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Terry Goodkind engages in rape fantasy? posted 13 December 2004 in Literature DiscussionTerry Goodkind engages in rape fantasy? by Fell, Peralogue

we have failed to value the hard won gift of freedom and to honor our responsibility to preserve the flame of its true meaning

I agree with him here, and forgive me because this is my first post on this board.

We have grown gluttonous in many ways and I do see it as a sort of abuse of our freedomes. Definitely a vulgar hedonism that has permeated our society. Our forefathers fought hard and died so we could live in a world devoid of threat. Unfortunately, they could never have foreseen how lazy many of us would've become in our physical, mental, and spiritual lives.

And as we revel in the façade of our self-perceived worth, we lack worldly experience and consequently, we see this fissure between middle-class America (and by America, I mean the United States of Canada), and the rest of the globe.

In place of real strife and turmoil to present opportunities to grow from, the youth of today create subcultures based on media myths and adopt pains and sufferings, that which they place sooo much value, i.e. how much goths suffer, how much jocks abuse or are alien to sexuality in their stature of perfect Maxim magazine masculinity, how punk has become the blink-182 posterboys of what was once a movement rooted in art rebel groups like the Situationists, or how skateboarding was once an underground hobby for outcasts and is now the new yuppie style amongst suburban teenagers.

We take for granted the life we've been granted by those that died to protect our freedoms and for what? So we can play make-up with difficulties and hardships which only hold power because we provide them with the strength to topple us.

Our lives are not hard, we've lost much sense of contrast and comparison. And it wouldn't be so bad if we weren't policing the world, or threatening others that don't fall in line with current protocol, but we throw our weight around in situations we can't even begin to comprehend and insult countless cultures by pre-judgeing and claiming we're right, have always been right, and will always be right.

We're not right, nor are we wrong, but it's the attitude that will foster the enemies around the globe which will eventually strike back. As we foster barbarian views of them, they, like North America, will always have their aggressors who will slowly turn all of their ideas of hate and stife upon us. And while our youth brood over Marilyn Manson, the lack of NHL on tv this season, and the new pair of Etnies, working overtime, holiday shopping, et cetera, the world worries about what random act of terror we'll enact upon them. view post


Getting the words down. posted 13 December 2004 in Writing TipsGetting the words down. by Fell, Peralogue

I generally work by point-form. I work as a graphic designer and did some earlier studying through the National Screen Institute of Canada, so my approach is oriented towards an always-overall ideal or lesson to be learned. I think story is one of the greatest mediums for conveying new information and ideas — as you can play with comparitive and expositive elements, as well as human drama, to really get people into a new frame of mind, or to share new ideas with them. Which is definitely why I dig Bakker's Prince of Nothing series now.

I essentially build up a philosophy to convey, some sort of "moral" of the story, then run abstractions of situtations that would help demonstrate and educate the readers through expositions or comparisons, as stated above. I can relate to them in real life, then wrap them in a fantastic setting or world which would server to greatly aid in the storytelling, à la Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Once I've got some situations plotted out that will aid the overall point of the tale, I can begin to fill in with characters, and they just sort of intuitively fall into place. Following the best design and Joseph Campbell's work on story and the Hero's Journey, you generally want a character that can be relative to the reader, in affect allowing the character to become sympathetically bonded to your espected readers. Thus, when the character undergoes strife and subsequent change and metamorphosis, the reader can share an aspect of this spiritual and intellectual exercise.

I believe it's the storytellers' role to bring about slivers of growth and the opportunity for change in his or her readers by stretching the limits of perception and experience — to live vicariously via the fictitious lives of these abstractions.

I tweak characters in my mind for months, and flesh them out accordingly. I hate clichés and refuse to ever use the good versus evil schtick. There is no such thing as evil, there are only characters in pain, and the levels of perception which you allow characters to see that in others, and to react to that, will be dictated by just how narrow-minded and naïve your characters are to the rest of their world.

And you can never write a character smarter or more profound than you are as a person. view post


Metaphysics and such posted 13 December 2004 in Author Q & AMetaphysics and such by Fell, Peralogue

I like Atanvarno's suggestion of an appendix detailing the metaphysics of Eärwa, as that's why I've been so enthralled with the texts so far. I've actually been highlighting passages to use in some of my personal essays and my occasional lectures at the University of Alberta. (I guest-lecture on contemporary occult practise and theory, and actually suggested TDTCB as one of the works of fiction to peruse dealing with alternative approaches to social gestalts.)

My friends and I that have read the books so far as very excited and interested in your way of interpreting some of these more esoteric ideals, and how you bring them to light via the characters and situations presented. I wish you the best of luck with TTT! I also know that you can't be preachy or focus too much on it, as a work of fiction must also be approachable and enjoyable, but know that we do love what you're doing. view post


This time I got a question... posted 14 December 2004 in Author Q & AThis time I got a question... by Fell, Peralogue

Hello Scott,

I wish I had some numbers for you, but I do not. I would imagine that Amazon.com would be your easiest, most affordable way to drum up more recognition south of the border.

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Personally, I do 99% of my book previewing on Amazon.ca. It allows me to find other books of the same genre, find new authors, read others' reviews, et cetera... and it's actually where I first came across TDTCB. Those "Listmania!" features on Amazon are an awesome tool, and if you can inspire fans to add your book to their lists, others with similar interests will come across them.

Also, here is where you might catch your literary audience: getting the books associated to lists, mediums, forums, and other mediums not fantasy-oriented. I don't read fantasy, with the exception of Clive Barker and other dark surrealists (Iain Banks, Graham Joyce, etc), and I have gone on to buy copies of TDTCB for two friends, as well as inspired two other friends to purchase and read then — all of whom love the books now, and only half of them are into fantasy.

I would suggest mapping out a correlative map of associations between what your product is and what it can be associated to. As I said in a previous post, I guest-lecture at the University of Alberta on contemporary occult studies and practise, and I now use passages from your books and suggested TDTCB on the last hand-out I had (of a small selection of fiction to pursue, among the likes of Frank Herbert, Alan Moore, and Grant Morrison).

Try some Buddhist forums, or spiritual, or occult, et cetera. I have plugged it many times on OccultForums.com, so I am sure it can spread elsewhere... historical fiction, philosophy, religion, warfare, whatever.

Fantasy is obviously saturated in the U.S. Not to say that your works don't have what it takes to make it, but all in good time. Right now, you want to market yourself as pertinent, as a literary work of fiction, in other important circles. view post


Gay marriage: for or against its legalization in the US? posted 15 December 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionGay marriage: for or against its legalization in the US? by Fell, Peralogue

I used to have some serious doubts about the federal government here in Canada, but now I can say I am proud of the parliamentarians that pushed ahead with the legalization of homosexual marriage. I do believe it's a bond between two people in love, and as gender lines blur with the advent of our ever-increasing communication culture, lines of love, lust, and friendship will continue to blur even more (or so I presume). I am comfortable in who I am and even though I do not find men attractive, I am not so ignorant to rule out that there might be a chance that my soulmate could possibly be a man. Ya just never know.

Unfortunately, here in Alberta, a.k.a. Texas North, King Ralph and his goons are trying to find a way to shift marriage licences wholly over to the realm of the Church to take away the effect of the federal government saying that marriage is constituted only by them — and they say gay marriage is legal.

I so despise Klein. view post


Terry Goodkind engages in rape fantasy? posted 16 December 2004 in Literature DiscussionTerry Goodkind engages in rape fantasy? by Fell, Peralogue

Quote: &quot;saintjon&quot;:28bg6upe
Well said!

Unfortunately for Mr. Goodkind although you agree with his sentence the body of your post seems to be the opposite of the kind action he encourages.

Isn't he all about deciding what's right and acting on it?[/quote:28bg6upe]
Hey saintjon,

I'd have to give Goodking the benefit of the doubt here and say that he's, in fact, supporting the idea that we need to take action against ourselves. We abuse our freedoms by eschewing the moral hardships we endured to attain it, and subsequently we impose our worst characteristics onto others. Consumerism, Christianity, Hollywood, disposable-everything, our views, our ways.

I think Goodkind is imploring us to take action on ourselves. But maybe I am misinterpreting him? view post


Terry Goodkind engages in rape fantasy? posted 17 December 2004 in Literature DiscussionTerry Goodkind engages in rape fantasy? by Fell, Peralogue

To be honest, I've not read his works either, but all of my friends that have read The Sword of Truth have said good about it. Bakker being my first foray into fantasy, I wanna check out Steven Erikson and Gene Wolfe next year.

Years ago I even tried reading LOTR and couldn't get into the first book. view post


Happy Yule! Happy Midvinterblot! posted 21 December 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionHappy Yule! Happy Midvinterblot! by Fell, Peralogue

It's hard to believe it's already the 21st! Where does the time go?

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO EÄRWA AND EVERYONE ON THE THREE SEAS FORUM! view post


Now listening to... posted 21 December 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Fell, Peralogue

[url=http&#58;//www&#46;muchmusic&#46;com/music/artists/index&#46;asp?artist=922:1xfx7wbm]Kyprios[/url:1xfx7wbm] — Say Something view post


Now Reading... posted 21 December 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Fell, Peralogue

Quote: &quot;Voland&quot;:16t79qpy
Currently The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco[/quote:16t79qpy]
How are you finding The Name of the Rose? I am excited to read Foucault's Pendulum next year. It's been on my to-read list for too long now.

My theme for all my fiction for 2004 was all-Canadian authors, which is one of the reasons I found The Darkness That Comes Before in the first place, as well as Michel Basilières's Black Bird, Margaret Atwood's Oryx &amp; Crake, Ronald Wright's A Scientific Romance, Douglas Glover's Elle, John Gould's Kilter: 55 Fictions, and others.

Currently reading:

Robert Bruce — Astral Dynamics: A NEW Approach to Out-of-Body Experience

Storm Constantine — Wraeththu

Thomas T. K. Zung — Buckminster Fuller: Anthology for the New Millennium

William Lidwell, Kritina Holden, Jill Butler — Universal Principles of Design: A Cross-Disciplinary Reference view post


Video games, a precursor to the Second Fall of Man? posted 21 December 2004 in Off-Topic DiscussionVideo games, a precursor to the Second Fall of Man? by Fell, Peralogue

I am currently getting into [url=http&#58;//en&#46;wikipedia&#46;org/wiki/Transhumanism:3dooqto2]transhumanism[/url:3dooqto2], which deals with issues right out of Mamoru Oshii's Innocence &#12452;&#12494;&#12475;&#12531;&#12473;, the follow-up to 1991's Ghost in the Shell (&#25915;&#27579;&#27231;&#21205;&#38538;). This all deals with the idea of non-localised consciousness and ideas dealing with abstract symbolic associations that dictate gestalts — subsequently shaping reality — and, of course, "artificual intelligence." I am hoping most have seen Innocence, and if not, it's definitely worth checking out.

Having some knowledge of creation myths from around the world and occult lore, it's dawning on me that the advent of digital entertainment is beginning to represent to me, more and more, similarities to the fabled Fall of Man. Christopher Dewdney put it interestingly in his Last Flesh: Life in the Transhuman Era, that the popularity in cutlures around the globe today for body modifications and piercings is an "evocation of the cyborg." I find this amazing because of the current development of MMORPGs, such as EverQuest, Star Wars Galaxies, and World of Warcraft.

If what the lore states is somewhat accurate, that as angelic beings — beings of consciousness, pure energy and thought — we lowered ourselves from the higher echelons of spiritual vibration down to the manifest world of matter, space and time. Over the process, we inhabited the world in Lemuria as beings without ego, as pure thought interacting with the spirit of the world. Then we began to meld with matter and, in time, we came to subdivide our perceptions through organisms and ego came to be, slowly seperating us from the divine aspects of the subconscious mind and forcing us to come to believe that the manifest world is all that there is (no thanks to objectivity).

This is, of course, a very brief look at it, but it's a allegorical "fall" of consiousness into a world of matter and time. And now, as people rest into these states where the world is melting away for hours at a time, existing almost wholly in this online realm via an interface (the GUI and monitor), I ponder what will be when the interface is removed and neural hook-ups allow persons direct access to uploading memory to the internet, worlds can be created at will, and access to the worlds data is at the tip of everyone's fingers.

The flesh is slowly becoming obsolete. And even though we live in a world still sadly holding onto Newtonian science and the belief that consciousness is a product of biology, I am observing consciousness slowly adapting to a new realm of experience and interaction. A sort of Second Fall of Man, into a non-manifest digital realm.

And there are ideas that the noosphere that is the internet is an aspect of Earth's energy beginning to manifest in our reality in order to better interact and merge with humanity. It may be that Gaia is building a link from an abstract level of being, and it's beginning to take hold and manifest in our sphere of experience so that communication can be broadened. The word angel did originate with the term angle, and geometry is the language of both the occult and the universe. It was human beings that wrapped symbolic façades of winged saints around these abstract concepts of consciousness, these faceless-yet-sentient beings of energy.

A new age of magic seems apparent to rise, as the objective world wanes and one of intersubjectivity, knowledge and dream-like experiences continues to evolve. Gender is moot, race is history, and the worth of anyone will be based solely on their wisdom. Sounds like an age of transcendence.

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Enter Francis Fukuyama, professor of international political economy at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, author of Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution, and a member of the President's Council on Bioethics. "What ideas, if embraced, would pose the greatest threat to the welfare of humanity?" That question was posed to eight prominent policy intellectuals by the editors of Foreign Policy in its September/October issue. In his article, Fukuyama claims that transhumanism is a highly dangerous movement, something akin to an X-Men-like racial prejudice against humans. As if those wiser than the vulgar would want to focus on weapons and warfare, the predominant way of life for the vicious, under-educated, and a special case can be made for half of the United States and European Union.

Interesting food for thought, worth perusing. Especially when one compares the state of the world to the myths of our long-lost past. view post


The plate is set... posted 23 December 2004 in Author Q &amp; AThe plate is set... by Fell, Peralogue

Yes, I was curious about that myself. And I did really enjoy how he tied rhetoric in as jnan, very cool idea. One of my favourite chapters was when the nobles were trying to humiliate Cnaiür with the withered figure of his old war chief, and his retort demanded that they acknowledge that their narrowmindedness had assumed that their collective gestalt affected him. He was not affected, and it only made them look ridiculous in the end (with the aid of Kellhus, if I remember correctly).

I will need to re-read them all, too. I admit, lots of names, and I still get them mixed up occasionally. view post


This time I got a question... posted 27 December 2004 in Author Q &amp; AThis time I got a question... by Fell, Peralogue

Quote: &quot;Cu'jara Cinmoi&quot;:3mgecksf
Some great ideas, Fell - and thanks for plugging the book by the way! My difficulty is that I have such a hard time with SELF-promotion - something in me literally cringes. I could never be a politician... <!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: --> [/quote:3mgecksf]
Think of it as symbolic association, rather than self-promotion. Look at it this way, you't not worth any more than any of us are. I have specialties I am acknowledged for, as do you, as do many others. We are all equal in capacity, but unequal in opportunity.

If you — or preferably, your agent — can bridge the association between what it is you do to other fields, then you will see a true, powerful cult following develop. The easiest way to build something new is to associate something radical with already-established ideas and symbols. Too difficult to just make a splash in uncharted waters. Or, in this case, in a pond already burdeneed by torrential downpour. Take your stone and skuip it across someone else's pool this time. view post


Metaphysics and such posted 27 December 2004 in Author Q &amp; AMetaphysics and such by Fell, Peralogue

Quote: &quot;Cu'jara Cinmoi&quot;:1konmu6z
Thanks EE!

You've piqued my interest Fell! I'm very curious to see what you think of the metaphysics as they unfold in TTT.

I'm just worried that it's too damn complicated... What is it that's grabbed your attention so far?[/quote:1konmu6z]
People that appreciate Herbert and Asimov never complained about it being too complicated. I think the proper term is multi-layered. There are levels to interpretation, thus someone reading Prince of Nothing with a basic association to the more "pop" references — warfare, sexuality, violence, conspiracy, intrigue, et cetera — can always take from the work something that can help build a bridge to more complicated associations, such as rhetoric, conundrum, contradiction, perceptual and social gestalsts, and then move on into where you are heading with the metaphysics of such: emotions, ego, the lack of self, illusion, metamorphosis. These are the powers that writers hold over their readership: the gift of growth via assocation.

My interest started with Kellhus's observation of the vulgar ways of everyday people. This lack of individual, of empathy with the manifest realm, of the social experience. Then onto the term "gnosis," as it's what my meditations and workings are referred to in chaos magic. Whether the gnosic which I practise is relative to that of Prince of Nothing has yet to be seen, but I tend to believe it's taken on a more fictional metaphysics than contemporary occultism.

The fact that your characters are real. The works of Jung and Campbell are embodied by the modern occult community in that they represent the fashion by which we can all learn transformation and growth. What you've done is craft characters that hold their faiths and that is what drives them to define themselves over the story. Faith in whatever ultimately defines, in the end, faith in oneself. Kellhus is my favourite in that he is such a esoteric conundrum, concrete in his knowledge of the Logos (another one of my favourite subjects, especially under the auspices of Italian occultist [url=http&#58;//www&#46;disinfo&#46;com/archive/pages/dossier/id736/pg1/:1konmu6z]Julius Evola[/url:1konmu6z]), but becoming aware of the reflection of the Logos in Man as through the looking glass. That we are a refracted image of divinity makes it very difficult for us to understand wholeness, oneness, and ultimately Zen — nothingness — all while accepting that this is all a unified whole, broken down by billions upon billions of cracks in the programme, which is God shattered in shards of us.

I am still in the process of reading The Warrior-Prophet (work keeps me too busy, unfortunately, but I am a third done).

I think your writing has the power to affectively sow inspiration, à la Dune. You are exploring realms of thought that everyone is aware of. Do not become sidetracked or disappointed if you don't see everyone jumping on-board all at once. It takes some time.

The most important thing is that those that you do touch will ultimately be the important ones. When I lecture, I am fully aware that some kids are there wasting their parents coin, some don't care, and whats inspires me is if there is at least one person I can touch.

All it takes is one mosquito in your tent to fuck up an entire night. So anyone that says one can't make any different obviously hasn't been camping in Canada.

I admire your work because, in the end, you are here to touch the Few. As you very accurately put it. view post


Of Kings and Emperors... posted 27 December 2004 in Author Q &amp; AOf Kings and Emperors... by Fell, Peralogue

I just came across this thread, and in case anyone else is interested without having to search for it, the URL is:

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I will be looking into it in the next eighteen months, I am sure. view post


Now Reading... posted 14 January 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Fell, Peralogue

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Now listening to... posted 14 January 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow listening to... by Fell, Peralogue

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Death from Above 1979 — You're a Woman, I'm a Machine view post


K-PAX posted 21 January 2005 in ReviewsK-PAX by Fell, Peralogue

I saw the film and enjoyed it very much. I read on Amazon that it was inspired by a book, then learned there were more than one. Definitely on my to-read list. view post


Edmonton? posted 16 May 2005 in Interviews and ReviewsEdmonton? by Fell, Peralogue

And I'll be here to shake your hand full-heartedly. As well as the half-dozen others I have reading Prince of Nothing right now. view post


Xinemus and the Cishaurim posted 10 June 2005 in The Thousandfold ThoughtXinemus and the Cishaurim by Fell, Peralogue

This is interesting cuz it go two ways. Bakker's use of the term gnosis and his metaphysics are rooted in genuine occult and alchemical lore. If that's the case, Zin's site may be accredited to his lack of eyesight and the consequential turning inward to a so-called sixth sense. In many mystical traditions (and studies into the Russians and Czechs during WWII yield great articles of interest), methods of "seeing" or sensing intuitively such as clairvoyance, out-of-body, vision questing, lucid dreaming, and other methods (all tied together, I'm sure) have been documented.

It may be that Zin, blinded and having to rely on his inner senses now that he's not wrought with the sense of his eyes, may be tapping into something that is available to us all. Taking eyesight for granted, it may be difficult to come to develop an acuteness for this inner vision.

I believe this was claimed when describing the Cishaurim in TWP, as well — that they remove their eyes to allow them their focus on their more "mystically" oriented senses.

On a side note, the pineal gland, often associated with the third eye, is actually morphogenically similar to the eye. It's been thought that the pineal gland acts as a subtle form of insight, translating other bands of energy. As the eyes translate lightwaves into comprehensible images for the brain, the pineal gland can make sense of electromagnetic radiation. Unfortunately, humans make very little use of this so-called third eye and it's severely underdeveloped in the majority of humans.

Interestingly, though, through studies, Buddhist monks, yogis, other persons of mystical traditions, and dolphins all have swollen pineal glands as they make use of them via meditation and insight. Their's are about the size of a silver dollar, whereas the average person's is the size of shrivelled raisin.

Oh, and fluoride calcifies the pineal gland. Just fyi. view post


Edmonton? posted 10 June 2005 in Interviews and ReviewsEdmonton? by Fell, Peralogue

U of A has a nice campus. I just saw John Ralston Saul speak at the [url=http&#58;//www&#46;royalalbertamuseum&#46;ca/:3b2nxx0b]Royal Alberta Museum[/url:3b2nxx0b], which was okay.

I am not sure if they just usher you through Chapters/Indigo locations, but if you get a chance to do indie bookstores, the ones to keep in mind are Greenwoods' (located in Old Strathcona, nearer to the University) and Audrey's (downtown). view post


As a husband and father... posted 10 June 2005 in Author Q &amp; AAs a husband and father... by Fell, Peralogue

While I'm fairly used to macabre imagery in the lit I favour (i.e., Iain Banks, Clive Barker, Graham Joyce… hmm all from the U.K. actually), I am disheartened that so many people would question the legitimacy of such a world.

I don't mean to come off as an asshole, but really… take a look around the world. Nothing Scott can place on page (no offense to his talent as a writer) could ever bring the atrocities of our race to succumb in humility.

As C. G. Jung put forth, "Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." view post


As a husband and father... posted 10 June 2005 in Author Q &amp; AAs a husband and father... by Fell, Peralogue

Quote: &quot;White Lord&quot;:1t1ko58b
A lot of rambling, but I'd really like to know what your opinion is on the possibility of eradicating violence from human societies, and how desirable the consequences of that would be . . .[/quote:1t1ko58b]
I highly suggest a look at Howard Bloom's The Lucifer Principle:
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Xinemus and the Cishaurim posted 10 June 2005 in The Thousandfold ThoughtXinemus and the Cishaurim by Fell, Peralogue

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Robert Bruce's Astral Dynamics: A NEW Approach to Out-Of-Body Experience is, by far, the best book I've come across on the subject. Worth the read, and the exercises are very easy to do.

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Some occult links that may be of interest posted 10 June 2005 in Philosophy DiscussionSome occult links that may be of interest by Fell, Peralogue

Because of my involvement in the occult community, I figured I'd drop some links to esoteric and occult sites and blogs that are of good quality. Readers of The Prince of Nothing may be intrigued to explore these literary ideas further into other avenues here:

[url=http&#58;//www&#46;barbelith&#46;com/:1gj6jo8e]Barbelith[/url:1gj6jo8e]
Subcultural engagement for the 21st Century…

[url=http&#58;//mmothra&#46;blogspot&#46;com/:1gj6jo8e]Corpus Mmothra[/url:1gj6jo8e]
Hunter-Gatherer Aesthetics / Occulture / Musick / Erisian Noetics / Middlebrow Fetish Decoupage Karmalogues / Sturm Und Drang Banana-Peel Pratfalls / Patapsychological Vermiculture

[url=http&#58;//egina&#46;blogspot&#46;com/:1gj6jo8e]Ecclesia Gnostica in Nova Albion[/url:1gj6jo8e]
A Voice for the Traditional and Apostolic Gnostic Communities in Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia

[url=http&#58;//key23&#46;net/occulture/:1gj6jo8e]Key 23[/url:1gj6jo8e]
Occulture

[url=http&#58;//qubikuity&#46;blogspot&#46;com/:1gj6jo8e]qubikuity[/url:1gj6jo8e]
Musings of a quantum module of perception embedded in the folds of an unfathomable cosmic superbeing.

[url=http&#58;//www&#46;technoccult&#46;com/:1gj6jo8e]Technoccult[/url:1gj6jo8e]

[url=http&#58;//www&#46;timboucher&#46;com/index&#46;html:1gj6jo8e]Tim Boucher: Occult Investigator[/url:1gj6jo8e] view post


Kellhus, Achamiam, and Emotion posted 10 June 2005 in The Warrior ProphetKellhus, Achamiam, and Emotion by Fell, Peralogue

White Lord is right, it's been explored in the books. Kellhus is apparently, yes, human. That is one of the difficulties of trying to relate something alien to an audience naïve of other aspects of our own history and world.

As a Dûnyain monk, Kellhus has been bred and programmed to interact with his environments very differently. In the Three Seas, where Westerners can relate to so much — rhetoric jnan, social means, customs, fears, hates, prejudice — the Dûnyain represent a level of human capacity that has been lost to history. Look to the ascetic Buddhist monks or the solemn yogis of the East and there you will see a virtue and alien perception of the world. Emotion is not a prevalent element in them as they deal with thought and information in a much different way than the Western world.

I love Kellhus because he was a this perfect monk, a human bred to logic with an insight to the very depths of knowledge, the Logos. But upon leaving the monestary he came to be bombarded by things alien to him, even contradicting and confusing.

In this, he is human: because there is no real answer to anything, no good nor evil. There are only the decisions individuals make, and the stories we weave for ourselves.

He is indeed more than the average person, but in our world (for relative purposes) and in Eärwa the average man is not exactly anything special. Left to their own vices, they are weak and confused. Kellhus has is a part of a system that has been millennia in development.

Put him in a ring with a Tai ch'i master and see what the outcome is.

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Nonmen who and what are they? posted 16 June 2005 in The Thousandfold ThoughtNonmen who and what are they? by Fell, Peralogue

Regarding the Inchoroi as extraterrestrials, there is also the chapter — I think in TDTCB — where they talk about the sky. I believe it's Esmenet who describes what is the common social belief, about the night sky being something of a divine tarp or cloak stretched over the sky, with holes in it that allow the sunlight to twinkle through. Achamian contradicts her and explains that it's a vast void and all those twinkles are actually suns unto their own right, very far away.

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Conspiration theory posted 27 July 2005 in Philosophy DiscussionConspiration theory by Fell, Peralogue

Some very good threads on conspiracies here:
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What introduced you to philosophy? posted 27 July 2005 in Philosophy DiscussionWhat introduced you to philosophy? by Fell, Peralogue

[url=http&#58;//www&#46;amazon&#46;ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/1561840564/qid=1122432343/:2pw5np2n]Prometheus Rising[/url:2pw5np2n] by ol' Robert Anton Wilson did it for me and a few of my friends. Like a metaphysical kick to the junk!—

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Favorite books/series posted 09 January 2006 in Literature DiscussionFavorite books/series by Fell, Peralogue

[url=http&#58;//www&#46;amazon&#46;ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/0060937262/:2hx68ery]Imajica[/url:2hx68ery], by Clive Barker. Dark fantasy à la Lovecraft. view post


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