New book Science Revealed by Nemu out now!
It is with great pleasure that we can now announce the publication of Science Revealed by Reverend Nemu – Part I of the Nemu’s End Series.
Science Revealed considers the apocalypse in science as discovery. Biographies of scientists including Tesla and Einstein reveal how our most groundbreaking ideas result not from rational thinking and tapping on calculators, but from visions, dreams, feverish delirium and other non-rational revelations. The controversies that blow up when such insights clash with received wisdom are often resolved in a manner most unscientific, and this is just one of the ways in which what is simplistically called ‘rationalism’ often obscures truth in a fundamentally complex world.
The process of apocalypse can be seen at work in scientific discovery, in the psychology of non-normal states, and in transformative catastrophes in evolutionary and social history. Despite the inelegance of street preachers and the disinterest of the sensible majority, the apocalypse is relevant to our lives, and becoming more so every day.
Rational materialism is a bulldozer lurching down a dark cul-de-sac at the end of the world. Revelation is a magick bus bouncing down the path of understanding towards the light. With the wisdom of fools and the tricks of magicians, we can slip free of the loops of linguistics and law, and experience a world far more responsive and enchanted than is immediately obvious.
About the author: Reverend Nemu’s fascination with all things apocalyptic began twenty years ago, whilst baiting Jehovah’s Witnesses on his doorstep. He occasionally gives talks on ayahuasca and Santo Daime, on revelation in the history of science, and other wonderful things, which you can see here. He is the most compelling and optimistic apocalyptic in the jungle, and he is available for weddings and funerals.
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