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Sunday, March 3, 2013

An interesting blog

A blogger who likes J.R.R. Tolkien, James Joyce and Robert Anton Wilson would seem to be very promising, and indeed Groupname for Grapejuice is an interesting blog. I got the same sense of discovery going through his postings that I got when I first discovered  The Oz Mix.

In a new blog post, PQ kindly mentions this blog's Masks of the Illuminati discussion and then writes, "I've got a new favorite blog and, as you can probably ascertain from reading this space, it's a weird one. Entitled Groupname for Grapejuice (a phrase from Finnegans Wake), this blog uses a mix of comparative mythology, occult knowledge, numerology, and some subjective free association to engage in what I can only call synchronicity detective work."

Robert Anton Wilson fans might want to try "The 108-Year Rosicrucian Cycle, Part One," which takes a sentence from Cosmic Trigger as a jumping-off point for a post suggesting that a 108-year period that began in 1904 came to an end in 2012.

Here is a passage relevant to our ongoing discussion of Masks:

If there is such a 108-year plan then who is behind it? It would seem that the Golden Dawn is a good place to start, although the scope of this plan would certainly be much larger than even this important occult organization. It is revealing to look at a list of people directly involved in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.

In addition to Yeats and Crowley, members included authors Gustav Meyrink and Bram Stoker, Allan Bennett, who introduced Buddhism to the West, Charles Williams, who formed the Inklings with C.S. Lewis and Tolkien, Algernon Blackwood, who heavily influenced H.P. Lovecraft, and so on. The combined cultural influence of these people on the 20th century to the present is gigantic. Is it because of this influence that the Hermetic philosophy is now everywhere, to the point where it seems to be built into the structure of events? Is it there by design?

The blog is written by znore, about whom no information is provided.

1 comment:

Manic The Doodler said...

Another great read for my reading list... Thanks for the heads up...