It's as if one day I woke up into a life that was not mine, with memories that were not mine, with a residue of tendencies and habits that belonged to a a former tenant whose place I now occupied.
I have an inner curmudgeon. It's not all I am, in fact I have competing perspectives. I don't know to what extent my curmudgeonly attitude is appropriate, but I figure in order to help myself resolve this inner conflict I need to represent this voice honestly. Ladies and gentleman: 99% of everything there is to know … Continue reading The Hierarchy of Value
The forces that act upon space are apart from and beyond space.
November 4th, 2016: Last night’s dream; Got to fly an x-wing through the atmosphere of some futuristic planet. I'm usually apprehensive of flight, because of the possibility of crashing from a great height...it’s the waiting to hit the ground bit that I especially dislike. However, when the thought of possibly losing control and plummeting to … Continue reading Discerning the Transmundane
"That it is necessary there should be a certain Subject of bodies which is different from them, is sufficiently evinced by the continual mutation of corporeal quantities; for nothing that is changed is entirely destroyed; since if such were the case there would be a certain essence dissolved into nonentity; and this persisting, there would be … Continue reading The Theoretical Basis of the Hermetic Art, According to Mary Anne Atwood
Tolkien and Boehme are part of a tradition that illustrates the nature of the world in modes of music, myth, and the identity of the creative process between art and nature.
The great benefit of solitude is that, in prolonged duration, dormant faculties of perception arise. An entirely new mode of being awakens. By solitude I mean not in a claustrophobic cage confined in a room, but a comfortable place in idyllic environs, like Thoreau's situation at Walden pond. I think there really is a noetic … Continue reading Idyllic Insight