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The Original Draft Submission
Posted by Robert Carrillo Cohen on January 23, 1997 at 01:00:00:

A blueprint (first draft) of our Glass Bead Game was completed on August 10, 1996. There was no core wave at that time. Content was basically made up of my interests and my feeling that most of the content was connected or had something in common. What most of the content had in common though at this point was that it was of interest to me.

Posted here is the complete list of content from our first draft. Any items on this list would be well received as submissions to Glass Bead Game I. Obviously not all of this content would be appropriate now for Game I. Film, book and music items tend to dominate the list but the list can give you an idea of a range of ideas one person can consider for connections from their own interests.

The Glass Bead Game, Novel by Herman Hesse
It’s The Context, Stupid, Article by Paul Saffo (Wired Magazine)
The Politics of Meaning, book by Michael Lerner
John Lennon
Moody Blues
Butthole Surfers
Pink Floyd (Esp. Dark Side of the Moon)
Passion Soundtrack Peter Gabriel
Nomad, music CD by Nomad
Noam Chomsky
More Comedy Content
More Theater Content
More Activity Content
Meru Foundation
Echoes of My Tribe, song by Black Moon Graffiti
Health Documentary Proposal by Robert C. Cohen and Andrew Weil, MD
Software and Hardware content
Adbusters Magazine
Paintings by Bill Rabinovitch
Paintings by Karen Prior
Sacred Mirrors, book of prints of paintings by Alex Grey
John Cleese
NuSkin International Business Plan
Ben & Jerry’s
The Body Shop
The New Paradigm in Business (Emerging Strategies for Leadership and Organizational Change) book edited by Michael Ray & Alan Rinzler
Meme Theory
Neuro Linguistic Programming
Spell of the Sensuous, book by David Abram
Fair Witness, listening exorcise by Robert Heinlein (additional material by Annie Lindon)
Dialogue, listening exorcise by David Bohm
Museum of Tolerance
Conflict Resolution
Creating Community Anywhere, book
The Whole Earth Catalog
The Future of the Body, book by Michael Murphy
Changing Consciousness, book by David Bohm
Mind Games, book by Robert Masters and Jean Houston
Neuro-Speak by Robert Masters
Fakir Musafar
Modern Primitives, book published by ReSearch
Dances Sacred and Profane, video Documentary on Charles Gatewood
Storming Heaven -LSD and the American Dream, book by Jay Stevens
Cyclone, Roller Coaster at Coney Island
Hot Spices
Sensory Deprivation
Money - Sacred and Profane, essay by Peter Lamborn Wilson
NY Open Center
Hemp products
The Global Brain, video and book by Peter Russell
More sport content
Dr. Andrew Weil, MD
The human senses
Diet for a New America, book by John Robbins
Ginsing Up soda
Peter Lamborn Wilson
The Cartoon History of the United States by Larry Gonick
Serpent in the Sky by John Anthony West
Bill Hicks
Sandra Bernhard
Jimmy Tingle
Lenny Bruce
The Far Side, comics by Gary Larson
Gahan Wilson
Doonsberry by Garry Trudeau
The Confidence Man, novel by Herman Melville
Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughter House Five (book and film)
Robert Anton Wilson - key texts
Harlen Ellison - Deathbird Stories, Dangerous Visions
1984 vs. Brave New World
Norman Spinrad - Bug Jack Baron and other ones on media and gender
Semiotexte SF - Anthology
JG Ballard - Crash and others
The Stars My Destination - Alfred Bester (possible best SF genre novel ever)
Philip K. Dick, author of VALIS and others
Sacred sexuality
Annie Sprinkle
Stages of Loving by Sam Keen
The Function of the Orgasm, book by Wilhelm Reich
The Internet Porn FAQ
Sexual Anarchy by Elaine Schowalter
David Cronenberg
Fire in the Belly, book by Sam Keen
Defending Pornography, book by Nadine Strossen
Carnal Comics
Project Censored
The Glass Teat, book by Harlen Ellison
Marshall McLuhan
EBN, music CD and video by EBN
The Media Lab: Inventing the Future at MIT, book by Stewart Brand
Charles Forte
Joseph Campbell
Your Mythic Journey, book by Sam Keen
Star Wars, films by George Lucas
All That Jazz, film by Bob Fosse
The Last Temptation of Christ, book and film
Defending Your Life, film by Albert Brooks
The Handmaid’s Tail , film and book
Blade Runner: The Director’s Cut
The Prisoner, TV series by Patrick McGoohan
The Outer Limits, TV series old and new
The Twilight Zone
Rosie O’Donnell Show
Passion Sources, music CD by Peter Gabriel
Baraka, film and soundtrack
Sky Cries Mary
Vaclav Havel, especially essay The Spiritual Roots of Democracy
Hakim Bey
Creation Spirituality
Matthew Fox
Gnostics, video documentary
Essenes, especially audio lecture on tape
The Hidden Face of God, book by Richard Friedman
Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
The Power of Compassion, book by the Dalai Lama
The Sacred Record and Mana of The Peyote Way Church of God
Additional content on style as opposed to fashion
Sacred Geometry by Robert Lawler
A Beginner’s Guide to Constructing the Universe, book by Michael S. Schneider
The Eagles Quest, book by Fred Alan Wolf
CHAOS: The Making of a New Science, book by James Gleik
CHAOS, GAIA, EROS, book by Ralph Abraham
Night Shift, film
Repo Man, film
The Invaders, TV series
Strange Days, film
Day the Earth Stood Still, film
National Lampoons Vacation, film
The In-Laws, film
Thelma and Louise, film
The Vanishing, Original European film
The Simpson’s
The Point, Film and Soundtrack by Nilson
Yellow Submarine, Film and Album by The Beatles
Faces of The Enemy by Sam Keen
And a couple that weren't on the draft but were meant to be
Betty Blue and Moon in the Gutter, films by Jean-Jacques Beineix
Understanding Comics, book by Scott McCloud
Excaliber film by John Boorman
Highlander film
Paul Klee, especially painting Twittering Machine
Beethoven, especially the 9th.

And a few production ideas before the four categories were set
* Festival. Inauguration Celebration for each years game.
* List of words related to Health by Robert Cohen and Kate Hammer
* Sufi Quote: If life is a joke, we might as well make it a good one.”
* A long Andrew Weil quote on love
* Photo of splash down set from the film Apollo 13
* Media quote by Robert Cohen “Media. That which comes between you and reality. Whatever that may be.”
* Believertisement called “World View” with globes for eyes.
* Evan Goldberg submitted this quote by MLK: “Men hate each other because they fear each other. They fear each other because they don’t know each other. They don’t know each other because they don’t communicate with each other. They don’t communicate with each other because they are separated from each other.”
* Schopenhaur quote: “Men hate each other because they fear each other. They fear each other because they don’t know each other. They don’t know each other because they don’t communicate with each other. They don’t communicate with each other because they are separated from each other.”
* Chinese Curse: May you live in interesting times.
* Ralph Waldo Emerson quote: All tools and engines on earth are only extensions of man’s limbs and senses.
* Arnold Toynbee quote: To get to know each other on a world-wide scale is the human race’s most urgent need today.
* Taittiriya Upanishad quote: From joy all beings are born
By joy they are all sustained,
And into joy they again return.
* Agatha Cristie quote: “Any coincidence,” said Miss Marple, “is always worth noting. You can throw it away later if it is only a coincidence.
* Believertisement for style over fashion
* Juxtaposition - Godzilla vs. Buddha
* Juxtaposition - Gumby vs. Predator
* Believertisement - Come Back to Water
* Believertisment - Mantra

Well no doubt I could go on but this was what was thrown out for us to play with in the original draft version of the web site and the Game. I hope this at least illustrates how much is possilbe when you are looking for material to relate and to connect even if the common thread is only that the items are of interest to yourself. - r.c.c.

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