The Biography, The Accounting of Life, Will Come – (Blanchot, Judgement, the Question of Political Redemption)

"Proletarian revolutions criticize themselves constantly, interrupt themselves continually in their own course, come back to the apparently accomplished in order to begin it afresh, deride with unmerciful thoroughness the inadequacies, weaknesses and paltryness of their first attempts, seem to throw down their adversary only that he may draw new strength from the earth and rise … Continue reading The Biography, The Accounting of Life, Will Come – (Blanchot, Judgement, the Question of Political Redemption)

A Consummation Devoutly To Be Wish’d -The Speech of Hamlet, The Desire of Ending

To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles And by opposing end them. To die—to sleep, No more; and by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache and … Continue reading A Consummation Devoutly To Be Wish’d -The Speech of Hamlet, The Desire of Ending

Invisible Sun & The History Of Surrealism Part 2: Breton, Bataille, and Surrealism

This is a continuation of the piece I started here. For lack of an introduction, I suggest you read part 1 if you haven't already looked at it. This post will be looking at the Surrealist movement proper through Andre Breton, Salvador Dali, and Georges Bataille. I will also talk about Antonin Artaud and Walter … Continue reading Invisible Sun & The History Of Surrealism Part 2: Breton, Bataille, and Surrealism

Manifestophilis: Ritual, Medium, Turnings

Patrick Higgins: Moving to the topic of ritual and summoning, I’m curious what you have to say about such a topic from the perspective of the one summoned, rather than from the view of the summoner. Mephistopheles: Naturally, mine is an underrepresented voice. This is really an overlooked topic in general. Consider that “Summon” comes from the … Continue reading Manifestophilis: Ritual, Medium, Turnings

Manifestophilis (Interviews With The Devil): Myths, Gods, Magic

Patrick Higgins: You’re very well read.  The Devil: Well, when so much of the literary canon is about you it can be very useful to keep your finger on the pulse. Find out when you need to shake things up. Keep the heart beating. PH: Would you say you’re the most prominent character in the history … Continue reading Manifestophilis (Interviews With The Devil): Myths, Gods, Magic