Belief

Belief often crops up in conversation, I list a couple. The photo above is of an old fascination in belief, Sufism, the whirling dervishes. For a time I tried to whirl. Quite a belief, whirling to become still. Belief might be religious or opinion. I believe in many things, then there are facts. I also believe in something other. Belief is central to the human condition, what do you believe? Is it true?

Consciousness

Having been in coma for 3 months and the subsequent research I now believe consciousness is everything, not just an epiphenomenon of the brain. In the videos below theorists suggest rather than matter the universe is consciousness. Matter doesn’t exist but we have imagined it as the stage for interaction between conscious agents. There is collective consciousness and individual conscious agents. Our individuality is altered consciousness of the collective, multiple personality disorder. They question the existence of matter without consciousness. Science too questions the independent existence of matter saying particles require perception to exist. In quantum mechanics entanglement theory, perception is required for particles to actualise a state. An idea proven in physics by the ‘double slit’ experiment as they explore the connection between matter and consciousness.

Music

I played bass and sang in the Melbourne band The Silent Reach 

  • Madradeus
  • This Mortal Coil
  • Craig Armstrong
  • Max Righter
  • Mahler, Bach
  • David Sylvian
  • Ryuchi Sakamoto
  • Art of fighting
  • Tinder Sticks
  • Crime and the City Solution
  • Joy Division
  • Groove Armada
  • Died Pretty
  • Pete Murphy
  • Nick Cave
  • Steve Kilby
  • The Church
  • Bauhaus
  • Djivian Gasparyan
  • Durutti Column
  • Duraffle
  • Faure
  • Michael Nyman
  • Low
  • Sigur Ros
  • Dead can Dance
  • Gavin Bryars
  • GB3
  • Johann Johansson
  • Handel
  • Tan Dun
  • Schubert
  • Gorecki

BOOKS

  • The Trial
  • The Castle
  • Our Hearts, my Face, as Brief as Photos
  • To the Wedding
  • Here is Where We Meet
  • Narcissus and Goldmund
  • Siddhartha
  • Steppenwolf
  • The Last Temptation of Christ
  • Zorba the Greek
  • Nausea
  • The Age of Reason
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Fictions
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Film

  • Space Odyssey 2001
  • Tenet
  • Solaris
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Nostalgia
  • Gattaca
  • Prosperous Books
  • The Wings of Desire
  • Franny and Alexander
  • Koyanisquatsi
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
  • Powaquatsi
  • Dogville
  • Transcendence
  • Babette’s Feast
  • Coffee and Cigarettes
  • Ex Machina

Travel

  • Deutschland
  • Singapore
  • Australia
  • France
  • England
  • Morocco
  • Egypt
  • Turkey
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • India
  • Thailand
  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Phillipines
  • Greece
  • Vietnam
  • Bali
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • China
  • Spain
  • Ireland
  • Yugoslavia
  • Czech Republic
  • Croatia
  • Scotland
  • Taiwan
  • New Caledonia
  • Myanmar
  • USA

Videos