Monday, August 9, 2021

Harvard Elegy

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:41 AM

Bryan Marquard in The Boston Globe  yesterday 
on a professor who died on 7 July, 2021 —

" A Harvard Medical School professor emeritus in psychiatry,
Dr. Hobson told the Globe in 2011 that he didn’t 'feel bad about
taking on Sigmund Freud. I think Sigmund Freud has become
politically correct. Psychoanalysis has become the bible, and
I think that’s crazy.'

He also forcefully set aside the theories of Carl Jung, the Swiss
psychiatrist who analyzed dreams and saw them as important
messages sent from the psyche.

'If you’re a pure scientist, Jung is just deadly,' Dr. Hobson said
in [a] 2005 interview. 'The collective unconscious, the anima
these are literary constructs. You can’t do any science on that
kind of stuff.' ”

See as well this  journal on 7 July 2021 —

The Tune  (Suggested by “Hum: Seek the Void”)

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , , — m759 @ 1:43 AM

"Two years ago . . . ." — Synopsis of the August 3 film "Hum"

Two years ago on August 3 . . .

The Eightfold Cube

What is going on in this picture?

The above is an image from
the August 3, 2019,
post "Butterfield's Eight."

"Within the week . . . ."
— The above synopsis of "Hum"

This suggests a review of a post
from August 5, 2019, that might
be retitled . . .

"The void she knows,
  the tune she hums."

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Contemplating the Void

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

Monday, August 5, 2019

The Structure of Nada

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:41 PM

“What did he fear? It was not a fear or dread, It was a nothing that he knew too well. It was all a nothing and a man was a nothing too. It was only that and light was all it needed and a certain cleanness and order. Some lived in it and never felt it but he knew it all was nada y pues nada y nada y pues nada. Our nada who art in nada, nada be thy name thy kingdom nada thy will be nada in nada as it is in nada. Give us this nada our daily nada and nada us our nada as we nada our nadas and nada us not into nada but deliver us from nada; pues nada. Hail nothing full of nothing, nothing is with thee. He smiled and stood before a bar with a shining steam pressure coffee machine.”

— From Ernest Hemingway,
A Clean, Well-Lighted Place


Sanskrit (transliterated) —

  the universal sound, vibration.

“So Nada Brahma  means not only God the Creator
is sound; but also (and above all), Creation, the cosmos,
the world, is sound.  And: Sound is the world.”

— Joachim-Ernst Berendt,   
   author of Nada Brahma


Grace under Pressure  meets  Phonons under Strain .

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