Ouroboros.

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The Ouroboros, an ancient symbol, usually a depiction of a dragon or a serpent (sometimes two) swallowing it’s own tale and thus forming a circle. It usually symbolizes self-reflexivity or the concept of an eternal return. In alchemy, it’s a purifying sigil, something Carl Jung saw as representing the basic mandala of alchemy. Sometimes it’s associated with gnosticism or hermeticism. Perhaps it represents a pre-ego “dawn state,” as Jung suggested or maybe it depicts mankind’s circular nature, our self-defeating, always repeating cycles, or perhaps it’s more similar in nature to the mythological phoenix, reminding us that some things can begin anew even as they’re coming to an end…

A list of cycles.

Jörmungandr, the world snake, and enemy of Thor.

Sigurd Snake-in-the-eye.

Quetzalcoatl.

The armadillo lizard.

Sisyphus.

from here.

Poincaré reccurence theorem.

AURYN from The Neverending Story.

The mandala, “the representation of the unconscious self.”

The Möbius Strip and Klein bottle.

Orientability.

Self-reference and strange loops.

Drawing Hands by M.C. Escher.

The books of Douglas Hofstadter.

Ensō art and the Lucent logo.

-All You Zombies-” by Robert Heinlein.

By His Bootstraps” also by Heinlein.

Rant by Chuck Palahniuk.

The Man Who Folded Himself by David Gerrold.

The ouroboros was also one of the main symbols used in the Chris Carter show, Millennium, which started Lance Henriksen and Terry O’Quinn, who was amazing in it. I’ve been in a mood lately to watch this show again and I’d recommend (parts of) it to you as well. There’s some perfect moments in season 1 (though not the whole of it), and season 2 was absolutely brilliant.

The first and last sentences of both James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake and Samuel R. Delany’s Dhalgren.

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Paradoxes of both the predestination and ontological nature.

Don’t forget that Philip J. Fry is his own grandfather!