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"Beyond a certain point, the whole universe becomes a continuous process of initiation."

"The creative faculty, the god-power, is not used here with anything less than literalness. When beauty was created by a godly mind, beauty existed, as surely as the paintings of Botticeli or the concerti of Vivaldi exist. When mercy was created, mercy existed. When guilt was created, guilt existed. Out of a meaningless and pointless existence, we have made meaning and purpose; but since this creative act happens only when we relax after great strain, we feel it as 'pouring into us' from elsewhere. Thus, we do not know our own godhood and we are perpetually swindled by those who assure us that it is indeed elsewhere, but they can give us access to it, for a reasonable fee. And when we as a species were ignorant enough to be duped in that way, the swindlers went one step further, invented original sin and other horrors of that sort, and made us even more 'dependent' upon them."

"Every morning I have been looking at CNN to see if there is any reason for hope. I see a few large and impressive peace protests here and there around the world, but mostly I see empty robot faces monotonously reciting the magick incantations, 'We must support the President' and 'We must support our troops'. both of which mean the killing must continue."

"When the rose and the cross are united the alchemical marriage is complete and the drama ends. Then we wake from history and enter eternity."
Robert Anton Wilson died today.

Current Location: Drew University, Madison, NJ
Feeling: nostalgic nostalgic
Listening to: Joseph Arthur, In The Sun

Chorus of 6 demons || Preach it
graye From: graye Date: January 11th, 2007 11:02 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
I haven't read his trilogy, and don't know too much about him, but I dug the piece and the rosicrucian reference.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: January 11th, 2007 11:10 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

I've forgiven you for a lot of transgressions over the years. But you've never read the trilogy? You, of all people, have not read it?

I'm flabbergasted. It's one of those things I just ASSUMED you had read. Obviously, I recommend you do so. While it's a little dated at this point, it's still well worth sticking your nose into for a while.
From: graye Date: January 11th, 2007 11:16 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
I've read Umberto Eco's treatment of the Illuminati, and have run across plenty of discussion of such things in other areas. His was a name that came up frequently, but Timothy Leary and his ilk (and RAW, from my understands, qualifies as his ilk), haven't ever interested me terribly.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: January 11th, 2007 11:30 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Timothy Leary has never captivated me, but captivated many people I'm a fan of. Having been exposed to Terence McKenna before reading any Leary, I was kind of let down. But even Timothy Leary called Terence McKenna the real Timothy Leary.

I finally did dive into some Leary after The Fugs did a great tribute to him, tying in their shared love of William Blake. He was enjoyable, but I think what he inspired in others was greater than what he himself left for me to take in.

RAW, on the other hand, I think you would dig. Maybe not, but I think he's worth touching upon.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: January 11th, 2007 11:54 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Speaking of things you need to absorb...

towelboy From: towelboy Date: January 12th, 2007 02:40 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Chorus of 6 demons || Preach it