THE NIGHTMARE NETWORK
Go Back   THE NIGHTMARE NETWORK > Discussion & Interpretation > Other Authors > D. F. Lewis
Home Forums Content Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Contagion Members Media Diversion Info Register
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes Translate
Old 08-18-2008   #11
yellowish haze's Avatar
yellowish haze
Grimscribe
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,253
Quotes: 0
Points: 57,057, Level: 100 Points: 57,057, Level: 100 Points: 57,057, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Re: Cones in Art & Literature

Now that's quite a find:

Twilight Zone Season 3 intro

(Here is the Season 3 intro. This is a highly recognized intro due to the rotating cone.)


"In my imagination, I have a small apartment in a small town where I live alone and gaze through a window at a wintry landscape." -- TL
Confusio Linguarum - visionary literature, translingualism & bibliophily
yellowish haze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2008   #12
Jezetha's Avatar
Jezetha
Chymist
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 360
Quotes: 0
Points: 11,922, Level: 75 Points: 11,922, Level: 75 Points: 11,922, Level: 75
Level up: 58% Level up: 58% Level up: 58%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Re: Cones in Art & Literature

Clark Ashton Smith, the opening paragraph of The last incantation:

Malygris the magician sat in the topmost room of his tower that was builded on a conical hill above the heart of Susran, capital of Poseidonis. Wrought of a dark stone mined from deep in the earth, perdurable and hard as the fabled adamant, this tower loomed above all others, and flung its shadow far on the roofs and domes of the city, even as the sinister power of Malygris had thrown its darkness on the minds of men.

Last edited by Jezetha; 08-18-2008 at 10:07 AM..
Jezetha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2008   #13
Slurp Spider's Avatar
Slurp Spider
Mannikin
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 31
Quotes: 0
Points: 6,843, Level: 57 Points: 6,843, Level: 57 Points: 6,843, Level: 57
Level up: 47% Level up: 47% Level up: 47%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Re: Cones in Art & Literature

When it comes to music this is strictly related to Cone Zero cover:



These cones use " "Spider-Cone" technology, which increases the stiffness of the cone." (for more see here)

Bugs are little:
Bugs are wiggly.
Bugs can tickle
Till you're giggly.
Slurp Spider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2008   #14
Bleak&Icy's Avatar
Bleak&Icy
Grimscribe
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 810
Quotes: 0
Points: 40,860, Level: 100 Points: 40,860, Level: 100 Points: 40,860, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Re: Cones in Art & Literature

Cones from "At the Mountains of Madness":

"Suspicion of two smoking cones. All peaks black and bare of snow. Gale blowing off them impedes navigation."

"Probably wrong about cones, for formations look stratified."

"The sailor Larsen was first to spy the jagged line of witchlike cones and pinnacles ahead, and his shouts sent everyone to the windows of the great cabined plane."

"The effect was that of a Cyclopean city of no architecture known to man or to human imagination, with vast aggregations of night-black masonry embodying monstrous perversions of geometrical laws. There were truncated cones, sometimes terraced or fluted, surmounted by tall cylindrical shafts here and there bulbously enlarged and often capped with tiers of thinnish scalloped disks; and strange beetling, table-like constructions suggesting piles of multitudinous rectangular slabs or circular plates or five-pointed stars with each one overlapping the one beneath."

"There were composite cones and pyramids either alone or surmounting cylinders or cubes or flatter truncated cones and pyramids, and occasional needle-like spires in curious clusters of five."

"I was glad when the mirage began to break up, though in the process the various nightmare turrets and cones assumed distorted, temporary forms of even vaster hideousness."

"...here were geometrical forms for which an Euclid would scarcely find a name - cones of all degrees of irregularity and truncation, terraces of every sort of provocative disproportion, shafts with odd bulbous enlargements, broken columns in curious groups, and five-pointed or five-ridged arrangements of mad grotesqueness."

"After a time we came across a row of windows - in the bulges of a colossal five-edged cone of undamaged apex - which led into a vast, well- preserved room with stone flooring..."

HPL was evidently cone-crazy!

"Reality is the shadow of the word." -- Bruno Schulz
Bleak&Icy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2008   #15
yellowish haze's Avatar
yellowish haze
Grimscribe
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,253
Quotes: 0
Points: 57,057, Level: 100 Points: 57,057, Level: 100 Points: 57,057, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Re: Cones in Art & Literature

Slurp Spider,
These cones would make wonderful music if they were connected to this:


Cone of the outer dark?

"In my imagination, I have a small apartment in a small town where I live alone and gaze through a window at a wintry landscape." -- TL
Confusio Linguarum - visionary literature, translingualism & bibliophily
yellowish haze is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanks From:
Slurp Spider (02-21-2009)
Old 08-18-2008   #16
Bleak&Icy's Avatar
Bleak&Icy
Grimscribe
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 810
Quotes: 0
Points: 40,860, Level: 100 Points: 40,860, Level: 100 Points: 40,860, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Re: Cones in Art & Literature

XV. Antarktos

Deep in my dream the great bird whispered queerly
Of the black cone amid the polar waste;
Pushing above the ice-sheet lone and drearly,
By storm-crazed aeons battered and defaced.
Hither no living earth-shapes take their courses,
And only pale auroras and faint suns
Glow on that pitted rock, whose primal sources
Are guessed at dimly by the Elder Ones.
If men should glimpse it, they would merely wonder
What tricky mound of Nature's build they spied;
But the bird told of vaster parts, that under
The mile-deep ice-shroud crouch and brood and bide.
God help the dreamer whose mad visions shew
Those dead eyes set in crystal gulfs below!

-- HPL, Fungi From Yuggoth

"Reality is the shadow of the word." -- Bruno Schulz
Bleak&Icy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2008   #17
Bleak&Icy's Avatar
Bleak&Icy
Grimscribe
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 810
Quotes: 0
Points: 40,860, Level: 100 Points: 40,860, Level: 100 Points: 40,860, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Re: Cones in Art & Literature

These are my favourite cones (do they count?):

She took me by the hand and led me into the cabana. She shrugged out of her trench coat and spread it carefully on the floor. She was wearing a black sweater and a pair of blue jeans, both tight-fitting. She pulled the sweater off over her head. She was wearing no bra, and her breasts were apple-sized cherry-tipped cones.

-- Robert Anton Wilson, Illuminatus Trilogy

"Reality is the shadow of the word." -- Bruno Schulz
Bleak&Icy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2008   #18
Bleak&Icy's Avatar
Bleak&Icy
Grimscribe
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 810
Quotes: 0
Points: 40,860, Level: 100 Points: 40,860, Level: 100 Points: 40,860, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Re: Cones in Art & Literature

"Pineal Gland"

The pineal gland is the connection point for the Spirit or Soul. It is the physical center for, and transmitter of, psychic phenomena such as telepathy, clairvoyance in time and space, and the actual influence of thoughts on the physical surroundings. When activated, the pineal gland becomes the line of communication with the higher planes. The crown chakra reaches down until its vortex touches the pineal gland (Fig. 15). Prana, or pure energy, is received through this energy center in the head. With practice the vibration level of the astral body is raised, allowing it to separate from the physical. ...To activate the ‘third eye’ and perceive higher dimensions, the pineal gland and the pituitary body must vibrate in unison, which is achieved through meditation and/or relaxation. When a correct relationship is established between personality, operating through the pituitary body, and the soul, operating through the pineal gland, a magnetic field is created. The negative and positive forces interact and become strong enough to create the ‘light in the head.’ With this ‘light in the head’ activated, astral projectors can withdraw themselves from the body, carrying the light with them.

“The pineal works primarily by converting the higher dimensional Light, that is constantly streaming into your reality, into usable information for your pituitary. As it gradually activates, the pineal permits the body to move its vibrational patterns into higher and higher levels. This process also allows your Light Body to attach itself even deeper into your physical instrument (Fig. 17). Our process is to reset the focus in the pineal. This chemical ‘lens’ largely disappears as you grow older. The decrease in its efficacy is one of the major reasons for your body aging as quickly as it does. When the pituitary begins to receive the consciousness energy packets from the Well of Dreams through its interaction with the pineal, it secretes enzymes that permit the chemical ‘lens’ in the pineal to reappear. As this ‘lens’ strengthens, it allows the RNA/DNA protein strings in your cells to activate your ‘third strand’.

The pineal gland is located in one of the oldest anatomical regions of the brain. If you draw an imaginary line from the center of your forehead, crossed by a line through the head at the ears, you have its general location. The pineal is cone-shaped, about 8 mm (1/3 inch) in diameter, weighing from 50 to 150 mg. The gland is most active during childhood, and begins to regress at about age 7, becoming a calcified tissue strand in the adult (Fig. 18).


--Mantak Chia, Dark Room Enlightenment

So there you have it: activate the "light in you head" with this remarkable cone-shaped gland!

"Reality is the shadow of the word." -- Bruno Schulz
Bleak&Icy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2008   #19
Nemonymous's Avatar
Nemonymous
Grimscribe
Threadstarter
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 4,416
Quotes: 0
Points: 135,168, Level: 100 Points: 135,168, Level: 100 Points: 135,168, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 14% Activity: 14% Activity: 14%
Re: Cones in Art & Literature

Some amazing stuff there, so far. Thanks everyone! Spider-cones!!!!

And, also, I wondered who'd first come up with the sort of cones you mentioned, b&i! :-)

I wonder if the word 'cone' appears anywhere in the Ligotti canon?

MY WEBSITE: www.nemonymous.com
Nemonymous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2008   #20
yellowish haze's Avatar
yellowish haze
Grimscribe
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,253
Quotes: 0
Points: 57,057, Level: 100 Points: 57,057, Level: 100 Points: 57,057, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Re: Cones in Art & Literature



-- The Sorcery Club by Elliot O'Donnell

"In my imagination, I have a small apartment in a small town where I live alone and gaze through a window at a wintry landscape." -- TL
Confusio Linguarum - visionary literature, translingualism & bibliophily
yellowish haze is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanks From:
Daisy (08-18-2008)
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
art, cones, literature
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ligotti - "roman à clef" or "l'art pour l'art"? Nemonymous General Discussion 13 07-15-2014 07:27 AM
Leaves for Art -Regenerating the Literature of Symbolism Evans Other News 81 04-09-2013 11:46 AM
Michael Levin (B&W fine art photographer) Cyril Tourneur Art 1 01-03-2012 10:26 AM
Video: The Flesh Eaters - "The Wedding Dice" Sam YouTube Selections 0 05-09-2010 11:09 PM
Art, Pornography & The Artist Julian Karswell Off Topic 22 11-05-2009 02:50 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:32 AM.



Style Based on SONGS OF A DEAD DREAMER as Published by Silver Scarab Press
Design and Artwork by Harry Morris
Emulated in Hell by Dr. Bantham
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Template-Modifications by TMS