Liquid Crystal Vision is a movie about our psychedelic world and the magical alchemy of consciousness with the sacred ritualistic use of plant based psychedelics to invoke mystical vibrations of the trance dance experience. Liquid Crystal Vision fuses the ancient and the future. It blends scenes of exotic places such as Angkor Wat, Goa, Laos, Japan, and others with superb graphics, sounds, performances, and channeled interviews.
Liquid Crystal Vision presents dancing as one of the means to initiate a far-reaching personal evolution. It contrasts control versus freedom. The impact of the mystical arts movement on planetary consciousness is highlighted during the 60 minutes play time. Liquid Crystal Vision makes an artistic and political statement that leaves a strong imprint on the audience.
Liquid Crystal Vision was inspired by the controversy of the incredible magic experienced during the psychedelic experience and the conditioned fear programming among the general public about psychedelic drugs.
Shamans, Pagans and Mystics used sacred medicines in ritual all over the world for centuries to communicate with higher forces. Psychedelics have the ability to wake people up to the fundamental truth of life. They can induce a deep mystical understanding and inspire a spiritual evolution in human beings when used in the right environment with proper guidance!
The filmmakers believe that through the use of entheogenic substances one can find liberation from the "known"! Anthropological studies suggest that most of our religions originated from a mystical experience that was most likely induced by the ingestion of psychedelic plants, such as mushrooms, cacti, fungi etc. Psychedelics can create blissful feelings when used and not abused! In the Vedic text (Sanskrit writings) it is suggested that union with GOD can be achieved through psychedelic drugs as well.
Unfortunately even today the world is still ruled by power, money, ignorance, and greed, instead common sense, love, and wisdom! Governments control the media that spreads bogus propaganda to support unreasonable laws - just to brainwash the taxpayer and consumer population. This creates global turmoil, destruction and religious wars that need to end NOW! It is overtime for a mystical evolution that brings global unity! Time to be honest and truthful! Time to transcend differences, time to celebrate beauty! Eat a mushroom and dance. To prohibit self-discovery is madness! This is why Liquid Crystal Vision was created!
A Sadhu gives an initiatory explanation about a mystical dance ritual that has its roots in India, but spread all over the world today. Followed by Raja Ram from Shpongle, the Infinity Project, and the Yeti, who gives an explanation about healing and higher consciousness, magnificent images of carved Apsaras and Monks in Angkor Wat (Cambodia) flash by. A beautiful dancer is moving to the rhythm of the music while a holy man from India gives a great description of the mystical state. Famous musicians and key figures of the scene explain scientifically what it all means to them. Gregory Sams articulates how people have their own spiritual experiences when going into trance.
Famous Youth from Killing Joke explains how it all started years ago in Goa. Through a 3-D visual gate the film changes drastically into a part that is called: "Globalization". Pagans sing magical songs at the historical opening on summer solstice in Stonehenge, before the imagery blows the audience away with a mind-expanding interview of Alex Grey! A visual interlude of 3-D graphics leads to Dr. Spook, who says exactly what the filmmakers are trying to get across to the public! Images of people wildly dancing to undomesticated drumming rhythms with sculptures of burning skulls and a Shaman talking to the audience brings us to the legendary musicians of System 7, who explain in incredible detail how sound is used in the music to manipulate brainwaves and to entrain people.
Liquid Crystal Vision goes backwards as it comes towards the ending, because it's created as a geometrical fractal, so sounds begin to repeat and characters come back to finish their story. Various individuals explain what effect partying has on them. This gives the viewer a feeling of how great the unity experience really is! Liquid Crystal Vision tells us that the visions experienced during the mystical experience have to be integrated into daily life to really have a lasting effect! The final rap is to a live set of Banco de Gaia, where a fire spinner is projected onto the oldest Buddhist temple in Laos. Suddenly, the film turns backwards at light speed until it reaches the first image of the film, where the final question is asked !
For me when I come to the party and I set up the altar and I sprinkle the Ganga water and say the mantra and make the offering to the cosmic spirit, the whole party becomes the offering, the music becomes the offering, the dance becomes the offering. The cosmic spirit should come to the place and bless all of us! The longer it goes on the more the trance comes and it comes to a point where every song is so perfect in the moment - it's timelessness. So perfect you start to get chills up your spinal column and up your skin and everybody's getting it all at once - it’s like a cosmic orgasm! Then at some point it comes like a bolt of lightning, like a shock of lightening through everybody all at once —cccchhhhh… and that’s when the seed is being planted in everyone’s subconscious that will hopefully grow and flower and make people more aware of themselves, there surroundings, the crossroads of humanity, and the needs of the planet. This is what our Goa party, our holy ritual is all about. And this is what we are trying to achieve with it!
This piece is about ten years old. It's called Theologue - the union of human and divine consciousness weaving the fabric of space and time in which the self and its surroundings are embedded. That’s the subtitle... Rather long...
What I try to do in the work is to show the interpenetration between the physical dimension and the more metaphysical dimensions. In the body it shows up as the acupuncture meridians points and chakras auras and halos and things like that. This particular painting is one of my favorites because it came from an experience I had some time ago, it was a high dose LSD experience and I was wearing a blindfold seated in a lotus posture. I was staring into this… it was a device I invented called a mind fold. It's just a light type blindfold with space to open your eyes, so you look into total darkness, but somehow I was seeing an electric grid that was all along the horizon - just this incredible kind of perspective grid.
And it seemed that I was projecting this at the same time as I was seeing it outside, but I was in my head, so it was very confusing, but I felt like this is the loom of space and time. This is like when you dream! You are dreaming in space and so you are always creating space. Somehow our mind is creating the space that we are surrounded by, so how to visualize that? It was solved by putting this kind of seated Buddha there and having the horizon line - the vanishing point of the horizon line of the perspective be synonymous with the cone of perception that’s spreading out. It’s appearing to project the space that he is seated in.
This is a search to find ways of changing our own minds and triggering our inner feelings that are going to come out one way or another... If you want to be a yogi — be a yogi! If you are going to take drugs, that’s what you are going to do, if you want to be straight that’s what you are going to be!
The main thing is, the whole game is to alter our consciousness to get higher and to go to those other dimensions, to fulfill our potential. And one of the ways we can do this is through music, because it’s healing and elevating, and it will take people to a higher realm of consciousness, if they let it!
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