The Age of Advanced Incoherence 4: Escape from Body & Into Image

Gender Reversal While schools and other social programs are pushing for the need to encourage gender fluidity and direct it down pre-existing corporate and medical channels of hormones and surgery, the fact that many individuals desist in different-sex-identification with time—and the growing number of people who are choosing to reverse-transition back to their original gender—is …

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The Age of Advanced Incoherence 3: Desistance & Mythmaking

One thing that needs emphasizing is that the whole pro- vs. anti-transgender dichotomy may be largely imaginary, because there’s no clarification about what, exactly, one is supposed to be for or against. Or rather, since there’s no room for questioning the premises, “pro-trans” becomes about fully supporting individuals in their choices, regardless of their age, …

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Enlisting Readers for Book Reviews

Realistically speaking, book sales are largely determined by one’s performance on Amazon these days; that’s just the way it is in a cyber-centralized world. I received a Tweet today from a reader working w/ Amazon marketing: I can confirm that it is HIGHLY important to review your favorite authors’ books. HIGHLY. Ideally a book should have …

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2017: The Year of the Black Hole?

2017. A preoccupation with the dark side of human experience. Someone who reads this blog recently opined that it might be beneficent if I managed to get more lightness, more of a focus on the positive, into my writing. I told him I’d think about it. In my last conversation with Gary Heidt (today’s podcast, …

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Martian Dreams (Prisoner of Infinity VI)

Images by Lucinda Horan, except where indicated “[W]here the inner world is filled with violent aggression, primitive defenses are present also. More specifically, we now know that the energy for dissociation comes from this aggression. . . . It seems that as the unbearable (traumatic) childhood experience, or something resembling it in the transference [i.e., …

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Special Podcast Report from Guatemala, with Mitch Fraas, on Santiago Atitlan and Local Justice

There was an incident in Santiago Atitlan, in Guatemala, where my longtime friend, the painter, musician, and ex-shaman Mitch Fraas lives. Here’s from a Fox New Latino news report: Three officers of Guatemala’s PNC national police are being held hostage at an Indian community in the western province of Solola, where locals burned two patrol …

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LSE & the Beginnings of Psychiatric Social Work & Child Care (Occult Yorkshire 12)

“These ‘educational missionaries’ spoke of schools as if they were monasteries. By limiting the idea of education to formal school instruction, the public gradually lost sight of what the real thing was. The questions these specialists disputed were as irrelevant to real people as the disputes of medieval divines; there was about their writing a …

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An Anomaly Among Agents

Today’s podcast is with Gary Heidt, a very unusual person within the realm of the arts, but, I think it’s safe to say, an entirely unique one in the realm of literary agents. Based on how much it turns out that Gary & I have in common, one remarkable thing is that our paths only …

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A Fool Such as He

Today’s podcast is. With Bill Morrison, whose “voice” has been “heard” on this blog and previous ones many times over the years. I have known Bill since around 1999, when Phil Snyder, whom I met online the year before, introduced us, I think by sending Bill an account I wrote of being “rescued” by an …

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Voices from the Margins

Liminal people. What do the margins have to say? This week’s podcast is with Random Dude. I couldn’t get any of the people I emailed to agree to come onto the podcast; in most cases, I didn’t even receive a response. Is it because of my recent turn towards the conspiratorial, ever since I hit the magic …

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