A Floundering Narcissist Japes in the Office of Ignorance

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Narcissism is the pursuit of gratification from vanity or egotistic admiration of one's idealised self image and attributes. It is one of the three dark triadic personality traits (the others being psychopathy and Machiavellianism). Four dimensions of narcissism as a personality variable have been delineated: leadership/authority, superiority/arrogance, self-absorption/self-admiration, and exploitativeness/entitlement.

The term Narcissism originated from Greek mythology. A hunter called Narcissus from Thespiae in Boeotia was known for his beauty. Narcissus, Greek mythology's most tragic figure, didn't die of a broken heart, but collapsed into a pool of blood after committing suicide, according to a new discovery. A previously unknown account of Narcissus's demise - which appears to pre-date all other known versions - has been discovered among ancient manuscripts stored at Oxford University.

- From The Ugly End of Narcissus published in the BBC History Magazine, Vol. 5 No. 5 (May 2004), page 9 www.papyrology.ox.ac.uk/POxy/news/narcissus.html

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released May 30, 2020
Cover art by Sheer Zed.
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Sheer Zed Bristol, UK

Sheer Zed, writer, shaman, electronic musician and artist has published articles on his experiences in the occult ritualistic aspects of shamanism and Thai Lanna Buddhism in Indie Shaman, Zazen Sounds, Rituals and Declarations and on the Folklore Thursday website. "Extraordinary" "immersive" & "exciting" - Louder Than War. "A tour de force" - TQ. "A veteran Bristol noise shaman" - The Séance. ... more

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