Not long after this, Alaura and E scraped together coum money and coumissioned a close friend and individual John Gosling to build us a Dreamachine large enough to be used by several TOPI individuals and allies simultaneously, and robust enough to be transported to appropriate rituals without damage. He cut each hole out ov sheet aluminium laboriously, then fixed thee Dreamachine to a circular base on wheels. Thee motor he used could run clockwise or anti clockwise.
Five seats could be arranged around thee whole unit for viewers, their feet resting coumfortably on thee circular case. Light stimulus still came from a domestic lightbulb in thee centre. WR viewed this as a potent magickal laboratory, built for serious ongoing research and travelling.
During thee first seven yera public cycle ov T.O.P.Y. (Thee Temple Ov Psychick Youth Nett-Work) we carried out many investigations ov our Dreamachine.
Coumtimes individuals would use it alone. Coumtimes two, coumtimes permutations up to 5. We experimented with sexualities, Males and Females separate, in coumbinations. In thee later stages ov this period, children. Coum individuals had heard ov thee Dreamachine and its claimed effects, others had not. Thee split between coumplete ignorance in advance and coum prior knowledge was almost exactly 50/50. During this period too, we circulated thee plans throughout our network to thee extent that several hundred individuals are researching thee cumulative effects ov Dreamachines, and approximately 100 are incorporating them into serious Magickal rituals on a monthly basis. All ov this work is being collated and evaluated privately.
During this period we have also noted coum quite unexpected phenomena. These are briefly described below. All those described were witnessed by non-aligned casual visitors who saw, felt, heard, experienced exactly thee same phenomena as we did ourselves. Normally, these neutral visitors were more suprised than we were at what occurred. To us, they were all confirmation ov what we already knew, butter physical and concrete enough to be exciting reinforcement all thee same.
Caresse was four yeras old. She had grown accoustomed to thee Dreamachine in thee living room, and our sitting around its flickering light, eyes closed. One evening she asked if she could use it with two friends- We explained that she had to be still, patient, and not to lean into it too far, or it would hit her nose! She agreed.
This was thee first time it had occurred to us to allow a child to use it. It seemed a good check on our level ov self-delusion, if there was any. Caresse sat cross-legged on a chair, her face about 6 inches from thee Dreamachine surface. There was no other source ov illumination in thee room. Thee music playing was Joujouka.
The rest ov us were seated coum feet away, watching and relaxing. After a few minutes, we whispered to each other how still and concentrated Caresse was. We had expected her to fidget and get bored. She was quite clearly entranced. Her face began to look more and more beatific, little smiles ebbing and flowing on her face just as they might if she were watching a cartoon or fairy story movie. Whatever she was seeing was certainly pleasing and occupying. After about 20 minutes our attention had ebbed, until our friend Cheryl nudged Alaura and E urgently. Cheryl pointed to Caresse. Without a word being spoken to us we could see why she had redirected our attention to Caresse. What we saw was quite unlike anything we have seen before or since. Caresse's face was physically changing shape. Thee nearest parallel was thee film "Altered States". As she coumtinued to gaze, eyes closed into thee flickering Dreamachine light, her face became gradually more and more Neolithic. Bulges appeared, muscles tightened, until she looked like one ov our ancient ancestors must have looked. It was very strange, and NOT a trick ov thee light, for several ov us observed it, and moved closer to be sure. Presumably this phenomena can be explained as an innate butter rarely seen ability ov thee facial muscles to drastically alter thee physical shaping ov a face. Thee question remains: why would this occur in a non-pre-primed 4 year old? Also, even accepting there was a physiological possibility ov HOW it occurred, what does this phenomena imply generally, and about thee Dreamachine in particular? We saw thee equivalent ov an animated film, showing a backwards regression through human evolution ov skull and face shape from thee 1980's, all thee way back to approximately Neolithic early Humankind. We saw Caresse, quite literally, travel through Time. We saw corroborating evidence ov thee theory ov gradual evolution ov our species. We had never dreamed that thee Dreamachine could create physical phenomena so potently and clearly. Immediately after this transformation, as E got close to Caresse (about 2 feet away) she opened her eyes and started to cry. E asked her what was thee matter; she said it was "too beautiful". She said she was not frightened at all she had seen amazing colours, then animals, places, and faces. She said she liked thee Dreamachine, butter she didn't want to use it agen for a while. She seemed to sense coumthing powerful had occurred.
One day Alaura and E were using thee Dreamachine. A friend sitting in thee room said later that they had seen a blue light around thee top ov thee Dreamachine. They assumed it was a hallucination, though they felt a little odd. We retired to our bedroom not long afterwards. Alaura saw a blue cloud, very spectral, coum through our closed bedroom door and settle over our bed. She pointed it out to me. E opened my eyes and saw it also. It felt as if it were intelligent energy, and not malevolent in any way.
After a few minutes, it disappeared.
On many occasions we have had a circle ov five adults around thee Dreamachine holding hands. Left over right. Transmit, receive. We have coumpared notes afterwards ov FIGURATIVE images seen. Linking hands definitely increases apparent telepathy within a group. This stays for a few hours. Regular circles ov this type generally have a cumulative telepathic and empathogenic effect ov varying degrees on all individuals ov such a circle.
There appears to be no difference in sensitivity between Male, Female or transexual.
During one early session E intuitively began to whisper, exhaling quite forcibly, making a "SSSSSSSSS" sound. Because our large Dreamachine is robust, it has no outer perspex shield. The effect ov thee aluminium cut-outs spinning so fast is that it "Cuts-Up" thee sound ov thee breath, modulating it at different frequencies.
My excitement was initially at thee novelty ov this extension ov possibility. E soon noticed, however, that E was more able to control thee visual images E was receiving by thee variation ov breath, modulation, frequency and depth. E could 'hold', 'freeze-frame', loosen and shatter images; though E could not, nor did E wish to, control their content. Overall brightness tended to increase also. E suggested to Alaura that she copy this effect by breath projection on thee Dreamachine. She found that it expanded thee possibilities as well. Utilisation ov breath has since becoum a standard procedure for all users ov our Dreamachine. It was random chance (n.b. - "How Random IS Random?") that practical expediency in choice ov materials led to this discovery ov thee sonic qualities ov Dreamachines. It is acoumpletely new development and extension. We wished that we could tell i Brion, who had died, ov this further reinforcement ov thee magickal potency ov his discovery. We knew he would be pleased and fascinated. Thee levels ov exploration since developed in coumjunction with Andrew M.McKenzie in this area, using precise recording and layering techniques which are documented elsewhere in thispackage.
Only one individual has claimed no real result so far in our Dreamachine experiments.
This is Jordi Vails ov 'Vagina Dentata Organ'. He saw only black and white, and almost zero animation ov any kind. We have no explanation for this at this stage. We have not yet tried him a second or consecutive times on thee Dreamachine. We do intend to when logistics ov life allow.
Coumclusions. Thee Dreamachine can quite literally INVOKE. It can call out that same blue light mentioned in high Egyptian magic and in Sufi texts. Thee same energy Dervish Dance calls out, and which is received and then earthed by thee pointing ov thee hands up and down from and to thee Earth IS this Light/Energy.
Thee Dreamachine can facilitate 'lucid dreaming' outside thee normal coumsiderations ov space and time. Thee Dreamachine can generate physiological manifestations ov these altered states. Thee Dreamachine is a practical process ov accelerating Empathogenic bonding within groups working in psychic territories. Thee Dremachine has acoustic abilities that reinforce and expand all thee above and any individuals control over them.
In thee beginning was light. Light spinning created energy, energy spinning created an implosion that created galaxies ov light spinning. Thee galaxies spinning in spirals create Space by their presence within infinity, and this is mirrored down to electron microscope images ov thee structure ov matter and genetics. Light and Space generate life, and Life measures Light and Space to create Time.
This may not fit thee accepted coumcepts ov thee Creation, or ov Science. Butter what it is hinting at is a finding ov a picture ov thee keys ov thee mysteries. Thee Dreamachine is an invocation, just like that ov an oracular seer on a tower in thee desert, creating waking visions by thee cutting up ov sunliqht with their fast moving hand across their eyes, their prophecies guiding destinies. It is a model ov thee internal Universe, and thee means ov travel within and through it as far as we dare venture. It is a model ov creation, ov what once was light, that we belittled and corrupted as Gods. it is a way in to every simultaneous aspect ov reality and unreality, thee destroyer ov dualism. Magick is for all, just as evolutions have to be for all. Where language ends, thankfully, non-thinking begins, and, in a pure state ov receptive non-thinking, UNDERSTANDING unravels (Thee Snake Ov Time). Thee metaphorical significance ov this map is profound. This plan ov creation does not just apply to Art, or redefine thee exactness ov applying Arab script, or hciroglyphic script to find your picture for thee most essential and wordless coumcepts, if and when articulation through language is enforced upon us to encode "Holy" knowledge.
Within this system are coumtained all archetypes, symbols, neurological equations and powers, every picture ever seen, every surface ever magnified; pre-Gods and post-Gods; every Threshold and Abyss, every incarnation and ancestor.
Whether it be actuality or allegory, accessible to every individual to their own degree ov absorption, no more no less, is an opportunity to observe thee History and meaning ov thee Universal Light.
Brighton 23 July 1989
Era Maximus (rising)