Thanks very much! I do like your habit of always looking carefully at word origins - we tend to think of 'apocalypse' as meaning 'ultimate destruction of the world', but as you say it originally meant 'uncovering'. As regards the pages in the book being blank - no, that's my own idea, but in Revelation we're never actually told what the book (or scroll) contains, and I rather like the idea of it containing nothing at all.


On 06/10/2019 22:54, Max Herman via NetBehaviour wrote:

I like this play Edward! 

I sometimes think of the apocalypse or uncovering as when the prevailing patterns in a non-infinite complex information system reach saturation stage and become manifest in more final ways, like asymptotes say along certain parameters.  This is a certain type of new information itself which then interacts with the other new information for perhaps a new entirety. 

I never knew the book was blank however.  Is that an invention?  Perhaps I need to research more to learn. 

Thanks for posting the play, perhaps the thing
Wherein we catch the conscience of the king.

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Will definitely read!

Thinking today, perhaps coincidentally, of the gnostic gospel of Thomas: "When you come to know yourselves, you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the children of the Living Father.  But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty, and it is you who are that poverty."

What I didn't know till research this AM was the precursor to that passage, was illuminating too.
It discusses what results from following leaders who say that the Kingdom of God is in the sky or in the sea, obscuring that "the network" which is reality (any reality) is both within and without.

On a side note, I'm wondering about the usage of "Turmp" in both verbal and written form.
Internet search for "Turmp" has odd results.

Of course the gnostic gospels were banned in a sense for not being hierarchical enough, including diverse perspectives, more equality, etc.

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Subject: [NetBehaviour] The Doubter's Mysteries: The Apocalypse
'The Doubter's Mysteries' are an attempt to write a short cycle of
Mystery Plays - ie. plays based on Bible stories, like the Medieval
Mystery Plays of York, Chester and Wakefield - from the point of view of
a sceptical modern audience; an audience which either doesn't believe in
God, or can't work out what he's playing at.

There are fourteen of these plays, and the last one is now online: 'The
Apocalypse'. (or for the full
series so far, visit

- Edward Picot - personal website

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