This piece was published in Lotus magazine in 1999. . .
"Lotus Magazine was a pop cultural blip, a rave publication that catered to a niche of a subculture. Independently published from 1996 – 2002, Lotus served the West Coast's underground rave community. It was a free magazine, half electronica rag, half semi-spiritual/environmentalist youth outreach project. The online archive (http://electrolicious.com/lotusmagazine/) presents a sliver of the material published in the magazine during its six years of bi-monthly publication. Some of the content is still relevant, and some of it's just silly. All of it's very, very earnest. Enjoy! – Ariel, editor from '98-'01"