Research Novel On Esoterica / Psychology / Forteanism

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  1. altered_boy

    altered_boy your friendly neighborhood alchemist

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    Hi there,

    My name is Anthony Tyler. I am a journalist and researcher, I helped develop the website The Last American Vagabond. It is mainly independent, non-partisan news, but I have always researched esotericism, comparative religion, and psychology, et cetera, on top of this. Lately, I don't have much to do with politics, and my research details the topics I just listed.


    I I am not trying to shamelessly self-promote, but in the spirit of sharing, I wanted to reach out and share my work I have recently released. I am releasing my research novel for free. It is one-part heavy analysis of analytic psychology and western esotericism, and one-part prose regarding the data. Qabalah, Freemasonry, Gnosticism, Mystery cults, chaos magick, Jungian psychotherapy, ritual magick, entities and the paranormal, et cetera. In fact Chapter 4 (next to be released) deals directly with Forteanism.

    It is titled Dive Manual: A Prose of Alchemy & Analytic Psychology. Once it is fully released I will be putting it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, et cetera.
    I would be very interested in any thoughts you have regarding the information, since it deals heavily with mysticism, anthropology, psychology, hypnosis,

    i would be very interested in anyone's comments, critiques, et cetera.

    Here is an interview I had with the editor of the Last American Vagabond about my book:

    Here are the chapters I have released thus far
    Prologue: A Fight in a Phonebooth [Ocean]http://www.thelastamericanvagabond.com/anthony-tyler/dive-manual/prose-alchemy-analytic-psychology/

    Chapter 1: Mysticism & Memetics [Thirst]http://www.thelastamericanvagabond....manual/mysticism-memetics-thirst-chapter-one/

    Chapter 2: From Alchemy to Psychoanalysis [Map with an 'X']http://www.thelastamericanvagabond....e-of-alchemy-analytic-psychology-chapter-two/

    Chapter 3: Transpersonality - Trees of Life & Death [Shoreline] http://www.thelastamericanvagabond....ity-trees-life-death-shoreline-chapter-three/

    Thanks for your consideration. Blessings to you and yours

    AT
     
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    skinny Antediluvian

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    Great. Thanks Anthony, and welcome aboard. I look forward to reading. You'll get loads of feedback, I'm sure. Be ready for honest critiques tho. These guys don't pull any punches. A seasoned readership indeed.

    Looks to be topics most of us are deeply into. Be interested in how you became a fan of the Arts. Maybe a short bio on the Newbies thread?

    Enjoy your time here.
     
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    skinny Antediluvian

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    Started in on it already. Enjoying the musings. Sorry, I skipped most of your primer and picked up the prose here:
    Of course, the line between the objective and subjective truly does exist, but the line is quite fine, and even blurry at times.

    One of my own current momentums is the emergence of Objectivism as a characteristic of the new mind - the capacity to situate the subjective deliberately lower on the totem pole of the greater goals of our species is so important. Not new, perhaps, but essential to our goal as the incumbent zeitgeist.
     
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    "Postmodern society, including a post-industrial society, has brought about some the most complicated, convoluted, and counterproductive political structures that the earth has ever seen—a political structure that has developed itself almost entirely off an economic model. Education, public relations, entertainment, health services, and even politics have become reduced to hardly anything more than hedonistic monetary exchanges. We have all become enslaved by the dollar, and the jaded postmodern mindset of the latest generations is only the tip of this ice-berg. "

    Most would probably agree this is self-evident on the surface of things, but behind pop culture the elder values of our ancestors, though diminished, are re-emerging. One can readily recognise the good from the bad intuitively, and in the decision to support or oppose the good most eventually choose the former. IMO the materialist principal broke down 60 or more years ago, but subsequent generations have held onto it in lieu of anything apparently better. Yes, the voices that have held sway in that time have been those of commerce. This is a pendulum that swings about over the generations. I perceive its influence to be on the wane. Rampant commercialism is being challenged in the new paradigm. I love that. However, if our children are to find a more pure alternative , we the generation of parents has the most dire responsibility imaginable. The baby boomers fucked up. Generation X fucked up. I suspect our children will restore what we lost. If they don't see the light, it might be curtains. I have hope. I have faith in my children.
     
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    altered_boy your friendly neighborhood alchemist

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    Well thanks a lot for your consideration, skinny! I have written this book without holding any punches and have been very meticulous, so I welcome any critiques.

    I made a post in the Newbie's thread, thanks for the suggestion. And thanks for the taking the time to read some of the prologue! I don't blame you for skipping some of the introduction--I am similar with my reading, haha. Sometimes i'll read it all like a normal person and other times I am just skimming until I find something that catches my eye.

    As for your views on objectivism. Are you familiar with Julian Jaynes and The Bicameral Mind? What you are suggesting sounds very much like bicameralism and I would tend to agree with the notion.

    I have faith as well, and I think you are right that things are changing. But i feel as though society is at a sort of apex of an ultimatum--and this is not the first time at all either. but with technology we have reached a new threshold where we all have to accept the responsibility that the modern world has given us or just let Atlas shrug. i am concerned about the apathy i see around me still, and I am worried that some of the new generations will have very little thought process beyond screen time. But I am also pretty cynical.
     

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