Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Mood Music

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"Describing this conceptual breakthrough,
which he backed mathematically, thus rocking
modern physics, Arkani-Hamed says: 'At the time,
I was just in the mood for thinking about something different.' "

Boston Globe , July 26, 2004

See also the previous post and the above date in this journal.

Saturday, February 4, 2006

Saturday February 4, 2006

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:00 AM
Raiders of
the Lost Matrix


The Archaeologist
with a Thousand Faces

"From often humble beginnings, and often with a childhood fascination for antiquity, the archaeologist leaves familiar surroundings to undergo exacting professional training under a series of mentors and when armed, at last, with the intellectual weapons of the profession, sets off for unfamiliar or exotic realms, braving opposition and danger to solve an ancient mystery.  The lives of… real-life archaeologists… have lent themselves to this style of retelling… as have such fictional heroes as John Cullinane (Michener 1965) and Indiana Jones."

— From "Promised Lands and Chosen Peoples: The Politics and Poetics of Archaeological Narrative," by Neil Asher Silberman, pp. 249-262 in Nationalism, Politics, and the Practice of Archaeology, edited by Philip L. Kohl and Clare Fawcett, Cambridge University Press, paperback, published Feb. 8, 1996.

From Today in History,
by the Associated Press:

Thought for Today:
"Character consists of what you do
on the third and fourth tries."

James Michener,
American author (1907-1997),
attributed by
Simpson's Contemporary Quotations
to Chesapeake, Random House, 78.

The Matrix:

First try:

On Linguistic Creation
June 25, 1999

Second try:
Art Wars: Picasso's Birthday,
Oct. 25, 2002

Third try:
Matrix of the Death God,
May 25, 2003

Fourth try:
Happy Birthday,
July 26, 2004

Monday, July 26, 2004

Monday July 26, 2004

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 11:07 PM

Happy Birthday

to Kate Beckinsale
(star of Cold Comfort Farm)

and Kevin Spacey
(star of The Usual Suspects).

From a novel,
The Footprints of God,
published August 12, 2003

A tour guide describes
stations of the cross in Jerusalem:

"Ibrahim pointed down the cobbled street to a half circle of bricks set in the street.  'There is where Jesus began to carry the cross.  Down the street is the Chapel of Flagellation, where the Roman soldiers whipped Jesus, set on him a crown of thorns, and said, "Hail, King of the Jews!" Then Pilate led him to the crowd and cried, "Ecce homo!  Behold the man!" '

Ibrahim delivered this information with the excitement of a man reading bingo numbers in a nursing home."

In keeping with this spirit of religious fervor and with the spirit of Carl Jung, expositor of the religious significance of the mandala,

Behold —

The Mandala of Abraham

For the religious significance of this mandala,
see an entry of May 25, 2003:

Matrix of the Death God.

Monday July 26, 2004

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 7:20 PM

Happy Birthday,
Carl Jung


Jung in Von Franz's
Psyche and Matter, p. 85:

"What the formula can only hint at is the higher plane that is reached through the process of transformation…. The change consists in an unfolding of totality into four parts four times, which means nothing less than its becoming conscious."

Jung's Model
of the Self:

Four Quartets:

"… history is a pattern      
Of timeless moments."

Cold Mountain, the film:

Inman: You are all that keeps me from sliding into some dark place.
Ada: But how did I keep you? We barely knew each other. A few moments.
Inman: A thousand moments. They're like a bag of tiny diamonds glittering in a black heart.

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