From Acid to the Body of Christ
In December of 2008, the true meaning of life, religion, and the enmeshed perceptions of a modern altered state analysis were finally documented. This contemplation of God and reality, linked with the help of nature, is nothing new. History is replete with efforts to achieve the human goal of bridging the gap between man and deity. Where is God? Is bilateral communication only upon achieving a level of consciousness higher than the self-awareness Maslow opines? The author's findings are less conclusive than enlightening, the consummation not near significant as the journey itself. "FROM ACID TO THE BODY OF CHRIST" was previewed and critiqued by a random group of published authors, aspiring writers, and avid readers from all over the world. The resulting commentaries are of no surprise. Take a "trip" through the mind of Daxx Danzig. Then decide for yourself.
"The book is so amazing that I don't have the words to explain how surpassing it is in every sense. You are the Gandalf of the written word, weaving effortless spells that leave me stunned, spellbound, and completely under your command."
"I was enthralled by the brilliantly placed pop-culture references. I was also quite struck by the writing style in general; frenetic while on LSD, reflective when meeting God. It's like a Baroque composition that changes in pace depending on the mood conveyed. Trippy, surreal, and hilarious!"
"You may have begun an entirely new literary genre. Tell me Daxx Danzig has a professional background in psychology and this is a meshing of case studies from his patients! (Or could he simply be a dark twisted genius with that many quirks and afflictions?)"
"Your huge following will be cult-like soon! This is art! This is phenomenal and you have captured the pen of a generation! An amazing and cerebral odyssey! Anyone got Quentin Tarantino's number?"
"The level of which you write is embedded in all of us. The problem is that most of us are unable to access that level of thinking. Clearly, people of political correctness (insecurity) will damn the book and deem it impossible to comprehend. However, intelligent readers will see through the words and easily acknowledge the glaring truth of your writing. The book is not for the casual reader as it compels one to delve into a part of us that many wish to avoid. I fear this brilliant work of art will prove too bright for the hypocrite who wishes to remain in a safe, pretend world instead of opening their mind and exploring the true human psyche. The play of words and their adoption to the author's real life through the eyes of this man is worthy of adjectives not yet created. It is simply a deep and real peek into our minds and how one small act can cause a lifetime of intrepid experiences, mostly from the inner self. I am reading it again for the second time and daresay it will require many more readings to glean the necessary conveyances to appreciate."
"In a span of two weeks I saw TOOL perform live and read From Acid to the Body of Christ. My life is now complete!
"THE most disturbing, yet inspiring story I've ever read, and I mean that in the most epic sense! Sort of like the proverbial train wreck that you gawk at in disbelief! A must read for anyone suffering from panic attacks and agoraphobia."
"This is part Fear and Loathing, Psychology Journal, The New Yorker, Headbanger's Ball, Catcher in the Rye, beat poet, and Beavis & Butthead meets Ignatius J. Reilly! Not sure if it's religious, self-help or just the male version of Bridget Jones Diary (with little raisin-like testicles!) Very eclectic and smart!"
"A dark comedic nose snub at the "normal" society. I laughed so hard I lost my mood ring, shattered a lava lamp, and scratched my In-a gadda-da-vida album! Wonderfully Gonzo!
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(Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter.com]. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted illegally ... Read full review