Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Secret Sun Picture Parade: Omens and Portents

This time last year we were all agog, having been pounded by a procession of bizarre events that I chronicled in the "Stairway to Sirius, Revisited" series (that you can read here). In the midst of that blowout, we saw the Isis Gate raised from the murky waters of Alexandria Harbor (on the 17th, no less). 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Nightmares in Camelot: Sometimes We Can See Them


Perception has been a major part of what I puzzle over on this blog. Specifically, how perception determines reality or at least how we describe reality.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Astronaut Theology: Liverpool, Egypt

Some things don't make sense until such time that they suddenly do. 

For instance, here's way too much sun-drenched Egypt in the ancient rain-soaked British isles, from the Druids to Queen Scota to the Celtic Church to Egyptology craze of the 18th and 19th Centuries. 

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Secret Star Trek: The Oldest, Deadliest Myth


You might think being a geek should prime you for the Transhumanism Revolution, but in reality it should also prime you against it. 

For every Six Million Dollar Man there's a race of Cybermen or Borg or take your pick. William Gibson's Sprawl novels presented Transhuman modification as a ubiquitous consumer product, but what part of "dystopian" do you not understand? 

Friday, December 10, 2010

Scrying the Outer Limits: Angelic Alphabets


 I'm not going to try to define what magical thinking should be in terms of method or dogma. I don't really subscribe to either. But I do have what I think is a very practical goal or result that magical thinking should lead you to, and that is a sense of possibility.

Fringe: Never Surrender

Fringe wrapped up its alt.universe mytharc this past Thursday with an absolute stormer of a conclusion. Cyberspace was glowing with recaps and round tables and hardcore Fringers were left gasping. 

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

The Expanding Human

It's mind-boggling how many syncs and connections erupt when you deal with issues of consciousness. 

This episode of The Outer Limits is obviously drawing on the then-contemporary controversy over the Harvard Psychedelic Club, yet it also prefigures many of the plot strands in Altered States (which itself took place at Harvard).


Transhuman Apotheosis/Transhuman Apocalypse

It doesn't bother me that Transhumanism meddles with the forces of nature - bending nature to our will has been the human story since the first tool was made or the first potion was brewed. 

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Alien Dreaming & the Widening Gyre: Break on Through

Have you heard about Dark Jupiter? It seems that we're closer to isolating the Sun's "companion," a giant planet that is hurling comets toward the Sun, like some great mythic war in Heaven. Scientists seem to believe there's something out there- something huge- but there's no agreement on what it may be...