Been watching Hannibal. Brilliant show, I think, well written, well acted. And I'm glad it doesn't slavishly follow either the books, or the previous films. Now, when I cook, I imagine myself as Doctor Lecter -- ironic, as I'm a vegetarian. Take that, carrot!! My guest: "What am I putting in my mouth?" Me, ominously: "Pumpkin bread."


My other major development is my discovery of Welt- und Lebensanschauungen hervorgegangen aus Religion, Philosophie und Naturerkenntnis, 1910, by Professor Max Bernhard Weinstein -- a German physicist and philosopher who, among other things, taught electrodynamics at the University of Berlin, provided the authoritative German translation of Maxwell's Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism, and was an early critic of Einstein's Theory of Relativity (a black mark in an otherwise distinguished, if somewhat eccentric career).

But this one especial book of Weinstein's is dear to my interests. It represents a classification and evaluation of the theological theories existing from the dawn of man up to Professor Weinstein's time. And, it contains amongst its pages of discussion of religion and philosophy the broadest and most comprehensive discussion of the esoteric theological theory of Pandeism ever set to print prior to the Twenty-First Century. Oh, a few works before and after gave perhaps two or three pages to discussion of the origins and implications of this theory. But this work devotes over 25 pages of its ~500 page total to discussion of Pandeism -- and addresses it quite positively, even though the science had in that day not yet been developed to support the the probabilities of a pandeistic Universe. It was ahead of its time, achieving only a fleeting vogue in its day, it has never before been available to the world in general, or to English-speaking readers at all-- until now!!

For, you see, this book is in the public domain by any applicable regime, having been published in Germany 103 years ago and its author having died 95 years ago. I was able to borrow a copy of the book long enough to scan the whole of it as a PDF, and this PDF is now and hopefully forevermore being hosted at the Internet Archive -- which repository created text and djvu and other versions as well.

The text version generated from my PDF scan is pretty awful, some sections acceptable but many illegible. But I have presented this problem to various Internet-based projects which clean up such things for the common weal, and I am hopeful that through these efforts, this work firstly be transformed into a correct and readable text version, and secondly that it be translated into English, and perhaps in time to every language, such a masterful forgotten work it is.


Node auditing continues to continue.

banjax, having successfully taken up The Standard Offer, is done.
Ouroboros, in memoriam, is done.
Things otherwise proceed as such:

passport is on page 23 of 27
Pseudo_Intellectual is on page 9 of 31
Segnbora-t is on page 8 of 34
And pukesick is on page 8 of 29.

In the queueueu:
avalyn is on page 2 of 5, and

Blessings, all!!