This was my 1970s childhood.
A small digital computer
Why I read Girl Genius
Kabbalah, cyberpunk.. qabalpunk? Show more
Slowly dawning on me that 15th century Spain was a massive hotbed of popular mystical, interfaith and political inquiry, the Spanish Inquisition was created to destroy it, and the two of those put together are probably why and how we got five hundred years of secret societies right alongside Early Modernity
There are two paths we can go by: Convivencia or Reconquista. One of them is not as happy as the other.
The colour plates in the middle of Jeffrey Mishlove's 1975 "The Roots of Consciousness" strike me as one of the sources of inspiration for the opening titles of The X-Files. Particularly Plates 11-14 (Kirlian photographs ) and Plate 16 ("Unidentified objects photographed in Yungay, Peru, March 1967, courtesy of Aerial Phenomena Research Organization Bulletin, January 1969").
Kabbalah Show more
Ok this is eerie..
I was just wondering if there was any mapping of the 17th century English mystic Jane Leade's "Eight Worlds" to the Kabbalah, googled for her and, guess I wasn't the first to think of that. Weird that I never found it before. Maybe I've primed the Google machine learning algorithm a bit...
But now I want to know where this comes from.
(also I think I'd put the Dark World at Yesod not Malkuth. It's in the Lower Astral, I think? Or Earth has been Yesod all along?)
Kaballah, astrology Show more
The hacker in me itches to rewrite the Tree of Life because, man, that diagram is just so messy, and I'm pretty sure the modern planetary associations are WAY messed up.
Malkuth = Earth, Yesod = Moon, Tiferet = Sun, ok. Also Netzah = Venus, Hesed = Jupiter.
But since those planets are in matched pairs, Hod has gotta be Mars, and Gevurah Saturn.
That means Da'at should be Mercury.
do not EVEN with putting Pluto there. It's not even a planet!
(compiles, universe crashes)
USPOL Show more
New Zealand Herald today (and retweeted by William Gibson)
Yep, that's indeed what it looks like from over here.
Wonder how Nina Ricci stock is doing right now
cos that's now a brand I for one am not gonna be spraying on anyone unless I *really* do not like them
comment from the wonderful / terrifying article about how MySQL's UTF8 support is completely broken
why y'all gotta hate on tofu
So very close, except it turned out to be the Russia-Indiana alliance
and no thought at all as to what this might mean for cybernetics since Silicon Valley would be, um, Silicon Trench
this was the pre-Google era, though, just. The idea of the decentralised Internet re-centralising in San Francisco maybe hadn't quite hit home to Texans?
This design note wasn't really a thing in DX1 at all, other than grumpy ol' Gunther, but I guess this drove pretty much the whole plot of Human Revolution and also Mankind Divided.
and we're all gonna shine a light together
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