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Sep 4, 2011

The new website is finally up and running at gatherfield.com.

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There are People

May 1, 2011

I can't take it anymore with these kind of people! I fear they are almost everywhere. I'm sure you have met one of these pathetic lunatics. Let me explain, please. You try to construct a healthy, philosophical discussion with someone (who is in emotional segregation with every living thing but he/she doesn't know it yet, and of course neither do you) and you lay down some thoughts hoping and expecting to build a solid foundation for the discussion. And then it comes; it comes so fast you don't have time to react. You can't respond because you are in shock: “How dare you talking about these kind of things, when there are people in Africa starving to death?”. It seems that this extreme acts like a virus. (In a conversation when someone argues with extreme examples it is because they don't know how to build the foundation for a healthy argument, so they try to destroy, infect and demolish the discussion with the lowest form of a show-off.)

I take the time to clear up this mess so in the future you can avoid the lack of resilience I'd showed after the “people in Africa starving” extreme, which had befallen me. Under my supervision, I have detected a particular group of people who I find the only group worth examining (and trying to join). This group is not official, it has neither a president nor an office. The members know each other but in a special and unique way. The people in this group are facing extremes and difficulties every second of the day. They are fighting the longest and the most bloodshed and the most difficult War in all history. There are people who continue their predecessors' journey. These people are here. Can you spot them?


There are people who are against the three-piece-suit liars disguised as lawyers, the high-brow fatties holding a ruler thought to be teachers, the secret committees, the people with no shadow,  the paratroopers, the people who begin a sentence with 'Trust Me', the people with white coats, the red carpet people, the interrogators with yellow teeth, those who talk on the phone and cover their mouth, the open-mouth dogs licking their bosses' feet, the bare feet terrorists, the self-constructed collapses, the poisonous snakes inside the rabbit hole.

There are people who give white, bright drops (and sometimes tears) of hope to the black viscous mire of reality. There are people who dream and have visions, who perform miracles, who use eccentric technologies, who hold shiny, colorful balloons in the crowd, who are constantly sending requests to the Superconscious, who read rare books, who keep a compass in their pocket, who wear top hats, who march alone, who whisper secret codewords and passwords to the wind, who confront unjust acts, who focus the lenses and position themselves before taking a photograph, who build cities within cities, who have wings and timepieces with hundreds of hour and minute hands, who wear a crown of flowers, who use the functionality of objects to do different operations instead of those described in the user's manual. In other words, these people are the potential we see absent in the humonculi around us.

These people gave us the extraordinary yesterday and whispered to us 'Fear Not the Morrow'.


These people are those who smile at you when you feel lost, who are looking at the stars when everybody is in the gutter, who tuned up with the cosmic frequency and listened the muted loneliness of the gods when the others were trying to measure the length of their chain-bonds. These people are those who inspire you with their Αrt and make you feel, they are those who have a burning desire to explore, they are those who fight with a quill instead of a sword, they are the knights who killed the knave kings, they are those who drew all the enchanting paintings, and they recited poetry from the heart, and then, they created infinite worlds with their stories, and they took you by the hand, and they guided you with the celestial compass to a place where you left a magical imprint of emotions.

These people showed you how to connect the dots and they revealed to you that everything is connected with everything, and they asked you to join them. How long will it take you to say yes?

Xenios Theocharous


A Room Within a Room

Mar 9, 2011


I am in a room with lots of doors and no windows. I open a door (any door, it doesn't matter which one) and I see a long corridor with... more doors. I smile meaningfully and I walk calmly toward a new door. I turn the doorknob and I enter...

I love looking at things which are inside of things. It all depends of course on the choice of the medium: a painting within a painting, a movie within a movie, a story within a story, a dream within a dream. When I see something within something else I immediately get the illusion that it has energy in it, as if it became alive.

But I loved Narcissus because, as he lay on my banks and looked down at me, in the mirror of his eyes I saw ever my own beauty mirrored.” ~ Oscar Wilde

If I dyed the mane of a lion blue and presented it as art what would it happen? Animal protection organizations (and my conscience) would accuse me of animal cruelty (and poor taste). And they would be right. But if a character in a story dyes the mane of a lion blue, (s)he would be the one who would take the blame for ludicrously transparent judgment. All of a sudden (s)he becomes alive and taking blames! We forget that (s)he is someone else's creation. (Watching a forest in TV doesn't mean we have visited that forest. Looking at a chair as a process, a series of actions – designing, cutting wood, assembling the pieces, shipping to the stores, etc – doesn't make the chair a “natural premonition of realness”. The map is not the territory nor the menu is the meal. The way we focus our attention on something that it has fake energy is a subject of which we should get in on a future discussion.)


The best lies are those which are told with this method as two reversed, inside-out statements: Imagine that I show you two photographs, 'BEFORE' and 'AFTER'. 'BEFORE' shows a fat lady with a mole on her nose. 'AFTER' shows a gorgeous woman with pearl smile. Some people may believe it's the same woman in both photos and somehow, somewhere, she lost weight and removed that mole on her nose. On the other hand, the majority of people will think and believe that each photo shows two completely different women. But what if I reversed the execution? Let me explain.

I take a photo of a gorgeous woman with pearl smile and I mark it as 'BEFORE'. The gorgeous woman then uses prosthetics and a wrinkled raisin and disguises herself into a fat lady with a mole on her nose. I take a photo of her and mark it as 'AFTER'.

The first 'BEFORE' – 'AFTER' example was a lie, appearing as if it were showing the truth. A lie within the false truth leads nowhere. The second example was a lie (a gorgeous woman with pearl smile as something of the past which now does not exist – before) within another lie (a fat lady with a wrinkled raisin on her nose as a real mole which again, does not exist – after). A lie within a lie thus it has energy thus it becomes alive. So it must be true, right?


I walk toward the new room with lots of doors and no windows. I notice two walls of mirror, opposite to one another. I see infinite reflected images of myself. There is a note on the mirror written in crayon. I lean toward it and I read:

You think therefore you are (alive). What a joke! You think you are alive: You see around you others, so you get the impression you are a part of the whole. You call that, life. You see your life within the lives of others therefore you are alive. It must be true, right? Dear, you are merely in a room within a room, looking at the image of yourself withing the image of yourself...”

Xenios Theocharous

Every Man and Every Woman is a Star

Feb 3, 2011

Every Man and Every Woman is a Star ~ Aleister Crowley


You are a star, traveling through space. You create your very own Universe, thus pulled by the Gravity of your World, you experience a continuous process of ordeals. When the initiation ends you get into orbit. Then, you travel in circles...

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time ~ T. S. Eliot

Xenios Theocharous

Art on the Wall

Jan 27, 2011

The artwork on the wall, shown in the trailer. I like some of it. As ever, inspiration precedes craft.

Stories Before a Goodnight Kiss
The epitome of how a dream-scape should be.
Art by vmaximus.deviantart.com

Mysteries of the Mind
I like the simplicity of it.
Brushes by fidgetresources.deviantart.com

Behind the Curtain...
... you'll find a pierrot

Practical Miracles
Achieve Miracles by being:
- Religious or
- A Hero or
- Superstitious or
- A Brute or
- A Gentleman

Amaze your Friends
Amaze your friends the way Harry did.

Secrets of All Kinds
That's a promise I tend to keep.

Marvelous & Scary Stories
Another promise I'm inclined to keep.
The marvelous art is by the scary Virgil Finlay

Cure of Vulgarities
step 1: admit that you are a Vulgar
step 2: convert g to c
step3: convert r to n
There! Now you are Vulcan, the god of fire. Easy stuff!
Original Painting: Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Napoleon on the Imperial Throne, 1806

Climb that Ladder!
I don't like it. It has to do with DNA and whatnot but it's cheap.

Haunting Journeys to the Kingdom of the Heart
My favorite. Looking at it, I'm Home.

Xenios Theocharous

First Video Preview Comes Out!



That's the first trailer of gatherfield.com. Watch in HD for eye pleasure!

Ad Mysterium

Jan 4, 2011

The first trilogy (more to come) of Ad Mysterium series is out.
You can follow it here!

Unknown Language

Dec 28, 2010

For the Philip K. Dick fans, I threw three quotes (and a pizza recipe) into Google Translator, translate the text into 10 languages (English --> German --> Greek --> French --> Hebrew --> Albanian --> Irish --> Estonian --> Japanese --> Russian --> Bulgarian --> English) and here's the juicy result:

Original Text:

First of all, why not let people differ about their answers to the great mysteries of the Universe? Let each seek one's own way to the highest, to one's own sense of supreme loyalty in life, one's ideal of life. Let each philosophy, each world-view bring forth its truth and beauty to a larger perspective, that people may grow in vision, stature and dedication.

Second of all, all biologic phenomena act to adjust: there are no biologic actions other than adjustments. Adjustment is another name for Equilibrium. Equilibrium is the Universal, or that which has nothing external to derange it.
   
And last, that is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons even death may die.

Crusty Pizza Dough (see recipe below) or any unbaked, low fat, pizza shell
1 16-oz. Can re-fried beans
2 tsp. Fajita seasoning
6 slices fat free cheese singles, sharp cheddar flavor
1 to 2 c. Bottled chunky salsa
2 scallions with tops, sliced
1 c. Lettuce, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
1 c. Nonfat sour cream

Make pizza dough. Bake for 3 minutes in a 400 F oven. Remove from oven and top in this order: cheese singles; re-fried beans; fajita seasoning. Return to oven and bake until pizza crust turns light brown and is baked. Remove from oven and cut into 8 slices. Place lettuce, salsa, jalapeno, scallions and sour cream out in bowls for everyone to choose their own topping. Serve warm.

Bon Appetit

Juicy Result: 

First, people give different answers to the great mysteries of the universe, how, why? Better life for our ultimate perfection, and everyone wants to believe in their own way. Their philosophy in the wider context of truth and beauty, people with height, vision, let's growing commitment to creating a presentation.

Second, biological phenomena act to adjust: biological behavior is not appropriate. Compliance is another name for balance. Universal balance, or has something to prevent it.

Eventually, he died, not eternal lie, you die as a result of hundreds of strange.

Pizza dough (see recipe below), or unwanted, low fat pizza dough
1 -16 oz roasted again
2 tsp. Fajita seasoning
6 slices of cheese singles,
Chedasosu And bottled salsa Hasson 02.01 Onion Pie 2
Lettuce, 1 cup finely chopped,
1 red pepper sliced
1 C, fat-free sour cream

Prepare pizza. Single-cheese bake F oven for 3 minutes, baked beans, Fajitas experience: This series of 400 more, remove from oven. The return value is baked until browned pizza, lathe, and cook. Remove from oven and cut into eight pieces. Salads, salsa, chili, onion, sour cream, seat shell that covers all possibilities. Meet hot.

Hunger

Xenios Theocharous

The Titan who didn't know when to stop

Dec 27, 2010


Titan Prometheus loved humans and humankind. But why did a supreme being show so much love to a trivial race such as humans? Maybe it's because in some version of the myth (before 4BC) he was the maker of the human race.

Prometheus, mysteriously created a bond with the humans by giving to them every skill, from arithmetic to navigation to medicine to prophecy. But he didn't stop there. If he did stop there, nobody would judge his generosity.

His greatest gift to mankind was fire.


He went up to mount Olympus, Kingdom of Gods, stole a glowing ember from the sacred earth and hid it in a hollow torch. He carried it down to earth, pass it on to mankind, and told them never to walk in darkness again. From then on, men were never cold and no beast dared to attack them, for they feared the light of the fire.


Now that men learned to burn pretty much everything, they've stopped looking at the ground, the dirt, and start looking at the smoke crawling upward the heavens, to the stars. They began to wonder and think, they began to imagine and feel the divine. They were not sham creatures no more. The humans transformed Earth to a Disneyland of the Gods with the temples they built.

They were honoring the Gods by burning on the temples' altars the best pieces of meat from an animal, and the Gods loved it!

Zeus was ready to forgive Prometheus' act of stealing the fire but Prometheus didn't let go. He didn't stop there. If he did stop there, everybody would have been happy and peaceful.


Prometheus didn't want the hard earned food of the humans to get wasted in this way. So, he told the humans to butcher an animal and divide the meat into two equal piles. In the first pile should be the good meat hidden under the animal's bones. In the second pile should be the guts of the animal covered with snow-white fat. Prometheus then invited Zeus to come down to earth and decide which pile he wanted for the sacrifices. Zeus being Zeus, suspected that this was a trick but he still made a choice: the snow-white pile. But after this fiasco everything changed for both, Prometheus and humans.

For Prometheus' punishment of not knowing when to stop, Zeus chose a never ending torture: he banished Prometheus on the Caucasus Mountains tied up with unbreakable heavy chains. Every day an Eagle ate his liver (the liver symbolized strong passion) and every night his immortal liver healed up; but every day the eagle returned and he had to suffer again, until the eagle was shot and killed by the arrows of, the one and only, Hercules.


For humans' punishment of cheating the Gods, Zeus chose a more subtle yet tricky way of misery: he commanded Hephaestus, master of insanely mad technology and god of fire, to create the first woman. He made her very beautiful based on Aphrodite's looks. He gave her a jar and sent her up to Olympus to ask the Gods to put in her jar one positive and one negative element of Life. Thus, the beautiful woman was named Pandora, meaning Every-Gift (Pan = Everything, Dora = Gift).


Zeus, then, sent Hermes down to earth, to accompany Pandora and to introduce her to Epimetheus, brother of Prometheus. Prometheus, having the ability to foresee, advised his brother not to accept any gifts from the Gods. But he was too late. Epimetheus fell in love with Pandora and accepted her present and when he opened the jar, first swarmed out the negative elements: Greed, Pain, Envy, Deceit and all the evils that corrode humankind ever since. Epimetheus got so scared, he sealed up the jar and burried it underground with the positive elements inside. Only Hope did get out of the jar in time.

So, we have Fire and Hope and a myriad of negative elements. Tied up on the Caucasus Mountain with heavy, unbreakable iron chains, Prometheus' isolation to travel into the lonesome realm of suffering, leaves us only with the Hope that he still has somewhere in his heart a Burning desire to give us one more gift from the Gods. Anything. Even if it would mean a perilous journey south.

Xenios Theocharous

Very, Very Clever Virus

Dec 26, 2010


Hawrozon Laboratories, famous for their secret and dismal experiments, have announced the discovery of a new kind of virus that will help humanity to accomplish Space Immigration by the end of 2011.

Apparently, the virus will cause more than a billion deaths as an elimination process. Humuncli, as they named the virus, is caused by a tiny ameboid organism called 'plasmodium', which is transmitted via the Anopheles Mosquitoes. The plasmodium, is a particularly clever parasite which invades into the human body, changing forms while developing itself, infecting the blood and the liver and at the end, transforming into something else, which can infect the mosquitoes which they're bitting the infected human!...
The Humuncli parasite, manages to destroy the human immune system with the following incredible way:
It knows that our immune system detects the hostile microorganisms by determining the protein they produce, thus it constantly transforms its proteins. In this way, it survives inside the human organism, causing different symptoms.

One of the symptoms of this virus is the complete dematerialization of the human bones. "A human infected with Humuncli virus, will be completely boneless in six months and eventually dead because of Gravity, since it will be impossible to live without bones in an environment where Gravity applies". With this vision in mind, Hawrozon Laboratories plan to depopulate the Earth and send boneless humans in Space where Gravity doesn't apply.



They plan of releasing the virus sometime between the first and the second quarter of 2011. Humuncli's first symptom is extreme idleness. IF you feel in any way or form idle, lazy, heavy, cement, sleepy, inactive, lethargic, sluggish, useless, like you lived in a vast nothingness all your life, that means you have been Humunclied! It's okay! Don't worry! You just won't have bones (or skeletons in your closet).
The only thing you can do is to bite the bullet. Oh, I forgot... You can't do that, since you will have no teeth. No teeth at all...

Xenios Theocharous

Zen Post

Dec 15, 2010

East on State Road 528, State Road 407, exit to Kennedy Space Center, State Road 407; nine miles on State Road 405.

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Xenios Theocharous