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THE LAST FLIGHT TO HEAVEN…. SUNDAY JULY 19 £7.50
TAKE OFF - 7.30 PM from THE BICYCLE SHOP,
17, ST. BENEDICT’S STREET, NORWICH, NR2 4PE
YOU CAN CAST ALL YOUR HANG UPS OVER THE SIDE…
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£7.50. Doors open 7.00 pm . 7.30 pm start. Interval and bar.
l to r Hendrix, Lt Sarah Ji O Who Ru, Dr Who Am I...
All photos by Mark Gregory
Part of Room at the Hanse Theatre Company's Four Shows In July, as featured in the Lynn News A magical combination of Hendrix music, poetry and theatre.
Slide down the cobra of Shiva and soar up Jacob's ladder with us.
Follow Dr Who Am I’s astro-knight grail quest through inner space - with Hendrix playing in the cosmic elevators.
It is Easter 1967. Dr Who Am I's life is a Dis-aster. He needs to get away from it all and find himself. He books the Tardis in for a major TOM and himself onto the Last Flight to Heaven, posing as timewaster Agent Whodo Do-be-do-be.
The love craft is a Hafiz, named after the 14C Persian mystic, perfect man and poet revered throughout the East.
Seventh Heaven agent 007 is missing, believed killed, survived by a 'suicide' note, written in whirling Dhervish.
Co-pilot Lt O-Who Ru - currently employed on the Inner Space station baggage check - topped the NASA tests but in 1967 was not allowed to fly moon missions. However, she speaks whirling Dervish and can translate Hafiz's flight manual.
and knows everything - except how to be and what to do... Is Hendrix with the trip or on a suicide mission...?
Experience a science mystical Universe, a parallel version of Dante's.
Lt O-Who-Ru ....Taj Kandula (voice)
Jimi Hendrix.....John William (guitar and vocals)
Hear Gareth's original demo
https://soundcloud.com/gaz29-1/purgatory (heaven part 1)
https://soundcloud.com/gaz29-1/the-last-four-heavens (heaven part 2)
Dante and the text:
The whole odyssey including Hell on Earth adapts The Vision of Dante Alighieri. It's the 750th birthday of Dante this year. They tell us only his Inferno suits the modern mind. But ruin your measly little Inferno ... and come with us to heaven... The view is amazing...
The Seven Heavens are as described in 'The Nothing and the Everything' by Bhau Kalchuri (the author) and Meher Baba (the source).
I used to live in a room full of mirrors
And all I could see was me
So I took my spirit and I smashed my mirrors
Now the whole world is here for me to see. (Hendrix)
Heaven 004: At The Kuber Pass: Facing The Death Star In His Lucifer Starship
Hear it here
Tu dastgu shu ay khizr I pay khujastih, kih man
Piyadih miravam o hamrahan savaranand (Hafiz)
“O august master, lead me by the hand because I am traversing the Path on foot (helplessly) as compared with other companions who are riding along it.”
I see Lucifer didn’t fall – he was Pushed, by God's Whim;
God’s full Power garlands my neck, Shiva’s cobra coiling.
Nothing can stop him, this endless serpent, desire-unbridling
King of creation, his Potency can do anything.
Hell’s chaos-king farts new cosmoses, bursts worlds like bubbles;
Raises ghosts, zombies; possesses dead souls; haunts the living.
Caught between two worlds, my screen’s locked on both, my ace fuel low.
Humming occult energy eclipses thought, risks Grail’s destroying.
‘Lucifers’ have Omnipotent Divine Power, but no
Directions for use; a Joy-stick that’s stuck, controls missing.
‘Here’s the source of Earth’s destruction and the Wasteland’s dead root.
Yet here, also, Hope’s bright Threshold: the Grail that tips her wing.
Satan’s Eye thinks Earth’s destruction, and the Earth’s doom starts there
Straight away: all-anger, he wastes lands by thought’s dark willing.
King of all except himself, at black-hole tipping point of
Falling every moment, roving-proud-Eyed, All-desiring.
Owning everything there is; Eyeing everything he owns, he
Locks me with his black-hole glance, and into dust I’m crumbling.
Lucifer trolls, transforming from light-winged merlins
Flown by lesser masters, roar up the limitless ceiling.
Light flows from within - without, above, below, all round me,
Streams behind, before, the white rose of a bright noon’s shining.
Shielded thus, ‘Lancelot’ soars, high as an archangel’s sword
Sheathed in spells Morganna sings, Mother of All-healing.
Cutting edge, State of the Ark, pure simple light, Christ to sky
Risen; as a hundred rays to the Sun connecting.
Closely guarded Key to the spirit world - Infinite Power
Without Gnosis, all heavenly Secret enchantments, turning.
Who-do-be do-being; Voodoo-be do-being, Who-do-be
Done being, Voodoo-be done being, Dis-Dissed, Dis-Dissing...
Satan peaks, HOT FEELING HARD-WIRED, ALL-SUBLIME-THOUGHT KISSING:
MOI!- gone– thinks he’s stone now, lies flat on the floor in ruin.
Highest ace, your measured mind beats the Lucifer in flight.
Love remains, the love’s you: sends your dark side Kuber-flushing.
The form is the Persian ghazal, Hafiz’s favourite. It combines a formal control with a passionate content.
The Sun is a metaphor in this sequence but the reality of this life-giving heart and home of light is astonishing: visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b048nlfb
Women topped the NASA tests in the 60s, especially the endurance of boredom and pain, but didn't fly moon missions until the 80s due to ‘lack of combat experience’. Dr Who experiences each heaven in both genders.
For more mind-blowing stuff about the seven heavens and seven planes see ‘The Nothing and The Everything’ by Meher Baba/Bhau Kalchuri, published by Manifestation Inc, California, 1981.