October 2013

* Wolf


In history, the totem Wolf symbol appears with the founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus. Legend has it that the two founding brothers were raised and suckled by a she-wolf. In Norse mythology, the Wolf is a symbol for victory when ridden by Odin and the Valkyries upon the battlefield. As a Celtic symbol, the Wolf was a source of lunar power. Celtic lore states that the Wolf would hunt down the sun and devour it at each dusk so as to allow the power of the moon to come forth. In Asia, the wolf guards the doors that allow entrance to heavenly, celestial realms. The Wolf is also said to be among the ancestry of Genghis Khan.

Shadowplay | Joy Division

There is a close relation between the immoral and the non-moral. It is only when man accepts his own sexuality, denies the absolute in him, turns to the lower, that he gives woman existence. The acceptance of the Phallus is immoral. It has always been thought of as hateful; it has been the image of Satan, and Dante made it the central pillar of hell.

(Otto Weininger, 1907)

Richard Matheson


"Full circle. A new terror born in death, a new superstition entering the unassailable fortress of forever."

"Let this hell be our heaven."

"They think of suicide as a quick route to oblivion, an escape. Far from it. It merely alters a person from one form to another. Nothing can destroy the spirit. Suicide only precipitates a darker continuation of the same conditions from which escape was sought. A condition under circumstances so much more painful."

"Everything seemed to flood over him then. It was as though he'd been the little Dutch boy with his finger in the dike, refusing to let the sea of reason in."

"Everyone has something to hide. And if they couldn't hide it the world would be in a lot worse mess than it is."

(Richard Matheson)

Ambrose Bierce


"Love, n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage."

"Selfish, adj. Devoid of consideration for the selfishness of others."

"Egotist, n. A person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me."

"All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher."

"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret."

"Dawn: When men of reason go to bed."

(Ambrose Bierce)