Unofficial aftermovie. Trippy enough to get you hyped for the festival season!
Written and directed by Giorgia Gaia. She also has a freely available paper on the subject.
The video explores the experience of psychedelic gnosis as it occurs in participants during psychedelic trance festivals, focusing on particular techniques involved in this process. Psychedelic gnosis is the practice of self-discovery and re-connection with a cosmic consciousness facilitated by the use of a wide range of psychedelic techniques and practices, including but not limited to psychoactive compounds, that facilitate ‘mind manifesting’. The video outlines what chai, charas and changa are, their historical origin and their symbolic and practical function in relation to the psychedelic gnosis process as experienced by participants during psytrance festivals. It includes first-hand observations, videos and quotes from the interviews conducted with participants and with Julian Palmer, the man who claims to have invented Changa.
When this post will be published I will be in the Lost Festival with two other members of this site!
This video starts off with a couple of people that have a hard time leaving the festival ground last year and than shows a bit of the madness that went down. I Hope it’s as good in 2013 as well 🙂
If I have a wish for this festival it’s that Simon Posford will give a surprise set 🙂
Boaz and I were @ Ozora Festival this summer, 5 days of pure psychedelic experiments !
When you take time to get to the main floor by a sunny afternoon, it’s like opening the doors of a parallel world…
Here is a 25 minutes sample of what you might experience on the main floor !
take a sight inside …
Held on the first full-moon night of the lunar year, the Lantern Festival is commonly regarded as one of the most important and romantic festivals in Taiwan. The festival is celebrated with lantern making, lantern riddle games, and displays of glittering decorative lanterns.
The origin of the festival lies in the festive activities of an agricultural people celebrating the lengthening of daylight hours and the coming of spring after the New Year. Other legends have it that the festival was actually started by an emperor of the Han dynasty (206 B.C. – 220 A.D.), who was a devout Buddhist and who ordered his people to display lights on the fifteenth night of the first month of the lunar year to pay respects to Buddha. According to the same legend, holding torches or lanterns on this night makes it easier to see deities descending from heaven to give blessings to the earth. Yet another legend has it that in the Tang dynasty, the emperors would celebrate the festival by ordering hundreds of beautiful women to sing and dance with lanterns in the brightly lit plaza. These festive activities gradually spread to the common people and developed into the most popular festival in the year after Chinese New Year. The festival is also called the Little New Year. In the old days, these festivities, together with the celebrations for the Chinese New Year, would last for as long as forty-five days. Nowadays the festival lasts for a week.
I don’t go to zoos. A zoo is a sad place invented by animals that have lost contact with their animalistic parts. You have to loose contact with your animalistic part in order to think of such a twisted concept as a zoo. But this video is from one of the most beautiful zoos in the world. I love being a part of a zoo, all I need is some music to go bananas to.
Pretty good for 2nd year animation students, I would say!