Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:30 AM

A sequel to Dude!

See also "Triangles are Square."

Monday, May 26, 2014

Springtime for Vishnu

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:01 PM


A post by Margaret Soltan this morning:

Links (in blue) from the above post:
Cane and Mondo Cane.

Bagger Vance — “Time for you to see the field.”

From Pictures for Kurosawa (Sept. 6, 2003) —

“As these flowing rivers that go towards the ocean,
when they have reached the ocean, sink into it,
their name and form are broken, and people speak of
the ocean only, exactly thus these sixteen parts
of the spectator that go towards the person (purusha),
when they have reached the person, sink into him,
their name and form are broken, and people speak of
the person only, and he becomes without parts and
immortal. On this there is this verse:

‘That person who is to be known, he in whom these parts
rest, like spokes in the nave of a wheel, you know him,
lest death should hurt you.’ “

— Prasna Upanishad

Related material — Heaven’s Gate  images from Xmas 2012:

“This could be heaven or this could be hell.” — Hotel California

Those who prefer mathematics to narrative may consult Root Circle.

Saturday, September 8, 2012


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:01 PM

The producer of the films "Gandhi," "City of Joy," 
and "The Legend of Bagger Vance"
reportedly died on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012.

Film producer Jake Eberts is shown
on the set of "City of Joy" in 1991. 
(David Appleby photo, Los Angeles Times ,
with the Sanskrit word SAT added)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Meet Max Black (continued)

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 11:59 PM

Background— August 30, 2006—

The Seventh Symbol:

The image “http://www.log24.com/log/pix06A/060830-Algebra.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

In the 2006 post, the above seventh symbol  110000 was
interpreted as the I Ching hexagram with topmost and
next-to-top lines solid, not broken— Hexagram 20, View .

In a different interpretation, 110000 is the binary for the decimal
number 48— representing the I Ching's Hexagram 48, The Well .

“… Max Black, the Cornell philosopher, and 
others have pointed out how ‘perhaps every science
must start with metaphor and end with algebra, and
perhaps without the metaphor there would never
have been any algebra’ ….”

– Max Black, Models and Metaphors,
Cornell U. Press, 1962, page 242, as quoted
in Dramas, Fields, and Metaphors,
by Victor Witter Turner, Cornell U. Press,
paperback, 1975, page 25

The algebra is certainly clearer than either I Ching
metaphor, but is in some respects less interesting.

For a post that combines both the above I Ching
metaphors, View  and Well  , see Dec. 14, 2007.

In memory of scholar Elinor Ostrom,
who died today—

"Time for you to see the field."
Bagger Vance

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Field

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 2:56 AM

    "Time for you to see the field." —Bagger Vance

IMAGE- The Galois field GF(8) in binary and in algebraic notations

This post was suggested by a link from a post
 in this journal seven years ago yesterday—

Is the language of thought
 any more than a dream?

— Rimbaud


Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Entertainment*

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:19 AM

From a film released Friday, April 13th, 2012—

"Time for you to see the field." — Bagger Vance, as quoted here yesterday.

* Title courtesy of David Foster Wallace.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Field

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:00 PM

"Time for you to see the field." —Bagger Vance

IMAGE- Marie-Louise von Franz on the 'field' that represents 'the structural outlines of the collective unconscious'

See also The Matthew Field .

Friday, July 29, 2011

Marshall, Meet Bagger

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:28 AM

Marshall McLuhan writing to Ezra Pound on Dec. 21, 1948—

"The American mind is not even close to being amenable to the ideogram principle as yet.  The reason is simply this.  America is 100% 18th Century.  The 18th century had chucked out the principle of metaphor and analogy— the basic fact that as A is to B so is C to D.  AB:CD.  It can see AB relations.  But relations in four terms are still verboten.  This amounts to deep occultation of nearly all human thought for the U.S.A.

I am trying to devise a way of stating this difficulty as it exists.  Until stated and publicly recognized for what it is, poetry and the arts can’t exist in America."

"Time for you to see the field." —Bagger Vance

The field — See June 2010.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Annals of Philosophy

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 9:00 AM


The Legend of Bhagavan

"I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."
Bhagavad Gita 11:32 as translated by
J. Robert Oppenheimer

J. Robert Oppenheimer, January 1, 1947

LIFE magazine photo, Jan. 1, 1947

African-American Golf Pioneer Bill Powell Dies at 93 on New Year's Eve, 2009

Powell died on New Year's Eve– the day before yesterday. Yesterday's post was dedicated to Will Smith in his role as golf caddy Bagger Vance. In the novel from which the Smith film was taken, "Bagger Vance" is an anglicized form of the term "Bhagavan" from the Bhagavad Gita. In the Gita, "Bhagavan" refers to Krishna– an incarnation, or avatar, of the god Vishnu.

Let us hope that when, on the last day of the old year, Powell met the Reaper, he appeared as neither fearsome Krishna nor grim Oppenheimer, but rather as the kinder, gentler Bagger Vance.

See also "Bhagavad Gita" in this journal.

Friday, January 1, 2010


Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:11 AM

For Will Smith

"How much for a dream?"

"Five dollars, guaranteed."

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Saturday July 25, 2009

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:07 AM


Icon for the weblog 'Red Kite Prayer'-- Red triangular half-square in the upper left half of a white square

Unsheathe your dagger definitions.

— James Joyce, Ulysses

The entry of 12:06 PM Thursday, July 23, contained a link to the journal Red Kite Prayer. The “red kite” is the red flag posted near the end of the Tour de France.

Thanks for a definition are due to the journal Flahute. A quotation from that journal:

“There’s only one shot that’s in harmony with the field. The home of your authentic swing. That flag… and all that you are.”

The Legend of Bagger Vance

See also yesterday’s Log24 post.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday July 24, 2009

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:23 PM
Word Problem

“Philosophers ponder the idea
of identity: what it is to
give something a name on
Monday and have it respond
 to that name on Friday….”
Bernard Holland

Quoted here Monday:
Tom Wolfe on the moon
 landing forty years ago:

What NASA needs now
  is the power of the Word.”

30 OCTOBER 2000- NY- Charlize Theron, Matt Damon and Will Smith at the Oct. 29, 2000, NY premiere of 'Legend Of Bagger Vance.' --Ezio Petersen UPI

“It don’t mean a thing
 if it ain’t got that….”


This week’s
earlier entries.

Happy birthday,
Gus Van Sant.

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