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Once, for a brief moment in time I had been transported to another dimension or visited by a time traveler.  It was a normal day at my retail job, in a store that had low customer volume and sometimes there would only be two shoppers in the entire store. The […]

A Window in Time: The Green Caddy

Fresh off the astral presses, a brand new zine! For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term, a zine is a small, usually self published work, with small circulation.  Think indy magazine, but usually with low production value and strange and/or obscure topics. Nonopticon will be a mostly […]

Nonopticon Issue One-December 15

Check out part one here. Know Thyself. I’m sure we’ve all heard this term at some point in our mundane lives.  It’s one of those little tidbits that have withstood the test of time, and for good reason.  Originally inscribed on the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, this Ancient Greek aphorism […]

Know Thyself: The Curated Garden Part 2

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“If you sincerely desire a truly well-rounded education, you must study the extremists, the obscure and “nutty.” You need the balance! Your poor brain is already being impregnated with middle-of-the-road crap, twenty-four hours a day, no matter what. Network TV, newspapers, radio, magazines at the supermarket… even if you never […]

High Weirdness Part 1: The Roots of the Absurd

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I was at a local coffee shop the other night, outside on the deck.  It was pretty packed, so we were close enough to be in hearing distance to the group of guys sitting at the next table over.  It was a conversation that was at that certain volume that […]

Social Media and the Magick of Dispersion

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I’m always coming across arguments discussions on the internet about which of the ancient pantheon of gods is the ‘most authentic’ or which ones are nothing but the syncretic equivalent of reality TV, empty of any sort of substance.  It always kind of bothers me that, for one, those with […]

There Is No Truth: Direct Experience and Dogma

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Consumerism Gone Wild I’ve been thinking a lot about the importance of green spaces in our lives, and more importantly about the fact that our access to them is dwindling as fast as property developers are snatching up our forest and natural resources. The reason it’s so fresh on my […]

A Tale of Consumerism: Of Wild & Green Places Lost

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Well, it’s time to kick off the inaugural project of this blog, the raison d’etre for making a blog to eject one’s internal dialogue into the great wild expanse of the internet. There are a few (thousand) things on my mind, but I’ll be attempting to focus them down into post sized […]

Intention Made Manifest: The Curated Garden Part 1

Check out these awesome portraits by Juan Osorio of snake enthusiast Evan Wexler. He’s shown wearing authentic garb from Papa New Guinea with an extremely rare Boelen’s python.  In the right lighting the Boelen’s Python displays an iridescent sheen, captured here by the photographer. Apparently the makeup process took 5 hours […]

Fantastic Portraits of a Snake Charmer

Take a guess when these images were created?  Looks like the typical surreal digital art that people are producing these days? Right? Wrong! These images were created by the architect Étienne-Louis Boullée who was born February 12, 1728. He was a master of neoclassical architecture, studying in Paris and later going on […]

The Surreal Monumental Cenotaphs of Boullée