Arranging the Radio to
pick up different signals
Once you have managed to put the radio together, to construct
it and have it functioning (at least for a short period of time!), you have an open stream
of communication. But what are you going to communicate with? What are your options? How
do you select them and how can you attract certain signals over others?
In a certain way, various channels of the macrodimensions each
come with their own key or set of keys. These keys retain a certain essence through time
but also mutate and change from place to place. We are not interested in fulfilling a
particular tradition or set of rituals. Instead we are interested in the flow of
information and meaning from one space of the infinite continuum to another. So it is
certain that you will find your own specific and unrepeatable approaches to constructing
and designing these keys. Tradition in this case can serve as a source of inspiration but
you should be careful and not allow it to become a strict dogma. Dogma is not a key. It is
a closed room without a keyhole.
- Place both hands
to the side of your face, with the palms towards you.
- Cover the ears with
the thumbs, your eyes with the rest of the fingers.
- When you inhale, do it
through the nose while making the sound of HOOOONNNNNNGGGGG.
- Exhales through
your mouth, saying SSSSAWWWWW.
- Begin by making the sounds
loud enough for you to hear. After a while, begin to dimish the volume until
the sound becomes internal; or until you are mostly only "thinking" the
- Then, simply pay attention
to colors, sounds, or smells.
Sit with a friend at a café, park, mall, or any
other busy place. Begin a conversation in which both of you are very interested.
Preferably, a conversation that investigates or speculates about topics beyond mere
gossip. As you converse, pay attention to the sounds around you, and particularly to the
things other people around you are saying. When you or your friend hear a word, phrase, or
sound that seems to refer or relate to your conversation, incorporate it into your
conversation. Take that sound, word, or phrase as if it was being said by a third person.
Acknowledge it, respond to it, add to it, etc. Add it to the flow of the conversation.