Archive for the ‘Mystery Religions’ Category

Death By Design: The Evolutionary Ingenuity of Cellular Apoptosis
April 20, 2011

Death By Design Movie – [Part 1/5]

Death By Design Movie – [Part 2/5]

Death By Design Movie – [Part 3/5]

Death By Design Movie – [Part 4/5]

Death By Design Movie – [Part 5/5]

“All the things we see when awake are death, even as all we see in slumber are sleep.” — Heraclitus [B21]

“When they are born, they wish to live and to meet with their dooms — or rather to rest — and they leave children behind them to meet with their dooms in turn.”   –Heraclitus [B20]

“Collections: wholes and not wholes; brought together, pulled apart; sung in unison, sung in conflict; from all things one and from one all things.” — Heraclitus [B10]


Self-Sacrifice and Sustainability: The Hero Twins of the Popol Vuh
April 16, 2011

“Then again they sacrificed themselves. One of them would die, surely throwing himself down in death. Then having been killed, he would immediately be revived. And the Xibalbans simply watched them while they did it. Now all of this was merely the groundwork for the defeat of the Xibalbans at their hands.”

Chris Hedges: Throw Out The Money Changers!

” If we are to save our country, and our planet, we must turn from exalting the self, to subsuming of the self for our neighbor. Self-sacrifice defies the sickness of corporate ideology. Self-sacrifice mocks opportunities for advancement, money and power. Self-sacrifice smashes the idols of greed and envy. Self-sacrifice demands that we rise up against the abuse, injury and injustice forced upon us by the mandarins of corporate power. There is a profound truth in the biblical admonition “He who loves his life will lose it.”

“Life is not only about us. We can never have justice until our neighbor has justice. And we can never recover our freedom until we are willing to sacrifice our comfort for open rebellion. The president has failed us. The Congress has failed us. The courts have failed us. The press has failed us. The universities have failed us. Our process of electoral democracy has failed us. There are no structures or institutions left that have not been contaminated or destroyed by corporations. And this means it is up to us. Civil disobedience, which will entail hardship and suffering, which will be long and difficult, which at its core means self-sacrifice, is the only mechanism left.”

The Temple of Nature
April 14, 2011

Preface to Erasmus Darwin’s Temple of Nature:

“The Poem, which is here offered to the Public, does not pretend to instruct by deep researches of reasoning; its aim is simply to amuse by bringing distinctly to the imagination the beautiful and sublime images of the operations of Nature in the order, as the Author believes, in which the progressive course of time presented them.

“The Deities of Egypt, and afterwards of Greece, and Rome, were derived from men famous in those early times, as in the ages of hunting, pasturage, and agriculture. The histories of some of their actions recorded in Scripture, or celebrated in the heathen mythology, are introduced, as the Author hopes, without impropriety into his account of those remote periods of human society.

“In the Eleusinian mysteries the philosophy of the works of Nature, with the origin and progress of society, are believed to have been taught by allegoric scenery explained by the Hierophant to the initiated, which gave rise to the machinery of the following Poem.

Priory near Derby,
Jan. 1, 1802.

Le Sacre Du Printemps Part 1: Genesis, or, 

“The Adoration of the Earth”

Le Sacre Du Printemps, Part 2: Evolution

Le Sacre Du Printemps, Part 3: Extinction, or,

The Exalted Sacrifice”

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