Monthly Archives: January 2012

“The only healthy part of me…”

I am curious how you see things. I could say that writing is often like manning the shutter valve on a high-pressure pipe. There never seems to be an end to the water that might gush out of it once … Continue reading

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Adi Da and the “Radical” Truth

John from Australia has asked me, quite unexpectedly, what I might say in response to Adi Da Samraj and His Divine Transmission. What a splendid oppurtunity! I am not sure if he meant this as a challenge to what I’ve … Continue reading

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Nontology II

What we need are voices that are singular, distinct, and that do not properly understand one another, voices that call to one another, that provoke one another. —Jean-Luc Nancy A rather unprecedented comment by peterkiernan to my post on Nontology prompts the current text. It … Continue reading

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Liturgy

I wanted to add a few ideas to my previous post Nontology, where I discussed the difference between theory and poetry. I have purposely not “refreshed my memory” as to the particulars of that argument. I remember speaking of theory … Continue reading

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Worthiness to be

Can one become unworthy of being? It is palpable that one approaches a monstrosity here. These words come toward the end of Hans Blumenberg’s recently translated “Care Crosses the River.” In his short section entitled “Concern for the Worthiness of … Continue reading

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Child’s play

We’re accustomed to the idea that we have lost our childlike imagination, creativity, and open-ended perception of the world. Anyone who has spent time with a young child can attest to this. World and self seem to emerge as one … Continue reading

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Virtual Justice

A diatribe against the “state of things” is inevitably misplaced and misdirected: its audience is never where you want them to be. And so I don’t feel too foolish condemning vitally important thoughts to a blog entry–  diatribing against nothing … Continue reading

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