Thursday, April 26, 2007




Quando chega a noite
Com suas caras fugidias,
Olhos dilatados pelo assombro
Deixamos que a cidade nos invada,
Fantasma a embriagar-nos de luz e côr
Num sonho de mil e uma fantasias,


por entre as sombras e o lixo
[Adolfo Luxúria Canibal / Carlos Fortes]

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


Being Free

Don't drag me down
Just because you're down
And just cause you're blue
Don't make me too
And though you've found
You need more than me
Don't talk to me
About being free

That's freedom without love
And magic without love
Magic without love


Better Things, Massive Attack

Saturday, April 21, 2007


Outra Vez

yes is a pleasant country:
if's wintry
(my lovely)
let's open the year

both is the very weather
(not either)
my treasure,
when violets appear

love is a deeper season
than reason;
my sweet one
(and april's where we're)

1 X 1 [One Times One], 1944
e.e. cummings



A solidão aborrece mas não mata.


Just a Castaway


Just a castaway, an island lost at sea, oh
Another lonely day, with no one here but me, oh
More loneliness than any man could bear
Rescue me before I fall into despair, oh


Message in a bottle, The Police

Friday, April 13, 2007


Temporal Judgement

Altered states of consciousness are sometimes characterized by a different estimation of time. Some psychoactive substances--such as entheogens--may also dramatically alter a person's temporal judgement. When viewed under the influence of such substances as LSD, psychedelic mushrooms and peyote, a clock may appear to be a strange reference point and a useless tool for measuring the passage of events as it does not correlate with the user's experience.

At higher doses, time may appear to slow down, stop, speed up, and even go backwards when under the influence of these agents.

A typical thought might be "I can't believe it's only 8 o'clock, but then again, what does 8 o'clock mean?" As the boundaries for experiencing time are removed, so is its relevance. Many users claim this unbounded timelessness feels like a glimpse into spiritual infinity. To imagine that one exists somewhere "outside" of time is one of the hallmark experiences of a psychedelic voyage.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



There are two distinct views on the meaning of time. One view is that time is part of the fundamental structure of the universe, a dimension in which events occur in sequence, and time itself is something that can be measured. This is the realist's view, to which Sir Isaac Newton subscribed.

A contrasting view is that time is part of the fundamental intellectual structure (together with space and number) within which we sequence events, quantify the duration of events and the intervals between them, and compare the motions of objects. In this view, time does not refer to any kind of entity that "flows", that objects "move through", or that is a "container" for events. This view is in the tradition of Gottfried Leibniz and Immanuel Kant, in which time, rather than being an objective thing to be measured, is part of the mental measuring system.

The question, perhaps overly simplified and allowing for no middle ground, is thus: is time a "real thing" that is "all around us", or is it nothing more than a way of speaking about and measuring events?

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