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
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
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.
The forces that act upon space are apart from and beyond space.
In Tolkien’s creation myth, Ainulindalë , Eru Ilúvatar - the All-Father - first calls forth the Ainur - great beings, offspring of his thought, each being a specific idea or aspect of his spirit. Ilúvatar propounds to them a musical theme, and each gradually express their part as a harmony, comprehending themselves as part of … Continue reading The Secret Fire: Tolkien, Boehme, and the Golden Chain of Wisdom
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