Soul Detours

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This is the first of what might be more sort of autobiographical stuff. I do want to get all this stuff down, somewhere. We’ll see how it goes. Well, here it is:

Do you know that old joke where somebody is asked if their parents dropped them on their head when they were a baby? In 1974, that actually happened to me. My father accidentally dropped me on the floor. He had even momentarily thought I had died. That’s how the story goes, at any rate. I don’t really remember what happened, of course; I mean, obviously.

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Reality Tunnels, Religion, And You

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“Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.”
—The Dude

In 2015, the Christian groups One Million Moms and the American Family Association protested FOX’s then-upcoming television show Lucifer because, well, The Devil.

Said One Million Moms:

“The program previews mischaracterize Satan, departs from true biblical teachings about him, and inaccurately portrays the beliefs of the Christian faith. By choosing to air this show, FOX is disrespecting Christianity and mocking the Bible.”

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The Eternal Weirdness Of Jim Carrey’s The Number 23

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As an aficionado of the “23 Enigma,” I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve never actually seen the 2007 movie The Number 23. I’m not sure why I’ve avoided it, exactly. I mean, it was sort of panned when it was released, and I’ve managed to put the fact that it was directed by Joel Schumacher out of my mind until I finally spun the DVD last night (and thus, couldn’t back out of it).

But I’ve now indeed seen it…and while I can’t say it is an especially great movie, it is certainly chock full of esotericism and general weirdness. I might even classify it as a “cursed” film, though I need a little more follow-up and evidence to officially make that claim. So let’s take a look at The Number 23, released ten years ago on my birthday, February 23.

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Robert Anton Wilson’s Email To The Universe eBook Now Available

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A brand new digital version of philosopher/writer/pope Robert Anton Wilson’s last book, Email To The Universe, is now available.

This is a great volume to get started reading Wilson’s work, as it is made up on a bunch of essays on such intriguing topics as:

The Celtic Roots Of Quantum Theory
Schrödinger’s Other Cat
Joyce & Daoism
Sexual Alchemy
Left and Right: A Non-Euclidean Perspective
Cheerful Reflections On Death And Dying

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