Monday, December 10, 2007
Toot and Come In, it's Shane Gorilla
So Egypt and Tibet ,Younghusband and Al Crowley , a host of daring explorer Nazis, Art Deco and Monster movies. One has the natural pilamids and the other the artificial mountains. both realms impressed the Western World and converts grew into new magickal societies, while The Orthodox Jews, Moslems and Christians waited until they could find another reason to fight over land to take their mind off the lack of 'wonder' proferred by the Big 3. Various high-rankers gleeped off into Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Lamaism, Taoism, Native Indian Religion, Hinduism, until all the names and gods and wild wierd colourfluality concentrated into Albert Hoffman's drop of LSD in 1943, holding all that within it until the 1960s when all those distilled daimons, genii, gods and taras romped passionate and gleeful through bleary eyed mothers breast-feeding the Nouvelle Wunderkind
Younghusband entered Tibet in 1904 around the same time Crowley received the Book of the Law in Egypt.
The Chinese , never ones to find their water supply cut off by white ghosts off their head on religion and mescaline, swooped in under the cover of the Great Leap Forward, ousted the Ocean Priest [Dalai Lama], who then devised an excellent Exiles marketing campaign, keeping them in clover and the honest side of the Western Freedom [ Dalai or F-16, your choice] Actor and Celebrity Just Cause Society.
The Romany, the Rom are often called Gypsys from the mistaken belief that they hailed from Egypt when they apparently came from Northern India
The whole Tibetan thing went different on the screen, no screaming outside the Chinese Embassy, but High Magic, Supernatural powers and an xcellent wardrobe.
JL , at Inside the Cosmic Cube's Comments mentions THE CHAMPIONS while a few years earlier Hilton wrote Paradise Lost or LOST HORIZON. The other was Milton, Milton Hilton.
Hey lets go to the Milton Hilton , see Paris as Alice.
Lutcher Stark built his own Shangri-La in ORANGE , Texas, in 1937 but it got snowstormed into oblivion in 1958. In 2002 The Stark Foundation reopened it on a much larger scale but made a place dedicated to Lutcher called The garden of the BLUE MOON
The Champion drew one in , super but human powers , no lycra or steroid muscles, or dealing with a face that needs a mask. I remember the 1st episode, lots of flashbax, snow and seemingly pleasant healing methods. Those images instilled me with the power to read fast, as well as heal myself of most ailments through the power of mind, write blogs and work out alternate ways to load pictures with the help of others, take off my shoes one by one,communicate over vast distances, tell an amusing story , spell 'liaison' properly but always under the expert tutelage of Alexandra Bastedo-Sharon McCready, my first female guide.