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    Apep, Uncreation, The Thing, or the End Times
    I have no name for it.  It is what all angels and demons and gods and spirits and humanity fight.  The Thing from Wrinkle in Time.  Wha...
    Aug 30 '18
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    AK
    Aug 31 '18
    See?
    Obscura TITS
    Aug 31 '18
    Archangel Michael, defend me in battle against the wicked snares of the Devil! AMEN!
    AK
    Aug 31 '18
    Archetypal cock-block-el, is more like it.
    MatthewJ1
    Aug 31 '18
    This is a pretty cool blog: a lot of effort has gone into composing it. Thank you.

    It reads as a poetic and subjective sort of piece, which underlines something of great significance.

    This “thing” which is referred to in the blog appears to me to be the fear of death. It is interesting how this “thing” sort of chases human beings from an early age and also terrorises rather powerful and formidable mythical entities.

    Anthropologist Ernest Becker pondered on the place of death in our lives and argued that our meaningful/cultural/mythical/social fabrications were an attempt to stave off the terror of our own inevitable death on the one hand, and our primal desire for immortality, on the other hand.

    To exterminate or extinguish consciousness forever, to reduce our precious bodies to mere dust – this is the mission of this “thing” you have identified, in my opinion.

    Your blog suggests that these mythical demons or angels etc., do not quite operate as they are intended to function in the face of this terrible “thing.” They are not going to assuage our fears and provide relief as immortal characters in a “metaphysical narrative of comfort.” They do not transcend and live on.

    It is a credit to you that you do not just completely rely on this “metaphysical narrative of comfort” as so many others seem to do. I would recommend just casting aside every “metaphysical narrative of comfort” and look death right in the eye. It will be a cold dark experience, but a great one.

    Again, cool blog.
    This is a pretty cool blog: a lot of effort has gone into composing it. Thank you.

    It reads as a poetic and subjective sort of piece, which underlines something of great significance. <...See more
    AK
    Sep 1 '18
    Yes. It is a very cool blog.
    Obscura TITS
    Sep 1 '18
    Wow Matthew, yes fear of death. I really appreciate your insight
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