Black Seas of Infinity

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Black Seas of Infinity

Eriol Caw

Quote:In a way, this is how magic generally seems to work. You assemble materia associated with the forces or beings in question, find a time associated with them, dress and act and speak as someone who can relate to them in preferably advantageous ways, and you go from there. That’s us assembling these Kohnian sentences and narratives with our own intentionality. But, they can do the same thing, which seems to be what happened to Grey in this one anecdote.

And we are always moving, acting, generating actions and things that are interpretable—that can mean something. And the world we are moving through is always doing that, too. We can pay attention and learn how to “read” the world and our experiences with the world. Like with any kind of communication, like with any kind of language, we may babble and make mistakes and have odd accents, but the universe and those within it will start talking back, and they will even speak through you.

Quote:The idea that the human world of 2019 is the best or only world would lead me to despair. Some folks will start tracking archetypal motifs that erupt into the human awareness of the world and will start going on about how we’re just insignificant insects on the shore of that placid island. They will warn that we should avoid attracting attention and will go on about how monstrous forces move through our world constantly. And I’m like, yes. That’s how the world always has been. It’s just that the West lobotomized itself to be at the mercy of two groups. The first group are those who control the surface of culture (insert your rants about capitalism/states/religion/etc. controlling the media and our imaginations here). The second group are those forms and forces that move through our culture, for that culture seems to be the media or surface through which we typically interact with them or notice them. Our ancestors and other cultures had learned how to relate more advantageously to those beings than we do.
'Historically, we may regard materialism as a system of dogma set up to combat orthodox dogma...Accordingly we find that, as ancient orthodoxies disintegrate, materialism more and more gives way to scepticism.'

- Bertrand Russell

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