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^epitaph for this entire movement, if you can effortlessly pretend to be in possession of one meaningless skill why not 20, quantum jumping is kinda the ultimate cause u just beg the universe to bestow expertise upon you

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:23 (ten years ago) link

the story of how he learned to become a photographer in just five days is amazing

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:23 (ten years ago) link

'plant your feet' 'take lots of pictures'

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:23 (ten years ago) link

'to date hes been in at least ONE International photography hall of fame'

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:25 (ten years ago) link

"so far he's been in at least one, international photography hall of fame."

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:25 (ten years ago) link

lol xp

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:25 (ten years ago) link

ha, it is impressive

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:26 (ten years ago) link

yeah but guys: dog+piano

⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:27 (ten years ago) link

just watched the vid, and sorry dudes but I actually kind of think if its just about thinking something dumb so you can try and make art that's fine kind of?

But then when it comes to basking in the monetization of everything and spreading the horrible thought process that led you to make what you've made then it becomes indefensible?

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:27 (ten years ago) link

http://sht.tl/EGI

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:29 (ten years ago) link

i wanna see him quantum jump into some skills that actually take a significant investment in education/skill - like why can't he quantum jump into learning judo?

Mordy, Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:30 (ten years ago) link

well that might be next

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:31 (ten years ago) link

he should've held the footage until then

Mordy, Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:31 (ten years ago) link

his grandkids are going to go to 10 colleges, that is crazy

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:31 (ten years ago) link

ok I obv didn't get to the piano yet before I posted my last post

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:31 (ten years ago) link

none of these guys can hold a candle to braco. quantumleaping? don't need it. this guy just stands and looks at people.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVJfsdXzgqg

Spectrum, Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:33 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVJfsdXzgqg

Spectrum, Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:34 (ten years ago) link

Braco never speaks, but if you look into his eyes you can hear his heart.

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:34 (ten years ago) link

holllllllly shit

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:34 (ten years ago) link

its the https thats preventing ilx from embedding fyi, not sure why u need secure utubes

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:35 (ten years ago) link

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGkeJxclnFE&feature=related

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:36 (ten years ago) link

Braco never speaks, but if you look into his eyes you can hear his heart.

I made that video. :)

polyphonic, Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:37 (ten years ago) link

haha wut

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:37 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqV0q_cHtRE&feature=related

lol sedona

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:38 (ten years ago) link

id be way more into that hugging guru than the gazing one *hugs!*

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:40 (ten years ago) link

just watched the vid, and sorry dudes but I actually kind of think if its just about thinking something dumb so you can try and make art that's fine kind of?

But then when it comes to basking in the monetization of everything and spreading the horrible thought process that led you to make what you've made then it becomes indefensible?

― puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, February 2, 2012 8:27 AM (12 minutes ago)

totally otm-- also taking it to the next level and turning "thinking something dumb" into a PRODUCT that you then market to people....

⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:42 (ten years ago) link

I've seen the hugging guru irl, when I was younger, it was a very scary/dumb experience, basically any indian kind of thing filled with white people freaks me the fuck out no offense, lotta indian people there too though

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:42 (ten years ago) link

did u get a hug tho, ive heard theyre amazing hugs

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:43 (ten years ago) link

my little cousin burst into tears when she entered the room the hugging guru was in

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:43 (ten years ago) link

haha wut

It seems to have been accepted into the Braco canon, so now lots of spiritual nutjobs have listened to Oneohtrix Point Never.

polyphonic, Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:43 (ten years ago) link

BRACO (pronounced braht-zo) is LIVESTREAMING from maui, hawaii feb 14-15

Now people around the world can participate in a gazing session with Braco through the Live Streaming experience.

jabba hands, Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:44 (ten years ago) link

Magique says:
November 17th, 2010
1:32 pm

I hope that Braco can gaze at us through the computer on a regular basis — through Skype or similar. This is my hope for myself and others — especially for those who cannot travel to see Braco. If he wants to reach a lot of people, this is the best way.

am0n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:44 (ten years ago) link

now u can jerk it while gazing at braco

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:45 (ten years ago) link

the hug line was too long so I got free food w/ my family and left, we went there based on other fam convincing us to go, the car ride home was really quiet, all my mom kind of said was "I didn't know it would be like this, never listen to someone who wants to be worshipped"

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:45 (ten years ago) link

Q: I only have Wi-fi. Will the Gaze still work without the recommended direct connection? Will the stream still work?

A: Yes, the Gaze always flows, but if you don’t have a strong, plug in connection there are no guarentees that there will be no interference to the livestream. As one who tries nearly nightly to Skype with Braco from a shaky wi-fi connection, constantly, I know that a plug in option would be a much nicer experience. The connection often breaks apart and it can be frustrating, but we live off-grid with no options so I keep trying. Sometimes I’m successful, sometimes I resort to the phone instead of throwing my computer out the window. Follow your heart, but know it’s the difference between using an old black and white TV set with rabbit ears and being plugged into cable receiving information from a Satellite dish. This technology is only as good as your best computer connection.

am0n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:45 (ten years ago) link

the Gaze must flowwwwwwww~

am0n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:46 (ten years ago) link

don't gaze me bro

jabba hands, Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:46 (ten years ago) link

because hug lady was dressed like some godesses I forget which xxxp

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:46 (ten years ago) link

it's not limited to white people loving indian things.

there's a whole giant hunk of upper-middle class people protestants who are casual buddhists and practice 'self-work' and also yoga w/o any conviction beyond a vocal committment and seem to like the mystical orientalizing cachet of the whole thing and eat so many chia seeds

"renegade" gnome (remy bean), Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:46 (ten years ago) link

commitment

"renegade" gnome (remy bean), Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:46 (ten years ago) link

It seems to have been accepted into the Braco canon, so now lots of spiritual nutjobs have listened to Oneohtrix Point Never.

wow, didn't realize it was Oneohtrix Point Never, thought it was some Braco homebrew stuff... fits perfectly with that video

Spectrum, Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:47 (ten years ago) link

the hug line was too long so I got free food w/ my family and left, we went there based on other fam convincing us to go, the car ride home was really quiet, all my mom kind of said was "I didn't know it would be like this, never listen to someone who wants to be worshipped"

― puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, February 2, 2012 1:45 PM (5 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

man ur the second person ive talked to who got weirded out and didnt stay for the hug, i ask u whats the point if you dont stay for the hug, ive heard theyre the best hugs

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:47 (ten years ago) link

visit ur local cop-a-feel guru

am0n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:48 (ten years ago) link

there's a whole giant hunk of upper-middle class people protestants who are casual buddhists and practice 'self-work' and also yoga w/o any conviction beyond a vocal committment and seem to like the mystical orientalizing cachet of the whole thing and eat so many chia seeds

― "renegade" gnome (remy bean), Thursday, February 2, 2012 12:46 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

http://assets.bostatic.com/images/splash-site/facebook_thumbnails/o2012_fbthumb_areyouin.jpg

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:50 (ten years ago) link

i kid, i kid

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:50 (ten years ago) link

I went to hug lady for the same reason I still go to temples when I visit my family, I was just along for the ride I guess. Although when I was in india once I went to an ancient temple that was just little crude statues carved within these underground caves you had to crawl through that was pretty cool. Prob the only really cool temple experience

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:50 (ten years ago) link

the personal development leader/artist reminds me of a friend talking about how jealous he was of people who didn't know how terrible their writing/art/etc. was - how it must be freeing to think that everything you paint is a masterpiece.

bit about his art appreciating is particularly lolsome, given that most work even by established artists represented in NY/London galleries doesn't actually appreciate in value

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:50 (ten years ago) link

this thread is incredible, thank you gr8080

the lifecoach meme, it is trending: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/29/fashion/should-a-life-coach-have-a-life-first.html

don't know if this article is even more terrifying for being more 'grounded':

She has since built a base of 10 clients, including a 48-year-old woman who, until recently, was living in denial of the fact that she has diabetes.

“It was a very difficult breakthrough for her, she was crying,” Ms. Messinger, who charges from $25 to $75 an hour, recalled of a recent session with the client. “I just made her aware of more options, like maybe you can try Splenda.”

Milton Parker, Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:52 (ten years ago) link

i can barely keep up w/ this thread, but i'm lovin it.

btw i'm not really a fan of adam curtis but his 'century of the self' series goes on a long detour about the new age movement, particularly landmark. his overall 'thesis' is dubious but there is some good footage in there.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Thursday, 2 February 2012 18:53 (ten years ago) link


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