Antero Alli & Chapel Perilous – Episode 9
In this episode, we chat with underground film maker, professional astrologer, paratheater ritualist, teacher, writer, forest walker, dreamer and no form engineer Antero Alli on Chapel Perilous, paratheater, and the Eight Circuit model.
Antero Alli Links:
“Robert Anton Wilson who coined the term Chapel Perilous… this is when something happens in your life and it all begins to fit together and make sense, too much sense. Because it’s coming from the exterior and it seems to either mean that you’re losing your mind or you are somehow the central focus of a universal conspiracy that is leading you toward some unimaginable breakthrough.” – Terence McKenna
This quote, used in the beginning of this podcast, was borrowed from the video, Chapel Perilous – Along the Way to the Mystery.
“wrestling with generalizations”
“When you are locked into the universal “We,” and thinking of, “How are we as a collective going to be doing this or that?” – you are going to keep talking about it. Nothing is going to happen. I think the action begins at the individual level, and then branches out to other individuals, and then perhaps clustering into communities, and so forth. Otherwise, you are wrestling with generalizations. It doesn’t get specific. And it’s in the specificity that I think true change occurs.”
– Antero Alli, from this podcast
Chapel Perilous, like the mysterious entity called “I,” cannot be located in the space-time continuum; it is weightless, odor- less, tasteless and undetectable by ordinary instruments. Indeed, like the Ego, it is even possible to deny that it is there. And yet, even more like the Ego, once you are inside it, there doesn’t seem to be any way to ever get out again, until you suddenly dis- cover that it has been brought into existence by thought and does not exist outside thought. Every thing you fear is waiting with slavering jaws in Chapel Perilous, but if you are armed with the wand of intuition, the cup of sympathy, the sword of reason and the pentacle of valor, you will find there (the legends say) the Medicine of Metals, the Elixir of Life, the Philosopher’s Stone, True Wisdom and Perfect Happiness.
– Robert Anton Wilson,
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