Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Prof. Um's Lectures: couming up to date by revisiting that passed

As of recent we have been working to organize, gather up our various lectures and passed works. We have been doing this for all of our projects, whether they be academic in nature or not. We have been gathering up passed materials from our work on Burroughs and Deleuze*, and even more so our work on Our Red Goddess project, from which our work on Burroughs and Gysin, is but a part thereof. So we decided we would do a blog post to help get our essays, lectures, related whatnots, out there for all the world to experience, as well as share.

Okay. Let's start with one of those essays. Basically all the works can be found here on our Google Drive. But we want to highlight some papers in particular. Note, we are also on Mendeley. On Mendeley (an academic social media site), we can be found under the name St. Stephen (of Binghamton University -- our ex-place of work). Okay, getting that info out of the way, let's take a look at the first paper we want to highlight.

The title of this work is simply, Benjamin and Nature, its really an over view of Our Red Goddess and overall life long project. This is not merely academic. No, we have left the university. We understand that site of power, the nexus that is the university, which only exists as the actual practices that constitute it, such as going to class, giving lectures, all that that actually happens at the university is what constitutes it, out side of those practices and actions, there is no university. Anyway, we speak a bit about this in our paper. We could have been revolutionaries, real radical power regimes that changed worlds, instead we sold out to become academics. Academics are understood as inifectual. They are not unlike homosexual and artists, as such they aren't seen as that much of a threat. And as Burroughs once said (or at least because of the movie, Naked Lunch, the quote is now attributed to him), "homosexuality is the best cover an agent ever had." Which is why we are engaged in an Art-War, rather than a revolutionary whatever. Now the text, Benjamin and Nature, can be found by clicking on the "here" link, or on any of linked paper titles.

Okay, and now we are going to give you a little excerpt from our work, with hopes that that excerpt will entice you to actually take the time and read our work(s). And while we would love to hear feedback, what we are more interested in gaining allies. As the essay states, this project is not something that can be done alone. The essay also explains our use of We. This use of "we" - that we often use in place of "I" has often been very problematic for others, but if you know, then you know we as singularities are never one, we are multiplicities, our very bodies are made up of a myriad of individuals - think about our guts, its flora and fauna. That is what we mean - but not only what we mean. Okay, and so without further ado, here are those excerpts:

We kept this distinction, this dialect of judgment of man and nature, this bifurcation, in order to keep playing dumb, for by making animals and nature separate and dumb we disguise our amorality, the brutality of our sciences. We must be poised to see ourselves in our totality, if we judge we will judge ourselves good and evil. Where will we find ourselves once we admit that fish and rats have feelings? Or that it really is murder, what men do in war. We know the truth well.
Dreaming a new dream means forsaking an old one; a dream we do not even recognize as a dream, we just call it, ‘the way it is.’ Well, ‘there is the way it is, and the way it could be,’ and we are interested in hearing about this way it could be, from more than popular (commercially sponsored) fiction (often sci-fi or fantasy) writers, of various utopian and dystopian themes. We want everybody dreaming these new dreams to each other, and to find the ways in which to live these dreams. The experimental communities are still alive, even if they do not exist in the American press/media streams.

Okay. So that does it for now. We will post more about this as time goes on.

Note: the single gift that decorates this post is called, Transmute, and is by Magus Steven J. Leyba.

*see the series from Deleuze's Logic of Sense, "The Crack-Up"


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Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Prof. Um Lectures - this is not a test




Let us jump right too it. We have started to reorganize the lectures of Prof. Um. The 1st lecture we have posted is from 2013. We did a colloquium for the Comparative Literature, PLC (Philosophy, Literature, and Criticism) department. And unfortunately, I was unable to record the entire lecture (or at least I have to check and see if I do have the full lecture - but its possible that I do not). Kindly check it out anyway if you would. It is my introduction to what we call, Our Red Goddess Project.

The lecture really doesn't begin until about 13-16 min in, so. And before that you can hear me speaking to others that showed up to the colloquium, such as Magus Steven J. Leyba, who was in town doing some lectures on his work, for a comparative literature course on the sociology of literature and identity formation, that I was teaching at the time (undergraduate course).

You see, Prof. Um, we teach what we like to call radical (or revolutionary) psychotropic theory. We think it aptly describes what we do. Anyway, we aren't going to go too much into that right now. What we do want to inform you about, is that we are working on, not only posting up older works on our YouTube, but creating new lectures for all to see.


We feel it high time people understood what the fuck we are talking about, and this is an attempt, in some ways, to do just that. Not that we won't also be putting out more obscure and oblique, non-spoon-feed materials, because we will, butter-butt you now know that there are lectures coming on the subjects of W. S. BurroughsBrion GysinRev. Steven J. LeybaWalter BenjaminLuce IrigarayBatailleMagickLacanDeleuzeGuattari, and more and more. Basically, we are getting back to work on our academic and magickal work (which are interwoven). So, I hope you will be looking forward to that. Okay. So really, that I all we have to say for now.


We are slowly continuing our work on getting that tarot deck we mentioned in another post illustrated and will have more info on that as we go. Also, we have finally mapped our our DKMU Halloween Projekt so that is very interesting ... above here is our map and an overlay. It maps out our plan for our glamour-bombing magickal assault against reality. And with that, well with that we are going to bid you ado. Remember to check out our sound-work and other works. And to make a substantial donation to the bio-exchange (seriously, $100-10,000 will do, but give more if you can).

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Thee Uncondemning Monk & Thee Uncondemning Momus: erasure and change(s)

Greetings to all,

We want to take some time to explain our name change. Please note that the blog site url will remain the same. It will remain theeuncondemningmonk.blogspot.com or theeum.net. We are not changing that because it would just cause too much confusion and needless work. And confusion nor needless work is just not very desirable at the moment. But if, if we ever do do that, then we will let everyone know via this here blog-site.

Okay, so why Momus? Why not Monk? Well, as people have noted Thee Uncondemning Monk has never really been all that non-judgmental and furthermore and more importantly we are, and have been, seeking paradoxical opposites for a process of nullification of the in-dividual identity (see the blogs description -- that is what its all about). And so it finally has became time to caste off the name Monk, the title Monk, and to embrace Momus. Destroy yourself. Destroy all rational thought. Undo Reasons chains. We are Thee Uncondemning Momus (Açma-Allah). What does that all mean? You are on an internet capable device. Go and seek! Butter-butt we do have this to say to light thee way:
"We do not condemn when we judge. We do not judge when we condemn," Thee Uncondemning Momus

And so - there are going to be changes, ramifications, that have yet to play out, spin out in time/space.

Currently we are engage in a few projects. We want to take the time to go over what we can, speak about, now. Okay. We have also been doing a lot of drum work. And we are working on a A-E process of creating a new cut-up work. We are using a lecture by W. S. Burroughs that we have taken 10 mins of, and cut-that-up into itself. The result is basically a description of the project itself. That we very interesting and encouraging. Anyway here is the process we have designed for his work. We hope that upon reading it, you get what we are doing (its basically an exercise we were inspired to create), perhaps genius will bless us, possess us in its wake. Okay.


Overview of our current cut-up project:

A*) original lecture or voice audio (10 min long)
B*) Cut-up 10 min audio into itself, overlays and cut-ins (copy over or add in -this might increase or decrease the 10 min audio)
C*) added voice phenomena cut-up and into audio (which will prob. no longer be 10 min long)
D*) trance drumming layered in
E*) binaural tones (and or synth added - with panning)
*EQ-ing the work and other cosmetic and effects can happen at any point
here is the original lecture our stage alpha 10min was taken from a YouTube video William S. Burroughs lecture, July 20, 1976, on paranormal, EVP, text+tape cut-ups, prognostication.



As we said, we have been doing more drumming and here is a taste of what that sounds like: Duce Por De La No Uno Mister.

Okay. We are also doing a tarot project. We are working on creating a deck from a description that goes back at lest to the early 1800s, if not further, we are not sure. We are not sure about that, but we do know that we have never seen its economic or minimalist symbology present by any deck. And we have seen a lot of decks in our life. Note that we are not one of those persons that thinks all decks are equal in the sense of equally useful, equally valuable, equally knowledgable in terms of what they are attempting to do. We have a few favorite decks. Our Top Two are The Thoth Deck (Frater AC), and the Tarot de Marseille (Camion-Jodorowsky). All we can say right now it that we are working with another person who will not yet be named, from a book on the history and practice of magick. As the project comes closer to fruition, we will then start dolling out some real details. Until then...



Our last projekt is our Halloween DKMU Glamour-Bombings. 

On that work we will remain silent, except for this, we are going to be working with the Red King, White Queen, Ellis/Red Queen, and are in the design test phase now. We will give a full report after the glamour-bombing is completed. 

Okay. That is all for now. Until next time... rock!











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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Thee Coyotel Network, Thee Uncondemning Monk, and Prankster-Terrorist (updates)

Greetings from At-Tawwad and Thee Uncondemning Monk,

As we all have been away, and much has occurred since 2013, we have more (perhaps many more) updates to give you all. One of these updates is the release of the newest Coyotel Network text known as, The Tricksters Torah. The Tricksters Torah put out by Magus Steven J. Leyba, is the continuation of the book that started with The Tricksters Bible, grew into The Tricksters Koran (which as deleted for unsaid reason by the publisher, we know its because of the title, as the Torah was left untouched and has the same material plus more). As such, Al-Barr, with two others, Saz-q Denny-qq, and Jason P. Doherty, together we three created a Third Mind type piece for The Tricksters Torah. You can get a copy of the complete Torah, via Amazon. We will be creating a free pdf for the 'chapter'/text that we did for The Tricksters Koran: a Never Ending Book, and will be giving that chapter freely, in its entirety, to those who know how to seek and find it. Knock on the door and coum inside Thee Network.


Okay. So if you can, we encourage you to check out The Tricksters Torah: a Never Ending Book, and our third mind text, "The Dojo Of Thee PRANKSTER TERRORIST," by Al-Barr Um Allah, Saz-q Denny-qq, & Jason P. Doherty. Both Saz-q and Jason have more works that you might also enjoy.

Concerning past projects, Al-Barr has passed the brushes onto At-Tawwad, which means that At-Tawwad will take up the painting projects of Al-Barr and move them into new splaces. Also, Aglaeca, who first channeled Thee Uncondemning Monk, has also be speaking to a spark of the soul that is (thee name) of that ancient Roman citizen Marcus Licinius Crassus. Where this will lead is anyone's idea, but new developments are underfoot. We cannot say more at this time, but At-Tawwad has been speaking with Thee Uncondemning Monk and Aglaeca, and the others on The Jack Frost Committee, and it seems that there might be a book underway. A book that more fully explains the project that is Thee Uncondemning Monk, as opposed to that personae and psychick transmission. Speaking of book and of Coyotel Satan, Rev. A. A. (a friend of thee network) continues to work on his book on the art-war of Rev. Steven J. Leyba. In particular we direct those interested in understanding more about not only Rev. Leyba but this here project, see the Alchemical POORtrait section of his work. Butter-butt yes, the book on Leyba's work is still under way. And Rev. A. A. ov Thee Coyotel Satanic Network has told us that there have been many breakthroughs in regards to connecting Leyba's work with not only art history, but the very philosophy that has sprung around art in the Western Philosophical Tradition. Rev. A.A. is making critical use of concepts from Walter Benjamin, as Rev. A.A. sees Leyba's magickal approach to painting as a way of painting the aura back into works of mechanical reproduction. Furthermore, Rev. A.A. also understand that Rev. Leyba's definition of Art as a salvation of the term, from the oblivion of meaning all things, thereby meaning nothing, and is using the work of Kant (and others) to highlight the genius aspect (not ingenious) of the Sublime that is created via "great" works of art (of course we question this greatness and Kant is taken in a critical manner, not merely agreed with or used as such). So, that work, we here at Thee UM are told is going well and still underway. Okay. Moving on.


The Prankster Terrorist transformation is all but complete. During this Halloween season we will be creating new soundworks, new visual works, new works that are gear towards something known as glamour bombing. For more information on that project, see DKMU (and join their irc, via irc.hypersigil.org #dumus  -- there is also a facebook group that is being slimmed down as we speak, that way we can get back to those who are active members instead of those who merely want to use the group as a dump for self-promotion AND nothing more -- there are plenty of other groups where you can do that). As such, join the DKMU forum to learn more.

At-Tawwad is also still working with The Infinity Network. The Infinity Network is working to reconstruct their website. We have taken a break from AIN23 but will also be getting back into action with them, now that all our members are feeling better, and are returning to some sesemblancef health. As such thee group has been engaged in Buddha Medicine, and has released this work as a tribute and testimony to our use of this powerful technique. We are also exploring the realities of Ketamine Therapy for pain releif and depression, and will post about that if and when we are sucessful in obtaining treatment, as its costly, new or experimental, and not covered by insurance, of course, we will be doing our own experiments eitherway, butter-but we thought we'd let ye all know about this new approach and use of Special-K. Anyway, that is all we have for now, stay tuned for new posts couming soon... until then, as it is, so be it, as we will, so mote it be, Love___Will ---- -infinity to 23.36.42.92.158.663.666.669 unto +infinity.








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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Baroque-Renaissance-Glitch

Ello,

We have not posted in a while. Quite a bit has happened/changed since our last posts. So first lets clear up some old business before moving into the heart (the entitled -- lol) portion of this here post.

The Prophet Muhammad-Leyba Connector ov Coyotel Network
Old Biz: Yes, The Satanic Children's Album is still a working project. We hope to work with the Satanic Temple, and are in contact with them via the Coyotel Network. So yes that project is still on and yes it does (not) or no the project doesn't depend on the Satanic Temple's involvement. Ultimately for us, at least the the forefront of our mind - concerning working with the Satanic Temple, is their Atheism. Butter-butt please do not get us wrong wrong, we are not advocating for a replacement demiurge. And in the spirit of anti-worship or non-worship we insist that we are not advocating slave-master mentality per the Big Other aka God (of Abraham). No our contention with their professed atheism is not about that, rather is about being open to the reality that atheism is dogmatic and that, in truth, we don't really know what matter is, although we name it and are aware of some of its properties. Okay. Anyway, we are going to go much further into this matter, in fact that is all we have to say on that subject (for now). Moving on...

 
Double-Brained LS Clover, No. 3



We are no longer actively working with Al-Barr. And in their steed we are now working with At-Tawwab um Allah (At-Tawwb or AT or @ or @um for short). So that is new, it's so new that we don't have much to say on it, butter-but we do smell a 99 names of undoing approaching, perhaps it will be our Halloween special treat?
                                   





And that brings us to Baroque-Renaissance Glitch. They (people, i have heard people repeat this) say, that in our contemporary era, one can no longer be a Renaissance person (could one ever, Master Plato?) --  because there is simply too much to know. Butter-butt we must still try, must we not (no it matters not, and yet). As we have been thinking about this, it occurs to us that, if a PhD takes about 8 years or lets say 10 years (to become at least ABD, aka "all but done," leaving just a dissertation to do) or better yet, if in 10 years you can achieve a masters' degree in a subject/field, then how many masters degrees could one potentially rack-up, saying said person started after the age of 23. IF they live to 50 -that that is at least four masters degrees (now, we are not saying the university is anything important or special, we are using it to make a point, please do not think we are advocating for the university, it is not needed and is bad for the soul in its current form - at least in the US). But really, one could get all those base, prerequisite, 2 year courses, done in about 10 years, and then ever 4-6 yrs get their BA to MA work done. My point is that once one has their prerequisites done it doesn't take as long to get the next MA, at least once one has their first MA in that particular field. Okay, I hope you see my point, which is that one can learn a butt load of information, practical, theoretical, useful, useless, all kinds or potential stuff -- and yet, jack of all trades masters none (hmmm, maybe so/maybe not -mastery is such a flawed concept). Yet t/here is the rub, either way, we do this in a Baroque type fashion. At least in Thee Uncondemning Monk's case this appears to be true. We're toggling between Gothic Romantics and Enlightenment philosophic quests, between stress and storm and calm ennui towards living liff. The very earth under our feet is moving, no stable foundation, we appear out of nowhere resting in space. Oh dear! Yes, as such our Renaissance is Baroque and Glitchy. Very Glitch is our Baroque-Renaissance, indeed. And so, with that in mind we figure that being a soul, building a soul - or destroying a mold is a process of being and becoming. In flux we change towards the ideal sun until the veil droops, drops, and lifted, we crash into points we've mapped onto reality.

Okay. So, its a thought we have been having and will be working with it, as well as with At-Tawwab. Until Then Check out our latest sound-work (AND BY ALLAH YOU NEED BASS BASS BASS or this shit ain't gunna mean dick!). Also we have started painting! Al-Barr has given the brushed to At-Tawwab, and finally The Jack Frost Committee is painting. As you can see from the interspersed in the article. Anyway, enjoy our latest sound work warm up.

                                                   Thee Um Hallween Warm Up 2014

Untitled No. 4


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