Friday, October 10, 2014

Log 02: my Neptunian film "After Paris"

My first film ever, is the perfect example of Neptunian energy, influence and experience. The very process of making it was a Neptunian journey. It began as a casual, fun loving, compilation of shots of our Paris trip of 2009, pieced together, creating a journey of 20 mins. And though I showed it around, it remained unfinished for years and years. But early this year, 2014, my cousin Sangram, a budding cinematographer/ film maker, showed an interest in completing this long unfinished film, piling up on my computer since years. I was really dazzled by his first few shots. I felt he perfectly expressed the long, brewing Neptunian energy, emotions of my narrative. And we began shooting the second part of the film with his better camera, better skills, and better cinematographic vision. Our original plan was to shoot ten minutes more, and make it an half hour film. But Sangram's shots were oozing with Neptunian energy, he had completely caught my Neptunian vibe, mood, feel. We finally ended up with a much longer film. After we edited it, and Sangram sliced out a lot of the shots, we ended up with a full length feature of 90 minutes.  I'm very thankful for this very long journey, but one that helped me capture the Neptunian experience, emotion, vibe, and experience in the full 90 minutes of my film. Ennui, dissolution, gravitas, brooding, emotions, subjectivity, exile, churning and the final resolution, flood tide of emotions, release. The Neptunian journey and experience. Thanks to all the co actors for their spontaneous performance in this Neptunian journey. One that helped me synthesize cinema, personal biography, music, astrology, life, exile, all into one combined expression of a Neptunian feature film. Prayers to lord Varuna!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Log 01: Why Neptune ?

In this long journey of seven years of blogging,  I thought one my three blogs should express the highly subjective, psychological and extremely personal aspects of the astrological experience. Such a narrative would Help the reader, the psychologist, the mystic explorer astrological enthusiast to draw his own personal inferences. And by comparison, understand their own personal planetary experience. And comprehend their own spiritual and astrological journey. And hence I take this liberty of transforming this blog of mine, formerly dedicated to the investigation and analysis of the eclipse nodes of Vedic astrology, namely Rahu Ketu. Now to the subjective, personal, ethereal, cloudy, abstract realms of the 11th planet appropriated in the astrological calculations. Adopted also into the Vedic pantheon as Varuna. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Rahu Ketu and Mahjong

Day before yesterday while playing Mahjong Titans on windows at my friend Susmits place, one thing came to mind: the problematic Tile matching process of the game was quite similar to the problematic. Rahu Ketu always came in pairs: Problems/ solutions, and often the problem of One would lie in the Solution of the other. If Rahu was your problem, Ketu was your solution, and Vice versa. Infrared and Ultraviolet, Heads and Tails, two sides of the same coin. Like in Mahjong, problematic PAIRS of the same symbols. The very heart of deconstruction itself..

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Concept 01: Serpentine digressions

With the Serpentine nodes Rahu Ketu, things are always paradoxical, ironic, contradictory. And since their influence is strong upon my chart, I always end up far and away from all my originally intended objectives. In the Serpentine journey, what is objectively intended, and where we finally reach, is far apart! Like for instance, here I had started out with great zest to write about my music composition in my recent event: The Sound we See: Guwahati City symphony, but immediately while digressing on one of the Occult groups saw two fellow two fellow occult explorers writing in great Zest about Logocentrism/ holistic thought/ monadic One-ness. And, conradictorily, witches and warlocks were supposed to be "far out and wild", rebelling against Centric thought! How paradoxical! Immediately as a knee jerk response, I landed up on this neglected blog of mine, passionately writing about the Serpentine/ post structuralist viewpoint. That also, in the ill timing of 3:15 am at night, at a friends place, where I had arrived for a screenplay endeavor. In the influence of the Serpentine Nodes, things always turn out differently than intended. It's a roundabout, meandering, serpentine path, completely digressing from the original objective/ goal...

Serpentine Rahu Ketu paradox illustrated in Zizekian/ Lacanian perspective
I was browsing through Slavoz Zizek's "Interrogating the Real" and as usual read some stuff which really highlighted concepts that separated the paradox of Serpentine nodes from rest of the planets.
In the Solar/ logocentric viewpoint, the Sun/ the Creator/ the King is at the Centre of the universe, and all other planets organised around it. But from the Serpentine/ Rahu Ketu/ post modern viewpoint, there is an ontological incompleteness of reality itself. Instead of the Sun at the centre, there is a Void/ Gap looming at the centre. There is "reality" only insofar as there is an ontological gap, a Crack, in it's very heart. It is only this gap/ void that accounts for the mysterious fact of transcendental freedom. Zizek, in his "negation of the negation" illustrates the difference between Cause and Law. In the Law, signified by the rest of the other Vedic planets, Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, things are logical,  Action and Reaction, ONE does not come without the OTHER. But in Cause- Affect zone, influenced by the Serpentine nodes, there is always a paradox, something inherently anti-conceptual embedded in the axis of Cause- Affect.

Contradictory Hegelian relation between Universal and the Particular
Zizek furthermore illustrates, the serpentine and paradoxical Hegelian logic of "reconciliation" between the Universal and the Particular. The most radical, absolute particularity is indeed that of the Universal itself. As long as it has a negative rapport of exclusion towards the Particular. And furthering along that line, the Lacanian viewpoint according to which Good is only the mask of Radical and Absolute evil.Behind all Good, there is Radical evil. Insofar, as it obsesses us in an indecent, obscene way, it makes it possible for us to untie ourselves, to free ourselves from this looming centre of Great evil. Personally, i see this analogy in the stories of H.P. Lovecraft,  where the Alien invaders, monsters Chuthlu do not come from far across the distance of space, but rather, lie in the very primitive roots of our own human history from another forgotten time.