Delving into matters not meant for mortal man…

So much knowledge to be gained… so many secrets to divine… how much can a mortal mind comprehend? This is the central theme, or I should say the central question behind the first illustration of my series, “THE WIZARDS.” This piece revolves around the first wizard archetype I’ve chosen to depict, “THE SAGE.” The sage is a sorcerer who is literally addicted to information- he is obsessed with uncovering the truth behind every mystery, from the origins of humanity to the secret location of Atlantis.  He is so devoted to his search that it has turned manic, and he can only see the world around him as the pale imitation of the greater reality that exists within his own mind. Too much of anything is unhealthy, and knowledge is no exception. As stated by H.P. Lovecraft in his famous story The Call of Cthulu, “The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.” Stay tuned, because more insanity is coming soon!

 

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  1. Mom
    Mom says:

    Liking it! makes me think of a PBS special I saw last night about String Theory, which is supposed to unify all the laws of physics but is in question as to whether it is science or philosophy. (this being my extremely simplified version, of course). you might want to check it out….

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  2. Colin
    Colin says:

    There are a lot of elements of science that cross paths with philosophy that most people wouldn’t expect… A good example is recent evidence that suggests the Big Bang is in actuality part of a cycle in which the universe contracts and expands… and then contracts again, in an infinite loop. Imagine throwing a rock straight up into the air; eventually that rock comes down again because of gravity. This new evidence suggests the same for the universe. This would indicate that the universe does not have a start date, but instead has been in existence for eternity… which counteracts the common argument for the existence of a God, in that someone had to set the universe in motion in order for the big bang to start, similar to a watchmaker starting a watch. Crazy, huh?

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