Jully 12th 98
I had more computer problems recently and had to have
it repaired again. So I lost the mail of 2 days : Ramuntcho, if you get this, I lost the E-mail and URL you
had sent some hours before it collapsed.
Following the changes in the following sites :
a bulletin board , recordings, videos, and more to come soon.
Gary's site mainly on writings : ("The Report" - "Le Carrefour des
Impasses", etc…) http://web.ukonline.co.uk/gary.leeming/index.htm
Gary is also prepairing a
site on buddhism.
Pierre has been gathering musics
and recordings of the translation.
I send him the audio tapes some of you sent me, as
well as to Foe.
Agent Zero's new illustration site : http://www.shachat.com
we can now make an academy on the web gathering data in different domains
. Foe proposes to make a bulletin board where we could exchange
Here are the main subjects presently :
Help presently needed, Economical
organization, Medical infos, Communes, General
semantics, Quantic vision of man and of the world, Non-aristotelian
functions and use of writing, Structure of Interzone.
Help presently needed :
è At the moment, two guys in the group are asking for solutions : Chaya in Lebanon, who is having a
really hard time with his surroundings and needs to find a safe place because
he is in physical danger there. He is a 20 yo studdent in gestion. See his
writings at :
the story Feminine happened to one of his friends. You can write to him at :
And Koulin in Africa, (Cote d’Ivoire), who just lost
his job and has big money problems. He looks for continuing his studdies of ingeneer in France,
has a girl friend and daughter.
Also two people have problems with kicking habbits. One is looking for a doc in US, and Jim, the Interzone doc, is in holidays at the moment.
Here we are confronted to facts and to real situations
we deal with in our everyday life. How can Interzone
become the refuge we intended to build at the beguinning ? ("The Zone protects its own") The psychic refuge works great, but sometimes a more substantial help
than cheerings is needed, even if those remain very
Until now, Jim, the doc, has been really helpful and
could handle all the requests sent to him (he even cured my bronchitis). But
when he is not here, and in front of problems out of the medical area, we lack
quick and effective solutions. How can we get organized to give it ?
Pierre thinks we should put up a place able to welcome Interzone
members permanently and proposes we buy the Beat Hotel in Paris, where
Burroughs and Gysin made the first experiments of the dreamachine
with Ian Sommerville’s plans. Through his job he is
introduced into the artistic scene here and thinks that Burroughs’ fans in the
scene might support it. Hey ! the
idea looks great to me. What do you think ? No risk to
sp^read the idea. I postulate as a cook (no kidding),
if you take me as such. J
Other opportunity, complementary with the Beat Hotel : put up something in the country side here (near
Poitiers, 1.30 hour far from to Paris by train), where the land is the cheapest
of France, and the region very nice So we would have two places allowing to
answer our different needs (see below : in Communes).
If any of you is interested in this, let me know.
Economical organization :
For the moment we have not dealt with money as a
group, except for testing if we could get organized together to create
something, and sell it : Pierre made it with the tee-shirts, and demonstrated
we could (by the way, I still got 3 left). It was not a financial operation,
but this was not the aim : the important point is that
we can make it. Testing different experiments involving very smalls
sums of money allow more freedom without taking risks.
Untill now, money has not interfered in our common work. But if we make the CD
and sell it, or publish our writings, we shall have to take it in account. And
if we do not fix before a common base of agreement for its use, distribution, etc…, it may lead to conflicts, which I want to avoid,
because we never had any involving money untill now.
Also being from different countries from the East and
the West, we need to consider the present economical context and see if we can
find ways at our scale to avoid its repercussions in the frame of our East-West
As far as I am concerned, in case my writings would be
published, I'd like a part of the benefit got to a common fund of the Zone,
which we could use then to make other things which require money, and which we
would determine altogether, in function of our priorities.
The directions I have worked on about the economical
organization and which I can propose are the following points
to fulfill our needs, which is not possible
for isolated individuals, but becomes possible at the scale of a group of 350
people, thanks to the diversity of the capacities.
Medical infos :
* people of Interzone
presently treated or taking care of people themselves which kind of place would
they like to be taken care of compaired to what they
have experimented until now, which type of therapy would they like to follow, etc…
nurses, therapists, healers, etc.
* anybody in the
group interested in bringing elements
Which types of commune do we intend to settle and where ?
According to which needs and means ?
some needs a shelter, some need a way of life independant
of the economical present context, some want a gay commune, some need a place
to be taken care of, some want a peaceful place to come from time to time, rest
, create altogether, some want to put up a physical academy, etc.
So the communes can have different shapes
: a common big place or a common organization between people living in
è For people who need a shelter, we can settle an autonomous place for
the food, where people would earn money in proportion of needed, through a bar,
a hotel, artistical activities, performances, selling
of creations of Interzone (recordings, videos,
writings, etc…) This might be possible in many
countries , first in renting a place altogether, and then see on the base of
this experiment if we want to go on.
General semantics :
I got a personal documentation on it which I want to
put at Interzone's disposal as it is more accessible
than most of the doc on the net. This is the method I've been using untill now (see Ministry of Persons :
and the trap doors in it which lead to the following pages :
Introduction to general semantics :
summing up of the principles of GS: http://semantiquegenerale.free.fr/Articles/IntroSGENG.htm
& "Les trois étapes de l'évolution de l'Occident : Aristote, Descartes, Korzybski : trois visions de l'homme et du monde." http://www.interpc.fr/mapage/westernlands/ADK.html
Quantic vision of man and of the world :
Putting up a new quantic vision of man and the world
allowing to take in account levels of reality the map of Newton did not.
è restructurate human
domains we deal with according to this new map.
The present human sciences, based upon rationalist
paradigm, do not allow to explain some domains we may experiment which are
bound to expansion of conscience ( synchronicities, non ordinary reality, dreams, dreamachine,
We can organize exchanges relating these experiments,
and try to understand what's going on the base of our respective elements.
Talking about it allows to understand we are not alone
to live this, and to get to a result superior to the sum of us (third mind : law of non-additivity)
functions and use of writing :
Starting from Korzybski's, Burroughs’ and Gysin’s
data, we can use writing not only in a literary aim, but also according to its
non-aristotelian function of time-binding
(writing binds the writer and the readers through space-time) and its magic
function (writing used to make things happen (Brion
Gysin : "Magic is about making it happen") : the writer writes
a scenario which becomes possible for the readers to apply it if they decide
it; this also fits to the traditional function of art).
It comes out from this first year experiment that we
are aware of Burroughsian concepts and immediately
understand each other when we talk about them and use them. So this source of
knowledge is immediately accessible to us, and allows us to make common
experiments since the beginning of the group (dreamachine,
dreams, Third Mind, etc…).
But the domains in question here are not understandable on the base of the
Euclidian nor Newtonian paradigms : they required
quantic physics for Burroughs could experiment them, get an idea of what‘s
going on, and then give of his experiments an understandable map, allowing to
see the facts under another angle.
As a result, we got de facto a kind of monopoly of
knowledge in those domains, as handling them requires to get
the data and experiment them by oneself, which takes some years if we
want to test the most of Burroughs’ assertions. Hence, we have to find a way to
function which allows us to use those specificities of our group.
Structure of Interzone :
Structure of human organism (cft.
the French biologist Henri Laborit's discoveries) and
consequences on the structure of human organization and societies
: how to put up a group structure (Interzone)
similar to the structure of human organismè respect of oneself and the others,
complementarity, inter-disciplinarity, informational
openness. The similarity of structure allows to put up harmonious group relationships , answering the needs of our organism, and to
avoid the ones due to power relationships (hierarchic structures). It seems we
have spontaneously adopted it without necessarily being aware of it, and the
results we got allow to evaluate its efficiency.
Here are the main points at the moment. Any other info, direction, angle, etc…, welcome (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org)
As a holiday home-work (he he
he) you can see what you think and want do in all this.
You can keep on sending E-mails ,
I don't move at the moment and will tell you if I do. I will send the next
report on the 21th as usual.
Thanks for your work, participation, mails, cheerings, etc…
Have great fun and take care.
Go to the forum on the academy.
Or to the site Interzone
Academy on Geocities
Or to the Report of July 21st 1998,
Or to the menu