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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Wind Over Water

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:45 PM
 

Google News this evening —

See also Feng Shui  in this journal.

Dorm Room in Purgatory

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:45 PM

Dorm Room Feng Shui: 'YOU ARE HERE'

Happy birthday to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Twaddle

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

“There exists a considerable literature
devoted to the Lo shu , much of it infected
with the kind of crypto-mystic twaddle
met with in Feng Shui.”

— Lee C. F. Sallows, Geometric Magic Squares ,
Dover Publications, 2013, page 121

Cf. Raiders of the Lost Theorem, Oct. 13, 2014.

See also tonight’s previous post and
Feng Shui” in this journal.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wednesday September 2, 2009

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:09 AM
Back to School

Canto I:

NY Times-- 'Soul' of a Party Is Memorialized

Canto II:

Friday, August 28, 2009,
in this journal

Annals of Religion:

Rites of Passage

“Things fall apart;
   the centre cannot hold….

Part I:

“Inside the church,  
    the grief was real….”

Canto III:

Sunday, August 30, 2009,
in The New York Times

“Things fall apart; the center cannot hold. Facebook, the online social grid, could not command loyalty forever.”

— Virginia Heffernan, “Facebook Exodus,” NY Times Magazine, Sunday, August 30, 2009

Canto IV:

A Season in Purgatory, by Dominick Dunne

Click for details.
 
Canto V:
 
Dorm Room Feng Shui: 'YOU ARE HERE'

Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday August 28, 2009

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:09 AM
Rites of Passage

“Things fall apart;
   the centre cannot hold….

Part I:

“Inside the church, the grief was real. Sen. Edward Kennedy’s voice caught as he read his lovely eulogy, and when he was done, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg stood up and hugged him. She bravely read from Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest‘ (‘Our revels now are ended. We are such stuff as dreams are made on‘). Many of the 315 mourners, family and friends of the Kennedys and Bessettes, swallowed hard through a gospel choir’s rendition of ‘Amazing Grace,’ and afterward, they sang lustily as Uncle Teddy led the old Irish songs at the wake.”

Newsweek magazine, issue dated August 2, 1999

Part II:

The Ba gua (Chinese….) are eight diagrams used in Taoist cosmology to represent a range of interrelated concepts. Each consists of three lines, each either ‘broken’ or ‘unbroken,’ representing a yin line or a yang line, respectively. Due to their tripartite structure, they are often referred to as ‘trigrams’ in English. —Wikipedia

Part III:

3x3 array of symbols, cover of 'Dorm Room Feng Shui'

Above: detail from the cover of…

Bagua in Brief, from 'Dorm Room Feng Shui'
Figures explaining 'Dorm Room Feng Shui'

Friday, June 30, 2006

Friday June 30, 2006

Filed under: General — m759 @ 6:23 PM
Summers Revels Ended

IMAGE- 'Wind over Water,' i.e. 'Feng Shui'

“Wind over Water” in the I Ching,
the Classic of Transformations,
signifies huan, “dissolving.”

Dissolving:

Our revels now are ended.
These our actors,
as I foretold you,
were all spirits… 

Saturday, April 9, 2005

Saturday April 9, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:59 AM

Prophetic Humanism

"The solution is dissolution."–  Murray L. Bob,
A Contrarian's Dictionary
Strikes Again!

Related material:

Dissolution

IMAGE- Hexagram 59, 'Wind over Water,' i.e. 'Feng Shui'

For a larger view, see
the five Log24 entries ending at
midnight Sept. 5-6, 2003:

"We are such stuff as dreams are made on,
and our little life is rounded with a sleep."
(Prospero in The Tempest, IV.i)

Saturday, September 6, 2003

Saturday September 6, 2003

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:00 AM

The Tempest

IMAGE- 'Wind over Water,' i.e. 'Feng Shui'

A tropical storm over Florida (lower left)
and a hurricane at Bermuda (upper right)
at 3:15 p.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 5, 2003:

Wind over Water

as described by William Shakespeare in 1611.

“Wind over Water” in the I Ching,
the Classic of Transformations,
signifies huan, “dissolving.”

Dissolving:

Our revels now are ended. These our actors, as I foretold you, were all spirits and are melted into air, into thin air: and, like the baseless fabric of this vision, the cloud-capp’d towers, the gorgeous palaces, the solemn temples, the great globe itself, yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve and, like this insubstantial pageant faded, leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep. (Prospero, IV.i)

Friday, September 5, 2003

Friday September 5, 2003

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:59 PM

For Grace Paley:
An Enormous Change
at the Last Minute
(of September 5)

Hexagram 59 of the I Ching comprises the trigrams for wind and water (as in the environmental art of Feng Shui).

The name of the hexagram, Huan, means dispersion or dissolution.

The character Huan may be written as shown at right above.  The picture of the character Huan is taken from

The LiSe Heyboer I Ching.

Essentially the same picture is shown at

The Dan Stackhouse I Ching,

where it is explained as follows:

“At the top is a person or people , a flattened version of the more familiar . In the center an eye looks out from a cave or cavern. At the bottom a hand holds a stick or club as though ready to strike something. represents flowing water.”

The creature in the cave holding a club is reminiscent of my previous entry for today, on the “bone people,” or ancestors, of mankind.

For a transition, in the Kubrick 2001 style, to a more modern scene, see my next entry.

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