Nothing compares to childhood peak experiences. There are certain magickal self-making moments in the past, in childhood, when you were overwhelmed by an explosive mixture of joy, being-lost-in-experience, and sudden realization that “you” were the lucky enjoyer at the center of all this wonder.
This world has been given to me? I am the one for whom this world exists?
Then there are peak experiences in adolescence when you were maximally cheerful and optimistic, and alongside this you had a strong awareness of yourself as experiencer and meaning-maker:
I really love what I am doing right now and I am aware that this interpretation is up to me.
|Produced||Godform||Power bestowed||Magickal talisman|
|1964||G. I. Joe: Deep Sea Diver||Breathes underwater. Walks around underwater, on the bottom of the pool. Has sex with his octopus pal.||The octopus. The helmet. His facial scar.|
|1972||Big Jim Sky Commander||Has sex with people. Is wanted by Playboy models. Can survive alone outdoors. Is big, strong, and manly.||His muscular, naked torso. His collapsable shelf bed. The “Big” in his name.|
|1972||Evel Knievel||Becomes The Mummy when wrapped in wet toiletpaper and dried. Jumping the shit out of things.||His body wrapped in toiletpaper.|
|1973||World’s Greatest Super Heroes||Power to fly. Super strong.||Hollow, thin-walled rubber heads collapse easily.|
|1973||Aquaman Safety Segment||Teaching. Compassion. Telepathic animal control. Exceptional swimming and diving ability. Underwater breathing.||G. I. Joe deep diving suit. G. I. Joe octopus. Swimming pool, magnifying glass, glaring sunlight, aluminum foil.|
|1976||Dick Smith Monster Makeup Kit||Regan (spinning head). Regan (vomiting).||Flex Flesh smell. Blood bottle shape. Scar mold tray.|