The Mystery Activities

—Why?—at the root of it all, this is the one question that seeds human curiosity and grants mankind much intellectual prosperity. With relentless determination and faith in the evolution of the human spirit, I seek to know, and ultimately, to understand.

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Through the course of life, I’ve observed, scrutinized, and have concluded, thus far, the following to be the most essential and core motivation of existence. I believe these to be the innate directives of all [things] and every action can be traced to these ends. They mark the source of life’s inspiration and the destination from which springs transcendence. They are categorically labeled as "Existential Imperatives":

experience | endure | evolve

Thus, life is an enduring experience through which we evolve.

 

acting, photography, consciousness-development, creative writing, eastern physical disciplines, humanitarianism, meditation, musicianship, mysticism, occult, philosophical exchange, photography, poetry recitation, rock climbing, runology, singing, S.O.U.L., social activism, video games, deja vus, astrology, ancient civilizations, astronomy, myths & folklore, paranormal phenomena, connections and paradigms
Artists
alex grey, boris vallejo, leonardo da vinci, m.c. escher, michael whelan, michaelangelo, salvador dali, vincent van gogh, william blake, wojciech siudmak, yoshitaka amano
Attractive Characteristics
benevolent, compassionate, elastic/dynamic personality, humor-sensitive, mental acuity, open-mindedness, optimistic, physical aesthetics, progressive thinker, quick-witted, scalable consciousness, self-awareness
Cinema
2001 space odyssey, 2009 lost memories, 24th day, 25th hour, 28 days, a man called hero, a scanner darkly, a.i., alexander, all about lily chou chou, amelie, american beauty, american psycho, american splendor, as good as it gets, batman begins, being john malkovich, braveheart, bruce almighty, chasing amy, chronicles of riddick, clerks, close encounters of the third kind, collateral, come undone, conspiracy theory, constantine, contact, crash, crouching tiger, hidden dragon, cruel intentions, cube, dark city, deep impact, defying gravity, dogma, donnie darko, equilibrium, eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, event horizon, existenz, fast food nation, fight club, final fantasy: the spirits within, gattaca, good will hunting, gossip, harry potter series, heights, hellraiser series, hero, i heart huckabees, i, robot, i’m not scared, in the mouth of madness, inside man, internal affairs, internal affairs ii, internal affairs iii, jacob’s ladder, kill bill, lady in the water, little miss sunshine, lord of the rings trilogy, lord of war, mallrats, meet the fockers, memento, minority report, my own private idaho, office space, one flew over a cuckoo’s nest, panic room, pan’s labyrinth, pitch black, primer, red eye, renaissance, requiem for a dream, reservoir dogs, returner, run lola run, se7en, serenity, shortbus, signs, silent hill, sphere, spider-man, star wars series, superman returns, superstar, syriana, terminator 3: rise of the machines, thank you for smoking, the animatrix, the arrival, the black cauldron, the boondock saints, the bourne trilogy, the cable guy, the children of dune, the crow, the da vinci code, the departed, the eye, the fifth element, the game, the godfather series, the golden compass, the house of flying daggers, the insider, the italian job, the last samurai, the legend of zu, the machinist, the matrix trilogy, the mist, the orphanage, the others, the passion of the christ, the peaceful warrior, the prestige, the princess blade, the rules of attraction, the sixth sense, the stand, the storm riders, the talented mr. ripley, the thirteenth floor, the triangle, the truman show, the village, the x-files movie, there will be blood, unbreakable, urbania, v for vendetta, vanilla sky, virgin suicides, waking life, wallace & gromit: curse of the wererabbit, war of the worlds, watership down, whasango, what dreams may come, x-men trilogy
Curious Terms
acquiescence, aesthetics, ambrosia, anachronistic, animosity, apocalyptic, arcanum, ascension, aurora borealis, avaricious, cataclysmic, caveat, chrysalis, crescendo, divinity, divinity, effervescent, effulgent, elucidate, enervate, ennui, esotericism, exodus, halcyon, hyperbole, illuminating, illuminating, insatiable, intransigent, iota, juxtaposition, lucent, luminescent, luminescent, macrocosm, maelstrom, malleable, microcosm, monotonous, pandemonium, parallax, phosphorescent, precipitous, predecessor, predilection, propensity, propitious, protégé, radiant, scintillating, sephiroth, simulacrum, solace, succinct, tangential, transient, translucent, transmutation, vicissitude, volition
Documentaries
an inconvenient truth, baraka, planet earth, scared sacred, super size me, the corporation, the elegant universe, the future of food, the ground truth, what the bleep do we know?, why we fight
Fantasy Characters
aeris gainsborough, alucard, ashitaka, balthier, bartholomew fatima, batman, chaos, d, darkside, frog/cyrus, gaignun kukai, jr., haku, howl, iceman, jean grey/the phoenix, jubei kibagami, kaze, kefka palazzo, kos-mos, larsa ferrinas solidor, lulu, magneto, professor x, raziel, rogue, san, sephiroth, shadow, silver surfer, spider-man, superman, v, vincent valentine, vivi orunitia, wolverine, yoda, yuna
Light Spectrum
azure, cerulean, cobalt blue, indigo, iris, lapis lazuli, midnight blue, periwinkle, royal blue, sapphire, sky blue, translucent, ultramarine
Literature
the blue boy, the denial of death, the prophet, edgar allan poe, the mind of god, the psychology of man’s possible evolution, a new model of the universe, the seventh solitude: metaphysical homelessness, 1984, in search of the miraculous, paradise lost, reincarnation, the art of happiness, the awakened life, the bridge to nothingness, the denial of death, the disappearance of the universe, the doors of perception: heaven and hell, the field, the fourth way, the future of the body, the masque of the red death, the master key, the prize is eternity, watership down
Music
andrea bocelli, aqualung, beethoven, centerpointe, coldplay, dashboard confessionals, delerium, devotchka, dido, dr. jeffrey thompson, elton john, enigma, entheogenic, foo fighters, goo good dolls, gregorian, herb ernst, incubus, josh groban, kitaro, lifehouse, moby, mozart, nirvana, nobuo uematsu, osho, relient k, rob thomas, robbie williams, robert miles, sacha sacket, scott matthew, sheryl crow, staind, switchfoot, system of a down, tchaikovsky, the all-american rejects, ulrich schnauss, william joseph
Mythic Beings
angels, apollo, bahamut, cherubim, chimera, dragons, dryads, elementals, griffins, ifrits, pegasus, phoenix, satyrs, seraphim, shiva, sphinx, tetramorph, unicorns, zeus
Super-Powers!
elemental manipulation, invisibility, invulnerability, magnetism, regeneration, space manipulation, telekinesis, telepathy, time manipulation
TV Series
the family guy, the simpsons, the x-files, six feet under, smallville, lost, will and grace, just shoot me, south park, battlestar galactica, taken, angels in america, connections, fullmetal alchemist, brothers and sisters, the 4400, dexter, thundercats, taken, the lost room
Video Games
castlevania series, chrono cross, chrono trigger, fatal frame series, final fantasy series, ico, indigo prophecy, legend of mana series, persona series, phantasy star series, shadow of the colossus, shin megami tensei series, silent hill series, star ocean series, suikoden series, tecmo’s deception series, the legend of dragoons, trapt, vagrant story, xenogears, xenosaga series
Writers & Thinkers
albert einstein, alfred lord tennyson, annie wood besant, edgar allan poe, edgar cayce, g.i. gurdjieff, henry david thoreau, john donne, john milton, kahlil gibran, mohandas gandhi, p.d. ouspensky, ralph waldo emerson, robert frost, siddartha gautama, stephen king, william blake, william shakespeare
Quotes

"Passion is life. I live through the breath of love and in the depths of truth."
–kyjin–

From childhood’s hour I have not been as others were-I have not seen as others saw-I could not bring my passions from a common spring.
–Edgar Allan Poe–

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
–Henry David Thoreau–

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
–Arthur Schopenhauer–

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
–Goethe–

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
–George Bernard Shaw–

Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious
–George Orwell–

What in me is dark Illumine.
–John Milton–

Of the wide world I stand alone, and think. Till love and fame to nothingness do sink.
–John Keats–

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I– I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
–Robert Frost–

It’s in its nature not to stay: Today is always gone tomorrow. With smiles and kisses, we prefer to seek accord beneath our star, although we’re different (we concur) just as two drops of water are.
–Wislawa Szymborska–