The title of a book by Rob Brezsny. Published by Frog, Ltd. Berkely, CA 2000

It Begins:

Welcome to the Televisionary Oracle

Coming to you on location from your repressed memory of Paradise

Reminding you
that you can have anything you want
if you'll only ask for it in an unselfish tone of voice

"It's true that my book, THE TELEVISIONARY ORACLE, does have stories which in some ways resemble the kind of plots found in what are typically called "novels." But it's also stuffed full of oracles, philosophical treatises, love letters, polemics, song lyrics, and a manifesto or two." -- Rob Breszney

The book follows two protagonists, a man named Rockstar and a woman named Rapunzel Blavatsky. He is, to some extent, a rockstar, and she is the shamanatrix of the Menstural Temple of the Funky Grail, and quite possibly the reincarnation of Mary Magdalen. These two share the narrative with the "'Televisionary Oracles' -- programs broadcast by a sacred infotainment cabal which resembles what the television industry might be if it were a source of wisdom, integrity, and blessings instead of propaganda, degradation, and junk food for thought."

Why is it so important
to the future
of daffodils and sea urchins and the jet stream
the childbirth be shown regularly in prime time?

What is the best way
for you to undo
the black magic
that you've performed on yourself ?

Your lucky phobia is epeinopopontonphobia, the fear of crossing the wine-dark sea

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