An irregular hodgepodge of links gathered together … Omnium Gatherum for March 20, 2020
For 2020, Thelemic New Year V:vi, represented by the docosade Atu V The Hierophant and Atu VI The Lovers, occurred on March 20 at 3:50 UTC.
Here’s some things I’ve found that you may be interested in checking out for this Thelemic New Year’s day:
- A New Decameron: Stories For a Plague Year
- Anchorites: Life in Spiritual Self-Isolation
- “Jay Electronica’s Debut Album Isn’t What You Might Have Expected—But It’s Worth the Wait. The long-delayed A Written Testimony, chock full of psychic wandering and Jay-Z verses, is a typically enigmatic slice of the reclusive rapper’s genius.”—”The phrase ‘drew Ali’ also functions as a pun on the name of Noble Drew Ali, the founder of the Moorish Science Temple of America—a typical tic.”
- Tweets point out how, yet again, yet another special sub culture is really having a time to shine right now—”In light of new studies (Imperial College COVID-19, linked, PDF) suggesting that social distancing/isolation may last longer than a couple of weeks…I’d like to *discuss* a way to open groups up safely. It’s rooted in Polyamory’s ‘Fluid Bonds’.”
- “Hello from Italy. Your future is grimmer than you think. Within weeks, our old lives were gone.”
- Scientists are leading Notre Dame’s restoration—and probing mysteries laid bare by its devastating fire
- Holy hell! They posted it! You can now watch Synthetic Pleasures, dir Iara Lee, 1995; long unavailable. But, this is a documentary that I’ve been thinking about constantly since it came out over 20 years ago.
- ‘Motherland: Fort Salem’ is all about girl power on and off-screen—”Set in an alternate timeline, the show centers on three young witches trained in combat magic to use on the U.S. military’s front lines. The witchy warriors are pressed into service as part of a deal that ended the Salem witch trials — the women could live, as long as they used their powers to protect the homeland. But it’s not all spells and special weapons, there’s a strong message of womens’ empowerment.” Also Motherland: Fort Salem Premiere’s Fiery (and Lustful) Ending, Explained; and ‘Motherland: Fort Salem’ Review: Show Makes Assumptions About Women
- Corona-Anxiety Is Real. This Ancient Technique Can Help.
- “Ultimately, it’s OK to be exactly who you are and as soon as you can accept that and come to terms with all of that, you can be really happy.”—I Am Not Okay With This
- I honestly didn’t think I’d ever see a photo that looks like this in my life. See also Mecca Live Feed
- “What’s in a Name? Pandemic Edition by mrs-chief. A short Twine explaining the terms isolation, quarantine, and social distancing.”
- Short poems in Nahuatl as I’m social distancing and need quick breaks from deadlines.
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