John C. Lilly - Cogito ECCO Aum, from E.C.C.O (1994)
Keyboard: Spice Barons (Kim Cascone, Don Falcone, Paul Neyrinck)
One problem in human existence is the tendency to repeat — repeat feeling, thinking, action again and again and again — the same kind of looping cycle. It is as if one is controlled by a set of loops of tape. On these tapes are recorded what one says on one track, what one feels on another track, what one does on a third track. These are endless loops and one tends to repeat these again and again and again. We will illustrate by using repeating words, repeating sentences and repeating ideas how one can get involved in such repetitional processes and what sort of traps, blind alleys, evasions, hindrances and refusals can develop in the face of such externally forced repetition.
One evening after an injection of K[etamine], Lilly sat watching TV when an alien representative of ECCO appeared and–with some advanced form of psychic surgery–bloodlessly removed John’s penis, nonchalantly handing it over to him. “They’ve cut off my penis,” Dr. Lilly exclaimed. His wife Toni came to the rescue and pointed out to John that his penis was still intact. Upon closer examination of his member, John saw that the ET’s had replaced his normal human penis with a mechanical version that could become voluntary erect when he wanted it to. An hour later, after the effects of the K wore off, John Lilly found his normal human penis in place of the mechanical one, exactly where it had always been.