Paradise Lost one of the greats works of English canon. What’s one of the best works of Western civilization has ever produced? It’s one of the best things everyone has ever written ever. After all job, Britain had an audacious goal, a prequel to the Bible. And unlike George Lucas, he did not disappoint.
Paradise Lost starts out with the aftermath of an epic war between God and Satan. God wins but the devil is alive. Satan addresses his disciples.
All is not lost the unconquerable will. And the study of revenge, emotional hate, and courage, never to submit or yield, and what itself that is not to be overcome.
The mind itself, it's its own place at the mind its own place and itself can make a hell of heaven, heaven and hell.
I told you this book was good.
Now we’ve established in chapter one, that people think in terms of stories that is the most information dense manner of communication. We also establish the mimetic nature of learning people learn by copying others, characters from stories.
And so these statements use an information theoretic sense, this is Milton’s attempt to explain good and evil. So instead of calling his book Beyond Good and Evil, and addressing this dichotomy, point by point, as this is the most efficient way to convey information, Nietzsche realise this eventually, which is why with most credit to be his magnum opus, those books are supposed to be is an epic poem.
And our interpretation of what Nietzsche or Milton wrote, is independent of what they meant to say. So the only common definition of reality therefore can only be what we agree, is reality, the formalisation of this process being the scientific method.
So to the extent that something is part of a culture is to what extent how many people agree that it is real. So the interpretation of Paradise Lost that I’m about to give is exactly what I think Milton was trying to say with his work.
Most overlay the concept of good and evil with God and Satan. So when Milton starts his book with a war, so war of good and evil, good defeats evil, but does not destroy it. Most do not understand Milton’s cast Satan in a heroic light after all, he’s the bad guy, right? But not in his trying to show us his or the characteristic review, the source of. What does it mean that Satan says that the mind has its own place?
The Fall of Eden
Adam tell us God, “I am naked”.
People take it as the birth of consciousness. but in actuality it’s the birth of self consciousness. the model of self is is now formed- the ego is born. Ego, the delineating boundary between people. the final node in the model of self. The point, in information theoretic terms. Where there is greater information communication within a person than between people.
Into the Wild
It was a memorable few months for John Krakauer. Author of into the wild and into thin air. Krakauer, always stepping into something it seems. Krakauer, at first not finding much success as a writer. Exploded onto the scene with at first one minor bestseller into the wild. Before, his next book about the biggest disaster in Everest history, into thin air. became a major bestseller, turning Into the Wild in turn into a cultural phenomenon.
Almost disturbingly so. the book was later adapted into a movie by Sean Penn. A movie so compelling, that a bunch of dorks would go visit the site of Chris McCandless death in an Alaskan bus. In lieu of having their own experience with the wild. The original point of the voice of Chris McCandless.
McCandless recently graduated youth from college. Increasingly disinterested with the consumer society in 1992. Saw a journey which would eventually see him into the wild. Not before he tramping all over the continental United States. Before making his way to Alaska.
There are few places on earth as untouched by man as Alaska. Alaska, the 49 states in the union. Is in a lot of ways the most disconnected part of America. It’s location, admittedly awkward. Purchased from Russia, Alaska shares no border with any other American states. Although geographically closer than Hawaii. Alaska is still (as of writting) wild wild country. The internet connection in Alaska being so poor, DVDs are still in use.
But McCandless did end up going with a map.
A book to be more precise. A book about edible plants available in that Alaskan wilderness. A point, seemingly too esoteric for the movie. Which portrays McCandless as dying following a dose of poisonous mushroom.McCandless died, however, eating poisonous seeds of an edible wild yam plant. Not an idiot after all.
There was no mention about not eating the poisonous seeds in a book about edible plants in the Alaskan wilderness. In fact, there was no mention about seeds at all. Exactly the original sin. confusing the map of reality, for reality itself. imagination from actuality. Chris McCandless, everyone else for that matter. Look for a place in space to escape a place in mind.
Prometheus-The Greek Paradise Lost
To the Greeks, it’s not the discovery of one’s genitals as the fall of eden. but Prometheus giving man fire. The ability to leave the stone age for that of bronze. The time of the Trojan War, are better described as the First World War, the War of the Aegean.
And it’s important to understand the Bible in information theoretic context,.as the creation story of one civilization which was the which was then adaptable to others.
But it seems that many cultures are pointing to the same societal inflection point. the moment that man stopped believing himself just an animal. In terms of the order of production, fire is the first stage.
People have a false view of nature. Take the cordycep mushroom, for example, which grows by paralysing bugs with an airborne fungus before growing inside and then outside the bug using the biomass of the bug as fuel. Most times do not want to be eaten. In fact, the term to distinguish this is known as homeostasis.
Most of the people alive today would not survive in the wild the fallacy of an abundant nature without throwing. Perhaps the reason perhaps the person with the greatest misunderstanding of nature in the history of the human race is Karl Marx.
When justifying his theory of everything known as Marxism, Marx will tell us that humans used to hunt community, not understanding in hunter gatherer societies, those two weeks to survive are killed by their fellow tribesmen. So there’s that once the hunt is complete, the alpha gets the lever before the next gets the next most desirable part in turn.
It was never each according to his mean each according to his in Marxism and its other derivative ideologies are imbecilic from first principles.
The story of Chris McCandless happened in 1992, before the explosion of shared cyberspace and the time people would spend on it. So Chris McCandless was already distraught with US society bracket. The most important point to understand although Chris did not want this galore, Chris did not want to die. The trip was not a failure either. Chris got to go into the wild. But the truth about the wild is, is that we left it for a reason.
Babylon, the first great city of antiquity, where the spoils of war show the decadence of empire, parts of the people whose conquest was necessary for Babylon success, the Jews, Babylon is considered the concentration of evil in the Old Testament. Bracket years later, let me tell you, the Jews have a point.
since since then, the fight against Babylon has been taken up by the rest of the variants but in a metaphorical sense, the city brackets malefics Bob Marley before he came, Bob Marley had his experience among the Babylonians living in Delaware despite the police raiding homes for joins he would go entire plant in his backyard.
The Velvet Underground however understand the the trappings of Babylon best in their song heroin, the best analysis on the nature addiction bracket heroin rebels underground. People bracket people do not seem to understand that the problem is with the city itself.
What was Chris going to go back to Babylon rising by the day
The villains of the Batman franchise are usually interpreted as the archetypical representation of madness of the city. Gotham City being in New York City or as Osama would put it, the financial capital of the great Satan. The rotten head of the fish that crops the entire body bracket ran. That is not what I see. When I see the city I see confusion I see hard angles over even harder edges, squares everywhere. Nature on the other hand is smooth, literally the fractal roughness of vegetation that’s what makes it mesmerising. My tree is never straight in nature, there is no such thing as boredom, because the stimulus itself similar. Everything looks a little bit like what came before every sound like it was it came before attention flattens because it never spikes
What was Chris going to go back to Babylon rising by the day
The villains of the Batman franchise are usually interpreted as the archetypical representation of madness of the city. Gotham City being in New York City or as Osama would put it, the financial capital of the great Satan. The rotten head of the fish that crops the entire body bracket ran. That is not what I see. When I see the city I see confusion I see hard angles over even harder edges, squares everywhere. Nature on the other hand is smooth, literally the fractal roughness of vegetation that’s what makes it mesmerising. My tree is never straight in nature, there is no such thing as boredom, because the stimulus itself similar. Everything looks a little bit like what came before every sound like it was it came before attention flattens because it never spikes.
The Eastern Paradise Lost
an information theoretical definition of meditation is the methodology of the science of awarenes. Osho tells us of the eastern paradise lost.
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