Category Archives: consciousness

You Cannot Trap the ‘Magic Rat’: Trump, Congress and Geopolitics

By Robert J. Burrowes A wonderful thing about observing and analyzing the human mind is that there is a seemingly infinite variety of phenomena to observe and analyze. I sometimes wonder if it is even remotely possible to master this subject … Continue reading

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Globalisation: Hyperstition, Surveillance, and the Empire of Reason

By S.C. Hickman Source: Techno Occulture Edmund Berger in his essay Underground Streams speaking of various tactics used by the Situationists, Autonomia, and the Carnivalesque: “Like the Situationists the Autonomia would engage with the tradition of the Carnivalesque alongside a Marxist political … Continue reading

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A Skeleton Key to the Alt Left

Source: the HipCrime Vocab Last time we looked at the differences between the “Left” as manifested in the mainstream political discourse and those of a number of authors, blogger and thinkers that I’ve (somewhat arbitrarily) lumped under the umbrella of … Continue reading

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Magic Never Died: The Sacred is Still Alive

By Kingsley L. Dennis Source: Reality Sandwich God is alive, magic is afoot God is alive, magic is afoot God is afoot, magic is alive Alive is afoot, magic never died Leonard Cohen   The sense of the sacred does not … Continue reading

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Biological Annihilation on Earth Accelerating

By Robert J. Burrowes Human beings are now waging war against life itself as we continue to destroy not just individual lives, local populations and entire species in vast numbers but also destroy the ecological systems that make life on … Continue reading

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Anxiety Dream

By Miya Tokumitsu A 1636 Dutch print depicts a tender domestic scene: a father in his nightdress walks to and fro, soothing a wakeful baby while mom gets some well-deserved sleep. The accompanying verse is equally sweet, assuring us that … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: David Lynch Presents the History of Surrealist Film (1987)

By Colin Marshall Source: Open Culture What living director has drawn the descriptor “surreal” more often than David Lynch? If you’ve seen, or rather experienced, a few of his films — particularly Eraserhead, Lost Highway, Mulholland Dr., or Inland Empire, … Continue reading

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Three Paths

By Erik Lindberg Source: Resilience To have lost the godlike conceit that we may do what we will, and not to have acquired a homely zest for doing what we can, shows a grandeur of temper which cannot be objected … Continue reading

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