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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Soul

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 4:30 PM

Nonsense…

See Gary Zukav, Harvard '64, in this journal.

and damned  nonsense —

"Every institution has a soul."

— Gerald Holton in Harvard Gazette  today

Commentary —

"The Ferris wheel came into view again…."
Malcom Lowry, Under the Volcano

See also Holton in a Jan. 1977 interview:

"If people have souls, and I think a few have, it shows…."

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Midnight at the Still Point

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:07 AM

From this journal —

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008

m759 @ 12:00 AM
 
The Dance
(continued)

“… physicists are doing more
than ‘discovering the endless
 diversity of nature.’ They are
     dancing with Kali….”

Gary Zukav,
Harvard ’64

A photo from that same day—

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10B/100928-Tokyo081217.jpg

Jennifer Connelly, Jaden Smith (son of Will Smith),
and Keanu Reeves at a press conference for the
Tokyo premiere of "The Day the Earth Stood Still."
Photo taken on 17 December 2008. The film was
to premiere in Japan 19 December, 2008.

(Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty Images)

Related material: The links from this journal given above —

Harvard '64 and continued.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wednesday December 17, 2008

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 AM
The Dance
(continued)

“… physicists are doing more
than ‘discovering the endless
 diversity of nature.’ They are
     dancing with Kali….”

Gary Zukav,
Harvard ’64

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Thursday February 21, 2008

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:07 AM
Class
Galore

The New Yorker's Anthony Lane reviewing the new film "Jumper"–

"I wasn’t expecting Ernst Gombrich, but surely three writers, among them, could inject a touch of class."

The "Jumper" theme, teleportation, has been better developed by three other writers– Bester, Zelazny, and King–

"As a long-time fan of both Alfie Bester and Roger Zelazny, I was delighted to find this posthumous collaboration. Psychoshop is, I think, true to both authors' bodies of work. After all, Bester's influence on Zelazny is evident in a a number of works, most notably Eye of Cat with its dazzling experimental typography so reminiscent of what Bester had done in The Demolished Man and The Stars My Destination."

— Amazon.com customer review

"'This is the last call for Jaunt-701,' the pleasant female voice echoed through the Blue Concourse of New York's Port Authority Terminal."

— Stephen King, "The Jaunt"
 

 
From another
"Jaunt-701"–
Log24, Feb. 7:
 

The Football
Mandorla

New York Lottery, 2008:

NY Lottery Feb. 6, 2008: Mid-day 064, Evening 701

The Mandorla (vesica piscis) as Football

7/01 

"He pointed at the football
  on his desk. 'There it is.'"
Glory Road   

"The
Wu  Li
Masters know
that physicists are
doing  more  than
'discovering  the endless
 diversity of nature.' They
 are  dancing with Kali,
 the Divine Mother of
 Hindu  mythology."
 — Gary Zukav,
 Harvard
 '64


"What happened?"
  one of the scientists shouted….

"It's eternity in there,"
 he said, and dropped dead….

— Stephen King, "The Jaunt"
 

As
for  Ernst
Gombrich, see
his  link in  the
Log24 entries
of June 15,
 2007.

Related material:
the previous entry.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Thursday February 7, 2008

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 7:59 AM
The Football
Mandorla

New York Lottery, 2008:

NY Lottery Feb. 6, 2008: Mid-day 064, Evening 701

The Mandorla as Football

7/01 

"He pointed at the football
  on his desk. 'There it is.'"
Glory Road   

 

  "The Rock" — 

Goodspeed:
"I'll do my best."

Mason:

"Your best. Losers
always whine about
their best. Winners
go home and …."

 

"The
Wu  Li
Masters know
that physicists are
doing  more  than
'discovering  the endless
 diversity of nature.' They
 are  dancing with Kali,
 the Divine Mother of
 Hindu  mythology."
 — Gary Zukav,
 Harvard
 '64
 

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Thursday December 13, 2007

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:09 AM
Prime Suspect

Well, she was
   just seventeen…

“Mazur introduced the topic of prime numbers with a story from Don Quixote in which Quixote asked a poet to write a poem with 17 lines. Because 17 is prime, the poet couldn’t find a length for the poem’s stanzas and was thus stymied.”

— Undated American Mathematical Society news item about a Nov. 1, 2007, event

You know
   what I mean…

The goddess Durga

Durga


“… a spectacular seventh-century figure of the Hindu goddess Durga, whose hip-slung pose and     voluptuous torso, as plush and taut as ripe fruit, combine the naturalism and idealism of the very finest Indian work.” —The New York Times

“The Wu Li Masters know that physicists are doing more than ‘discovering the endless diversity of nature.’ They are dancing with Kali [or Durga], the Divine Mother of Hindu mythology.” –Gary Zukav, Harvard ’64

Yuletide Veronica 

Veronica

Or do you?

“I think transformation becomes the main word in my life, transformation.

Because you don’t want to just put a mirror in front of people and say, here, look at yourself. What do you see?

You want to have a skewed mirror. You want a mirror that says, you didn’t know you could see the back of your head. You didn’t know that you could… almost cubistic, see all aspects at the same time.

And what that does for human beings is it allows them to step out of their lives and to revisit it and maybe find something different about it.” —Julie Taymor

Related material:

The previous two entries and
readings for the Feast of
the Triumph of the Cross
in 2006 and in 2003.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Wednesday July 20, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:30 PM
Beaming Scotty Up


From crankbuster, July 18
:

“Do not underestimate Evil Cullinane’s plan for World Domination!  http://www.log24.com now shows that he has crossed over to the dark side, making sacrifices to the Ancient Hindu Goddess ‘Kalli’ to ward off our attacks!  ‘Kalli’-nane will soon appear as the top result on every Google search.

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July 20 illustration of
crankbuster’s remarks

Soon, all young mathematicians will be hypnotised by his dark diamonds of falsehood.  At least, that’s his plan.  But wait, who’s that brilliant mathematician who shines the light right through Cullinane’s fraud and exposes him to the whole world?!  Crankbuster saves the day! (applause)”

From Log24, July 18:

Is Beauty the Beast?

(Headline in Christianity Today)

“In Hindu mythology, Kali, the Divine Mother, is the symbol for the infinite diversity of experience.  Kali represents the entire physical plane.  She is the drama, tragedy, humor, and sorrow of life.  She is the brother, father, sister, mother, lover, and friend.  She is the fiend, monster, beast, and brute.”

Gary Zukav, Harvard ’64

Star Trek’s “Scotty,” who died at 5:30 AM PDT July 20, was “a veteran of the D-Day landings who managed to hide a war injury on screen.  As an artillery lieutenant in the Canadian army, he was hit by six machine-gun bullets, one of which removed his middle right finger.”


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“Beam me up, Kali.”

Related material:
Mathematics and Narrative

“And if the band you’re in
 starts playing different tunes
I’ll see you on
the dark side of the moon.”

Monday, July 18, 2005

Monday July 18, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:00 PM
Is Beauty the Beast?


(Headline in Christianity Today)


“In Hindu mythology, Kali, the Divine Mother, is the symbol for the infinite diversity of experience. 
Kali represents the entire physical plane.  She is the drama, tragedy, humor, and sorrow of life.  She is the brother, father, sister, mother, lover, and friend.  She is the fiend, monster, beast, and brute.”

Gary Zukav, Harvard ’64

The image “http://www.log24.com/log/pix05A/050718-Ten.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

“Tickle her under the chin
and she’ll stay with you forever.”
People Weekly‘s “Hero Pets!”
 July 14 1997

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Sunday July 17, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:59 PM

Dance

Yesterday’s AP “Thought for Today”–

“In some sort of crude sense which no vulgarity, no humor, no overstatement can quite extinguish, the physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose.” – J. Robert Oppenheimer, American physicist (1904-1967).

From Log24 on Dec. 17, 2002:

The Dancing Wu Li Masters,
by Gary Zukav, Harvard ’64:

“The Wu Li Masters know that physicists are doing more than ‘discovering the endless diversity of nature.’ They are dancing with Kali [or Durga], the Divine Mother of Hindu mythology.”

“Eastern religions have nothing to say about physics, but they have a great deal to say about human experience. In Hindu mythology, Kali, the Divine Mother, is the symbol for the infinite diversity of experience. Kali represents the entire physical plane. She is the drama, tragedy, humor, and sorrow of life. She is the brother, father, sister, mother, lover, and friend. She is the fiend, monster, beast, and brute. She is the sun and the ocean. She is the grass and the dew. She is our sense of accomplishment and our sense of doing worthwhile. Our thrill of discovery is a pendant on her bracelet. Our gratification is a spot of color on her cheek. Our sense of importance is the bell on her toe.

This full and seductive, terrible and wonderful earth mother always has something to offer. Hindus know the impossibility of seducing her or conquering her and the futility of loving her or hating her; so they do the only thing that they can do. They simply honor her.”

How could I dance with another….?

— John Lennon and Paul McCartney, 1962-1963  

See also yesterday‘s entry.
 

Tuesday, December 17, 2002

Tuesday December 17, 2002

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 AM

ART WARS:


Just Seventeen

Durga

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Veronica  

From a June/July 1997
Hadassah Magazine article:

"Plato is obviously Jewish."

— Rebecca Goldstein

Readings on the Dark Lady  

From a July 27, 1997
New York Times article
by Holland Cotter:

"The single most important and sustained model for Khmer culture was India, from which Cambodia inherited two religions, Buddhism and Hinduism, and an immensely sophisticated art. This influence announces itself early in this exhibition in a spectacular seventh-century figure of the Hindu goddess Durga, whose hip-slung pose and voluptuous torso, as plush and taut as ripe fruit, combine the naturalism and idealism of the very finest Indian work."

From The Dancing Wu Li Masters,
by Gary Zukav, Harvard '64:

"The Wu Li Masters know that physicists are doing more than 'discovering the endless diversity of nature.' They are dancing with Kali [or Durga], the Divine Mother of Hindu mythology."

"Eastern religions have nothing to say about physics, but they have a great deal to say about human experience. In Hindu mythology, Kali, the Divine Mother, is the symbol for the infinite diversity of experience. Kali represents the entire physical plane. She is the drama, tragedy, humor, and sorrow of life. She is the brother, father, sister, mother, lover, and friend. She is the fiend, monster, beast, and brute. She is the sun and the ocean. She is the grass and the dew. She is our sense of accomplishment and our sense of doing worthwhile. Our thrill of discovery is a pendant on her bracelet. Our gratification is a spot of color on her cheek. Our sense of importance is the bell on her toe.

This full and seductive, terrible and wonderful earth mother always has something to offer. Hindus know the impossibility of seducing her or conquering her and the futility of loving her or hating her; so they do the only thing that they can do. They simply honor her."

How could I dance with another….?

— John Lennon and Paul McCartney, 1962-1963  

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