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.
"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
There is a basic pattern underlying and governing the formation of bodies. This pattern is the expression of an abstract principle, the substance of this principle is information, deposited into objects. On the highest plane it is all the explication of one mysterious thing. It has a three-fold operation of Principle, Process, Product; Positive, Neutral, … Continue reading Information, Mediation, and Hierarchy
"Now, for my part,I have always honoured the magicians, their philosophy being both rational and majestic, dwelling not upon notions but effects. When I was a mere errant in their books and understood them not, I did believe them. Time rewarded my faith and paid my credulity with knowledge. That these Philosophers may be the better … Continue reading Coelum Terrae