Thursday, May 19th 2022

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Author iconBruce Charlton's Notions
Bruce Charlton

About a century ago; many leading thinkers and writers expressed an intense and focused appreciation of 'the good things of life'.

As part of secularization - the 'specialist' was given a distinctive role. Each class of specialist was expected to put his specialty first, and to guard and develop its work.

For ...

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Author iconFrom the Narrow Desert
Wm Jas Tychonievich

I had two fragmentary dreams about a week ago which have persisted in memory longer than is customary and which have an air of meaningfulness about them. I record them here in case that meaning ever becomes apparent.

In the first dream, I am with my brother Joseph in a very large bookstore where everything is ...

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Wednesday, May 18th 2022

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Bruce Charlton

When considering the deliberately-evil plans of the Global Establishment; I think that a common - indeed usual - reaction is some version of asserting that there is no point in thinking-about or dwelling-upon such matters; because at the end of the day We have no power and cannot stop Them.

At the material level; ...

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Bruce Charlton

Many writers on theology (in many religions, including Christianity) believe that the masculine principle is primary in divine creation; the feminine being secondary, or perhaps inessential.

Or else, they believe that such sexual differentiation is superficial, and that primarily/ originally there is no sex, no ...

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Tuesday, May 17th 2022

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Author iconMeeting The Masters
William Wildblood

The great achievement of the West, culminating over the last 500 years, has been the creation of the full individual. In no other culture anywhere in the world has the individual had any real value, and although there are tributaries feeding into this river from classical times, essentially from Greece, its real ...

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Bruce Charlton

Once a Modern Man has overthrown the culturally-inculcated 'materialist' picture of a mechanical-random universe without meaning or purpose; and has instead made the assumption that he lives in 'a creation' - then he will probably need to consider the nature of The Creator - i.e. God; and God's motivation in creating ...

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Monday, May 16th 2022

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Bruce Charlton

It seems clear that a significant proportion of the Global Establishment are determined to reduced the world population from about seven-plus billions, to to something like a tenth of its present level - which would involve the deaths of more than six billion persons: something wholly unprecedented in scale.

I have ...

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Bruce Charlton

One of the obvious things about life is our inability to sustain those moods and motivations we most want.

This may be because our wants are not good for us, spiritually good; and are therefore sabotaged by divine providence.

But other times it may be what CS Lewis termed "the law of undulation", which means that ...

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Francis Berger

Scanning the news yesterday, I happened to stumble upon this alarming headline:

Stalin likely to head TN delegation to World Economic Forum Meet in Davos

I confess -- my heart skipped a beat. My first thought was that they had freeze-dried the ruthless Soviet dictator in the fifties and had somehow brought him back ...

Sunday, May 15th 2022

Author iconSecret Fire
John Fitzgerald

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Rosemary Sutcliff (1920-1992) was a prolific storyteller and arguably the finest writer of historical fiction for children that Britain has produced, though her contemporaries Henry Treece and Geoffrey Trease provide stiff competition. For a short, perceptive overview of her oeuvre, please see ...

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Saturday, May 14th 2022

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Author iconFrancis Berger - Blog
Francis Berger

Whenever I visit the grocery store these days, I’m reminded of a tweet William James Tychonievich featured on his blog:

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William had to following to say about the tweet: "I swear this is an honest-to-God tweet from the White House, not a parody. They're literally boasting about how ...

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Friday, May 13th 2022

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William Wildblood

There is a certain strain in esoteric thought that considers evil to be necessary for good to come about, a kind of resistance required for good to arise by virtue of being forced to push back against it. According to this understanding, evil is simply the darkness against which one can more clearly see the light. ...

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Bruce Charlton

There is a fascinating passage in Owen Barfield's What Coleridge Thought, which is of great value in clarifying the difference between intuition on the one hand - upon which our primary evaluations ought to be based; and on the other hand what might be termed habits, including spontaneous (including innate) mechanisms ...

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Thursday, May 12th 2022

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Francis Berger

Earlier this week in my post about tourist attractions, I contemplated what kind of tourist attraction I would build were I ever to get into the attraction business. The first idea that popped into my mind was "the world's largest cuckoo", which inspired me to immediately abandon my tourist attraction "dreams".

On ...

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Bruce Charlton

It seems to have been little noticed that for several decades, the West's idea of 'conquest' has been morally to corrupt nations - for the obvious reason that those paid to notice and inform the masses, are themselves among the most corrupt.

If you follow-up the consequences of any Western intervention - whether an ...

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Author iconFrom the Narrow Desert
Wm Jas Tychonievich

Today the Fake President mockingly dubbed his predecessor "the great MAGA king."

Trump immediately embraced the title and shared a meme taking it in a disturbingly Tolkienian direction.

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Why "disturbingly"? Because maga is Latin for "witch." The Return of the King features a "maga-king" character, ...

Wednesday, May 11th 2022

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William Wildblood

I don't mean to be deliberately contrarian, following on the last post with this one, but just to make a point. Everything depends on definition, after all. I still maintain that humanity is on a path of spiritual evolution and therefore cannot remain as it was. I believe in progress but I believe in spiritual ...

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Francis Berger

AnteB left the following comment on the blog yesterday:

I wonder if the leaders of the Vodka Land/Fire Nation are in on the Global Establishments plans. I just find it remarkable that a large and destructive war is unleashed in Europe just as the birdemic is losing steam.

That's a good question -- a question for ...

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Bruce Charlton

Nearly all of Christian discourse seems to be focused on morality - indeed, before I was a Christian that was all I could perceive of it. Yet - as I then realized - to discuss morality in isolation is all-but meaningless; and especially when the prevalent 'cosmology' is entirely materialist and scientistic.

In other ...

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Author iconFrom the Narrow Desert
Wm Jas Tychonievich

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Tuesday, May 10th 2022

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Bruce Charlton

I am currently re-reading various Owen Barfield works, including What Coleridge Thought (1971); which had a massive impact when I last read it in 2016. This reading led eventually to my still current metaphysical system (based on the eternal existence of Beings).

Both in 2016 and now, I gave the fullest and most ...

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Author iconFrom the Narrow Desert
Wm Jas Tychonievich

Not exactly the most topical syncs, but here they are.

Today I happened to reread my October 28, 2021, post "False flags in Prisoners of the Sun." This was just a week after Alec Baldwin shot Hayna Hutchins on the set of Rust, and Debbie brought up the incident in the comments, mentioning that Baldwin had often ...

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Bruce Charlton

It was always an element of Leftism, but from about the middle 1960s, anti-Christian, anti-traditional, anti-functional and anti-biological concepts of sex and sexuality became a recurrent and core strategy of Leftism.

As a young Leftist; I personally found this strategy difficult to take seriously - and that was ...

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Francis Berger

The Hungarian government has recently declared that it will veto the latest package of sanctions the EU wants to implement against Vodka Land claiming that the sanctions -- which include a total or near total embargo on oil -- would be tantamount to a nuclear bomb hitting the Hungarian economy.

Declarations such as ...

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Author iconFrom the Narrow Desert
Wm Jas Tychonievich

The unintentionally prophetic Yakov Smirnoff:

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Twist: He meant as a punishment, not as a way to start winning again!

Monday, May 9th 2022

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Bruce Charlton

The stage that Modern Man has reached in his evolutionary development is one where, sometime in adolescence, his consciousness becomes cut-off from the collective consciousness in-which he used (in early childhood) to be immersed (as was 'early man').

Modern Man becomes alienated such that his only direct experience ...

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Bruce Charlton

That Jesus Christ was incarnated, embodied, ought to be a decisive clue from Christians that the world of (unembodied) spirit is inferior in terms of divine possibility.

Yet clearly this mortal incarnate life of ours, now, is intrinsically flawed and not viable.

Thus mortal life should be understood as a time of ...

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Bluebells are the last of the wild forest flowers in a Beech wood, before the leaf canopy blocks the light. English people are very fond of this plant, and many localities have their own 'Bluebell Wood' named after the appearance at this time of year.

My family generally go to the Bluebell Wood ...