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People who stand out are targets.
That is not why they stand out.
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The aims and objectives of the Charity are as follows:
To create a lasting legacy to Sophie.
To provide educational group-works that will challenge the prejudice and intolerance towards people from alternative subcultures.
To campaign to have the UK Hate Crime legislation extended
to include people from alternative subcultures or Lifestyle and Dress.
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Bright Metallic magazine
Several Short Stories
< 2012 (soundcloud)
As Jacurutu (2009)
SAT 3D / VR
LEA8 Linden Endowment for the Arts Award Winner
A necessary debriefing
Is it ethical to judge one person by the standards (actions and beliefs) of another person?
Is it ethical to reward or punish person A for something which person B did?
Is it ethical to judge one culture by the standards of another culture?
Is it ethical to judge a person or culture based on the assumptions and ways of an entirely different culture?
Do you agree that confusion can arise when two cultures have cultural overlaps?
For example the Greek word for ‘yes’, is ‘ne’ - which in most of Europe means ‘no’.
This is despite Classical Greece being cited as ‘the basis for modern western civilization’.
As with ancient Sumeria, Babylonia, Egypt, Africa, Meso-America, North America, and many other nations; Greece is a Pagan culture with a pantheon of different deities. It is not a monotheistic civilisation. Most civilisations are not monotheistic.
An Egyptian scribe taught me during a research trip that my known-as name in the ancient hieroglyphs is ‘snake apple tree’. I was surprised, because those are powerful symbols. I chose to use this to my advantage.
I took it on as a web moniker, as a stage-name for when I do live gigs, as an authors pen-name. Later I sold the rights to its use to a company called Ordo Octopia so they could use a caricature based on the idea of what I was attempting to achieve, for promotional purposes and for public interface.
By comparison: Mickey Mouse was a creation of Walter Disney the man and intellectual property of Walt Disney the corporation. Mickey Mouse exists long after Walter has passed over, and is used as a commercial vehicle and as an internationally recognizable logo.
This website is intellectual property of Ordo Octopia, a group originally established for the study of Hermetic Arts but not limited to that. It is not a cult. It was never intended to be a cult. The closest it comes to that is to close its doors to anybody who sincerely believes it to be a cult. It does deal with the occult which simply defined means 'hidden knowledges'. This is inevitable in translating written languages of ancient civilisations such as Aegyptian and Meso-American stone carvings. For this purpose; SnakeAppleTree is regarded primarily as a contemporary shaman of the transmigration school.
The words ‘snake apple tree’ abbreviated for modern convenience to SAT invoke different mythologies to all of the above mentioned civilisations and cultures. They all stem from the same root and they all have different interpretations of what the symbols mean. Every culture has its own variants of this timeless myth.
I have to establish as a given fact that the faux-christian mindset has repeatedly shown prejudice against ‘snake apple tree’ thus proving them not to be christened consciousness. Gemetria for snake-apple-tree is 888 the same gemetria as for ‘jesus’ which is an interesting factor in all of this. Gemetria is the study of number relations as underlaying laws of our manifest multiverse and experiences of Life, that which we call the Creation. Ergo, there is an element of the messianic to what 'snake apple tree' represents. It is written into the fabric of the manifestation we call Creation. It is unavoidable when dabbling with archetypal symbolism and deities. Thus it is a resource with its own inherent persona, readily identifiable.
Snake Apple Tree is pagan, he is not christian and therefore the relevance of the opening questions becomes significant. As a vessel, as a gate, snake-apple-tree draws from and synchronises the energy of all preceding cultures which have used the configuration.
Another translation, equally as accurate, of the Egyptian symbols is Serpent Heart Feather.
Another, equally as accurate, is Serpent Heart Blade.
Egyptians used the same symbols to convey multiple layers of meanings and hidden knowledges. Perhaps this is why the mythology is so powerful as to have been found in cultures all over the world, all containing similar and related meanings.
When comprehending what Snake Apple Tree is all about, I request sanity; that you refrain from interpreting it only through the mindset of one specific culture, which has its own limiting bias. Here we are re-inventing and distilling the concept into a cohesion relevant for todays modern world.
Snake Apple Tree is not Satan. It is not a cult.
SnakeAppleTree makes no intention of cult leadership status.
Anybody who believes that it is these things, is quite clearly mentally unstable.
SnakeAppleTree is by self-definition a contemporary shaman and academic researcher into ancient civilisations, attempting to transmit ancient knowledges to the living and unborn generations. This is done intentionally for education and Human betterment.
Thanks & Gratitude
(in no specific order)
All the greats who came before
and pushed the horizon over the edge
to give us creative space
for turning me onto pro web music industry
who designed Siouxsie's stage gear
and introduced me to BauHaus' music
that day at the beach opened a portal
for keeping the spirit alive;
who during the early-mid 1990's
took me all over Germany to hear Techno music
whose youtube tutorials and her voice!
taught me the wisdom of acquiring some very useful gear
of New Orleans Voodoo
for teach me rhythms for ceremony,
which gigs are
Dan the Man
for years of support, encouragement, directions & friendship.
Check out the influential Red Shark Sound System for jazz-dubstep, seWales style.
The Live set is a hard act to follow!
for putting a sampler on my lap
& introducing me to the MIDI monster
BBC Young Composer of the Year Winner
for lending me his BA music lecture notes & assignments file
Dean de Feu
for training in esp & shamanism
which changed my life
for teaching me Tarot, Alchemy and
Life is a journey
who begat voodoo sound tools
and taught us hip-hop history
I hope that you are safe
for teaching me live drum tricks, spirit,
& for showing me Truth.
for nocturnal groovebox tuition
for letting me play her djembe
& unleash rhythms of freedom
nobody knew where were coming from
for letting me learn in your studio
its an honor to have worked with you!
we learned together that music is Life
"voodoo people magick people"
for sharing the same lucid dream
and being better than anyone at guitar
for being so fucking brilliant, in life & at guitar
and for loving the Grateful Dead
for giving me a magick stereo-lead
Check out his custom guitar art
Bassists Eddie&theHotRods / the Damned
Community Music Wales
for teaching me sampling law
"a significant proportion of the original creative intention"
= 'the 3 second rule'
and for getting me quality portable recording gear
put to much good use!
Russ of Durga
for teaching me street performance
at Zooport Chartists tunnel jam;
queues lined up to give us coins!
“we’re on a mission from God”
a dark nagual
for teenage anthem soundscape
it got us through
(I still have a copy on tape of the Berkely Arms gig which Glen recorded)
for your music proving vamp-angel exists as dark trance
hey man I named my kid after you
a petty tyrant
thus making me a man of zen
NB some tribe names have been changed to protect true people
you know who you are and if you don't, you should do