Tim Holmes is a walking talking contradiction; my goddess can he talk. He’s also a poet, for the last seventeen years he’s travelled in the guise of the Buddhist Punk. Having produced a one man show: The Sub Verse Meditations of a Buddhist Punk, performed at literary & music festivals (Off the Shelf, Ledbury, Shambala, Wychwood) and opened for artists such as American polit punks Anti Flag and the Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra, his preferred approach is now guerrilla performance; unsolicited renditions to unsuspecting audiences, outside the party, ideally by the fireside.
Newton’s First Law of Poetry
As gravity takes hold once more
And every action reacts with its equal and opposite number
I awake from my slumber and type
That which is captive attempts to break free
That which is free I attempt to capture on the page
From then to now. The why? The how?
And every thing has an equal and opposite everything
A body will remain still unless acted upon by an external force
Or of course, an internal force
My art beats
I ‘m moved from within
I’ve destroyed a blank page
And created a work of heart.
Dave Lee is a Chaos magician, breathwork coach and writer with a fund of bizarre experiences. He has spent decades researching effective techniques for undoing our conditioning and changing our realities, including Chaos Magic, entheogens and energy-body alchemy. He is a qualified breathwork coach and a leading light in the Chaos Magic organization the Illuminates Of Thanateros.
Dave has run workshops on magic since 1993, in UK, USA, Germany, Austria, Spain and Holland. He also provides online magical training – visit his websitehttp://www.chaotopia.co.uk/ or email email@example.com for details of courses and free webinars.
Dave’s writings have appeared in more occult and underground magazines than he cares to remember and he was one of the early editors of Chaos International magazine. His non-fiction books include: Chaotopia!, The Wealth Magic Workbook, Bright From the Well, Connect Your Breath and Magical Incenses. He is currently completing his ground-breaking book, ‘Life-Force: Adventures in Breathwork and Energy Magic’. Details of his books can be found on his website.
Experiences that are too weird to fit into his non-fiction get used to create the other realities he writes about- see his novel The Road to Thule and forthcoming novel The Cull. His fiction is featured on a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/KingdomOfWessex?ref=hl
You can find his blog at http://chaotopia-dave.blogspot.com, and follow @dleeahp on Twitter.
Christopher James Stone, also known as CJ Stone, was a Guardian columnist from September 1993 to March 1998.He has written a number of books, including the cult classic about the free party scene,Fierce Dancing. He has had articles published in The Guardian, The Independent, The New Statesman, The London Review of Books, Kindred Spirit and Prediction magazine, amongst others.Website: http://www.cjstone.co.uk/Blog: https://christopherjamesstone.wordpress.com/For articles, columns and extracts from his books: http://cjstone.hubpages.com/