Once upon a time. . . .
. . . . I first spurred interest in T.O.P.Y. with the listening of Dreams Less
Sweet. After I proceeded to lose that tape to a young lady, I decided to find
out more about the sound and reasons of T.O.P.Y. I purchased the live
records series, which has proven to be a source of great enjoyment. And I
try to forward the ideas of T.O.P.Y. with messages on the dorm door, and I
try to play a few songs when I dj at the campus radio station.
What I rather liked about T.O.P.Y. was that there was no forcing of ideals on
myself the listener. There are, I will not hold back, a few ideals I do not in
self practice, because they do not appeal to me, but I will not condescend
because someone else may. For the book, I do not experiment with drugs,
have sex, or denounce strongly non-pagan religions. Persons may say that I
have not lived, but that is someone else's idea of living. If and when I wish
to try something, I shall, but until then I am content with myself. I guess the
point is that it is a choice, and one must not necessarily make certain choices
to be involved with T.O.P.Y.
The problem, well wait. Let us stay with that prior thought, about choices,
just for a minute. You may have noticed I don't spell certain words the way
T.O.P.Y. does; again I do not feel that is important for me to reflect that
thought to be considered involved with T.O.P.Y. Anyway, as I was writing,
the problem is I am afraid that I may not be able to be as active as I wish in
T.O.P.Y. with my schooling, because education is very important to me. So,
what I guess I am getting at, is that I will do my best to do what I can. I can
only hope that does not sound too "wishy-washy". So, I am, will, try to do my
How would I explain T.O.P.Y. to a stranger? Simply, a group, tribe of persons
who are looking ahead, with little recourse to beliefs or principles that have
been embedded, sometimes unwillingly, into society. An aim of reversal,
getting people to quit taking for granted what surrounds them, and having
them realize they have control of their life, and to use themselves to their
Why do I feel T.O.P.Y. is important? Because it serves as a meeting center for
those persons who already know what they feel to get stronger
centralisation and organization, and make themselves and their ideas more
available to others. It's got a lot to do with the concept of awareness.
I guess aims and ideas have been taken care of. Sexuality, again, is an
awareness, realizing how present it is, and how it can be made into
something more wonderful than expected or known.
The Psychick Cross has so much behind it that it is rather hard to sum up its
meaning, besides representing a receptor for thought processes. Also, I just
rather thought that it could also be seen as a christian cross overlapped by a
satanic (inverted christian) cross, and a bar in the middle to cancel the two
out, which would go along with the theory of bowing to no god.
23 is something I cannot comment too intelligently on, since I have not the
amount of information necessary. I have heard, however, that it is the
number of confusion, and actually, I myself have not much more of a view
on it. . .yet.
Other resources of my self-determination, defining ideas clearly, patience,
art skills (with both pen and words), and desire to communicate.