death valley \’69
Jon made a point regarding a certain Navajo Indian\’s mistrust and \”low opinion\” of Brujeria, and Carlos Casteneda\’s meddling with those potent primal forces which reign out in the desert. Between cactus buttons blistering in the sun and the roots of jimson weed scrabbling down through the dirt, shadows lengthen or suddenly disappear:
\”The desert demands that your movements be slow and purposeful. Your attention has to be external. You must pay attention. No wool gathering. The funny thing is, there isn\’t that much to pay attention to. I\’ve found that, when moving slowly through the desert, paying close attention to small things, my emotions detach themselves from the anchors of reason. I have found myself suddenly caught up by vast and solemn joy, or just as suddenly pulled under by a sense of truly cosmic menace.\” Myself, I have never made it out into that arid wilderness where tourists lose themselves in ailing camper vans.
The place of shamans and Old Testament prophets.
The atmosphere up here in the north is tubercular with precipitation; a seeping rain which collects in bones and rheumatoid joints. Leafy green. Thick with mildew and moss.
And in the autumn only, psilocybes and amanita muscaria; druids behind shades. ▼ JERRY GARCIA: LOVE SCENE IMPROVISATIONS (v.3) from \”Zabriskie Point (Remastered + Outakes)\” 2 x CD (MGM / Rhino) 1969/1997 (US) ▼ JERRY GARCIA: LOVE SCENE IMPROVISATIONS (v.4) from \”Zabriskie Point (Remastered + Outakes)\” 2 x CD (MGM / Rhino) 1969/1997 (US)