Over-Soul and Overman

Shane Eide

August 3, 2018

The Non-Emanationist Model of Society

Shane Eide

July 3, 2018

Only a God Can Save Us Money

Shane Eide

June 18

The Sovereignty of Persuasion

Shane Eide

March 9, 2018

Tragedy and the Spectacle

Shane Eide

February 12, 2018 

Sovereignty Reconfigured

Shane Eide

January 8, 2017

Celebrities, Elites and Secret Societies

Shane Eide

December 25, 2017

The Unique and the Self

Shane Eide

November 3, 2017

How to Defect Completely

An exercise in abstracting the distinction between total agency and a complete lack of agency.

One of the Many Reasons I Love Roberto Calasso

I'm ashamed to say I only recently got around to watching Roberto Calasso's lecture on Rene Girard at Stanford University from 2014. It's refreshing to watch him dismantle the worldviews of those delicate Ivy League sensibilities (no disrespect to the often insightful Robert Harris). The scienceers (people who think that scientists are priests and that science, just shy of sexual satisfaction, will somehow make them happy) were quite disturbed to hear him say that concern for ecology is not enough to fix our problems, nor is neuroscience the end-all-be-all in human understanding. 

Aphorism

Ashrams, western orders of initiative magic and mega-churches all increase in volume in the most soulless of densely populated American cities like Las Vegas, Las Angeles... In places where both commodities and desires are born, spiritualities offer a form of parasitism which balance both. There are simply some sins which are worth the redemption they call for; all the better when discounted at an ungodly price. 

Occult Politics and the Center

One could, perhaps, consider the Center and where it sits in terms of Left and Right wing politics by grafting onto this vocabulary ideas which are common to eastern spirituality, as well as the occult.

In the eastern thought, the Right, in a metaphysical sense, represents what is known - that toward which one should be working, a striving toward the source of life. It respresents tradition and one's striving toward the correct path. This is known as the Right Hand Path.

The Left, on the other hand, represents

Detachment

One could think of detachment, in the far eastern sense, as being a different configuration of the commandment, 'Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.' Only the 'Me,' in this case, could be considered the ground of being, which is the metaphysical principle behind the more hypostasisized, anthropomorphized concept we often call 'God' here in the west. 

The Red Pill and Alchemy

'The third and last phase is characterized by the color red. When the White stone or the White Elixir has been made, it needs to purified further, sublimated, until the Matter becomes totally Fixed and is completely stable. Then we have the Red Sulfur, the red stone, the Red Elixir, the Stone of the Wise.