Saturday, October 31, 2015

Notes towards a renaissance of this blog.

(Johfra Bosschart, Hermes)


1) This blog has been silent for 33 months. Curiously, it has been read numerous times during that silence and it has been revealing to see which posts and interests have survived the silence. 

2) Since the start of this blog, blogging has been replaced to a larger extent in the social mind with Instagram, Facebook and Twitter ( and other information platforms). In all honesty these have no place in my mind's interests. In the original days, blogs were often about daily images and events-- the trivia of Instagram has usurped that purpose. Blogs initially reached out to others-- Facebook has proved itself better at providing a multitude of irrelevant connections. Instant thoughts, often of little value, belong to the world of Twitter. I stopped blogging because it seemed part of a virtual explosion that was taking place: a search for superficiality and illusion. With hindsight, I believe there still is a place for blogging in life, where it is an adjunct to a real life in a real world. 

3) A significant number of posts have been deleted from Eshuneutics. The posts that remain do so because they touch the core concerns of the blog at its beginning: poetry, art, writing; race, gender, identity; debate, reflection, conversation;  discovering/uncovering/recovering...


4) From the start of this blog, the irony has never been forgotten that, in alchemy and the alchemy of words, Hermes arose as a rival psychic centre to Christ (as argued by Jung in his work on key alchemical transformations) yet Hermeneutics (from Hermes) is bound up with unravelling Biblical scripts. This contamination prompted the term Eshuneutics: an hermetical view expressing creative, double-edged and antagonistic expression...

Further thought required...

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