UNILALIA LIVE! [ 2019 - 2020]
*Unilalia Live! 007 - 008 have been postponed due to COVID-19 "public health" restrictions.
Unilalia Live! 006 occurred on March 8, 2020 at Cafe Red, located at Cafe Red, at 7148 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle, WA. This installment featured local artists Fat Tone, Skully Vega, Astral Trap, and more.
The Stranger – The venue-floating hip-hop and R&B showcase Unilalia Live will host Virginia MC Bighomie$lim, Seattle's Astral Tap, Sacramento's Face Stafa, and other up-and-coming artists from near and far.
Unilalia Live! 005 occurred on February 14, 2020 at Cafe Racer, located at 5828 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA. This installment featured local artists Fat Tone, Skully Vega, Astral Trap, Coldboulder, Brakebill, and CLIFFVRD as well as Face Stafa, coming from Sacramento, and Bighomie$lim, coming out of Virginia.
Unilalia Live! Pop-up show occurred on February 8, 2020 at Cafe Red, at 7148 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle, WA. This impromptu show featured local artists from the Seattle-Tacoma metro area.
Unilalia Live! 004: Blackbox Underground
occurred on January 24, 2020 as a unique one-off event. Selected underground artists were invited to display their craft at an underground speakeasy cabaret called Copious, located in Ballard.
Unilalia Live! 003 occurred on December 27, 2019. To close out the decade, we hosted our third benefit show for StandUp For Kids Olympia, a non-profit organization that helps provide for homeless youth in Thurston county, Washington
Ep. VII: Caesar, the Martyr is an interdisciplinary artist based in Tacoma, Washington. Between writing and producing his own music, to designing his own album covers, merch, and show posters, to editing his own videos, Caesar is in full creative control at all times. We caught up with him for the release of his new album “We Wilt, We Bloom” to learn more about his process.
Ep. VI: Sara Falaro is an actor / songwriter / entrepreneur, based out of New York City. After she quit her toxic job in 2019, she started a business as a Brand & Business Coach for Artists. Sara's mission is to empower folks to take control of their creative careers through radical authenticity online. She is a huge believer that we are capable of absolutely anything; that there is magic in potential.
Ep. IV: Edgar Valentine is a Tacoma based glass artist who was recently featured on the Netflix special “Blown Away” – is glass work has created a strong foundation for his artistic pursuits. Read about his practice here.
Ep. III: Osaze Seneferu is a visual artist based in the Bay Area whose work focuses on history, identity, and navigating through the world specifically as a Black male. In this spotlight, we gain more insight into his artist practice.
Ep. II: Rob Sylvia is a visual artist based in the Bay Area whose work focuses on history, identity, and navigating through the world specifically as a Black male. In this spotlight, we gain more insight into his artist practice.
Fred Gettings Collection
"Such cases are increasing in which children are born with a human form, but are not really human beings in relation to their highest I; instead, they are filled with beings that do not belong to the human class. Quite a number of people have been born since the nineties without an I, that is, they are not reincarnated, but are human forms filled with a sort of natural demon." – from “Faculty Meetings With Rudolf Steiner Vol. 2”, July 1923
The Unilalia Group is a grouping of six creative initiatives, together forming a bridge into a new space. One of those six initiatives is an ongoing, concentrated investigation of what we call reality and the mystery of being.
By James P. Carse
"Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are played in order to be won, which is when they end. But infinite games are more mysterious. Their object is not winning, but ensuring the continuation of play. The rules may change, the boundaries may change, even the participants may change—as long as the game is never allowed to come to an end."
By Guy Debord
"The Das Kapital of the 20th century. An essential text, and the main theoretical work of the situationists. Few works of political and cultural theory have been as enduringly provocative. From its publication amid the social upheavals of the 1960's up to the present, the volatile theses of this book have decisively transformed debates on the shape of modernity, capitalism, and everyday life in the late 20th century."
By John Zerzan
"Thinker and revolutionary John Zerzan has been widely credited with inspiring the new generation of antiglobalization activists. Collecting essays and interviews, Running on Emptiness reflects Zerzan's wide range of interests, from the political ("We All Live in Waco") to the personal ("So ... How Did You Become an Anarchist?"). This book deftly mixes history, anthropology, science, cultural theory, and politics to offer a critique of society as well as a blueprint for change."
*the linked text is to the most relevant chapter - "The Failure of Symbolic Thought".
By Terence and Dennis McKenna
"A thoroughly revised edition of the much-sought-after early work by Terence and Dennis McKenna that looks at shamanism, altered states of consciousness, and the organic unity of the King Wen sequence of the I Ching."
By Three Initiates
"The Kybalion was first published in 1908 by the Yogi Publication Society in Chicago, Illinois and has been in the public domain since 1977. Purportedly based upon ancient Hermeticism, its philosophies became founding pillars within the New Thought movement of the early 1910s. The book early on makes the claim that it makes its appearance in one's life when the time is appropriate and includes axioms and insights similar to those found in the Book of Proverbs."
Revised and Expanded Edition
"The essential source book for anyone wanting to pursue the SI. A vast compendium of writings from all their major works, books, journals, leaflets etc. All the stars are here, and much more. Much of this has been translated into English for the first time."
By Aldous Huxley
By Arthur Edward Waite
"The Hermetic Museum was published in Latin at Frankfort, in the year 1678, and, as its title implies, it was an enlarged form of an anterior work which, appearing in 1625, is more scarce, but, intrinsically, of less value. Its design was apparently to supply in a compact form a representative collection of the more brief and less ancient alchemical writers; in this respect, it may be regarded as a supplement to those large storehouses of Hermetic learning such as the Theatrum Chemicum, and that scarcely less colossal of Mangetus, the Bibliotheca Chemica Curiosa, which are largely concerned with the cream of the archaic literature, with the works of Geber and the adepts of the school of Arabia, with the writings attributed to Hermes, with those of Raymond Lully, Arnold de Villa Nova, Bernard Trevisan, and others. This edition contains both original volumes one and two."
"The Corpus Hermeticum is one of the primary works within the Hermetic Tradition. This Renaissance era craft is nonetheless based upon philosophical materials from far older times, namely the third or fourth century AD, from which the primordial material came."
By Jean Baudrillard
"Simulacra and Simulation is a 1981 philosophical treatise by the sociologist Jean Baudrillard, in which the author seeks to examine the relationships between reality, symbols, and society, in particular the significations and symbolism of culture and media involved in constructing an understanding of shared existence."
By Carlos Castaneda
"The Power of Silence is Castaneda's most astonishing book to date -- a brilliant flash of knowledge that illuminates the far reaches of the human mind. Through don Juan's mesmerizing stories, the true meaning of sorcery and magic is finally revealed. Honed in the desert of Sonora, the visions of don Juan give us the vital secrets of belief and self-realization that are transcendental and valid for us all. It is Castaneda's unique genius to show us that all wisdom, strength, and power lie within ourselves -- unleashed with marvelous energy and imaginative force in the teachings of don Juan -- and in the writings of his famous pupil, Carlos Castaneda."
"Feral revolution is an adventure. It is the daring exploration of going wild. It takes us into unknown territories for which no maps exist. We can only come to know these territories if we dare to explore them actively. We must dare to destroy whatever destroys our wildness and to act on our instincts and desires. We must dare to trust in ourselves, our experiences, and our passions. Then we will not let ourselves be chained or penned in. We will not allow ourselves to be tamed. Our feral energy will rip civilization to shreds and create a life of wild freedom and intense pleasure."
By Larry Law
"Complete archive of a series of small 'pocketbooks' in the late 1970s/early 1980s entitled 'Spectacular Times' by Larry Law. They serve as a brief introduction to situationist ideas. Each consists of newspaper clippings, quotations, handwritten text by Law and illustrations, all compiled and arranged with great humour!"
TO UNDERSTAND THE LO SHU SQUARE IS TO UNDERSTAND NOT ONLY THE ROOT OF THE MASONIC MAGIC SQUARE, BUT ALSO THE HEXAD (THE BIBLICAL NUMBER OF CREATION AND FIRST PERFECT NUMBER AS DESCRIBED IN THE QUADRIVIUM), AND KOĀN OF THREE DIMENSIONALITY. SIX, RELATED TO CAPRICORN AND SATURN ACCORDINGLY, IS ALSO THE TOTAL NUMBER OF DIRECTIONS THAT COMPRISE THREE DIMENSIONALITY: UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, BACK, AND FRONT. THE HEXAD IS THE ROOT OF THE WORD ‘HEX’, TO BEWITCH, TO SPELLBIND BUT HERE, THE TERM ‘SPELLS’ REFER TO THE MANIPULATION OF YOUR PERCEPTION OF REALITY THROUGH THE INTERVENTION OF LANGUAGE, SYMBOLS, STORIES, AND IMAGES, EFFECTIVELY BINDING YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS WITHIN A SYNTHETIC CONSTRUCT, A SIMULACRUM THAT IS THEN REFERRED TO AS THE “WORLD”, “CONSENSUS REALITY”, “CULTURE”, AND “IDENTITY”. AT ITS FULLEST FORM, THIS IS THE MATRIX, THE SIX SIDED DIORAMA YOU’VE BEEN TRAINED TO REFER TO AS LIFE. L-I-F-E — A COMBINATION OF FOUR SYMBOLS, A PROGRAM SPECIALLY DESIGNED TO CIRCUMSCRIBE YOUR PERCEPTION OF SELF WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THAT WHICH CAN BE SPOKEN. IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS THE WORD AND THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH: CODED LANGUAGE OF COURSE.