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« on: August 13, 2022, 01:18:32 am »

And a commentary track type thing called:

In which James Joyce, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Beethoven, Joseph Campbell, Robert Anton Wilson, Chris Rock, a Poet Laureate, and the Father of Skulls are all implicated in the mysteries of THE EGYPTIAN BOOK OF THE DEAD  :fnord: :fnord: :fnord:

Only Maybe Arts Lab / FAHRVERGNÜGEN! (REDUX)
« on: August 06, 2022, 09:14:45 pm »
Updated version of an old fav...

And a commentary track type thing called:
In which it turns out there might be some truth to my fiction!

Only Maybe Arts Lab / Re: RAW THOUGHTS
« on: August 02, 2022, 08:17:12 pm »
I can dig all of that, AI!

And no worries about the original purpose of the thread, distractions are encouraged  :fnord: :fnord:

Just to connect some dots with you...

Releasing both positive & negative self esteem reminds me of Jung's concept of enantiodromia, the idea being that psychical states call forth their opposites. A bipolar pendulum, of sorts. Neutralizing value judgements might could create some balance.

I know what you mean about euphoric & holistic love!

Interesting thing about language where it condenses a multiplicity of ideas into a single symbol, which then gets used interchangeably, with somewhat confusing results!

“Every word is a fossilized poem.”

Eros: Romantic Love
Philia: Brotherly Love
Agape: Divine/Unconditional Love

"Love, yes. Word known to all men"
- James Joyce, Ulysses

"All you need is love"
- The Beatles

"I'm lovin' it"
- McDonalds Slogan

"Love is the law"
- Aleister Crowley

"Love is metaphysical gravity."
- Bucky Fuller

Only Maybe Arts Lab / A QUANTUM OF DISCORD
« on: August 01, 2022, 05:02:06 pm »

Just FYI, the website version of this is in a slightly wider format and is, I think, nicer looking  :fnord:

But also, I like having a stream of my pages listed here, and so!

Only Maybe Arts Lab / MAYBE DAY 2022 WAS HERE!
« on: July 24, 2022, 10:00:13 pm »
Didn't get a chance to post this yesterday, but Maybe Day did indeed arrive  :fnord: :fnord: :fnord:

Only Maybe Arts Lab / Re: WEIRDOVERSE
« on: June 27, 2022, 01:52:09 pm »
This is one of your best.

So very much appreciated! I really wasn't sure how well this would come across.
Thanks for the reassurance  :fnord: :fnord: :fnord:

Only Maybe Arts Lab / BUDDHAFART - EP. 15 “TMI”
« on: June 24, 2022, 03:10:38 am »

BUDDHAFART – The story so far…
By Bobby Campbell & Todd Purse


Only Maybe Arts Lab / Garden State Comic Fest
« on: June 18, 2022, 09:29:10 pm »

I'm going to be at the Garden State Comic Fest on July 9th & 10th!
Bringing a truck load of my weird comix & art   :fnord: :fnord: :fnord:

Only Maybe Arts Lab / Re: MAYBE DAY 2022 IS COMING!
« on: June 18, 2022, 07:14:27 pm »
Always great to be part of anything with you all <3 This kind of reminds me of a website that blew my mind a little after I happened upon MLA, and it looks like they keep adding content:

Thank you Bobby!

I loved fusion anomaly! That's exactly the kind of weird web stuff I'd love to find again  :fnord: :fnord: :fnord:
Thanks as always & forever for the enthusiasm ZP!

I suspect we'll probably get a lot of writing, images, video, & audio, but it occurs to me that it'd be really cool to do something interactive (ex., with twine).

I may not have time to do anything cool myself, though.

Something truly interactive would be great, I'll have to check out twine!

I just got a working version of the webring up and running.
I just have a few sample sites up for now, but will populate with sites as they start rolling in.
You can check out the demo here:

Only Maybe Arts Lab / MAYBE DAY 2022 IS COMING!
« on: June 05, 2022, 07:41:50 pm »

MAYBE DAY 2022 is our 3rd annual virtual celebration of the lives and ideas of Robert Anton Wilson.
There will be a maybe logical explosion of memes that goes live on July 23rd 8:08 AM UTC at

We're going to switch things up a bit this year and introduce an old school webring, instead of the digital NT zine.
Everyone is invited & encouraged to share a weblink to the NEW TRAJECTORIES WEBRING!

This accomplishes a few things, including illuminating a path up, over, and beyond the walled gardens of corporate controlled social media platform monopolies, re-releasing the electronic extensions of our nervous systems back into the true wilderness of the world wide web.

I've got like maybe 5 websites I visit anymore, it's ridiculous, I'm ready to visit strange new worlds!
The idea is simple: Make something cool • Share the link • Explore the webring  :fnord: :fnord: :fnord:

LMK if you need help getting your piece online. Video presentations would be very welcome additions.

You can contact me here or at

Approximate deadline for submitting links & video presentations is July 18th

Also! As always, in the spirit of Discordians sticking apart, do please feel free & encouraged to create & post Maybe Day content using your own ways and means. A decentralized and self-organizing Maybe Day would be just the thing to keep the lasagna flying onward and upward to ever greater glory.



Only Maybe Arts Lab / Wilhelm Reich in Hell (2022)
« on: June 02, 2022, 09:17:44 pm »
I did new interior art for the latest and greatest edition of RAW's Punk Rock Opera Wilhelm Reich in Hell
A couple of the pieces are enclosed below :fnord: :fnord: :fnord:

Only Maybe Arts Lab / Re: RAW THOUGHTS
« on: April 27, 2022, 09:46:00 pm »
Thanks for the reply, ArchangelIdiotis!

I translate the lack of an object as the answer to ending suffering to mean total selflessness is without suffering, because the self cannot attach to objects if it has been transcended. Selflessness as Nirvana, love not bound by the ego unconditionally expanding.

I cannot say how selfless it is possible to actually become. But RAW's conclusion that the koan is bullshit because the 8 circuits are an object that can overcome suffering seems to me to miss the point. Without noticing the approach of selflessness of mysticism and right hand esoteric paths, 8 circuit consciousness can become a thing which inflates one's pride in one's "level of consciousness".

I try to share my research into 8 circuit consciousness. So I don't discount that Wilson and Leary's research into this avenue was important. But I don't think intellectual enlightenment is as sustainable unless it induces less pride and more (openness to) love.

I haven't read The Starseed Signals yet, but am currently re-listening to the Cosmic Trigger audio book, which is from the same era of RAW, and do find myself occasionally bumping into RAW's optimistic gullibility, though to be fair, it's easy to second guess from 40 some odd years in the future.

I'm going to wildly speculate that RAW claiming the 8 circuit model leads to the end of suffering is him doing a bit equating the 8CM to the Buddha's 8-fold path, which is specifically about alleviating suffering.

I like this paradox of striving for selflessness reinforcing selfishness, otherwise what does the striving? (If I've restated it correctly!)

For my money the paradox maybe gets resolved by a caveat in the concept of sunyata (emptiness), which basically means that selflessness doesn't mean an absolute absence of self, but rather the lack of a permanent intrinsic identity, and that one shd recognize the self as a temporary & conditional entity, not as something completely non-existant.

I think you've hit 2 great points about the 8CM that I emphatically agree with!

The way that it gets viewed as hierarchical levels of attainment seems counterproductive, and does indeed lead to weird, nonsensical, elitism.
Also, unnecessary fragmentation! Most 8CM commentary isolates the functionality of each system, whereas I like to imagine it working holistically.

I also def agree the model over emphasizes the intellect over the heart. The 4th circuit seems very underdeveloped in both RAW & Leary's version of the model. The social-sexual circuit kind of gets skipped over to get to the fun psychic trippy stuff. They generated way more material about sexy cosmic consciousness than say, what it means to function as a supportive member of a family/community/society.

I don't know if RAW wd agree with this specific criticism of the 8CM, but he did talk about the psychological dangers of opening the crown chakra before opening the heart chakra, metaphorically speaking!

I find myself increasingly grateful that I really only use the 8CM in the context of making my sci-fi comix, where I am completely untethered from the expectation that it be in any way true or real  :fnord: :fnord: :fnord:

Best wishes!

Only Maybe Arts Lab / Re: WEIRDOVERSE
« on: April 25, 2022, 07:45:45 pm »
I'm enjoying hitting random pages in this thread, both to see how you've refined/evolved your style over time, and also because there is something worth reading on each one.

Also, that reworking of the Dr Who theme is so much fun!

Thanks so much for playing along, lexi!
 :fnord: :fnord: :fnord:

Only Maybe Arts Lab / Cephalopods Of Mars!
« on: April 23, 2022, 08:58:30 pm »

Cover art I did for the new ep of The Lost Doctor:
Cephalopods Of Mars!

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