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Ride the Tiger
A Survival Manual for the Aristocrats of the Soul
by Evola, Julius
Computers, Math, Science, Technology / Unix Shells
« Last post by forbitals on June 02, 2020, 04:50:03 pm »

Ubuntu Linux

Unix Shells

Johnson, Chris F. A
Title   Pro Bash programming : scripting the GNU/Linux shell / Chris F.A. Johnson, Jayant Varma  (2015)   but a caution!

A practical guide to Linux commands, editors, and shell programming / Mark G. Sobell ; coauthored by Matthew Helmke. (2018), seem to need to know about csh and bash, and especially about expandability.
Computers, Math, Science, Technology / Reverse Polish Notation
« Last post by forbitals on April 22, 2020, 05:50:42 pm »
Brian Overland is very smart!

Polish notation was developed by Jan Lukasiewicz.  You might call it Foward Polish Notation.

In the early 60's F. L. Bauer and E. W. Dijkstra decided to put the operator last and so they called it Reverse Polish Notation.
Computers, Math, Science, Technology / Pro MERN Stack
« Last post by forbitals on March 29, 2020, 07:44:52 pm »
Pro MERN Stack
by Vasan Subramanian
Philosophy, Religion, Esoteric, Occult / Phil Hine's "Condensed Chaos"
« Last post by forbitals on March 11, 2020, 06:39:34 pm »
Phil Hine's "Condensed Chaos" is thoughtful and very well written.  I wish there were more things I could just quote here, but it is so philosophically advanced that I find myself at a loss.

Got to read it yourselves.

Had not known about this, but it looks most interesting:

These guys draw so much from Kenneth Grant, in my opinion, but they seem to disown him.

The acknowledge Aleister Crowley and Austin Osman Spare.

Here, from Peter J. Carroll's introduction, an idea which surprised me:

"The symbollic syncretism of the Golden Dawn a century ago, which fused renaissance Hermeticism with oriental esoterics drawn from European imperial experience, only fully flowered when Aleister Crowley added a battery of gnostic power techniques culled from diverse cultural sources.  Then along came Austin Spare, who identified the basic sleight of mind techniques underlying all forms of magic, and showed us that we could treat the whole baroque symbolism of magic as entirely optional.  Spare invented teh Postmodernist approach to magic well before the cultural advent of Existentialism or Postmodernism."

 ^^^^  awesome.

But I want to add, in opposition to these Chaos Magick sorts, that Chaos Theory, or Non-Linear Dynamics, do not draw from Quantum Mechanics or the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle.  And this is one area where their theorizing runs into troubles.


This library is very well known.  Not sure if above is the same.

So Fraternitas Saturni was started in Berlin in 1928.

Right here:

Fire & Ice: Magical Teachings of Germany's Greatest Secret Occult Order (Llewellyn's Teutonic Magick Series)

The Brotherhood of Saturn is one of Germany's most secret occult lodges and unknown to magicians of the English-speaking world. This is the first study of its inner documents and workings. Discover the fascinating histories of its founders and leaders. Witness the development of its magical beliefs and practices and its banishment by the Nazi government. The Saturnian path of initiation is revealed in full detail.

by Stephen Edred Flowers, 1995 Llewellyn

and also

The Fraternitas Saturni: History, Doctrine, and Rituals of the Magical Order of the Brotherhood of Saturn (2018)
by Stephen E. Flowers Ph.D.


The FS would be a huge influence on the London Crowley OTO successor Kenneth Grant!

Right here, available:

 Fire and ice 
  The Fraternitas Saturni : history, doctrine, and rituals of the magical order of the Brotherhood of Saturn / Stephen E. Flowers, Ph. D.  (2018, Inner Traditions, Rochester VT)

So Flowers has other books in libraries.  But they do not have:

Fire & Ice: Magical Teachings of Germany's Greatest Secret Occult Order (Llewellyn's Teutonic Magick Series)

Sex Magic thread

So Grosche started his group, FS, in 1928.  The Nazi's prohibited it, but he got it going again after the war.  He continued till his passing in 1964.

Any who have followed my posting might have noticed some years back that I found the absence of the Grotsch literary estate was a huge loss.  I feel that even more strongly now, but I would seem to be available!

I also like that this is being mediated by someone who is fascist politically conscious, as support for fascism is the Achilles heel for so much of this, people like Stephan Bannon.
So continuing to read:

Hidden Intercourse: Eros and Sexuality in the History of Western Esotericism
by Wouter J. Hanegraaff and Jeffrey J. Kripal

Looking to chapter written by Hans Thomas Hakl, talking about 4 early 20th Century groups.

^^^^  that Hermeticism Library in Amsterdam


Eranos : an alternative intellectual history of the twentieth century / Hans Thomas Hakl ; translated by Christopher McIntosh ; with the collaboration of Hereward Tilton ( 2013 in libraries! )

Some Esoteric and Occult Books, are they available in libraries?

 The darkened room : women, power, and spiritualism in late Victorian England / Alex Owen  (2004)  Available

The place of enchantment : British occultism and the culture of the modern / Alex Owen  (2004) online only

The History of British Magic After Crowley by Dave Evans, 2007

Also by the same author, 2007

Aleister Crowley and the 20th Century Synthesis of Magick

Look real good, but the above two books and their author are not in libraries!

Harry Potter : a history of magic (2018) 272 pages, available

also this smaller 2017 book

Harry Potter : a journey through a history of magic / illustrations by Jim Kay, Olivia Lomenech Gill.  available.

Condensed chaos : an introduction to chaos magic / by Phil Hine ; foreword by Peter J. Carroll (2010, but manuscript goes back further ) available

The practical art of divine magic : contemporary & ancient techniques of theurgy / Patrick Dunn (2015) not actually available, in library only or copies lost
has written many books, most are available in libraries

Arthur Versluis, Chair of the Department of Religious Studies and Professor in the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University.

for example

Theosophia : hidden dimensions of Christianity / Arthur Versluis (1994)

The esoteric origins of the American renaissance / Arthur Versluis (2001)
European esoteric currents -- Esotericism in early America -- The esoteric ambience of the American Renaissance -- Hitchcock -- Poe -- Hawthorne -- Melville -- Greaves -- Alcott -- Emerson -- Fuller -- Whitman -- Dickinson -- The esoteric origins of the American Renaissance

 The secret history of western sexual mysticism : sacred practices and spiritual marriage / Arthur Versluis (2008)

Magic and mysticism : an introduction to Western esotericism / Arthur Versluis (2007)

Computers, Math, Science, Technology / Rennovia
« Last post by forbitals on January 28, 2020, 03:19:00 pm »
Rennovia ??

BioAmber files for bankruptcy and Rennovia ceases operations

Rennovia, Inc. produces renewable chemicals. It offers adipic acids and adiponitrile for consumer end products, including carpets, heat-resistant automotive parts, furniture, apparel, footwear, luggage, adhesives, and coatings. Rennovia, Inc. was incorporated in 2009 and is based in Menlo Park, California.

executives and board members
Rennovia, Inc. produces bio-renewable chemicals. The Company develops advanced chemo-catalytic processes for the conversion of bio-derived, renewable feedstocks. Rennovia serves customers worldwide.

Very Curious Technical Article

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