We Are Transmitters
At Sunset At The End Of The 4th Moon Of 2011
(Sunday, 1 May 2011, 7:37 pm)
Ecstatic Energy Consultants Inc.
Welcome you to
We Are Transmitters
Free Church of Public Fiction
749 Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Lost Horse Ranger Station, Joshua Tree National Park
Please plan to arrive early by around 7:00 pm for a warm-ups and libations.
Due to this happening’s participatory nature, there will be no admittance after 7:38 pm.
Steven L. Anderson, Tom McKenzie
We Are Transmitters is how we will communicate with one another in the future, now, from this point on. Without using any communications technology, people will contact and visit each other through purely magical, spiritual, and/or psychic means. We will exist in two places at once. We will love each other and then drift back into the night. Join us on may day for a foray into post-silicon-based networks that will galvanize the next revolution for humanity.
Here’s how it will work: on Sunday, May 1st, 2011, EEC Field Agent Tom McKenzie will lead a group of willing souls in a ceremony at the headquarters for sanctify, signify, believe. Meanwhile, at the Lost Horse Ranger Station at Joshua Tree National Park, Field Agent Steven L. Anderson will undertake a simultaneous ceremony. Without the use of phone, internet, car, etc., the two parties will, at the climax of the ceremonies, travel across the mountains and the desert and join each other in both places at the same time.
At the Free Church as the sun slips behind the hills, a sage smudge will be lit and music will start to signal the beginning of the event. Tom will lead the party in some social and physical exercises, so that people get a feel for one another, loosen up and shed their reservations. At Joshua Tree, Steve will simultaneously going about similar activities. The music—consisting of collaged bell, gong and drum sounds with sampled “spiritual” music—will cue various phases of the performative score. As the sound shifts to sets of rhythmic loops emanating in and out-of-phase, both parties will voice a mantra to the rhythm, which will become a frenzied chant as the telepathic portal opens on which the parties will telepathically embark on a visualization of flight over the city, the mountains, and the desert; to the ranger station and to the church of public fiction. The happening participants will engage in group movement and then to jump up to their feet and bounce around in place, then run in circles together around the ceremonial space. As the ceremonies reach their climax, the rhythm will end in an explosion of sound and echoes that blisses out in a shower of aural sparks. In the following silence, both parties will shout out the message of the hour. Afterwhich, we will celebrate, then say goodbye, over and out. This will conclude the ceremony.
As a spiritual/psychedelic exercise, We Are Transmitters will help us all come in tune with one another, no matter where we are. But this magic can, with the same goal, have a more practical effect. The worldwide revolutionary events of 2011 may have been initiated through facebook and twitter, but we have seen how easily those in power can shut off this kind of communication. But as the D.H. Lawrence poem says, “as we live, we are transmitters of life.” And this channel cannot be changed or turned off quite as easily.
The ceremonies at each site will be videotaped. At the Free Church there will be additional documentation in the form of photography and live tweets.
Ecstatic Energy Consultants Inc. is a Los Angeles–based firm that provides experiential assessments into the relationships between institutions, the public, and the natural sphere. Our team’s combined accomplishments in the fields of activism, art, design, new-age physical therapy, non-profit administration, publishing, psychedelics, sailing, and theater enable us to offer our clients a sensitive, multi-dimensional approach.Visit http://www.ecstaticenergy.com.