The Impossible Machine
You might call these pages "hands-on philosophy".
Occultism, or what might be known controversially
as "practical religion", has taken many forms
through history, but has its basis in the mysterious
strength of the human psyche, which attaches itself
to symbolic elements of experience in order to
reach for a meaning that has value
in and of itself.
While from a certain standpoint philosophers are
spiritual gluttons, I have found in my own
constructing a spiritual context for thought
is necessary to counter the strains of a sensitive
intuition, itself fundamental to a life of thought, and
the seat of consciousness, what has variously been
determined as the sole purpose of existence as
well as its most serious burden.
In these pages I present symbols, not strictly
magickal but rather taken philosophically, yet
philosophically with a mind towards true ideas,
ideas that, from their essential strength, confer a
sort of supernatural awareness, to the extent that
systems are a landscape as real as lakes and
It is my belief that to explore that world is to have a
purer heart, and also to confer rationally with those
others who pursue a like-minded journey, the
impossible path between dead certainties,
through the gardens of impossible flowers, through
the maze of unwritten books, into the eyes of the
speakers of choice.
Each of the "majesteria" might be viewed as a kind
of machine, in the sense that it is a structure of
interrelated parts that work together, and even a
perpetual machine in the sense that the
parts need not lose meaning.