The Black List

 

The BLACK LIST,
Being a Compilation Of the Books Which the Writer Thinks Should be Edited, Written or Compiled.

1) EX NIHIL NIHIL FIT ¹
2) THE OTHER END OF TIME
3) LIGHTNING IN A CLEAR SKY
4) NEW PARADIGMS, or Modifications Changes and Provisions
5) TO SEE THE SUN IN SQUARES, or The Dead Hour
6) LUX MENTIS, LUX ORBIS ²
7) TO SHOW WHITE FOR BLACK
8) SO GOES THE WORLD
9) EVENTS THAT NEVER HAPPENED
10) SCREAMING TO THE FOUR WINDS
11)  Το όμορφο είναι πάντα αγαπούσε ³

 

¹ From nothing, nothing is made.

² Light of the Mind, Light of the World

³ The Beautiful is Always Loved

 

7.27 (IV) (20:6) #321

THE BLACK LISTS

 

I was first alerted to the (onetime) existence of Melanchthon in a rather obscure passage in the work of Nathaniel Hawthorne in which he makes a veiled reference to a certain fellow called Blackened Earth’ whom he describes only as a ‘mysterious traveller’.

I took note of this rather odd name but it quickly passed from my memory. This strange creature was again thrust upon my awareness when Franz Kafka named his name in his JOURNALS (he called him. a ‘heresiarch’). He, also, attributed the following statements to the man: (1) IT IS A TERRIBLE THING TO FIGHT SHADOWS and, (2) THE ORDERING OF EVENTS BELONGS ONLY TO GOD.

It was then that I decided to pursue the matter. My correspondence with Jorge Luis Borges concerning the enigma led to my discovery that prophets are the children of a civilisation in dissolution but little else about Melanchthon excepting the fact that he, once or twice, came upon references to the man but would commit himself to nothing other than that he was referred to in various Saxon myths as ‘The Proclaimer’ and ‘The Mouth of God,’ and that he, also, possessed the attendant ability to ‘…rave in a long, loud & unseemly manner.’

I have not yet ascertained where or even when the man lived (if he did at all), but I have discovered through a long series of chance events a series of prospecti which The Proclaimer drew up concerning his future intentions.

I do not know what to make of these BLACK LISTS (as he seems to have called them), and present them here, for scholars & other folks of learning to make of them what they might.

PJJP

Concord, Massachusetts May 5. 1977

Nota Bene:  The Original Black List of Melanchthon and the eighteen various addenda follow in these pages.

Conditioned Reflex

 

 

They finally construct that perfect figure whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere. Upon completion they decide that it is not bringing in a large enough profit and so convert it into a factory specializing in the fabrication of darkness.

None of the townspeople raise their voice for, naturally, they make up the bulk of the payroll.

 

Written during the mid-1970s

The Ylianic Wars

The Ylianic Wars

Name Dates Leader Results Comments
Cycle One 2021-2073 Chopdji Eradication of the Eaters of Filth and Doers of Evil Many strange feet came through the gates of the world’
Via Negation 2101-2133 The First Being All weeping ceases Fear not.’
Cycle II 2172-2184 Iblis (a local Potentate) Discovery of a being whose existence is contradictary No one can escape fate.’
The Dialectic 2231-2247 The Divine Arranger Compilation of ‘Errores Philosophorum’ Everything imagined is possible.’
Cycle III 2253-2298 The Theodicy The discovery of the Fours Kinds of Intellect Once or twice history digresses; the task of logic is the weighing of truth!
1.27 (29:6) #517

 

 

 

 

 

Subjective Reality

 

When Urukh proclaimed that, ‘Myths are but the outer realities of inner events,’ the descendants of Cush sentenced him to be crushed between two stones.

To save himself this inconvenience he first modified certain provisions of his statement effecting what he considered negligible changes.

When this failed to appease his accusers he introduced one new paradigm and then another and another still until, in effect, it was as if he had pronounced, “The words were never spoken.”

4.1 (II ) ( 18:2 )