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Abramelin, the Journal of Poetry and Magick

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

Greetings! The latest edition of Abramelin, the Journal of Poetry and Magick has been posted to www.abramelin.net.

With a cover by famed UK occult artist Sherri Page, we are featuring a variety of works in this issue, including an amazing chapbook by Abigail Wolford. We hope you enjoy!

Love is the law, love under will,

Vanessa and Erin

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Abramelin, the Journal of Poetry and Magick

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law

Greetings! The latest edition of Abramelin, the Journal of Poetry and Magick has been posted to http://www.abramelin.net. With a cover by famed UK occult artist Sherri Page, we are featuring a variety of works in this issue, including an amazing chapbook by Abigail Wolford. We hope you enjoy!

Love is the law, love under will

Vanessa and Erin

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E = mc2: 103 Years Later, Einstein’s Proven Right

It’s taken more than a century, but Einstein’s celebrated formula E = mc2 has finally been corroborated, thanks to a heroic computational effort by French, German and Hungarian physicists.

A brainpower consortium led by Laurent Lellouch of France’s Centre for Theoretical Physics, using some of the world’s mightiest supercomputers, have set down the calculations for estimating the mass of protons and neutrons, the particles at the nucleus of atoms.

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Man ‘Carefully Planned’ His Chainsaw Death After Losing Eviction Battle With Developers

Daily Mail: The last resident in a block of flats due to be demolished cut his own head off with a chainsaw to highlight the ‘injustice’ of being asked to move out, an inquest heard today.

Detective Sergeant Mark Huxford told the hearing: ‘The head was still attached by the right shoulder and his head was lying to the left.

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Why The Universe May Be Teeming With Aliens

David Shiga, New Scientist: WANTED: Rocky planet outside of our solar system. Must not be too hot or too cold, but just the right temperature to support life.

It sounds like a simple enough wish list, but finding a planet that fulfils all of these criteria has kept astronomers busy for decades. Until recently, it meant finding a planet in the “Goldilocks zone” — orbiting its star at just the right distance to keep surface water liquid rather than being boiled off or frozen solid.

Now, though, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the question of what makes a planet habitable is not as simple as finding it in just the right spot. Many other factors, including a planet’s mass, atmosphere, composition and the way it orbits its nearest star, can all influence whether it can sustain liquid water, an essential ingredient for life as we know it. As astronomers explore newly discovered planets and create computer simulations of virtual worlds, they are discovering that water, and life, might exist on all manner of weird worlds where conditions are very different from those on Earth.… Read the rest

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Why Stop Here On Our Evolution From The Ape?

There was a time when the use of animal organs in medicine gave many of us an attack of the moral heebie-jeebies. It was considered bestial, degrading and, well, rather yucky. No longer. Even the conservative Senator Jesse Helms, suffering from a coronary condition in the 1990s, gratefully consented to having a pig’s heart valve, and I suspect most of us, offered a choice of a synthetic or animal part for transplantation, would plump for whatever works best, without giving the ethics a second thought.

It is curious, then, that controversy continues to swirl around other types of animal-human fusion. Last week the Human Embryology and Fertilisation Act, which permits the creation of animal-human embryos, received Royal Assent. The legislation forbids scientists from developing these embryos beyond 14 days (when they are about the size of a full stop) but that has not stopped opponents banging on about “the crossing of an ethical Rubicon”.… Read the rest

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Why stop here on our evolution from the ape

There was a time when the use of animal organs in medicine gave many of us an attack of the moral heebie-jeebies. It was considered bestial, degrading and, well, rather yucky. No longer. Even the conservative Senator Jesse Helms, suffering from a coronary condition in the 1990s, gratefully consented to having a pig’s heart valve, and I suspect most of us, offered a choice of a synthetic or animal part for transplantation, would plump for whatever works best, without giving the ethics a second thought.

It is curious, then, that controversy continues to swirl around other types of animal-human fusion. Last week the Human Embryology and Fertilisation Act, which permits the creation of animal-human embryos, received Royal Assent. The legislation forbids scientists from developing these embryos beyond 14 days (when they are about the size of a full stop) but that has not stopped opponents banging on about “the crossing of an ethical Rubicon”.… Read the rest

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