Some of my favorite study topics include:
Ontology, Epistemology, Combinatorics, Kabbalah, Holonomics, Cymatics, Qi Gong, Semantics, Cosmology, Identity Politics, Metrology, Cryptocurrencies, Taoism, Astrology, Linguistics, Psychology, Set Theory, Etymology, Hermetic Philosophy, Computer Science, Novelty Theory, Eschatology, Sociology, Astronomy, Symbology, Hylozoics, Technology, Chaos Theory, History, Quantum Mechanics, Nuclear Physics, Sexuality, Discordianism, Theology, Economics, the Middle East, Entheogens, Transhumanism, etc.
I enjoy listening to what others have to say about anything, so don't think I require all my conversation to be heavy/philosophical at all times. I am intensely curious about everything and love talking for hours, but I am also just as satisfied with sharing total peace and quiet. I am not looking to judge anyone, just learn.
Life > Time
Rhythm = Gnosis
I read all the time, and I'm starting to get back into making visual art. I'm also looking to do more physical stuff outside the house. I just got a car, and I love to go on adventures. I can't travel enough.
“People often discard first intuitions until they reach the end of a friendship, the end of a love, and then this long-buried first impression reappears only to prove that the animal senses in human beings warning them clearly of dangers, of traps, may be accurate but are often discarded in favor of a blind compulsion in the opposite direction to that of self-preservation. Proving that human beings have a sense of danger but that some other desire, some other compulsion, lures and draws them precisely toward these traps, toward self-destruction.”
— The Four Chambered Heart - Anaïs Nin
"The Kabbalistic Mirror of Genesis" and "The Sacrificial Universe" by David Chaim Smith
"Rites and Symbols of Initiation" and "The Forge and the Crucible" by Mircea Eliade
"The Power of Myth," "Occidental Mythology", and anything else by Joseph Campbell
"Balderdash: A Treatise on Ethics" by Antti P. Balk
"Genesis of a Music" by Harry Partch
"Liber Kaos," "Liber Null & Psychonaut," and "The Octavo" by Peter J. Carroll
"Rhythmajik" by Z'ev
"Sefer Yetzirah: The Book of Creation" by Aryeh Kaplan
"Flow" by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
"Art & Physics" by Leonard Shlain
"By Way of Deception" by Victor Ostrovsky
"A Garden of Pomegranates," "The Middle Pillar," and "The Eye in the Triangle" by Israel Regardie
"Ham On Rye," "Post Office," and "Women" by Charles Bukowski
"Cosmic Trigger," "Prometheus Rising," and just about anything else by Robert Anton Wilson
"Condensed Chaos" and "Prime Chaos" by Phil Hine
"The Kybalion" by Three Initiates
"A New Model of the Universe", "The Fourth Way," and "Symbolism of the Tarot" by P.D. Ouspensky
"Qabalah, Qliphoth and Goetic Magic" by Thomas Karlsson
"Harmonies of Heaven and Earth" by Joscelyn Godwin
"A Knowledge of Reality" by Henry T. Laurency
"The Temporary Autonomous Zone" by Hakim Bey
"PiHKAL" and "TiHKAL" by Sasha Shulgin
also, various works by:
Austin Osman Spare
Manly P. Hall
Arthur E. Powell
Christopher S. Hyatt
Rainer Maria Rilke
and many others....
Alejandro Jodorowsky, Fellini.
Peter Brötzmann, Indricothere, P.O.N., Zu, Aksak Maboul, Gorguts, Super Freego, Iannis Xenakis, Boredoms, Patife Band, Cecil Taylor, Olivier Messiaen, Toshiki Kadomatsu, Hermann Szobel, Present, Hans Reichel, Gorge Trio, Tipographica, Egberto Gismonti, Ultralyd, Pseu, Krzysztof Penderecki, Cloud Rat, Albert Ayler, Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundschaft, Unbeltipo, Rascal Reporters, Orthotontics, Diamanda Galas, 5uu's, Soft Machine, National Health, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Gilgamesh, Brand X, Magma, Timeghoul, Rich Woodson's Ellipsis, Tatsuya Yoshida, Dysrhythmia, Autechre, Pocket Orchestra, Eider Stellaire, Black Flag, U Totem, Mick Barr, Octis, Igor Stravinsky, The Molecules, Harry Partch, Art Zoyd, Tortoise, Orthrelm, Weidorje, Khanate, Thinking Plague, Franz Liszt, Fred Frith, Sergei Rachmaninoff, HET, No Trend, Albert Marcoeur, Yusef Lateef, Organum, Zach Hill, Kenso, John Zorn, Iceberg, Eskaton, Ornette Coleman, The Flying Luttenbachers, Behold... The Arctopus, Phut, Suicide, Weather Report, Univers Zéro, Wire, Ocrilim, Ruins, Miles Davis, Yowie, Frank Zappa, Conlon Nancarrow, Many Arms, Burning Witch, King Crimson, Electric Masada, Carla Kihlstedt, Art Zoyd, Graves At Sea, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Hella, Man is the Bastard, Anata, Christian Vander, Spazz, Child Abuse, SunnO))), Ezra Sims, Naked City, Kayo Dot, Crass, John Mclaughlin, Darkthrone, Spastic Ink, Flux of Pink Indians, Normal Love, Today is the Day, Boards of Canada, Friendly Bears, Decomposing Serenity, Crime in Choir, Los Crudos, Rudimentary Peni, Upsilon Acrux, Uakti, Nina Hagen, etc.
Just kidding. I don't actually think.
Seriously, though, usually stuff like this:
It is insanely assumptive to speak on behalf of a group that accounts for half of the world’s population, and even more assumptive to speak for a group to which you do not find yourself identified. All groups are comprised of individuals, and until we start treating people as such, we will all continue to oppress each other in ways we may never even come to understand. Identity itself seems to be a psychosocial construct, and knowledge itself seems to be but a theory. We play with the power of definition often; we should constantly ask ourselves if we are using that power to further articulate our differences, or, rather, to create new realities wherein these differences are inconsequential.
(Please excuse any usage of “is” or “should” for the sake of brevity.)