Ouranos | Poseidon | Cronus [new]


* last updated: April 2014

"This is a future now where it's all about the skills that you have. It's not a bullshit world where your charm and your beautiful nature and your pretty face are going to get you that far. You need to have skills, and the more you build up in your twenties, the more you'll have the chance to combine them in an interesting way."

(Robert Greene)

Niobe's Way

The people from whom we seek intimate attention, regard and even love may not mean to leave us bereft - but that's what happens often enough. So we seek a substitute: the applause of strangers. This is what it means to want to be famous. At the origin of the desire to be known to multitudes is a wound. This is so often missed. Wanting fame is seen as an exuberant, over-confident impulse rather than what it is: a kind of vulnerability. (AB)


"The more rested I am, the more relaxed my mind and body, the more in touch I am with my self, the more free I feel, the easier my soul, the more whole I am. And the more whole I am, the more synchronicity seems to occur. Conversely, when I am out of balance, tired, stressed, frazzled, wrapped up in concern or in some other way off center, synchronicity does not manifest nearly so abundantly." (Peter Russel, Be a Wizard)


"In matters of occultism I have become humble
ever since the great lesson I received from Ferenczi's experiences. I promise to believe everything that can be made to seem the least bit reasonable. As you know, I do not do so gladly.
But my hubris has been shattered."

the other patris

Allopatric speciation occurs when biological populations of the same species become isolated from each other to an extent that prevents or interferes with genetic interchange. The separate populations over time may evolve distinctly different characteristics.

ultimate warrior

"A Metroid expresses predetory and parasitic tendancies in that they latch on to a host and syphon the life-force out of said host, leaving the victim dead and the metroid larger. They can only be killed by freezing them, then shooting 5 missiles at them. (also: a female who sucks the life from a male, specifically while dating; a succubus)"


"Hearest thou not how spirit hath here become a verbal game? Loathsome verbal swill doth it vomit forth!--And they make newspapers also out of this verbal swill. They are cold, and seek warmth from distilled waters: they are inflamed, and seek coolness from frozen spirits; they are all sick and sore through public opinion." (TSZ)

swallowed porcupine

You had to "stomach" someone else's negativity, and your hopes were replaced with infinite despair. A porcupine is an animal that releases its needles when it is in survival mode. The porcupine is not in danger; you are. This person did what they had to do. Life might feel like a game of pac man, but in adult life, not all people are welcome to enter your soul.

Cupid & Psyche

"No longer who we were, we know not who we may become. We experience ourselves as living mush, fearful of the journey down the birth canal. The whole has to do with the process of psychological pregnancy - the virgin forever a virgin, forever pregnant, forever open to possibilities." (Marion Woodman)

the volcanic repeater

"We are all murderers and prostitutes - no matter to what culture, society, class, nation one belongs, no matter how normal, moral, or mature, one takes oneself to be. Insanity is a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world. We are effectively destroying ourselves by violence masquerading as love." (R.D. Laing)


"Salamanders are symbolic of renewal, regeneration, rebirth and growth. Here the salamander beckons us to call upon our deepest internal resources to produce the development we require in our lives. It is also a message that there is never loss, and to seek out renewal whenever possible." (What's Your Sign)


"The prostitute is not, as feminists claim, the victim of men, but rather their conqueror, an outlaw, who controls the sexual channels between nature and culture." (Camille Paglia)

"It is not only the "literal-prostitutes" who belong to the prostitute-type; very many so-called respectable girls and married women most embody the prostitute psychology."

"There are certainly no women absolutely devoid of all maternal instincts, although I confess that I have found more cases approaching the absolute prostitute than the absolute mother."

"In the prostitute sexual relations in themselves are the end. The absolute prostitute thinks only of the man. The absolute mother thinks only of the child."

"The absolute prostitute, on the other hand, even when she is still a child, dislikes children; later on, she may pretend to care for them as a means of attracting men through the idea of mother and child."

"Unlike the mothertype, the prostitute best understands a mans caprices and refinements."

"The prostitute strives to impose herself on the man, to receive everything from him."

"The prostitute is open-handed and lavish with food and luxury; the mother-type is stingy and mean."

"The prostitute is liable to delight in an antagonistic relation to the human race, and in her most distilled form, the prostitute-type exists completely outside the continuity of the race."

"The existence of the prostitute shows that Schopenhauer was pushing a generalisation too far when he declared that all sexuality had relation only to the future generation."

"The most highly developed women, mentally, those who have been lauded in poetry, belong to the prostitute category; to these, the Aspasia-type, must be added the women of the romantic school."

"Great men have always preferred women of the prostitute type."

"Although most men are certain that every woman can have her consummation only in motherhood, I must confess that the prostitute - not as a person, but as a phenomenon - is much more estimable in my opinion."

"The prostitute-type lives her own life exactly as she pleases, even although it may bring with it the punishment of exclusion from society. She is not so brave as the mother, it is true, being thoroughly cowardly; but she has the correlative of cowardice, impudence, and she is not ashamed of her shamelessness. She is naturally inclined to polygamy, and always ready to attract more men than the one who would suffice as the founder of a family. She gives free play to the fulfilment of her desire, and feels a queen, and her most ardent wish is for more power."

"It is easy to grieve or shock the motherly woman. However, no one can injure or offend the prostitute; for the mother has her honour to defend as the guardian of the species, whilst the prostitute has forsworn all social respect, and prides herself in her freedom."

"Just as the great conqueror believes that he confers a favour on any one to whom he talks, so also with the prostitute."

"There is a similarity between conquerers and courtesans; every politician is to a certain extent a tribune of the people, and that in itself implies a kind of prostitution."

"The fundamental idea of prostitution is much more mysterious, and no one can have meditated long on the subject without often doubting if it were possible to get an explanation."

"The prostitute is the great seductress of the world, the female Don Juan, the being in the woman that knows the art of love, that cultivates it, teaches it, and enjoys it."

"The prostitute is most attracted by a careless, idle, dissipated man. A man that has lost self-restraint repels the mother-woman, but is attractive to the prostitute. The diligent boy pleases the mother-woman, the idle and careless boy wins approval from the prostitute-type."

"There are analogies to prostitution, however, amongst male animals; one has only to think of the display and decoration of the peacock, of the shining glow-worm, of singing birds, of the love dances of many male birds."

"The motive that actuates the prostitute requires further investigation."

(Otto Weininger, Sex and Character)

"When you see your own likeness, you rejoice. But when you see your images which came into being before you, & which neither die or become manifest, how much will you have to bear!" (Thomas: 84)


"The relation of a motherly girl to her lover is interesting. Such a girl is inclined to be motherly towards the man she loves, especially towards that man who will afterwards become the father of her child; in fact, in a certain sense the man is her child."

"Motherliness, like sexuality, is not an individual relation. When a woman is motherly the quality will be exercised not only on the child of her own body, but towards all men."

"For the mother type, the interest in her own child may become all-absorbing and make her narrow, blind, and unjust in the event of a quarrel."

"The deepest nature of the mother-type reveals itself in this identity of the mother and loving wife; the mothers form the enduring root-stock of our race from which the individual man arises, and in the face of which he recognises his own impermanence."

"It is the permanence of the race that gives the mother her courage and fearlessness in contrast with the cowardliness and fear of the prostitute."

"The absolute mother stands in a persisting relation to hope; as she lives on through the race, she does not quail before death, whilst the prostitute has a lasting fear of it."

"The protective superiority of the mother extends itself to her lover; she understands all that is simple and naive and childlike in the adult male."

"The mother as the upholder of the race is friendly to all its members; it is only when there is an exclusive choice to be made between her child and others that she becomes hard and relentless; and so she can be both more full of love and more bitter than the prostitute."

"A good mother, with the greatest peace of mind and content, will slaughter fowl after fowl for her family. The mother of children is a cruel step- mother to all other living things."

"The mother takes care of the body, but does not trouble about the mind. The relation between mother and child remains material from the kissing and hugging of childhood to the protective care of maturity. All her devotion is for the success and prosperity of her child in material things."

"The widespread and exclusive honouring of the motherly woman, the type most upheld as the one and only possible one for women, is quite unjustified."

(Otto Weininger, Sex and Character)


That the human race should persist is of no interest whatever to reason; he who would perpetuate humanity would perpetuate the problem and the guilt, the only problem and the only guilt. The only true goal is divinity and the union of humanity with the Godhead; that is the real choice between good and evil, between existence and negation. The moral sanction that has been invented for coitus, in supposing that there is an ideal attitude to the act in which only the propogation of the race is thought of, is no sufficient defence. There is no such imperative in the mind of man; it is merely an ingenious defence of a desire, and there is the fundamental immorality in it, that the being to be created has no power of choice with regard to his parents. As for the sexual union in which the production of children is prevented, there is no possible justification.

Sexual union has no place in the idea of mankind, not because ascetism is a duty, but because in it woman becomes the object, the cause, and man does what he will with her, looks upon her merely as a "thing," not as a living human being with an inner, psychic, existence. And so man despises woman the moment coitus is over, and the woman knows that she is despised, even although a few minutes before she thought herself adored.

The only thing to be respected in man is the idea of mankind; this disparagement of woman (and himself), induced by coitus, is the surest proof that it is opposed to that idea of mankind. Any one who is ignorant of what this Kantian "idea of mankind" means, may perhaps understand it when he thinks of his sisters, his mother, his female relatives; it concerns them all: for our own sakes, then, woman ought to be treated as human, respected and not degraded, all sexuality implying degradation.

But man can only respect woman when she herself ceases to wish to be object and material for man; if there is any question of emancipation it should be the emancipation from the prostitute element. It has never until now been made clear where the bondage of woman lies; it is in the sovereign, all too welcome power wielded on them by the Phallus. There can be no doubt that the men who have really desired the true emancipation of women are the men who are not very sexual, who have no great craving for love, who are not very profound, but who are men of noble and spiritual minds.

(Otto Weininger, Sex and Character)