I don’t know about you but Uranus arrived with his trademark extremity this week. A new Mac I wasn’t expecting (and love), new clients, three new long term house guests from the other side of the world (that I was unaware of).
Boom. Gifts. It’s going to be an exciting couple of weeks (for Mid-Cancerians, at least).
Actually, speaking of Uranus, I threw him a secret welcome party in the guise of some impromptu friendly drinks for my guests. This came up in an earlier post but I like inflicting some covert magic on those around me using a largely secular bag of tricks. I’d recommend it.
As for the rest of these internets, it has been a suitably smashing week:
Speaking of Uranus. Found this via The Laughing Magus… Which as blog names go, would also make a truly excellent pub name. Somewhere on the Yorkshire Dales, maybe? I would totally go there. They could serve rune soup.
Which makes me like him even more if that were possible. On a related matter, he has a highly individual take on flouting mean-spirited health and safety rules.
Or at least they do in Austria.
Another one for my ongoing exploration of complexity and randomness. If you haven’t subscribed to the Hannibal Blog, I would absolutely recommend it. Mixing Taoism with economic theory with complexity with all kinds of things. It’s good goodness.
Over at Street Magick. It’s actually a very interesting exploration of the limits to -and benefits of- chaos magic. Me likey.
Check it out. Honest, thought-provoking and with a unique Tarot connection.
I particularly like:
“The irony, and it’s a rich one, is that our collective refusal to follow the lead of those who urged us to learn how to get by with less has not spared us the necessity of doing exactly that. That’s the problem, ultimately, with driving headlong at a brick wall; you can stop by standing on the brake pedal, or you can stop by hitting the wall, but either way, you’re going to stop.”
It’s a very useful metaphor to picture what I discussed earlier in the week relating to complexity and collapse. Collapse is the universe’s last resort when it comes to reducing complexity -it’s what happens if you don’t reduce it first.
At least, according to the New Yorker. Given the Jesusy theme to a lot of the blogosphere these last couple of weeks it’s worth a look.
I particularly like what he has to say about the Middle Pillar. It chimes with my own sentiments on the topic (as a former regular user myself). Feels like trying to hang too many things on the Tree of Life. It could probably do with a reboot.
Full disclosure: They didn’t teach me that this week… I already knew it.
Still, these are two really fantastic posts about the nature of God, religion and so on. Read Kenaz first and then Rufus. (Only because that is the order in which they were published.)
What about you guys? Did you find anything new or do you have some Uranus stories of your own to recount?