A few months ago, I gently shifted the trajectory of this blog. I have been pleased with the direction that turn has taken, most especially by the way it has led to a rejuvenation of my appreciation of the living, vital cord of Kabbalism proper. That, in turn, refreshed my appreciation for gnosticism proper and for the gnostic currents that have been preserved and channeled in texts like Revelation.
A good ways back, I talked about the Brethren of Purity and how they helped me to move out of the ‘narrow corridor’ of the Western tradition. This has felt like a continuation of that. It has also deepened my sense that the Western tradition’s proper anchorage lies outside of Europe, even though the branches of that have extended into Europe for quite some time. In other words, it has affirmed my sense that ‘Western’ is too small a bailiwick.
That said, it feels like it is just about time to take another gentle turn and shift my trajectory again. I’m still thinking through what that should be, but I may be a little quieter here while I think that over. I’m hankering to do something a little less wordy (or, at least, less heavily conceptual), but I’ll have to think how practical that is; incorporating visual or aural elements might be nice. I partially blame Andrew for that, though the lack of non-discursive elements here has been on my radar for a while.