Sep 25, 2018

RhoDeo 1838 Ixtlan 6


Essential reading for any deep thinker and open-minded person who has experienced "non-ordinary realities.".

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Journey to Ixtlan is the third book by Carlos Castaneda. The title of this book is taken from an allegory that is recounted to Castaneda by his "benefactor" who is known to Carlos as Don Genaro ( Genaro Flores ), a close friend of his teacher don Juan Matus. "Ixtlan" turns out to be a metaphorical hometown ( or Place / Position of Being ) to which the "sorcerer" or warrior or man of knowledge is drawn to return, trying to get home. After the work of "stopping", his changed perspective leaves him little in common with ordinary people, who now seem no more substantial to him than "phantoms." The point of the story is that a man of knowledge, or sorcerer, is a changed being, or a Human closer to his true state of Being, and for that reason he can never truly go "home" to his old lifestyle again.

In Journey to Ixtlan Castaneda essentially reevaluates the teachings up to that point. He discusses information that was apparently missing from the first two books regarding stopping the world which previously he had only regarded as a metaphor. He also finds that psychotropic plants, knowledge of which was a significant part of his apprenticeship to Yaqui shaman don Juan Matus, are not as important in the world view as he had previously thought. In the introduction he writes:

    My basic assumption in both books has been that the articulation points in learning to be a sorcerer were the states of nonordinary reality produced by the ingestion of psychotropic plants...    My perception of the world through the effects of those psychotropics had been so bizarre and impressive that I was forced to assume that such states were the only avenue to communicating and learning what Don Juan was attempting to teach me.

    That assumption was erroneous.

In the book don Juan takes Carlos on these various degrees of apprenticeship, in response to what he believes are signals from the phenomenological world, "The decision as to who can be a warrior and who can only be a hunter is not up to us. That decision is in the realm of the powers that guide men."

The book shows a progression between different states of learning, from hunter, to warrior, to man of knowledge or sorcerer, the difference said to be one of skill level and the type of thing hunted, "...a warrior is an impeccable hunter that hunts power. If he succeeds in his hunting he becomes a man of knowledge."

Throughout the book Castaneda portrays himself as skeptical and reserved in his explanations of the phenomena at hand, but by the end of the book Castaneda's rationalist worldview is seen to be breaking down in the face of an onslaught of experiences that he is unable to explain logically...... N Joy

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"Anything is one of a million paths. Therefore you must always keep in mind that a path is only a path; if you feel you should not follow it, you must not stay with it under any conditions. To have such clarity you must lead a disciplined life. Only then will you know that any path is only a path and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you to do. But your decision to keep on the path or to leave it must be free of fear or ambition. Before you embark on any path ask the question: Does this path have a heart? If the answer is no, you will know it, and then you must choose another path. The trouble is nobody asks the question; and when a man finally realizes that he has taken a path without a heart, the path is ready to kill him. At that point very few men can stop to deliberate, and leave the path. A path without a heart is never enjoyable. You have to work hard even to take it. On the other hand, a path with heart is easy; it does not make you work at liking it."

Carlos Castaneda - Journey To Ixtlan 6 (mp3  80mb)

14 - Journey to Ixtlan The Lessons of Don Juan 61:00
15 - Journey to Ixtlan The Lessons of Don Juan 45:30

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Carlos Castaneda - The Teachings of Don Juan 1 (mp3  46mb)
Carlos Castaneda - The Teachings of Don Juan 2 (mp3  55mb)
Carlos Castaneda - The Teachings of Don Juan 3 (mp3  55mb)

Carlos Castaneda - A Separate Reality 1 (mp3  42mb)
Carlos Castaneda - A Separate Reality 2 (mp3  57mb)
Carlos Castaneda - A Separate Reality 3 (mp3  40mb)

Carlos Castaneda - Journey To Ixtlan (mp3  58mb)
Carlos Castaneda - Journey To Ixtlan 2 (mp3  59mb)
Carlos Castaneda - Journey To Ixtlan 3 (mp3  51mb)
Carlos Castaneda - Journey To Ixtlan 4 (mp3  58mb)
Carlos Castaneda - Journey To Ixtlan 5 (mp3  62mb)

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Sep 24, 2018

RhoDeo 1838 Re-Ups 156


11 correct requests for this week and three not so comprehensive readers, it seems to be to much of an ask for some here, whatever another batch of 36 re-ups (10. gig)

These days i'm making an effort to re-up, it will satisfy a smaller number of people which means its likely the update will  expire relatively quickly again as its interest that keeps it live. Nevertheless here's your chance ... asks for re-up in the comments section at the page where the expired link resides, or it will be discarded by me. ....requests are satisfied on a first come first go basis. ...updates will be posted here remember to request from the page where the link died! To keep re-ups interesting to my regular visitors i will only re-up files that are at least 12 months old (the older the better as far as i am concerned), and please check the previous update request if it's less then a year old i won't re-up either.

Looka here , requests fulfilled up to September 23th... N'Joy

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3x Roots Back in Flac (Alpha & Omega ‎- Dub Magic, Alpha & Omega - Mystical Things, Alpha & Omega - Serious Joke)

3x Aetix Back In Flac (The Gun Club - Fire of Lover, The Gun Club - Miami, The Gun Club - The Las Vegas Story)

3x Aetix Back in Flac (Throwing Muses - Throwing Muses, Throwing Muses - House Tornado,  Throwing Muses - Hunkpapa)

3x Aetix Back In Flac (Martha and The Muffins - Metro +,  Martha And The Muffins - The Ice Age, Martha And The Muffins - Danseparc )

4x Sundaze Back in Flac (Virginia Astley - From Gardens Where We Feel Secure, Virginia Astley - Hope In A Darkened Heart,  Virginia Astley - All Shall Be Well , Virginia Astley - Had I The Heavens)

2x Sundaze Back In Flac ( Reload - A Collection Of Short Stories, Global Communcation - 76:14)

2x Sundaze Back in Flac (Gas - Königsforst, Gas - Pop )

3x Aetix Back in Flac (John Foxx - Metamatic bonus, John Foxx - The Garden bonus, John Foxx - The Golden Section Bonus )

3x Sundaze NOW in Flac (Orb - Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld I+II, Orb - Orbus Terrarum, Orb - Okie Dokie, The Orb On Kompakt)

4x Sundaze Back in Flac (Ash Ra Tempel - Ash Ra Tempel, AshRa Temple - Schwingungen, Ash Ra Tempel - Seven Up, Ashra Temple - Join In)

5x Sundaze Back in Flac   (Tuu - One Thousand Years, Tuu - All Our Ancestors, Tuu - Invocation-Archive, Tuu - Mesh, Tuu and Nick Parkin - Terma)

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Sep 23, 2018

Sundaze 1838

Hello, as we'll stay longer around Bristol here at Sundaze a word on the city....

Bristol's modern economy is built on the creative media, electronics and aerospace industries, and the city-centre docks have been redeveloped as centres of heritage and culture. The city has the largest circulating community currency in the U.K.—the Bristol pound, which is pegged to the Pound sterling. The city has two universities, the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England, and a variety of artistic and sporting organisations and venues. One of the UK's most popular tourist destinations, Bristol was selected in 2009 as one of the world's top ten cities by international travel publishers Dorling Kindersley in their Eyewitness series of travel guides. The Sunday Times named it as the best city in Britain in which to live in 2014 and 2017, and Bristol also won the EU's European Green Capital Award in 2015.

The music scene is thriving and significant. In 2010, PRS for Music announced that Bristol is the 'most musical' city in the UK, based on the number of PRS members born in Bristol relative to its population. From the late 1970s onwards it was home to a crop of cultish bands combining punk, funk, dub and political consciousness, including The Pop Group, close friends of The Cortinas, who led the City's punk scene from 1976. Bristol's premier fanzine from this time through until early 1978 was Loaded. It featured all of the Bristol bands as well as those who visited the city, some of whom were promoted by the magazine.

Bristol is home to many live music venues including the 2000-seat Colston Hall, named after Colston Street and the Colston School that once occupied the site, which can attract big names, the Trinity Centre (a community-run converted Church in the Old Market area of Bristol), the O2 Academy which is part of the national touring circuit for rock bands, the Anson Rooms (part of the University of Bristol Union), the Mothers Ruin, The Thekla, Fiddler's, the Bristol Folk House, Start the Bus, the Hatchet, the Fleece, the Croft, the Cooler and the Louisiana. Plenty to go on...

Today's Artists  are an English post-rock band. They formed in Bristol, England in 1994. Core members are Kate Wright and Rachel Brook (now Rachel Coe). Brook was also a member of Flying Saucer Attack during the first few years of the band's existence, and Wright is also currently the bass player for Crescent. Other musicians have included Matt and Sam Jones (both of Crescent), Matt Elliott (The Third Eye Foundation), Chris Cole, Florence Lovegrove, Ros Walford and Clare Ring.  .....N'Joy

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Formed in Bristol, England in 1994, Movietone displayed its quiet, sensual songs on a number of releases in the mid '90s for the Planet, Domino, and Drag City labels. Band members Florence Lovegrove, Matt Elliott, Rachel Brook, Kate Wright, and Matt Jones issued two 7"s with Planet before their self-titled full-length debut came out in 1996 -- two more 7's would follow before their Drag City debut, Day and Night, in 1997. The band then went on a three-year hiatus before producing their next full-length, The Blossom Filled Streets, in the summer of 2000. Like their previous releases, The Blossom Filled Streets is gentle and complex, with a light touch that shows how much the band has grown.

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The first Movietone album came out at the height of hype and attention for Flying Saucer Attack, but what's intriguing is how clearly Rachel Brook and her compatriots readily found their own particular approach rather than simply being an extension of said band. If not yet fully achieving the stripped-down, delicate synthesis later records demonstrated, Movietone is still well on its way, as "3AM Walking Smoking Talking," with its blend of buried drums, spoken words, soft guitar, and droning clarinet shows. Acoustic arrangements take the lead more than once, and if the effect is more fragile than late-night moody as Day & Night would show, songs like "Late July" still make for an entrancing listen. "Darkness-Blue Glow," with Matt Wright's dramatic but not overly so piano parts and a hushed, reflective atmosphere is especially wonderful, easily the album's high point. Lead singer/guitarist Kate Wright has an understated voice, sometimes very hard to catch in softer moments (on "Green Ray," Florence Lovegrove's viola eventually completely obscures it). It's not the expected gentle cooing from earlier shoegaze groups, though, but more of a restrained calm à la Moe Tucker or a deeper Alison Statton. More than once, the noise kicks in -- "Orange Zero" starts out as a quiet, folkish chime before suddenly erupting into an orgy of feedback squalling, a pattern that repeats itself for the rest of the song. "Chance Is Her Opera," meanwhile, betrays a definite Spacemen 3 influence in its steady, obsessive pace, strung-out guitar, and rough but effective drums the background. The experimental home-recording roots become readily apparent more than once, whether it's the stop-start taping of the half-spoken vocal on "Heatwave Pavement" or the clattering glass and crashes on "Mono Valley," another unsettled high point and a good showcase for all the bandmembers.

Movietone - Movietone (flac  307mb)

01 Chance Is Her Opera 4:53
02 Heatwave Pavement 3:47
03 Green Ray 1:53
04 Orange Zero 4:53
05 Late July 3:35
06 Darkness-Blue Glow 5:15
07 Mono Valley 5:05
08 Coastal Lagoon 2:03
09 Alkaline Eye 5:15
10 3AM Walking Smoking Talking 3:37
11 Three Fires 1:04
12 She Smiled Mandarine Like 2:29
13 Under The 3000ft Red Ceiling 3:14
14 Orange Zero (Single) 4:52
15 Chance Is Her Opera (Demo) 4:03

Movietone - Movietone  (ogg 117mb)

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Movietone's second full album found the band specifically set on low-key performances throughout; no sudden shifts to crushing volume here, more a continued, extended dream of darkly attractive (but not dour) full-band mood-outs. Unlike, say, Mazzy Star or Low, Movietone's interpretation of smoky post-psychedelic jams relies on a definite briskness offset by Kate Wright's cool vocals, softly husked but not drowsy, combined with subtle arrangements, tweaks, and experiments to add variety. Whether it's the sudden appearance of piano leads on the opening "Sun Drawing" or the snaky cool of the rhythm on "Night of the Acacias," calling to mind a moody '60s spy movie sequence, often the simplest addition transforms each song into more than the sum of its parts. Rachel Brook's clarinet work is often the secret touch that lends the songs a little something extra or unexpected, as counterbalance to the low-feedback hyperactivity shown on "Useless Landscape." The arrangements are sometimes as stripped down as possible -- nothing but guitar, bass, and piano appears on "Noche Marina," one of the most intensely beautiful moments on a lovely album. Electricity isn't needed to carry the flow of Day & Night or a song's individual power; a buried cymbal fill or two aside, "Blank Like Snow" consists of nothing but Kate Wright and acoustic guitar, her obsessive focus suggesting a more deliberate Nick Drake circa Pink Moon. Slow solo piano, meanwhile, stands front and center on "Summer," with viola-produced drones and Matt Jones' subtle, barely there percussion creating a most unseasonal chill before a sudden uplift of gentle activity reminiscent of Talk Talk's late-period bursts takes the fore. The longest track on Day & Night concludes it, with "The Crystallization of Salt at Night" finding all the members adding just about everything (including Jones on prepared piano) to create an involving ending for a striking, unique album.

Movietone - Day And Night  (flac 182mb)

01 Sun Drawing 3:57
02 Blank Like Snow 2:40
03 Useless Landscape 5:01
04 Summer 7:14
05 Night Of The Acacias 5:45
06 Noche Marina 4:47
07 The Crystallisation Of Salt At Night 9:47

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Introspective, delicate, and atmospheric, the music of Movietone envelops the listener like a warm bath. Vocalist Kate Wright's poetic lyrics offer up vignettes that twist themselves inextricably amongst the layers of sound, surfacing occasionally to bloom in honey tones. The richness of the band's composition and instrumentation make this music almost impossible to categorize. They use strings and prepared piano like art rock auteurs, cruise sonic landscapes like Bluetile Lounge or Galaxie 500, and the ends of their songs often tumble into extended improvisations that rival free jazz. It may be overly simplistic to say that a band called Movietone makes music that sounds like the soundtrack to melancholy film scenes under gaslight and stars, but they do make that music, and its filmic richness makes this album a most unique treat.

Movietone - The Blossom Filled Streets    (flac 178mb)

01 Hydra 4:56
02 Star Ruby 2:06
03 1930's Beach House 6:10
04 Year Ending 6:35
05 The Blossom Filled Streets 4:11
06 Porthcurno 4:46
07 Seagulls / Bass 1:53
08 In A Marine Light 5:40
09 Night In These Rooms 4:13

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The Sand and the Stars, the fourth full-length release by Bristol's Movietone, is literally a musical journey, taking the players from the beach to the city and finally ending up "on a coast path, illuminated by a lighthouse." Movietone continue with their intensely delicate music, but this time around the shimmering music seems to be more intimate, more organic, and closer to the listener in sonic space than the atmospherics of Day & Night and Blossom Filled Streets -- elements that may be due to the locations of recording. The production by Matt Jones is a bit more aggressive than Movietone's other works, but still captures that heart-wrenching quality of Movietone through the instrumentation and wonderful vocal work. Melancholy like all of their records, Kate Wright's wonderful vocals haunt against the acoustic instruments playing off one another. A communal, dark campfire vibe shines through on "Pale Tracks," where Sam Jones, Matt Jones, Kate Wright, and Rachel Coe all have vocal duties and sing with the swirling nature of the music. "We Rode On" and "Snow Is Falling" are Movietone at their best, using various instruments like clarinet, cello, banjo, bass saxophone, trumpet, double bass, drums, and guitar set against wave samples in the background, creating a chilling environment. "Near Marconi's Hut" rounds out the record, leaving the listener with a sadness that The Sand and the Stars is over and a longing for more from Movietone. The Sand and the Stars is another wonderful release from Movietone, keeping you in the imagery of a movie you saw a long time ago or a dream that you cannot shake from your memory.

Movietone - The Sand And The Stars (flac  188mb)

01 The Sand And The Stars 2:44
02 Ocean Song 5:03
03 In Mexico 5:01
04 Pale Tracks 4:06
05 Let Night In 3:52
06 We Rode On 3:49
07 Snow Is Falling 4:25
08 Not Even Close 1:48
09 Red Earth 4:08
10 Beach Samba 2:57
11 Near Marconi's Hut 1:25

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