llapen
Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.
Francis Bacon, The Essays (via observando)
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Human history has become too much a matter of dogma taught by “professionals” in ivory towers as though it’s all fact. Actually, much of human history is up for grabs. The further back you go, the more that the history that’s taught in the schools and universities begins to look like some kind of faerie story.
Graham Hancock (via 1-plus-1-equals-one)
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The old Hermetic axiom ran in these words: “As above, so below; as below, so above.” And the grasping of this Principle gives one the means of solving many a dark paradox, and hidden secret of Nature. There are planes beyond our knowing, but when we apply the Principle of Correspondence to them we are able to understand much that would otherwise be unknowable to us.
The Kybalion (via masonictraveler)
John Waters on Hitchhiking Across America for ‘Carsick’:


What about the experience changed you?



"I think my street cred went up. I know that I could always do that if I had to. I know that I won’t ever be stuck anywhere. I don’t ever want to do it again. There’s no reason to. But it made me think that the people in the middle of the country are more open minded than the people in the art/film world on both coasts. They aren’t so predictable, at least the people that pick up hitchhikers. Now maybe that’s a special type of person, which would make sense."

Via IndieWire:

http://www.indiewire.com/article/john-waters-on-hitchhiking-across-america-for-carsick-i-think-my-street-cred-went-up-20140624

John Waters on Hitchhiking Across America for ‘Carsick’:


What about the experience changed you?



"I think my street cred went up. I know that I could always do that if I had to. I know that I won’t ever be stuck anywhere. I don’t ever want to do it again. There’s no reason to. But it made me think that the people in the middle of the country are more open minded than the people in the art/film world on both coasts. They aren’t so predictable, at least the people that pick up hitchhikers. Now maybe that’s a special type of person, which would make sense."

Via IndieWire:

http://www.indiewire.com/article/john-waters-on-hitchhiking-across-america-for-carsick-i-think-my-street-cred-went-up-20140624