sir son of a dragon, n so what are we to do with that..
venus rotates extremely slowly on her own axis in the opposite direction to most rotations in the solar system. her day is precisely two-thirds of an earth year, a musical fifth. this exactly harmonizes…so that every time venus and earth kiss, venus does so with the same face looking at the earth. john martineau’s a little book of coincidence
eight earth years equals, exactly, thirteen venus years, the five kisses between them crafting a perfect pentagon, carved out of space. the numbers 5, 8, and 13 belong to the fibonacci sequence, defining phi.
also, in ‘conjugating’ the golden ratio, some ‘short proofs of irrationality’ are listed on the ever evolving wikipedia, one being a ‘contradiction from an expression in lowest terms.’ like science, i like to read math like a kid would read any other world they didn’t understand, and i like the way the grammar of it all really flows very intuitively.
prophecy is not prediction, even though it purports to be so. prophecy is a thread in the total fabric of meaning, in the total worldview. in this way it can be seen as a way of life and of being. armin geertz
jung described the archetypes of the collective unconscious as ‘spontaneous phenomena which are not subject to our will, and we are therefore justified in ascribing to them a certain autonomy.’ a mythological or archetypal complex-such as the judeo-christian apocalypse-is, from this jungian perspective, ultimately a psychic event that can take material manifestation, like a collective dream coming to life.
p. 10 pinchbeck’s 2012: the return of quetzalcoatl
i really disliked this book, but there were a handful of quotes, mostly pulled from others, that i liked thinking about. pinchbeck in general though seems like one of these ‘intellectuals’ that, aside from not even being that smart, seems to never have experienced any profound or spiritual or shattering moment in his entire life.
i like the word numinous
a lot.also, i liked the movie melancholia
, despite it not being a black and white foreign film. i like the idea of a mainstream movie pushing this acceptance of your own utter worthlessness (beyond, ya know, being nice,
as in kind to your fellow worthless ones), cause i feel like they usually do the oppposite. and it reminds me of ‘pale blue dot,’ by carl sagan, which i was just reading the other eve.