Wednesday, December 21, 2005
I know we often say 'Winter' Solstice, but only because we act like Northern Hemisphere chauvinists.
In the Southern hemisphere they experience their longest day in December, and the height of summer.
The actual ‘sun standing still’ point happens at 18:35 UT.
Anyway – the latest edition of MQ came out for the Solstice, and I’d like to say (as chief wrangler for this edition) big thanks to Kentroversy (our founding editor, whose own blog gets a link on the right of the page) and to Admin (who put the whole package together) and to all the contributors.
You should find plenty to amuse and stimulate you.
PS: If you have trouble seeing the hidden card/code using the Magic Eye method in my piece on Playing Cards, what you should see looks roughly like this…
Monday, December 19, 2005
We know this. I set this blog up as a flexible alternative to trying to get people to write for the Maybe Quarterly. Fortunately, as you can see in that latest issue, people have risen to that challenge, so this blog might perhaps have fulfilled its purpose.
I feel inclined to leave it online, even if (at the moment) it seems to have turned into a one-man show (blush). Anyone who takes MLA courses gets access to the general forum, and anyone in the general forum can offer to contribute to this blog, keeping complete control over their posts, which you can hide or reveal, edit and delete, as you feel. That offer still stands. If you don't like the idea of sharing, I recommend starting your own blog anyway - - as have several MLA people. You can find links to their fascinating individual blogs on the right of this page.
Anyway, it seems we have an audience far and wide - I only put the link monitor on a few days ago...and look where people arrive from!
Hi and hello to everyone, sorry that I write all this in English...
One good bit of news - MLA Admin announced that anyone who signs up for a 2006 course ALSO gets a free membership to the general forum (currently $60 per year), which should liven up the cross-fertilization of minds.
Friday, December 02, 2005
Gregorian: Wednesday, 21 December 2005
Mayan: Long count = 22.214.171.124.3; tzolkin = 8 Akbal; haab = 1 Kankin
French: 1 Nivôse an 214 de la Révolution
Islamic: 20 Dhu al-Qada 1426
Hebrew: 20 Kislev 5766
Julian: 8 December 2005
ISO: Day 3 of week 51 of 2005
Persian: 30 Azar 1384
Ethiopic: 12 Takhsas 1998
Coptic: 12 Kiyahk 1722
Chinese: Cycle 78, year 22 (Yi-You), month 11 (Wu-Zi), day 21 (Ji-Mao)
Julian day: 2453726
Day of year: Day 355 of 2005; 10 days remaining in the year
Discordian: Setting Orange, The Aftermath 63, Year of Our Lady of Discord 3171
'Pataphysical: 21 Sable 132 de l'Ere Pataphysique . [St. Tape, pompette]
Frank Zappa's Birthday 1940 CE
Bob wrote a piece to explain the benefits of using multiple calendars, back when people had got obsessed by a Gregorian millenium. You can find it here.
You can get the "Old's Cool" T-Shirt (and other great stuff) at Any Old Icon
Yes, I know they didn't write it in E-Prime.
Friday, November 11, 2005
(Zen Clue: I don't mean Bob! - although Example 9 in Bob's "E and E-Prime" essay might prove enlightening)
I'd like to take a moment to thank all my fellow participants on Bob's 12+1 week online course, The Tale of The Tribe.
I don't intend to stop and review or sum up what we learned right now, but I know as sure as I know anything that we all feel grateful to Bob for taking the time to comment on our wayward speculations, and I hope he learned a thing or two, too. heh. He stuck with us, even when going in and out of hospital.
Thanks Bob. amor et hilaritas
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Consider the door that Marcel Duchamp built at 11, Rue Larrey. It’s set on a hinge with two doorways at right angles to it. Such that whenever it is closed, it is also open. Duchamp’s door is a good place to start, when thinking in new ways about apertures. It can only grant selective privacy and it plays with the idea of what a door is supposed to do. It makes you conscious of the fact that shutting a door is not a neutral action.
Door: II, rue Larrey, 1927
Somehow (time zones or parallel universes) I seem to have posted a response to ptf's poem BEFORE his post. Bizarre, but somehow appropriate...
Friday, November 04, 2005
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Contributors can do what they like with their own material, though, and pft continues to appear and disappear (to my despair, as my Fool embarked upon an Incomplete Imperfect Index). Just accept the fact of pft's visuals, poems and music as an endlessly shifting and ephemeral reality. If nothing else this may draw you back here more often! His Halloween greeting disappeared as soon as I indexed it under Calendars/Festivals.
My own Work-in-Progress items (when not hidden in Draft form) also mutate, but only in small ways at the moment, as both (I hope) may turn into full-blown, freestanding pieces - which may then get published in fixed form in the Maybe Quarterly, where I cannot tinker with them any more (I can't even get rid of the typos in my last Time Piece!)
As the forums seem a little unstable right now (server problems) this could function as a secondary meeting point. I hope that we may soon see Mindeterminate's input on the Tarot that sombunall of us have started working on (with a fine mixture of seriousness and frivolity). I also noticed that another MLA contributor - codename Platypus - has a free forum running on his extraordinary website full of RAW material, which you really ought to visit (at least) if you have any interest in Robert Anton Wilson and his work...just the book covers of his fiction alone sets me to thinking.
Saturday, October 29, 2005
Having got into printing presses through McLuhan and the Gutenberg Galaxy, I got interested in paper-making (which seems to have come out of the same Southern France where intelligence seems to have had its supporters – the Cathars, the Troubadours, the Spanish Cabbalists, etc.) Muslim Spain and the Languedoc had universities and other high IQ intentions and practices until the Inquisition threw us ALL back in the dungeon of ignorance. Huguenot papermakers (later Protestants, same area of Europe) had to run away from similar persecution, and took their skills with them. Whether the Vose part of my family come from the de Vaux papermakers I have no idea (unproven romantic connection). Harold Bayley has a whole theory linking the watermarks in paper to heretics and subversives.
So I have two areas of interest. Craft Guilds, and the subversive nature of printing.
Guilds of settled communities tend to specialise and control local business (capitalism, shop-keepers, closed shop unions, etc), but Guilds of itinerant workers needed to recognise each other and confirm relevant qualifications wherever they went. Musicians and actors audition each other, of course. The commitment to a bogus stone mason (dodgy builder), however, could cost you a lot of money and waste a lot of time, so the codewords (jargon) and ability with tools and even secret handshakes, etc became quite important.
As to paper makers and printing – the people involved in such work seem to have often felt like a threat to the Church and the State. For a start, they could read and write (always dangerous). Secondly, printing meant they could mass-produce pamphlets, newsletters and other scurrilous items for a newly literate public. So the powers-that-be have often controlled printing presses as tightly as they could. Many secret ones continued to function, however. And this still continues to this day (think of Samizdat publications in the USSR, while strict censorship still got enforced by people like the KGB.)
I feel particularly drawn to Harold Bayley - he may think Bacon wrote Shakespeare, and he may have a point, but his work on watermarks and their secret significance certainly intrigues me. Look at this very modern looking but enigmatic fool's cap watermark, for instance - yeh Cathars, troubadours, jesters, sufis, you got it. Oh and foolscap paper, too, of course...
Any ideas and relevant stuff - to help me with an article for either the Blog or the Winter Solstice MQ - gratefully received.
Sunday, October 23, 2005
It seems to sum up a lot of themes around the MLA. (click pic to enlarge)
We have a lot of creative people around, and most of us seem interested in collaborations or, at the very least, sparking each other. No-one knows where this multimedia interaction might end up, but the process feels pretty satisfying, just on its own - and the current forum-fun-project of contemplating making a Tarot set (or 5) has triggered some great ideas. See Bobby's Fool and his Magician elsewhere in the blog (use the Imperfect Index under Tarot or Bobby, if necessary)
Dak has offered a special 23rd card for RAW, a Sacred Chao numbered Trump 22 (the Fool has no number remember? Zero)
Friday, October 21, 2005
Aphorisms concerning The Interpretation of Nature and the Kingdom of Man.
Aphorism XXXIX. There are four classes of Idols which beset men's minds. To these for distinction's sake I have assigned names, -- calling the first class Idols of the Tribe; the second, Idols of the Cave; the third, Idols of the Market-place; the fourth, Idols of the Theatre.
Idols of the Tribe: (Human Chauvinism - sensory limits - bodymind?)
A person's education:
The books a person reads:
The people a person admires: (try not to end up with their bad habits, too)
A person's experiences:
Our need to seek more and more regularity in the world than there really is: (23s and The Law of Fives?)
Our tendency to seek out evidence of that which we already believe to be true: (self-fulfilling prophecy, The Prover proves what the Thinker thinks)
Our tendency to see personal truths as universal: (opinion disguised with isness)
Our belief in empirical data: (only part of the spectrum)
Our tendency to let emotions rule reason: (faith-based vs experiment-based)
Idols of the Cave: (Personal reality-tunnels)
People see things in light of their own special knowledge and opinions:
Some of us are governed by similarities, others by differences:
Those who love the past and those who love the possibilities of the future obscure the knowledge of the present:
Some of us see only the details and others see only the global:
Bacon advised students to hold in suspicion any idea which particularly appealed to them
Idols of the Marketplace: (General Semantics and NLP)
Words are misused or misunderstood:
Words have a true and a vulgar meaning: (slang and jargon)
Words cannot be defined because we need words to define them:
Names of things which do not exist confuse our understanding: (nominalizations)
'Idols of the Market Place are the most troublesome of all'
'It is not possible to divorce ourselves from these fallacies and false appearances, because they are so inseparable from our nature and condition of life'
Idols of the Theatre: (The State - true believers - ready-made fictions)
Political systems (democracy, communism, etc.):
Systems of dogma or philosophy which have been invented with little or no regard to realities: they resemble the fictions of stage plays which distract audiences from 'what is' to illusory worlds. Such systems may be sophistical, extracting a great deal from a few facts, or empirical, extracting a little from many things, or superstitions, mixing philosophy with theology and tradition. All of these are errors because they do not see knowledge truly. The Sophists do not consult experience; the Empiricists are too easily satisfied; and the Superstitious contaminate knowledge and spread their fallacies widest of all. The Idols of the Theatre also influence the mind into excesses of dogmatism or denial.
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Friday, October 07, 2005
2 Haha 132 de l'Ere Pataphysique
Borsky and I share an interest in 'Pataphysics and OuLiPo and you could take this as a typical sample of my kind of forum post...
Recent research on the Priory of Sion, Rennes-le-Chateau, Holy Blood, Holy Grail material that lies (and boy, does it lie!) behind The DaVinci Code etc seems to point to a Surrealist / 'Pataphysical involvement in the whole story, a fantastic piece of spacetime interactive art that I find hilarious. Gerard de Sede belonged in this group, as did several other people involved.
I bring it up because this week UK tv showed Tony Robinson's debunking program about it. On the web you can find suggestions like:
Philippe de Cherisey, Jean Cocteau, Gerard de Sede, and Jean-Pierre Deloux are/were all Surrealists. The "parchments" use encryption techniques which look similar to those used by the Oulipo Group. I think "Le Cercle d'Ulysee"s title may ultimately derive from Surrealist James Joyce. And you know that painting which is so important to Dan Brown's book, the Gioconda/Mona Lisa?However, note that every time we fumble towards the truth another misleading detail appears. I don't think James Joyce ever belonged to the Surrealist Group.
Surrealist Guillaume Apollinaire tried to steal it from the Louvre in 1911
Steve Mizrach's Timeline of related events might amuse you, with throwaway lines like this:
1904 - Jewish adman Leopold Bloom and the artist Stephen Daedalus wander the streets of Dublin. The first Bloomsday (see 1922).And this page ends with these assertions:
Aleister Crowley receives the Book of the Law (also known as Liber AL) from Aiwass in Cairo. He proclaims the central principle of the Law of Thelema. Crowley in using this term is essentially proclaiming he is a follower of Francois Rabelais.
As one Discordian, or was it a SubGenius, once paraphrased this, “Do whatever keeps you from wilting shall be the whole of the Law.”
Most importantly, Gerard de Sede in the 1940s belonged to two Surrealist groups, Les Reverberes and La Main a Plume. Members of these groups would go on later to form the Workshop for Potential Literature (Oulipo) in the 1960s. Oulipo was interested in cryptograms, ciphers, textual reversals and inversions, geometric figures in paintings (Oupeinpo), and one key Oulipo text even used the Knight's Tour of the Chessboard as a organizing device. Jean-Pierre Deloux seems to be connected to Oupolipo, the offshoot of Oulipo devoted to creating detective police fictions. And Philippe de Cherisey seems to have written several articles on Alfred Jarry, the founder of the Surrealist College de Pataphysique.
On that note, I'd like to point you to John Langdon and his ambigrams (which Dan Brown made famous) of all kinds. Here, a figure/ground one...
I can't attribute a writer to the following, as it has already got cut and pasted around the Web:
The Angelic Society: Three recent French books, Jules Verne: Initiate and Initiator by Michael Lamy, Arsene Lupin: Unknown Master by Patrick Ferte, and Fulcanelli and the Black Cat by Richard Khaitzine, seem to suggest that the PoS came into being as a sort of artistic society, uniting the Bohemian avant-garde artists of Montmartre (the Symbolists, the Surrealists, and the Romantics). Apparently, these musicians, writer-poets, dramatists, and painters were interested in common themes, and in the Rabelaisian technique of using Grasset D'Orcet's "language of the birds"... creating puns, rebuses, and riddles for the purposes of satire, social criticism, and concealing knowledge. In the works of disparate creative people such as Honore de Balzac, Maurice Leblanc, Jules Verne, Raymond Roussel, Erik Satie, Pablo Picasso, Max Jacob, Valentine Gross Hugo, Marc Chagall, Gerard de Nerval, Maurice Barres, Josephin Peladan, Claude Debussy and "Les Six," Comte Robert de Montesquiou, Victor Hugo, Jean Cocteau, Charles Nodier, Stephane Mallarme, Maurice Maeterlinck, Jean-Julian Champagne (Fulcanelli), and perhaps even Pataphysician Alfred Jarry, can be found the techniques and interests we today associate with the "Priory of Sion". Lamy says that many of these people belonged to a group he calls The Brouillards (The Clouds) or the Angelic Society, of which the PoS is a modern manifestation. They are descended from the Gouliards, or medieval clerks and print-makers, whose mystical and heretical Cathar watermarks so fascinated Harold Bayley. Robert Anton Wilson also feels that a number of these people may have also belonged to the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor.
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Pope Bob has a particular love of calendars, and we could call today
27 Absolu 132 de l'Ere Pataphysique
For people not familiar with blogs, you can find links down the right-hand side,which can take you to The Academy, and the sites of some of our favourite people, like Bucky Fuller. You can also find links to some of the member's own blogs (online diary/notebooks or creative outlets). To speed up your navigation you will also find links to previous posts and archives - and the beginning of an Index to both this site and to the first four editions of Maybe Quarterly (a slightly more formal and permanent product of the Academy students).
Any Maybe Logic students, whether from one of the online courses or the main forum, feel free to post any interesting work-in-progress here - just contact one of the admin members, so they can invite you. Right now Metachor and I have admin rights, but that can change.
Or send in finished pieces to the MLA admin for inclusion in the Maybe Quarterly for the Winter Solstice edition.
Monday, October 03, 2005
It's right > most battle raps are just dung flung shit flingin. No enlightenment, no real encouragement to topple the government with insight and well being, with survival requiring a riffle rather than a copy of Finnegans Wake or the Cantos by Pound. If language is the name of the game, and i'll put my head on the line for that claim, then we gotta INVENT it and cement it to the walls of the new up and coming revolution, a solution made from spraypaint, vinyl, lyknow and Micrphone ceremonial amusements. Yet, down in the basement it's sickofrantic "groupy-ism" repeating a rapper on the Bush pay rolls raps, about how their Hummer reflects their "Patriotic raps" or violent tendencies, which may well be a reality in the ghetto > i don't doubt it i have seen it [bronx, brooklyn, 9th ward, hunters point, st. Pauls..... but the revolution i imagine [in my own tiny mind] is about a knu language, assimilating nature, communication and direct transmission of gods and nothing less. That's why Saul williams is a bridge built, as deep as Loch Ness. Listen to the content, listen to the topics, it's not violence it's violets, not the city but the jungle, or a nice amalgamation of a jumble of poetic motiffs, since ancient times - like lost corral reefs he brings up the jewels and thats the revolution fools. Super bionic natural world wide raps, the power of HER in the air, the care free throwing of freestlye mowings of the lawns of inner city garden places, inner persepctive to bring knowledge of self a feel for the ego and a new light of nature to quilt that ego, with a sticky moss or a fungus an organic blanket, a vocal gloss, like Walt Whitman not Walt Disney, it's the leaves not snow whites frilly sleeves. So when rappers have rapped themselves up in a ball and the new world order has scooped up them all with equal violence, equal suffering, equal paranoia and equally, equall truth....look around yourself what do you see? Buddhas meditating on the steps of city hall? conscious rappers up on MTV showing us all, how it's done? who knows, but the the future flow's will be about flowers, cuz when the new world dawnes it's gonna be ours for the takin, not fakin, for the mind/nature interface bakin is takin place right now, this is a shout in the street. Woid is born, lets all move our feet, through down a battle raps and instead treat ourselves to friendship raps, construct raps, poems about bottle caps, divine curves on the inside of a loved ones thigh, a glint or glisten in someones eye, language allows for such attension to detail that it seems that we could write it and just send it by airmail to another nation or city and still have it come out pritty when it's read. Why not right a l;ove letter to a stranger instead, poetic terrorism means random acts of love and kindness, you carn't get more ironic than that cuz now the evil violent terrorist is back. On TV wearing a turban and looks nearly black or brown, who's next the Chinese, world war three fought on MTV against China, just cuz their leaders are demented as our we think we KNOW all of China, all 3 Billion or so of them, strangers in a stange world, speakin a different language, who knows but the speakers, thinkers, actors and seekers of meaning in the moment, so when the war comes and the new Arabs are Oriental just recall this rap from the temple of the mental, and how it's true some battler rappers just make it worse, for the verse in the future when we disscourse with Chinese poets and a hobbeyhorse - Dada, momma ain't gonna tell ya, schools and institutions might well warn you but, they won't do what i do, bring you face to face with the highpotaknu lunguadge itself > via Saul williams house.... i feel a sicko sometimes, droppin these rhymes in THE POETS back garden, fragrance of Ginsberg, iceburgs and Ginsing. A taosit kick beat boxer, coded language enhancer and brave black early defense radar system = POET. And all the raps and crap attacks on any sacks of nutrition we bring collectively here, into fruition, is just a distraction. To STOP us building a new language, which i speak and i speak here now, cuz we gotta step up to the plate man we gotta speak now, it's like it's 1938 and Hitlers about to go KAPOW. And how did those germans feel afterwards when they just sat back and watched, or even worse Voted for the holocaust, cuz it was GOOD for business, and it was. War is good for business and there's plenty people in it. Armaments make the BEST investments, this is what they should teach in schools. So, if ya wanna talk about battle raps you better read Mein Kampf, which was criticized in America before the 2nd world war but, the American courts banned the criticism with LAW Banned it. [the criticism, not mein Kampf] Slammed it. So hear me. Big Bizzness, Rockerfeller, Rothschild yes some jew's too, they are all equally responsible for world war two, because > they were investers in the big metal industry, shells, tanks, ships, tanks, bombs, guns, bullets, hummers, the farben works, read about it, before they burn ALL the books, and yet > battle rappers still rhyme like they are workin for George Bush, they rap about torture and killin and disrespect for: the enviroment, women, traditions, religions, their elders, their bruthers of a different pigment, while the real pigment - that's the government create Nazi death camps, and call it WALL mart, run by WALL street. While letters from the new artists get blasted and unpasted from city slum walls, the only words written BOLD in the dark and cold of our social mold, our place as city ZEN, well it's pritty when the letters blaze off the grey concrete, when the spraycan muralists take LAW into their own hands and write their truth, on a roof. Now that's proof that we are comin up, we are comin to write oblivion, the poet obliterates and operates the flood gates to a revolution in language, a new hip hop sandwidge, a nine iron sand wedge to get out of this bunker, this bunk media nightmare, which will pass, when we awake! AWAKE! just hold tight class, cuz i'm gonna blow such a wind out my ass that SHE will hear us on Venus and SHE will not allow the big bizzness to come between us. She will come, she has come... she is hear, she lives inside the dictionary. Please read here
The lights turn hulkgreen, brids silent, the wind hardly present, and yet inside my mind comes a rumble tumble mumble, a bumble fumble mumble rummble, a wild fantasy worse than any autograph seekers tweeker speaker box flosses toss puss slush. A re:birth, but tuff taffy, not so much hush hush Zen, but Az i come back , rwd, re:wind come again. The balance of the force, the twelve tone scale, and the thirteenth cycles, 64 hexagrams turned into idreographic grafitti jams spewed up on the side of aircraft carriers, aircraft made of rice paper and edible cars, invisible electricity and trips to mars, mind warps but for walks not to bring derangement, a focus along with the hocus pokuss, a timespace model for these engagments [i climbed a fence] a played offensive with drum stix, and ego pipes blown like Miles, Like Hunter i'm blown out of cannon kids, and guess what the football season don't mean Shit compared to the squids and their sacks of ink squirts to write secret coded language messages of skirts of flirts, hangin round yurts eating cherry APL yodagurts. I bring deserts from the desert, a dead sea scroll cake, a caskade of electric harmonic tones tingle your backmind zones, memory like memorex tape.....Memory like memorex tape and hear i taught i dainty have to sport spurt on about wildstyle and the Herc, Z, Futura, Wu and P.E. See here peeps know the time, it's just because so....we put down the wine, picked up the rhyme from out the primordial souper eara, applied beatific slang and yin yang to get clearer, full burners of understanding, tigerstyle pervert berted X-cute cuts, ninny Mo wax Ape records, global communications, Rephlex, Mu, Test, Fullcycle, Superseal breaks.....i could go on and on, but i'm out my depth in that department, and some folks round here were missing in 93 when i saw a wise MC change me into LSD witch > led to ecstacy led to Sun Ra and... a new space station Opera! a Knew radio wave, time slime grave rumble thud rumble birth of a booktable tank, me boy FranK Chat, inspred that. But here i see so many Hiphip honest folk i stay off that rope, i mean i might sound dope down a wire but on stage who knows what rage it might take to cage me, if i spoke. i joke. I mean. I would Choke if Mike Ladd upt n' spoke, i might choke i might spoke a likkle tikkle toke, but i have faith and i hope that the forum will provide a new hope so that peacefully at a distance we can offer freestyle assistance to the resistance to bullshit systems. I see em oozing out of mouths everywhere, the IZ of identity, the noun of stoopidity, we are ever changing beings of light, Hell, we are faster than light, the greatest super computer ever, and we get fed CNN weather and National Treasure like it's a freakin Mental Hospital. I am disgusted at the Trivial pursuits of holywood realism kooks who take revolutionary hooks from history, herstory and all sorts of books and then just re:mashsiz em into a gentle Ben story with no gathering of interested people at the end of a movie. Folks to say...hey.....that movie was really true...i wonder who shot JFK? i wonder if 911 really happened? i wonder if Philip K Dick is the most ripped off Science fiction author who died in 1982 before he got to see his blade runner, changed from a title too long obviously...called 'Why androids dream of electric sheep" and well shoot darn it's because they eat sleep and shit androids, TV evangerloyds bunkers and those who imitate, who wear their logo, of their pogo styx products, and neglect that aquaducts and simple huts that could end world famine. TOMORROW if we...the people had OUR money to share, spend, save, give, buy, trade, worship? Instead of having THE BIGGEST crooks in the whole world turn our baco noir reserve into stale sewage oil. They spoil it for all, they being the reality swallowers, thats almost everyone, thats why i'm on the run, away from myself away from the hand that feeds me myself the human caught up in a philosophical cannonhumdrum and shot out into galactic regions...stellar seasons.....and now i come back, to try to reveal the seal calendar thats gonna end the tyrants hold of reality, cuz with these toolz i offer i rekon we can ascend in harmony, without sounding like we are going round the bend in harmony, i feel that and don't squeel like this in public often, and it's cool cuz the tools are often hidden from public view like the work that i do and the work that most here, except an obvious few > here on these boards do du We wrap and ripple truths and they all contradict the violence and rape i see our leaders and Teachers commiting. TRUTH! How can we listen to them any longer? How can we stand it? with a painted paradise at the end of it WITHOUT a painted paradise at the end of it. Me thinks that death is a vibratory translation or phase shift, and life is also a vibratory translation or phase shift, except the two are APART. For a darn good reason, LEFT and right, up down, me and you, in and out, the duality i shout the duality of man and woman. Language this or that, Noun or another Noun. It's sad but thats why we feel small, insignificant just like a statistic, infear eara, afraid that big thunder farther will come spank us if we step out of line, and thats fine, but the lines been cross't, and....i'm lyke the sun rhyz rhymz, melting the morning frost on the playground, the concrete schoolyard with it's hoops, and the science lab and the coat rack and the bogs, and the boiler room, my ramble must be a part of my bramble bush berry delights > To put this in manifesto form would likely scare the livin lights out of folks, i would be taken two seriously i believe, i would be taken as to stoned, to old and too peeved, off with the system, already jaded and frayded by the iron age, cosmic schmuck > but know this.... they are all wrong i have seen the reel Red Woods, the lakes the Mountains > it's true they surround us, but Walt Whitmen iz dead and so is Terrence and so you might find, us, poets flowin blood from nozzles and muzzle puzzles about the path you walk to tie your talk tapes to your super hero capes, made from your Auntie hilda's drapes, them cream uns wid the likkle snakes on em, little DNA patterns, In England they call em Curtians, opened to bring in the sun and closed to watch TV and get dark with Miss Kathode Ray. It's freestyle sun day, i am not antagonized by efforts to stop this flow, onward to element Zero. As the crow flies.
Saturday, October 01, 2005
Thursday, September 29, 2005
Weeping willows look all
Art Blakeys drums of experience,
Stix glossinging to
Like a Taoist typesetter
Thelonious fingers -
Do the talking.
Hornet Coletrane Ellington
Annalivia Elvin Jones
AfroJazz machine setter
Unified field theory or just sheets
John Coltrane = physicist.
Alice Coltrane - timetraveling
Mythological scholar goddess.
Kept Reel McCoy -
Ravi Pharoah Moffet
Harland - theology goods.
Inside the wheels of funk -
Sissy strutin spun
ESP direct sustained Magus
Above, and beyonder.
Potting string theory quilted with
Jolly Grant Green
Fields og gold.
Charlie Bird, Donald Byrd
Playing babyskyblue spells,
Birds flew far and
Thursday, September 22, 2005
Well, we reached the Equinox and indeed the latest edition of Maybe Quarterly got to appear under its new anarchic editorial process.
Lots of variety, sound samples, images, poems, articles and interviews which may give you a feel for the eclectic electric group that form the 'student body' at the Maybe Logic Academy.
Check it out. Check out the fantastic new courses on offer.
Come visit, you can join the general forum for $60 per year, if you don't want to commit to a course. We don't mean to scare anyone away :-) Go look at the demo site.
"The Sun is at its lowest path in the sky on the Winter Solstice. After that day the Sun follows a higher and higher path through the sky each day until it is in the sky for exactly 12 hours. On the Spring Equinox the Sun rises exactly in the east travels through the sky for 12 hours and sets exactly in the west. On the Equinox this is the motion of the Sun through the sky for everyone on earth. Every place on earth experiences a 12 hours day twice a year on the Spring and Fall Equinox." According to this site...
Monday, August 01, 2005
Saturday, July 30, 2005
Scroll to end for links to all of the editions of Maybe Quarterly, and their contents in context.
This Index has not had an update for about a year, but the content has otherwise received updates since 2005...
8-Circuit Model (see also Leary, Tim, Alli, Antero & RAW)
*Metachor’s Map*****Work-in-Progress*****Angel Tech*****Online 8-Circuit material* *Tetra Texne*
*Angel Tech*****Behind the Green Door*****Angel Tech review*
*13 Names of God****
*Maybe-Safari #213*****Surprising Information?*
Ken Campbell Audio book of Illuminatus!
* OM update*
Bobby’s Art (see also Madison Underground Press)
*Welcome to Maybe Land*******Maybe-Land:Al spits Game*****Maybe-Land: Monster Mash!*****Maybe-Land: Wolf Man's Night Out*****James Joyce Illustrated*******Prodigal Sun*****3 degrees, 7 steps*******Okey Dokey*****more Okey-Dokey (still falling)*****Crowley's Cat MQ1*******Cover Art MQ 2/2*****History Plurality MQ4*****Autumnal Angel*****The Fool*******A Magician*******The High Priestess*****An Empress*****MQ5 Cover Art***** Albert & the Horus Aeon!*****Let's Dream Awake***** Rich V Wealth ****Initiation and The Third Degree*(images)**** Falling on Deaf Ears(images)*(but see also)*Okey-Dokey art by Marcelino Balao III*****Quantum Psychology cutups*****8 dimensions of mind cutups*****Chaos Magics!*****Lunar Satva*****Nagarjuna's Claim*****Onboard Hagbard's Sub*****invisible boy*****FW again p 38*****Popes and Jesuits*****Mr Ginsburg*****FW page 68*****FW page 137*****Pound's Paradise*****Joseph Campbell*
*Hitler loves Black Jesus*****Museyroom Monkies* *FW - Pg 309, 12/04/06 *Orgone Therapy and Cancer *Dalryada *SIMON SAYS & IAM DOES. *Dove Sta Memoria *In Trixine #23 ** As I Recall* **Destiny Race of Light* **APL Broadcasting Live* **Quantum Introception Now* ** Marvellous Epic **Inundation of the Nile* **Hondo's Big Sister* ** Big Justice* ** Don’t Sleep On Your Moon* **James Joyce and FW* **RAW Tarot etc* **Coming Round Again (images)* **You Can't Fool Cosmic Computer* **James Joyce***Broad Strokes* **Tetra Texne* **Cough It Up* **The State Of the Art* **The Living One***Ms Cleo***Maybe's Taco Truck***Bob Allah vs George W Bush***Random Joyce sketch.html*
*Believe That, and you'll Believe Anything****
*Initiation and The Third Degree* (words)***
* Falling on Deaf Ears (words) **** I Wouldn't Want to Play Cards with Him* ****Indian Rope Trick*****Always Assuming*****God-free Zone*****Bearded magicians*****Macguffin and The Holy Grail*****Vico's (the student bar)* *Bogus MLA Courses* *Deception Detection*
* The Mind Playing Tricks On Itself* *A Way With Words*
*Hilaritas, Surrealism and Duchamp* *A Mystery to Me* *Giving Cynicism a Bad Name*
*Trip/Trap - Duchamp and Cage*
*Coming Round Again (words)*
*What Rough Magic*
*The Power of Flow*
*Towards a Maybe sign language nutation*
*RAW materials mixed in Paris*
*You Can’t Fool Cosmic Computer*
*Nagarjuna's Claim*****Godfrey Zone*
*A Way with Words*
Calendars and Festivals
*Solstice Merrymeet*****Equinoctal Greetings*****Year 5766***** Multiple calendars* ****December Solstice 2005 (Winter in the North)*****Old’s Cool ****Spring Equinox 2006*****Bloomsday*****Summer Solstice 06*****Only Maybe anniversary*
*Not Dark Yet*
* Moon Phases and astrology*
*Summer Solstice 07*
Chance (see also Cut-Ups)
*Marcel Duchamp and John Cage*
*Chaos Magic with Pete Carroll*****Chaos Magics!*
Crowley, Aleister (see also Magick, Thelema)
*Quantum Psychology*****Acrillic cutting up*****8 Dom cutups*
*A Painter Ponders*
*All Hail Discordia!*
Drugs (see also Shrooms, etc)
*Good for you*
*Things to Say before you Die*
* Karmic Economics: Pure Capitalism*****RAW deal:patatows available on eBay*
*A powerful exercise*****Old’s Cool *
Eris (see also Discordians)
*Oh My Eris!*
*Dwarf Planet Eris*
* Borsky’s Impressions of the 3rd MLA Euro Meetup*
*3rd MLA Euro Meetup 2007 – Bogus’s version*
F For Fake
*F For Fake*
Finnegans Wake [see Joyce and Bobby and Fly Agaric23 and Bogus]
Fly Agaric23: Words, Music & Images (DJ Fly and Chu)
Untitled 1.0******2******Flyblog O'Crillic******Editorial MG4***** EKozmic Renaissance*******HipHop Culture* ****Acrillic Figa*******Acrillicka Lung playa*****Jesuspect Christereogram of freestyle***** Finnegans Wake as/i fly agaric *** weed killer by fly+chu *** woids lye by DJ fly+DJ Goat **** snare circle - movement II The fibonaccii project fly+Surrinder ****Lucifer*****Cut Ups*****Economics*****Shrooms*
*Fly Agaric23's book and music available*
*Amen Brother – Acrilliq*
*Conspiring all together*
* Fenollosa/Pound - Ideograms*
*Language of The Tribe*
* Inspired by the structural analysis in von Neumann and Morgenstern's Theory of Games and Economic Behaviour Mirror*
* Singularity minus Maybe Logic*
* FW cannabis seeds and a Rottweiler*
* Auto Remix: Custom Paint by Chu*
* MLA Paris 2008*
* Turntable Drumstick Stylus Drum Record*
Fools and Clowns
*Our Clown Act 1 Scene 1*
*Our Clown Act 1 Scene 2*
*Haiku for Spring*
*5 Haikus for R.A.W. by Purple Gooroo*
*A Mystery to Me*
*Haiku for spring*
*A Way with Words*
* Ideogramic Series 1 – Chinese Written Character*
*Language of The Tribe*
believe that, and you'll believe anything
*Illuminatus and meme-orial*
Information = Surprise
*The Third Degree*
*Scribbledehobble*****Illustrated Ulysses*****Ambigram (John Langdon ©)***** Falling on Deaf Ears (Vico)***** Finnegans Wake as/i fly agaric ****Bloomsday*****LetsDreamAWake*****invisible boy*****FW again p 38*****FW page 68*****FW page 137* *James Joyce and FW by Bobby*
Korzybski, Alfred (see also General Semantics; E-Prime)
*Reading Group / Science and Sanity*****Work-in-Progress****Neurologic Course, summer '06
Krassner , Paul
*Disneyland Memorial Orgy*****Further Weirdness with Terence McKenna*
*Metachor’s Map*****Work-in-Progress*****Angel Tech*****Online 8-Circuit material*
*New Biog, by John Higgs*
Since Everything is An Apparition
*Lovecraftian Mind Tricks*
Madison Underground Press (see also Bobby)
*Indian Rope Trick***** I Wouldn't Want to Play Cards with Him ****Why do small boys love magic as a hobby?"*
*Magick of Maybe***** Creation of the Magickal Motto *
Maybe Logic Academy;
*You Have to Start Somewhere*****In-Crowd, In-Jokes & Gossip*****Ship of Fools***** SiteMeter and MLA news *
MLA courses 2007-02-06
*Hello and a poem*****All Is Truth****Thoughts are for thinking*****Letting Go****Biggest Organ*
Passing The Torch
*Prop and crew, music available online*
*Oh My Eris!*****In Stephen's Eyes*
*Full Moon*****Lunar Satva*
*Bacon's Idols****Neurologic Course, summer '06****Neurologic postponed*
*All Around the World*
* Towards a 'patakabbal ******Priory of Sion - a Surrealist joke?*
*A Mystery to Me*
*mind-spread- out*****meta-for-calli-evolutions-calling-upon*****I Used to Be***** Zen Recording Studio * ****been laughing a lot*****Only Maybe*
pd's (pd a.k.a. pft aka peaky freet) work appears and disappears and metamorphoses all the time - if you find any broken links, don't blame the indexer!
Pound, Ezra The Cantos
Printing and Paper-making
Priory of Sion *A 'Pataphysical Joke?*
*A Mystery to Me*"
* A Well Meant Fragment *
The Purple Gooroo
* We’re not in Kansas any more, Toto*
* I been Holy Modalled, I been Quetzlcoatl'd*
*Teo Macero & The Art Of The Cut-Up*
Qabala (see also Kabbala, QBL, etc)
*Metachor’s Map*****Towards a 'patakabbal*
BLACK ELK SPEAKS: Grrrl Shakti!
RAW (see Wilson)
Neurologic Course, summer '06****RAW deal:patatows available on eBay*****RAW deal 2 (eBay)*
*"An hour of Bob video"*
His Serene Absence
RAW Tarot / a project to make a new deck
*The Fool*****A Magician*****The High Priestess*****An Empress*****Sacred Chao - the extra card for RAW* *RAW Tarot etc*
RAW Wake and Meme-orial
Robert Anton Wilson Cosmic Meme-Orial
Sleepers! A wake!
Passing of the Torch
RAW Wake in Philly
RAW Celebration and Levitation above Stourbridge
* London Wake update*
* Meme-orial afterlink*
*complete RAW meme-orial online*
*Alan Moore at meme-orial - "And How Are You Tonight, Mr Wilson?"*
Ken Campbell Audio book of Illuminatus!
*The most secret society*****Ordeals of initiation*****Priory of Sion*
*Amulet for the Caged Dove*
* You DONE fucked with The Order*
*LABOR OMNIA VINCIT*
*Three Totem Monkeys*
*A Proto-Chimeran Diatribe Against the Sexes*
* Mary Douglas and witchcraft*
*Form Your Own Cult*
Enjoy the Solstice
*Systemantics -Work in Progress*
Tale of the Tribe
*Tale of the Tribe*
*Tale of The Tribe (reprise)*
*Language of The Tribe*
*Zen Punkist*****the bogus theory*
Tribal by-products, co-ordinated by Borsky
* A MLA Primer V1.0*
* Work of the Tribe 001*
Wilson, Robert Anton (see also RAW)
*Bob-Maybe*****MQ1 Interview********Tale of the Tribe - before*****Tale of the Tribe - after*****Old’s Cool ****Bob on politics*
*Karmic Economics: Pure Capitalism*****Pygmy Hut Architecture*****Time*
Z'ev [check out Z'ev's other work at rhythmajik]
Links to the different issues of MQ (Maybe Quarterly)
Vol. 1 - Issue 1 / Winter Solstice 2004
Cover art by Nick Helwig-Larsen
Edited by Kentroversy
• MQ Mission Statement • Editor Welcome • Hocium Pokium• Crowley's Cat • Ellipses vs Spheres • MQ RAW Interview • Involution• Cellular Criticism• Conspiracy, Coincidance & Code • Creating the Center of the World • You Might Call Her Tiamat • Lamen and Sigil 741• Start of a War • Occult Theocracy• The End of 18 • Canto XXII & The Waste Land as Modern Infernos • HOLeY BIBLE• Believe That, and You'll Believe Anything• Are U, R?• My Stumblings in Chapel Perilous• Untitled 1.0 • MQ Colophon
Vol. 2 - Issue 1 / Spring Equinox 2005
MQ#2 Cover Art by Nemo
Edited by Kentroversy
• Leroy Valentine• Agent of Evolution• Fires Burn Dead Would• Self As Metaprogrammer • I've Made My Bed• HOLeY Bible, Part 2• Four Steps Forward• Plato Play-Doh• Kevin Booth Talks About Bill Hicks• Escape Velocity• Spaceship of Consciousness• New Game Rules• Wu Wei• Prose Logic• Lamen and Sigil 741: A New Magickal Life• The Dream Quest • Maybe Quarterly Submission Guidelines• Colophon
Vol. 2 - Issue 2 / Summer Solstice 2005
MQ#3 Cover Art by Bobby
Edited by Kentroversy
Vol 2 - Issue 3 / Autumn Equinox 2005
MQ #4 Cover Art by Zachariah Hoffman West
under new anarcho-syndicalist editorship (whatever that means) particular thanks to Acrillic...• Editor Welcome • History Plurality• Time• Disneyland Memorial Orgy • A Painter Ponders• EKozmic Renaissance Interview • Why Trance • Departure • MLA Chaos Magic • Jazz Octave • Time Piece • 17th September 2001• Autumnal Angel • The Magick of Maybe • In the Windows of My Youth• Four Seasons • New Science of HipHop Culture
MQ#5 Cover Art by Bobby Campbell
Wrangling by BogusMagus
Volume 3 - Issue 2 Summer Solstice 2006
MQ#7 Cover Art by Betty DeRespino
• Pookie • Peter Carroll Interview • Neurotarot • Unfamiliar Places • Pinchbeck Interview • Giving Cynicism A Bad Name • Some People's Kids • Howordz Way • Freeman Perspective • Phaistos Comic • Miscellanous Chaos
Volume 3 - Issue 3 Autumn Equinox 2006
MQ#8 Cover Art by Antonija Anic-Antic
• Robert Anton Wilson Meets Fly • McLuhan • Psychedelic Experiments• Some People's Kids • Thelema Coast To Coast • Digital Time Capsules • MiniProp • Self Portrait Card Game• Code-Breaker Interview • Putiphars Azenine Garden • Rare Crowleyana Reviewed • War In The Sun • Canto LXVI Hyperlinked
Volume 3 - Issue 4 Winter Solstice 2006
MQ#9 Cover Art by Bobby Campbell
• Just Like Everyone Else• Hands In Solemn Praise• What Rough Magic• Liber Al Commentary 1• World Piss• Some People's Kids III• Coming Round Again • All You Can Be • Interview With God • Virgin & Pigeon
Volume 4 - Issue 1 / Spring Equinox 2007
MQ#10 Cover Art by borsky
Special RAW Meme-orial edition
• A Little Light • Bob Haiku• Ewige Bloom and Craft • Flights • What About Bob? • In Memoriam • RAW E-mail Exchange • RAW RIP • A RAW Stone • Patapsychology & Maybe Logic • RAW Data Comments• London RAW Wake
sombunall MQ10 music by Trimtabulous Cabal / Kokopelli Foundation
dove sta memora
Volume 4 - Issue 2 / Summer Solstice 2007
MQ#11 Cover Art by Fly 23
• Inundation of the Nile• A MLA Primer V.1 • 5 Haikus for RAW • Hondo's Big Sister • The Mind Playing Tricks On Itself• Work of the Tribe 001 • Big Justice • Inspired by the structural analysis in von Neumann and Morgenstern's Theory of Games and Economic Behavior Mirror
Volume 4 - Issue 3 - Autumn Equinox 07
MQ#12 Cover Art by Bobby Campbell
• Bhumi Sparsa • Nine Characters in Search of an Author • None-Word Sense • F For Fake Reviewed • The Pelican and the Rose: A Templar Angle • Truth & Soul • Beyond E-Prime • Hermetic Bruges• Ideogrammic Massage for the Universe• 23 x 17• Stagnancy
Volume 4 - Issue 4 - Winter Solstice 07
MQ#13 Cover Art by Purple Gooroo
• Maybe A Metaphor • A Tribute to Robert Anton Wilson• Food Fight • Magical Matters • Year One • Flower of Life • PKD Crazy Wisdom Notes • Liber AL vel Lols• For Qu Yuan
Volume 5 Issue 1
Spring Equinox 2008
• Cough It Up • Fattening Flies For Frogs For Snakes • Maybe Astrologics • How Scrappy The Dog Became Schroedinger's Cat • The State Of The Art• Teo Macero And The Art Of The Cut-Up • Khizr Kachoo • 1 Saturn• After the Tricycle It Comes Always The Bicycle • The Living One