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Marcus Beijar Mellin's preface to a Zen-text he spontanously translated after he had reached a spiritual awakening during midsummer 2007 in the end of Åsögatan. Part 2

Publicerad 2020-09-23 18:38:00 i Critique of civilization, Marcus Mahdi,

(excerpt from Marcus Beijar Mellin's (mahdi's) autobiography "P.S. Bakom stängda dörrar" (2018) ("P.S. Behind closed doors" (2018)), third edition, s. 178-188, translated by Lars Larsen)
(Read part 1 here)
Reich believed that man is only a complex composition of everything it has experienced, but I have in my life seen evidence to the contrary. 
We are a complex composition of everything that exists, the Buddha nature, maybe even the devil, everything we can sense. 
But in all this we are ourselves something, too
Reich expanded the horizons for many, William S. Burroughs expanded them even more, and we can thank their work for our consciousness. 
Burroughs thought the middle class should be extinguished, he saw them only as walking tape recorders and not at all as humans. 
He was of the action-orientated disposition, and his art was an exact reflection of his life. 
We who are sitting here at home in Stockholm (if this now shall be called home), can see how the cars take over the streets, vehicles who aren't even alive, who can kill you without feeling any shame, but the drivers then? Shall we really risk being killed by cars at any time, only because the middle class want to move themselves from one place to another? The brainwashed middle class, is there any hope for it? I have at least for 6 years tried to inform my parents about that the media only brainwashes them. Has it had any effect? My mother seems to see some truth in it, but my father sees in it only a sign of mental illness. So what shall one do?; murder? change? There is no answer to this question. Many solutions?
Blake says that every thing that is said, which can be trusted, is a picture of the truth. 
Let us now speak a little truth: Reich unfortunately did not study poetry so much, and if he did it, he always viewed it as an expression of madness, a madness that he was himself contaminated by, therefore he went into the world to save it - while others only followed, and enjoyed the fruits of the work of others. 
This is the big poetic question: shall we save the world (which have to be saved because it is like it is) or shall we as artists only follow, entertain the middle class, live easily and comfortably?
If we choose the other, we are not in strict terms any poets or artists, but only clowns, entertainers, and it is nothing wrong with entertainment for those who have saved themselves, while entertainment for those who are hopelessly behind, only is a way of putting the cart in front of the horse. 


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Lars Larsen

Born 1984 in Finland, Norwegian, lives in Österbybruk, Sweden, poet, ecotheologian and ecophilosopher (though not an academic such), is also called "The monk" ("munken", he is monk in a self-founded monastery order, "Den Heliga Naturens Orden", "The Order of the Holy Nature"), he calls himself "Forest Man Snailson" (Skogsmannen Snigelson) because of certain strong ties to Nature and the animals, founded among other things through many years of homelessness living in tent, cot, cave and several huts in the Flaten Nature Reserve and the Nacka Reserve outside of Stockholm. He debuted as a poet in 2007 with "Över floden mig" ("Across the river of me"), published by himself, he has also published an ecotheological work, "Djurisk teologi. Paradisets återkomst" (Animalistic theology. The return of paradise") on Titel förlag 2010. He has published the poem collection "Naturens återkomst" (The return of Nature) on Fri Press förlag 2018 together with Titti Spaltro, his ex-girlfriend. Lars' professions are two, cleaner and painter (buildings). Before he was homeless, but right now he lives in Österby boende, a group home for mental patients 45 km northeast of Uppsala. His adress is: Harviksvägen 6A, 74830 Österbybruk, Sverige. One can reach him in the comments section on this blog. His texts on this blog are without copyright, belonging to "Public Domain".

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