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Fable. Once upon a time, there was a man whose therapist thought it would be a good idea for the man to work through some stuff by telling a story about that stuff.

Fable

The man lived in a one-bedroom efficiency cottage all by himself, in a sort of dicey part of town. One day, the man woke up and realized that this was pretty much it for him. It wasn’t terrible. But it wasn’t great, either. And not likely to improve. Fable. The Wyrd of the Early Earth: Cellular Pre-sense in the Primordial Soup @ The Nightshirt. Stand brave, life-liver, bleeding out your days in the river of time.

The Wyrd of the Early Earth: Cellular Pre-sense in the Primordial Soup @ The Nightshirt

Stand brave: Time moves both ways … —Joanna Newsom, “Time, as a Symptom” The philosopher Alfred Korzybski, who influenced Phil Dick, Frank Herbert, Robert Heinlein, and other science-fictional minds of the mid-20th Century, named “time binding” as a characteristic human activity. He was referring to humans’ ability to plan and pursue goals, including ones of long duration, even transcending the span of an individual’s lifetime. Time binding was implicitly higher than space binding, the activity of animals who live in an eternal present and are dominated by the imperative to forage and hunt for food in their environment, and energy binding, the activity of plants that convert energy from the sun. The emergence of cells able to bind time would have been a decisive threshold or horizon for the universe. All complex cells, not just neurons, contain microtubules. How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist.

How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist Estimated reading time: 12 minutes.

How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist

KingInJello comments on CMV:Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Submit a CMV post Read popular topics Search CMV.

KingInJello comments on CMV:Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government

Lucifer's Technologies: Interlude- The Innovation Ring. We are surrounded by technology of a kind that our great-grandparents could barely have conceived of.

Lucifer's Technologies: Interlude- The Innovation Ring

And now it's threatening to change all our lives in ways we still don't understand. No one asks why the once-smooth path of human technological progress shot skyward shortly after World War II. The Secret Sun: Lucifer's Technologies: The Invisible Man. SECRETS OF THE SEX MAGIC SPACE LAMAS REVEALED! TIBETAN BUDDHIST ALIENS AND RELIGIOUS SYNCRETISM. [Spell]Binding/Pushing Away Negative People. Enlightenment is Progress, not Perfection. Was walking on the boardwalk this weekend and came across this nugget as I looked down.

Enlightenment is Progress, not Perfection.

I snapped this picture because its an important lesson for magic, mysticism, and the Strategic Sorcery approach specifically. It also happened to be the answer to a question a student posed to me this weekend: WHAT IS ENLIGHTENMENT? Justin B the Magician — The Bornless or headless Rite! Get a really good... A Headless Ritual template. Ever since Gordon published a version of The Headless Rite in his excellent book The Chaos Protocols, I’ve noticed an uptick in interest in the ritual, including quite a few people who were intrigued enough to begin performing it.

A Headless Ritual template

Count me among them. Though it’s still too early days to comment one way or t’other whether I am getting any “results”, I have found myself thinking of adjusting the rite somewhat in my future performances. To this end, I scanned the Stele of Jeu out of the PGM and put it through OCR to get a Word version of the original text. Everyone started from this version, wherever they eventually went with it. Transcendent Discordianism - The Advanced Ape. The Internet Really Has Changed Everything. Here’s the Proof. — Backchannel.

Bizarre fourth state of water discovered. You already know that water can have three states of matter: solid, liquid and gas.

Bizarre fourth state of water discovered

But scientists at the Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) have discovered that when it's put under extreme pressure in small spaces, the life-giving liquid can exhibit a strange fourth state known as tunneling. The water under question was found in super-small six-sided channels in the mineral beryl, which forms the basis for the gems aquamarine and emerald. The channels measure only about five atoms across and function basically as cages that can each trap one water molecule. Critiquing the Future with Bruce Sterling.

Bruce Sterling, one of the first cyberpunk authors to receive mainstream attention, is no stranger to radical tech.

Critiquing the Future with Bruce Sterling

With titles ranging from The Hacker Crackdown to The Difference Engine to Schismatrix to Distraction, his pertinent social commentary and visionary ideas have remained influential to this day. His critically acclaimed work has won several Hugo Awards. Top Neuroscientist Explains How Big Pharma’s Adderall Is Essentially Crystal Meth. Anyone who’s ever been given one of their friend’s Adderall knows the powerful effects brought on by this tiny unintimidating pink pill.

Top Neuroscientist Explains How Big Pharma’s Adderall Is Essentially Crystal Meth

Increased energy, enhanced ability to focus and concentrate, and a euphoric sense of being are the most common effects of this drug. Coincidentally, increased energy, enhanced ability to focus and concentrate, and a euphoric sense of being — are also the most common effects of crystal meth. So, why are these effects so similar? Because the drugs are nearly identical in their chemical structure. Dr. In a recent article on his website theinfluence.org, Hart explains that the only major difference between crystal meth and Adderall is public perception. Transit of Mercury - In a rare event, which only occurs a few times a century, the innermost planet of the Solar System will soon find its orbit crossing directly between the Earth and the Sun, as Mercury transits our home star on May 9, 2016.

During the event, Mercury will slowly move across our field of view, a small black dot across our Sun’s brilliantly bright face, a celestial show that will last seven hours, and which will be visible wherever the sun is shining. Transits of Mercury occur only 13 or 14 times in a century, usually in either May or November. The Psychedelic Book of the Dead - Techgnosis. Spooky Quantum Action Might Hold the Universe Together. Brian Swingle was a graduate student studying the physics of matter at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology when he decided to take a few classes in string theory to round out his education—“because, why not?” He recalled—although he initially paid little heed to the concepts he encountered in those classes.