Saturday, April 22, 2017

Extraordinary Discourse 326


Thoughts To Entertain







To make ourselves, to shape a form from various elements – that is the task! The task of a sculptor! Of a productive human being!
Nietzsche











Saturday, April 15, 2017

Extraordinary Discourse 325


Talk On The Hoof





For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.                                  
Matthew 12:37








Saturday, April 8, 2017

Extraordinary Discourse 324


Gainsayings







The trickster's function is to break taboos, create mischief, stir things up. In the end, the trickster gives people what they really want, some sort of freedom.
Tom Robbins




Apologies for the redundant Milgram clip. I was shocked to discover it.
JS










Saturday, April 1, 2017

Extraordinary Discourse 323



Backtalk




The great Sufi master Ibn el-Arabi described the essential method of spiritual advancement as an inner conversation with the personalities that seem to exist beyond what you regard as your own limits . . . getting those personalities to tell you what you did not know, or what you could not easily conceive of within your habitual limits. This is commonplace in some therapies, of course.
Ted Hughes, The Art of Poetry No. 71
Paris Review













Saturday, March 25, 2017

Extraordinary Discourse 322


Authentic Marginalia




Goethe said that even the writing of plays, dividing the imagination up among different fictional personalities, damaged what he valued—the mind’s wholeness. I wonder what he meant exactly, since he also described his mode of thinking as imagined conversations with various people.
Ted Hughes, The Art of Poetry No. 71
Paris Review