Radio Misterioso Reading List

Since I’m terrible at self-promotion and staying on topic, there were several times during my appearance on Radio Misterioso that we discussed some of my writings here without really summarizing what they actually said or saying where you can read them. If you’re curious, here they are. If this sort of thing turns your gears, then you will probably also enjoy browsing the full set of epiphanies.

Magick for Materialists

We talked a lot about how the brain percieves everything in terms of patterrns. Most of that discussion came from these essays, particularly this one.

The Cosmic Joke

This is the story of the hot air balloons. The BBC (No Relation) constructed hot air balloons from dry cleaning bags and released them over a city, with rather enlightening results.

The MIT Guide to Lockpicking

You can achieve enlightenment through the meditative practice of lockpicking.

Rebirth

I briefly talked about my salvia experience. Here is the story I wrote about it.

Oracularities

Look though herePretty much every culture that we know of throughout history has had oracles, so we know they’re pretty important. An oracle’s job is to provide insight and wisdom. Contrary to the popular image of them, very few oracles were into predicting the future. They tended to be more about looking at the now in a new and different way.

Our modern cultures are no different, of course. We have oracles everywhere, from Magic 8-Balls through advice columnists, celebrities, therapists, and even some people who actually hold more wisdom than most of us.

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DNA Spells Art

DNADNA has become fully integrated into popular culture now, and pretty much everybody has at least a rough idea of what it is. One of the great benefits of this is that it becomes possible to write a research report without having to spend a lot of time explaining what you’re talking about. Another great benefit is that DNA has entered the consciousness of artists and we’re getting a lot of great art.

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You are a Robot

Your robot is not a toyIn Rev. Fenderson’s epistle Magick for Materialists: How to Get What You Want, he touched on our robot natures:

We are all meat robots. Not entirely, of course. We have spirituality, creativity, and the capacity for unexpected action. 99% of the time, though, we’re running on autopilot. We follow prewritten scripts that have been taught to us by our bodies, family, friends, society, and personal experiences. We call it “instinct” or “acting naturally” (note the double meaning of the word “acting” in there) but it’s nothing of the sort.

When most people are told this, they nod and agree in some general sense of agreement. but they don’t really, deep down, think it’s true for them. “Maybe,” they think, “I’m just a robot a small part of the time, or in some narrow circumstance, but most of the time I’m not”.

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