The Black Books

Briefly, I am just learning that C.G. Jung's 7-volume set of the Black Books have recently been published. As of right now, the cost is too prohibitive for me to consider purchasing, but I look forward to reading them at some point in the future. In the meantime, I received an email from the Jung …

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Fugitives, Monsters, Sanctuaries

Dr. Bayo Akomolafe reminds me that to know is to sacrifice, and that "To see is to risk blindness." Wherever focus is directed, by its very nature, a boundary or demarcation is created. Language itself is a form of focus that conjoins and separates underlying wholes into parts, framing realities, and objectifying one's perspective. The …

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Dark is the womb…

...that births all new being. To quote Ursula LeGuinn, "How you play is what you win." ...which might help us to understand why the age of protest and progress is coming to a close. Our problems have outgrown our solutions in the same way that our solutions are incorporated into the existing problems. Fighting even …

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Real Magic

Etymologically, magic, magus, has to do with having, or harnessing power, which could be real, except the concept of real is much too recent to be closely associated with an old idea such as magic, which increasingly has fallen out of favor with cultural norms by reality-oriented schemes in which the materialism of science and …

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AI and the Cosmos

If AI is that which lives through computational language, would it feel, have desires and sensations? Yes, much observational human behavior can be translated into computations, and even be personified through our perception of them as "beings," but can you truly translate human sensations of feeling, not only emotive response, but subjective bodily feeling? Would …

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