"The Earth shall appear once more as the primeval ocean, as the flood of waters that was in the beginning. I am that which shall remain, after I have changed myself into a serpent, which no man knoweth, which no God seeth."
Sometimes something hits you so quickly it takes a moment to realize what happened. Life is so fleeting, it is over before you know it. It’s as if we are already dead, and it takes our whole life to realize it.
Kenneth Rexroth’s Essay on Thomas Vaughan and Alchemy
It is inconceivable that so immense a body of literature in so many languages over so long a period should be no more than an infinitely complicated rebus or cryptogram for a relatively simple discipline of the nervous system which can be revealed in a sentence and explained in a few pages.
Thoughts and Prayers
The declarations against magic are abundant in the Bible. Sure, there are very problematic aspects to this condemnation, which we will be discussing. To begin with, we can appreciate why this anti-magic stance within the Bible is problematic by envisioning a debate between a Christian and a Mage while an atheist watches. From the perspective … Continue reading Thoughts and Prayers
There and Back Again
The connection between this world and the other-world is obviously wound up in the relationship between dream, perception, and reality. The substance of the spiritual is wound up in the question of the mind apart from the physical world, which is unmistakably proven by the adequate characterization of hell as a living nightmare and heaven as a dream come true.
"Neils Bohr, Hans Kramers and John Slater revealed one essential feature of the correct interpretation of quantum theory. This concept of the probability wave was something entirely new in theoretical physics since Newton. Probability in mathematics or in statistical mechanics means a statement about our degree of knowledge of the actual situation. In throwing dice … Continue reading Alma Mater
What the advent of the printing press enabled for the upset of European society during the protestant reformation, the internet is affording for us today. We have not even seen the furthest culmination of this modern equivalent to the exponential increase in available (mis)information, but there is enough to detect the pattern that will determine future outcomes. … Continue reading Paradigm Shift
Towards a further explanation, the following is an elucidation of preceding articles, namely Information, Mediation, and Hierarchy, Magic Mirror, and Palingenesis. Some familiarity of these is presumed. Since space is a material substance and reducible to a condition without parts, and as it is the media by which information is translated into objective form, with the formal principles displaying themselves through space … Continue reading Moving Pictures
The Hierarchy of Value
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.