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What is It and Why is It Here?

James Kent

The historic opening editorial from the first issue of TRP

OKAY, WHAT THE HELL is The Resonance Project? What are its goals? Is it science? Is it religion? Is it satire? Could it function as all these of things at once?

These and many other questions were carefully considered during this project's inception, "Why bother?" outranking them all. However, after hours of soul searching, the bottom line is simply that we are on a mission — a mission to elevate personal consciousness and help achieve unity of self and universe. Mind you, this is no small goal, and one little magazine could never hope to accomplish such a vast achievement on its own. No, we are just one small voice among the many who are working towards similar goals. Hopefully, our efforts will resound with others and help to push things closer to the critical mass needed for change.

In order to function smoothly as a pseudo-religious awareness movement, I have decided to dispense with the propaganda and give you our agenda right up front. The Resonance Project is:

  • Using underground media to promote self-directed mysticism and the pursuit of mystical mind states through whatever means necessary.
  • Providing practical information on traditional and modern techniques for achieving mystical mind states.
  • Bridging the gap between science and mysticism.
  • Exposing hypocrisy and deceit in media, culture, and society.
  • Promoting theorists, artists, and organizations who are trying to make a difference.
  • Having fun.
Why such a heavy emphasis on popular mysticism? Well, as the 20th century draws to a close, it seems that the global economic rat-race, the mind-numbing mass-media, and the diversions of corporate entertainment are threatening to eat up every last second of our precious thinking time. With all the distraction out there, it is very easy to lose one's sense of self and sense of place in the universe. The caffienated hustle and bustle of modern consumer society leaves little time for dwelling on life's bigger mysteries, let alone good old-fashioned self-exploration. So what's a post-modern pre-enlightened self-actualized wisdom seeker to do?

Fear not fellow sorcerers, we have your answer.

Tags : psychedelic
Rating : Teen - Drugs
Posted on: 2001-05-01 00:00:00