Little Essays Toward Truth

Little Essays Toward Truth is a 1938 book written by the mystic Aleister Crowley. It consists of sixteen philosophical essays on various topics within the framework of the Qabalah and Crowley's religion of Thelema. On the concept of truth, Crowley writes: What can be meant by the title of this compilation: Little Essays toward Truth? Do we not all assume a illogical conception of Truth as an entity of "the supra-mundane order, whence a whirling flame and flying Light subsist?" Do we not instinctively assimilate these ideas of Truth and Light, though there is no rational nexus? Is it not clear that we do understand each other so far as we can understand each other at all, in a sphere such as Zoroaster calls "Intelligible," which "subsisteth beyond Mind' but which we should "seek to grasp with the Flower of Mind"?. The sixteen topics include: Man, Sorrow, Beatitude, Indifference, Trance, Knowledge, Chastity, Love, Truth. New Falcon Publications, 1991. ISBN 1-56184-000-9 Libri of Aleister Crowley Works of Aleister Crowley Little Essays Toward Truth, full text of the book

Dekalog: Three

Dekalog: Three is the third part of the television series Dekalog by Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski connected to the third and sixth imperatives of the Ten Commandments: "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy" and "Thou shalt not commit adultery". It is Christmas Eve. Janusz, a taxicab driver, plays Święty Mikołaj for his children and comes home as himself to his wife and children, in order to spend the evening with them, they attend mass in the city. There he spots Ewa. Ewa just happened upon the church after visiting her senile aunt in the retirement home. Ewa comes to Janusz's place looking for her ex-lover, asking him to help her find her husband, who she says has disappeared. Janusz leaves his house saying that his taxi has been stolen, although his wife suspects something and suggests he leave it alone. Janusz answers that the taxi leaves. Janusz and Ewa spend the whole night driving around the city, discussing present. Janusz is eager to go home and be with his family on Christmas evening, but Ewa is desperate and manages to keep him with her by setting up clues along the way to track her husband down.

They inquire at the train station. Janusz sees through her game but does not say anything; when the clock strikes seven the next morning, Ewa reveals. She is no longer with her husband, she is now forced to face the holidays all alone while watching other families share the love and peace that she does not have. Ewa reveals that she had set up a scheme in her mind - if she succeeded in her "game" keeping Janusz away from his family till 7am, all would be well again. If not, she would commit suicide, they part with Janusz returning to his family and Ewa to her loneliness. When Janusz gets home, his suspecting wife asks him, he promises never to see her again. The film explores characters facing one or several moral or ethical dilemmas as they live in a large housing project in 1980's Poland; the themes can be interpreted in many different ways.