eschaton

ESCHATON

[noun]

a theological and philosophical term referring to the end of the present world; end of the world, end of time, climax of history, etc. The timing and form of this event varies widely according to religion, sect, and philosophy (for example, Ragnarok, the Flood, the Apocalypse, the Big Crunch and so on).

Etymology: the Greek ἔσχατονeschaton meaning “last”.

[Leoncio Harmr]

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OMINOUS 

[adjective] 

1. portending evil or harm; foreboding; threatening; inauspicious. 

2. indicating the nature of a future event, for good or evil; having the significance of an omen; being a portent.

Etymology: from Latin ōminōsus, “portentous”, equivalent to ōmin- (stem of ōmen), “omen; augury; foreboding”.

[Dan Mumford - The Earth Itself, Shall Rise From Below, and Tower Over All]

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The authentic Caucasian Ovcharka or Caucasian Shepherd dog, is a livestock guarding dog of greater than average size and power possessing a robust constitution and exhibiting an inherent distrust of strangers.

While they are known to be very aggressive to strangers animal or human; they are also known to be fiercely loyal to members of their family ‘pack’ especially children. 

The Caucasian Ovcharka is indigenous to the mountain regions of the Georgian, Armenian and Azerbaijani Union Republics; the Kabardino-Balkar, Daghestan and Kalmyk Autonomous Republics, and the steppe regions of the northern Caucasus and the Astrakhan district.

For hundreds of years the Caucasian Ovcharka (Mountain Dog) has functioned as a guarding dog, herding dog, and historically as a fighting dog.

Their faithfulness, protectiveness, and ferocity when called upon to defend is legendary.

The breed’s intrepidity, hardiness, and tolerance for different temperatures and climates have made it possible to utilize the Caucasian Ovcharka (Mountain Dog) in almost all the regions of the Soviet Union.

Type varies geographically throughout the mountain range, and also varies according to the purpose for which the dogs were utilized. Generally, dogs of the transcaucasus regions are more massively built, and long coated, while those found in the steppe regions have a somewhat rangier build, are leggier, and are often shorthaired.

Caucasian Ovcharka dogs weigh between 135-220lbs!

While NOT A CUDDLE DOG despite looking like huge teddy bears. These dogs are KNOWN TO BE VERY AGGRESSIVE IF NOT TREATED WITH A FIRM HAND.

They are known as protectors of the working breed who will HAPPILY fight and take down any thing- humans, wolves, even BEARS!

 In certain parts of the Russian region, they were bred specifically to take down full grown bears.

Design by Chris Ayers

I wonder what a casual, uninitiated viewer would make of this. I imagine it would probably be incomprehensible.What I would give to be able to read Infinite Jest’s Eschaton chapter again for the first time. I distinctly remember being in a restaurant when I read it because the other patrons kept looking at me as I tried unsuccessfully to stifle laughter.

I used Sam Potts’ character map of Infinite Jest as a starting point and then expanded upon it. This isn’t meant to be a comprehensive play-by-play; I only listed the main events that lead to the scuffle at the end of the chapter. When it is clear that a particular player launched a warhead I have tried to indicate that. Otherwise the vectors come from the state. It is not clear exactly how many players participated in this game, but it is at least nine and not more than twelve. Eight of them are named and the player representing REDCHI is not named.

This is a first draft and I realize that there may be mistakes. My head hurts too much to think about it right now, but if you have suggestions of corrections please let me know.

The Tumblr version is somewhat hard to read, so you can download a high resolution version below:


Download hi-res version.

ESCHATON

[noun]

a theological and philosophical term referring to the end of the present world; end of the world, end of time, climax of history, etc. The timing and form of this event varies widely according to religion, sect, and philosophy (for example, Ragnarok, the Flood, the Apocalypse, the Big Crunch and so on).

Etymology: the Greek ἔσχατον, eschaton meaning “last”.

[Lenka Simeckova - World Eater]

Cognitive activity is the defining act of humanness. Language, thought, analysis, art, dance, poetry, mythmaking: these are the things that point the way toward the realm of the eschaton. We humans may be released into a realm of pure self-engineering. The imagination is everything. This was Blake’s perception. This is where we came from. This is where we are going. And it is only to be approached through cognitive activity.
—  Terence McKenna, “New Maps of Hyperspace

ESCHATON

[noun]

a theological and philosophical term referring to the end of the present world; end of the world, end of time, climax of history, etc. The timing and form of this event varies widely according to religion, sect, and philosophy (for example, Ragnarok, the Flood, the Apocalypse, the Big Crunch and so on).

Etymology: the Greek ἔσχατον, eschaton meaning “last”.

[David M. Buisán - End of the World]

ESCHATON

[noun]

a theological and philosophical term referring to the end of the present world; end of the world, end of time, climax of history, etc. The timing and form of this event varies widely according to religion, sect, and philosophy (for example, Ragnarok, the Flood, the Apocalypse, the Big Crunch and so on).

Etymology: the Greek ἔσχατον, eschaton meaning “last”.

In our species, complexity has turned inward upon itself and in our species. Time has accelerated. Time has left the gentle ebb and flow of gene transfer and adaptation that characterizes biological evolution and instead historical time is generated. So I believe that science and its reluctance to deal with the psychedelic experience and the way in which science has used the law to suppress its rival in this case arises out of a profound discomfort on the part of science about this future state of complexification that is clearly the grail, the dwell point, the end point of the human historical process. Not one of us I think can imagine that history could go on for another thousand years. I mean what would it look like? At the current rate of population growth, spread of epidemic disease, rate of invention, connectivity, depletion of resources, the atmosphere – it is impossible to conceive of another thousand years of human history.

History then is ending. History is a kind of gestation process. It’s a kind of metamorphosis. It’s an episode in the life of a species. If you think of the simple example of metamorphosis, that of caterpillar to butterfly, we all know that there is this intermediate resting stage where the caterpillar is for all practical purposes enzymatically dissolved and then reconstituted and an entirely different kind of organism with different physical structures, different eyes, different legs, a different way of breathing, with wings where no wings were before, with a different kind of feeding apparatus. This is what’s happening to us. History is a process of metamorphosis. It’s a pubescent stage. It begins with naked monkeys and it ends with a human/machine planet-girdling interface capable of releasing the energies that light the stars and it lasts about 15,000 or 20,000 years and during that period, the entire process hangs in the balance.

It’s a period of high risk. It’s like what a butterfly is doing in the cocoon or what is happening to a child in the womb. It’s a gestation process where one form of life is being changed into another.

Terence McKenna

ESCHATON

[noun]

a theological and philosophical term referring to the end of the present world; end of the world, end of time, climax of history, etc. The timing and form of this event varies widely according to religion, sect, and philosophy (for example, Ragnarok, the Flood, the Apocalypse, the Big Crunch and so on).

Etymology: the Greek ἔσχατονeschaton meaning “last”.

[Martin Wittfooth]