Thursday, August 13, 2015

Peter Carrol: The Apophenion: A Chaos Magic Paradigm

"Great people invariably contain great contradictions, internal self-consistency has no virtue, it merely causes mediocrity. Rather we should strive to make the most of all the selves that we contain, for each can function as a god for a time if the others stop trying to restrain it. We* seem to function better by regarding ourselves as a team, and by occasionally letting one of our number manifest in full god form, but more of that in Chapter 4."

Highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to upgrade their Reality Tunnel(s).

The Apophenion attacks most of the great questions of being, free will, consciousness, meaning, the nature of mind, and humanity's place in the cosmos, from a magical perspective. Some of the conclusions seem to challenge many of the deeply held assumptions that our culture has taught us, so brace yourself for the paradigm crash and look for the jewels revealed in the wreckage.

This book contains something to offend everyone; enough science to upset the magicians, enough magic to upset the scientists, and enough blasphemy to upset most trancendentalists.

Groundhog Day

Eckhart Tolle on the movie Groundhog Day

Also see Harold Ramis on the Metaphor of Groundhog Day (Can't embed this one)