Monthly Archives: April 2022

Escape from Samsara

Apr 10, 2022 | | Say something

What we call ‘consciousness’ is an affiliation with the life principle at the exclusion of death. Consciousness is the desire to live, to stave off death for another day. It organizes its routines to avoid death, and procreates so that its young may continue its line. All living creatures show this instinct for life; they […more]

Magical Charisma

Apr 10, 2022 | | Say something

When a public figure is the object of mass derision, he can divert the stream of negative attention to his daemon, away from his biological self. When we loathe an evil character in a film, it does not adversely affect the actor. Instead it augments the magical charisma of the character, empowering its daemon. A […more]


Apr 10, 2022 | | Say something

We can look at the taboo as a vital, intelligent creature that we forged an alliance with over many millennia. It helped our ancestors survive, reinforcing in them love for their own kin compounded with a deep mistrust of outsiders. In return this beast was granted sanctuary in the dark recesses of the psyche. There […more]

The Ritual of Storytelling

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What if stories and myths are neither literal nor allegorical? Traditional storytelling was an art wherein the orator reconstructed a scene or narrative to make it feel as real as possible. The stories were entertaining and ‘magical’, expertly communicated to lure the audience inside their ‘story-space’. The listener became transformed as an integrated participant rather […more]

Stage Magic

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A stage magician will have a set of props and costumes particular to his show, but his routine will inevitably follow the same basic format as every other magician. Each will by necessity follow an optimal sequence required for ‘magic’ to occur. If he fails in this regard he will not make it as a […more]