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Blue Neptune, Aleister Crowley’s rice, past lives, witches and aliens

By | November 13, 2010 | Print This Post | E-mail This Post | 8 Comments

Saturday Signal on Plutonica.netOk, so once upon a time some jerks decided to demote Pluto to a “dwarf planet”, then they tried to amend it to a “plutoid”, because they thought it was smaller than the new thing they discovered – Eris.1

Turns out they were wrong and Pluto is actually larger than Eris, though it has less mass. Take that, International Astronomical Union of Jerks. I’m lookin’ at you Mike Brown – aka plutokiller.2

In light of the controversy has a poll asking if Pluto’s planet status be revisited. The answer is obviously YES. Cast your votes now, people. This is serious business.3

It’s been a while since we’ve done a Saturday Signal, so a lot of linkage has been piling up. For your reading pleasure I present the following signal:

  • Over on Coilhouse, guest blogger S. Elizabeth dug up the recipe for Riz Aleister Crowley. Crowley was famous for his spicy curries, and this is his recipe for the accompanying rice. Eat what thou Wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
  • Jason Miller interviewed Frater Dugpanath of the Esoteric Order of Dagon for Strategic Sorcery. Who knew that Buddhism and the Cthulhu Mythos had so much in common?

And ’cause it’s been so long, some noise:

As always, if you come across anything nifty, please share it in the comments, or if you use delicious tag it “ahrfoundation” and we’ll take a look. Thanks!

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  1. Originally called Sedna, it was renamed to Eris because it fucked up everyone’s understanding of our solar system. Oh, that Eris. [back]
  2. That’s seriously his Twitter handle. [back]
  3. Link to the poll came via Ges. Thanks! [back]

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  1. Sarah says:

    Did you see the PBS special on Pluto’s demotion? The director basically spends one hour collecting scorn for the planet’s downgrade. And, yes, I said planet. I still refuse to believe it is *just* a hunk of ice.

    Link to the PBS special:

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    • Psyche says:

      No, I don’t have cable, I don’t see anything. Thanks for the link, I’m off to check it out!

      PS: Of course it’s a planet. All sensible people know that ;)

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  4. Kalagni says:

    My Science and Pseudoscience professor said that Pluto wasn’t a planet today. I booed and people around me snickered. As for the rice recipe, I think fried rice and curry would be a great thing for the next feast.

    Thanks for the blog bump.

    I’m surprised I missed the post about Buddhism and Cthulhu. I’ve believed in a similarity for a while, hence having a Buddhathulhu statue on my altar, but he takes some of the connection in a direction I didn’t (wouldn’t) consider. He makes some really interesting points, especially about cho, I made the link with the mantra before he got into it. I can’t say I believe the stuff about the dugpa, but the cho and Old Ones link, with Machik as a dugpa makes for an interesting paradigm twist to toy with. I’m going to look into Dugpanath now.

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  6. Kraig Grady says:

    It was just a few years ago when i noticed that Pluto was moving south of the ecliptic which signaled to me that the subconscious planet was going to become maybe even more so.
    The planet thing hit which made sense in retrospect.
    There is no reason they just couldn’t “Grandfather” in Pluto in the first place and add more planets. what is wrong with that? in fact it expands our field of awareness.

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