Straight after my most recent greenYgrey readYmades, including Toiletree Trajector3, I wrote this:
While a central theme of XaW Files was coincidence or conspiracy, finding examples of relevant material for artwork and articles are more connection and creation: knowing the characteristics of gYgPOPing, making connections, and then creating new work out of them. The connections are usually instantaneous, while the whole creation can take a couple of hours, or days if better ideas appear and emerge in my mind.
Art of greenYgreying is Displaying
While it may seem magical or weird for readers seeing such coincidences, I created the Greenygrey because I saw it as so ubiquitous in the British landscape, and then the world, so I expect there to be loads of material for art creation.
I write great greenYgreying on social media half in ironic self-parody humour, and half seriously showing examples of it. Examples of greenYgrey (and PinkyOrangePurple POP) are only limited by my time looking for them; which is next to nothing now, with the recent examples used in my art seen by chance from a quick glance on the most recent post.
A trained team of great greenYgreyliens would probably find and create enough art to fill a book of great greenYgreyness and perfect POP every day.
Searching for Knowledge
I was reminded of the draft of this post this morning when I read an article about studies in ‘premonition and intuition, or Spidey sixth sense’; I’ve never knowingly taken part in any, but I’ve been interested in it all my life. It was led by this greenygrey image:
While I had no interest in most school work during my teens I was subscribed to The Unexplained magazine. When I was left largely to my own devices in the first year of my PhD I wandered away from media analysis into the minds of surreal semioticians such as Sartre and Barthes.
I always felt there was more to life than what I was being told; told that humanity was separate from other animals, that we could only think one way, and the time and space limits set on us by the monotheist religions that still dominate the world.
For the last week or so I’ve been fascinated by Graham Hancock’s Magicians of the Gods, after first hearing about his work during the writing of XaW Files. It seems as important to my thinking as Peter Prew’s The Human Reality, which I read early in my creative writing career. Hopefully somebody one day may consider my work as important, in a more abstract way.
While Middle-Eastern monotheist religions consider all life on the planet to have emerged in the last 5000 years, Hancock believes there were great civilisations on Earth before the last Ice Age 12,000 years ago; that they were destroyed by a comet, that melted the ice causing great floods, but that some survived to pass their knowledge (architectural, as well as stories of their world, continued to this day in the Atlantis and Ark ‘myths’; reminding me of XaW Files’s Arkangel ending!; which had no belief in the ark story being true at the time, knowing only Noah’s biblical one!!) on to the great Middle-Eastern civilisations such as in Mesopotamia and pyramid-building Egypt.
Connections and Trajectory
The Annie Jacobson article is derived from her book, Phenomena, and knowledge of ESP and remote-viewing testing have been known for a long time. What caught my attention this time was the emphasis on connections, as I’d written the title and opening paragraph for this blog last week, emphasising connections, although I just meant it as connecting material on the web to my concepts. And then trajectory was used, reminding me of my greenYgrey readYmade title! Here’s the section that says it all:
‘Because of the stigma of ESP and PK, the nomenclature has changed, allowing the Defense Department to distance itself from its remote-viewing past. Under the Perceptual Training Systems and Tools banner, extrasensory perception has a new name in the modern era: sensemaking. In official Defense Department literature sensemaking is defined as a motivated continuous effort to understand connections (which can be among people, places, and events) in order to anticipate their trajectories and act effectively.’
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