Cosmic Trigger: self induced brain change, from wikipedia

Cosmic Trigger I deals with Wilson’s experiences during a time in which he put himself through a process of “self-induced brain change” as well as vignettes of his earlier life. The main discovery of this process—which, he tells us, is known in certain traditions as Chapel perilous—is that “reality” (although a noun in most Indo-European […]

Japanese Noh Play: Chant and music (from wikipedia)

Chant and music Hayashi-kata (noh musicians). Left to right: taiko, ōtsuzumi (hip drum), kotsuzumi (shoulder drum), flute.   Noh theatre is accompanied by a chorus and a hayashi ensemble (Noh-bayashi 能囃子). Noh is a chanted drama, and a few commentators have dubbed it “Japanese opera“. However, the singing in Noh involves a limited tonal range, […]

Frances Yates and the Mnemonic Works of Giordano Bruno

Frances Yates and the Mnemonic Works of Giordano Bruno After Warburg’s death in October 1929 and the migration of the Institute to London in 1933, Brunian studies at the Warburg Institute took a very different direction thanks to the research of Frances Yates (1899-1981). While Warburg’s interest in Bruno and image-based thinking brought his philosophy […]

poets who spoke in poetic characters’ Vico and the artificer

While modern theories of knowledge begin with something present to the mind – e.g., Descartes begins with self-evidently true, clear, and simple innate ideas – Vico, begins by asking how it is that the mind comes to have anything present to it at all (Verene, 1981).And it is precisely to this question that Vico claims […]

world-around, satellite-interrelayed computer system and its omni-Universe-operative (time-energy) accounting system

world-around, satellite-interrelayed computer system and its omni-Universe-operative (time-energy) accounting system—Bucky Fuller The United States of America is not a nation. Nations are large tribes of humans that have been geographically isolated for millennia and have progressively inbred the physical types surviving under those unique geographical conditions. As mentioned, the U.S.S.R. had 146 naturally evolved nations” […]