4.10.19: The Event Horizon, For Reals This Time

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“The simple, most basic but still unrecognized truth is that any rationally consistent understanding of the universe cannot avoid the recognition that, ultimately, it is not physical, cosmological, quantum-mechanical or neurological events of any sort but rather awareness itself that necessarily ‘comes first’ in the fundamental order of things.”
–Peter Wilberg, “Event Horizon: Terror, Tantra, and the Ultimate Metaphysics Of Awareness”

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3.22.19: Every Day I Write The Book

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“Everyday I write the book.
Don’t tell me you don’t know the difference
Between a lover and a fighter.
With my pen and my electric typewriter
Even in a perfect world where everyone was equal
I’d still own the film rights and be working on the sequel.”
–Elvis Costello, “Every Day I Write The Book”

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11.10.18: The Kali Kiss

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“Judo and many other of the self-defensive arts of the Orient are concerned with a peculiar kind of courage; a courage that must be completely removed from anxiety and fear. If fear exists, the individual is weakened by the rise of a terror within himself, and therefore usually comes to disaster in his own day and in his own way. So in judo before the artist achieves the highest grades of the art, he must be killed. His teacher kills him. His teacher performs certain structural pressures upon the body to stop the heart; and the heart is allowed to be stopped for a certain number of seconds, for one or two minutes. Then the master resuscitates the disciple by applying pressure to other parts of the body, according to the higher grades of judo. And in this case, the person who has been killed lives again; remembers and knows what happened to him, and realizes that his fear of death was ungrounded. That the fear of transition, that might make him coward in this world, is simply an illusion in his own mind. That actually, transition was just as reasonable, natural, and normal as any act of life. And that there was no interruption—the individual never ceased—to be an individual being, whether in-body or out of it.”
–Manly P. Hall, “The Initiation Of The Pyramid” (I think)

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