The Prophetic-Poetic Dimension of Philosophy: The Ars Poetica and Immanuel of Rome http://bit.ly/k5jwIw
Introduction to Buddhist Semiotics http://projects.chass.utoronto.ca/semio
MAthematical and Biblical Exegesis: Jewish Sources of Athanasius Kircher's Musical Theory http://bit.ly/j0I7Bf
Abraham Ibn Ezra and the rise of medieval Hebrew science http://bit.ly/lvjBsw By Shlomo Sela
Dozy Gary Lachman wakes from his reverie to explore the visions and brainwavess of the half-asleep. http://bit.ly/asQOsH via @kimcascone
"We’re all just walking each other home." ~Ram Dass
Two Tornadoes Reported On Ground Near Chico http://www.ktvu.com/news/28027813/detai
future of Pacific Pinball Museum uncertain http://www.eastbayexpress.com/ebx/the-p
Anointing Oil & Kaneh Bosem http://khem-caigan.livejournal.com/2
did Rabelais have knowledge of Cannabis Intoxication? http://gradworks.umi.com/14/72/147
P.B. Shelley: visionary experience leads to poet's curse http://bit.ly/iY4sB0
The Language of Religious Experience http://bit.ly/j6TTZk Luke Timothy Johnson, Religious Experience in Earliest Christianity:a missing dim.
Jewels of Wonder, Instruments of Delight: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Science-Fantasy as Vision-Inducing Works http://bit.ly/iLpBrG
updated: now with more ladders! http://alchemicaldiagrams.blogspot.c
about to hit 50,000 page views! http://alchemicaldiagrams.blogspot.c
Zohar and Iamblichus http://www.jsri.ro/new/?download=18_JSR
Mysticism, Magic, and Shamanism http://bit.ly/mc3eML Descenders to the Chariot: The People behind the Hekhalot Literature, James R. Davila
"Mystical Modes of Awareness" http://bit.ly/l4lYvF in Exploring Unseen Worlds: William James and the Philosophy of Mysticism
Medieval visions of heaven and hell: a sourcebook http://bit.ly/j30Ej9 By Eileen Gardiner
Ancient visions: petroglyphs and pictographs from the Wind River and Bighorn country, Wyoming and Montana http://bit.ly/iujyb7
The Dream Seekers: Native American Visionary Traditions of the Great Plains http://bit.ly/lOC2zx By Lee Irwin, Vine Deloria
Visionary experience in the Golden Age of Spanish art http://bit.ly/loMvPn By Victor Ieronim Stoichiță
Rabbi Joseph Gikatilla's Hermeneutics http://bit.ly/jdbPFo By Elke Morlok
The study of 20th century Kabbalah http://bit.ly/krqbx7
Theory of Shamanism, Trance, and Modern Kabbalah http://bit.ly/jaJl8k
mason_mem @t3dy as long as you don't impair the likeness you're doing alright
Powers of Language in Kabbalah: Comparative Reflections http://bit.ly/igKjFn
Devotional, Covenental,+Yogic:3 Episodes in Religious Use of Alphabet+Letter From a Millenium of Great Vehicle Buddhism http://bit.ly/ky9fR8
"Greek Distrust of Language" in The poetics of grammar and the metaphysics of sound and sign By S. La Porta http://bit.ly/jRptJI
Adam's Naming of the Animals: Naming or Creation? http://bit.ly/lQbUQK
Shalom Shar'abi and the kabbalists of Beit El http://bit.ly/js3Va1 By Pinchas Giller
However opaque its moral, Othello does provide an object lesson in the dangers of hermeneutic tunnel vision.Michael Lablanc,Shakespeare Crit
The Existence-Bestowing Word in Islamic Mysticism http://bit.ly/kiUdMc
Jan Assman, Creation Thru Heiroglyphics: Cosmic Grammatology/Ancient Egypt http://bit.ly/kHjOLG poetics of grammar+metaphysics of sound+sign
Mind and religion: psychological and cognitive foundations of religiosity By Harvey Whitehouse, Robert N. McCauley http://bit.ly/mbZJ2p
Vision, as it is engaged by painting, has long been described as a discursive practice. http://bit.ly/lLtOHp
Savran: "Theophany narratives allow us to explore the visual representation of the divine from a unique perspective." http://bit.ly/iTS0Qt
A Seal Within a Seal: The Imprint of Sufism in Abraham Abulafia's Teachings http://www.bahaistudies.net/asma/abulaf
Ten Psychoanalytic Aphorisms on the Kabbalah by Daniel Abrams http://www.atlasbooks.com/marktplc/0130
Watched the Jerry Springer "Tantric Magus 210-timing his soror mystica" episode. Was impressed w/Springer's adherence to the Law of Thelema.
The story behind the world’s oldest museum, built by a Babylonian princess 2,500 years ago http://io9.com/5805358/ via @erik_davis
Pico was very clear about what his brand of magic was not(i.e.diabolic conjuring etc.)but his positive definition was never fully explained.
Savonarola - A.O. Spare (Pencil and watercolour on paper. Unsigned, c.1907) http://ow.ly/52kcb
Egyptian pyramids found by infra-red satellite images http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-1352295
"never anything to do in this town" http://www.avclub.com/articles/st-vince
WRS | Archivist uncovers 500-year-old playing cards http://t.co/yRVa4KL via @AddThis
toastbeard Rod Naquin Ibn 'Arabi began to write books at about the age of 27, and continued to do this for the rest of his life.
Quotes from Cicero on the gods http://renaissancemagic.blogspot.com/20
Picard and Riker http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_vDnFIyZiQq4/T
http://xkcd.com/902/ does Darmok and Jalad. #Metaphor
blurring the line between story and game? (I dunno) http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/ga
emulation chatter http://ask.slashdot.org/story/11/0
Alfredo Jiménez I have learned the easiest way to prevent yourself from saying dumb things on an internet forum: forget your password! // RT @nedroid
davidbmetcalfe David Metcalfe @joeysavitz I think the LRH con deserves more than just a declaration of mental instability.
Daimonic Imagination http://ow.ly/4YdXS
davidbmetcalfe David Metcalfe Alchemical Visions of Eternal Rapture - Boehme's Illuminationist Eschatology http://ow.ly/50Yz5
Valentinian Secretiveness Reconsidered http://bit.ly/knf63g in Beyond Gnosticism: Myth, Lifestyle, and Society in the School of Valentinus
Michael Allen Williams on re-thinking "Gnosticism" http://bit.ly/j53GpK
@ @eglinski I had the title wrong (from hasty notes) it's actually "Gnosis: An Esoteric Tradition of Mystical Visions and Unions."
Karen King, Why is Gnosticism so Hard to Define? http://bit.ly/jDSDXf
Calif. county to replace headstones bearing N-word http://www.salon.com/wires/us/2011/05/2
new book: Continuity and Innovation in the Magical Tradition, Gideon Bohak, Shaul Shaked, Yuval Harari (looks fun, if heavy and dense)
Marvin W. Meyer on the Gospel of Thomas http://bit.ly/lutuYt "it does not seem to fit with gnosticism..."
Leo Sweeney, S.J. Mani's Twin and Plotinus: Questions on "Self" http://bit.ly/irfxwZ
John D. Turner, The Final Contemplation of the Supreme Principles http://bit.ly/mhGHVI #Gnosticism
John Turner, Sethian Gnosticism Literary History http://jdt.unl.edu/lithist.html Plotinus+Platonizing Sethian Treatises http://bit.ly/mzRAaC
Birger Pearson, Alexandrian Judaism and Gnostic Origins http://bit.ly/lChKfP Biblical Exegesis in Gnostic Literature http://bit.ly/jZPtAb
Birger Pearson, Jewish Haggadic traditions in The Testimony of Truth from Nag Hammadi http://bit.ly/iiRGmo #Gnosticism
Pearson, Gnostic Ritual+Iamblichus' On the Mysteries of Egypt http://bit.ly/mJEGR5 Figure of Seth in Manichean Lit. http://bit.ly/jLO5w9
Birger Pearson, What is Gnosticism? http://bit.ly/mPFRmN on Gnostic Iconography http://bit.ly/mbjwPH Figure of Seth http://bit.ly/lXA35X
John McWhorter on Bono's use of "fucking brilliant" http://www.tnr.com/article/put-differen
I'm not sure if it's to Janeane Garofolo's credit that she seems to believe her crappy lines in Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior.
IanniX: great graphical open-source sequencer, based on Xenakis works. Will take time learning to use > http://iannix.org/ (via @kimcascone)
"I just was after some meaningless sex and it turned into something sleazy." -Sam Malone (Cheers)
read the scene where gravity is pulling me around
"like" my alchemy blog on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alchemica
@ @mason_mem "is he to be reached? ...maybe these maps and legends have been misunderstood."
Paschal Beverly Randolph: Sexual Magic in the 19th Century http://hermetic.com/sabazius/randolph.h
Zonker marshals Scripture vs. Eschatologists http://www.doonesbury.com/strip/ar
watching cheers, coach started singing "I've got spurs/jingle jangle jingle" (a synchronicity b/c I'm still geeking out to Fallout music)
Paschal Beverly Randolph thought he had the cure for what ails horny stoner mystics, but it took an Aleister Crowley to Patent the Medicine!
Pirate utopias: Moorish corsairs & European Renegadoes, By Peter Lamborn Wilson (AKA Hakim Bey) http://bit.ly/jtdneO
What's worse, a hipster who doesn't actually read the William S. Burroughs books on his shelf, or one who does actually read them?
Perhaps b/c I got into microblogging via Livejournal, I've always seen Facebook+Twitter more as writing tools than toys, tho' I play plenty.
How many more Pirates movies before they use Burroughs' Cities of the Red Night as a source text? (or Peter Lamborn Wilson!)
"Cruelty should be cruelly mocked." -Dan Savage
I'm deeply skeptical that we can reconstruct ancient thought, especially esoterica, from texts alone. No modern witness to power they had.
rational soul derived from intelligible+participates in power of demiurge/means of which we ascend with aid of theurgy. http://bit.ly/lmVA12
Musical Theory and Ancient Cosmology http://www.new-universe.com/pythag
Fowden: Once theurgy was vindicated and accepted, there was no further need to worry about its sources http://bit.ly/m3vO5s
@ @Demon_Writer We run into big problems using texts to try and prove these big theories, especially texts already so poorly understood
@ @Demon_Writer of course Shaw has criticized Idel for a theory of theurgy that owes too much to Dodds, problems with using the term abound...
@ @Demon_Writer Yeah. I've met Lehrich and dig his work, but since I'm not on the same theory trip I can't always follow let alone nod my head
Demon_Writer Jeffrey S. Kupperman @t3dy This, perhaps: http://bit.ly/l8xtSd
@ @Demon_Writer ah, that recently published! thanks. definitely looking forward to reading it
@ @Demon_Writer right. instructive on what not to do. so much of the intellectual content of esotericism overlooked as a result.
The Pythagorean Theory of Music and Color http://www.sacred-texts.com/eso/sta/sta
@ @Demon_Writer why is that? Dodds is an amazing example of brilliant understanding co-existing with unthinking misunderstanding
@ @Demon_Writer I read some online writeup but hadn't seen the book mind grabbing me the reference?
@ @Demon_Writer Yeah Greg Shaw's work is the foundation of lots of great stuff going on these days in theurgy studies
Practical Philosophy - Telestic http://bit.ly/ljvGLO in Hierocles of Alexandria By Hermann Sadun Schibli
Lewy: "Theurgical elevation...is the chief mystery of the Chaldaean sacramental community...its goal being the immortalization of the soul."
George Luck, "Theurgy and Forms of Worship in Neoplatonism" http://bit.ly/kNIPRb
music for theurgy in Music of the Warao of Venezuela: song people of the rain forest By Dale Alan Olsen http://bit.ly/j2X2q1
theurgy in The philosophy of the commentators, 200-600 AD: a sourcebook, Volume 1 By Richard Sorabji http://bit.ly/m3QiMi
Moshe Idel on three types of Kabbalistic theurgy http://bit.ly/ma5gYo
@ @Demon_Writer I think it's an oversimplification to say that theurgy is merely practice for Iamblichus-it's a discourse as well as a ritual.
@ @Demon_Writer Yes, Majercik's idea of theurgy owes much to Iamblichus, although she's trying to understand pre-Iamblichean Chaldean Oracles.
It's hard to find the time to write much on the blog projects but getting all this traffic, as well as interesting comments, certainly helps
"Theurgy as praxis, then, can be distinguished from theology as speculation..." ibid
difficulties in defining the term "theurgy" http://bit.ly/lxWYeS Majercik on the Chaldean Oracles
Uzdavinys:traditional myth(as the Neoplatonists maintained)is the symbolic expression of metaphysics, as metaphysics is the exegesis of myth
I started my blog as a museum of alchemical emblems+links to readings http://alchemicaldiagrams.blogspot.com/
I often get into trouble when I try to write on weird literature as testing philosophical points, rather than depicting them as narratives.
I'm fascinated by speculation in effort to fill gaps in our knowledge, but prefer models that stay close to the text
I'm super down with this recent research on Plato as having structured his texts in Pythagorean manner, hitting octave resonances telling it
Plato of course included revolutionary amounts of hardcore analytic philosophy as topics, but discussions go further, mean much more/have fx
It's a mistake to look to Egypt for origin of what logic-choppers call analytic phil. Plato didn't redefine mystic philosophy as rationality
I'm not interested in Plato as founder of what Analytic Philosophy departments call philosophy, but as author of real, mystic/literary stuff
I think interesting esoteric/mystical insights of Egypt didn't translate as philosophy, work better as subtle allegorical hints in Plato
I want to see researchers interested in questions of ancient hermetica delving into scholarship/questions of M.L.West,Yan Assman,G.Fowden...
I liked Lachman on egyptian shamanism, which I think worthy study as influence on Plato, but I'm skeptical of Egypt as source of Philosophy.
I seek to understand what medieval+renaissance alchemists/magi actually thought--on their own terms--not to fit an occult system.
I don't deny uses modern occultists make of medieval thought but recognize that most are pure anachronism (this can be a key to their power)
'With games, learning is the drug,' writes Raph Koster
MorganScorpion Julia Morgan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vytIq2sq
helacious Hilary Joyce Held Impecunious? In me cups; IOU! #anagram #artwiculate
In studying alchemy/magic in the contxt of the history of ideas, I have to take 19th+20th century interpretations with much care+skepticism.
Pico's philosophical angelology has been unjustly neglected in scholarship on the history of ideas/Huge influence on 16th-17th cent. cosmos!
Peter Serafinowicz “@DudeWabiSabi: How does Yoda have sex? #PSQA” Yoda does not have sex. He just masturbates.
Just as there is more philosophical content in Pico's angelology than occultist readings have allowed, there's more philosophy in his magic.
xenophrenia "...those who do not make human beings the center of their concern soon lose the capacity to make any ethical choices .." Dwight Macdonald
chaoflux Danny Chaoflux good things are happening
Cannes: The Talmud scholarship comedy of the year! http://www.salon.com/entertainment/movi
I live in California and I have barely woken up yet; I certainly don't appreciate these articles saying "May 21 came and went"
The tale of the rose http://entertainment.timesonline.c
The twitter stream is a surrealist's heaven and an organization freak's hell. Nonlinear, stream-of-consciousness, cutup. Oh but such a wash!
@ @soundhunter @torreybird http://pkdreligion.blogspot.com/20
@ @soundhunter @torreybird PKD Exegesis stuff soon to be published will shed more light on his esoteric interests. he wrote very little on alc
Sigil to allow myself a gratuitous grace now and again: ibid ibid ibid ibid ibid ibid ibid ibid cf cf QED cf cf ibid ibid ibid ibid ibid
@ @clerestories I appreciated that "Villa Incognito" was(ironically)such an explicit effort at myth making, demands allegorical interpretation
@ @clerestories The "eye game" in Skinny Legs and All is another, gives me insight on how to gaze at visionary weirdness of alchemical emblems
@ @clerestories JP-Great example. I was thinking about how it works great as literal narrative, straight up advice, but also resonates deeper.
Chase:"In Ismaili thought, the Intellect is described as "sorrowful", since it longs to return to the ineffable One, but cannot cognize it."
I haven't tweeted much about Tom Robbins yet but I sure do love his stories, rich mystical+psychedelic allegories as well as empowering fun.
To what degree did #PKD buy into the Jungian version of gnosis + alchemy? How far did he depart? Is his reality breakdown gnostic rebellion?
making friends with astral faces ain't just trading places or getting between spaces
@ @davidbmetcalfe When I talked with Zeke Mazur I told him about my difficulties; he thinks we can still use "gnosis" + get the gnostics right
@ @davidbmetcalfe I've been scratching my head about Voss vs. Merkur. She defends "alchemy is like tantra" saying they're both doing unity.
@ @davidbmetcalfe true weird+distinctive nature of Gnostics isn't captured in Jonas' typology any more than Faivre's Western Esotericism model
@ @davidbmetcalfe I think the New Gnostics are often great, but don't buy this emphasis on gnosis as an "experiential knowledge" category.
@ @davidbmetcalfe I'm still very skeptical of the notion that there's a "gnostic attitude" that is distinguishable from xtian spirituality.
sigil for allowing myself a gratuitous grace UAITNONEGUGRACENCUCUITTYYITIYYIT
"Don't say gay ... say Takei!" http://www.salon.com/life/gender/i
"Poets do not go mad, but chess players do." -G.K. Chesterton
Demon_Writer Jeffrey S. Kupperman
@ @t3dy Have you read "Giordano Bruno: Neoplatonism and the Wheel of Memory in De Umbris Idearum" by Alessandro G. Farinella in Ren Quarterly?
@ @Demon_Writer Yeah that paper and Clucas' "Simulacra et Signacula" have been a huge inspiration, got me heavy into Plotinus and Proclus
Certain People I Could Name - They Might Be Giants http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsDWl3xD
"As time went by, the pillars became smaller, simpler, and were mounted with less and less care."
world’s oldest temple suggests the urge to worship sparked civilization http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2
Dalai Lama HHDL recalls his early childhood in this clip from his talk at the University of Minnesota on May 8, 2011. http://youtu.be/_zln3n27ZdY
zota Jason Brown "It's either Proust or Hoarders." http://goo.gl/ELt6b
@ @Demon_Writer sounds interesting thanks for the tip. I want to one day write a play about Bruno's Process, inquisition vs. his memory texts.
articles by Renaissance historian Ingrid Rowland http://www.nybooks.com/contributors/ing
Those Bad Borgias, Ingrid D. Rowland http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/20
tiferetjournal Tiferet Journal You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.~Buddha
SOUNDMAGICK DAMON COOK I liked a @YouTube video http://youtu.be/iYB0VW5x8fI?a Terence McKenna: Culture is not your friend
rdonoghue Rob Donoghue Moment of confusion as my son pipes up "Hollah!" - takes a second to realize he's enthusing about his piece of bread.
@ @WeiserBooks Crowley wasn't notorious for being easy to work with--what Harris pulled off is an astonishing artistic/magical accomplishment!
Weiser Books Women & The Occult - Lady Frieda Harris: Artist of the Thoth Tarot http://wp.me/pZiw6-uZ
did a little work on my reading/translation of Bruno's De Umbris Idearum, a text I have neglected for too long
Power and Magic in Italy by Thomas Hauschild http://www.berghahnbooks.com/titl
the sound of running water is very comforting
@ @davidbmetcalfe Having RTFA my opinion of Pagels actually improved. I'm definitely with her on "open question" emphasis, respect for mystery
@ @davidbmetcalfe Yeah I like that Pagels emphasizes the Christianity of gnostics (who weren't heretics YET!), but other influences important.
@ @davidbmetcalfe I actually think that Pagels should be more highly regarded by scholars, but her import is popularizing new Gnostic studies.
starsorceror David Rankine "There is above the celestial lights an incorruptible flame always sparkling; the spring of life, the formation of all beings" - Porphyry
The Shamans of Egypt by @garylachman http://ow.ly/4VKFc via @realitysandwich
David Metcalfe "the terms Gnosticism & Gnostic hijack (the) ability to...retrieve the bounty...in the formative stages of Christianity" http://ow.ly/4WlQE
@ @davidbmetcalfe I like this notion of gnostic concept "light pollution," although this guy vastly overstates Pagels' scholarly importance.
"I'm sorry, but we can't send a search and rescue team into Plato's Cave." http://xkcd.com/876/
it's rare to see a retelling of the Arabian Nights with an appropriate amount of sleaziness http://xkcd.com/879/
I have barely gotten started with http://pkdreligion.blogspot.com/
My most difficult blog is http://theurgystudies.blogspot.co
looking forward to seeing my first Rivercats game this weekend, celebrating a good friend's 30th.
Probably my blog I most unjustly neglect is http://atonalitybargain.blogspot.c
I have been posting excerpts from Latin texts dealing with magic on my blog http://renaissancemagic.blogspot.c
My alchemy blog http://alchemicaldiagrams.blogspot.com/
"truth is satire's spermatozoon" http://bit.ly/jMqn17 Bill Moyers interviews Jon Stewart (excerpt)
How the Brain Got Its Buttocks: Sixteenth-century anatomists couldn't keep their minds out of the gutter. http://www.slate.com/id/2294833/
amazingly weak defense from a celebrity philosopher http://www.slate.com/blogs/blogs/s
According to Yates, Bruno knew Lullism better than its inventor.(if also thru renaissance lenses) Saw uses better, or a radical repurposing?
Frances Yates was on to something with her research into "magical religion" +inward magic post-Ficino+Pico, although debatable on details.
@ @kimcascone Topkapı Sarayı'ndaki şifalı gömlekler by Hülya Tezcan -- "sifali gömlekler"="healing shirts". "Topkapi Sarayi"=Topkapi palace.
Scored a copy of The Art of Memory by Frances Yates at Borders going out of business 80% off sale
today I looked at a book of medieval Turkish Talismanic Shirts. amazing how much magic is out there
crocodile autopsy. no not some surrealist mystical metaphor this time it's what they put on the tv
@ @soundhunter I didn't know about that thanks--haven't seen a Burton film since Sleepy Hollow, but my wife liked Coraline so I'll try it..
Stephen Colbert starting a Political Action Committee http://www.politico.com/news/stories/05
sigil for composing statistically improbable phrasesnP+++ARG+-+-+FA---R+++-GLE++NBAR+
Watching the Giants game with my wife, she exclaims "oh honey it's cubs versus pandas."
Paschal Bev.Randolph was right http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg2
headline too far but interesting findings nevertheless http://medicalxpress.com/news/2011-05-a
geartooth syncopation blues
Watched Candyman for Friday the 13th horror movie night, nice to finally get around to stuff like that.
Role-Playing Game manuals are often compelling works of art even without needing to put the game into practice/art can relate to play or not
Thorndike: Solomon and the Ars Notoria http://www.esotericarchives.com/s
Roger Bacon in Lynn Thorndike, History of Magic and Experimental Science http://bit.ly/kwtbTB
Full Text of Roger Bacon (1953) http://www.archive.org/stream/rogerbaco
From Magic To Chemistry And Physics. http://www.infidels.org/library/histori
Roger Bacon https://eee.uci.edu/clients/bjbecker/Sp
art and magic quotes http://quote.robertgenn.com/getquotes.p
"I see painting as an evocative magic, +there must always be a random factor in magic, one which must be constantly changed and renewed."WSB
"Many secrets of art and nature are thought by the unlearned to be magical." -Roger Bacon (anticipating Arthur C. Clarke by ~800 years)
"This is not a normal world." -Batman
@ @louddetective I was a big Douglas Adams fan as a kid, really appreciated TFTFB showing me how to do systems for weird physics/drinking etc.
fake WSB criticism below generatev with http://www.elsewhere.org/pomo/
"the characteristic theme of the works of Burroughs is not narrative, as semioticist subdeconstructive theory suggests, but postnarrative. "
ST.Aug.+Hermes--English translation+Latin original http://renaissancemagic.blogspot.com/20
Crowley: "The average man cannot believe that an artist may be as serious + highminded an observer of life as the professed man of science."
Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction http://www.indiana.edu/~jofr/revi
geometric and musical analysis of Enochian letters http://www.jwmt.org/v2n18/ophanic.html
more John #Dee #007 #debunking http://jeremyduns.blogspot.com/20
Things Done Wisely by a Wise Enchanter: Negotiating the Power of Words in the Thirteenth Century http://www.esoteric.msu.edu/Fange
Were the Bard’s Occult Themes Directed from Behind the Scenes? http://atlantisrisingmagazine.com/2
Did Edward Kelley write an alchemical poem to Shakespeare? http://www.jwmt.org/v2n15/kelley.h
@toastbeard Shakespeare+magic(not Sonnets specifically but lots of historical context and references) http://www.jwmt.org/v2n15/garland.html
tons of John Dee commentary http://www.john007dee.com/commentary.ht
John Dee and Edward Kelley’s Great Table (or, What’s This Grid For, Anyway?) http://www.jwmt.org/v2n18/tablets.html
I love it when the bit I like fits perfectly into a tweet with authorname+quote marks intact.
Teresa Burns: "Who came up with this? We don't know. What is the logic? That's a good question for any practitioner who uses it to answer."
BC p.151 to find the statues of the Asclepius in Plotinus was important for Ficino, who was always looking for harmonies among the ancients.
Augustine on Hermes Trismegistus http://ls.poly.edu/~jbain/mms/texts/mms
Copenhaver: "In the City of God Saint Augustine himself had condemned Hermes for using sinful demonic magic." http://bit.ly/kmraGF
Copenhaver:De Vita mentions Hermes seldom+treats him ambiguously... leaves reader puzzled about moral status of theurgy http://bit.ly/kmraGF
p. 531 Ficino noted that Albertus Magnus approved talismans carved w/figures+letters if they attracted celestial rather than demonic powers.
Copenhaver:When Ficino attempts to save the phenomena by setting them in context of theory...he deserves our attention. http://bit.ly/jCZh7P
Copenhaver: In his Apology Ficino says that De Vita grew out of his commentary on the Enneads Plotinus http://bit.ly/jCZh7P Schol.phil+magic
"These stories,histories+pseudo-histories go beyond legitimizing strategies.As a kind of myth making they are,in fact,beyond any individual"
Myth, History and Mytho-History: An Essayby J. S. Kupperman http://www.jwmt.org/v2n19/myth.ht
@ @Demon_Writer Yeah I think all that extra clicking to convert would be a waste of your talents. I don't have any need or preference for PDF.
Kelley's end http://www.voynich.net/Arch/2002/08/msg
@ @Demon_Writer Thanks for the link. I liked the article on the Heiroglyphic Monad, been meaning to print out the whole JWMT archive...
Bad History! http://www.jwmt.org/v2n19/index.h
@ @Demon_Writer ah right on. I'm always happy to hear corrections and input like this. I'm interested in "Dee 007" as a rhetorical strategy.
Giania Georgene @ @t3dy that's one of the prettiest, least dorky esoterically themed websites I've seen in a while
@ @Demon_Writer the book to read on Dee's science is still Clulee. I post these silly web articles b/c I study them, not as valuable sources!
@ @Demon_Writer I like this guy's approach http://www.amazon.com/John-Dee-Po
@ @Demon_Writer Yeah I've never seen anything persuasive; better to look at the real work he did rather than speculate about secret activities
The First Science - popular science history book on Roger Bacon http://www.brianclegg.net/firstscientis
another one on the ethics of killing Bin Laden http://dissentmagazine.org/online.php?i
A Bond for All the Ages : Sir Francis Bacon and John Dee : the Original 007 http://www.sirbacon.org/links/dblohseve
I have always understood the Beastie Boys "Brass Monkey" song as a coded allegory about Hermetic statue animation or homonculus/golem-craft.
Roger Bacon, An Appreciation http://www.darksites.com/souls/pagan/wr
Roger Bacon http://www.strangescience.net/rbacon.ht
Friar Bacon His Discovery of the Miracles of Art, Nature, And Magick. http://www.sacred-texts.com/aor/bacon/m
@ @Giania I've made a couple of those http://www.livejournal.com/allpic
"You can hit a golf ball farther with a howitzer on the Moon." -Jubelum Jaynes, KSC
@ @Giania heh heh yeah I've seen way too many of that other kind, I like that this one is so detailed in expositing+illustrating the method
What is a sigil and what is a sigilhouse? A personal perspective. http://www.sigilhouse.net/library
impressive sigils http://www.divinearchitect.com/wi
"Advertising Arts Magic" http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_BctymMyK_Nw/S
How to Create the Sigil for Practical Alchemy http://www.appliedmysticism.com/a
@ @louddetective @catvincent what no Tales from the Floating Vagabond?
brainpicker Maria Popova The Ancient Book of Myth and War – Pixar animators explore the mythology of heroics http://j.mp/fT7MPh
thinkgeek thinkgeek A D&D comedy about an out-of-control DM? Yep, we'd pay to see that. "Zero Charisma" teaser looks good: http://j.mp/jkVSdI
clerestories Sienna Latham Great post from @TheAVClub on how the energy we devote to seeking out new music wanes with age : http://avc.lu/mjxkm3
Walter Pagel--Jung’s Views on Alchemy. Isis, May 1948,44-48 http://www.compilerpress.ca/Competitive
Reverse Transmutations:De Verville's Parody of Paracelsus in le Moyen De Parvenir An Alchemical Language of Skepticism in the French Baroque
Mysticism at the Dawn of the Modern Age -- Agrippa of Nettesheim and Theophrastus Paracelsus http://bit.ly/lNUPRS
The Book of the Revelations of Hermes - Concerning the Supreme Secret of the World, Theophrastus Paracelsus http://bit.ly/knbHKR
The Alchemical Allure of Herbology:Transformation and the Copper Still http://www.herbalenergetics.com/id26.ht
The Hermetic + Alchemical Writings of Paracelsus http://www.archive.org/stream/hermetica
Robert Browning's "Paracelsus" http://www.blavatsky.net/magazine/theos
Epilepsy--Modern Insights from Paracelsian Medicine http://www.anthromed.org/Article.aspx?a
Paracelsus By Harry A. Curtis, Eta Reprinted from The Hexagon, November 1939, Vol. 30, No. 2 https://www.alphachisigma.org/pag
Paracelsus: Adam was the first inventor of arts, b/c he had knowledge of all things as well after the Fall as before. http://bit.ly/mIoiLj
Waite on Michael Maier, Rosicrucian Apologist, his Atalanta Fugiens http://www.sacred-texts.com/sro/rhr/rhr
new journal http://studiahermetica.com/
@ @Demon_Writer which Zambelli you reading? I'm working on a review of White+Black Magic in the European Renaissance.
Charles Webster. From Paracelsus to Newton: Magic and the Making of Modern Science http://bit.ly/lmkcF3
Paul Weiss vs. Peter Singer on Scarry http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archive
For the record, I've not yet seen Thor. Rather, I've actually read the Eddas.
Famous Alchemists http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/webprojects20
Is power evil? Thoughts on the ethics of power. http://moralmindfield.wordpress.com/201
TheMoralMindfield St. Thomas Aquinas music video. Every philosopher should have one! http://moralmindfield.wordpress.com/201
TheMoralMindfield Bin Laden is dead, but is it good? now what? http://moralmindfield.wordpress.com/201
blogging William S. #Burroughs http://vakrokti.blogspot.com/2009/08/re
@ @Giania yeah nova trilogy is quite difficult, but some of my favorite stuff. "who monopolized cosmic consciousness?"
SuitePhilosophy Thais C. Mozart – Alchemical Symbols in Mozart's Magic Flute http://t.co/UQuakFZ #music #masonry #freemasonry #alchemy #suite101 #occult
had a yellowjacket stuck in my hair for a couple minutes without noticing. by some undeserved grace I didn't get stung, but boy did I freak!
#FF @moralmindfield ethics, science and religion
Paracelsus' theory of mental illness http://alchemy-forums.forumotion.com/t2
Paracelsus on Alchemy as a Pillar of Medicine http://alchemicaldiagrams.blogspo
@ @Giania Junky is interesting because it's such straight prose, but still brilliant. He could have written great mainstream novels.
Paracelsus quotes - medical alchemy, God's help http://alchemicaldiagrams.blogspo
@ @FNORDLORD "if you don't see the timewave it can't immanentize you."
can't sleep? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_un
Paracelsus and the Light of Nature http://www.naturasophia.com/Parac
review of Mathers' last secret http://gyllenegryningen.blogspot.com/20
@ @Giania I started that recently, in fact I was talking about it the other day (my friend asked when an honest pirate movie will be made)
PARACELSUS AND THE RENEWED IMAGE OF GOD http://www.psychovision.ch/rfr/gs4htm.h
@ @Giania it's an excremeditation. all great sentences are. (the WSB quote is from Junky)
"What makes Seals special is that we can be thoughtful, disciplined and proportional in our use of force.” http://nyti.ms/lYY8ZC
@ @Giania "People who talk about their bowel movements are as inexorable as the motions they describe" -William S. Burroughs (paraphrased)
philo_quotes Philosophers quotes Wisdom is learning what to overlook. ~ William James http://bit.ly/philq
@ @Giania sounds like a worthy experiment for that website that will print and sell your t-shirt design
DavidHolzmer David Holzmer The “Twitterbrain” Is Just Like The Human Brain… And Retweets Are Synapses? - AllTwitter http://ow.ly/4SH55
Music for Silenced Voices: Shostakovitch and his Quartets http://nyti.ms/jnIw4l review
erik_davis Erik Davis "equating angels with transistors." RT @RichardMetzger: Microworld: William Shatner on microprocessors (1976) http://is.gd/Gjyeh1
erik_davis Erik Davis Death is an event horizon: Me talking to Terence McKenna: http://is.gd/20VRrX
@ @erik_davis I really liked Duclow's work on Cusa.
erik_davis Erik Davis @ @mpesce A philosophical question: how do you know when you have been studying too much philosophy?
Erik Davis @ @al_robertson Cyclonopedia is an amazing work: the ultimate myth of today: Oil is an evil ancient djinn who wants to desertify the earth.
erik_davis Erik Davis Why can't I get enough of this kinda thing? RT @waldemaringdahl: The Hergé/Lovecraft connection http://tinyurl.com/TintininRyleh
The Ideas of Terence and Dennis McKenna http://evolverintensives.com/upcoming/p
sigil to build up nervous circuits vs.delay discounting OZARGNARGLARGARZ__++_+++__+++_+___+++++_+
@SuitePhilosophy Dan Merkur's work has been a big influence on my theoretical thinking+cleared up lots of questions about spiritual alchemy.
Edison: "We are already on the verge of discovering the secret of transmuting metals, which are all substantially the same in matter, ...1/2
...though combined in different proportions." 2/2 http://www.paleofuture.com/blog/2
Thegreatone35 Derrick Hudson "The future is already here - it's just not very evenly distributed." Author: William Gibson.
@ @EPButler or "not yet put into play" vs. "unplayable?"
@ @SuitePhilosophy thanks for letting me know, I'm always happy to help. Check out the links on my alchemy blog for more: http://bit.ly/fg9RDz
Happy birthday Plato! (according to somebody on the Neoplatonism list)
Response to “Methodology + the Study of Western Spiritual Alchemy” http://www.istanbul-yes-istanbul.c
The Tabula Smaragdina Revisited http://www.istanbul-yes-istanbul.c
The Angelic Stone in English Alchemy http://www.danmerkur.com/onlinewr
Western Esotericism and the Science of Religion. reviewed by Fanger http://www.esoteric.msu.edu/VolumeIII/H
@ @LalySky at least the top guy always does. RT "He won't let go of his divinity."
is bitly an adverb?
Podcast--Alchemy and Manna: interview with Dan Merkur http://bit.ly/mzcVgb
Stages of Ascension in Hermetic Rebirth http://www.esoteric.msu.edu/Merku
Met a Discordian who was convinced that Cpt. Mal from Firefly is named after the Malkavian clan from V:TM. Looking forward to the manifesto!
Akermann responds to Merkur in a thread http://www.alchemywebsite.com/a-archive
discussion of alchemy and gnosis problems (lots of references) http://www.levity.com/alchemy/t_g
Veg-Stone: Elizabethan Psychoactive Alchemical Substance? http://alchemicaldiagrams.blogspo
@ @kimcascone Synchronicity is an altered state, ain't it? I'd be interested to read more: so much to be learned about music producing ASC's.
@ @Bebejax A bit. Great story that. I'm a big fan of Michael Drout who lectures on those two very well for Teaching Company...
@ @tonhoberlinense Proclus will put one to sleep.
tonhoberlinense Antonio Vargas "I read Proclus for my opium" RT @t3dy Proclus and Emerson http://www.scribd.com/doc/54284626/9/Pr