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    Restless af
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    I think you're right about the moon. My sleep has been terrible recently.

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    Perhaps we need another thread for eclipses, but for now I'll put this here. Just cos I've finished reading it.

    Genet, from 'Prisoner of Love'

    "Eclipse is a word full of meaning. In addition to the sun, which is even more evident when eclipsed by the moon, every event, man or image eclipsed by something or someone else emerges regenerated; however brief their disappearance, they emerge cleaner and brighter than before..."

    There's loads more, all very poetic. He's got some good lines.

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    Love that word.

    Was listening to the audiobook of Cosmic Trigger by R.A.W. recently and he was talking about how the ancient Mexicans would do their peyote ceremonies on a full moon. He didn't go into why, but I'm adding it here anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by version View Post
    I think you're right about the moon. My sleep has been terrible recently.
    Mine too. Madness.

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    steve moore, who was a sort of mentor to alan moore, wrote a book called somnium, which sounds pretty good - short excerpt here https://thequietus.com/articles/0762...erview-somnium

    and it turns out that he was involved in alan moore's decision to become a magician and was the guy who showed him the image of glycon, the snake god, which became Moore's personal God.

    His (steve's) personal God turns out to be Selene, the Moon goddess...

    This is why their (still incomplete, possibly never gonna happen book, cos Steve Moore has unfortunately died) book about magic was gonna be called 'the moon and serpent bumper guide to magic' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mo..._Book_of_Magic

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    I think this has alredy mentioned this but another reason we like it much is that we can look at it. You cant look at the sun.

    And there is also something about the colour around it. Blue as a colour tends to have the effect of being ‘cold’ and makes things feel far away. Red is hot, makes things close. So in the daytime, the sky is all far away and unreachable.

    But somehow at night, the bright moon lights the sky and brings it close to us. And blue moons and all that. Like when your out alone in the night and theres just the moon.

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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_New_Year

    Every now and then the Google doodle throws up some goodness.

    Happy lunar new year to the Chinese dissensian contingent.
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    beautiful crescent this evening tenderly cradling venus in aquarius
    https://heavens-above.com/wholeskych...250&ecl=0&cb=0

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    who didnt see these SPECTACULAR NEW images of the sun's surface?
    1440.jpg
    they look like a nasty eczema
    the sun isnt really that popular any more - you can't stay out in it or you get irradiated with cancer, it's burning up the planet etc

    i think there's probably a fair few judgements involved in how that image is filtered and balanced etc as it's output from the byzantine apparatus that captured it, so it should be seen as quite a subjective portrait
    the video is even more unpleasant

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    the lovely moon on the other hand... so serene

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    https://www.dissensus.com/showthread.php?t=4530

    Sufi's been a moon guy for years. Whodathunkit
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    version, we need to talk
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    Moon Poem
    JH Prynne

    The night is already quiet and I am
    bound in the rise and fall: learning
    to wish always for more. This is the
    means, the extension to keep very steady

    so that the culmination
    will be silent too and flow
    with no trace of devoutness.

    Since I must hold to the gradual in
    this, as no revolution but a slow change
    like the image of snow. The challenge is
    not a moral excitement, but the expanse,

    the continuing patience
    dilating into forms so
    much more than compact.

    I would probably not even choose to inhabit the
    wish as delay: it really is dark and the knowledge
    of the unseen is a warmth which spreads into
    the level ceremony of diffusion. The quiet

    suggests that the act taken
    extends so much further, there
    is this insurgence of form:
    we are more pliant than the mercantile notion
    of choice will determine-we go in this way
    on and on and the unceasing image of hope
    is our place in the world. We live there and now

    at night I recognise the signs
    of this, the calm is a
    modesty about conduct in

    the most ethical sense. We disperse into the ether
    as waves, we slant down into a precluded notion
    of choice which becomes the unlearned habit of
    wish: where we live, as we more often are than

    we know. If we expand
    into this wide personal vacancy
    we could become the extent

    of all the wishes that are now too far beyond
    us. A community of wish, as the steppe
    on which the extension would sprinkle out
    the ethic density, the compact modern home.

    The consequence of this
    pastoral desire is prolonged
    as our condition, but

    I know there is more than the mere wish to
    wander at large, since the wish itself diffuses
    beyond this and will never end: these are songs
    to the night under no affliction, knowing that

    the wish is gift to the
    spirit, is where we may
    dwell as we would

    go over and over within the life of the heart
    and the grace which is open to both east and west.
    These are psalms for the harp and the shining

    stone: the negligence and still passion of night.

    ~ from White Stones (1969)

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