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GENS MISC. UPCOMING PROJECTS: Heartworm Press are publishing “Collected Lyrics and Poems of Genesis Breyer P-Orridge – Volume One 1961 to 1971. Later they will publish Gen's first novel, written in 1969, “Mrs. Askwith”. Other books will follow.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Quotes / Notes: Genesis P-orridge and Nepal

Genesis p-orridge was invited to contribute a chapter to a book on the Process church, Love Sex Fear Death: The Inside Story of The Process Church of the Final Judgment by Timothy Wyllie, edited by Adam Parfrey, published by Feral House. Genesis allowed Behutet magazine to print the portions of h/ir original submitted piece before it was edited for the Love Sex Fear Death release. Following is a section from the original submission focusing on Nepal.

...I had always been drawn to Tibetan Buddihism from around 9 years old when i read "seven years in Tibet" by Heinrich Harrer whilst sick and off school. Later, I acquired a Tibetian thighbone trumpet, an amazing singing bowl and other instruments that were played on "Themes one",the record that accompanied "Force the hand of chance" by Psychic tv in 1983. Continuing my search for comprehension of life, the universe, nonsensus reality, and the mystery of conscious, but mortal, life I began visiting Samye Ling Tibetian Monastery with my family. One time Lama Yeshe, the retreat master, suggested Forcefully that I go to Nepal. He gave us the contact information for their monastery there. We had a childrens clothers drive with TOPY and Psychic Tv fans and off we went. We used our savings to finance the soup kitchen.After a few days one of the monks asked me to become the mentor of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's son! For the next months i would almost daily visit the monestary and take Chogyam's son on "field" trips to Shiva temples and other compartive religous sites. We made quite a sight, mein all black leather and him in orange and saffron robes. The intersection s and similarities between my TOPY experience and the Process seem significant in some ethereal manner. It is pointless to speculate upon them....

1 comment:

George M. Carter said...

Hi! I just saw your interview on "Oddities" and was delighted by your presence and efforts to raise money for work in Nepal. I've been there a few times too and fell in love with it.

I'm wondering if you are familiar with the Blue Diamond Society there? They are doing great work with LGBTQI community as well as having clinics for HIV and STDs. Anyway, I'd love to hear more about your work and so forth. Hope this finds you well and in good spirits!