Wednesday, May 29th 2024

Author iconBruce Charlton's Notions
Bruce Charlton

In the past weeks, the world has moved beyond the earlier conventional and mostly restricted war, with its various "deniable" and "fake pennant" type incremental provocations - to increasingly open, gloves-off demands for unrestrained global war.

I can't speak for many other places, but in the UK there is near-zero ...

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Author iconMeeting The Masters
William Wildblood

This is an extract from my book Meeting the Masters which is relevant to the discussion of divine femininity and Satanic feminism. It refers to my contact with a spiritual being who was clearly female despite coming through a male medium. The essence of her message was that love disperses all darkness which is a ...

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Author iconBruce Charlton's Notions
Bruce Charlton

We can all see how obvious other-peoples' assumption are - and how these are completely resistant to emerging evidence.

(Such is a property of all assumptions: they are prior-to and "above" all possible evidence; because assumptions select and interpret all evidence.)

This is particularly evident when it comes to ...

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Author iconFrom the Narrow Desert
Wm Jas Tychonievich

I ended my post "Giant undead vultures and Bretonnia Spears" by expressing the hope that the sync fairies would develop the Aztec lizardmen theme introduced there. They immediately obliged, at least in part, by sending William Wright a dream about "Deer Hunting, Dir Hunting, and the Lizardmen High-Stakes Trading ...

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Tuesday, May 28th 2024

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Author iconFrancis Berger - Blog
Francis Berger

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I have recently returned from a short trip to Florence and Bologna, where I spent considerable time in art galleries and museums I have always wanted to visit, the world-renowned Uffizi Gallery and the Galleria Accademia among them.

At the Uffizi, I had the privilege of viewing many ...

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Author iconFrom the Narrow Desert
Wm Jas Tychonievich

Yesterday or the day before, while I was out on the road, I suddenly thought for no apparent reason of the TV character MacGyver. I never watched MacGyver growing up (we watched very, very little television) but had a general idea of who he was. My wife was a big fan of the show, though, and shortly after we got ...

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Author iconBruce Charlton's Notions
Bruce Charlton

In this bureaucratic and totalitarian world; most of "knowledge" (including among Christians, including among the most "traditionalist" and orthodox Christians) is second-hand hearsay without experiential understanding; and this knowledge is only learned as a means to the end of "making use" of it.

Information comes ...

Monday, May 27th 2024

Author iconBruce Charlton's Notions
Bruce Charlton

"I am of the opinion that psychic attacks are far commoner than is generally

realised, even by occultists themselves. Certainly the general public has no

conception at all of the sort of things that are done by people who have a

knowledge of the powers of the human mind and set to work to exploit

them.

"I am ...

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Author iconFrom the Narrow Desert
Wm Jas Tychonievich

I ran across this tonight in a /pol/ humor thread:

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I know absolutely nothing about Warhammer, so this was all new to me. What first caught my eye was Bretonnia -- "The fr*nch but they're humans" -- because the name is obviously based on Brittany (home of the Bretons), and William Wright just ...

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Author iconFrom the Narrow Desert
Wm Jas Tychonievich

Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad stories came up in my attempt to describe my recurring dream of break-dancing frogs. Our parents read us those stories countless times when we were kids, and one line from them became a family catchphrase. In Frog and Toad Together, Frog and Toad bake some cookies that are so delicious ...

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Author iconFrom the Narrow Desert
Wm Jas Tychonievich

Twice in a row now, my dreams have featured a segment where a voice delivers a message while I watch a pair of cartoon frogs break-dancing. These aren't Pepe-type frogs. They look more like the characters from Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad stories, except that they are wearing sunglasses and black Adidas tracksuits of ...

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Author iconFrom the Narrow Desert
Wm Jas Tychonievich

Cleaning out some folders this morning, I happened upon a copy of Seth, God of Confusion: A Study of His Role in Egyptian Mythology and Religion (1967) by the Dutch Egyptologist Herman te Velde. Looking him up now, I find that te Velde died on May 26, 2019, so I narrowly missed discovering his treatise on the ...

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Sunday, May 26th 2024

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Author iconFrom the Narrow Desert
Wm Jas Tychonievich

Today I read William Wright’s post “Good and Evil, and a large bird named Gregor,” in which he discusses a scene from the movie The School for Good and Evil in which a character called Tedros kills a monstrous bird, thinking he is heroically saving others from it. However, it turns out that he has inadvertently ...

Author iconBruce Charlton's Notions
Bruce Charlton

As the world continues to walk a knife edge on the verge of the already-happening WWIII becoming an all-out, all-in affair - it is very evident that there are serious problems of understanding what is happening.

For a start; people insist on analysing all wars as essentially the same, and essentially symmetrical - ...

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Author iconBruce Charlton's Notions
Bruce Charlton

I have often harped-on about the sin of "resentment" - because of two reasons: first, it is seldom regarded as a sin, often considered a virtue; and second that it is the master sin of leftism - which is the basis both of the "Ahrimanic" materialist-totalitarian impulse, and of its now succeeding "Sorathic" motivation ...

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Saturday, May 25th 2024

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Author iconFrom the Narrow Desert
Wm Jas Tychonievich

Most intriguing thread on /pol/ right now. NSFW, read at your own risk. Clicking the link may result in a five-year prison term if you live in Australia.

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Author iconFrom the Narrow Desert
Wm Jas Tychonievich

Sinbad the Sailor ate the meatOf rocs, and rocs destroyed his fleet.

Tinbad the Tailor killed some fliesWhich in the telling grew in size.

Jinbad the Jailer's job had glamour:He kept the inmates in the slammer.

Whinbad the Whaler was delishAnd not unlike Filet-O-Fish.

Ninbad the Nailer -- there he stoodAnd did the ...

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Author iconMeeting The Masters
William Wildblood

I have been made aware that somebody recently has complained about some of the contents of this blog. I don't know exactly what but assume it is something I have written calling into question one or other of the shibboleths of modernity. One of the liberal dogmas that a good person must hold and if they don't it is ...

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Author iconFrom the Narrow Desert
Wm Jas Tychonievich

The original, as published in Histoire d'une âme:Aux premiers feux du matin,

Formant son riche butin,

On voit la petite abeille

Voltiger de fleur en fleur,

Visitant avec bonheur

Les corolles qu'elle éveille.

Ainsi, butinez l'amour:

Et revenez chaque jour,

Près de la crèche sacrée,

Offrir au divin ...

Author iconBruce Charlton's Notions
Bruce Charlton

Modern Man's fundamental assumptions about the nature of reality (that is - his metaphysics) is By Far the most important reason for the continued and increasing rule and domination of evil in this world.

This is because Metaphysics Rules! (OK?)

Over the long term, and irresistibly, how we regard the fundamental ...

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Author iconFrom the Narrow Desert
Wm Jas Tychonievich

William Wright's May 22 post "What is even more amazing than a talking dog?" included a picture of a worksheet where you have to do sums to solve an anagram, the answer being "a spelling bee."

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The red and green boxes are my own addition. I first noticed that the second column of letters -- ABIL -- ...

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Friday, May 24th 2024

Author iconTrees and Triads
Laeth

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the artist need not be a heretic. he can be a sycophant instead.

the importance and weight of luck in everything is severely underrated. i suppose this is because everyone wants to feel safe. but that's not the point of creation and freedom at ...

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Author iconMeeting The Masters
William Wildblood

Someone has objected to my recent post Satanic Feminism. I'm not sure on exactly what grounds but it may be the juxtaposition of the word Satanic with that of Feminism. I should say that this phrase was not of my making but the name of a book published by the Oxford University Press, the premise of which I was ...

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Author iconBruce Charlton's Notions
Bruce Charlton

Whenever I read any kind of plan, scheme, method, or even ideal about how to lead a qualitatively better spiritual or religious life - and this could range from reading the principles and practices of monasticism, works on how-to-do meditation, descriptions (as in The Way of a Pilgrim) of how prayer can transform ...

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Thursday, May 23rd 2024

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Author iconFrom the Narrow Desert
Wm Jas Tychonievich

Two books in my study caught my eye the other day. The first was this, which I bought secondhand some time ago but haven't read yet:

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It's called Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-birds. The subtitle caught my eye because of The Tinleys. In that story, the two knights named ...

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Bruce Charlton

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From The Detectorists. The performers (The Unthanks) are local to Newcastle.Folk feelings about magpies (i.e. the Eurasian magpie, Pica pica) are strong in both directions.

In folklore the birds have a generally negative reputation. They are mostly feared; especially when seen (apparently) alone ...

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Wednesday, May 22nd 2024

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William Wildblood

There has been a good series of posts on the Orthosphere recently on the subject of universalism and whether all will eventually be saved. One of them is here. They reminded me that I had written something on this subject a few years ago (here and here) which brought forth some interesting comments so it is clearly a ...

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Author iconBruce Charlton's Notions
Bruce Charlton

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Honest, Frodo - I'd only be using the One Ring for the Greater Good!

It is striking that the possession of the One Ring is rejected by even the most good and most powerful characters of The Lord of the Rings.

Why this should be, is explained at The Notion Club Papers blog. **

The reason is a ...

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Author iconBruce Charlton's Notions
Bruce Charlton

...Consider the case of the critical thinking journal Medical Hypotheses. Founded by British scholar David Horrobin in 1975, this journal published novel, radical ideas about health likely to be rejected by conventional journals. A single editor decided what to publish, with no review panel.

In the 2003 British ...

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