mysweetgrace:

“Belief in the traditional sense, or certitude, or dogma, amounts to the grandiose delusion ‘My current model [or grid, or map, or reality-tunnel] contains the whole Universe and will never need to be revised.’ In terms of the history of science and knowledge in general, this appears absurd and arrogant to me, and I am perpetually astonished that so many people still manage to live with such a medieval attitude.” —Robert Anton Wilson

mysweetgrace:

“Belief in the traditional sense, or certitude, or dogma, amounts to the grandiose delusion ‘My current model [or grid, or map, or reality-tunnel] contains the whole Universe and will never need to be revised.’ In terms of the history of science and knowledge in general, this appears absurd and arrogant to me, and I am perpetually astonished that so many people still manage to live with such a medieval attitude.”
—Robert Anton Wilson
"There is no meaning in life. The meaning is in sentences, meaning is in symbols that symbolize life. Life itself does not have a meaning because that’s what meaning refers too, meaning refers to life. To look for meaning in life is like looking for trees on a map. You can find squiggles that represent trees but you won’t find the trees there. The squiggles only represent the trees or the rivers. You can’t wash in a river on a map, you gotta find a real river"

— Robert Anton Wilson (via rubot)

"When they started to talk about the reduction of work time to eight hours a day at the beginning of the last century, an old anarchist got straight to the point, exclaiming, “Work eight hours a day for a boss?… But that’s eight hours too many!” This anarchist’s indignation is the indignation that should be felt in the face of any extortion. It is the very nature of work that is intolerable, not its duration. It is the need to exchange one’s aspirations for biological survival. Work is not reduced, but destroyed. Extortion cannot be renegotiated. It has to be refused. And refusing this blackmail entails coming to daggers drawn with the blackmailers and also acquiring a different perception of the world, of life, and of the human activity that we now know only in its alienated form: work."

Eight Hours Too Many? - E. Kerr (via nihilist-queers)

(via brandef)

(Source: trudiscordianism, via elfboi)

(Source: timlebsack)

bibliopod:

The mushroom which crowds by aki

bibliopod:

The mushroom which crowds by aki

(via mycology)

petesasqwax:

"The idea of magic as some weird alien Dr. Strange dimension that one can escape to from this one doesn’t really appeal to me. I think that if magic his anything, it’s about realizing the [stage whispering] unbelievable supernatural magic is that in just the fact that we are thinking and having this conversation. Realizing just how magical every instance is, every drawn breath, every thought."

Magic as Buddhist concepts of Enlightenment, anyone? Irrespective if your vantage point, this is a pretty interesting conversation with the undisputed heavyweight of English comic-book writing.

Seems to me that
these threads are often largely the same throughout different cultures, but simply explored in different ways and discussed in different terms. You could call it magic or enlightenment, you could come to access the mind state via the ingestion of hallucinogenic vegetation or meditative drum sutras… or a host of other methods.

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Image courtesy of another excellent Alan Moore piece which can be found here

"In a world where negativity and cynicism are the dominant cultural attitudes, optimism is the ultimate form of rebellion."

— Robert Anton Wilson (via thepsychotexotic)

“Human society as a whole is a vast brainwashing machine whose semantic rules and sex roles create a social robot.”

angelldust:

   ― Robert Anton Wilson, Prometheus Rising