5.10.19: Reversal Alice

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“Everything is reversed and backwards. The tiny religious medals of my grandmother—it’s a female Jesus and a slyly smiling Virgin Mary. The construction of all these backward things, these reversals, is by Alice. A very powerful being who can effect reversals in reality. ‘Reversal Alice.’ Clear image of a tall, Mediterranean-looking long brown hair, olive skinned, slim-waisted girl with Byzantine features but modern dress. She had an upside-down heart hanging from a necklace.”
— Dream, 4/4/03

“Specifically, though, I am told to cool it re Christ’s feminine nature.”
—Philip K. Dick, “Exegesis”

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The Alchemical “Burt Wonderstone”

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Burt Wonderstone: “Mr. Gray. What you do is not magic. It is monkey porn.”

Steve Gray: “I understand. It’s natural for a dying leaf to be frightened by the autumn wind.”

OK, here you go: possibly the most “deep,” esoteric analysis of the movie The Incredible Burt Wonderstone you will ever read.

You’re welcome.

Prepare to have your world-view, your religious identification, and even your very perception of reality altered forever—all through this seemingly insignificant 2013 movie starring Steve Carell and Jim Carrey. We’re gonna talk Simon Magus, we’re gonna talk alchemy, we’re gonna talk psychedelic plants…it’s gonna be wild. Really.

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Dan Brown Paying To Digitize Ancient Occult Texts For The Public

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“Da Vinci Code” author Dan Brown—who has made no secret of his fascination with ancient mystical texts—has donated money to Amsterdam’s Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica to help digitize 3,500 pre-1900 occult documents and books for the public.

These texts include the Corpus Hermeticum (1472), the first printed version of the tree of life, and some works by Jakob Böhme and Giordano Bruno. Brown’s contribution will help the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica—also known as the Ritman Library—open their “Hermetically Open” digital archive to the public in the coming months.

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Enlightenment Is A Knife To The Head: A Review Of “Korsakoff Blight”

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We all belong to one thing. One thing that everything belongs to. All of us make up everything which makes up Everything, which makes up us, which makes up Everything. And we’re killing it…
–Abby, “Korsakoff Blight”

The title character of Korsakoff Blight opens the novel desperately clutching on to the sort of New Agey mantras that are so ubiquitous in our “self-help” culture: “Doing good would be good and I want to eat the good.” Blight initially seeks a path of self-actualization that absorbs the meat of these mantras whole, and thus receiving an almost instantaneous enlightenment.

But as he crucially realizes at the end of the sequence: “My name is Korsakoff Blight and this is not my story.”

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Book Review: The Secret History Of The World

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“Nothing happens anywhere in the cosmos except in interaction with the human mind.”
–Mark Booth (a.k.a. “Jonathan Black”)

I’ve just read through Mark Booth’s 2010 book The Secret History Of The World for the 3rd time, and I thought I should just dash off a quick review while it’s still fresh.

With the all-seeing eye on the cover and provocative title, The Secret History Of The World does initially seem like one of those fringy Illuminati!!!-type tomes purporting to tell you what They have been trying to hide from the public. And yeah…there are certainly parts like that. But this book is more about the history of religion and philosophical thought throughout recorded history…and in that sense, it’s something that you can get value out of regardless of whether or not you choose to hang out at the edge of the rabbit hole or dive in.

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