You can and should use logic and reason all you want. But it would be a great mistake to ignore the stray bit of data that doesn’t fit into your preconceived theories, that may even confound everything you thought you were sure of.
Barbara Ehrenreich, Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever’s Search for the Truth about Everything
Chameleon by Layden Robinson is a short unfolding mystery of self-realization with epic fantasy horror elements that just didn’t stick with me for long after reading it.
I made 8 highlights.
Originally posted on my personal blog at Chameleon
Greater Feast of Richard Francis Burton, died October 20, 1890 at Trieste, Italy
To escape, the Spiritual Entity manifests an Image it adopts for him, like a veil. It pretends the Image is moving in a certain direction so the Eye will follow it. At which point the Spiritual Entity escapes its confinement and disappears. Whoever knows this and wishes to maintain perception of the Spiritual, must not let his Eye follow this illusion. This is one of the Divine Secrets.
The Meccan Revelations by Muhiyuddin Ibn Arabi
Quoted in Usman T Malik, The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn
KLF: Chaos Magic Music Money by J M R Higgs isn’t hardcore history and reads a bit like a magazine article in tone and tempo, but it’s got a lot of history I didn’t know about, both directly and tangentially related to KLF, especially around Discordianism, that I found very interesting, and it was a timely read for the resurfacing of the group this year.
I made 258 highlights.
Originally posted on my personal blog at KLF
Parallel Lives by Parker Gordon is a wibbly-wobbly astral time-travelling puzzle-solving caper. There were points where I thought the narrative got a little unclear, a couple times it seemed the narrative was treading the same bit again without reason to do so, and maybe a couple things didn’t feel like they got resolved in the end. Maybe it could have been done in half the number of page, but I don’t regret getting through them. Overall it was an engaging and interesting story of strange big society-level and believable small interpersonal-level battles engaged across time.
I made 53 highlights.
Originally posted on my personal blog at Parallel Lives
“Where does he live?” “What does he eat?” And, “If he’s invisible, how does one know he’s real?”
Usman T Malik, The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn