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from Alan Moore/on anarchism
    • Fear of a Black Flag – Alan Moore’s essay on anarchy : AlanMoore
      • Ultimately, anarchy begins at home. Life without rulers as a serious proposition will entail self-rule, which cannot come about unless we properly accept and understand that we as individuals and we alone are totally responsible for our own lives and destinies. One of the first things that this understanding brings with it is the unsettling realisation that if we are our own leaders, we now have no one to blame and no excuse for failing at the tasks we set ourselves. We cannot blame our background or our parents or society in general for our limitations because we have taken the responsibility for our existence squarely on ourselves. We can’t say wistfully that we could have been someone special if we hadn’t been held back by our upbringing or our finances; by marrying that man, that woman; having or not having those specific kids. We can’t continue with the role of helpless and beleaguered victim in our own lives if we’ve just decided we are that life’s leader, are its heroines and heroes. If we’re trying to conceal our flaws it must be said that anarchy’s personal freedom offers very little cover.
        • Seems to be a somewhat Stoicism flavored take an anarchy?
      • the Green Pound movement that’s intermittently at large in deprived areas of Britain, in which people who are mostly unemployed trade hours of their work-time as a method of avoiding the official currency completely.
from quarantine reading 2020
from atheism
  • These days I am intrigued by the Alan Moore / God == "God" position. God may or may not "exist" (not even clear what that means) but the idea of God certainly does and plays an active role in human affairs. And to be a fully-equipped human you need to be able to use that kind of language.
from Weird Studies/Request List
from Lovecraft
from Weird Studies/Ballard & Leguin
  • Alan Moore in Promethea talked in a similar way about what he called "the immateria", but it's the same idea, a world that is imaginary in some sense but also perfectly real, because it can be experienced. And maybe it's exactly what Jung meant by the collective unconscious and its population of archetypes.
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Alan Moore

24 Mar 2021 09:30 - 22 Jan 2022 08:01

    • I'd say that my subsequent interest in Magick probably was generated by a speech that I put into William Gull's mouth in one of the early episodes, the tour around London, where I had Gull talking about the idea that the one place where the Gods inarguably exist is in the human mind, and that that does not decrease their power or influence one iota. That they are inarguably real as ideas and that this gives them all of the power of the God of Exodus. And I remember writing that and thinking to myself, wait a minute, that's true. I've written something true by accident and then I had to re-align my life around that insight. It might not seem like much of an insight to anybody else but that's where it hit me.
      • – from a 1996 interview
    • on anarchism https://www.reddit.com/r/AlanMoore/comments/mtyf7x/fear_of_a_black_flag_alan_moores_essay_on_anarchy/
      • Ultimately, anarchy begins at home. Life without rulers as a serious proposition will entail self-rule, which cannot come about unless we properly accept and understand that we as individuals and we alone are totally responsible for our own lives and destinies. One of the first things that this understanding brings with it is the unsettling realisation that if we are our own leaders, we now have no one to blame and no excuse for failing at the tasks we set ourselves. We cannot blame our background or our parents or society in general for our limitations because we have taken the responsibility for our existence squarely on ourselves. We can’t say wistfully that we could have been someone special if we hadn’t been held back by our upbringing or our finances; by marrying that man, that woman; having or not having those specific kids. We can’t continue with the role of helpless and beleaguered victim in our own lives if we’ve just decided we are that life’s leader, are its heroines and heroes. If we’re trying to conceal our flaws it must be said that anarchy’s personal freedom offers very little cover.
      • the Green Pound movement that’s intermittently at large in deprived areas of Britain, in which people who are mostly unemployed trade hours of their work-time as a method of avoiding the official currency completely.
    • Fossil Angels - Part 1 - why I love The Master... — LiveJournal
      • Science, grown out of magic, magic’s gifted, pushy offspring, its most practical and thus materially profitable application, very soon decided that the ritual and symbolic lumber of its alchemic parent-culture was redundant, an encumbrance and an embarrassment. Puffed up in its new white lab coat, ballpoints worn like medals at the breast, science came to be ashamed in case its mates (history, geography, P.E) caught it out shopping with its mum, with all her mumbling and chanting. Her third nipple. Best that she be nutted off to some secure facility, some Fraggle Rock for elderly and distressed paradigms.