All summaries taken from video cases
Navi: We're all connected.
There is a world around us, a world of people, tactile sensation, and culture. There is the wired world, inside the computer, of images, personalities, virtual experiences, and a culture all of its own. The day after a classmate commits suicide, Lain, a thirteen-year-old girl, discovers how closely the two worlds are linked when she recieves an e-mail from the dead girl: "I just abandoned my body. I still live here..." Has the line between the real world and the wired world begun to blur?
Layers: "Weird," "Girls," "Psyche," "Religion"
Knights: Fulfill the Prophecy...
"KNIGHTS" - a super hacker group that has large effects in the wired. No one knows who the members are, but they control information and sometimes develop and distribute illegal information equipment. The KNIGHTS are trying to make Lain do something... When Lain metaphorizes her physical self into the wired to search for an answer to incidents of kids commiting suicide... she finds that the KNIGHTS are behind this incident. One day, a group of men in black suits make contact with Lain. They ask "Are those people who you live with really your parents?" "Are you the Lain of the wired?" and "Who are you really?"
Layers: "Distortion," "Kids," "Society"
Deus: I am God in the wired... I created you, Lain.
There are rumors that Lain is stealing people's secrets and spreading them in the wired. Her friends, including Arisu [Alice], abandon Lain, and even her parents leave, telling Lain that they are not her real parents. Then Lain discovers the one in the wired causing the trouble- her other self. "Which is the real me!?" Lonely and confused, Lain then encounters a man who calls himself "God" in the wired.
Layers: "Rumors," "Protocol," "Love"
Reset: "I'll delete myself and reset everyone's memory."
Who am I? The question is asked over and over again throughout the noise. Lain destroys her own creator and loses her best friend, now Lain must decide what to do. Should she delete herself from everyone's memory? If she does, the real world should remain exactly the same, but if no one remembers her, did Lain ever really exist?
Layers: "Infornography," "Landscape," "Ego"
Load and Run:
By Timothy Leary and Eric Gullichsen
We place no reliance
On virgin or pigeon;
Our Method is Science,
Our Aim is Religion.
Aleister Crowley, from the journal "Equinox"
People jacked in so they could hustle. Put the trodes on and they were out there, all the data in the world stacked up like one big neon city, so you could cruise around and have a grip on it, visually anyway, because if you didn't, it was too complicated, trying to find your way to a particular piece of data you needed. Iconics, Gentry called that.
William Gibson, Mona Lisa Overdrive
Information is more basic than matter and energy.
Atoms, electrons, quarks consist of bits --
Binary units of information
Like those processed in computer software
And in the brain.
The behavior of these bits, and thus of the universe,
Is governed by a single programming rule.
Aeons ago, in the lost era of our Ancient Heritage, ALIEN SPACE BEINGS arrived and impregnated our planet with the seeds of their future harvest. They were Aliens because they are not originally from this planet. They were Space as they were extremely intelligent. They were Beings as long as they held conscious intention, which they did. As interdimensional shapeshifters, Alien Space Beings travelled between the third, fourth, and fifth dimensions; changing form to adapt to the diverse survival conditions of their daily lives.
They elected a council of spirit farmers to be responsible for feeding and nurturing their interstellar family. Spirit farming entailed the locating of a biologically responsive planet and the planting of spirit seed inside suitable neuro-muscular organisms to eventually produce a non-stop crop of spiritual food. Since Alien Space Beings were essentially immaterial spiritual entities, their survival depended on certain high-frequency, vibratory substances.
CyberCraft, An Interpretative Metaphor
Welcome to the CyberCraft Manual. We hope you will enjoy and benefit from this little exploration into the majikal mind-body complex. Our purpose is to help others operate at higher levels on all planes of life. It isn't our purpose to help them just feel better. Witchcraft has some very positive and life affirming teachings. The authors of this document hope to interpret those metaphors bringing them into a late 20th century framework from which we can springboard into the 21st century.
17 Sep 2005 @ 08:26 by : Marzipan
Das Glas Perlen Spiel
"The idea that each of us, our life, our story, is a pearl in the game, yes!"--H.G.
17 Sep 2005 @ 17:22 by astrid : Well. geeeee.....
Porf.G. Are there any pink, blue or black pearls in the game?....'cause those are the ones I like the most! I also have one, just one, golden yellow. I like that one very much too.
You know, professor, I think Mr Crowley was a very dum and cruel person, don't you think?!
Sincerely / Alice & the Kitties
17 Sep 2005 @ 19:42 by : No...
I do not think Fra., Perdurabo was dumb. Cruel, maybe, but that was a part of the cloak of the Magus that he cultivated. There is a very thin line between cruel and kind. And there are as many colors as you can fancy/imagine.
Grandmother had a string of 'black' pearls that she brought with her from England and I've always, thanks grandma, fancied the black ones the best.
The antique ivory/yellow ones I've seen only in China but I like them too. Arisu and the katt-zen?
Oh, why did you mention Crowley if I might ask? Did you like Professor Garfields place? Torque and efficiency! That's what should sell cars and not the 'horse-power' under the hood. I think American car makers are explotative and absolutely 'cruel.' I think the American Military is 'cruel.' I think the IRS and the FBI and the CIA and the BTF and the...etcetera's are all extremely cruel. But Alestair? Nah...he was just a puppy who got a lot of bad press. But, bad press sells better than good press. You know that, McCLuhan 101. ;)