Spanning the Abyss with Demiurgis : An Interview with Jim Shanty

ik4One of the more interesting concepts I personally have become aware of over the past year and a half is the idea of the Demiurge; the Artificer or Demiurgis of the material world, and its possible existence and position within the hierarchy of the greater cosmos.  One sees it consistently mentioned in the texts of old; the Phoenicians, the Chaldeans, the Greeks, etc etc etc.  Its existence is a very, very ancient idea, and it is typically attached to the concept of the primordial waters of creation.

Fortunately for me, I was able to get into contact with a researcher of the abyss; Jim Shanty, a fellow researcher of the esoteric, manages a fascinating website containing his experiences and observations at truthrealquick (link is here).  Having heard a discussion and recap I was able to put together regarding the Laurel Canyon work of David McGowan and his book Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon, Jim reached out to me to continue the conversation.  The conversation quickly led past the Laurel Canyon scene and into some very thought provoking, abstract, and fantastic conversations regarding the world we live in.  So after a series emails, I thought “let’s do an interview,” and Jim agreed.  So without further delay, let’s get into the details of a conversation Jim and I had beginning on September 23, 2016. Continue reading “Spanning the Abyss with Demiurgis : An Interview with Jim Shanty”

The Ikean Gnostic : An Esoteric Allegory

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What to do with an advertisement like this?  I recently viewed  Ikea’s “the future of Scandinavian design” commercial that features a brief (link here), one minute composition of images that left me questioning what I had just witnessed.  I wanted to pass on the advert, but felt there was so much intended, sacred meaning attached to the commercial, I couldn’t stop thinking about what I had seen.  With the framework of an ancient cosmogony, a few Jungian texts, and other scattered books, a potential message presented itself to this researcher.   Continue reading “The Ikean Gnostic : An Esoteric Allegory”

Hatybov in The New Yorker?

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A good friend of mine tagged me with a link to a The New Yorker cartoon image this morning on Facebook; being such an avid reader and fan of my blog (that’s right, yes bokehbree???), immediately the thought of Hatybov’s Spiders, or the Arachnid Megrez species, came to mind.  And why wouldn’t it?  The caption of the cartoon above states, “it’s amazing what you can see once you get away from all that light pollution.”  I doubt any of us would doubt that such a statement is as relevant as it is today. Continue reading “Hatybov in The New Yorker?”

At the Ballet With Macca (and the Waters Above)

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A city below the waves?  Or something more primordial?  While putting together my introduction to the concept and enigma that is possibly a false Paul McCartney, I have begun to revisit the work of post Beatles’ Macca.  Some of the albums I remember from my college years, other albums are first time auditory adventures (or misadventures) for me. One that happened to stand out recently, at least from an album cover perspective, is Paul McCartney’s Ocean’s Kingdom.  With a spot of synchronicity in my world having begun to explore the concept of “space as water, water as space,” and simultaneously researching the Odyssey of Faul, the album’s cover immediately captured my interest. Let’s take a quick look at it. Continue reading “At the Ballet With Macca (and the Waters Above)”