Napag-isipan ko po na gumawa ng bagong blog site for several reasons.
Una, sa mga sumusubaybay sa aking dating blog, Usapang Anting-anting, hindi po lingid sa inyo ang mga pangyayari. Sabi nga ng mga kasama duon, “kapag ang puno ay hitik na sa bunga, binabato iyon”. Kaya nga dumating itong nangingimbulo o si 'envious one' (na sa tingin niya sa pagiiba-iba niya ng pangalan ay hindi siya makikilala). I am not sensitive sa criticism, pero kapag ang mga puna o criticism ay puno ng tinatawag na logical fallacies (e.g. argumentum ad hominem, non sequitur, bandwagon effect, and the like), it becomes propaganda that may mislead the reader. Sabi nga ng minister of propaganda ni Hitler na si Goebbels, “a lie repeated often enough becomes the truth”.
I have always used the metaphor house for my blog(s). Ito ay isang bahay, isang templo. Obviously may nakapasok na baboy na tumampalasan sa aking blog, na-swine flu ito. Although maraming nag-advise sa akin na huwag ko na lang pansinin, sa ganang akin, kahit na ang Panginoong JesuCristo ay nagalit ng makita niyang nilalapastangan ang bahay ng kanyang Ama.
A desecration of the temple is a serious matter, the temple cannot be reused unless it has been re-dedicated or re-consecrated (kinonsagra ulit). Unfortunately at this point in time Usapang Anting-anting cannot be re-dedicated, mayroon din akong applicacion na tumatakbo duon sa dating blog that has to be preserved. Hence, this new blog.
Pangalawa, as it may have also been obvious to those following my earlier blog, the format of the previous one has evolved ab initio or from its first inception. Yung 'Forum' had grown to such an extent that I have made its space at par with my blog entries. When I placed the older blog in stasis, gumawa si Ka Doble13 ng kaniyang blog hosting such a Forum. Ka Doble13 has chosen the more difficult task, that there is no more reason to put another 'Forum' in this blog. Balik sa luma ang format na gagawin ko dito, but the content will be somewhat different from the previous one.
Content wise, although pinoy esoterics pa rin ang focus nitong blog na ito, may mas liberal smattering of magic, mysticism, science, philosophy, theology, pop culture, anything that interests me, akong ilalagay. Initially, ire-rehash ko yung mga articles ko from the old blog, some of which I will revise to make them more current based on studies that I’ve made since then. Comments may be posted but will always be moderated. I will exert total control in whatever gets published here.
After much thought, I decided that my blog(s) will always be public. Naalala ko kasi yung sinabi ni Piers Vaughan nuong tina-translate niya ang librong Spiritual Alchemy ni Robert Amblain... "in the belief, shared by Israel Regardie when he published the famous ‘Black Book’ of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, that it is better to safeguard the rituals and teachings in the hands of the many, than see them lost in the drawer of collectors of initiation who never do anything with them, nor pass them on to the successor, as they swore to do at their initiation. He believes, as do many, that the true import of the secret is not in the words but in their practice."