Saturday, March 5, 2011

perspective.


The main character's name was originally Ralph Hinkley, but after the assassination attempt of Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley, Jr. on March 30, 1981 (only 12 days after the pilot episode aired), the character's last name was changed to "Hanley" for the Season 1 episode "Reseda Rose". ("The Greatest American Hero")



Rubedo is a Latin word meaning "redness" that was adopted by fifteenth- and sixteenth-century alchemists to define the fourth major stage in the "alchemical opus" in achieving enlightened consciousness and the total fusion of spirit and matter. The three alchemical stages preceding rubedo were nigredo (blackness) which represented putrefication and spiritual death, albedo (whiteness) which represented purification, and thirdly citrinitas (yellowness); the solar dawn or awakening.
In the framework of psychological development (especially followers of Jungian psychology) these four alchemical steps are be taken as analogous to the process of attaining individuation: In an archetypal schema, rubedo would represent the Self archetype, and would be the culmination of the four stages. The Self manifests itself in "wholeness," a point in which a person discovers his or her true nature. ("Rubedo")








La Galana



V.I.T.R.I.O.L.











confusion

"A poet throws all but truth in the cellar."
~David Mitchell Black Swan Green 








re Ofelia [& The Aleph]:



Everything is truth?
Nothing is truth?
 
(*crystal:  hope you don't mind if i jump in with you here db)
 
truth is... everything is nothing?



(for some reason i feel the need to recommend, that this video may be best viewed on mute...funny i can deal with those angry guitars, i like it.[db])


Thanks Crystal, last night I was sure that "Darkness is the only truth"

of course today I was hit with Rilke's:
"The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things."


but here is something I might explore:


right
wright [as in shipwright]
write. . . .







5 comments:

  1. I tell people I'm a Free Market Communist.

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  2. seeing red...uranus in aries?

    yesterday was a humorous sync day, with a focus on "douche"

    so naturally, i looked up the word in the etymological dictionary:
    douche (n.) 1766, "jet of water," from Fr. douche (16c.), from It. doccia "shower," from docciare "to spray," from L. ductionem "A LEADING," from ducere "TO LEAD" (SEE DUKE). Meaning "vaginal cleansing" is from 1833. The verb is first attested 1838. Related: Douched; douching.

    http://www.videogamesblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/hail-to-the-king-baby-duke-nukem-forever-wallpaper.jpg

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  3. an interesting thing about *this* superman, the soviet version, is how no one in the damn book is right (or wrong). Batman is a terrorist fighting the tyranny of Superman's authority. And who is right? hard stuff. . .

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  4. I wasn't going to deface your post with a Hinckley reference, but you mentioned Batman-the-terrorist. (More like Capitalist counter-revolutionary, am I rite?)

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  5. Yesterday morning after catching up on the blog a bit, I was thinking about what you wrote:
    "...last night I was sure that "Darkness is the only truth"
    of course today I was hit with Rilke's:
    "The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things."
    but here is something I might explore:

    right
    wright [as in shipwright]
    write. . . ."

    and a little later I sat down to read "My Life with the Spirits" by magician Lon Milo DuQuette. A part that struck me was a quote from Aleister Crowley:
    "the Single Supreme Ritual is the Attainment of the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel. IT IS THE RAISING OF THE THE COMPLETE MAN IN A VERTICAL STRAIGHT LINE. Any deviation from this line tends to become black magic. Any other operation is black magic...If the Magician needs to perform any other operation than this, it is only lawful insofar as it is a necessary preliminary to That One Work."

    right = straight
    wrong = crooked, to turn

    interesting how we dip such simple meaning words in the moral dye

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