In a bottom-up reversal of the usual suspects, a post by Simon Robinson on OutofRange alerted me to this listing by long-time Valued Reader Jack Schofield in his 18 August 2005 Web watch column in The Guardian.
Locke stepActually, that would be NewAge++, which involves a critical (in both senses) distinction I'm attempting to draw -- or perhaps I should say, a critical expansion on the more familiar, though ever vaporously vague, "New Age" category.
Before Jack's pointer appeared, I'd been wondering whether I should take the nudity out. However, I wouldn't want to disappoint any Guardian readers who might come here expecting to find some. Thus, ironically, his warning has had an unintended sustaining effect. ;-) As to the "nuts," if I removed them, there wouldn't be much of anything left.
So, in lieu of something racier, here is the Rosy Cross as worn in their various ceremonies by members of the Golden Dawn, of which W.B. Yeats [you really owe it to yourself to hit that link] was an active member. I found this image on the Kheper site, which has more strange and wondrous stuff than you can shake a leg at. It's fast becoming primary resource. Like the bookstores -- both online and brick-and-mortar -- the web is awash is such... material.
the unlikely story of how America slipped the surly bonds of earth & came to
believe in signs & portents that would make the middle ages blush
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New Age "Asiatic" thought ... is establishing itself as the
hegemonic ideology of global capitalism. (Zizek)
Saturday, August 27