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Ежели в опенинге «Валериана и города тысячи планет» показывалось возможное будущее МКС, то в этой гифке немного прошлого.

sorcery

sorcery

the universe wants to play. those who refuse out of dry spiritual greed & choose pure contemplation forfeit their humanity — those who refuse out of dull anguish, those who hesitate, lose their chance at divinity — those who mold themselves blind masks of ideas & thrash around seeking some proof of their own solidity end by seeing out of dead men’s eyes.

sorcery: the systematic cultivation of enhanced consciousness or non-ordinary awareness & its deployment in the world of deeds & s to bring about desired results.

the incremental openings of perception gradually banish the false selves, our cacophonous ghosts — the “black magic” of envy & vendetta backfires because desire cannot be forced. where our knowledge of beauty harmonizes with the ludus naturae, sorcery begins.

no, not spoon-bending or horoscopy, not the golden dawn or make-believe shamanism, astral projection or the satanic mass — if it’s mumbo jumbo you want go for the real stuff, banking, politics, social science — not that weak blavatskian crap.

sorcery works at creating around itself a psychic/physical space or openings into a space of untrammeled expression — the metamorphosis of quotidian place into angelic sphere. this involves the manipulation of symbols (which are also things) & of people (who are also symbolic) — the archetypes supply a vocabulary for this process & therefore are treated as if they were both real & unreal, like words. imaginal yoga.

the sorcerer is a simple realist: the world is real — but then so must consciousness be real since its effects are so tangible. the dullard finds even wine tasteless but the sorcerer can be intoxicated by the mere sight of water.

quality of perception defines the world of intoxication — but to sustain it & expand it to include others demands activity of a certain kind — sorcery. sorcery breaks no law of nature because there is no natural law, only the spontaneity of natura naturans, the tao. sorcery violates laws which seek to chain this flow — priests, kings, hierophants, mystics, scientists & shopkeepers all brand the sorcerer enemy for threatening the power of their charade, the tensile strength of their illusory web.

a poem can act as a spell & vice versa — but sorcery refuses to be a metaphor for mere literature — it insists that symbols must cause events as well as private epiphanies. it is not a critique but a re-making. it rejects all eschatology & metaphysics of removal, all bleary nostalgia & strident futurismo, in favor of a paroxysm or seizure of presence.

incense & crystal, dagger & sword, wand, robes, rum, cigars, candles, herbs like dried dreams — the virgin boy staring into a bowl of ink — wine & ganja, meat, yantras & gestures — rituals of pleasure, the garden of houris & sakis — the sorcerer climbs these snakes & ladders to a moment which is fully saturated with its own color, where mountains are mountains & trees are trees, where the body becomes all time, the beloved all space.

the tactics of ontological anarchism are rooted in this secret art — the goals of ontological anarchism appear in its flowering. chaos hexes its enemies & rewards its devotees. . . this strange yellowing pamphlet, pseudonymous & dust-stained, reveals all. . . send away for one split second of eternity.

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One of the many underlying assumptions of the current theory of how the universe was created assumes that there must be at least some amount of Hydrogen Hydride (what was believed to be the universe's first molecule) somewhere in the universe. Up until now, the fact that none had been detected despite multiple attempts had been frustrating and pointed to other possibilities for the Universe's early years. Well, today they were able to detect Hydrogen Hydride using SOFIA. This is a spectacular observation considering that we've only known how to create the molecule in the lab here on earth ourselves since 1925.

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/the-universe-s-first-type-of-molecule-is-found-at-last

NASA
The Universe’s First Type of Molecule Is Found at Last
Scientists detected the first type of molecule that ever formed, called helium hydride, using Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA.