Archive for the ‘Philosophy’ Category

Every culture on the planet has an origin story, a way they describe how things came from not-being to being. In this, they often have a mythic narrative that also discusses how the first man and woman came into existence. Equally as often these progenitors are presumed to be just like us. If you were […]

A Day in the Life of Midgard

Posted: 24th February 2017 by Bill Maxwell in Magick, Mythic Ecology, Philosophy, Theology
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I’m in one of those thoughtful moods this morning. Loki, son and heir to the line of Ymir, first power in the universe and the substance, was known as the god who shakes things up, the trickster. One of his children was an apology to Odin for messing things up (long story short: he impulsively […]

Wait… how powerful is writing?!?

Posted: 15th February 2017 by Bill Maxwell in Magick, Mythic Ecology, Philosophy

I’ve been pondering magic a bit at the moment and what fascinates me is the astonishing gap between ourselves and what our ancestors experienced. We can, with just a few squiggles and lines cause a hallucinatory explosion of emotional reactions. For example, which causes a greater feeling of fear: The picture? or this: Under 21 […]

On the nature of power

Posted: 4th February 2017 by Bill Maxwell in Personal, Philosophy
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Government works by -you- investing your time and energy in it. That can be done indirectly, by you giving something like your money to it or directly through your labor and attention. It can be extracted from you through implied or direct reward, but always with the threat of violence. It’s not enough for you […]

The struggle is real

Posted: 3rd February 2017 by Bill Maxwell in Personal, Philosophy
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I’m posting this here so I’m clear to all the people connected to me. I asked one friend a specific question — their limit as to when they judge this administration a bad one — and they answered. Another friend did not. So here I go (and thank you Bill Bridges for giving me this […]