"LAST WORDS"
Towards an Insurrection of the Poetic Imagination


"Living with a Sorceress"
Antero reads an excerpt from the book
5 min. video featuring Sylvi as "The Sorceress"

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS



my life as fiction

Author Introduction 15

drifting clouds
The Clouds of Unknowing 23
Vertical Integrity 24
This Body 25
First and Second Attentions: The Vision Circuit 26
Self-Initiation 29
Bridge Walkers 30
Amor Fati 31
Fallow Fields 32
3 Things About Writing 33
Courting the Muses 36
Cinema of the Future 38
Frontier Scouts of the Gene Pools 40
The Good Fight 41
When Enough Is Enough 42

the bardo tunnels
Neither Here Nor There 45
Dearly Departed 46
The Mental House Life 47
Insurrection of the Poetic Imagination 48
Fine-Tuning Your B.S. Detector 50
The Self-Improvement Scam 51
Failure of the Universal “We” 52
The Untied States of America 53
The Alchemy of Obsession 55
The World Owes Me Nothing 56
The Earth is Calling the Shots 57
The Tragedy of the World 59
When Tragic Turns to Magick 60
What’s the Rush? 62

incantations (to be read out loud)
Babes in the Abyss 65
The World Is Not the Planet 66
Bells 67
The End of the World as I Want It 70

the woman is not the anima
Living With A Sorceress 75
Her Wisdom 77
Subterranean Love 78

reality-challenged
You Must Learn to Speak Their Language! 83
The Last Piano Lesson 85
Suddenly Limelight! 87
A Kettle of Condors 89
Making an Art Out of Poverty 91
Anima Attacks! 92
Publish or Perish 95
Catastrophic Reckonings 96
Reinventing the Romantic 98
The Workings of Self-Work 99
An Alchemical Marriage 101
Keeping Portland Weird 103
A Holy Trinity of Love, Art, Community 105

afterword
by Sylvi Alli 107

Vertical Pool
TALENTS 114
CREWS 115
VENUES 116
SOUNDTRACKS 117
FILMOGRAPHY (1993–2022) 118

ParaTheatrical ReSearch
(video documents 1999–2018) 123







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