Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Master of Supernal Mischief

In SUBTERRANEAN PRONOIA THERAPY, Part One Experiments and exercises in becoming a rebelliously kind, affably unpredictable, insanely poised Master of Supernal Mischief, Rob Brezney recommends we each acquire a hand puppet, preferably a funky old-fashioned one from an op shop, but any one will do. Give the puppet a name, he says, and wear it on your hand wherever you go for several days.
In a voice different from your normal one, make this ally speak the "shadow truths" of every situation you encounter: the dicey subtexts everyone is shy about acknowledging, the layers of truth that lie beneath the surface, the agreed-upon illusions that cloud everyone's perceptual abilities.

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