Of Liberty, from Liber 150

I’m posting this today in response to so many so-called Thelemites who consider the Law to be license to indulge every petty whim or desire. Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll are but the degraded forms of the three ecstacies. Most of us are not masters of ourselves, but rather slaves who, because allowed to […]

VALENTINUS A Gnostic for All Seasons

by Stephan A. Hoeller When questioned regarding the personal elements in his lifelong interest in matters Gnostic, Professor Gilles Quispel, the noted Gnostic expert and associate of C.G. Jung, tells a remarkable story. During the dark and hopeless years of World War II, when life and the world seemed lacking in hope and joy, Quispel […]

Terence McKenna: “Television Is A Drug”

And not the kind of drug you’d probably truly enjoy. I’ve always enjoyed listening to Terence McKenna talk about social issues and our culture as a whole. In this video, McKenna talks about television, and how your TV communicates mass-violence and brainwashing materials 24/7. The average American now watches TV about as much as they […]

Isaac Asimov Asks, ‘How Do People Get New Ideas?’

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  Isaac Asimov MIT Technology Review has unearthed an old, previously unpublished essay on creativity by Isaac Asimov. Here’s the beginning: ON CREATIVITY How do people get new ideas? Presumably, the process of creativity, whatever it is, is essentially the same in all its branches and varieties, so that the evolution of a new art […]