Saturday, July 31, 2021

For St. Peter’s College (University of Oxford)*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 6:41 PM

In memory of a Harvard professor who reportedly died on
St. Peter's Day, 2021 (June 29).

"You may be flying through the air
Wrapped up in how high you can go
And no one will be there to bring you down
Just stop — take a look around"

— Patti LaBelle, "Space Children"
(No. 204 on Cara Delevingne's Wall of Sound)

* See also St. Peter's College in "His Dark Materials." 

The Hashtag, or: “Immanentizing the Eschaton”

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:41 PM

The "eschaton" phrase above is from the works of Robert Anton Wilson.

That Robert A. Wilson should not be confused with
the Robert A. Wilson who is a GL(2,3) enthusiast.

Nor should immanentizing  be confused with coordinatizing  . . . 

"Coordinatizing the Deathly Hallows" —

Related geometric remarks — Hashtag as Well

Strong Form*

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*  A phrase from Disney in a July 30 film:

See as well other examples of form, and of "Page 194," in this journal.

Friday, July 30, 2021

Logocentrism and the Syllable Between

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:23 PM

See too "Page 293" in this  journal.

Central Objects

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 6:13 PM

'The Power Of The Center: A Study of Composition in the Visual Arts,' by Rudolf Arnheim

Cover illustration:

Spies returning from the land of
Canaan with a cluster of grapes.

Downstream vs. Upriver

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 3:41 PM

This journal on May 27, 2021



"There grows a tree in Paradise
And the pilgrims call it the Tree of Life"

The Secret Subterranean River

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 5:23 AM

The "secret, subterranean river" of Shulevitz is
a flow of thought favorable to the cause of feminism,
but not necessarily to other "revolutionary" ideas.

Compare and contrast:

"Where Alph, the sacred river, ran"
— Coleridge, Kubla Khan

"Where Aleph the sacred symbol ran"
— Cullinane, "The Coxeter Aleph"

For group discussion:

How (if at all) is the "finitude" of Heidegger related to
mathematical  finitude and The King of Infinite Space ?

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Castling, or: A Dark Corner* for Cara

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:58 PM

* Reference to a 1946 Mark Stevens film.

But Seriously, Bergen . . .

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:42 PM

See as well, from yesterday's "Red Dot in a Sacred Timeline" —

Catchphrases from the City of Angels

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:06 AM

"Go away — I'm asleep."
— Epitaph of the late Joan Hackett.

Hackett is at top center
in the poster below.

3x3 array, title in center, for film 'The Group'

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

From the Krell Lab

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:45 PM

“… Which makes it a gilt-edged priority that one  of us
gets into that Krell lab and takes that brain boost.”

American adaptation of Shakespeare’s Tempest , 1956

Propriation1 gathers the rift-design2 of the saying
and unfolds it3 in such a way that it becomes
the well-joined structure4 of a manifold showing.”

— p. 415 of Heidegger‘s Basic Writings ,
edited by David Farrell Krell,
HarperCollins paperback, 1993

“Das Ereignis versammelt den Aufriß der Sage
und entfaltet ihn zum Gefüge des vielfältigen Zeigens.” 

— Heidegger, Weg zur Sprache

1. “Mirror-Play of the Fourfold

2. “Christ descending into the abyss

3. Barrancas of Cuernavaca

4. Combinatorics, Philosophy, Geometry

Red Dot in a Sacred Timeline

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:34 AM

See the Log24 post Art Direction of July 23, 2021.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Heaven, Hell, and Hollywood

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:37 PM

The two previous posts suggest a review.

The Thirteenth Perspective

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:38 AM

And then there is the perspective of the above date — May 22, 2017 —
in this  journal:

". . . and just as God defeats the devil . . . ."
       — André Weil to his sister.

Accompanied by Elton John music?

Dancing in the Moonlight

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:00 AM

Instagram screenshot with added note.

Easy E for an Accountant:


Not So Easy:  E-Operators

"A great many other properties of  E-operators
have been found, which I have not space
to examine in detail."

— Sir Arthur EddingtonNew Pathways in Science ,
Cambridge University Press, 1935, page 271.
(This book also presents Eddington's unfortunate
speculations on the fine-structure constant.)

Update of 4:04 AM  ET:
Here is the not-so-tiny-dancer in
the above Instagram screenshot.

Monday, July 26, 2021

Happy Birthday, Carl Jung

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:42 PM

"Like a child in wild anticipation . . ." — Song lyric

Clocking Out

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:13 PM

Q is for Quizlet

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:14 PM

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Math Rights

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 7:00 PM

"The Algebra Project  was born.

The project was a five-step philosophy of teaching
that can be applied to any concept, he wrote, 
including physical experience, pictorial representation,
people talk (explain it in your own words), feature talk
(put it into proper English) and symbolic representation."

The New York Times  today

"He wrote"

See pages 120-122 in . . .

Together Again… At Twilight Time

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:58 AM

In memory of Ed Wood:

"Such a brilliant director, a fucking powerhouse…."
— Recent Instagram comment

"Twilight  was theatrically released on November 21, 2008;
it grossed over US$393 million worldwide. It was released
on DVD March 21, 2009 and became the most purchased
DVD of the year." — Wikipedia

See also November 21, 2008, in posts tagged Olaf Gate.

Related material —

As inquisitions go, I prefer the Holy Office of Philip Pullman.

Before thir eyes in sudden view appear
The secrets of the hoarie deep, a dark
Illimitable Ocean without bound,
Without dimension, where length, breadth, and highth,
And time and place are lost; where eldest Night
And Chaos, Ancestors of Nature, hold
Eternal Anarchie, amidst the noise
Of endless warrs and by confusion stand.
For hot, cold, moist, and dry, four Champions fierce
Strive here for Maistrie, and to Battel bring amidst the noise
Thir embryon Atoms....
                                ... Into this wilde Abyss,
The Womb of nature and perhaps her Grave,
Of neither Sea, nor Shore, nor Air, nor Fire,
But all these in thir pregnant causes mixt
Confus'dly, and which thus must ever fight,
Unless th' Almighty Maker them ordain
His dark materials to create more Worlds,
Into this wilde Abyss the warie fiend
Stood on the brink of Hell and look'd a while,
Pondering his Voyage....

-- John Milton, Paradise Lost , Book II

Department of Corrections

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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Mason’s Box

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:02 PM

For Miss Minutes

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 3:30 PM

"Welcome to the
Time Variance Authority.

Physics News

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:15 PM

Architectural Digest: “You have a text?”

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:14 AM

  “Suck any sense from that who can” — Gerard Manley Hopkins

Related architecture:

From posts tagged Marfa Day

"Den Kopf benutzen ist besser als ihn verlieren."

Friday, July 23, 2021

Art Direction

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 3:47 PM

'The Power Of The Center: A Study of Composition in the Visual Arts,' by Rudolf Arnheim

Cover illustration:

Spies returning from the land of
Canaan with a cluster of grapes.

Colored woodcut from
Biblia Sacra Germanica ,
Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 1483.
Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

'Spies returning from the land of Canaan with a cluster of grapes,' Biblia Sacra Germanica

Villa Francke

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Shadow Box Profile:  Location, Location, Location

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 6:54 PM


MICHENER: Returning in the dark from a routine mission my pilot kept missing the poorly lit New Caledonia air strip. We braced for a crash landing, just made it, and were badly shaken. If I had died, I would have left nothing behind. I was approaching 40, mind you. That near crash prompted me to draft South Pacific stories running through my mind.

QUESTIONER: Your first draft was written on the island of Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, south of Guadalcanal, in a Quonset hut, by pecking at a typewriter with your two index fingers. What was the story line?

MICHENER: Tales of the South Pacific consisted of 18 loosely connected stories about the comedy, boredom, shenanigans of Navy life on a Pacific island between military battles. The stories showed the interplay of Navy men, Navy nurses, and conniving natives; the funny aspects of military planes, jeeps, bulldozers, canned goods imposed on simple people living on beautiful islands.

Comedy and Boredom —

Shenanigans —

Special Island

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The author of remarks on Frisette  in the previous post

Other South Pacific material —

"If you try, you'll find me
Where the sky meets the sea."

— Song lyic inspired by James Michener,
     quoted here yesterday afternoon

"Into eternity" — James Joyce

Tréguer Today —

History of Drama 101: The Farce

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:20 AM

(Suggested by a recent Instagram post.)


Box and Cox  is largely based on Frisette , a one-act vaudeville by the French playwrights Eugène Labiche (1815-88) and Auguste Lefranc (1814-78), first staged at the Théâtre du Palais-Royal, Paris, on Tuesday 28th April 1846. In this play, Madame Ménachet, the housekeeper, rents out, without their knowledge, the same room to Gabriel Gaudrion, a baker’s assistant, who uses it during the day, and to Frisette, a lace-maker, who uses it during the night. . . . . 


A scene from Frisette

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

“Here am I, your special lockscreen” — Adapted show tune

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 5:05 PM

"If you try, you'll find me
Where the sky meets the sea."

— Song lyic inspired by James Michener

I prefer Gary Cooper in Return to Paradise .

Speak, Memory

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:37 PM

Imago, Imago, Imago

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:56 AM


Who can pick up the weight of Britain, 
Who can move the German load 
Or say to the French here is France again? 
Imago. Imago. Imago. 

— Wallace Stevens



Lunchtime  update —

Real quiche for Wallace Stevens ( i.e., an imaginary  man )— 


The Date:  Saturday Night in Beverly Hills

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:50 AM

The above ball date — April 14, 2018 — suggests a review
of Log24 posts from that date that are now tagged
The Jerusalem Transformation .

Switchin’ the Positions (Revised Standard Version)

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:33 AM

The title refers to a recent Ariana Grande video.

Academics may prefer . . .

For a purely mathematical approach to switching the positions  see . . .


For related philosophical remarks, see "Arrowy, Still Strings."

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

“Kinda Remember the Kind of September . . .”

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:00 PM

This afternoon's online New York Times  reports a July 9
death at a memory-care facility —

Requiem for a Wechsler

"Lighting for the Met is particularly challenging because —
unlike on Broadway, for instance — the shows change
on a weekly or even daily basis. One of Mr. Wechsler’s
accomplishments, Mr. Sardo said, was to develop
accurate records of the lighting schemes for each production,
so that one show could be swapped for another more efficiently.

“Before Gil was involved, there were no reference manuals as to
how that should be done,” Mr. Sardo said. 

“Someone kinda remembered how the lighting was supposed to be.”

— Neil Genzlinger

Zen in Cuernavaca

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 2:05 PM

Also from Terebess


From Larry A. Fader, “D. T. Suzuki's Contribution to the West,” 
in A Zen Life: D. T. Suzuki Remembered , ed. by Masao Abe, 
John Weatherhill, Inc., 1986, pp. 95–108 —

In contrast to Jung's approach is the humanistic psychology of Erich Fromm. Fromm was also influenced by Suzuki, but in different ways. Whereas Jung dealt with Zen Buddhism as an aspect of his psychological thought, Suzuki's influence touches closer to the core of Fromm's thought. Fromm organized an influential workshop on Zen Buddhism and psychoanalysis in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and incorporated many concepts which resemble Suzuki's interpretation of Zen into his psychoanalytic writings.

The Cuernavaca workshop of 1957, held at Fromm's Mexico home, brought together eminent psychologists expressly for the purpose of exploring Zen Buddhism and psychoanalysis. As such, it marks an important point of contact between thinkers in the field of psychology and D. T. Suzuki's interpretation of Zen. Suzuki addressed the gathering, and his speeches were later published as “Lectures in Zen Buddhism” together with Fromm's address entitled “Psychoanalysis and Zen Buddhism” and that of Richard DeMartino entitled “The Human Situation and Zen Buddhism,” in a volume which Fromm edited and called Zen Buddhism and Psychoanalysis.

Fromm organized the Mexico meeting and issued the invitations to its participants as a result of his feeling that psychotherapists—and in particular, psychoanalysts—were at that time “not just interested, but deeply concerned” with Zen. This “concern,” Fromm believed, was a new and potentially important development in the attitude of psychologists. His own address to the workshop, reformulated, as he says, because of “the stimulation of the conference,” includes language and ideas that may be traced to Dr. Suzuki's Cuernavaca lectures.

See as well Fromm and  Frère Jacques, Cuernavaca  in this  journal.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Seeking the Source

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 7:19 PM

A post from January 21, 2003, now also tagged Big Sur,
suggested a search for the source of that post's
Shih Te poem. The result of the search —

Related Fredonia material, from posts tagged Church and Temple

Update, from six minutes later, on related entertainment —


Update of 12:38 PM ET on the next day — July 20, 2021 —


Crystal Poem by Shide (Shih Te, etc.)

at https://terebess.hu/zen/chang/shide.html

from "Comparative List of Shide's Poems" —

Traditional Chinese:


Simplified Chinese:



wú qù wú lái běn zhàn rán ,
bù jū nèi wài jí zhōng jiān 。
yī kē shuǐ jīng jué xiá yì ,
guāng míng tòu mǎn chū rén tiān 。

English Translation by Paul Rouzer:

No goings, no comings, originally tranquil;
No dwelling within or without, or at the point between.
A single crystal of purity without flaw or crack;
Its light penetrates and fills up the worlds of men and gods.

English Translation by Red Pine:

Not waxing or waning essentially still
not inside or outside and nowhere between
a single flawless crystal
whose light shines through to gods and men


Counter Culture

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:33 PM

"Of making many books there is no end." — Ecclesiastes 12:12

That's true as well of  counting .

Big Sur

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:18 AM

A Log24 post from 2020 —

An Instagram story from yesterday —

Interior/Exterior . . .

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:18 AM

Or:  Dreaming of  Dinner-Party-Gate

An Ordinary Evening in New Haven, XXII

Professor Eucalyptus said, “The search
For reality is as momentous as
The search for god.” It is the philosopher’s search

For an interior made exterior
And the poet’s search for the same exterior made
Interior: breathless things broodingly abreath

With the Inhalations of original cold
And of original earliness. Yet the sense
Of cold and earliness is a daily sense,

Not the predicate of bright origin.
Creation is not renewed by images
Of lone wanderers. To re-create, to use

The cold and earliness and bright origin
Is to search. Likewise to say of the evening star,
The most ancient light in the most ancient sky,

That it is wholly an inner light, that it shines
From the sleepy bosom of the real, re-creates,
Searches a possible for its possibleness.

— Wallace Stevens

For those who prefer not-so-sleepy bosoms, here are two
interior/exterior design notes suggested by the previous post



Sunday, July 18, 2021

Fashion Note

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:49 PM

"Something Wonderful " — Show Tune

The Infinity Bra!


Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:47 PM

An advertisement in the online New York Times  this evening:

The black rectangle refers to a floor mat —


Sham Poo

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:54 PM

The Glorification of Kitty

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 5:50 PM

"… you say goodbye I say hello" — Song lyric

Saturday, July 17, 2021

For Dio Boia

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:14 PM

From Ulysses , by James Joyce

Strong curtain. He found in the world without as actual what was in his world within as possible. Maeterlinck says: If Socrates leave his house today he will find the sage seated on his doorstep, If Judas go forth tonight it is to Judas his steps will tend . Every life is many days, day after day. We walk through ourselves, meeting robbers, ghosts, giants, old men, young men, wives, widows, brothers-in-love. But always meeting ourselves. The playwright who wrote the folio of this world and wrote it badly (He gave us light first and the sun two days later), the lord of things as they are whom the most Roman of catholics call dio boia , hangman god, is doubtless all in all in all of us….

Friday, July 16, 2021

“To enlarge this contemplation…” — Sir Thomas Browne

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:54 PM

Mystical Mathematicks

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 4:16 PM

The title is from Sir Thomas Browne:

"To enlarge this contemplation unto all the mysteries and secrets,
accomodable unto this number, were inexcusable Pythagorisme,
yet cannot omit the ancient conceit of five surnamed the number
of justice; as justly dividing between the digits, and hanging in
the centre of Nine . . . ."

"Separately." — Ben Franklin 

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Legal Standing

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:01 PM

"To demonstrate standing, a claimant must first show
he has incurred concrete, particularized and actual
or imminent injury; that the injury can be fairly traced
back to what is being challenged in court and that
the remedy sought can redress the issue."

— https://yaledailynews.com/

The above Yale date suggests a review of . . .

Raiders of the Lost Images . . .

which in turn suggests a review of Square Space.

Soundtrack (condensed) —


Vacuous Aspirations

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:17 AM

The above links are to . . .



See also the previous post.

Dramarama Continues . . .

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:08 AM

… From January 14, 2021.

A design note from that date —

See also The Eddington Song

'The Eddington Song'

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Arch News Now

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:55 PM


Risin’ Up to the Challenge of Our Rival

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 5:41 PM

(Short story by Charles Beaumont, "Traumerei" (Feb. 1956).)

Dreaming in Episodes

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 7:45 AM

From Twilight Zone , Season 1, Episode 9, "Perchance to Dream " . . .

HALL: And you don't believe it's possible to dream in episodes?
RATHMANN: I don't say it's impossible.

Other entertainment that is more up to date:

Destiny . . .

"Maybe one night driving over Laurel Canyon
I'd look up in the rearview mirror, and I'd see
somebody or something coming up out of the darkness.
I had to drive the Canyon twice a day. It's a rough road.
One slip and you're over the edge."

— Actor Richard Conte in "Perchance to Dream " (1959)

For more on Laurel Canyon and the number 47 
(the length in minutes of the above Loki finale),
see The Beckinsale Letter.

As for "Shadow Play " . . . See last night's The Intimate Monad.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

The Intimate Monad

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:16 PM

Perchance  to  dream.

Last Tango in Cambridge

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:44 PM

At the still point… from the film "Absolute Power" :

IMAGE- Gene Hackman and Judy Davis dance in 'Absolute Power'
Photo credit – Graham Kuhn

I’ve heard of affairs that are strictly plutonic,
But diamonds are a girl’s best friend!

— Marilyn Monroe, modeling a Freudian slip

Binary, the Sequel . . . Ternary!

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:35 AM

A search in this journal for the above book leads to . . .


and its  link to . . .


That page, "…20020408…," is a webpage, "Binary Coordinate Systems,"
archived on April 8, 2002.

For a sequel of sorts introducing Ternary  Coordinate Systems ,
see yesterday's post Educational Series.

For a related philosophical remark, see Slow Art (June 15, 2015).

The Sequel

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:53 AM

See Ninety-Three* in this journal.

See also a sequel that might have been titled Ninety-Four

* A novel by Victor Hugo about the year 1793 and the French Revolution.

Monday, July 12, 2021

Development Hell: Pattern, Decoration, and Quantization*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:39 PM

From my RSS feed today —

A related image from this journal on the date of Kaufman's death

* The quantization discussed by Woit is a technical term from
theoretical physics.  It is not  related to more naive notions of 
"building blocks," a phrase greatly overused by science writers.
See Log24 posts tagged The Building-Block Metaphor.

Educational Series

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(Continued from St. Luke's Day, 2014)




The Lo Shu as a Finite Space



IMAGE- A Galois cube: model of the 27-point affine 3-space

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Night at the Museum:  After Yang

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:02 AM

See Wang Wei Journey to the Source of the Peach Blossom River .

Related Hollywood remark:

"You've blown communication
…as we've known it… right out of
the water. You know that, don't you?"

— Cliff Robertson in Brainstorm  (1983)

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Plan 9 from Ancient China

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:33 PM

The Lo Shu as a Finite Space

Robert A. Wilson on symmetries of the ninefold square —

"All of these ideas have shown promise at some time or other, and some are still under active investigation. But my conclusion after all this work is that the part of algebra that shows the most promise for genuinely useful applications to fundamental physics is the representation theory, real, complex, integral and modular, of the group GL(2, 3). There is, of course, no guarantee that a viable theory can be built on this foundation. But it appears to be the only part of algebra that both has a reasonable chance of success and has not already been exhaustively explored in the physics literature. It is therefore worth serious consideration."

— "Potential applications of modular representation theory to quantum mechanics," arXiv, May 28, 2021, revised June 7, 2021.

See as well GL(2,3) in this  journal .

Related material: Christmas Eve 2012.


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:33 AM

Memories, Dreams, Reflections
by C. G. Jung

Recorded and edited By Aniela Jaffé,
translated from the German
by Richard and Clara Winston, 
Vintage Books edition of April 1989

From pages 195-196:

“Only gradually did I discover what the mandala really is:
‘Formation, Transformation, Eternal Mind’s eternal recreation.’*
And that is the self, the wholeness of the personality,
which if all goes well is harmonious,
but which cannot tolerate self-deceptions.”

Faust , Part Two, trans. by Philip Wayne (Harmondsworth,
England, Penguin Books Ltd., 1959), p. 79. The original:

                   … Gestaltung, Umgestaltung, 
  Des ewigen Sinnes ewige Unterhaltung….

Jung’s “Formation, Transformation” quote is from
the realm of the Mothers (Faust Part Two, Act 1, Scene 5:
A Dark Gallery).

The speaker is Mephistopheles.

"I have too much backstory" — Bryan Cranston, 2012

Or not enough.

Remote Control

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:29 AM

Friday, July 9, 2021

Loki vs. the Sacred Timeline

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 7:24 PM

For more about the Sacred Timeline, see other posts tagged Social Calendar.

Annals of Lobbying

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:01 PM

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Contemplating the Void

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 4:52 PM

Turning to the News . . .

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:40 AM

Der Einsatz .

Poetics for The Void  (See last night’s Loki, Episode 5)

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:47 AM

"Only poets and schizophrenics communicate in language
that defies rational analysis, and poets do not normally
do so in ordinary conversation . . . . They also do it with
a certain elegance, lacking in this case, and usually with
some kind of rhythm and sonority."

— Robert Anton Wilson, Quantum Psychology
discussing the following situation in a mental hospital:

"A strange man had approached and said, 'I'm not  Slavic.'
Many paranoids begin a conversation with such assertions,
vitally important to them, but sounding a bit strange to
the rest of us." 

See as well the previous two posts and a web page that
discusses whether Romania is a Slavic country.

Related material:  Heidegger on "the night of lunacy."

In Memoriam

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:36 AM

Related material —

Monday, July 5, 2021

For Stonehearst Asylum

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 2:43 PM

Robert A. Wilson on symmetries of the ninefold square

"All of these ideas have shown promise at some time or other, and some are still under active investigation. But my conclusion after all this work is that the part of algebra that shows the most promise for genuinely useful applications to fundamental physics is the representation theory, real, complex, integral and modular, of the group GL(2, 3). There is, of course, no guarantee that a viable theory can be built on this foundation. But it appears to be the only part of algebra that both has a reasonable chance of success and has not already been exhaustively explored in the physics literature. It is therefore worth serious consideration."

— "Potential applications of modular representation theory to quantum mechanics," arXiv, May 28, 2021, revised June 7, 2021.

See as well GL(2,3) in this  journal .

Some may consider more relevant the remarks of a different  Robert A. Wilson —

Do Hillbillies Dream of Dinner Parties?

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 2:55 AM

The title was suggested by a New Yorker  photo caption
about Yale on June 19, 2021 —

"Amy Chua, a celebrity professor at the top-ranked
law school in the country, is at the center of a
campus-wide fracas known as 'Dinner Party-gate.' "

Other recent Yale material —

Remarks related to New Haven and geometry —

The Lo Shu as a Finite Space

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Top Down

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:01 PM

From the author in the previous post:

See as well Annals of Experimental Theology and Relativity Blues.

Raiders of the Lost . . .

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:56 AM

See as well a search in this journal for Feng Shui.

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Here, There, and Chicago

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:07 PM

The above phrase "the intersection of storytelling and visual arts"
suggests a review . . .

Storytelling —

Visual arts —

IMAGE- Herbert John Ryser, 'Combinatorial Mathematics' (1963), page 1

IMAGE- The 3x3 ('ninefold') square as Chinese 'Holy Field'

"This pattern is a square divided into nine equal parts.
It has been called the 'Holy Field' division and
was used throughout Chinese history for many
different purposes, most of which were connected
with things religious, political, or philosophical."

– The Magic Square: Cities in Ancient China,
by Alfred Schinz, Edition Axel Menges, 1996, p. 71

A Midrash for Michener —

IMAGE- Marie-Louise von Franz on the 'field' that represents 'the structural outlines of the collective unconscious'

For a connection of the above "Holy Field"
with pure mathematics, see Coxeter's Aleph.

St. Luke’s Day, 2016

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Neither Here Nor There:

Friday, July 2, 2021

Number, Time, and The New Mutants

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:33 PM

From Number and Time ,
by Marie-Louise von Franz,
Northwestern U. Press paperback,
December 31, 1974 —

Star Wars Chess:

Originally chess seems to have represented
an earthly mirror-image of "the stars' battles
in Heaven,"22 an outline of those battles from
which man's destiny proceeded.

22. See Joseph Needham, Science and Civilization
in China (Cambridge, 1959), III, 540ff., 303ff.;
see also IV, pt. 1, 230, 265, 327 ff.

From the recent film The New Mutants —

Anya Taylor-Joy plays in a pool: 

"Roll credits."

The Motive for Metaphor

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 3:29 PM

The above title is  from Wallace Stevens.

Related meditations — This journal on March 9, 2021, and . . .

See as well recent posts in this  journal
now tagged The Chinese Room Experiment

For the source of the above Wallace Stevens phrase, see (for instance) . . .

The above weblog post on Stevens is dated November 17, 2010.

Posts in this  weblog on that same date and its eve  are now tagged . . .

The Horcrux Narrative.

Related Scholarly Remarks:

Number and Time, by Marie-Louise von Franz

The June Trophy

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:28 PM

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Mirror, Mirror . . .

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See also 4x.


The Long Ninth Wave

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:06 AM

See as well . . .

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