Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931) - writer and poet.

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livingthinking:

The Kybalion by the Three Initiates is one of the most complete reference books for occult principles available.  It details the seven universal laws,
Mentalism
Correspondence
Vibration
Polarity
Rhythm
Cause and Effect
Gender
"The All creates mentally," states The Kybalion, and from there, details the universe.  It’s easy to read, funny at times, and profound.  A friend of mine, deeply involved in the occult, once said to me, “If I had to give away all the occult books I own except for one, I’d keep The Kybalion, because all the information in the other books is condensed in there.”

livingthinking:

The Kybalion by the Three Initiates is one of the most complete reference books for occult principles available.  It details the seven universal laws,

Mentalism

Correspondence

Vibration

Polarity

Rhythm

Cause and Effect

Gender

"The All creates mentally," states The Kybalion, and from there, details the universe.  It’s easy to read, funny at times, and profound.  A friend of mine, deeply involved in the occult, once said to me, “If I had to give away all the occult books I own except for one, I’d keep The Kybalion, because all the information in the other books is condensed in there.”

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S&M Nazi leprechauns from a castle creating “pure terror.”  What’s not to love?

S&M Nazi leprechauns from a castle creating “pure terror.”  What’s not to love?

I am laughing so hard at this right now.

I am laughing so hard at this right now.

He who does not understand the number does not understand death.

JM Coetzee, novelist.

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The life span of a fact is shrinking.

John D’Agata, author

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the, um, traditional foursome-with-yourself ritual.

the, um, traditional foursome-with-yourself ritual.

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Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality.

James Joyce

“…a revolt…against actuality.”  - Joyce’s words here get to the problem of facts; how they aren’t fixed, how they offer evidence of very little other than a certain kind of changeable poetry.

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Reading now

Reading now

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It’s not that the Irish are cynical. It’s rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody.

- Brendan Behan

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!

Read.

Read.

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not mine, but MINE

not mine, but MINE

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My review of Alain de Botton’s latest (and worst) book, How To Think More about Sex was just published by online lit mag, Full Stop.  Here it is!
from the review:
“Pop philosopher Alain de Botton’s How To Think More about Sex may inspire us, as it promises, to thinkmore about sex. But Alain de Botton doesn’t think much about his own thinking, nor does the book encourage the reader to. ”
“For de Botton, sex is not a giving capacity; it isn’t valuable in and of itself, and it doesn’t add to life through its own merits. Instead, sex is a means to an end. One end is procreation. The other — more thoroughly examined in the book — is the temporary relief from loneliness. The result is — and Alain de Botton doesn’t seem to have noticed this — that How To Think More about Sex is a book that is far more about loneliness and alienation than about sex itself.”
“One wonders if Alain de Botton has read anything about Greek culture. He might have at least tried to indicate Greek sexual attitudes and their graduation into all-pervasive sexual imagery in ancient Rome. He avoids the historical context of sexual imagery all together. For him, pornography is severed from history and starts with the Internet.”

My review of Alain de Botton’s latest (and worst) book, How To Think More about Sex was just published by online lit mag, Full Stop.  Here it is!

from the review:

Pop philosopher Alain de Botton’s How To Think More about Sex may inspire us, as it promises, to thinkmore about sex. But Alain de Botton doesn’t think much about his own thinking, nor does the book encourage the reader to. ”

For de Botton, sex is not a giving capacity; it isn’t valuable in and of itself, and it doesn’t add to life through its own merits. Instead, sex is a means to an end. One end is procreation. The other — more thoroughly examined in the book — is the temporary relief from loneliness. The result is — and Alain de Botton doesn’t seem to have noticed this — that How To Think More about Sex is a book that is far more about loneliness and alienation than about sex itself.”

One wonders if Alain de Botton has read anything about Greek culture. He might have at least tried to indicate Greek sexual attitudes and their graduation into all-pervasive sexual imagery in ancient Rome. He avoids the historical context of sexual imagery all together. For him, pornography is severed from history and starts with the Internet.”