Sealed Texts of the Sundered Age
Doctrine of Desire
All major contemporary theorizations of desire stem from the experiments of King Jezer XIII, who wrote that,
The music of the spheres, the first dawning of lust and love between children, the memory of the taste of the prey in the predator’s mouth, the fate of the turtle dropped from a cliff and hurtling in a brutally definite line to the hard ground, the draw of the raving fan to the icon, what keeps the moon on its leash around T’Evu, what dissected the archangel as it fell through space. – We are talking about desire, and desire is the force that is created when two unequal bodies sharing a common metaphysical plane access one another through a given axis of relation, becoming attracted. (Jezer XIII, 4686 OC)
The mainstream of metaphysical research has accepted that though desire appears to operate on all levels of existence, its mechanics remain more or less the same across scales. Across the Three Astroplexia – the Vetani biozone, the Orahalciades, and Naal Shob space – the Neorationalists are the only notable school of thought to dissent from Jezer’s formulation. The Neorationalists hold that all real entities can be truthfully expressed in terms of commensurable units; in turn this is the underpinning of the Neorationlists’ assertion that calculation is the clearest and most efficacious method for understanding the universe and its challenges. Jezer’s Doctrine fundamentally thwarts this assertion by giving primacy to a concept of essential inequality, not interchangeability.
For this reason, the Doctrine of Desire has been crucial to interdisciplinary debates around topics as far-flung as the Caelestrus Cycles of fungal lifeforms, interplanetary political science, and the mechanics of tesseract propulsion. It has been argued by some Astronaturalists and Cyber-Gnosticians that Neorationalists actually do accept a purely physical version of desire in the concept of gravity.
- contributed by Shishil Doon Crow