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Pigoons from Oryx and Crake

Pigoons from Oryx and Crake

KMO talks SF and integral psychology with Dr. Keith Witt. The conversation draws upon the work of Frank Herbert, Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clark, A.E. Van Voyt, and Gene Wolfe. The conversation also touches on David Brin’s criticisms of George Lucas and the Star Wars mythology. Afterwards, KMO summarizes the four energy descent scenarios described in David Holmgren’s book, Future Scenarios: How Communities Can Adapt to Peak Oil and Climate Change. He gives special emphasis to the description of the “brown tech” future which is very similar to the future described in Margaret Atwood’s novels Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood.

  • dangerdeadnettlez

    Bene Gesserite Theology is used to control a planet’s cultural evolution and development. Herbert employs language of goddess religions and divine feminine integrative principals. Fear not that you cannot pinpoint which value meme you fall under in the spiral. For once you receive presient vision athousand memes will call forth to your waking thoughts, therefor you must tell your mind to banish fear. Fear is a mind killer.

    • KMO

      Or as Winston Smith put it on the Friends of the C-Realm group on FB:

      Beer is the mind-killer.
      Beer is the little death that brings total obliteration.
      I will face my beer and I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
      And when the beer has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
      Where the beer has gone there will be nothing.
      Only I will remain.