Are We Living In the Matrix?

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The Simulation Argument The philosopher Nick Bostrom has done more than almost any recent person to kick off a truly intellectual discussion wherein respected scholars and thinkers are taking seriously the idea that there is a non-trivial probability we are living in a computer simulation. It’s not a new idea. Questioning reality is as old … Read more

Are Tarot Cards Supernatural?

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Are Tarot cards supernatural? This common question is surprisingly difficult to answer and takes us into some pretty deep philosophical territory. First, what does it mean for something to be “supernatural”? It’d be nice if we had a readily available definition of “supernatural” but defining it is pretty tough. We might start with the idea … Read more

My Ontological Frankenstein: Embracing True Contradictions

  “Chaos magic is fundamentally extractive. It is opportunistic rather than constructive. For the chaos magician, all of Creation is her Roswell crash site. I make no apologies for this. Chaos magic fracks the grounds of religion, magic, science, archaeology, medicine and spirit to extract useful, delicious natural gas. If you somehow got the impression … Read more

What Is the Astral Plane?

The concept of the “Mindscape” or “wonderland,” is central to practitioners of the imagination. The Mindscape is essentially an infinite sandbox of creativity inside your Mind’s Eye that can be used for all sorts of interesting applications. In this post, I will discuss the metaphysics of the Imaginal as it relates to the concept of … Read more

The Order of the Holy Tarot

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In this post, I will explain the purpose of the Order of the Holy Tarot. First, it must be noted that the rather stuffy sounding name of this Order is a homage to the Hermetic Order of the Golden tarot, which gave rise to the modern symbolism of the Tarot and the name itself is … Read more