Sunday, February 6, 2011
At four years old, Jim witnessed an accident on the highway. A truckload of Indians had flipped and Native Americans lay scattered across the road, bleeding. One of them had been crushed and was dead. the man's son stood over him, weeping, just a boy the same age as Jim. Jim believed he saw the spirits of the Indians as represented by a Black Shadow Man that day. The year was 1947.
Eighteen years later while living in Venice Beach, Miami, Jim was tripping on psychedelics when he encountered a woman from the Porposi, a race of amphibious mammals descended from the early dolphins. The encounter was his first glimpse at the multiverse and he wrote about the experience in a song entitled "Moonlight Drive".
Jim went on to form the highly successful band The Doors with a group of friends. It only took the band a few years to rise to superstar status, with Jim playing every part of the role of unpredictable rock star. While attending a party in New York he was introduced to a strange man named Archie. Archie gave him a book entitled The Fiction of Reality by Abraxas Ro. The book spoke about magic and the ability to bring fictional characters to life, as well as hide secrets and disappear into your own myths and stories. Jim was fascinated by the book; he had believed he'd created a fictional character, the Lizard King, an image he now wished to shed.
During a 1969 concert at the Dinner Key Auditorium in Miami, Morrison attempted to use the mystical lessons of the book. He incited the crowd, taunting them to riot, weakening their will with anger and outbursts of violence. He had written the words "PENIS" on a piece of paper and at the right moment, he pretended to expose himself by removing the word from his pocket and flashing it to the crowd in the place where his genitals would be. The band finished the concert and boarded a plane for a vacation in Jamaica. Little did Morrison know that his spell worked better than he could have expected. Word began to spread that he had exposed himself at the concert, the story grew and grew until reaching the Dade County Police Department who filed an arrest warrant for indecent exposure. The controversy continued and Jim grew tired of it all. The band made music and did a few shows but everyone could feel that something had changed. Eventually Jim ended up in Paris, where everything would change. He recorded Orange County Suite with a few friends, feeling as if it was a goodbye song to his friends and family.
At the Rock & Roll Circus Nightclub in Paris Jim encountered the black shadow man, a mystical hero with strange abilities. He told Jim of the nature of magic and what the future held for him. Faced with the prospect of his own death, Jim Morrison chose to leave his life behind. One of the drug dealers in the club who was found dead in the bathroom was mystically changed to appear as a duplicate of Jim. They carried this man back to the Paris apartment Jim shared with Pamela Courson and as she slept, they placed the duplicate in the bathtub and Jim gave Pam a final kiss goodbye. The Crusader told Jim about Abraxas Ro, how the Mage had sealed magic away from the world until for 100 years at that in the 21st century, the spell would crumble and the world would change. Jim became the first of the New Scholars, men and women who studied the books of the past to find out the true nature of the universe. The doors of perception needed to be cleaned so that man could finally glimpse the infinite.