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Concerning The Transmundane from SamaelSwine's blog

So I made a mistake in my last post. Excuse me while I commit seppuku for dishonouring my ancestors.


Ok, it took a few hundred squares of Bounty, but my brothers floor is all clean now. Does anybody know if human offal is compost-able? On to Transmundane:"reaching beyond or existing outside the physical world" according to dictionary.com, which as we all learned in samurai school is the supreme arbiter of etymological truth. I was under the mistaken impression that transmundane was a word invented by the guys and gals at Bethesda Studios who wrote the in game grimoire "Discerning The Transmundane" in Skyrim, which is a very cool occult questline. I thought that it was a nonsense word like something you would find in the excellent website http://wisdomofchopra.com/ (fyi today my wisdom was "nature is an ingredient of infinite images"). Apparently Transmundane has been used by obscure virginal theologians in the 1800s, and is roughly equivalent to the term paranormal. Not what I intended.


I was hoping to make Transmundane a marketable buzzword for my inevitable Satanic Self-Help books (while reading such books might not be very Satanic, selling them is the very definition), but with the revelation of an association to the paranormal, fuck it. What I meant was something that is simply outside of the mundane, but which is objectively real. Something that can be measured and tested. For example, if I perfect my 180 hook kick, I could probably break a dude's, or dudettes jaw ( I'm not sexist I'll hit a lady if she wants me to) with said kick with much more frequency than the vast majority of people on the Earth. That would be a transmundane accomplishment, because it is awesome, and exquisitely rare. But as I said, that is not the official definition, so fuck it, I'm cancelling my motivational speaking tour.


As an aside, I would use footnotes instead of parentheses, but I don't see how to do that in the word processor here?


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Shawn
Sep 23 '16
For the record, I haven't read your other post.
Shawn
Sep 23 '16
Within the occult, there's a conceptual understanding that each of us is limited by our paradigm -- our underlying understanding, and, if we encounter something that doesn't fit within our preconceived notions about how the world works, then we'll dismiss it or consider it supernatural. In other words, it's the understanding that it's very difficult to learn something that doesn't fit with what you already know (ala confirmation bias), and, if you considered your understanding at any given moment "that which is mundane" then it would make sense to refer to anything outside of that (difficult to understand) as transmundane. Where the paranormal is authentic, that's generally what it's about anyway. Just sayin'Within the occult, there's a conceptual understanding that each of us is limited by our paradigm -- our underlying understanding, and, if we encounter something that doesn't fit within our preconceive...See more
SamaelSwine
Sep 23 '16
While I can't disagree with what you say, I think you've rather missed my point with the meaning of transmundane, whereby I intended anything that was a few standard deviations away from the hump of a normal distribution curve. Though there is certainly an overlap here with things one cannot understand, things that are extremely rare and therefore precious little morsels of bleeding, stinking life to be sucked dry till your puckered lips crack and your tongue blisters but you just don't care, are what I referred to with transmundane. I don't want you to get carried away with dreams of things that are just beyond the veil of conscious apprehension, things you reach out to touch with real fingers that slip out of your shadowy fingers, leaving you wondering, "Was that real or was it only a dream? Am I real or am I your dream?"While I can't disagree with what you say, I think you've rather missed my point with the meaning of transmundane, whereby I intended anything that was a few standard deviations away from the hump of a...See more
SamaelSwine
Sep 23 '16
"A question about nonsense will get you an answer from my asshole." Intones the rabbi to the priest, through a vedic chant in the garden of earthly delights.
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