Friday, July 31, 2009

treasure map

July

reading
  • Spent. Sex, Evolution, and Consumer Behavior-Geoffrey Miller
  • Parzival-Eschenbach
  • The Search for Meaning vol. 2
  • McSweeney's #29
  • Poets on the Peaks-John Suiter
  • Laphams Quarterly "Eros"
  • Vacation-Deb Olin Unferth
  • Cool North Wind-Stephen Stuebner
  • Peace is Every Step-Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Revolutionary Road-Richard Yates
listening
  • Cosmic Game
  • Roman Candle
  • Elliott Smith
  • Either/Or-Elliott Smith
  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road-Elton John
  • KEXP
  • In Rainbows-Radiohead
  • Narrow Stairs-Death Cab For Cutie
watching
  • Hamlet (2000)
  • Hercules Unchained
  • Hamlet (1996)
  • Willow
  • Legend
  • Ladyhawke
  • The Creature From the Black Lagoon
  • Water Horse
  • Ink Heart
  • Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man's Chest
  • The Half Blood Prince
  • Ghost Busters
  • Closer
  • The Muppet Movie
  • Robots
  • Finding Neverland
  • Hook
  • Coraline
experiencing
  • Threads of Perception­-Boise Art Museum
  • The Seagull-Idaho Shakespeare Festival
  • World Center for Birds of Prey
  • Death Cab For Cutie, New Pornographers, Ra Ra Ra Riot
  • Seattle Aquarium
  • Woodland Park Zoo

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I'm a Rat with Wings!

naturally the next [r]evolutionary step beyond dancing is
flying.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Zeus

I'm reminded of these beautiful words from Lawrence Weschler last year:

Essentially, the hyper-slow-motion cinematic capture of a lightning bolt in the process of erupting into being. However, the more appropriate metaphor might be: in the process of searching and probing and dallying and circling back and losing itself and finding itself elsewhere only to peter out anew and then branching off again, probing further, until it finally makes contact with ground, with Ground Zero as it were, at which point it rebounds into brilliant sudden being (all in a fraction of a fraction of a second) ...

... like nothing so much, it occurs to me, as the path this very video took as it coursed through the Internet, finally finding its way to your eyes ...

... where it then was instantaneously converted into another electric charge and went surging and careering through your brain, finally erupting to the astounded consciousness you are experiencing right now.~Lawrence Weschler

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

union of opposites?



No wonder why it has been feeling like the world was ending.
There was this, and then this. My response to this feeling, here.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

sex is only half of it.

"To wit, a story or myth makes sense of a meaningless world. So previously I’ve stated that we have our cycle and our one story. Our cycle is based on the sun, and our one story is about sex."~the purpose of flowers

DEATH.

Ourone Story is The Sun; is Sex/Death (The Alpha & The Omega).

-the moon also tells this story in its monthly cycle. (it writes in water also like the sun)


Apollo and Artemis, 1997 Andrew Conklin





moon

ORIGIN Old English mōna, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch maan and German Mond, also to MONTH , from an Indo-European root shared by Latin mensis and Greek mēn ‘month,’ and also Latin metiri ‘to measure’ (the moon being used to measure time).

Der Mond

the moon--German

Le Monde

the world--French

Mind

ORIGIN Old English gemynd [memory, thought,] of Germanic origin, from an Indo-European root meaning ‘revolve in the mind, think,’ shared by Sanskrit manas and Latin mens ‘mind.’


Going Beyond (the moon, the world, the story, Sex, Death, the mind and time!)

-eschaton? apocalypse?

noun (the eschaton) Theology
the final event in the divine plan; the end of the world.

ORIGIN 1930s: from Greek eskhaton, neuter of eskhatos ‘last.’

noun (often the Apocalypse)
the complete final destruction of the world, esp. as described in the biblical book of Revelation.
an event involving destruction or damage on an awesome or catastrophic scale
( the Apocalypse) (esp. in the Vulgate Bible) the book of Revelation.

ORIGIN Old English , via Old French and ecclesiastical Latin from Greek apokalupsis, from apokaluptein ‘uncover, reveal,’ from apo- ‘un-’ + kaluptein ‘to cover.’

1 And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. 2 And being with child, she cried travailing in birth: and was in pain to be delivered. 3 And there was seen another sign in heaven. And behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns and on his heads seven diadems. 4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to be delivered: that, when she should be delivered, he might devour her son. 5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with an iron rod. And her son was taken up to God and to his throne. 6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she had a place prepared by God, that there they should feed her, a thousand two hundred sixty days.~ Book of Revelation 12:1-18:

Death Eater?


Sunday, July 19, 2009

U

Universe
-from @theghostlight

The centre cannot hold?

you in verse

Friday, July 10, 2009

one turned; (revolution)

universe
noun ( the universe)
all existing matter and space considered as a whole; the cosmos. The universe is believed to be at least 10 billion light years in diameter and contains a vast number of galaxies; it has been expanding since its creation in the big bang about 13 billion years ago.
a particular sphere of activity, interest, or experience

ORIGIN late Middle English : from Old French univers or Latin universum, neuter of universus 'combined into one, whole,' from uni- 'one' + versus 'turned' (past participle of vertere).

verse
noun
writing arranged with a metrical rhythm, typically having a rhyme

ORIGIN Old English fers, from Latin versus 'a turn of the plow, a furrow, a line of writing,' from vertere 'to turn' ; reinforced in Middle English by Old French vers, from Latin versus.

author
noun
a writer of a book, article, or report thing, esp. a plan or idea : the authors of the peace plan.
verb [ trans. ]
be the author of (a book or piece of writing)

ORIGIN Middle English (in the sense [a person who invents or causes something] ): from Old French autor, from Latin auctor, from augere 'increase, originate, promote.'The spelling with th arose in the 15th cent., and perhaps became established under the influence of authentic.

authority
noun ( pl. -ties)
1 the power or right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience
2 a person or organization having power or control in a particular, typically political or administrative, sphere
3 the power to influence others, esp. because of one's commanding manner or one's recognized knowledge about something

ORIGIN Middle English : from Old French autorite, from Latin auctoritas, from auctor 'originator, promoter' (see author ).

Following?
1. > 2. > 3. > 4. > 5. > 6. > 7. > .

Monday, July 6, 2009

twittergument 4

The following is a twitter construction on the function of myth as prescribed by Joseph Campbell. The twittergument occurred @theghostlight primarily on the 30th of June. Enjoy!

You are here.

quantumsync

Abe's Axe is a symbol. Like the firey wand of Hermes, it is the conduit for bringing into action manifestations from the creative imagination. He is not killing vampires so much as freeing living dead men. The great emancipator would like to bring you into the 4th dimension of consciousness. He is going to have to kill you to do this, though. Or, actually, just annihilate your ego to transport you. In this instance, his axe is the craft. A craft is both a transport and a skill. The magician's wand is both. A pen can be mightier than the sword. What's your craft? Use your symbol well. . .

Heal The King!

Heal The King!