Standing on this side of the experience seven years later, I look back at that time with very different eyes. The suspicions that had prompted me to feel that "things were not as they seemed," having been realized beyond my wildest imaginings. Over these last seven years, new dimensions of reality have presented themselves, mythic dreams have become reality and a new multi-dimensional universe has been opened and explored. It almost seems too much to believe and all of it might have remained unwritten and confined to our personal dream world had it not been for the interest of Oliver Stone.
Having gone to him with a concept for the Voice after the movie
JFK we found Stone to have an avid interest in the power of dreams,
having named his own company IXTLAN after a Carlos Casteneda book
on the subject.
My dreams assumed a more business-like quality, meeting Oliver
in production somewhere in Afghanistan, discussing the risks of
the adventure. The dreams even assumed the practical side as we'd
discuss expenses in a dream, then receive a check in the mail the
very next morning. But as the story of Afghanistan began to unfold,
its mystical aspects assumed center stage. Afghanistan was the most
significant geopolitical event of the late twentieth century but
it was clearly something more.
Afghanistan had been a storehouse of secret knowledge for many thousands of years. Kipling, the soldier's poet had written about its mystical allure and the U.S. Congress had even acknowledged the mystical powers of its people. In its report dated January 3, 1985 it requested the power of "the Mujihadeen leadership, through their mystical tribal communications network, put an end to the production of opium, morphine base and heroin in their territory. Isolated and withdrawn it had preserved ancient secrets in almost total obscurity, touched only by the occasional holy warrior, drug dealer and the most esoteric of the intelligence community.
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