posted on October 11, 2006 at 9:14 pm

can you believe all of this?
system within system within system
nervous system
endocrine system
arterial system
veinous system
electrical system
water system
flesh system
skin system
air system
we are all of these
we are semi-angel
with free will
earthbound
revolving around a sun
itself revolving and taking its system with it
and all held aloft
all held apart
invisible forces regulating everything
because a tiny tilt
or minute raise of temp
will fuck this delicate machine right up
now people will go to any extent
to deny god
they will blame religion
they will blame the inquisition
they will blame the crusades n the jihads
they will blame the witch trials n northern ireland
they will blame invisibility itself
“why cant we see him, then?”
they will sit in a botanical garden
asking why god never sends a sign
when all around
his loveletters bloom n sway in yon wind
when i read a poem
inevitably i think of the poet
when i hear a song
inevitably i think of the singer
when i see a creature
naturally i think of the creator
its spring in this hemisphere
creation is explosive
stuff just breaks through
all the sidewalks n pavements
tiny weeds breakthru
(what is a weed?
merely a flower whos virtue has not yet been discovered)
flying ants appear
males who will fly n mate with the queen
(fly united, boys!)
busy little birds pecking n gossiping everywhere
the triumphant sounds of popul vuh emanate from my kitchen
god
why not reveal yourself this very day?
well
aint that like having an ant-farm or fishtank
and stickin’ yer fucking fingers in there all the time
this thing runs on automatic
vishnu dreams universes like ours up every tiny second
they drift out and on
doing what they will
this is all vishnus dream
out of nothing this was all created
back to nothing it will all return
all the great scientists eventually
if not immediately
realise all their knowledge
has been dwarfed by the unknowable
and from a point of extreme humility
pay homage to a creator
because there are some strange things about humanity
we crave the obvious
we get/let the absolutely worst people run the show
we fall for war over n over n over
we think we are disconnected
we try to be happy in midst of others miseries
we dont think its gonna come back on us
we fail to constantly appreciate n rejoice
count your blessings!
go on
take a minute or 3
i’ll wait here listening to my popul vuh
while you have time to think of some ways
in which you are blessed
having a hard time there, baybee?
gotta roof over yer head?
food on the table tonight?
water to drink?
it was not always so
how many people will today die of thirst?
oh yeah
but we want popularity
we want slim-ness n beauty n youth
n holidays in st tropez
n beemer suv hummers with ipod jack n dvd
n new lap top w/ witchburner
n a house with rococco curtains
n statues of the seven dwarves
we want giant food choppers as advertised on tv
we want a credit card with outer limits
we want our parrots on higher perches
we want to lay-bye tomorrow
we want to fly to the bloody moon
who cares about food n water n shelter?
where is god?
why doesnt he immediately appear when i ask this question?
here i am nevets
oh here i am in nth bondi
you see that indefinably blue sky
and them beautiful trees
and you see all the creatures
and you smell the marine air
and you see yer children still sleeping…
yes i see all that…
but , well, its just that….somehow..
i always want just a tiny bit more than i get
god i want more proof of you than those things
god the stars n the sun n the sky n the ocean
and all the mysterious things they contain
are not enough proof for me
you see i had a western education
i went to lyneham high school
we learnt loadsa useful things there
and now i think im pretty smart
cos they told me that i evolved from a proconsul
and we did some things with a dead frog n a battery
n we checked out photosynthesis
and they measured my i q
and they said youre a genius
why dont you do better in school?
and all us kids there felt pretty smug
that god was just some old vestige
like mans vestigal tail
left over from when we stopped being chimps
and we learnt to smoke cigarettes n drink beer
and god seemed like some primitive superstition
and jesus, most of that old testament bullshit is exactly that
and somehow we precluded the concept
that our god was a cool artist
a dreamer, a hedonist, a renaissance man
even if you cant dig the enormity of it all
(dude, space is fucking infinite!!)
even if you cant dig the intricacy of the mechanism
the systems within systems within systems
all ticking along quite nicely thank you
surely you can dig it
as an act of creation
as art
look at those flowers
they are art
look at the sky
its art
listen to the waves
listen to creatures
listen to a forest
its all music
block your ears and hear music within
the music of the spheres
put your ear to a seashell
thats my ocean crashing in there
see the periwinkles n anemones in rockpools
underwater pointillism
god never created the fuming urban hell
the dark satanic mills n boon
the jails n gaols
the stock exchange n its crashes
the endless but soon to be stilled traffic
the red tape n paperwork
god gave you freedom to act
god gave you potential to be almost anything
god gave you as many chances as you need to sort it out
god gave rock n roll to ya
put it in the heart of everyone
ha!
i love you
sk

61 Responses to “time being vs the obvious”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 October 2006 at 10:31 pm #

    namaste

  2. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 11 October 2006 at 10:45 pm #

    the gods gave us freedom to art.

  3. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 October 2006 at 11:03 pm #

    Love,
    here it comes again
    its all around me
    it must be magic
    yeah yeah yeah

    Om tat sat Om

    no longer the game
    of cat n mouse
    tirelessly enjoyed
    within pauses
    deepening breath
    realization fortunation
    illumination frustration
    consternation
    unavoidable void
    unspoken decay
    the smile of truth

    Love Surrender Devotion

    Jnana
    Raja
    Karma
    Bhakti Yoga

    not religion..
    just a technique..

    thanks much sk
    for offering the divine

    jaime r…..

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 October 2006 at 11:08 pm #

    Why then did God create a world where many creatures devour others to survive?? Why would he do that?

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 October 2006 at 11:11 pm #

    …although, I do think god did give us Aldi stores, theyre very reasonably priced with a good range of essential products. You don’t need 25 different toothpastes, I think god would agree with that…although they do have a dead animal enclosure…what we need is the hari’s to open a chain of supermarkets based on the Aldi model but to stock other essentials like incense and tibetan prayer bowls along with the staples but hold off on the dead animal flesh…whadya think sk???
    PV

  6. avatar
    Letango | 11 October 2006 at 11:23 pm #

    I still can remember a world before this one where all is color and sound.
    Sometimes I’m nearly back there when
    listening to piano.

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 11 October 2006 at 11:56 pm #

    One more sleep
    Yee hah
    Shake, rattle & roll the Enmore

    Love Therese

  8. avatar
    ben | 12 October 2006 at 12:10 am #

    thankyou for reminding me of a little less ta bith about today

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 October 2006 at 12:30 am #

    Thanks Steve,

    good to be reminded sometimes how lucky we are

    Celticat

  10. avatar
    Brian Turner | 12 October 2006 at 12:48 am #

    SK, This blog really made me stop and think.
    The message within this blog could literally bring about world peace..

    I am just started ready the Guide to I Ching. Very interesting…

  11. avatar
    mike a | 12 October 2006 at 12:57 am #

    I too see god in nature – the deep blue oceans, pastel blue skies, steep rugged mountains, endless prairies, rolling hills, dry arid deserts, the burning sun, and silver moon – sometimes this world is unbelievably beautiful – I could just sit and stare at its beauty as if in a trance.

    Its always good to count your blessings.

    One of your best blogs sk!!

  12. avatar
    The vegan beer hoover | 12 October 2006 at 12:57 am #

    Hey Kilbey,I’ve been away so just read your last 3 days in one hit. You’ve really hit a purple patch, truly amazing, beautiful work, thank you.

  13. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 12 October 2006 at 1:24 am #

    me would have to say “ditto” once again me esskay…
    Ne iko

  14. avatar
    leelinau | 12 October 2006 at 1:40 am #

    ::dogs and angels follow right behind…

  15. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 October 2006 at 1:46 am #

    sk,
    no, we love you. thank you again and again. for the luxurious words that soothe. for the thought provoking moments touched upon.

    richard

  16. avatar
    (('{~_~}')) | 12 October 2006 at 1:50 am #

    That was beautiful SK!

    I’m a bit freaked out that its 33 degrees here in Melbourne and it’s not even the middle of Spring. We sure are fucking up God’s work. I do worry about what our children’s and grandchildren’s world will be like.

  17. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 October 2006 at 1:57 am #

    There was an ice age or two b4 we humans were even around. Perhaps we’re not solely responsible for a 30+ melbourne spring day. why not just enjoy it. and if there is a god, whether it’s frickin’ vishnu or donald trump, he’s a cruel, malicious bastard, and i don’t think ‘the beauty of a rainbow’ quite makes up for all the other fucked up shit he must be responsible for. yeah, i can enjoy the simple things, but there are plenty who don’t even have that privelege. Yes, his only excuse must be that he doesn’t exist.

  18. avatar
    damien | 12 October 2006 at 2:02 am #

    . . . and you try to tell us that you’re not a KISS fan, SK!

    Sure, buddy.

    πŸ™‚

  19. avatar
    gigi | 12 October 2006 at 2:15 am #

    Right on SK!!!!!

  20. avatar
    abtom0104 | 12 October 2006 at 2:37 am #

    SK,

    Been noticing your comments numbers have been a little on the slim side of late. I am guilty of not sending one in very often so I take some of the blame. I’m sorry. But you might need to fire up a bit of a debate over that cabbage from North Korea and his nuclear (or nucular as your mate Georgie Dubya says) toys. That’ll surely get the numbers rising again.

    Looking forward to the Melbourne show at the National Theatre this Saturday night.

    Rock on, guru.

    JD

  21. avatar
    veleska1970 | 12 October 2006 at 2:41 am #

    very eloquently put, my dear esskay. very eloquent.

    being an artist, i see God’s artwork everyday. being a photographer, i capture it with my camera everyday. i carry my camera with me everywhere i go, because God puts Himself on display all the time. all one has to do is open his/her eyes and look.

    ….and i count my blessings everyday as well. my life is not great, but then it could always be worse, right?? my daughter and i have everything we need right now, including she has a warm, clean bed to sleep in, and food is on the table. there’s so many out there who don’t have such simple necessities.

    love you, too!!

  22. avatar
    malenkybit | 12 October 2006 at 3:23 am #

    You have in recent months made me wish that I don’t love violent horror movies like I do and you have made me wish that I believed in God like you do. Thanks for that, for the perspective. I’ve always assumed there was something bigger, unknowable to us, but nothing that could be captured in a book. I’ve been comfortable not knowing, sorta like an ant trying to comphrehend an entire human being, let alone his or her mind and what it can contain. In any case, thanks for getting me thinking, always so eloquently, so gently, with such love. Much love to you.

  23. avatar
    Mattdavison | 12 October 2006 at 3:42 am #

    peace.
    serinity.
    That quite moment of Infinate wisdom
    That is When God reveals himself to me.

    And the guitars jangle outside his gates..Sk strolls on up….

    ‘You wanna walk with me to the window, and look out..sit with a cuppa, and listen to the waves, the micowaves, the space rock Hum, and the manuka honey sky..
    M

    * Enmore and ‘ National Theatre’ ready for take off………..>>>>

  24. avatar
    craig | 12 October 2006 at 3:43 am #

    when my sister passed away and was buried on her 18th birthday i had a problem with god………i have since worked that problem out……..i wish that all the folks who have horrible things happen to them and their loved ones would find peace with god……sometime ago, in a comment, i said that if christ, buddha, etc. all came back i wouldn’t be reaching for my camera…..it’s not that i don’t respect them……..i do…….it’s just that i think they wouldn’t wanna be worshipped or fussed about……..i suspect they would be humble and they would tell us we are all equal and a part of god(semi-angels, if you will)……..i see god everywhere everyday……and i am thankful…….and for the folks who say “how could god do this and do that? allow this and that?”………it’s not god doing it……..it’s us……..mankind…….we’ve been blessed with free will……some just choose to use that free will in a very selfish destructive manner…….at any rate, sorry to ramble on and on………i just felt compelled……and i apologise if i have offended anyone……may peace be with you all

  25. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 October 2006 at 4:12 am #

    what was your IQ score Steve ?

    Wayne Anderson
    Singer of Songs

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 October 2006 at 4:35 am #

    You’re right sk, it’s the simple things in life that make it so special.

    I’m especially grateful that I have been lucky in life and made contact with my GOD. HE writes to me everyday, HE shares his wisdom, life and love with me everyday and for that I’m so thankful. Actually, a sign from the heavens above has told me HE will be appearing before me at a holy ancient site, St Kilda this Saturday! Bless you.
    Love,
    Amanda
    (p.s. sorry ’bout that sk, I’m just being silly.)

  27. avatar
    ...being here, doing this... | 12 October 2006 at 4:39 am #

    I spent last evening pondering the paralysis that nervous tension can sometimes invoke. In the west we call it panic, anxiety. Other cultures call it the side effect of attunement to higher powers while still earthbound.

    All I know is that I spent years masking nervous tension with alcohol, crap food, smoking, whatever.

    Then I spent years trying to rid myself of it, to try and create a “permanent calm”….meditaion, relaxation etc

    Now I just accept that sometimes some things are best left as they are.

    I try to work with it, not against it now

  28. avatar
    captainmission | 12 October 2006 at 5:16 am #

    i recall the strange tidal wave of emotions that washed over me when my son walked for the first time, its such a huge milestone that we can’t really articulate but it must be tied up with some cellular memory of evolution. i’m certainly convinced in the existance of god, why can’t evolution and god be harmonious concepts, after all any creator would see that in order for a design to be perfect, it has to be continually changing, adapting, the design is so magnificent, so glorious we can never really behold it but there are glimpses, patterns, doors and windows, portals. when i catch my wave, when i get all overwhelmed by your band, when i look into my dogs eyes, gaze up at the heavens, look at the clouds, inhabit my dreams, see the light boucing on some girls hair, stare at the trees, i’m looking at something much bigger than the fraction of reality my senses allow me to perceive. but humanity is a vain and arrogent creation, it’s that free will, we have it but what do we choose to do with it? freakin build malls and highways and construct civilizations that remove themselves from their esoteric root, it’s a shame but after mankind is gone, the universe will have lost none of its beauty, it will still be an amazing place, and earth will have always been my fave planet, so far.

  29. avatar
    ...being here, doing this... | 12 October 2006 at 5:31 am #

    I just re-read today’s blog. (The library computer shut down on me before I could get to it earlier)

    Man…this is the sort of stuff they should be reading from every pulpit instead of those hynotising chants that send ’em all off to comfortably numbland each week.

    Truly inspirational Steve!

  30. avatar
    calling down baal and zeus | 12 October 2006 at 6:11 am #

    ahh the human condition ..
    kinda sounds like an illness or sumthim ,..dont it

    maybe it is all wrapped up in the ..free will…

    may be that this god fella ,lady doesnt posess free will

    might be why he gave it to us

    i dunno..

    im gettin tired and i feel old

    our leaders have all turned into underground cartoons..

    i got the roof
    and the bread

    but i put it there with my ripped arm and smashed leg..

    i dont want anyone to die of thirst
    but it seems if ya give a human water …it jus makes em want juice..
    give em wine and they want the vineyard…

    got nuthin to do with free will ..

    its jus that rotting human condition…

    no offense to the hungry , thirsty people in the world

    jus an observation..

    i dunno..

  31. avatar
    rehan | 12 October 2006 at 6:28 am #

    Thank god for people like you. One of the few voices in the wilderness that justify and give encouragement to the faith that i have in god, nature and music cos surely they are all one! Rock on!

  32. avatar
    kat | 12 October 2006 at 8:40 am #

    i do count my blessings. thanx for reminding..

    xo

  33. avatar
    indigoruby | 12 October 2006 at 10:33 am #

    When Tori’s brother was killed in a car accident she said: “I don’t know where he is but the music knows”.

    Essential oils are the best anxiety-quelling drugs…when you close your eyes each one has a colour and a movement. Try jasmine, ylang ylang and clary sage for a gentle euphoric haze…
    Em

    ps Check out “Cooling” on Venus Live Still Orbiting

  34. avatar
    Renee | 12 October 2006 at 11:04 am #

    western civ really screwed everything up!
    god provided everything we need
    seems like the western world decided it just wasn’t good enough and that we need more, more, more
    we watch documentaries on indigenous peoples
    and wonder how they can live so primitively
    and yet whose really better off
    them or us?
    i learned of a nomadic tribe in africa, they had almost no personal posessions
    because they traveled from place to place
    not until they were forced to settle in one place did they begin to experience a sense of lack
    they saw their neighbors and began to see what they themselves did not possess
    and all kinds of issues arose
    stealing, feuds, murder

    thanks for the very insightful post
    i just wish more people saw things our way

    luv ya!

  35. avatar
    Daberhasher | 12 October 2006 at 11:37 am #

    we are rolling… with the love……..

    aloha,
    ee

  36. avatar
    isolde | 12 October 2006 at 11:51 am #

    my family didn’t go to church but i went to a religious high school
    chapel every morning for years and years and years
    it was quite peaceful and all the talk just used to wash over me
    but i remember enjoying singing this hymn
    it used to give me goosebumps a bit
    it’s the prayer of st francis

    Make me a channel of Your peace
    Where there is hatred, let me bring Your love;
    where there is injury, Your pardon, Lord;
    and when there’s doubt, true faith in You:

    Make me a channel of Your peace.
    Where there’s despair in life, let me bring hope;
    where there is darkness, only light;
    and where there’s sadness, ever joy:

    Chorus:
    O Master, grant that I may never seek
    so much to be consoled as to console;
    to be understood as to understand;
    to be loved as to love with all my soul.

    Make me a channel of Your peace.
    It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
    in giving of ourselves that we receive,
    and in dying that we’re born to eternal life.

  37. avatar
    mandn | 12 October 2006 at 2:43 pm #

    you forgot the Viagra Orpheus.

    wait, let me rephrase that…

    we’re all so terribly important and then again, we’re not.
    as someone recently said to me:
    “you gotta take the good with the bad.”
    a hard lesson to learn, but still true.

    xo
    Mary

  38. avatar
    mandn | 12 October 2006 at 2:45 pm #

    in response to anonymous:
    “Why then did God create a world where many creatures devour others to survive?? Why would he do that?”

    the answer is to teach us the meaning of sacrifice.

    xo
    M

  39. avatar
    gareth,notts | 12 October 2006 at 2:48 pm #

    SK,pleeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaassse don’t jack this blog in on nov 22nd!am still gutted bout not being able to see your electric shows,but will console meself tonight with another great aussie band’s electric show-INXS-only downside,its in that overhyped,overpriced craphole london!anyhoo,will enjoy it regardless!

  40. avatar
    matthewvox | 12 October 2006 at 2:55 pm #

    yes/amen, to a lot of what you said.

  41. avatar
    davidcwelker | 12 October 2006 at 2:57 pm #

    yeh, i agree mr sk. creation points to something much greater than ourselves. music too.

  42. avatar
    ambnt1 | 12 October 2006 at 3:23 pm #

    Steven,

    They don’t call it “music of the spheres” for nothing. Bravo on a great blog entry!

    –Chris

    n.p. Harold Budd/Hector Zazou, “Glyph”

  43. avatar
    Greg Monaco | 12 October 2006 at 3:45 pm #

    Been reading and enjoying your blog for a few months now. Never really felt compelled to comment, but this post inspried me. Love the way you put it. We are all unique. We are all one. The most precious gifts are right in front of us. I can dig that.

    Greg

  44. avatar
    CSTCoach | 12 October 2006 at 4:50 pm #

    This was a really great one. It’s an issue i struggle with, and would love to sit down with you one day to discuss, over something herbal.

    i’ve had some issues with god, and came to accept a more bleak existentialist approach. also went to catholic school, was kicked out a lot, had that mess crammed down my throat and rejected it….

    but your words caused a spark somewhere, i felt it viscerally. thank you for the prompt.

    “(what is a weed?
    merely a flower whos virtue has not yet been discovered)”

    Beautiful line. I’d say that same thing about a kid like me who was in trouble all the time at school for never being able to toe the line or conform to the tick-tock norm.

    “while you have time to think of some ways
    in which you are blessed
    having a hard time there, baybee?
    gotta roof over yer head?
    food on the table tonight?
    water to drink?”

    I had a really vivid experience of that on my last expedition. Injured, awaiting a helicopter, socked in by clouds in a mountain pass. My photog had just left to continue on with the sat phone, we were counting on my condition remaining stable. I sat there for 3 days in this little abandoned hut that someone had patched up a bit. I had a roof and walls, however drafty. And a clear mountain stream about a 500m hobble away. And food to last about 5 days. I realized how lucky i was to have that, and that this was enough. Oh, and an ipod crammed full of the choich!

    great blogs these past few days, druid. you’re on fire!

    ryan

  45. avatar
    stealthblue | 12 October 2006 at 5:19 pm #

    Amen to all of that as well. I love you too, SK. Thank you for saying it just right today…AGAIN! You keep hitting home with me. I feel the same about a great many things and that whole thing regarding my IQ and doing “better in school” was all too familiar. I remember going to CCD classes (Catholic thing) once a week and having nuns try to pound our “faith” into our heads. They would dread when I’d raise my hand to question anything, because they could not find a way to truely answer my questions. They would just say “because God said so, don’t question it.” I couldn’t accept that and it wasn’t long before I began travelling and discovering new peoples and faiths, activities, etc. and soon discovered my own set of beliefs which do not differ that much from that of “Ye olde SK.” Thankfully, my parents decided not to put us through the same “torture” they went though with Catholic school (maybe it is different now, but they actually got beat with yard-sticks for real, they were not allowed to question ANYTHING- a kind of government if you will). Given my chosen beliefs and lifestyle, my mum and pop have become even more open-minded as they watched my siblings and I grow and blossom into decent human beings with a love of God/Vishnu/Universe/Mother Nature etc. and a mutual respect for our Earthly brothers and sisters. Personally, the power of god never ceases to amaze me, I just look around. This is a beautiful place that has been provided for us to exist. Somehow though, and not by the fault of ALL humans, it has been misconstrued, mishandled and priorities have definitely been skewed. Somethings that happen in this Earthly existence are also just far too complex to even comprehend or even contemplate even at this time, thus the “why” and “no explanation” factor. Regarding people and our “values/non-values” I think more and more we are learning to see through all the bullshit in the world, but just how long is it going to take for ALL of us to “get it” and move to the next true level of existence…whatever that will be. Know what I mean?

    I am however thankful for those of us who try; good friends and family-blood and non-blood related. I feel familial with all of you reading this and of course with you, SK and THE Church. We are all one. Thanks for this powerful entry today. Some of these strike a cord more than others, but I dig each and every entry you have provided for our reading/thought-provoking pleasure.
    Have a great, great day and enjoy the SYDNEY GIGS! Wish I could bee there.
    Peace, love and a great big MAHALO!
    Yours,
    Ben V.

  46. avatar
    finn | 12 October 2006 at 5:38 pm #

    Thank you SK, very very nice.

  47. avatar
    restaurant mark | 12 October 2006 at 6:29 pm #

    beautiful…reading while i look outside at the gorgeous day here. crystal blue sky, the crisp, clean air of an october day. the breeze is cool while the sun’s still warm…perfect! yeah, i dig it steve.

  48. avatar
    davem | 12 October 2006 at 6:45 pm #

    Bang on esskay,
    I’m gonna try to take time to smell the roses & count the old blessings…friends, family, health and happiness.
    Enjoy the gig tomorrow.
    Love you more,

    Dave M

  49. avatar
    Anonymous | 12 October 2006 at 8:23 pm #

    nevets yeblik says β€˜on what level are you reading me?’
    and you say β€œon my level nevets, what other level is there?”

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    Jab @ BZT | 12 October 2006 at 9:53 pm #

    I respect those who rely on a force greater than us, in some human-like grandfatherly form, in the sky, because everyone needs their creatures of comfort whether imagined or not, but I myself cannot live by blind faith in something that I just don’t believe exists.

    I’ve seen too many people laid to waste waiting for their paternal sky figure to give their lives meaning. Meaning is not granted, it is created. Or, sometimes stumbled upon by sheer luck of synchronicity by good and sometimes bad circumstances.

    Some of us have the same feeling of awe in nature, fascination with the cosmic mechanics we all rely on and are extremely lucky to have, all of the things that you mentioned that makes a human say, “Wow!” But, we others just see it differently. We take it for what it’s worth, as is, instead of attributing the artfulness of nature to some unseeable human-like entity. Humans are not the pinnacle of existence (although we mostly rock) and to assume that something that created everything also created us in it’s likeness is the epitome of arrogance. It’s no wonder every other creature riding along with us are scared shitless of humans. Animals survive yes, sometimes by eating eachother, but, they do it with what physical attributes they were born with. Humans cheat.(i.e., guns)

    In conclusion, I felt the need to write all of this because I read SK’s Blogge daily and really enjoy it, but, with the God lovefest going on here recently, I suppose I felt it necessary to let any newcomers to the site, who don’t believe in the supernatural, know that they should not feel put-off or excluded by it. We can all groove on the good stuff. And there’s a lot of it here. (and of course on The Choiches albums!)

    -JAB

  51. avatar
    Melquiades | 12 October 2006 at 9:55 pm #

    it is all around, within and beyond us. all for good reason too.

    What would we do if we knew exactly what the reasons are?, what the origins are? truly the death of all imagination would spread like an epidemic. the arts would die, science would cease, theologists could finally come to a conclusion (maybe).

    love the cerebral paths you go on Steve. Windy and lush. They keep me coming back. YOu know, i was reading Earthed the other evening and it is true that the written word is the one thing left in the Arts that is pure. No vocal harmonizer, no Todd-AO widescreen…..

    ciao,

    Brian

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    fantasticandy | 12 October 2006 at 10:57 pm #

    hi,steve, they told my mum i was a genius at my first day at school. they did tests and found i had a reading age of 21.my favourite book at age 4 was h.g wells war of the worlds.god saved the day in that one! i am now a postman.i have a beautiful wife,2 lovely daughters,some great chums ie:the other dudes,several guitars,some keys,a zoom 8 track and my garage to record in. just how blessed can a man be? i greatly value the frendship you extend to us all through your magnificent blogs. and,hey,you’re right,the real problem in this ‘man’s man’s world’ is man himself. perhaps one day in the future we may talk ‘bollocks’ and put the world to rights over a jag or three! live long and prosper, luv,aliendude.

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    JJ | 12 October 2006 at 11:38 pm #

    Excellent blogge…..I look around on my appalatian mountain trips, floating the surging and pulsing water, seeing things that seem impossibly perfect; that all the best engineers with all sorts of materials at their command could not recreate. The smooth grey moss-covered rocks, hemlock branches places just so, creatures alive amongst it all. The fingerprints of the creator. I grew up catholic, like one commentor above – nuns, dogma, CCD, the whole rigid, mind-numbing works. I rejected all that, but hear the creator, or see fingerprints. I don’t understand it – it’s just a feeling. Like music, it can’t be analysed rationally. All the claptrap and tripe of civilization dissolves when I’m in those mountains.

    Your recent blogs have been thought-provoking.

    JJ

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    Amy Jane | 12 October 2006 at 11:59 pm #

    Perhaps you should be reading out your blog at the opening of ” Goddess- Divine Energy “AGNSW today. Just finished watching Peak Oil doco on R’s ipod – hope streams from your blog. thanks

    see you tonight

    x AJ

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    galamor the wizard | 13 October 2006 at 12:53 am #

    I know you won’t like this but it needs to be said.
    The universe don’t need a “God” to be wonderful and amazing and infinite, or to explain anything and everything in existence. I think any sane scientist (or science teacher) would much prefer to give thanks and admiration to the “Mother”(Nature)which has so fortuitously for us (very unfortuitously for other life forms and the planet) stumbled through the eons, with LOTS of mistakes, to end up with humans who can now, via electrons, communicate with each other to people great distances apart that they don’t even know like we are now. Some “Big Guy” “Up there” makes no sense. Believe me, I used to believe, but I know “I’m never, never coming back again” and I ain’t talking Nirvana. Does this make life any less precious? NO!!!
    It makes it MORE precious and special, a gift of our parents love.If more people knew this, it would probably be a similar world, but free from the illusion that our consciousness is more than a (very amazing) byproduct of evolution and is eternal. It isn’t. That’s why life is SO precious. Re read the lyrics to “Imagine” – its all there and John Lennon was no anti-hippy straight! Creation don’t need no creator. It just IS.
    Religion and “belief” were how leaders used to explain things to their people. A lot of it became entwined with alagory and philosophy as the stories got retold and other experiences were integrated from others. When you get 2 religions that have developed in isolation meeting each other, the 2 world views obviously will clash to prove who is right. This is all through the history of the world. Imagine a world with one world view that is based on evidental facts rather than pie in the sky when you die? A world where there would be no suicide bombers who get 70 virgins in the afterlife for eternity. A world where the only talk of karma is of the instant sort.
    I hope one day you’ll join us, and the world will be as one.

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    fergal | 13 October 2006 at 2:15 am #

    god/yahweh/allah/vishnu/jehovah [allegedly] put a lot of rocks into space … but it’s up to a select few to put the space into rock !
    ~

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    Anonymous | 13 October 2006 at 3:13 am #

    and thank God
    She gave us you
    keep up the loving vibes
    it makes my heart sing

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    lorrain in bits | 14 October 2006 at 10:33 pm #

    Namaskar
    jaime r….. seems to know a lot about the mechanism of the body, which indeed, is no evil
    i am gonna stroll the valois (nerval and many are the men who loved its atmosphere) pavement to be healed by the spheres and smells
    since 2001 i have questionned mother, with all its connections, for answers about what is important, understanding silent running things beneath the skin… (without any wizard !)
    jab is right, if only time beings multiplied thanx to free will !
    pia sends blessing notes and permanent waves of love
    Namaskar

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    folk on the hill | 14 October 2006 at 11:26 pm #

    Captain Kilbey
    I only possess the John Lennon disc, resting under the tree, which says it all. Though i should have a lot more by this unforgettable MAN, for i know n love most of his songs. I remember “woman” in 1980 when there was still a spirit on radio, and “obladi…” when i was pretty young, but that was another song.
    the lyrics to mother say a lot about many a god child. working class hero also ! i thought about the people listenin to it at the time, the influence. I know my heroes listened to him.
    This will be a good year, John, for those who find out your keys… easy, ain’t it a beautiful song too ?
    love

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    curtiscontact | 15 October 2006 at 3:44 am #

    just what i needed to read this evening
    much love

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    Trickster | 18 October 2006 at 1:13 pm #

    “obvious”


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