derrida plato’s pharmacy notes

432  a logos indebted to the father

Pater (in Greek) the chief, the capital, the good(s)-means all 3 at once

435  In all the cycles of Egyptian mythology, Thoth presides over the organization of death

Thoth extends or opposes by repeating or replacing- this messenger-god is truly a god of the absolute passage between opposites

“This god of resurrection is less interested in life or death than in death as a repetition of life and life as a rehearsal of death, in the awakening of life and in the recommencement of death.”

 

the visitation

The Visitation
Brigit Pegeen Kelly

God sends his tasks
and one does
them or not, but the sky
delivers its gifts
at the appointed
times: With spit and sigh,
with that improbable
burst of flame, the balloon
comes over
the cornfield, bringing
another country
with it, bringing
from a long way off
those colors that are at first
the low sound
of a horn, but soon
are many horns, and clocks,
and bells, and clappers
and your heart
rising to the silence
in all of them, a silence
so complete that
the heads of the corn
bow back before it
and the dog flees in terror
down the road
and you alone are left
gazing up
at three solemn visitors
swinging
in a golden cage
beneath that unbelievable chorus of red
and white, swinging
so close you cannot move
or speak, so close
the road grows wet with light,
as when the sun flares,
after an evening storm
and you become weightless, falling
back in the air
before the giant oak
that with a fiery burst
the balloon
just clears.

From To the Place of Trumpets, published by Yale University Press, 1988. Copyright © 1988 by Brigit Pegeen Kelly. Reproduced by permission of Yale University Press.

nietzsche’s on truth and lies

4  to be truthful means to employ the usual metaphors.  thus, to express it morally, this is the duty to lie according to a fixed convention, to lie with the herd and in a manner binding upon everyone.

8  There exists no word for these intuitions; when man sees them he grows dumb, or else he speaks only in forbidden metaphors and in unheard-of combinations of concepts.  He does this so that by shattering and mocking the old conceptual barriers he may at least correspond creatively to the impression of the powerful present intuition.

There are ages in which the rational man and the intuitive man stand side by side, the one in fear of intuition, the other with scorn for abstraction. The latter is just as irrational as the former is inartistic.

house of leaves notes

47 sound + time = acoustic light (=acoustic touch)

50 and where there is no Echo there is no description of space or love.  there is only silence.

73 “What do you want to play?”  “I don’t know,” she shrugs.  “Always.”  “What’s always?”

…Then again, “always” slightly mispronounces “hallways.”  It also echoes it.

74 pragmatic space  Pragmatics is a sub field of linguistics and semiotics that studies the ways in which context contributes to meaning

104 The air was almost too bright to breathe.

175 Leonard’s psychological dimensions of space “a feeling about that particular place” (“Humanizing Space,” Progressive Architecture, April 1969)

387 discoverer of Blue Skia Cavern:  Darkness is impossible to remember.  Consequently cavers desire to return to those unseen depths where they have just been.  It is an addiction.  No one is ever satisfied.  Darkness never satisfies.  Especially if it takes something away which it almost always invariably does. Continue reading “house of leaves notes”

Advaitam Speaks Literary – Volume 2. Issue 1 :

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Advaitam Speaks Literary

Advaitam Speaks Literary Volume 2. Issue 1 is now available online for our readers and well wishers. We are really honoured to present this grand issue with some really talented poets and artists.
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We are happy to inform that we are celebrating 2018 as the year of India-Serbia friendship towards cultural exchange and creativity. We are publishing minimum 3 poets from Serbia and the Balkan region in general.
 
The Issue features :
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Happy Mid-February

Mirror Theory
Lucia LoTempio

How-to
with a wolf head
in it: magic

says rub
tooth to your gum, sleep
with cheek
matted to your

sweat—first you
must kill it.
Post

a letter of carved
wood that sings
like howl.

What happens after
the cast—where
to dispose
of used up

fur coil
and red.

Kept saying
new when I had

looked for nothing.
There’s a whole

word for wind
in France,
northeast and dry;

I have not been
given one
to say how

canvas cuts
a tree’s bottom
and top
with grey poplars.

My stretch of cells
still repeating.

The nuns
made my body
a holy cathedral,
impenetrable—yet

a temple is a widest
entrance; place
of herded into.

Still have
a wolf and it’s still
breathing. From its mouth
crawls another.

Then from that,
it happens again; throat
combed by teeth.

It became
we and I was

a portrait
with many hearts in it.

 

snowcrash notes

274  archangelic alphabet   eye writing-letters composed of lines and small circles, 1s and 0s, binary code

Some Kabbalists divided up letters of the alphabet according to where they were produced inside the mouth…drawing a connection between the printed letter on the page and the neural connections that had to be invoked in order to pronounce it…By analyzing the spelling of various words, they were able to draw what they thought were profound conclusions about their true, inner meaning and significance…the fact that languages tend to diverge (Babel)

363 with words of pidgin thrown in