Early February

§1 Notes for ‘On Stories And Will’

1.0 The essay has its roots from a discussion in October 2021. I was going to post the transcript of the entire conversation but I ran into the problem that I didn't have the responses saved. I've slowly edited parts of it into one essay making generous modifications. Added §2 and §3 in early February 2022.

1.1 Standing on the shoulders of giants. The Corpus Hermeticum (Various Authors*), Hedonism, Asceticism and the Hermetic Answer [This essay has been expanded (a minority of the edits maybe taking inspiration from my essay) since I first read it but only for the better.] (Luke Smith), , Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Friedrich Nietzsche), The ‘F’ Word (Nick Land), On the Soul (Aristotle), Metaphysics (Aristotle),The Poetics (Aristotle), Critique of Pure Reason (Kant), Understanding and Rejecting Extremism A Very Strange Peregrination (Myatt), Industrial Society And Its Future (Kaczynski).

1.2 Pictures (top to bottom). Michelangelo ― The Creation of Adam, Rubens ― The Fall of Man, Fresco from the ‘The Holy Monastery of Hilandar’, Titian ― Crucifixion, Barbieri - Saint Paul.

§2 Personal

2.0 Flew back to Dunedin yesterday, forgot my sleeping bag so ended up sleeping on a bare mattress in my flat. My accommodation provides bedding I think so I just have to find the stuff. Have blankets in a storage unit. Had trouble falling to sleep and missed church, feeling a bit lonely.