The Revolutionary Pleasure of Thinking for Yourself

The Revolutionary Pleasure of Thinking for Yourself by various anonymous authors Those who assume (often unconsciously) that it is impossible to achieve their life’s desires-and, thus, that it is futile to fight for themselves–usually end up fighting for an ideal or cause instead. They may appear to engage in self-directed activity, but in reality they Read more about The Revolutionary Pleasure of Thinking for Yourself[…]

The Human Evasion by Celia Green

Foreword: One way of seeing reality is to see the appearances we usually take for it inside-out, back-to-front or looking-glass fashion. This is very difficult to do, considering how habituated we are to those appearances. It is also very difficult to be witty about vital and essential matters, though that is one of the best Read more about The Human Evasion by Celia Green[…]

Music with Context: Audiovisual Scores for Improvising Musicians

This paper explores the idea of mutable, audiovisual scores for improvised musical performances through the description of personal perspectives, practical examples, proposed projects, and research. The author postulates that an audiovisual score can be a useful tool to connect improvising musicians to each other and their audience through the insertion of a mediating audiovisual layer Read more about Music with Context: Audiovisual Scores for Improvising Musicians[…]

Ptolemy’s Theory of Harmonics

Claudius Ptolemy’s Harmonics was one of the most sophisticated works of music theory to survive from the Hellenistic world. In it, Ptolemy related musical harmonies to the properties of mathematical proportions derived from the production of sounds themselves. Those harmonies he considered to be distributed in all aspects of the physical universe. In particular, they Read more about Ptolemy’s Theory of Harmonics[…]

Introduction to Alchemy

The key to alchemy is found in the word transmutation, a word that in its original Latin meaning refers to total change. Physically this denotes a change of the properties of matter, and thus of substance; psycho-spiritually, it refers to inner transformation—in specific, certain actions to aid in freeing the spiritual essence that is ‘trapped’ Read more about Introduction to Alchemy[…]

The Aetheiapolis // Paul Laffoley

The AETHEIAPOLIS 1987 Oil, acrylic, ink and lettering on canvas 73 1⁄2 x 73 1⁄2 in. The Organization of Individual Minds into a System for a Specific Purpose Symbol Evocation: The Form of Utopia The Aetheiapolis, or Singularity City, is a proposed conceptual city with one function: to realize the true nature of the form Read more about The Aetheiapolis // Paul Laffoley[…]

Reality Tunnels

The theory states that, with a subconscious set of mental “filters” formed from their beliefs and experiences, every individual interprets this same world differently, hence “Truth is in the eye of the beholder”. This is not necessarily meant to imply that there is no objective truth; rather that our access to it is mediated through Read more about Reality Tunnels[…]