Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Second Series of Paradoxes of Surface Effects

 Chapter 2 introduces the Stoics and their distinction between bodies and events. Lewis Carroll's Sylvie and Bruno gets introduced at the end.

Chapter on Chrysippus from Lives of the Philosophers by Diogenes Laertius

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

First Series of Paradoxes of Pure Becoming

 This video looks at the first chapter of Gilles Deleuze's The Logic of Sense. In this chapter we are introduced to the two Alice books by Lewis Carroll and their involvement with a special category of things called events. Events appear co-extensive with pure becoming. Next we discover how Plato's philosophy of ideal forms limits, pauses and provides rests for pure becoming. We examine some coding in the form of the chapter and relate pure becoming to the Thelemic axiom, "the only stability is change." A bias for finding in this philosophy the metaphysics for magick gets revealed.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Gilles Deleuze Logic of Sense Introduction

 I've initiated a new YouTube channel under my name that kicks off with the first in a series of videos examining the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze as presented in his masterpiece, The Logic of Sense. This first video introduces Deleuze, the book and looks at the Preface he wrote for it. Deleuze describes this work as "a series of paradoxes which form the series of sense." He describes sense as a "nonexisting entity." Of course, he elaborates the nature of the sense entity as the story proceeds.

I contend that Deleuze's philosophy provides a metaphysics for magick, a metaphysics for Thelema. Each chapters is called a series. My intention is to do a short, 5 - 10 minute video on each series.  Please like the video and subscribe to the channel if you wish to see more of these videos.