Metapsychosis WANTS YOU (to Bring Forth What Is Within You)
A Call for Submissions & Invitation to Collaborate
readers, artists, breathers
social dreamers, spiritual activists, cultural catalysts
& lit lovers of all colors, in every type of body or sex
of any age or educational attainment
wherever you are on this planet
whatever your means…
Metapsychosis enters its 5th year of publication amid a litany of accelerations. Global pandemic, social dysphoria, metastasizing disinformation, rumors of war, snowballing economic ruin, the intensifying harbingers of climatic collapse—a real pickle we find ourselves in. And so we’re feeling an imperative (as well as fielding an invitation) to dial up the amplitude and increase the frequency, of our humble, gift-bearing, literary offering.
It’s like: here comes the moment everyone’s been waiting for. Whether with a bang or a whimper, fire or ice, exponential ascension or long, slow, painful, staggering descent: Our time is almost up. That’s all, folks! A Doomsday Clock ticks off the iotas of experience we call our own, committed to memory or destined for the recycling bin of cosmic history. It is not looking good. Yet one instinctively feels that there’s more to the story, a pattern in the chaos—some utopian possibility or potentiality for divine influx, perhaps, or a resurrection of that old time spirit, a rebirth—and that despite the bad news, despite the pain and suffering, despite it all, one still has so much more to give. What’s within us that we have yet to give?
Yours truly asseverates: while the Earth’s been heating up, we’ve only been warming up—observing stellar alignments, perfecting alchemical transmutations, refining untaught techniques; honing our energies and biding our time—reading, writing, conversing, and rehearsing together, whilst poignantly publishing this stealthily growing online portal on the side as a labor of love. About now feels like the moment to meet fire with imaginal fire, ice with neutron rays from a 7-dimensional sun! Let us lay our wickedest cards on the table; then interpret them carefully.
2020 was meant to be a visionary, prophetic, apocalyptic, revelatory, ontological, incarnational kind of year. No credible source said it would be pretty. If they weren’t before, our eyes are opened. We can see clearly now. Through crude masks of baroque power: the burning heart of empire. Through daily rituals performed as if they were our own, we taste death on the horizon. We mourn selves we’ve lost in our bones.
How shall we—as artists of life, mind, and soul—respond to civilizational crisis? What is the value of a literary community and spiritual haven in a time of global unraveling? These are the kinds of questions our editorial crew is asking, which we now let loose into the wild.
We Are the Others
And we’re looking for you. We want to know how the seismic shifts in contemporary metanarratives are playing out in your real, lived experience and creative life. What is possible now that wasn’t before? We want your contribution of stories, essays, poems, music, film, paintings, digital art—and especially, your presence and participation in our creative misadventures. We love collaborating in authentic spaces where attention is given to the stories that change other stories and words that evoke worlds. What unique forms of narrative, thought, and expression will arrive for you? What do you most have to say, and what does the world need to hear, before we all go up in dusty light?
Until August 25th, 2020, the editors of Metapsychosis are accepting submissions towards our next publishing cycle, which will unfold between October and December of this year. During this cycle, we will focus on manifesting the most potent and imaginative responses to these crazy times we’re living through that we can.
Thus we’re calling for your most inspired ideas, clearest observations, and tightest arguments—your most gut-wrenching, heart-breaking truths and mind-bending fictions—your most ecstatic, painfully-angelically honest songs and prayers. We are not interested in your conspiracy theory. To hang with with our times, you must be the conspiracy. We are looking for talk-walkers and accomplices of the brave new world beyond our waking dreams.
Help us Evolve—Get Involved!
Through our publishing collective and cooperative organization Cosmos, we are attempting to further a much-bigger-than-us adaptive-awakened mutation of consciousness on Planet Earth, while modeling aesthetic and ethical relationships as best we can for generations to come. We are an open and affirming community dedicated to love, truth, justice, social solidarity, ecological economics, spiritual revolutions, and beauty in all its forms.
To contribute your work, please visit our Submissions page. To ask a question or get involved in any other way, please contact us. You may also wish to join our forum channel at Infinite Conversations. We look forward to hearing from you!