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Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 7:33 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Wolfgang, maybe we should define "batch".

For me, it's a liter.

I do taste the distillate during the process to know when to start and stop collecting. But I don't taste the coloured product.

Why would I? I have been using the same procedure, the same alcohol, same herbs from the same supplier and the same colouring process for some 2 and half, three years now.

I know how it tastes.

Wolfgang, consider this. Five years making absinthe, half of that with the present recipe. People have tasted it at parties, tastings, conferences, Beltane festivals. The number has to be over a hundred, maybe 200 people. I'm not saying everybody liked it, but don't you think that I would know by now if Something Were Seriously Wrong with my absinthe?

And do you think that I would commit seppuku by sending swill to the most absinthe-knowing people in the world?
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 5:59 am:   Edit PostPrint Post


this statement does not describe anyones
product, it was an analogy I used in
a private email for something totally

Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 5:42 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Does that mean Dr.O his sending samples of his bad batchs ? Hahaha, you make me laugh.
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 5:03 am:   Edit PostPrint Post


One individual will understand this,
the rest, please forget that nonsense.
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2002 - 3:55 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Marc, today it dawned on me that we may be talking of different things.

You are commenting on a specific bottle you received, while I was trying to prove that that was impossible and defending my absinthe in general.

What about the possibility that you got a bad batch, a mistake? It has happened before. Once I added 4 times the right amount of Melissa in the coloring step. If I had made the same mistake with wormowood, the end result would have been the swill you described.

I would be most interested in tasting my sample to try to figure out what happened. Could you hold it until I can give you a mailing address in the U.S.?

Peace, man. Let's drink some absinthe.
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2002 - 3:53 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hee hee hee! Mine too.

Imagine all those Oprah book club members writing in: "Dear Oprah,

I just wanted to thank you again for recommending 'Gems from the Equinox.' Since reading it, I have divested myself of all human ties and begun the long hard road of the Great Work.

My husband Ted wasn't too thrilled, but I just told him 'listen Mister- I will do what I wilt, and that will be the whole of the law, and you can microwave a goddamn pizza because I'm busy right now- and if you so much as touch that knife I swear to Baphomet you go straight to Hell tonight."

Thanks again!

Ida in Idaho"
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2002 - 3:47 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hey, everyone. Shouldn't all the involved parties just say 'fuck it' and get on with the day-to-day???

Life's too short to hold a grudge.

Anyways. I love you guys. You're all swell. So goddamn swell.

Either it's love or it's the severe detachment from reality that I'm faced with every waking moment of my grim existence. You decide. ;)

"Life's short. Drink urine."
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2002 - 2:54 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

And what about a sample for ME?

Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2002 - 2:51 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post


where's that e-mail?
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2002 - 2:49 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Oprah and Uncle Al.

All we need now is Madonna as the Thelemite of the week.

It's a pretty good bet Al would want to demonstrate the magick of the hidden salami to her.
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2002 - 2:13 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

From a silent forum member...I must admit that picture made my day.

Aleister, We definitely gonna add The Book of Lies to the Book Club

Thanks skygraph for the great pic...

- J
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2002 - 11:57 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Why does my last post not appear on the 'thread tree last day thingy'?
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2002 - 11:55 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Sorry folks, how could I forget Scientology, you're right it has got to be next.

Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2002 - 11:39 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hobgoblin, your 'Coca-Cola-Kaballah' tag is genius.
Dont get me started on that slithering snake Madonna.
More like this: "she was into Hinduism this morning, the Kaballah this afternoon, and scientology this evening."
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2002 - 11:00 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

What? - and skip right over Scientology? - The nerve!
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2002 - 10:57 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Madonna doing Kaballah. The sort of 'Kaballah' without the years of rigorous study, discipline, meditation, prayer and dedication etc. A sort of effortless 'Coca-Cola-Kaballah' where you just open a can, drink it and it makes you feel good.

Anyway, she was into Hinduism last month, the Kaballah this month, what next? It's got to be Buddhism next month hasn't it. Anything that's 'trendy'.

You never know if Christianity becomes fashionable as a way for self-obsessed pop stars and media celebs to 'find themselves' maybe she'll revert to Catholicism.

Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 9:40 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 8:50 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Mr. Rabid,

I wrote a paper on that...


- J
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 7:16 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I find the deliberate obfuscationism of western mysticism it's primary defect.

I understand why it came about- but I find it to be a silly assed tradition. People who aren't ready won't get it anyhow, and the veils don't stop the false starts and misconceptions.

But I haven't delved too deeply into western esoterica- the orders and ranks and special hats put me off. Castaneda is much more my speed.
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 4:35 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Head - Try a "save as", then Alister vanishes and the beast remains.

Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 1:47 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

It is best that way...I would take unkie al, over oprah any day...

- J
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 1:43 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post


Head, can you cook that up in photoshop for me?

Everytime I try to save the file, Oprah vanishes but the Beast remains.
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 1:04 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post


your offer of support during my meltdown meant alot to me. it really did. thank you.
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 1:01 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I felt terrible about not being emotionally up
to hosting the Vegas gathering. Blackjack came to Vegas and it took everything I had in me just to be a friend to him. fortunately, Jack is a wise and understanding person and so he could relate to what I was going through. In my heart I knew that it was not the right time for a gathering. I would have been miserable to be around. I have never been thru anything like what I've gone through here in Vegas. I left a city I love (NYC) moved to a city that I thought I could enjoy on an existential level only to be faced with huge business and emotional trauma. I opened a nightclub on September 13! Vegas was a ghost town for weeks after September 11. It still is nowhere near recovery. The pressure of running a nightclub in a casino during an economic catastrophe was more than I bargained for. I quit my job in order to keep my sanity and health. There you have it. I'm much much better. Can't wait to get out of Vegas. I'm ready for a new adventure.
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 1:01 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

"Yoga has become as much a part of modern life as the Big Mac."
Not with all the new American obesity studies.
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 12:46 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

It is shameful...and Madonna doing "Kabbalah."

That makes me want to cry, I bet the rabbis are rolling in their graves.

It is funny, that my introduction to philosophy was via Bushido (and zen) in Kendo, which led me west. Now everyone loves eastern mysticism (well alteast some perverse yuppie form of it ), but of course, no one wants to do any real research into the west's very very indepth mystical systems. Why? Becuase Oprah doesn't talk about Agrippa or Bruno.

I would love to see Crowley on Oprah...Head, can you cook that up in photoshop for me?

- J

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