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VYS0033 | Battle-Owl vs Sci-fi Centipede - Vayse to Face with Loren Fetterman - Show Notes

In this episode artist, illustrator, esoteric free-thinker and Hine's tattoo-artist of choice, Loren Fetterman, completely blows Hine and Buckley's minds in a mushroom cloud of psychedelics, synchro-mysticism and inner astrology. Loren gives Hine and Buckley a whirlwind tour of his unique, self-styled brand of magick, detailing how he brings back and integrates life-changing ideas from this trips, how he invented a mirror point calendar system and bone watch to track his own personal symmetry, how he uses insight meditation to understand the recurring fractal cycles and patterns which form his life and wider reality and how he summoned a Battle-Owl to defeat an attacking Sci-fi Centipede formed entirely from his baby photos... (recorded 13 December 2023)

Thanks to Loren for being so generous with his time and insights and thanks, as always to Keith for impressive work on the show notes - give Keith a follow on bluesky: @peakflow.bsky.social

Loren Fetterman online

Loren’s website
Loren on Instagram
Article Based in Loren's Disertation

Hine’s Intro

Goth subculture - Wikipedia
Blind Date (British game show) - Wikipedia
Graham Skidmore (’Our Graham’) - Wikipedia
Tattoo artist - Wikipedia
Synchromysticism - Wikipedia
Mixed martial arts - Wikipedia
Caged Fighters 2: Johnathan Proctor vs Loren Fetterman - YouTube
The Paradox of Confiding in (Near) Strangers - PsychologyToday.com
UFO conspiracy theories - Disclosure - Wikipedia
Ceremonial (Ritual) magic - Wikipedia
Meditation - Wikipedia
Shadow work - Insider.com
Psychedelic drug - Wikipedia
Todmorden - Wikipedia

Where is Loren from, and what was the point at which he realised that there was more to life, and reality, and consciousness, than is described in consensus reality?

Berlin - Wikipedia
Fall of the Berlin Wall - Wikipedia
Sky News report (1989): The Fall Of The Berlin Wall - YouTube
Virginia - Wikipedia
Game design - Wikipedia
Dungeons and Dragons - Wikipedia
Martial arts - Wikipedia
Psychedelic drug - Wikipedia
Ninja - Wikipedia
The Matrix (1999 film) - Wikipedia
The Matrix (1999) Official Trailer - YouTube
The Last Samurai (2003 film) - Wikipedia
The Last Samurai (2003) Official Trailer - YouTube
Psychedelic experience - Wikipedia
Entity encounters and the therapeutic effect of the psychedelic mystical experience - AKJournals.com
Kundalini - Wikipedia
Qigong (chi gung) - Wikipedia
Shaolin Monastery - Wikipedia
How to make a Qi (Chi) ball - YouTube
Jiddu Krishnamurti - Wikipedia
Charles Webster Leadbeater - Wikipedia
Theosophical Society - Wikipedia
The Luminous Life Of The"Anti-Guru": Jiddu Krishnamurti - YouTube
Truth is a Pathless Land by J. Krishnamurti - Goodreads
Meditation - Wikipedia
The Shamanic Journey - ShamanLinks.net
Animal Spirit Guides - PsychicLibrary.com
Astral projection - Wikipedia
Lucid Dreaming - Wikipedia
Kenshō - Wikipedia
Time - Stanford.edu
Cyclic view of time in the philosophy of history - Britannica.com
Religious Studies - Wikipedia
Rudolf Steiner - Wikipedia
Qi (Chi) - Wikipedia
Imagination - Wikipedia
Shaolin monk bends spears with neck - YouTube
Tai Chi - Wikipedia
Bad trip - Wikipedia
Pure Guava (1992 album)
Ween (band) - Wikipedia
Mind–body dualism - Wikipedia

What is the link between imagination, creativity, and reality, and can imagination and creativity be used to manipulate reality?

Western esotericism - Wikipedia
Eastern esotericism - Wikipedia
Materialism (philosophy) - Wikipedia
Theory of forms (Platonic idealism) - Wikipedia
Qi (Chi) - Wikipedia
Ayahuasca - Wikipedia
Ayahuasca entities - Soul-Herbs.com
Telepathy - Wikipedia
VYS0032 | O Buddha, Where Art Thou? - Vayse to Face with Roger Jayamanne
Tibetan Buddhism - Wikipedia
Is Life a Dream? - PsychologyToday.com
Dreams Are More Real Than Anyone Thought - PsychologyToday.com

How have Loren’s first-hand experiences influenced the way in which his personal practice has developed?

First principle - Wikipedia
Bob Ross - Wikipedia
How Magic Works: A guide in theory and practice - MagicalExperiments.com
Enlightenment (spiritual) - Wikipedia
Initiation: Religious and spiritual - Wikipedia
Astral plane - Wikipedia
Angel - Wikipedia
Invocation - Wikipedia
Evocation - Wikipedia
Mother Ayahuasca: Mysterious Meeting With Divine Mother - BeholdRetreats.com

How to develop a practice in Loren’s self-guided style

How to Keep a Dream Journal – Benefits, Apps and Examples - Find-a-Therapist.com
Archetype - Wikipedia
Synchronicity - Wikipedia
Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg - Goodreads
Zen - Wikipedia

What are the patterns of life and time, and where do they come from?

Golden ratio - Wikipedia
Fractal - Wikipedia
Space-time May Have Fractal Properties on a Quantum Scale - Phys.org
Introduction to the fractality principle of consciousness and the sentyon postulate, National Library of Medicine
Cosmology - Wikipedia
Eternalism (philosophy of time) - Wikipedia
Exploring the Block Universe Theory: How Life Resembles a Movie - Medium.com
Free will - Wikipedia
Harmonic - Wikipedia
Interval (music) - Wikipedia
Musica universalis (Music of the spheres) - Wikipedia
Paul Weston’s website
Gregorian calendar - Wikipedia
Talking Magical Timing and Personal Synchronicity | Paul Weston - Rune Soup podcast

Loren’s devices: The Timepiece and the Calendar

Planetary Archetypes, PandoraAstrology.com
I Ching - Wikipedia
Bagua (trigrams) - Wikipedia
Terence McKenna - Wikipedia
The Invisible Landscape by Terence McKenna - Goodreads
Steampunk - Wikipedia
Live action role-playing game (LARP) - Wikipedia
Aura (paranormal) - Wikipedia
Garuda - Wikipedia
Muay Thai (Thai boxing) - Wikipedia
Newcastle upon Tyne - Wikipedia
What is cage fighting? - Speak-MMA.com
Waveform - Wikipedia
Goethe quote: “Music is liquid architecture…” - AZQuotes.com
Neidan (Chinese internal alchemy) - Wikipedia
Chakra - Wikipedia
Taoism (Daoism) - Wikipedia
Dark Night of the Soul: Contemporary understanding - Wikipedia
Tantra - Wikipedia
Astrology - Wikipedia
Perennial philosophy - Wikipedia

Time travel, timeloops, and Loren’s day-to-day relationship with time

Time travel - Wikipedia
Timeloops: Precognition, Retrocausation, and the Unconscious by Eric Wargo - Goodreads
Temporal paradox - Wikipedia
Śūnyatā (philosophical concept, “emptiness”) - Wikipedia
First Cause - Britannica.com
Pratītyasamutpāda (Buddhist doctrine, dependent origination)
Origami - Wikipedia
Multi-verse - Wikipedia

Loren’s initiatory mega-trip

Psilocybe cubensis - Wikipedia
Big Bang - Wikipedia
Photon - Wikipedia
Star system - Wikipedia
Tattoo - Wikipedia
Tesseract - Wikipedia
Non-dual awareness - MindOwl.org
Kundalini - Wikipedia
Carl Jung - Wikipedia
Active imagination - Wikipedia
Who is Philemon? - PhilemonFoundation.org
The Red Book (Jung) - Wikipedia
Arcturus - Wikipedia
The Starseed Signals: A Scientific-Occult Mystery (magazine article by RAW) - RAWilsonFans.de
Seven rays (concept): In Theosophy - Wikipedia
Pleiades in folklore and literature: Modern beliefs - Wikipedia
Out-of-body experience - Wikipedia
Subtle body - Wikipedia
Frank Fools Crow - Wikipedia
The Dismemberment Journey - ShamanLinks.net
Soul flight - Wikipedia
How to Know Higher Worlds By Rudolf Steiner - Goodreads
Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha by Daniel Ingram - Goodreads
Etheric body - Wikipedia
Waldorf education - Wikipedia
Sakshi (witness) - Wikipedia
Imaginative Cognition and Inspired Cognition (Steiner lecture) - RSArchive.org
W. B. Yeats - Wikipedia
A Vision - Wikipedia
A Vision by W.B. Yeats - Goodreads
Allen Ginsberg - Wikipedia
Howl (poem) - Wikipedia
Howl (poem): 1957 obscenity trial - Wikipedia
Georgie Hyde-Lees (wife of W. B. Yeats) - Wikipedia
The Phases of the Moon - YeatsVision.com
Daniel Ingram’s website

What is insight meditation, and how can someone start their own practice?

Clarification: Insight Meditation vs. Concentration, Reddit
Insight Meditation: Where The Attention Goes, InsightTimer.com
Śūnyatā (philosophical concept, “emptiness”) - Wikipedia
Anattā (“non-self” ) - Wikipedia
Concentration Meditation: Peaceful Resistance Against Invasive Tech - MindfulStoic.net
Mantra - Wikipedia
Body Scan Meditation - PositivePsychology.com
S.N. Goenka - Wikipedia
Goenka Meditation Retreats and Information - AnmolMehta.com
Samatha-vipassana (“insight meditation”) - Wikipedia
Mahasiddha - Wikipedia

Loren’s recommendations

Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha by Daniel Ingram - Goodreads
A Path with Heart by Jack Kornfield - Goodreads
How to Know Higher Worlds by Rudolf Steiner - Goodreads
Meditations on the Tarot: A Journey into Christian Hermeticism by Valentin Tomberg - Goodreads
The Life Divine by Sri Aurobindo - Goodreads
The Tindalos Asset by Caitlín R. Kiernan - Goodreads
The Fountain (2006 film) - Wikipedia
Beer Biceps podcast
The Power of Tantra - My Deep Dive with Rajarshi Nandy - Beer Biceps podcast

Buckley’s closing question

Rudolf Steiner - Wikipedia
Anthroposophical Society - Wikipedia
Goetheanum - Wikipedia
Rivendell - Wikipedia
Eurhythmy - Wikipedia
Foucault’s Pendulum (novel) - Wikipedia
Siddhartha (novel) - Wikipedia
Hermann Hesse - Wikipedia
Artificial intelligence - Wikipedia
Dark City (1998 film) - Wikipedia
Dark City (1998) Official Trailer - YouTube
Ad Astra (2019 film) - Wikipedia
Ad Astra Official Trailer - YouTube
The Lighthouse (2019 film) - Wikipedia
The Lighthouse Official Trailer - YouTube

Vayse online

Vayse website
Vayse on Twitter
Vayse on Instagram
Music From Vayse - Volume 1 by Polypores
Vayse on Ko-Fi
Vayse email: vayseinfo@gmail.com