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Shall I Project A World: A Hermetic Analysis of The Crying of Lot 49

You can put together clues, develop a thesis, or several, about why characters reacted to the Trystero possibility the way they did, why the assassins came on, why the black costumes. You could waste your life that way and never touch the truth. –Randolph Driblette to Oedipa Maas The inherent difficulty with analyzing The Crying of Lot 49 is that, the further one goes down the rabbit hole of analysis,

The Xanthosis of Tobit: The Hidden Alchemy of The Bible’s Most Under-Appreciated Book

Have you ever read The Book of Tobit? If you’re a Protestant, the answer is probably no, because it was rendered apocryphal; if you’re a Catholic, the odds are higher, but it’s increasingly hard to find a practicing Catholic these days who’s actually read the book outside of what was proscribed to them in Sunday school. Considered non-canonical also by Judaism, it’s tucked away amid more popular Biblical books, coincidentally

The Alchemical Devilry Finale, Part IV: The Symbols of Alchemy, Practical Applications, and the Mathematics of the Psyche

When we discuss alchemy, what we are really discussing is not the process of making vulgar gold, as common thought would have it; what we are instead discussing is a psycho-spiritual phenomenon which is experienced by way of projection. It makes use of the idea that man is a microcosm representing the macrocosm, and that the universe is a macrocosm which represents the microcosm. Because of the language of alchemy

The Alchemical Devilry Series, Part II: A Brief Survey of the Nature and Appearance of the Archetype in Folklore and Dreams

Now that we’ve clarified some concepts in last week’s essay, distinguishing the Devil from Christ and beginning to shed some light on the distinction between things such as the Black Trinity and the White, or Chthonic Consciousness versus Christ Consciousness, I’d like to focus a little more on the figure of the Devil, himself. As we know, he’s a slippery fellow— like Proteus, when he is grasped, he is transformed.

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