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I replaced my brain later; KPFA all started broadcasting Barefoot’s taped lectures overdue at evening, and that i may pay attention whereas i attempted to get to sleep. while you’re part asleep, all that monotonous intoning is smart. numerous humans defined to me as soon as that subliminal messages have been inserted in all of the courses aired within the Bay region round 1973, in all likelihood via Martians. The message I obtained from hearing Barefoot : you're really an exceptional individual and also you shouldn’t permit somebody else verify your existence. anyways I acquired to sleep progressively more effectively as time handed; I forgot Jeff and the sunshine that had long gone out while he died, other than that at times an incident might pop into lifestyles in my brain, frequently concerning a few challenge within the Co-op on college street. Jeff used to get into ﬁghts within the Co-op. i presumed it used to be humorous. So now, i spotted as I walked up the gangplank onto Edgar Barefoot’s comfortable houseboat, i'm going to date my going to this seminar by means of John Lennon’s homicide; the 2 occasions are for me of a continuing t ra n s m i g rat i o n o f t i m o t h y a r c h e r five complete. What the way to commence knowing, i assumed. return domestic and smoke a bunch. fail to remember the wimpy voice of enlightenment; this can be a time of weapons; you are able to do not anything, enlightened or differently; you're a checklist clerk with a level in liberal arts from Cal. “The top lack all conviction” . . . whatever like that. “What tough beast . . . slouches in the direction of Bethlehem to be born. ” A creature with undesirable posture, nightmare of the realm. We had a try on Yeats. I bought an A-minus. i used to be solid. i was in a position to take a seat at the ﬂoor all day consuming cheese and consuming goat’s milk, ﬁguring out the longest novel . . . i've got learn all of the lengthy novels. I graduated from Cal. I dwell in Berkeley. I learn The Remembrance of items prior and that i consider not anything: I got here out the door I went in, because the announcing is going. It did me no solid, all these years within the library looking ahead to my quantity to illuminate, signifying that my booklet have been carried to the table. That’s precise for many humans, probably. yet these stay in my brain pretty much as good years during which we had extra crafty than is usually well-known; we knew precisely what we needed to do: the Nixon regime needed to cross; we did what we did intentionally, and none people regrets it. Jeff Archer is useless, now; John Lennon is useless as of this present day. different lifeless humans lie alongside the trail, as though anything really huge glided by. perhaps the Suﬁs with their conviction approximately God’s innate good looks could make me satisfied; possibly the reason is, i'm marching up the gangplank to this plush houseboat: a plan is fulﬁlled within which all of the unhappy deaths upload as much as whatever rather than not anything, someway get switched over to pleasure. a very skinny child who resembled our pal Joe the Junkie stopped me, asserting, “Ticket? ” “You suggest this factor? ” From my handbag I obtained out the broadcast card that Barefoot had mailed me upon receipt of my hundred money. In California you purchase enlightenment how you purchase peas on the grocery store, by means of dimension and through weight. I’d like 4 kilos of enlightenment, I acknowledged to myself.