JOHN BASIL 1.Name: Heru Avenger John Basil 2.Age: 48 3.Star Sign: Pisces Born March 7th , 1967 8:31 AM The 66th day of the solar year. The 67th day of the leap year. The year of the Goat/Ram/Sheep. The actual day that Roman Emperor Constantine declared "Sun Day". The day of abstract design. 4. Occupation: Multi-Dimensional Conceptualist/Composer/Researcher I am the creator and founder of Initiates International. A concept/entity devoted to my possession/obsession with the number 11. The basic goal of Initiates International is to re-integrate the Arts and Sciences back into a unified and harmonious field. They have been purposely split around the 5th /6th century B.C. by the Pythagoreans,Platonists, and the merchant class. They wanted to run the world with rational numbers and hide the irrational. I didn't think that was very funny. Of course, it didn't just start there! Hence, my grand thesis: THE META - ALCHEMICAL MECHANISMS AND TECHNIQUES OF CIVILIZATION CONTROL AND ITS SOCIETIES WITHIN. OR BREAD AND CIRCUS MAXIMUS ROCK N ROLLUSLUV DIONYSIAN STYLE! My main focus as I'm writing this and will definately be for my lifetime is developing a multi-discipline energy transfer system I call "MINH AN"- Path Of Light/Heaven. It's a hand technique for transfering cosmic potential. It has changed my life!I am also currently working with Ubiquity Records on reissuing my grand past that includes SOL, WEST COAST HAREM,HERU AVENGER,NON STOP,and BASIL & FRIENDS.My latest and greatest creations are BAAST, KANDI JONES,and BASIL & ROGERS. 5. Where are you from, where do you live? I was born and raised in Southern California. I am currently living in Little Saigon(Westminster) California.My own Appocalypse Now! 6.How would you describe your personal style? I consider my style flared , fluent , flowing , and fit.Also, you could say I'm funky,chic, decadent, and sophisticated!Take your pick! 7.If you were an animal, what animal would you be? Absolutely Feline and Female!Sleek,Mysterious,Elegant,Affectionate,Powerful !I'm a street walkin cheetah!I'm a puzzled panther!I'm a total pussycat!MEOW! 8.What are some of your favorite movies, books, artists, songs/or bands? Music: I've been playing intruments since I was 4 and a known record collector for decades. Here's a little slice of my world! Miles Davis,Herbie Hancock,John & Alice Coltrane, Keith Jarrett,Jimi Hendrix,James Brown,Fela Kuti,Funkadelic,PatMartino,LennyBreau,Grant Green,Melvin Sparks, Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones,George Benson,Gary Bartz,WayneShorter,Tony Williams, Jack DeJonette,John Mclaughlin ,Karlheinz Stockhausen,Joseph Schillinger,Chopin,Ravel,Terry Riley,Arnold Schoenberg,Ash RaKlaus Schulze,Kraftwerk,Dzyan,Volker Kriegel,Wolfgang Dauner ,Ennio Morricone, Piero Umiliani,Franco Micalizi,etc......... Basically,I'm into Super Duper out of control jazz/funk on an international level Deep funk,soul,blues,gospel Sound Library/Soundtrack Belly Dance and ancient trance/world music European dream and progressive sounds Avant/Electronic music Books: I am an extensive reader and read non-fiction only. Favorite Topics are: Anomalous Archeology Alternate and Hidden Science Intelligence Community(All shapes and forms) Artists: I can never get enough Art Deco,Art Nouveau,or Symbolism! I adore Erte,Muchas,Dali,Beardsley,Rackham,Dulac,Waterhouse,Klimt,Frazetta,Finlay,etc... Movies: I enjoy cinema. I really got into films because I was interested in production music and soundtracks due to my extensive record fever! This also lead me to the world of underground, international , and exploitation films.Here's a few of my faves The Devils Salon Kitty Caligula Suspiria The Parallax View Blazing Magnum Vampyros Lesbos Aguirre The Princess and the Pirate Way too many to start naming! 9. What stands out as one of the stupidest things you have ever done? Playing 3 Card Charlie on the streets of New York City. You never win! 10. What stands out as one of the finest or best things you have ever done? Creating Initiates International! 11. If you could have lived in any place or time where and when would that be? Egypt without a doubt in the Zep Tepi or"First Time of the gods".Well before the pharoahs! 12. What person or persons do you admire most and why? Nikola Tesla, because he actually really cared about humanity more than anyone! 13. What kind of person, or actual person do you dislike most? I dislike people who hide themselves or talk about things they have no knowledge of. 14. Do you cook, and if so what do you make best? I do not, but prefer to eat raw if I can. 15. What qualities do you look for in a woman or man? Kindness and honesty Radiance! 16. What do you think makes a DUDE cool, stylish, or masculine? Attitude .If you don't have that,you don't have it! Everything follows that! 17. Tell me a true story. On Valentines Day BAAST performed a ritual that was so powerful that I fell in love and started radiating "Minh An"! Now I am devoted! I tell you no Lie!