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Monday, August 8, 2016

Searching for Finkelstein

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:00 PM

A search for Finkelstein in this journal yields an image

Piano keys with C, E, G as 4, 5, 6

Notes and frequency ratios

See also the remarks of a character in Martin Cruz Smith's 
novel Stallion Gate  on piano keys —

"I hate arguments. I'm a coward. Arguments are full of words,
and each person is sure he's the only one who knows
what the words mean. Each word is a basket of eels,
as far as I'm concerned. Everybody gets to grab just one eel
and that's his interpretation and he'll fight to the death for it….
Which is why I love music. You hit a C and it's a C and that's all it is.
Like speaking clearly for the first time. Like being intelligent.
Like understanding. A Mozart or an Art Tatum sits at the piano
and picks out the undeniable truth."

Friday, October 5, 2012

The Hallowed Crucible

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:19 AM

(Continued)

The Hallowed Crucible

Some related symbolism—

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Applied Mathematics
(See Nov. 19, 2011.)

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Pure Mathematics
(See Tesseract.)

See also Stallion Gate  (a novel) in this journal.

For some related nonfiction, see interviews with
Los Alamos physicist Robert F. Christy, who died
at 96 on Wednesday, October 3, 2012.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Star Wars (continued)

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:14 PM

From Thursday's post All Things Fashion

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From today's online New York Times

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The nuclear symbol beneath the op-ed headline
is the most interesting part of this afternoon's front page—

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Jung on projections

It is possible to project certain characteristics onto another person who does not possess them at all, but the one being projected upon may unconsciously encourage it.

"It frequently happens that the object offers a hook to the projection, and even lures it out. This is generally the case when the object himself (or herself) is not conscious of the quality in question: in that way it works directly upon the unconscious of the projicient. For all projections provoke counter-projections  when the object is unconscious of the quality projected upon it by the subject." ["General Aspects of Dream Psychology," CW 8, par. 519.]

For an object that "offers a hook to the projection," see yesterday's Hypercube Rotations

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Central projection
of the hypercube

See also Stallion Gate  in this journal.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Friday July 3, 2009

Filed under: General — m759 @ 6:00 AM
Damnation Morning
continued

“The tigers of wrath are wiser
    than the horses of instruction.”

Blake

“… the moment is not
properly an atom of time
 but an atom of eternity.
 It is the first reflection
 of eternity in time, its first
attempt, as it were, at
       stopping time….”
 
Kierkegaard

Symmetry Axes
of the Square:

Symmetry axes of the square

(Damnation Morning)

From the cover of the
 Martin Cruz Smith novel
Stallion Gate:

Image of an atom from the cover of the novel 'Stallion Gate'

A Monolith
for Kierkegaard:


Images of time and eternity in memory of Michelangelo


Todo lo sé por el lucero puro
que brilla en la diadema de la Muerte.

Rubén Darío

Related material:

The deaths of
 Ernest Hemingway
on the morning of
Sunday, July 2, 1961,
and of Alexis Arguello
on the morning of
Wednesday, July 1, 2009.
See also philosophy professor
Clancy Martin in the
London Review of Books
(issue dated July 9, 2009)
 on AA members as losers
“the ‘last men,’ the nihilists,
 the hopeless ones.”

Monday, August 6, 2007

Monday August 6, 2007

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:00 AM
The Divine Universals

"The tigers of wrath          
 are wiser than                
 the horses of instruction."

— William Blake,
Proverbs of Hell

From Shining Forth:

  The Place of the Lion, by Charles Williams, 1931, Chapter Eight:

"Besides, if this fellow were right, what harm would the Divine Universals do us? I mean, aren't the angels supposed to be rather gentle and helpful and all that?"

"You're doing what Marcellus warned you against… judging them by English pictures. All nightgowns and body and a kind of flacculent sweetness. As in cemeteries, with broken bits of marble. These are Angels– not a bit the same thing. These are the principles of the tiger and the volcano and the flaming suns of space."

 Under the Volcano, Chapter Two:

"But if you look at that sunlight there, then perhaps you'll get the answer, see, look at the way it falls through the window: what beauty can compare to that of a cantina in the early morning? Your volcanoes outside? Your stars– Ras Algethi? Antares raging south southeast? Forgive me, no." 

 A Spanish-English dictionary:

lucero m.
morning or evening star:
any bright star….
hole in a window panel
     for the admission of light….

Look at the way it
falls through the window….

— Malcolm Lowry

How art thou fallen from heaven,
O Lucifer, son of the morning!
— Isaiah 14:12

For more on Spanish
and the evening star,
see Plato, Pegasus, and
the Evening Star.

 Symmetry axes
of the square:

Symmetry axes of the square

(See Damnation Morning.)

From the cover of the
 Martin Cruz Smith novel
Stallion Gate:

Atom on cover of Stallion

"That old Jew
gave me this here."

Dialogue from the
Robert Stone novel
A Flag for Sunrise.

Related material:

A Mass for Lucero,

Log24, Sept. 13, 2006

Mathematics, Religion, Art

— and this morning's online
New York Times obituaries:

Cardinal Lustiger of Paris and jazz pianist Sal Mosca, New York Times obituaries on August 6, 2007

The above image contains summary obituaries for Cardinal Lustiger, Archbishop of Paris, 1981-2005, and for Sal Mosca, jazz pianist and teacher. In memory of the former, see all of the remarks preceding the image above. In memory of the latter, the remarks of a character in Martin Cruz Smith's Stallion Gate on jazz piano may have some relevance:

"I hate arguments. I'm a coward. Arguments are full of words, and each person is sure he's the only one who knows what the words mean. Each word is a basket of eels, as far as I'm concerned. Everybody gets to grab just one eel and that's his interpretation and he'll fight to the death for it…. Which is why I love music. You hit a C and it's a C and that's all it is. Like speaking clearly for the first time. Like being intelligent. Like understanding. A Mozart or an Art Tatum sits at the piano and picks out the undeniable truth."

Thursday, July 8, 2004

Thursday July 8, 2004

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:25 PM

Bandito

12:25 PM July 8:

"Willst Du lieber
einen gelben Stern
haben?
" she asked.
"Oder einen roten?"

— Martin Cruz Smith,
Stallion Gate,
Ballantine paperback,
1987, page 101

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Personally, I prefer
a blue-green star:

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Follow-up of
2 PM July 9, 2004 —

From today's New York Times:

"Texas Bandito, how much money
did you put in your pocket today?"
John Mellencamp crooned
in a country ballad.

In a two-and-a-half hour gala
that raised $7.5 million,
a record for a single event,
Chevy Chase poked fun at
the president's pronunciation
of "nuclear"…
 
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The concert brought 6,200 people,
paying $250 to $25,000 each…
beating the $6.8 million haul
from a parallel gala last month
in Los Angeles featuring
Barbra Streisand,
Willie Nelson,
and Billy Crystal.
The take will be split….

Here, Chevy, is another

  way to pronounce "nuclear"–

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The Source:

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Click on picture for details.

Tuesday, July 29, 2003

Tuesday July 29, 2003

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:00 AM

Trick of the Light

For Carly Simon

“… on the dance floor she seemed to be the only one completely alive.  It was a trick of the light that followed one person around.  Joe had seen the quality before; it was rare, but not unknown.

Every time we say good-bye…. Porter had written an intimate ballad…. “

— Martin Cruz Smith, Stallion Gate, Ch. 2

“At night I heard God
                          whisper lullabyes
While Daddy next door
                   whistled whisky tunes
And sometimes
            when I wanted,
                   they would harmonize
There was nothing
                    those two couldn’t do

……………………………………………

Then one night Daddy died
                      and went to Heaven
And God came down to earth
                          and slipped away
I pretended not to notice
                      I’d been abandoned
But no-one sang the night
                                 into the day
And later night time songs
                          came back again
But the singers don’t compare
                        with those I knew
And I never figured out
          where God and Daddy went
But there was nothing
                   those two couldn’t do”

— Carly Simon,
  “Embrace Me, You Child”

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