Comments on a cultural reality between past and future.

This blog describes Metatime in the Posthuman experience, drawn from Sir Isaac Newton's secret work on the future end of times, a tract in which he described Histories of Things to Come. His hidden papers on the occult were auctioned to two private buyers in 1936 at Sotheby's, but were not available for public research until the 1990s.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Blog's First Birthday: Notes on Newton

Godfrey Kneller's portrait of Sir Isaac Newton, aged 46 (1689). Image Source: Wiki.

This blog is one year old today.  It started with this post about Sir Isaac Newton - astronomer, mathematician, physicist and natural philosopher - who hid his analyses of the Bible and esoteric speculations on the end of the world for fear that he would lose face as a scientist. Despite his secrecy, he likely took these arcane musings as seriously as his scientific work.  His theories on religious symbols and occult theories, which he called Histories of Things to Come, were hidden away in a time capsule of sorts.  They did not become publicly available until our own time, that is, ironically, until the era which Newton believed would be affected by his predictions. 

What characterizes an era?  This was a great mind which straddled a time of belief, faith, magic and mysticism on the one hand - and a time of rationalism, empiricism and scientific method on the other.  Newton addressed both traditions with equal attention.  That divided condition resembles our own period, when the Information and Tech Revolutions represent the ultimate triumph of the Age of Rationalism.  It is such a momentous triumph that it threatens to tip us again into a period of mystical awareness.  The uncomfortable tension and overlap between sense and sensibility are everywhere.  The turn of the Millennium is a hybrid between Enlightenment and Romanticism.

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read posts here on these subjects, whether they deal with one side of this polarity or the other.

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  1. Congratulations and greetings on your anniversary!

    Your posts have been thought provoking and tantalizing. They have taken me deep into arcana that might otherwise have escaped my notice and, as well, scared and mystified me.

    For those of us who have Einstein's book 'Relativity' shelved right next to 'The Complete Illustrated Works of Lewis Carroll' I, for one, thank you for your efforts, and look forward to enlightening reports to come!

  2. Thanks very much for your kind words, Thom. I appreciate the encouragement and am glad you enjoy the posts. I think your blog is great, as you know, and always find something there that enlightens.

  3. Happy Anniversary! Wow, Free Comic Book Day, Mother's Day and now this. This is looking to be a great weekend.

  4. Thanks very much pblfsda - I always enjoy your comments and your blog!

  5. Congratz!

    Yes indeed, the paradigm is shifting....

  6. Thanks very much Jay. I appreciate all your comments. They always add another dimension to the posts.

  7. Nice work ToB. Your posts always get the grey matter ticking.

  8. this seems to be leading up to the Mayan Calendar prediction and the native American prediction of the 7th generation, along with Hopi and Chinese prediction do you plan to include this in your blog? I would be very interested to read some modern astrological theories of Dec 22nd 2011 date.

  9. Dear Coven Mystic,

    Yes, I'll be covering all those things. Stay tuned...