5 NEW NONFICTION BOOKS / CROWD POWER & THE GLOBAL SANITATION CRISIS / MOVIE MAKING ADVENTURES / ESSAYS APLENTY / A FREE BOOK FOR EVERYONE / IMPORTANT NOVELS COMING SOON

Combining an idea with ‘crowd power’ to solve a serious global health problem …

The world is full of unsolved problems that kill millions of people every year. Historically governments do little to solve them. I’m LM Marchus. I’m 82 and doing something about one of them. A few years ago I invented the world’s first Personal Mobile Toilet (PMT) …I call it: mygogolav (you get it – right? Wink wink).

Matt Damon is not affiliated with our company Tent Toilet Global. He and a colleague started water.org to both draw attention to the world’s drinkable water problems and to the lack of sanitation in much of the world. That being said – we would welcome any involvement with water.org in our efforts to crowd power a solution to the global sanitation problems he mentions in the video.

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What! You read correctly. It’s a real personal toilet that people can carry with them wherever they gogo (no pun intended). It only weighs 2 pounds (about 900 grams) yet will support people weighing 300 pounds (136,000 grams).

The base of the toilet folds and the seat folds around the base into a compact size that easily fits into a child’s backpack leaving room for clothes food etc. (click through below for pictures and more info). Takes only 4 snaps to assemble. 6-year-olds assemble it intuitively. I’ve sold the PMT to campers RV enthusiasts boaters etc. all over the world (the tooling is complete). One sets up the toilet inserts a plastic bag relieves themselves then simply ties a knot in the bag and drops it in a dumpster or garbage pit or digs a hole and buries it.

First responders to disaster events lament many things – but almost all of them say in unison ‘what is most needed’ is “some kind of instant sanitation – especially for mothers of small children.” I need your help to get this done!

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Free Book!

3D BUCKET WORK BOOKTHIS 411-page eBook is FREE. But I’m also creating a new literary org I’m calling: IDEAS WITHOUT LIMIT and by downloading the eBook you automatically become an associate in the new lit org. Big deal. Well if you have remaining a curiosity about the human imagination the new lit org is all about probing down into that pool. I’ve done a lot of bucket work in that pool and have a great deal more to share. Besides it’s free.

In my 82 years ideas were and still are everything! For the most part I’ve existed idea-to-idea. I’ve learned to rely on the output of my dreams for ideas …And as I keep emptying buckets I keep learning more about how the unconscious is in reality an idea factory a center of imaginative output and I intend to share all that’s new. Only through acts of imagination can we hope to pave over the fears the socialization effects the conforming influences so as to make our own way.

I intend to assemble a newsletter from time-to-time that features both my own continuing probes into that very deep pool but also whatever I find from others doing similar work. You will know of any discounts on my books before the rest of the world as well as about books I recommend to read about making your own way.

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LM Marchus & First Sound Press

LOGO FIRST SOUND PRESS3I started blogging about 7 years ago …then started another one about 5 years ago. I had been writing 7 days a week for years trying to pull together my 2 central insights that drive the narrative of my nonfiction books: 1) the natural way to exist is imaginatively playing – exactly as we began as a child and 2) that each of us is born loaded with capacities beyond count with billions of neurons each more complex than New York City and that our imaginative powers along with our sense and spirit of individuality are slowly eroded away through a socializing process designed to ‘save’ a tribe state or nation and not the individuals who make up those institutions.

The blogs were a way to get these insights out there and to my delight the response has empowered me to finish the books. But then I got the idea of having a website where I could offer my own books because they defy categorization …And where I could take on the responsibility of ‘self-marketing’ them. My books are ‘first sounds’ in the sense they offer a deeper resonance regarding the human condition and what an ordinary person can do to transform themselves through their own innate power to imagine.

To get a taste of my writing and to celebrate the launch of this new site – I’m giving away Bucket Work in the Sea of Eternity: The Results of 25,000 Nights. In this 420 page ebook I utilize a number of poetical styles including short anecdotal bursts of prose and stripped bare accessible language gained from years of trolling in the deep end of the pool (if you want Bucket Work in print you’ll have to pay: sorry). There are a number of essays in Bucket Work such as: Atom Bombs / Burlesque / And the Earth Goddesses Colors that probe the human condition so as to get a sense of direction for our own existences. One of my poems: Renunciation has been picked up and republished on several sites.

All 5 of the nonfiction books are now available. ‘Raid’ on. “Read the best books first” said Thoreau ” or you may not have a chance to read them at all.

A Radical Approach to NonFiction & First Sound Press

HUMANS THE ONLY CREATURES CONSCIOUS THAT THEY’RE CONSCIOUS / “THE LIVING ARE CONSCIOUS THEY WILL DIE” ECCL. 9:5 / INSTINCT INFORMS CERTAIN SPECIES WHEN THEY’RE DYING / JUNG’S RED BOOK / “CONFRONTATIONS WITH ONE’S UNCONSCIOUS OR VISIONARY STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS”

It is perhaps the most extraordinary thing to learn as a child: that you're going to die. For once a child learns this he or she is affected by that knowledge throughout their existence until the day they do indeed die. Biologists know of no species besides humans that are conscious of being conscious. "I think therefore I am" the Cartesian exclamation (after Rene Descartes) that startled (and still startles) the world in the early 17th century distanced himself from all previous philosophers and was a creative mathematician to boot inventing analytical geometry (the bridge between algebra and geometry) which was used in the discovery of infinitesimal calculus and analysis of geometric shapes both on paper and in space. He wrote Passions of the Soul a deep probe into what we now call 'emotions.' He was fully aware (or conscious) that he was conscious of being conscious and that his consciousness was rattled moment-by-moment with emotional input - a chattering that was near-impossible to subdue or even quiet. Descartes was a pioneer of many fields of inquiry including rationalism (which was enlarged by both Spinoza and Leibniz). Descartes made extraordinary lifestyle choices ..."I entirely abandoned the study of letters. Resolving to seek no knowledge other than that of which could be found in myself or else in the great book of the world - I spent the rest of my youth traveling - visiting courts and armies - mixing with people of diverse temperaments and ranks - gathering various experience [...]

By | January 6th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Homepage|0 Comments

CHILDREN’S LAND / ALICE’S ADVENTURE IN WONDERLAND / NIETZSCHE / EVE AND THE GREAT FALL / FORWARD TO THE PAST

When I read Nietzsche and discover his notions of a Children's Land I can't help wondering if he had read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. There is a striking similarity of purpose tone and mood. Chapter 36 of Thus Spake Zarathustra titled The Land of Culture: "And when I looked around me - lo! there time was my sole contemporary. Then did I fly backwards - homewards - and always faster. Thus did I come unto you: ye present-day men - and into the land of culture." And at the end: "Thus do I love only my children's land - the undiscovered in the remotest sea: for it do I bid my sails search and search. Unto my children will I make amends for being the child of my fathers: and unto all the future—for this present-day!—Thus spake Zarathustra." And from Alice:  The barriers between dream and reality are deliberately removed by Carroll in Alice ...And of course Alice challenges all authority all conclusions all decisions all gestures that she feels are wrong or at least not right. Published in 1865 at the height of Victorianism when children were to be seen and definitely not heard - this characterization of a powerful little girl is simply astonishing. When I had my encounter with Clarisse I felt as if I was encountering Alice. Uncanny how many parallels between my reading of Nietzsche's Children's Land Alice and Clarisse heading out into the cosmos for the day (I tell the story of Clarisse in [...]

By | January 1st, 2017|Categories: 2016, Homepage|0 Comments

WHY DO WRITERS CLING TO THE PAST? / WHERE IS ‘ART’ HEADING? / CAN YOU SAVE THE ‘ARTIST’ IN YOU? / DOES SEX HAVE TO BE SO MECHANICAL? / IS OUR INDIVIDUALITY LOST FOREVER? ANSWERS

Writers strive for meaning and mostly fail. Gertrude Stein learned this fairly early in her life and advocated for force instead of meaning. How can that be? Striving for meaning tends to turn a written piece into an intellectual game ...Whereas force has no other intention other than to affect the reader emotionally. 'We are emotional creatures' says Stein. 'The resistance to the intellectual is based on what appears to be a lack of emotion in them ...a coolness ...even a deadness.' Stiff opinionated isolated rather than inclusive directly felt reflective. "As I say a motor goes inside and the car goes on - but my business my ultimate business as an artist was not with where the car goes as it goes but with the essence of its going" wrote Stein. Where is a piece of writing going isn't the thing? The 'essence of its going' is the thing. Of course there are dozens of emotional trips a writer can take a reader on ...but Stein's point is 'what are the feelings elicited by the trip?' 'What is the essence of the trip?' So we're forced to try and get the sense of what the word 'essence' means and in so doing we're faced with a contradiction of sorts. Forget meaning and try for force ...but you have to have some meaning to produce the force. Hmm? The definition that most applies to Stein is 'the base or bottom of a thing or idea.' The bedrock of a river [...]

By | December 29th, 2016|Categories: Homepage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

WITCHES BURNED / LOITERING DEMONS / BAD LUCK / BORN TO BE DEFORMED / EVERYWHERE MAN MOVES RIDING HIS SUPERSTITIONS / “HOW TO MAKE UP FOR A BAD HAND IN LIFE’S POKER GAME” / PIFFLE

Less than 100 years ago (1918) the movie ALRAUNE shows witches using mandrake root mixed with the semen of a recently hanged man in an attempt to impregnate themselves. The superstition was settled: if the 'witch' became pregnant the child will grow up leaving dead males along the trail. Every male was properly terrified of any woman who was suspected of being a witch. If she behaved in the slightest 'out of the ordinary' - meaning in complete subjection - she was suspected of having a 'demon' and throughout Europe for centuries 'forced exorcisms' were 'conducted on the suspected witchery,' The technique often included various tortures to get the woman to confess which it was presumed made it easier to rid her of 'her demon.' History is horror and many of the early silent movies were indeed 'horror' films. What is unknown by the vast majority of people is that strong women were burned at the stake - as witches. From 1460 (circa) to 1750 women were routinely burned at the stake or hung in Europe and Colonial North America (Salem witch trials and 'Scripturally' approved hangings). Try and grasp this number: from the time of the Reformation through the Thirty Year War as many as 1,000,000 women were executed (some historians say no more than 500,000 "or even less"). Every attempt by women to gain the smallest of 'human rights' were suppressed by the patriarchy of monarchs potentates pontiffs emperors the 'landed' etc. The male has feared the female [...]

By | December 25th, 2016|Categories: 2016, Homepage|0 Comments

SEX ISN’T WHAT IT ONCE WAS / SEXUAL ‘PARTNERING’ WITH THE SAME SEX IS GROWING / THE TURNSTILE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN PEOPLE IS SPINNING FASTER AND FASTER / SO WHAT’S GOING ON WITH SEX IN 2016 AND BEYOND?

At every level of the 'landed' there was a cluster of built-in treacheries. Maids were often used for sexual gratification by the 'landed.' If they refused they could be discharged without references and this prevented them from getting another job. If they got pregnant they would often be married off to a person 'of the same class' for money or even a small house. Enslavement came in dozens of forms. At the beginning of the 19th century William Blake said: "I must Create my own system or be enslav'd in another Man's." If you worked for someone you were perceived as being owned (because of having been 'given a job as compensation') by your 'employer.' The word 'employ' means 'to hire or engage the services of (a person or persons) -- provide employment or a job -- have or keep in one's service.' Since the advent of the word 'employ' the meaning has not changed. As Orwell wrote: "people will accept enslavement (under the worst of conditions) by simply saying 'it's not so bad.'" This was the case of the black African slaves in America and of all the indigenous peoples around the world who became 'comfortable' during the various colonial periods. All societies were formed by tyrants and terrorists. Harsh words but true. The 'landed' were deemed privileged and entitled. If a baronet wanted sex in the morning with one of the maids that was 'his privilege' and even his wife would be forced to go along with it [...]

By | December 24th, 2016|Categories: 2016, Homepage|0 Comments

WE LEARN A LANGUAGE (SOME MORE THAN ONE) / THEN WE LEARN WE COMMUNICATE WITH ‘IMPLIED MEANINGS’ / IS IT ANY WONDER WE STRUGGLE WITH SO-CALLED ‘RELATIONSHIPS?’ / WHY ‘RELATIONSHIPS’ SOAR THEN FIZZLE

We all learn a language (or at least parts of one) – some learn several languages and appear so superior to those muddling along with just one. And of course all languages are made up of made up words or sounds that allegedly have meanings. How else can we communicate except through ‘implied meanings?’ Maurice Nicoll wrote that ‘no one comprehends the distances between the closest people.’ He also wrote at length about the fact that one human is invisible to another. ‘We see a person’s body we see their lips move we hear the sounds of words coming from them we watch their facial expressions their hand movements we listen to the tone of their voice …and we don’t grasp that the person themselves is completely invisible.’ How strange it is for the ordinary person to exist in a world of invisible people. Yet as Nicoll writes ‘if we suddenly could see and hear what actually goes on between people we would indeed come to exist in a totally new humanity.’ (photo: Elisa Benfi) … Because of this strange and foreboding state of affairs it’s impossible for any two people (even the deepest of lovers) to have what is termed ‘a relationship’ if we understand that term to mean that two people have gotten together on some sort of permanent basis some lasting basis based on some deep compatibility. In truth according to Nicoll all we can ever be is an ‘associate’ with varying degrees of intensity passion etc. [...]

By | December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Homepage, Uncategorized|0 Comments

CRISIS UPON CRISIS: A WORLD BESEIGED / LACK OF SANITATION KILLS MORE THAN ALL THE WARS / SMALL COMPANY IN VANCOUVER WA HAS WORLD-CHANGING SANITATION SOLUTION (mygogolav.com) / LEADERS PREOCCUPIED WITH SAVING NATIONS: EACH ALREADY A RUINS

After a lousy night followed by a lousy morning I needed some place to go where I can feel more sane. Living in Vancouver Washington the Pacific Northwest of the United States I headed out for the woods. Every inventor goes through the lousy nights and mornings even whole days remain lousy no matter what you do. To invent something – even something as useful as the mygogolav – is to heap weights on your back until your knees buckle. I’ve gone through piles of money just to get a ‘prototype’ to work. And then years go by and more money is spent as you grind away at getting the device to work right […] to work simply and reliably and do exactly what you say the thing is supposed to do. In this case support someone – even some big someone’s – while they eliminate their body wastes. How in the world does a body get involved with such a project? I’ve invented other things that had nothing to do with the stench of body waste the solid form I’m referring to. You can’t get the people with money to sit down and talk about poop and pooping and where it goes and why it’s a major major major problem in the world. Everywhere there’s exposed human poop there’s the possibility of spreading diseases such as cholera and typhus. But in spite of the fact that millions – yes millions of people die every year from diseases related to [...]

By | October 30th, 2016|Categories: 2016, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Dread of Man; Tolstoy’s Horror; Jung’s Imagination

In a recent post I made the case that our brain makes no distinction between images that come from outside into our brain through our senses, and those that are created from within the brain itself.  Simply put, our brain “images” - just as the earth foods and waters and provides air to breathe.  From this science, we can build a strong case for the existence of no less than two worlds - one out there and one in here.   Although we all know this to be true, we may not have come to terms with its far-reaching significance in our lives.  Surely the mass of mankind, although aware to some degree that they have inner feelings, etc., are not aware of these two image-generating sources.  For the mass of man lives a life proscribed for him by others.  Tolstoy’s take on the power of man over manTolstoy lived a relatively long life.  He both saw and fought in wars.  He watched aghast as his country (Russia) went to pieces.  “How pernicious (exceedingly harmful) to human souls is despotism; the power of man over man,” he wrote.  As he saw one horror after another unfold before his own eyes, he remarked about all the various tortures that were being used to extract “confessions” of disloyalty - from both sides.   What became overwhelming to him was that none of the killing, the torture, the despicable things done to one’s fellow was done impulsively, emotionally.  It was all done in [...]

By | December 31st, 2010|Categories: Concepts, First Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our World?; Real World?; The One We Can Imagine?

Lost in an alien land. . .Do not accept this! In past posts I’ve written about the absurdities of life, how easily each person gets lost in the world at large, how difficult it is to see (perceive) the world - with us in it, etc.  For those of you who are twenty-somethings, you may feel that since you’ve graduated college or university, that you already see the world with yourself in it.  Good luck.  As I’ve written repeatedly, what you’ve been taught to see and what you actually see are two completely different things.  Hide in plain sight.  The world is not what you’ve been taught to see it as.  Therefore, if you see yourself in it, you see yourself in a fake world, a virtual world, which is why you feel disoriented.  The most genuine You would have absolutely zero interest in the fake or virtual world you learned about in college or university.  Why? First of all, your most genuine You doesn’t exist at this time.  That being lies hidden somewhere in a maze of information, accreditation, certification, techno-babble, professional constructs, plus a mixture of political, religious, and secular dogmas, the fake cultural milieu at large - wherever you live, etc., etc.  You now exist in a swamp of mire that covers over your most genuine Self.   Meanwhile, you have to merge, then cope, with a transient now, which is constantly changing, morphing, and working to leave you behind.  And you feel the constant of this war, [...]

By | December 30th, 2010|Categories: Concepts, First Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do Eyes See?; Making Up a Future; Mind, Body = One?

Frank Werblin and Botond Roska, of the University of California, Berkeley, have discovered that the eye has around 12 channels that carry information to the brain - which then "constructs" images.  "Even though we think we see the world so fully, what we are receiving is really just hints, edges in space and time."  So that’s it. . .We think we see, but we really don’t see. . .We only see “edges in space and time.”  O, my, the implications of that piece of knowledge are vast.  Hang on.Damir Ibrisimovic adds - “A careful reading of their report combined with that of Kanwisher and Kathleen O'Craven reveals that what our brain sees are hints, sketches or as they’re called in psychology - “schemas.”  A “schema” is an internal representation of the outer world -- an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the outer world.  And we’re constantly “revising it” to make it fit into our inner world.  But the unknown element poses these questions: what are we revising the world into?  And, how can all this information be used better? “We see more than our brain sees and we witness this by simple closing and opening our eyes.  The individual we are inside is far more involved sensually than our senses (a massive mixing of the inner and outer is always taking place. . .And the inner world is much more complex and diverse).  We take the data and make far more of it [...]

By | December 30th, 2010|Categories: Concepts, First Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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