Tuesday, October 11, 2022

The Void

There are lots of reports by those from the world of the dead. If you believe the mind can bend a spoon, you’re likely to study these paranormal events in a purely preemptive way. What are the accommodations or the parking? But more importantly, is there a final accounting in which evil is punished? Was Dante's description of the Ninth Circle on the mark? Of course, the true mystery lies in the finality of death, in the fact there's no reincarnation or any beyond. Human consciousness is snuffed out in the same way you step on an ant or swat a fly. This is the bitter pill that’s hard to swallow. Imagining death is wish fulfillment. Nothingness and oblivion are impossible to conceive. One’s last moment on earth is unlikely to render any feeling, more or less a fall into hell or ascent into paradise. This final crossing is, in fact, not in the ken of human knowledge (despite all the myths which have attempted to visualize it) and therein lies the mystery of the last moment between life and death. Enter the Void is the title of the Gaspar Noé film based on The Tibetan Book of the Dead.

read "Entering the Void" by Francis Levy, HuffPost

and listen to "Everywhere" by Fleetwood Mac

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