Thousand Years More...
an Extra Terrestrial
his poem called "Age Thirty-five", poet Cahit Sitki has
come to rest in my heart like a statue in my way of looking
age, life and time. I have interpreted "Age Thirty-five"
as a starting point through the future from the point
we have reached up to now. We are passing through serious
changes in the means of life, place, space and time. The
river of life flowed in New York instead of Istanbul.
I had two perfect son and I have innumerable projects
which I cannot control the borders.
top of us always hanging a "when" question. What is our
aim and what is the point to be reached? When will we
start the projects accumulating in our brains?
cannot stand this century most of the time and find the
solution of thinking that I belong to a further century.
I prefer the concept of "there is no specific time", as
Russian Film Director Tarkovsky. Then we can start the
Manifest of "YEAR THREE THOUSAND CLUB" by protesting the
time scale of the earth.
one of knows exactly our limits and our time, where was
it started and where will it end? Let us assume that we
have a thousand year of life span. Then we dont
have to rush. There are lots of problems throughout the
world and no country or society could solve it completely.
the Politicians nor the systems have the eager and the
power to solve these fundamental problems. So lets ignore
the natural life span and continue our projects like we
could live a thousand years. From now on I request a life,
which lasts a thousand years. I never expect this kind
of offer from someone. Many of my friends, including my
eighteen year old son, asked me why I wanted to live for
a thousand years, and told me that they wouldnt
want to live that long. A couple of years ago an actor
friend of mine was even outraged with the idea, and had
said, "What do you find in life, why do you want to live
for a thousand years? Seventy years is more than enough!"
He extended his anger through a mutual friend and did
not call me again.
upon hearing my desire my brother-in-law relieved me by
saying, "Why are you in a hurry, youve got sixty
million years to go"
ONE THOUSAND YEARS is not an
improbable wish, then! Lets analyze the THOUSAND
YEARS first. First of all, I want to keep in touch with
the things and people I love for a thousand years. I certainly
respect those who find this scary, tiresome, or unworthy
I am planning to found the YEAR THREE THOUSAND CLUB with
those who like the idea. In fact, this is a proposal of
an alternative clan, in an age in which youth choose suicide
at age eighteen
can make this happen. We can publish a magazine called
YEAR THREE THOUSAND on the Internet, and express our expectations
from and predictions about life. A new magazine that elaborates
on future relationship between man and woman, mother and
child, father and child, employer and employee, landlord
and tenant, and all other aspects of life
between planet Earth and other planets. What kind of language
will be used when aliens and earth inhabitants marry each
other. For instance, at that point English can be a language
spoken in a tiny village
We can treat the Internet
as a virtual planet and we can create planet
YEAR THREE THOUSAND on it. Our point of meeting is the
I invite all friends to daydream. Without seeking assistance
from any substance or alcohol
One way or another,
all societies undergo the process of brainwashing or becoming
more insensitive. Lets switch to a different lane, a lane
that we choose for ourselves, and reshape everything from
scratch in this new phase
There is no doubt that
the outcome will be much more efficient than those we
achieve when we sleep while awake.
text can be regarded as an attempt to push the limits
of bizarre thinking
I am forty
reason why I question the concept of age is Cahit Sitki
Taranci. I wrote an article about this matter five years
ago and dedicated that work to him. This article, however,
is dedicated to a creature called extra terrestrial, of
which we know the existence but could not identify the
secrets. I sense that these extra terrestrials will bring
real biological and spiritual transformation on earth
This expectation has a practical aspect, too. That they
have a life span of 500 years
I will turn to this
summer in Istanbul, my escalating anger, vicious cycles
in life, in the system, and the world in general, led
the way of imaginary and reasonable escape
darkness intrudes the day, the cultures including
ours- have started to accept this phenomenon without any
questioning at all. Then the fact that one cannot change
this fact by herself, and the anger attached to this realization
At the same time, the desire to see and live in the year
hesitating to join this club, which has the ideal of living
in year three thousand? Wouldnt you want to have
the opportunity to compare the world in year three thousand
and the world in today? A CALL TO DREAM THE FUTURE INSTEAD
OF THE PAST
The past is a collection of redundancy.
To see that future is not the summation of recurring past.
In the year three thousand, atom bombs, nuclear weapons,
guns, assaults, and other tools used for killing human
beings will be regarded in the same way we see the prehistoric
The Earth joining other planets, and macrocosmism/universalism
replaces globalization. Protesting our unimportant roles
in todays world where political power/money dominates
everything is not a passive reaction. Being on that stage,
but differentiating your actions from other people on
We will not leave the stage!
we are the extension of all human existence on earth,
we should not worry because we will somehow exist in the
extension in year three thousand as well. There is a difference,
Extra terrestrials will be members of our
Other planets will be like other countries
that we visit by space ships
Visiting our relatives
in space or moving to another planet will be much easier
than moving to another country in todays world
We will experience significant biological and spiritual
transformations. Life span wont be a problem any
more; five hundred or one thousand years. However, it
is difficult to predict the transformation in genes, the
format of changes in our spirits and our brains, and implied
changes in behavioral patterns. We aim to dream and produce
predictions about these issues.
believe that nature has an extraordinary power, but I
dont understand why this extraordinary power facilitates
the darkness and permits its success... History and politics
looks like a contingency of conspiracies and intrigues.
Why millions of peoples in he world worship most violent
leaders in every age? Is darkness the common energy of
it a coincidence that movies, television, computer games,
and various other forms of entertainment promote the violence
while organized violence in high and middle schools take
off at the same time? While local wars are promoted on
one side, there are democratic countries in which "one
can kill another freely" by purchasing one of two hundred
million guns traded without any restrictions. Unfortunately,
"freedom to kill" is the common backbone of all systems
we live for a thousand years, we can initiate the efforts
to stop the prevailing darkness. We can have enough time
to work on and to see the outcomes of our efforts
lets say this every second, in every occasion as
if it is an ordinary wish. You know it is believed that
if something were said forty times it would come true,
depending on the belief that thus brings the unconscious
to the conscious and as a result, the possibility of making
this wish, this thought true might increase.
of these sayings was on a night last summer when we were
together with our dear friends, Emre and Emire Konuk.
That night I said, "I want to live for a thousand years"
because Im worried that time will not be enough
for the projects I want to do. Mr. Emre told me that the
lifetime of an Extra Terrestrial is 500 years. Since then
I am looking for an Extra Terrestrial.
can accept even 500 years as a start. Then we started
to develop a theory. As a result of an affair with an
Extra Terrestrial, like the plants, we might be inoculated
that both our lifetime would be 500 years and we would
become half human half alien. Just like the mermaids in
Or like turning into a prince of
And one day those weird creatures that
are said to visit the universe, would turn into extraordinary
talented, clever and beautiful princes and princesses.
then, with this love and half-alien children, we and alien
price-princesses could start the world-space marriage
just like in the theory of creation by Eve and Adam.
could carry the whole universe to a different period in
the shape that there will no going back and no repetition.
thoughts are not more surrealist than Salvador Salis
paintings, yet. It is for sure that the ones we can not
prove are more real than those we can. Also a very serious
biologic and spiritual transformation is a must and inevitable.
Otherwise the human tragedy that goes on for thirty thousand
years would have completed its evolution. There is only
one basic condition to be solved and that is; fulfilling
basic needs should be idealized by all the systems in
the universe, a global solution should be produced and
applied. Because of not establishing this, humanity could
not follow the principles of Classic Greek ideal
Human or Niethsches Superior Human
commonly . And Marxs socialism theory fade away
in the existing frame. The hope is in: the core of globalization
- in the life that would be established on love basis
seems Stephen Hawkings bio-human theory and the
assumption that big love affair with aliens and the children
of this big love would change the humanity meets on a
common point. According to Hawkings theory humanity
will go through a very serious biologic-physical, mental-spiritual
transformation. Maybe there will not be jealousy, revenge
and hate feelings anymore... And this might mean that
we will throw the burden of whole past and history out
of our backs and cells. This will save our feet and mind
from the past and let us make big steps through emptiness
to a thought, the difference of love concept between an
alien and human is: human has expectations when she loves
but alien loves without any expectations till the end.
So humanity has to have love affair with aliens just even
because of this reason. So that they learn to love without
expectations and till the end.
you like to join Three Thousand Year celebrations?
Dont you wonder how universe will be or relations
will be with other planets and creatures then? Even if
you dont there is a practical profit of thinking
this way. If you look at the things that you can not bare
from this dimension, our power to bare it will expand
our horizons and this help us to increase that possibilities
or you live in a dream world that maybe the escape or
exit way from daily life burdens...
his documentary called Stephan Hawkings Universe",
physicist Seth Shostak says "Todays unthinkable
is tomorrows tradition". Every thought of human
have a response in the universe, those thoughts that are
considered as surreal or very absurd today, will come
to daylight with scientific formulas and explanations
sooner or later. So following these thoughts, I believe
that Egypt Civilization will reborn in three thousand
because they have dreamed and planned about this so waxed
their dead for this. Year three thousand will be the year
in which Egypt Civilization and Antic Greek will reborn
and at the same time universe will combine and unite with
WELCOME TO YEAR THREE THOUSAND
WELCOME TO THE LIGHT MILLENNIUM...
Translated by Isitan
_ . _
While I was writing above personel essay on my 40th
birthday during the first week of May 1999 (New York),
the very first idea about the Third Millennium project
was born. Then the magazine title has been changed
to the Light Millennium since its Introductory issue
August 1999. Thus, I have defined this essay as an
Manifesto of the LIGHT MILLENNIUM magazine (later
the organization's). The original Turkish version
of this essay with the title, "Bin
published in the Turkish version /ISIK BINYILI in
B.U. October 2000.
For Turkish version