May the 4th be with you.

You can now train to become a Jedi. The best part? You can complete nearly all the training online.

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You’re welcome.



The Magic Calendar


The Magical Calendar is an ancient masterpiece in Western Hermeticism showing the secret cosmological tables of Celestial and magical correspondences. It is said to be one of the most important documents from the seventeenth-century renaissance showing the hidden magical symbolism of the Rosicrucians.”


Also, if you’re feeling particularly esoteric, check out Enochian, the “language of the angels.” Not sure how I ended up in that corner of the internet, but it is a dark, strange place.


Beware the paradoxes

This article is basically a quick summing up of the types of time travel usually found in fiction. It was interestingly timed as this topic seems to keep cropping up. The author talks about the difference in closed and open loop time travel, or whether one’s actions in the past will alter the future.

Best understatement of the year:
“Please note: time travel in fiction introduces the potential for massive plot holes.” 

What would you mother think?

This was an interesting little piece about the way we tend to try and reframe women writers into more traditional roles, but isn’t really limited to just them. The author is responding to the way that more often than not it’s her family and her personal life that ends up being discussed rather than her work. She observes that, “We don’t ask male artists to consider the consequences of their work, we don’t reframe them as fathers or boyfriends or sons. We don’t keep trying to pull them back down to earth, to admonish them, the way we do women.” While her piece is very one-sided it is interesting to consider how much this influences the way we approach others’ work.

Math & Literature

So apparently some researchers out there (were bored and) decided to analyze the structure of some literary greats. They discovered that based on sentence length and a lot of other variables, the structure of these books can be compared to fractals. This means that authors, particularly in works written in a stream of consciousness style, are intuitively mimicking nature’s tendency for repeating, geometric patterns.