Friday, January 1, 2010

In the Beginning.

God. The beginning is always the hardest part.

It's 5:12 AM as I am typing these words. I started writing at about 1:30 AM as the sounds of the firecrackers were beginning to wane. After two mugs of coffee I finished a lengthy introduction about myself but immediately scrapped it away after realizing how self-absorbed and annoyingly highbrow I sounded.

I guess for now those three words below the blog title would suffice as a description for myself: Pagan, Pinoy (Filipino) and postmodernist. I reckon that the last word needs some explaining:

Many people are confused by the term postmodern. It has become a term that is bandied about in intelligent conversation...[1]

How true. Any paragraph with the word "postmodern" in it looks so intellectual. :)

I've been Googling for definitions of the word "postmodern" but what I've been getting were just as obscure. Eventually I found a nice answer:

Postmodernism puts everything into question and radically interrogates philosophies, strategies and world views. There is no such thing as a definition of the postmodern. It is a mood rather than a strict discipline. [1]

I decided to use the word because that is how some people describe my practice. A postmodernist Pagan may seem like a paradox, but I think that makes it more "postmodernisty", don't you think?

While this blog would be about my not taking everything at face-value, I'd like to write about conventional ideas as well, especially on magic and metaphysics. Some may not agree with what I write, but this is the Internet: there is always somebody out there who's bound to disagree with you. I'm not gonna be trying to proclaim the Truth anyway, just my own smelly personal brain-farts. I just hope I'd be able to pull this blog thing nicely.

It's the first day of the year and it's a blue moon. 2010 to me resembles the ineffable name of God in Jewish mysticism: YHVH [2] . That should mean something.

Basbasan Nawa!

[2] 2010 = Two Zero and One Zero = Even Null and Odd Null = Y H and V H. Masculine and Feminine. Or something like that.


Cheron Delmoro said...

Well done, Ian! Now I have a new place to hang around, hehe.

Nefhrumaar said...

well beginning of something is the most exciting part for me for it is where you search for something that would make the end a thing that you would cherish for whole life.

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