Introduction Before starting this piece you may want to have read ShadowTiger’s article, 'The God of the Bangers'. This article was inspired by his and I hope to build on his insights. However this article also works as a stand alone piece and can be read as such. As I interpret it, ShadowTiger used the … Continue reading 06 – The God of the Bangers: The Holy Trinity
“God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.”Voltaire Hermes, the god of this world Does it ever feel like someone is laughing at you; That the joke is on you? What if it’s the other way around? The jester wants you to laugh at him, with him. If you … Continue reading 05 – Hermes, the god of this world
“Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster... for when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you.”Friedrich Nietzsche Dostoevsky: The abyss overcome by Christ. Nothingness filled with suffering. Kierkegaard: The abyss; overcome by a leap of faith. Nothingness avoided by pretence. Nietzsche: The abyss; overcome by … Continue reading 04 – Sync: Resolving the abyss.
If there is a noumenal world then death will inevitably reveal it. Life is for the phenomenal. To seek the noumenal is to seek death. To wonder about the noumenon's existence is to fetishize death. I realised that I am lost in a haunted wood. But why did I start to believe I needed to … Continue reading 03 – The World as Noumenom, Phenomenon and Representation.
In my life I have accepted many beliefs based primarily on authority and consensus, with an underlying foundation of fear and man-pleasing. These have lead me on a wild goose chase. The following lines by W.H. Auden are a good summation of the place where I have found myself: Faces along the bar Cling to … Continue reading 02 – Why I have begun to write.
My whole life I have been seeking something. I have made many wrong turns and gone down countless gloomy alleys. Ever hoping that somewhere might lie a better place; I found only dead-ends and darkness. What was I seeking? In my early twenties I was a dreary, tub-thumping, Dawkins-esque materialist-atheist. Later I became infatuated with … Continue reading 01 – The wands of belief