Interzone report of October 21st 2001
Previous report of September
This report will be in French in some days at http://www.inter-zone.org/reportoct01fr.html
As the server of Inter-zone.org is down at the moment, you can access all the new pages in this site in a zip in the Western Lands at http://www.interpc.fr/mapage/westernlands/newpages.html
The main directions of this month have been around travels, sites activities, and Hassan Sabbah.
Gary has been remaking his site, so Welcome to Interzone becomes "Grazulis", at : http://web.ukonline.co.uk/gary.leeming/index1.htm . You can find there a cut-up machine at : http://web.ukonline.co.uk/gary.leeming/burroughs/cutup_machine.htm which you can download. He has put on line a number of writings among which the account of his " Travels through Mexico, Central America and Peru " with a lot of pics joined : see the result at : http://web.ukonline.co.uk/gary.leeming/writing/trip_ca.htm .
More on Burroughs in Luckas Pickford's site http://www.lucaspickford.com/ with a Burroughs' bio and many other rubrics. See as well the parts on Indian music, Tao of physics, etc..
Vasha from Lithuania <email@example.com> who has done the lithuanian version of the Last Words of Hassan Sabbah http://www.interpc.fr/mapage/westernlands/Derniersmots.html writes: " I came back from Russia almost a month ago. It was really nice there - some cultural shock at first, then wonderful things in the mountains. I remember, I wrote you that I needed some shock and I really got it. Constant tiredness, strange dreams that started just after we reached foothills. People told us about magnetic anomalies that are abundant in Ural Mountains, and strangest dreams were definitely in such places. I've read that first Roman invaders in Britain were building temples or "dream incubators" in places with similar effects on human psyche. And now I think, I'm hooked on this topic. Surely I'll try to spot such places in Lithuania and see what dreams are like there. The top' experience probably was meeting of small group of reindeer shepherds at the end of our journey.:))) They are still living nomadic life - tents similar to those of North American Indians "tipi", lots of guard-dogs. We were politely invited to spend one night with them, people were hungry for communication- as they said: there is nothing to talk to in the mountains. So we had lots of reindeer meat, (that was more than appreciated after three days of mushroom diet 'coz our food reserve was over), tea and nice chating. They were wondering about our way of life like we about theirs. And total absence of socium, I think, it had really positive influence on my thinking ' coz you can see many things from "outside" that are just pure conditioning, social engineering and brainwashing. "We are programmed"-B.Gysin."
Vasha and his group SALA are going to perform in biggest Lithuanian avant-garde festival "Sumirimas" 16th November. They plan to do something around Hasan Sabah theme, so they ask for some references.
Parallelly from the Zone's side, Cosmodelia in the Interzone Coffee House asked about an article in the press identifying ben Ladden to Hassan Sabbah. There has been a lot of misinformations through the centuries about Hassan Sabbah (the legend of the Old Man and the Assassins), which has led to manipulations of his image. So it seemed urgent to me to put on line the info I had from my side, and forward it in the Coffee House : http://www.inter-zone.org/hassan2.html . Just after this, someone sent a mail a bout a briefing on Afghan culture he had had the previous day at work, the contents of which, compaired to what I have been observing myself in Afghanistan in 1974, appeared to me as racial propaganda and brainwashing. Now the contents was interesting as it contains similar false ideas as ones I have been hearing here in Europe, so it did not only represent the contents of the briefing, but widespread patterns and clichés. As a result I made an analysis of it. See at : "Peace Corps ?" http://www.inter-zone.org/peacecorps.html . I also wrote an article on the trip Baud and I made there, in the seventies , including the pics Baud has scanned for the occasion. It is going to be continued as a travel chronic. See the first page Arrival in Afghanistan: October 1974 http://www.inter-zone.org/afgh.html.
The elements I have gathered on Hassan Sabbah and Alamut since 10 years infer completely this legend: Hassan had nothing to see with terrorism, he was an ally of the French king St Louis, and of the templars against the Mongol invaders. Due to the risk of false identification between the Zone, a group of Burroughs' readers involved in art production out of professional circuits, and any ideological group invested in self destruction and destruction of other humans, I wanted to make clear that we have nothing to see with the false ideas stuck on the character of Hassan in the Western imagery. I put on the web a number of pages on the subject, with the original documents allowing anybody to see by himself what the experience of Alamut was, in the context of the crusades : Contents of "La Convocation d'Alamut", by Nasiroddin Tusi http://www.inter-zone.org/nt.html, Hassan Sabbah: enough lies !!!!!!!! http://www.inter-zone.org/hassan2.html, La stratégie des ismaéliens http://www.inter-zone.org/hassanstrat.html , Joinville : Le Vieux de la Montagne et saint Louis http://www.inter-zone.org/joinville.html , L'origine des croisades http://www.inter-zone.org/crusades.html, " Peacecorps ?" http://www.inter-zone.org/peacecorps.html, A Thanksgiving Prayer by William S. Burroughs http://www.inter-zone.org/thanks.html & Hassan i Sabbah by Brion Gysin - Excerpts from "Here to Go - Planet R 101" by Brion Gysin and Terry Wilson : http://www.inter-zone.org/hassan3.html . I looked for a serious source of information on the subject and found a biography of Hassan on the web from Eastern source which made clear that the legend was inventions . This was in the site of the Heritage Society: First Ismaili Electronic Library and Database: http://ismaili.net/~heritage/lib.html , related to the Agha Khan , descendant of Hassan Sabbah. I wrote to the web master of the site to ask for more information, explaining the situation. He has been sending a URL containing a huge source of information http://www.ismaili.net/histoire/history06/content600.html . As a result, this seems to me the most reliable source, and as an Ismaelian one, the most documented on the subject.
Shelter for the Zone :
As a result of those events, some Zoners think about leaving US, not only for security reasons, but also for money reasons: no job, or worthless ones. Same here . Though some Zoners in Africa and Lebanon plan to come to Europe. As far as I can see, France has the vigipirate plan , which has unpleasant consequences for the citizens . The life in Belgium is quiet, as usual, and as far as I can see after one year, more free than France at different levels. The city is a melting pot of immigrants coming from everywhere, and it's a kind of Interzone (The nurses I work with are Italian, Russian, Moroccan, French, etc.). Belgian people are simple, not pretentious, enjoying life, the country is close to France Holland and Germany. So if you want, we can gather here and make a commercial society with the Interzone creations (see the Catalogue http://www.inter-zone.org/catal1.html) and put up an academy. The context might be good as well as the place is going to host production studios of the Creations du Dragon http://www.creationsdudragon.com/ in two or three years. A commercial status would allow us to solve the 3 months visa problem. :) Necessary condition : to have someone graduated in business studies, as I am not good at that. If we rent a place, sharing the rent should make it affordable. Well, see what you think...
Following the mail of someone asking info on dreamachine making, I have put the mail and the answer in a page : Dreamachine class, to gather the questions people can have and the way we can solve the difficulties. See at : http://www.inter-zone.org/dmclass.html . To be completed. The page with the dreamachine plans at http://www.interpc.fr/mapage/westernlands/dreamachine.html has been remade. For the whole info on the dreamachine, you can go to http://www.inter-zone.org/dm.html
Anthony Rousseau has just passed his post-diploma at the Fine Arts School with the congratulations of the jury for his Cdrom , "SAMPLING STORIES". It allows a writing/reading of the art work as a cut-up. I have just received it and have not explored it completely yet, but I have seen the videos the galleries are on line at http://www.inter-zone.org/anthony.html and following pages. You can join Anthony about it at : firstname.lastname@example.org and get the CDrom from him.
Lee Gerstmann's books are for sale at Bookzone.com : http://www.bookzone.com/bookzone/10003856.html http://www.bookzone.com/bookzone/10003857.html http://www.bookzone.com/bookzone10003858.html http://www.bookzone.com/bookzone/10003859.html
New pages in the sites :
In Inter-zone.org :
Dalton Vrij :Tying Off : http://www.inter-zone.org/seattlespoon.html
Dreamachine class : http://www.inter-zone.org/dmclass.html
In the new rubric : Pages dedicated to Hassan Sabbah : http://www.inter-zone.org/hassanpages.html
Qui était Hassan I Sabbâh ? Nasiroddin Tusi: "La Convocation d'Alamut" http://www.inter-zone.org/hassan.html Sommaire http://www.inter-zone.org/nt.html
Ismailian source of information on Hassan Sabbah and Alamut http://www.ismaili.net/histoire/history06/content600.html
Hassan Sabbah: enough lies !!!!!!!! http://www.inter-zone.org/hassan2.html
La stratégie des ismaéliens http://www.inter-zone.org/hassanstrat.html
Joinville : Le Vieux de la Montagne et saint Louis http://www.inter-zone.org/joinville.html
L'origine des croisades Isabelle Aubert-Baudron http://www.inter-zone.org/crusades.html
Mohammad Iqbal : "Le Temps est un glaive" http://www.inter-zone.org/iqbal.html
" Peacecorps ?" http://www.inter-zone.org/peacecorps.html &
A Thanksgiving Prayer by William S. Burroughs http://www.inter-zone.org/thanks.html
Agent Izzy & Agent Baud: Arrival in Afghanistan: October 1974 : http://www.inter-zone.org/afgh.html
Hassan i Sabbah by Brion Gysin Excerpts from "Here to Go - Planet R 101" by Brion Gysin and Terry Wilson
The following pages have been remade :
How to make a cheap and simple dreamachine : http://www.interpc.fr/mapage/westernlands/dreamachine.html
The Time of the Naguals : http://www.interpc.fr/mapage/westernlands/tn.html
The Last Words of Hassan I Sabbah by William Burroughs: Interzone translations : http://www.interpc.fr/mapage/westernlands/Derniersmots.html
Philosophy and history : http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Crete/9445/dptphilo.html
General semantics: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Crete/9445/dpt-gs.html
Medical research: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Crete/9445/dptmedic.html
Stratégies de non-contrôle : http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Crete/9445/snc1.html
- envers soi-même http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Crete/9445/snc1.html
- envers les autres http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Crete/9445/snc2.html
In the other Zoner's sites :
New site by Gary Leeming : Grazulis at http://web.ukonline.co.uk/gary.leeming/index1.htm http://web.ukonline.co.uk/gary.leeming/writing/ca_imgs1.htm
Lucaspicford's site : Please stop by my WSB tribute page at www.lucaspickford.com and click on Interzone. There's some cool stuff there.
Bernard BACOS <email@example.com> L'histoire de Gloria :
http://members.aol.com/gburning/gloria1.htm Le Paris branché des années 70 : http://come.to/paris70
Orne Batmagoo URL : www.multimania.com/larves , www.mysinsemilla.com, www.multimania.com/realistique, www.contagions.com , www.multimania.com/findutravail
Ricardo Mbarak <firstname.lastname@example.org> Site of Maureen Sale
Agency (photographers and illustrators)http://www.maureensale.com
Yahoo clubs :
* The Resistance Underground club http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/theresistanceunderground Grovetta created last month has been particularly active. See the new illustrations in the galery. For joining, ask email@example.com
* Lazarusdreaming : The Flowers of Evil": http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/theflowersofevil
* "THE INTERZONE COFFEE HOUSE" : http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/theinterzonecoffeehouse . New photos in the galery.
* EL GORGO's NOVA MOB : http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/novamob: William S. Burroughs Research Club
* "BINDA 23" <http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/binda23 , dedicated to the music project.
* Amy Balot BURROUGHS'TAPE RECORDER : http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/burroughstaperecorder
* Jonathan "PURPLE HOUSE" : http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/purplehouse
* Jazzresin <firstname.lastname@example.org > :
http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/ambavant23gardeink Apo33 mp3 : http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/63/apo-33.html
* leah_sublime "Dandy In The Glass House". http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/dandyintheglasshouse
* Chapel Perilous.http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/chapelperilous
The news since the report of September are on line at : http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Crete/9445/News25.html & http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Crete/9445/News26.html
This report will be on the web at http://www.inter-zone.org/reportoct01.html and in French at http://www.inter-zone.org/reportoct01fr.html
All the best from Europe. :)
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