect people to treat you?
what happens when/if 2013 rolls around
and we’re sitting here with the same old bunch
doing the same old things
what will he say then…?
actually myself
before his incredible revelation of who he (thinks he) is
i was thinking
yes
so this is my task too
with music and blogge and art and vegan rants
to help usher in this newtime
at the end of time
believe me somethings got to give
the maya were very enigmatic and canny people
if they say something will happen in 2012
i believe it possibly will
quetzlpinchbeck says
it will be a revolution of the heart
god i hope hes right
how amazing if it happens in my lifetime
quite frankly i was a little disappointed by the ending
im amazed at his sheer gall in coming to this conclusion
i admire his balls too
apparently this book is now a runaway best seller
well hes gonna be a rich scrawny little god at any rate
perhaps it is quetzalcoatl talking
nothing would surprise me..
perhaps danny succumbed to the delusions
of a drug ravaged mind
perhaps it seemed a good ending for his book
or…
why not?
all of the above
which is quite possible
me myself
i am the god dionysus
come to earth bringing intoxication and ceremonial love
i usher in this age with my approaching new record
painkiller
i am the reincarnation of dr john dee and dante and lancelot-du-lac
i weild music and words that cause your soul to remember
i am a door
i am a springboard
i am a clue
i am a dichotomy
i am both weak and strong
i am both right and wrong
i am the real deal
with my grey beard and eyes
i truly sing the body electrique
i have explored the inner realms
i have traveled this planet
my message is not for everyone
i have learned
i am learning
i have erred
i have fallen
i have made amends
i am back on track
i will deliver and be delivered
i will save and be saved
ladies and gentlemen
whoever may be out there
i am locked on
i can be thrown off
but i will never be shaken
i will persevere
i am the time being
my message is not for everyone
i am no leader
i am no schoolteacher
i am no boss or chief
i am an individual
i follow my own tortuous glorious path
i have known exultation and degradation
my band is called the church
because the music we play is from our souls
my prophecies are in my songs
numbers was my own confused transmission of 911
two years before it happened
i told ya the ice was melting down down down in 86
i told ya to travel by thought in 83
i told ya bout the empty place in 80
i told ya a lotta stuff that was just lyrics too
stuff that was just there for aesthetic reasons
you see
thats me
babblebabblegeniusbabble babble babblemoregenius babble
i gotta get that ratio looking better
still its better than most of the pure babble out there
you know what i can do
you know my failings
possibly chuckle at them
maybe they reflect your own failings
and it irks thee
no one is more human than me
i come complete with many faults and failings
it is my job to dismantle them
i got off to a slow start
i only jumped into real action a few years ago
in my late forties
late steve kilbey
early cos hes got nowhere else to go
i tell you this and i tell you true
i work hard on my creations
even though they come easily to me
i am unbelievably switched on
whatever the fuck that means
but go do yoga for five years straight
be vegan-ish
and explore your mind with mother nature
and you will be in a different place
than a flabby exjunkie drinking milk
eating horrible eggs and having no discipline
i look in the mirror and i see deep lines and old skin
i see my hair is thinner
my teeth are chipped and yellower
my beard becoming whiter and whiter
but i see the sharp ascetic features
of good old style prophet seer or sage too
out of my old faces
emerging a new visage
a kinder face
sadder wiser eyes
bigger smile
i am the time being
there is no other
i am uninfluenced by anyone or anything
i am an original
my creations will go on giving all your life
i am he who am the only one
my face is young and gold and silvery old
i move like a panther on tartex spread
i fulfill the ancient words
i am from nineveh
i am of the priest cast
confess everything to me
bishop still equals handjob
is it love that makes us rock?
mechanical bird of prey sing for your emperor
i am erskine
i am new man
i am the killer
i am the fool
i am nothing special
i am a conduit and a channel
i am a washed up popsinger no one remembers
i am my fathers son
i am steve fucking kilbey
the story goes on
you know who i ams
this is a new day
can any of us help
the maya prophecy
that 2012
will be a revolution of the heart
become a reality
and let the “good” guys
have a shot
at running things
in
a
more
loving
sensible
way
?

29 Responses to “the prophet margin”

  1. avatar
    Fireseed | 15 April 2008 at 10:58 pm #

    Dear All

    More on meat, food and feeding the world from a shrewd commentator:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/apr/15/food.biofuels

    Love Fireseed

  2. avatar
    linjo | 15 April 2008 at 11:31 pm #

    You have no doubt seen the brilliant Apocalypto, Steve. Though Mel Gibson’s message was thank god for catholic intervention, it is truly one of the most memorable films I have seen. Linda x Feel a strange sense of joyfullness at the moment despite it all.

  3. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 16 April 2008 at 12:19 am #

    An elucidating and confessional blog mixing pathos and grandeur reminiscent of my Pre-Socratic hero man, Empedocles.

    Isaiah envisions messianic times to be an era wherein all creatures live in peaceful coexistence without any bloodshed. (11:6-9)

    I am craving for Painkiller.

    Robert Mugabe=Murderous Evil Incarnate Tryant.

  4. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 16 April 2008 at 12:28 am #

    Important For Sk !

    Paypal is fucking with my account and restricting it. They claim it pertains to my innocuous April 12 transaction with u !

  5. avatar
    fantasticandy | 16 April 2008 at 12:29 am #

    flippin’ eck kilbey, that was a stormer for sure !
    gawd, i picked up on so many references in there…..
    your honesty just blows me away sometimes…
    yeah you were a lazy olde killer, …coz it came easy to you didn’t it, coz you were a genius wern’t you?
    you didn’t need to try did ya?
    it woz a piece of piss eh?
    and it was good, good stuff….
    ‘travel by thought’…what a corker!
    ..thrown together…yet brilliant.
    iv’e been listening to THAT album a lot of late….
    ‘one day’…what should have been the most atypical church track on the disc…is totally out of place
    on this record.
    oh, man…why did you take a step back?
    was it coz ‘they’ didn’t understand?
    is that why the production is crap?
    they wanted ya to pick-up those stray duran duran fans didn’t they!
    no ‘fly’ or ‘it doesen’t change’ on those e.p.’s eh?
    ‘heyday’….why all the fuss?
    still great…never been less than damned good…..
    but…yeah, them ‘late forties’…
    the awesome stuff was always in ya…’sisters’ for example.
    but now you got focus.
    the last few years have been sooooooooo good!
    and it’s not just you, it’s the whole band.
    another level altogether.
    thanks for sharing steve,
    for allowing us to travel with you.
    it’s quite an adventure……
    perhaps we can ride together a little longer yet!
    babble, babble, babble, ect.
    andy L.

  6. avatar
    tim | 16 April 2008 at 1:26 am #

    when does prophecy cross that line to self fulfillment….

    i hope for a revolution of the heart also, not having heard of the book but the prediction, i am wont to roll my eyes and say here we go again…more end times bull shit….however, i think people are ready for change for evolution…the young must get engaged however, i think its the only way obama wins in the us and we reverse things. i think people just like me, the average middle class guy with a wife and kids want a better place and we are a smart enough species if we dont get in our own way to stir ourselves to greater things…
    the problem is as a whole we are great at the saying…not at the doing..great at procrastination until…too late its right here and right now baby…
    were good at coming up with ideas lousy at executing them..the way i sees it…too much talk…not much do..
    so maybe the guy is right and the maya are right 2012 is the year…at least we have 4 years to make sure the world doesnt end.
    i mean, thanks for the warning!
    i for one will not drink the fucking kool-aid.

  7. avatar
    Anne Marie: | 16 April 2008 at 2:23 am #

    I sure hope so (re. revolution of the heart).

    And this:

    “i move like a panther on tartex spread”

    That is a sublime line. Just pure delight.

  8. avatar
    Melquiades | 16 April 2008 at 2:33 am #

    “Just like Kali Yuga, that’s so tragic”

  9. avatar
    the dean | 16 April 2008 at 3:48 am #

    the prophetic bandwagon to spiritual entertainment is becoming big business.
    Nothing is sacred any more, the sacred is parodied by comedic documentary makers and used by publishers with no qualms about exploited religious rituals.
    And as, SK points out, it all revolves around the author’s own ego trip.

    Apparently, Iboga is proving quite successful in alleviating opioid withdrawal.

  10. avatar
    MEM | 16 April 2008 at 4:12 am #

    NOTHING IS TRUE.

    EVERYTHING IS PERMITTED.

    if there is 1 thing i could leave behind to the world it would be this.

    language is a dead art.

    meaning is ridiculous. just think of it.. what you are saying?

    i mean… really?

    why you are saying it? what are you
    speaking of?

    it’s all babble
    isn’t?

    it is?
    isn’t?

    auh, but
    there is

    RHYME

    isn’t
    there…

    and why would
    anyone

    speak of it
    at all?

    the meaning of it…

    the feeling of it?

    how do we ascribe meaning?

    how do we describe feeling?

    these are the questions
    you and i

    and we
    are all together

    will wrestle

    until we are
    bust

    dust

    until i am
    the

    black goo
    under

    a shoe…

    a squished
    bug

    the slug
    of slug

    now a $112
    per barrel

    ???

    what is it

    why is it

    how is it

    that

    anyone should

    know?

  11. avatar
    the dean | 16 April 2008 at 4:57 am #

    I thought print was dead.

  12. avatar
    craig1.618 | 16 April 2008 at 6:10 am #

    this take speaks to me

    “DNA is a resonant antenna for the consciousness field, and when the consciousness field increases in frequency, the antenna itself changes. This naturally occurs as we move into a more organized level of “intelligent energy” in the Galaxy, and there is reason to believe it is happening again, surrounding the year 2012.

    …..this new energy is not only affecting our Solar System but even moreso our DNA. Our fossil record shows repeated instances of there being sudden upgrades of all life on Earth, in even intervals of time – such as 26 million years in one case, and 62 million years in another:

    …..the DNA simply upgrades and evolves, and new creatures spontaneously emerge, followed by long periods with hardly any change whatsoever…..fast forward another 26 or 62 million years you get another….all in these even cycles of time.”

    -David Wilcock
    “The Science of Peace”

  13. avatar
    princey | 16 April 2008 at 6:31 am #

    Ok sk, we now know it’s love that makes you rock, now give us that l-o-o-o-o-o-o-n-g awaited Painkiller, pretty-please with a cherry-pop ontop! 🙂

  14. avatar
    Ross B | 16 April 2008 at 7:18 am #

    I just recently bought a special edition of ‘New Dawn’ magazine entirely dedicated to 2012 articles…all quite scholarly and measured stuff in comparison to all those 2012 websites that are spookily entertaining but a tad kooky.

    I think technically speaking, on the day of the northern winter solstice in 2012 the earth and sun will be aligned with the centre of the galaxy (hmm reminds me of a song 🙂

    Time will tell what transpires…let’s hope it’s alright.

    ‘One Day’ from Séance (the BOMB! 🙂 seems to evoke and depict a frenzied Mayan 2012 scenario, particularly the fade-out.

    One of my fave songs actually!!!

    anyway I’m just an end of a civilisationist..

    Regards, R.

  15. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 16 April 2008 at 7:22 am #

    thanks esskay for clearing some things up for me, some of my pain has eased for now, long live rock ‘nev’ roll babylon…
    mjnjr

  16. avatar
    captain mission | 16 April 2008 at 7:56 am #

    its the end of the world as we know it and i feel fine…

    pinchbecks first book ‘breaking open the head’ is pretty good well worth reading as he describes the various realities revealed through his communion with various sacraments. he didn’t seem to have the kind of ego that has developed in ‘2012’

    there’s an interesting theory that crowely, leary, watts, wilson, hyatt and various others all seem to point towards that occurs as individuals embark on serious spiritual evolution, part of the ego sabotages the process resulting in the type of claims pinchbeck seems to make about himself. i’ve seen this in a number of new age types myself. this is why in most spiritual process total and absolute destruction of the ego is prerequisite i guess.

    anyways its good to know that there are a few people out there that are at least trying to raise their conciousness and make a difference. these are strange times with a lot of weird shit going down, the only way to deal with it is through private revolution.

  17. avatar
    martin.krall | 16 April 2008 at 8:39 am #

    In my experience people subconsciously derive a sense of identity through what they eat, since that is a part of their sociocultural upbringing. Hence they perceive the vegan message as an attack on their very existence, and will persist in defending a position that is undefendable.
    They know not what they do.
    Change will come.
    Greetings from Koh Chang,
    / Krallman

  18. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 16 April 2008 at 8:54 am #

    I really like this part:

    “i look in the mirror and i see deep lines and old skin
    i see my hair is thinner
    my teeth are chipped and yellower
    my beard becoming whiter and whiter…
    out of my old faces
    emerging a new visage
    a kinder face
    sadder wiser eyes…”

    Reminds me of that David Bowie video in which he stands before a mirror looking at his aging, though still very handsome face:
    Thursday’s Child.

  19. avatar
    The Kipper | 16 April 2008 at 9:39 am #

    “For the ancient Maya, it was a huge celebration to make it to the end of a whole cycle” says Sandra Noble, executive director of the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies in Crystal River, Fla. To render Dec. 21, 2012, as a doomsday or moment of cosmic shifting, she says, is “a complete fabrication and a chance for a lot of people to cash in.

    Now, what’s Noble been smoking to come up with this? Nothing, I’m guessing.

  20. avatar
    verdelay | 16 April 2008 at 11:49 am #

    Sometimes I look in the mirror
    And think I must be made of glass

  21. avatar
    grow fins | 16 April 2008 at 11:57 am #

    Wow such a self affirming and wise posting today. It makes me feel like putting my midlife crisis to bed and running through a brick wall. Truly inspiring stuff yet again.Dont mind the odd vegan rant but how about more musings on bass playing however most of all give us the painkiller killer!

  22. avatar
    heather | 16 April 2008 at 1:25 pm #

    “No guru no method no teacher….”

    an often asked question is why is every incarnated persona a famous one or a god?…why not, oh, the former bus driver of the 8:25 from Frankston?

    I dig metaphysics and poetry and alchemy but prefer the kilbey kind to the ephemeral hit of a smart hipster….
    mix it up Killer!!!

    be here now

    xxxKittykat

  23. avatar
    CSTCoach | 16 April 2008 at 3:20 pm #

    hmm. i always fancied myself the reincarnation of Dionysus. now what? are we gonna have trouble here? 😉

    re: the mayan endtime, i always suspected that their calendar ended there simply because someone got sick of counting any higher. I mean, how many extra pages did they need? there’s planning ahead, and then there’s planning ahead mayan-style…

    regardless (or remindlessness), i dig where you’re going and i’d like to think a shift in consciousness is coming. we must all doing our best to help that along thru leading by example, becoming what you hope others will become. that’s my two pence, anyway.

    and i think music can definitely be a vehicle for that. “being on the same wavelength with someone” – that’s vibration. and the vibrations of music promote a resonance, it transfers the resonance of the composer to you by causing you to vibrate at that same frequency. Like a tuning fork, we’re succeptible to it. And we in turn can spread that to others. Bring on painkiller. its badly needed.

  24. avatar
    ScaughtFive | 16 April 2008 at 3:27 pm #

    Looking for a certain ratio…

  25. avatar
    MEM | 16 April 2008 at 4:49 pm #

    let me re-refine my position:

    language is limited,
    because we our selves
    are limited.

    obvious. right? but
    how obvious was it
    burning fossil fuels
    hastens some very
    nasty global weather?
    say

    in 1670?

    in 1888?

    in 1967?

    in 1973?

    in 2003?

    painfully simplistic but
    the point is something
    like this…

    we move in a fractal
    like logic. infinitely expressed
    within finite parameters. language
    can be fractal – but

    it is often tied to
    all things linear…

    like gravity. duality. up and
    down. right and
    wrong.

    wear a condom and go
    to hell…

    that type of s h a k y
    s h i t…

    ( i s a y b u l l s h i t p o p e m a n a n d e a t i t h o t)

    the kindest words
    i ever heard were
    written by
    a poet:

    escape. entwine.

  26. avatar
    Jab @ BZT | 16 April 2008 at 6:36 pm #

    Heather, nice Van reference.

    Steve, I’m currently reading, Breaking Open the Head by Pinchbeck. Very interesting book so far. I’m not sure who recommended it to me, could’ve been you, and if so, grazie.

  27. avatar
    daydreamer | 16 April 2008 at 7:16 pm #

    Look around you, man. It doesn’t take psychedelics to figure out the world as we know it may very well end by 2012. Just read The Long Emergency by Howard James Kuntsler – that’ll scare the hell out of you.

    love,
    Sandy

  28. avatar
    davem | 16 April 2008 at 7:49 pm #

    I hope you don’t think I’m brutal…but I’m not into this prophecy lark re: end times…toooooo close to that Jehovah’s Witnesses bollocks for me, they’ve been setting the end date for years and then changing it. Better to focus on what we can each do to improve things rather than start counting days. With every day since day 1 we’ve been hurtling towards the last day, but ticking them off won’t make anyones ride any better.

  29. avatar
    Brian | 16 April 2008 at 10:53 pm #

    That’s a helluva statement of identity, Steve — a scorcher 🙂


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