The Art of De-Creation and Why "Revolution Is the Opium of the People" (Guest Post by Gustave Thibon & Simone Weil)

The following passage is from Gustave Thibon’s introduction to Simon Weil’s Gravity & Grace (full PDF here). It beautifully articulates many of my current perspectives and I’m sharing it here in the hope others will find it equally meaningful. Fittingly, it came to me via the purest combination of chance and good will: a donation …

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The Invitation of the Mirror

(Accompanying second Liminalist conversation with Jonathan Lethem) Everything is about connection, for me at least at this time. How to find connections that are undiscovered; how to deepen ones that exist; how to restore ones that are broken; how to break ones that feel unhealthy. I can observe at the surface level how so much …

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More Brain Eating with Peter Watts, on Pedophiles & the Singularity

Find out why the legal system favors the scum and how pedophiles may end up laying the ground rules for the upcoming singularity. This was probably my favorite conversation so far. However, Peter’s idea about pedophiles being the most outcast and reviled members of society, and hence the first to volunteer to be reborn as many-tentacled banana-slug-beings heralding the …

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Empty Mirror Article

Raskolnikov and the Peanut: Mirror Neurons & the Arcane Art of Writing Piece I wrote in 2010 that was published at Reality Sandwich and in Spanish at Pijama Surf. This is a shorter but beefier, revised version that I had been trying to get accepted by mainstream sites like The Believer and Rumpus (no dice; …

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