Journal of (Very) Speculative Philosophy
(The Officially Certified Publication of
The Inter-Galactic Institute of Confabulology)
Editor and Primary Author:
Adam Blatner, Confabulologist Extraordinaire
course, "journal" relates to the French word, "jour" for day, and could
be imagined as being updated each day, but come on. It's all we can do
to accumulate enough free time and ideas to get it out when we do.
So cut us some slack.
out there is a journal of speculative philosophy, necessitating our
(royal we-ness) modifiying the title of our journal with a (Very),
because, hey, I don't know how rationally coordinated the other folks
are---they seem rather straight, philosophy-wise. But we integrate
elements of more cutting-edge, thinking out of the box and out of the
two-dimensions of paper, even though our expression mode stays in
two-dimensional space. We beg of you, dear reader, to recognize that
the first speculation assumption or axiom is that there are really more
dimensions being represented here, more alluded to, than what you are
used to in the course of ordinary published material.
I mean, we really speculate. Long shots. Loooonnnnng shots.
We well understand the possibility---nay, probability---that we're full
of hooey, but this is the risk one takes in reaching with one's
intuition, imagination, and other organs of speculation. Mere reason is
to what we do what table tennis is to real tennis. Hoo-ha! That's
Realizing that many things cannot be effectively expressed in language,
and expressing it in action by video is one way to extend our
communications, we have chosen a middle path: We will be using
channeled illustrations. Some may recognize that behind the inspired
nature of these drawings is mere doodling, but to them we say: A
pickpocket at a convention of saints will only see their pockets.
This stuff may be more profound than even the artist recognizes. That's
what inspiration does, you know. Later generations may be able to say,
"Whoa! Adam didn't even know how profound, how esoteric, how
suggestively symbolic these illustrations truly are. We had to have
three hundred years of major technical breakthroughs, one paradigm
after another shifting, blossoming, falling away, before we were able
to see how unconsciously prescient Adam was! He was evidently
channeling inspirations far beyond his own systems of cognition. Yep,
they may say that. Maybe. But then, that's what speculation is about,
We hope to tickle your fancy.
Some day we may realize that the fancy is a profoundly deep and
important dimension of psychic potentiality, the source of imaginative
creativity in many ways. To tickle this organ of the subtle body is to
evoke its shakti or spiritual energy. Being right is not so much the
goal as the deep sensation of tickle, the "whoa, can you even say
that?" The illustrations supplement this tickle dynamic.
A Preliminary Message