GNOSTIC Aletheia

"I am turning toward a kind of aesthetic mysticism… When there is no encouragement to be derived from one’s fellows, when the exterior world is disgusting, enervating, corruptive, and brutalizing, honest and sensitive people are forced to seek somewhere within themselves a more suitable place to live. If society continues on its present path I believe we shall see the return of mystics as have existed in all the dark ages of the world. The soul, unable to overflow, will be concentrated in itself. The time is not far off when we shall see the return of world-sickness – beliefs in the Last Day, expectation of the Messiah, etc. But all this enthusiasm will be ignorant of its own nature, and, the age being what it is, can have no theological foundation: what will be its basis? Some will seek it in the flesh, others in the ancient religions, others in art; humanity, like the Jewish tribes in the desert, will adore all kinds of idols. We were born a little too early: in twenty-five years the points of intersection of these quests will provide superb subjects for masters. Then prose (Prose especially, the youngest form) will be able to play a magnificent humanitarian symphony." Gustave Flaubert

Month: September, 2021

Coming 2022-2023

At the end of 2019 some friends and I set out to launch a new literary journal. Photographs, artworks, and a long interview with myself were set up as a call for material was detailed. Yet the journal never came to be. However, the interview shall be published here in a relatively near future, regarding a variety of controversial, orthodox, banal, political, religious, aesthetic, and scholarly matters.

At the same time, the draft of a new type of book is nearing the end of its initial stages. This book is called Syllogistic – for now – and is a novel written completely in syllogisms concerning an author struggling to write the definitive history of syllogistic.

Below is artwork completed in twelve seconds, that will surely not be the actual cover of the book. However, a bird informed me that a handful of meager sentences might appear cryptic, and thus I have attached the not-cover for a book that does itself exist, or shall, here in the lifeworld.

More soon,

JN

Apropos of the Annihilation of the Idols of the Age: Simulations & Apocalypses

Coming 2022 – 2023

Major thank you to Weykman R. Gomes. See his work at http://www.weykman.com & @weykmann

There has been a steady uptick in libraries and bookstores acquiring my books; for this I am very grateful, and shall continue working with a mind on fire, less Emersonian than Heraclitean, albeit for the next several years exclusively on poetry and scholarly works, which I hope shall please ongoing supporters, readers, and those to come.