The well trodden foothills of the meditative mind

  And here I am, back in the north, fresh from an interesting break in the Nederlands capital. I am certainly no aficionado of ‘mind altering’ plants and the like, but when in ‘Rome’…. The onset seems to propel one along the well trodden foothills of the meditative mind; the boundary zone between one state … Continue reading The well trodden foothills of the meditative mind

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The Projected World

My mind seems to work better in a visual context; I relate to patterns much more readily than along other more abstract lines. This is fine though, as the rise of modern computer technology, means it has never been easier to model, map and visualize some of the most complex relationships ‘thrown up’ by this … Continue reading The Projected World

So I turned myself to face me, But I’ve never caught a glimpse

We always seem to underestimate the business of ‘transformation’. This is perfectly understandable when we look at the particular type of transfiguration the human might undergo; The process sometimes termed ‘enlightenment’. In this case we are forced to speculate from an entirely occluded position. It is like the caterpillar hypothesizing on the butterfly; They are … Continue reading So I turned myself to face me, But I’ve never caught a glimpse

Musing on Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore

‘Johnnie Walker’ is one of the more enigmatic characters in this novel; As with ‘Colonel Sanders’, the other deeply ingrained product logo, they seem to be devices to denote a ‘concept made visible’. Colonel Sanders reinforces several times to Hoshino that he is neither a god, nor a buddha, he is a ‘metaphysical conceptual object.’ … Continue reading Musing on Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore

Gazing north from a Cretan shore

Having just returned from the beautiful Cretan idyll, and now here, back in the northern lands of the Deira, i find myself slowly readjusting. Greek food, wine and hospitality; A daily pre-breakfast swim in the sea and plenty of reading! As ‘idyll’ implies; Ideal but sadly unsustainable. ‘Kafka on the shore’, as audiobook, was a … Continue reading Gazing north from a Cretan shore

Brahman, you cunning dreamer of worlds — Philip.K.Dick

It is an omni-faceted revolving sphere of some kind, reflecting back at us what we project. Well Brahman, nice to meet you, you cunning dreamer of worlds, how obliging you are, right down to minute trivia. Not only can you assume any form, but all forms. I always come back to you when I push … Continue reading Brahman, you cunning dreamer of worlds — Philip.K.Dick