It appears that I just won a cardboard box of left over video game crud from IGN Insider. I wonder what will be in there? Current Mood: shockedCurrent Music: BjÃ¶rk & Trio GuÃ°mundar IngÃ³lfssonar – Luktar-Gvendur
… now it’s shower time. Current Music: BjÃ¶rk & Trio GuÃ°mundar IngÃ³lfssonar – Kata Rokkar
You like music? Music’s been very very good to me. Current Music: Tool – Part Of Me (Portland)
Does this work?
I wish to know. Current Music: Jean Michel Jarre – Eldorado
One good test
… deserves another. Isn’t it wonderful how creative geeks are? There’s no sense of a thing being a first of anything. I bet the first e-mail ever sent over the Internet was something as bland as “this is a test” and nothing more. Current Mood: amused
This, of course, is a test.
Had this been a real message then there would have been a mess here. Since it isn’t, there isn’t.
I’m looking for information about the system mentioned in Symbols of Freemasonry which, instead of being about Hiram and the Temple of Jerusalem, was supposedly about the building of the Tower of Babel, also switching King Solomon for King Nimrod. I ran across some interesting pages whicle looking for this. Apparently, there’s some evidence that… Continue reading Freemasonry …
Prince Hall masonry …
Apparently, there’s a pretty little rucus going on which revolves around Prince Hall masonry, which was a masonic group of Black Americans. It’s been the center of a controversy since it started, it seems, and is so again. Petty Tyranny Prince Hall, Myths, Legends and Facts
On Pythagorean readings …
I can see the beginning of what I think of as the stoic viewpoint in statements like those made in some of the fragments of ethical writings by Archytas in Guthrie’s Pythagorean Library. “The good man, in my opinion, is he who knows how to act properly in serious circumstances and occasions. he will therefore… Continue reading On Pythagorean readings …
Early freemasonry …
So, interestingly, after thinking about the state of Freemasonry in the 1800’s I ran across a statement about the frission between mystic groups that append to every religion, the Gnostics to Christianity, the Kabbalists to Judaism, the Sufi to Islam, etc … “All these mystic groups were disliked by the establishment and by the clergy… Continue reading Early freemasonry …
While reading a book about Pythagoras, I came across a surprise. It seems that the Pythagoreans were the victims of a smear campaign that ended in the mobilization of violent citizens. This resulted in many deaths and also the diaspora of the Pythagoreans. “Pythagoras and his associates were long held in such admiration in Italy… Continue reading Pythagorean backlash
homepage and the dialectic between honesty vs truth
Last night, I watched “homepage” which is an interesting documentary about the early culture that surrounded the web, the revolutionary fanaticism, and a bit about its demise. However, there was a part that had me thinking about some stuff from my own past, actually previous to all the events of the movie. honesty vs. truthfulness… Continue reading homepage and the dialectic between honesty vs truth
the militant labor movement and personal history
I’ve started to read a book about the IWW because I got interested in the idea that WA was once a center of militant labor, through hearing some spoken word by Utah Philips. Anyhow, we have a bit of history in mining probably between then 1880’s and 1920’s, which is around the time that all… Continue reading the militant labor movement and personal history
The Sense of Pleasure
In this age we have created a senseless pleasure with no quality other than a one dimensional quanity. We’ve created an age that has no sense of a quality in pleasure other than dissatisfaction with intensity. This dissatisfaction is gained from the ever increasing need for more from a one dimensional pleasure that is a… Continue reading The Sense of Pleasure