This blog comes out of a feeling of necessity, urgency even, to share ideas, information, and perspectives. It’s one of several channels turned to to achieve this component of what’s become a slowly and not so surely expanding multimedia project.
The Psyclone project began with the thought that things were the way they were because knowledge was being hidden, information was being kept, from people. The optimistic and perhaps naive idea was that connecting people with the suppressed and censored information would stimulate a change.
Psyclone is a novel with a difference. One of those differences is an extensive appendix that contains research sources for the information woven into the narrative. Most entries have a web link included, an avenue onto that fantastic repository and clearing house of data, the Information Superhighway .
The novel presents a coherent picture of things, both disturbing and inspiring, while the data contained in and linked to through the appendix backs up all that’s revealed in the novel. A website, the original Centre of the Psyclone, seemed a natural extension and provided a place to put all the other data in that couldn’t be squeezed into Psyclone. It also allowed for more media-rich content, including streaming video content from radical digital media producers and independent investigators and journalists.
To assure those who may be thinking that this blog is a marketing tool for the novel that it isn’t, it isn’t. The breadth of subjects will be wide, but not trivial; information rather than opinion. Naturally in keeping with the name of the blog, the direction will be from the centre of the Psyclone.
Realistically posts can be expected to go up twice weekly. Subscribing to the RSS feed or by email will keep you informed of posts as they go up.
In the words of John Lennon, ‘We can get it together. Get it? Together.’
The header image is from the cover of Psyclone and features sections of the Apartheid Wall being built by the Israeli government. A visual request that you spare a thought for those who have to live with the real thing, especially those Palestinians whose land has been confiscated and homes demolished to make way for it, (see Those Who Forget History Are Condemned To Repeat It); those for whom the looming reinforced concrete is a daily ‘in-the-face’ reminder of the oppression of a belligerent military force occupying their land.
The far horizon beyond the wall represents our belief that they, and we, will one day reclaim those far and free horizons.