Paul Laffoley - The lovechild of Buckminster Fuller and Ken Wilber, who got into Robert Anton Wilson’s acid stash one night while reading ancient Qabalistic texts and decided to illuminate the world through complex visual maps of the infinite.
Alchemy: The Telenomic Process Of The Universe
The Thanaton III
The Five Principles Of Geezer Art
Get Thee Behind Me, Satan
Mind-Body Alpha: The Centroid Of The Universe
On Becoming A Shadow
The Parturient Blessed Morality Of Physiological Dimensionality: Aleph-Null Number
“While often being called transdisciplinary, theonomous reasoning is actually a first step back to ancient wisdom in which methodological sensation [or what we now know as science] has completely merged with methodological revelation [or totally known mystical knowledge in which every aspect of the occult has been overcome]. A true tradition has no occult or hidden phases left in its process. The creators and the audience are in perfect harmony.”
“We are living in a culture entirely hypnotized by the illusion of time, in which the so-called present moment is felt as nothing but an infinitesimal hairline between an all-powerfully causative past and an absorbingly important future. We have no present. Our consciousness is almost completely preoccupied with memory and expectation. We do not realize that there never was, is, nor will be any other experience than present experience. We are therefore out of touch with reality. We confuse the world as talked about, described, and measured with the world which actually is. We are sick with a fascination for the useful tools of names and numbers, of symbols, signs, conceptions and ideas.”
The first divine manifestation in the Major Arcana after The Fool is Atu I - The Magus. The Magus (or Magician) represents Divine Wisdom from above, a true understanding on the human level of the old Hermetic saying “As Above, So Below.” Atu I is the link between the Supreme and Understanding. Within Aleister Crowley’s Qabalistic piece “Liber 777”, the Magus corresponds with all forms of Divine Knowledge and Understanding- within the A∴A∴, the grade ‘Magus’ is interestingly connected with the Sephiroth 'Chokmah’ or 'Wisdom’.
The Magus is represented here as a Divine Androgyne, a synthesis of two elements combined to create a crowned beast proudly displaying their Knowledge and Wisdom. Amongst them is the interweaving serpents of the Caduceus symbol going around their limbs. With them, there is a bird representing the story of Mercury, a Greek deity known for their wings. In the center is the Unicursal Hexagram, a relatively recent symbol of Magick made famous by Aleister Crowley. Above them is a Octagram with the symbol of Mercury within.