Join the dreamers down from the mountains - Free until Sunday!!

“Unfortunately, no one can be told what The Matrix is. You'll have to see it for yourself.”

The fifth and (mostly) final part of dreamers down from the mountains, which would now be super-awkward if I don’t get out the door Sunday, makes Golden Silkworms in Pandora’s Box look like a picture-book crayoned by a learning-disabled toddler as his meth-head mother kicks him down the stairs.

But getting all the way there’s a bit of a journey, so I’m opening up its introduction - the first four parts of dreamers down from the mountains - up to everyone with an account at all. And if any of the free accounts make a useful contribution - ask a solid question, point out a mistake, suggest a decent edit even if it’s not used - you’ll get an instant upgrade to a full membership, and same goes for any of the short-term paid members.

(If your screenname on here isn’t directly related to your email, let me know at least the start of your email address before the @-sign, so I can search my users - Substack shows me the emails but not the usernames.)

So don’t worry there definitely aren’t any important holidays coming up this weekend that you should be worried about, take a moment to consider that the world outside you very much seems to be coming apart at the seams - and make the most important decision any of us ever gets faced with.

After all…


Have you ever had a dream that you seemed so sure it was real? But if were unable to wake up from that dream, how would you tell the difference between the dream world and the real world?


梦想家从山上降下来 - dreamers down from the mountains - part one: The evidence that high elevation, marijuana, and our myths may hold the secrets to humanity's origins.

dreamers down from the mountains - الحالمون ينزلون من الجبال - part ii: Close your eyes and follow humanity's tale back through the fabric of the cosmos, across the gravitational rainbow, and into the myths and stories that make us who we are.

parte tres - soñadoras desde las montañas - dreamers down from the mountains: Place your hand on the past and learn what ancient fishes can teach us about the meaning of True Love, and why we've always been much closer to each other than we've been allowed to think.

dreamers down from the mountains - part iv - חולמים יורדים מההרים: Listen to the ancient whispers of the gods as they try and warn all of us against what happens when humanity forgets where we came from, and we attempt to break away from the stories that forged us.