Re: Extropian Music?

Spike Jones (
Tue, 15 Dec 1998 21:33:26 -0800

Jetzen wrote: The lead character, Madman, is named Frank Einstein.
> He knows he died and was brought back to life by another character...

is anyone familiar with the story called the serpent and the rainbow? its about a harvard ethnobotanist by the name of wade davis who goes to haiti to investigate zombies. according to his account, he discovered there a universal belief in zombies, and even had one pointed out to him, a zombie who lived in the local cemetery. turns out the local witchdoctor figured out a way to distill a poison that produces deathlike symptoms. the family assumes the victim is dead, and buries him. the witchdoctor comes that night, digs him up and administers the antidote, thereby reviving him. both the victim and everyone else then believes the witchdoctor brought him back from the dead. i dont know how much of the book is fiction and how much non... spike