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a swedish big dig ?
Occult ideas colour much of Moore’s work; readers of his stories are never far from ancient sources of mystery like Kabbalah and Tarot. He’s been much influenced by Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), a.k.a. The Great Beast, a prolific English writer who invented obscure religions. In 1993, on his 40th birthday, Moore announced that he had become a ceremonial magician who performs shamanistic rituals.
The occult can be a bit of a downer in the hands of someone like Crowley, but it’s transformed when Moore absorbs it into his work. In a series called Promethea, his main character is a teenager possessed by an ancient pagan goddess, but not in a bad way. Moore has explained that he wanted to write an occult comic without making it dark and scary.
He started thinking about it at a pig roast at his house last year. Many people there told him they liked the meat but didn’t want to think about the fact that the pig had once been alive.
“That just seemed irresponsible to me,” he said. “I don’t have an issue with anything people choose to eat, but I do think they should take responsibility and be thankful for what they eat rather than trying to ignore where it came from.”
30/05/11 US Attorneys: Medical Marijuana Grown At Home, State Employees Safe « East Coast Cannabis News and Culture
One thing that has become painfully obvious in the recent flap is that these laws are enforced through the discretion of a just few powerful individuals based on their personal political views. Seriously ill Americans who need cannabis therapy remain caught in the crossfire.
So the culture war is not simply conflict over abortion or gay marriage. It is a one sided war of aggression against the civil rights advances of women and minorities and the rights of individual conscience that we generally discuss under the rubric of religious pluralism and of separation of church and state. For these political aggressors, war is not merely a metaphor or the equivalent of a sports analogy. It is far more profound and stems from the conflict of “world view,” usually described as a “Biblical World view” against everything else. It is explicitly understood by its proponents as a religious war and waged accordingly on multiple fronts, mostly in terms we have come to define as “cultural.” How the conflict plays out takes on political dimensions and sometimes physical conflict. This war is theocratic in nature, and seeks to roll back decades, and depending on the faction, centuries of democratic advances.
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