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About Me

Call me Symmachus. Just getting back into development, after a very long hiatus. Thankfully, I'm a fast learner, so hopefully I'll be contributing in no time.

Admittedly, I'm pretty old school. I still have (and use) one of these:
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Mainly for kicks, though.

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  • Tis true without lying, certain & most true.
  • That which is below is like that which is above, and [the macrocosm is like the microcosm], to do the miracles of one only thing
  • And as all things have been & arose from one by the mediation of one: so all things have their birth from this one thing by adaptation.
  • The Sun is its father, the moon its mother, the wind hath carried it in its belly, the earth is its nurse.
  • The father of all perfection in the whole world is here.
  • Its force or power is entire if it be converted into earth.
  • Separate thou the earth from the fire, the subtle from the gross sweetly with great industry.
  • It ascends from the earth to the heaven & again it descends to the earth & receives the force of things superior & inferior.
  • By this means you shall have the glory of the whole world
  • & thereby all obscurity shall fly from you.
  • Its force is above all force. For it vanquishes every subtle thing & penetrates every solid thing.
  • So was the world created.
  • From this are & do come admirable adaptations whereof the means (or process) is here in this. Hence I am called Hermes Trismegist, having the three parts of the philosophy of the whole world
  • That which I have said of the operation of the Sun is accomplished & ended.