11.28.18: De Vinculis, “The Links”

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“Well, there it is.”
–Ian Malcolm, “Jurassic Park”

So I played around with this idea for a while—just putting up an entire past journal more or less in the format it was recorded in. So I figured since I started with De Vinculis, I might as well just finish it.

Just as a recap: I chose these selections for this volume because they all seemed to be pointing to the same path & involving overlapping and quite heavily esoteric imagery. It should be noted that prior to 2010, I was not doing much journaling, dream recall, or anything like that since around 2004-2006. So this followed sort of a “dry spell” for me in that regard.

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Then there was the automatic writing material from the same period—which, frankly, felt like a completely new element in my life. Now, I did do a few pieces of channeling in 2005, but these ones from five years after that felt much more “precise.” It touched upon specific things that would become centerpieces of my esoteric work in the crucial 2013-2015 period.

The sequence of dreams I had in the end of February/beginning of March in 2012 were particularly occult in their imagery and felt “related.” In particular, they all seemed to reference Crowleyan symbolism and even terminology.

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I cannot vouch for the entertainment value, here, and you do not have to read all this. Caveat emptor, cogito ergo sum, frito lay, etc. Hyperlinks where appropriate; probably put too many, but again: I’ve always wanted to try something like this, so we’ll see how it goes.

This is going to be quite a bit of work, so I’m going to take a little break after this. It’s mentally exhausting. I’m not even sure why I’m doing it. I’ve put a lot up here lately, and I guess it all has a purpose.

Lastly: this is a sort of shamanic metaphysical exercise with a lot of pop-culture references. It’s probably a bit messy, corny, whatever. It’s not supposed to mean anything. It’s all dream-stuffs.

With thanks to the Muse, as always.

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10.21.18: Loki, The Matrix, And The Great “Game Night” Analogy

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“Before I was a Discordian, I took life much too seriously. When you take life too seriously you start to wonder what the point of it all is. When you wonder what the point is in life, you fall into a trap of thinking there is one. When you think there is a point, you finally realize there is no point. And what point is there in living like that? Nowadays I skip the search for a point and find, instead, the punch lines.”
–Kerry Thornley

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Slamming Into The Fourth Wall

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I. THE FOURTH WALL: A VERY (VERY) BRIEF OVERVIEW

The following short video explores the concept of “breaking the Fourth Wall” in storytelling. That’s when a fictional character—or even simply the narrative itself—acknowledges the existence of the “real life” audience existing beyond the (now-tenuous) barrier between fiction and reality. Some famous examples of breaking the Fourth Wall are Ferris Bueller directly addressing the viewer, Dark Helmet discovering the VHS tape for Spaceballs during the middle of the movie, and the ending of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

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Steamed Hams: The Beautiful Lies Of Seymour Skinner

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“My real name is… Armin Tamzarian!”
[Bart laughs]
–Seymour/Armin, “The Principal And The Pauper”

A number of fans point to the 1997 Simpsons episode “The Principal And The Pauper” as the start of the end of the “real” Simpsons—basically, when the long-running animated sitcom “jumped the shark.” In the episode, it is shockingly revealed that Principal Seymour Skinner (one of the key Simpsons supporting characters) was not who he said he was…he was, in fact, an impostor.

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Living In A Post-Reality World

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“A single ego is an incredibly narrow view from which to perceive the universe.”
—Robert Anton Wilson

I am finding more and more that when referring to Reality I add a lower-case “r” and quotation marks: “reality.”

As in: Reality Tunnels, a term invented by psychologist Timothy Leary and expanded upon by author Robert Anton Wilson. The concept that we all have our own unique conception of what reality is, the result of the subjectivity of our senses plus the possibly “plastic” and equally subjective nature of the universe itself (as continually demonstrated by quantum physics). This means that there might be “infinite” realities, “real” to the people who experience them.

Is this a good thing?

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