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Monday, July 9, 2007

Monday July 9, 2007

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 11:59 PM
Harry Potter and
the Xbox 360

Harry Potter and the Order of The Phoenix for Xbox 360 “is based on the fifth book and is timed to coincide with the release of the movie of the same name…. The game consists of Harry walking around and talking to characters and performing spells and tasks in order to advance the plot. I jokingly considered calling this review ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Random Tasks Needed to Advance the Plot.'” —July 9 review at Digital Joystick

Today’s lottery numbers
in the Keystone State:

Mid-day 220
Evening 034

Related material:
2/20 and
Hexagram 34 in the
box-style I Ching:

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The Power
of the Great

Let us hope that Harry fans remember the meaning of Hexagram 34 (according to Richard Wilhelm)– “Perseverance furthers” and “That is truly great power which does not degenerate into mere force but remains inwardly united with the fundamental principles of right and of justice. When we understand this point– namely, that greatness and justice must be indissolubly united– we understand the true meaning of all that happens in heaven and on earth.”

Related material:

If Cullinane College
were Hogwarts

(continued) and
the four entries
that preceded it
on July 5-6, 2007

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Saturday April 14, 2007

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:31 PM
Entertainment Tonight

“What is the spirit of the bayonet?”

— United States Army
training question, 1964

A partial answer
in two parts:

Part I —

Another question —

“Know the one about
the Demiurge and the
Abridgment of Hope?”

— Robert Stone,
A Flag for Sunrise,
Knopf, 1981,
the final page, 439,
cited by page number
here this morning


Part II —

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Today’s numbers, in
this morning’s context,
strongly suggest
a look at
A Flag for Sunrise,
by Robert Stone,
Knopf, 1981,

page 431,
and at
Hexagram 34,

The Power of the Great,
in the context of a
Log24 entry for
October 8, 2005
.

There is no teacher
but the enemy.

— Orson Scott Card,
Ender’s Game

Related entertainment:
the previous entry
and the Vietnam memoir
Black Virgin Mountain.

Monday, December 26, 2005

Monday December 26, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:00 PM
Language Game on
Boxing Day

In the box-style I Ching
Hexagram 34,
The Power of the Great,
is represented by

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Art is represented
by a box
(Hexagram 20,
Contemplation, View)

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  And of course 
great art
is represented by
an X in a box.
(Hexagram 2,
The Receptive)

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“… as a Chinese jar still   
Moves perpetually
 in its stillness”

“… at the still point,  
there the dance is.”

— T. S. Eliot 

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A Jungian on this six-line figure:

“They are the same six lines that exist in the I Ching…. Now observe the square more closely: four of the lines are of equal length, the other two are longer…. For this reason symmetry cannot be statically produced and a dance results.”
 
— Marie-Louise von Franz,
   Number and Time


For those who prefer
technology to poetry,
there is the Xbox 360.

(Today is day 360 of 2005.)

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Sunday December 11, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:00 PM
For Rita Moreno
on Her Birthday:

Sex and Art in
a Chinese Poem


In the box-style I Ching
Hexagram 34,
The Power of the Great,
is represented by

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Art is represented
by a box
(Hexagram 20,
Contemplation, View)

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  And of course 
great art
is represented by
an X in a box.
(Hexagram 2,
The Receptive)

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The combination of these
three symbols may be viewed
as “Power in a  Box,” or,
according to some scholars,
“The Art of Great Sex.”
 
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From Xinhua News Agency tonight:

Xbox 360 meets
cold shoulder in Japan
.

But in another time and place…

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Tuesday, April 5, 2005

Tuesday April 5, 2005

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:28 AM
The Garden of Good and Evil
continued

"Just the facts, ma'am" — Joe Friday

See the entry Lucky (?) Numbers of Saturday, April 2, 2005, 11:07 AM ET, for links to a few facts about the historical role of the Number of the Beast in the Pennsylvania Lottery.

The Pennsylvania Lottery mid-day drawings take place at about 1:10 PM ET.

Pope John Paul II died on Saturday, April 2, at 2:37 PM ET. 

Thus the final PA drawing of his lifetime was on that Saturday afternoon.

The winning mid-day number that day was…

034.

In the I Ching, this is the number of
The Power of the Great.

Father Richard John Neuhaus yesterday argued that John Paul II should be called "the Great."

 

Neuhaus stated that "If any phrase encapsulates the message that John Paul declared to the world, it is probably 'prophetic humanism.'"  If there is such a thing, it is probably best exemplified by the I Ching.  For further details, see Hitler's Still Point.

Father Neuhaus's argument included the following mysterious phrase:

"God's unfolding covenant with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Jesus."

Compare the following two passages from Holy Scripture:

Genesis 22:13

"…behold behind him
a ram caught in a thicket by his horns"

I Ching Hexagram 34

"A goat butts against a hedge
And gets its horns entangled."

A topic for discussion by the foolish:

In the current historical situation,
who is Isaac and who is the goat?

From yet another Holy Scripture,
a topic for discussion by the wise: 

“Anyone can create a pretty little bamboo garden in the world. But I doubt that the gardener would succeed in incorporating the world in his bamboo grove.”

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Thursday March 10, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:31 PM
Final Arrangements
(continued)

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Macalester College on Don Celender:
“An Art History prize fund
has been established in his name.
Contributions can be sent to
the Macalester Art Department.”

In today’s Art History competition,
Glenn Davis is, of course,
the first runner-up,
and is represented below
by the X.
(Hexagram 34,
The Power of the Great)

Art itself is represented
by the box.
(Hexagram 20,
Contemplation, View)

  Women’s History Month
is represented by
the X in a box.
(Hexagram 2,
  The Receptive)
 
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The winner of the
Art History competition
is Jodie Foster, for
combining astrophysics
with interpretive dancing.

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“… as in a great work of art, there is,
written small, the artist’s signature….
 Standing over humans, gods, and demons…
there is an intelligence that
antedates the universe.”

— Carl Sagan,  
Contact

“Dr. Kinsey, Dr. Arroway;
  Dr. Arroway, Dr. Kinsey.”

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