Saturday, April 12, 2014

Extraordinary Discourse 168

Along The Way

The right way to wholeness is made up of fateful detours and wrong turnings.
C. G. Jung

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Extraordinary Discourse 167

Nuggets Dark And Bright

I am a vain fellow, and have a great many ideas
on all sorts of subjects, and like to put them into words and harass the human
race with them.
H.L. Mencken

Such as Women's issues in an abundance economy, Nutsy Land, and fun with Death!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Extraordinary Discourse 166

Confronted By The Turn

I taught them all my creating, and striving to create, and carry together into one what in man is fragment, and riddle, and dreadful accident. As creator, guesser of riddles and redeemer of accidents, I taught them to work on the future, and redeem with their creation all that has been.
Nietzsche’s Zarathustra

The new reality being invisible... leading industrial technology's everyday, working reality into the ultra- and infra- visible- the macrophysical and the microatomic,
electronic, metallurgically alloying chemically reacting micriobiologically,
astrophysically exploring ranges of the electromagnetic wave-spectrum of
Universe. And 99.9% of these very real activities are non-directly
apprehensible by the bare human senses and are practically discovered and coped
with only through powerful macro-micro operative instruments.
Buckminster Fuller

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Extraordinary Discourse 165

Juking The Orthodoxies

The newborn infant synchronizes body-movements to speech used around her or him... speech is a body-process to the child... the name is in no way distinguished in the child's mind from the thing or event itself. The name enters into logical feedback as a component part of the event, exactly as its smell, taste, touch, and sight do.... a physical response of musculature... the child's thought process is his physical action... by adulthood, the movements have become microkinetic, discernable only by instrumentation, but nevertheless clearly detectable....

...Talking out one's world is frowned on as the communicative, rather than identifying aspects of language are stressed and expected. Along with a continually growing demand for conformity is a demand for silence, unless communication is intended...  ... so the talking out of one's world gets internalized. The internalized language function allies with the secret self operating beneath the mask of outer conformity...
Joseph Chilton Pearce, Magical Child

The Crack In The Cosmic Egg

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Extraordinary Discourse 164

People Talking
Through Their Hats


by Carl Sandburg

Proudly the fedoras march on the heads of the some-
what careless men.
Proudly the slouches march on the heads of the still
more careless men.
Proudly the panamas perch on the noggins of dapper
debonair men.
Comically somber the derbies gloom on the earnest sol-
emn noodles.
And the sombrero, most proud, most careless, most dap-
per and debonair of all, somberly the sombrero
marches on the heads of important men who know
what they want.
Hats are sky-pieces; hats have a destiny; wish your hat
slowly; your hat is you.

I seek less to state or display any theme or thought, and more to bring you, reader, into the atmosphere of the theme or thought-  there to pursue your own flight.
Walt Whitman

Speech is a cluster of living beings, moved by rhythms like the rhythms that move the
stars and planets...
Octavio Paz

The full interview with Sam Polk is still available at CBC1's The Current

Joanna Harcourt-Smith