Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Esoteric Alphabet

Any alphabet that contains the word "menstrual blood" over and over again is bound to be pretty good. Done by Annie Murphy.

Via the venerable Phantasmaphile.

Monday, June 29, 2009

This item kindly passed to us by our agent-on-remote, who is currently stationed in Inner Mongolia:

This is an anecdote I’ve carried in my mind for years:

I have a Buddhist friend who was visiting monasteries in Nepal a few years ago. One day, he got a rare invitation to witness a “sky burial” — the funeral of a monk, held on a mountaintop, culminating in the dismemberment of his body and scattering of his flesh and bones to feed birds of prey and other animals. (This ritual, also known as “giving alms to the birds,” has practical roots as well as spiritual resonance. Much of Tibet is above treeline, so cremation is difficult, and it’s generally too rocky for burial.)

My friend hiked for hours to get to the site, and when he arrived, the ceremony was already in progress, punctuated by the overtone singing and thigh-bone trumpets of the monks. In the center, a man was ritually slicing into pieces the body of the old monk who had died.

My friend looked closer and saw that the man doing the cutting was wearing a t-shirt: Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

By Steve Silberman. Originally found in the Buddhist magazine Shambhala Sun.

"But it only just now became clear to me how split Jackson’s personality had become. As his public but nonperformance persona grew more and more infantile, his onstage presence became more sexual and more angry. Jackson never spoke much about the allegations against him, and spoke only a few times about his abusive past. But his music and performances had a clear message…I just never knew how to read it."

Click here to read more from Dream's End on the passing of Michael Jackson. (R.I.P.)
"One of Dion Fortune's readers...returned a well thumbed copy of "The Winged Bull" to the publishers for fear of corrupting the scavengers if it ended up in the trash can..." -Gareth Knight

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

"To fight the Empire is to be infected by its derangement. This is a paradox: whoever defeats a segment of the Empire becomes the Empire; it proliferates like a virus, imposing its form on its enemies. Thereby it becomes its enemies." -Philip K. Dick
"La lettrice"

Click here for a nice commentary on the painting.
Many a classic work of art could be improved upon by adding a battalion of flying saucers, as demonstrated here by Banksy.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

One more from the same site, because I couldn't choose between them.

One of several fascinating art pieces at Beyond The Limits of Reason.

Literally, a resource, for once.

Esoteric occult PDFs by Crowley, Blavatsky, Frater Achad, Dion Fortune, and so on. Good stuff. Click here.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The demand to be safe in relationship inevitably breeds sorrow and fear. This seeking for security is inviting insecurity. Have you ever found security in any of your relationships? Have you? Most of us want the security of loving and being loved, but is there love when each one of us is seeking his own security, his own particular path? We are not loved because we don't know how to love. -Krishnamurti

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Remember, kids: Reality is consensual and no means no.

We didn't have to make this up. Mainly because somebody else did.

Are the First Family clones?
"Human genetic material, largely undamaged after 2,400 years, has been extracted from an Egyptian mummy and has been grown in the laboratory. One 2,400-yr-old mummy of a child was found to contain DNA that could be molecularly cloned in a plasmid vector. These analyses show that substantial pieces of mummy DNA can be cloned and that the DNA fragments seem to contain little or no modifications introduced postmortem."
New York Times
April 16, 1985

Click for original collages of Barack as Akhenaton and Michelle as some other ancient Egyptian.