Tag Archives: nonsense

95% of our writing process is just trying to make each other laugh, but we genuinely don’t expect anyone else to be amused by our nonsense.

Sean Bonner and Allen Morgenstern, The New Oklahoma

Hermetic quote Bonner Morgenstern Oklahoma nonsense

The Magic Bishop

The Magic Bishop – Hugo Ball is an essay written by Anne Crossey, an artist and student of esotericism working in Cork, IE, which may be of intererest.

“Dada was an attempt to return ‘through the innermost alchemy of the word’ to a more magical, playful reality through overturning of all the conventions associated with civilized adult society—drawing on African, Nordic and Sanskrit traditions, the Cabaret Voltaire was a riot of nonsense, play, colour, and noise—a giant, noisy incantation against all the ills of the world.

Dada was ‘the heart of words’.

It was a fight. It was a magical battle.” [via]

Pax Hominibus Bonae Voluntatis by Aleister Crowley in International, Dec 1917.

“The American Civil War would have resulted in the utter ruin of the whole country had it not been that Grant, in the moment of victory, forgot all about Simon Legree, dismissed the whole howling of the wolves of the press as nonsense, and observed succinctly: Let us have peace.” [via]

“Every nursery rime contains profound magical secrets which are open to every one who has made a study of the correspondences of the Holy Qabalah. To puzzle out an imaginary meaning for this ‘nonsense’ sets one thinking of the Mysteries; one enters into deep contemplation of holy things and God Himself leads the soul to a real illumination.” — Aleister Crowley in Part II – Magick from Book Four

A recent article about research shows that trying to make sense of nonsense primes the brain to better find patterns in general at “How Nonsense Sharpens the Intellect” by Benedict Carey.