Sunday, October 22, 2006

Pinter&Jazz

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:: note :: ... thanks to a wonderful warm audience the evening proved to be a deep & rich honouring of the power of collaboration ... Henry, Susan and Harold have graced this world with imaginative landscapes of the human condition bringing tears of laughter, joy, melancholy & meditations on memory ... the jazz of Ray touched the essential musicality of the wordspace creating an expansive breadth and emotional reverie ... special thanks to the invisible behind scene workers ... without their care much of what happened could not have been ... to all present many blessings ...

Friday, October 20, 2006

moonlight

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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Girard

"What do we know about the human desire?"
(René Girard | The mimetic desire)


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:: note :: ... ideas on violence and religion ... Girard, a thinker on literature, myth and prophacy ... our desires are not original they are mimetic ... language is learned from imitation ... in order to develop spirit you need to catch fire from someone ... spirit is ignited by spirit ... desires are borrowed from others ... the lie of romanticism/the truth of the novel ... most imitation is spontaneous ... culture is organized around sacrifice ... violence against one ... all mythology discloses and disguises a process of scapegoating ... the killing of the substitute victim creates peace ... tragedy is recounting a myth ... to be a real sacrifice without death ... purification of passions ... sacrifice replaced with the telling of sacrifice ...

Monday, October 02, 2006

wildwood delights

There, just as reflections appear in a pond,

So all the world's sundry phenomena present the paradox

of being nothing and yet have presence;

They are like phantoms, a mirage, the moons reflection in the water;

This is called "devoid of any reality" understand this as a certainty.

(The Story of Wildwood Delights from A Visionary Journey by Longchenpa trans. by Herbert Guenther)

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:: note :: ... reflections ... mysteries of living ... a dance in light signifying nothing ... name whispering signifying nothing ... a life lived signifying nothing ...