mardi 19 septembre 2017

Finite players play to beat the people around them. 
Infinite players play to be better than themselves.

Simon Sinek
One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.

Carl Sagan

dimanche 17 septembre 2017

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It isn’t by getting out of the world that we become enlightened, but by getting into the world…by getting so tuned in that we can ride the waves of our existence and never get tossed because we become the waves.

Ken Kesey

Jean Benoît 
Exécution Du Testament Du Marquis De Sade
Nature may be cruel but it allows more latitude than the monotony of a system that discards everything that cannot be made to conform to its monolithic dream of success.

Robert Faggen, introduction to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

The Stranger 
by Adrienne Rich

Looking as I’ve looked before, straight down the heart
of the street to the river
walking the rivers of the avenues
feeling the shudder of the caves beneath the asphalt
watching the lights turn on in the towers
walking as I’ve walked before
like a man, like a woman, in the city
my visionary anger cleansing my sight
and the detailed perceptions of mercy
flowering from that anger

if I come into a room out of the sharp misty light
and hear them talking a dead language
if they ask me my identity
what can I say but
I am the androgyne
I am the living mind you fail to describe
in your dead language
the lost noun, the verb surviving
only in the infinitive
the letters of my name are written under the lids
of the newborn child
Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you… It means that you do not treat your body as a commodity with which to purchase superficial intimacy or economic security; for our bodies to be treated as objects, our minds are in mortal danger. It means insisting that those to whom you give your friendship and love are able to respect your mind. It means being able to say, with Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre: “I have an inward treasure born with me, which can keep me alive if all the extraneous delights should be withheld or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give. Responsibility to yourself means that you don’t fall for shallow and easy solutions – predigested books and ideas… Marrying early as an escape from real decisions, getting pregnant as an evasion of already existing problems. It means that you refuse to sell your talents and aspirations short… And this, in turn, means resisting the forces in society which say that women should be nice, play safe, have low professional expectations, drown in love and forget about work, live through others, and stay in the places assigned to us. It means that we insist on a life of meaningful work, insist that work be as meaningful as love and friendship in our lives. It means, therefore, the courage to be "different”… The difference between a life lived actively, and a life of passive drifting and dispersal of energies, is an immense difference. Once we begin to feel committed to our lives, responsible to ourselves, we can never again be satisfied with the old, passive way.

Adrienne Rich
Sexist grammar burns into the brains of little girls and young women a message that the male is the norm, the standard, the central figure beside which we are all deviants, the marginal, the dependent variables. It lays the foundation for androcentric thinking, and leaves men safe in their solipsistic tunnel-vision.

 Adrienne Rich
Cover of Mirskontsa
a handmade book of lithographs and text, Soviet Union, 1912 

Igra v adu: Poema / A Game in Hell: A Poem, 1914 
by Velimir Khlebnikov and Aleksei Kruchenykh 
Illustrations Kazimir Malevich and Ol’ga Rozanova

Fra Angelico - Beheading of Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian, 
San Marco Altarpiece, detail. Between 1438 and 1440
French Archeologist Joseph Hackin exploring 
The Buddhas of Bamiyan, Afghanistan, 1931

The Fugs’ name comes from a euphemism in a Norman Mailer novel. Like the word’s source, much of the band’s music can’t be heard on the radio. It sang raunchy songs about sex and drugs. One Fugs tune that did get FM radio play, “Kill for Peace,” was about the war in Vietnam.

‘We were not the Mormon Tabernacle Choir,’ co-founder Sanders says of the group’s controversial lyrics. ‘We were not The Beach Boys. We were The Fugs. And we had our own pizazz and energy and elan, especially early on. Those old records just scream and steam with fun and joy and raising our fists to the sky to demand a new type of American reality.’”
The Fugs cover Allen Ginsberg's poem, Howl

Fuggin’ A! The estimable Jesse Jarnow has unearthed this incredible document of the Fugs in late ‘68, raising funds for freeform radio. Or as Ed Sanders puts it, “The Sound of Communist Ape Smut.” Beware – this is a dangerous 18 minutes of music, even almost 50 years later. 

samedi 16 septembre 2017

Everybody, everybody everywhere, has his own movie going, his own scenario, and everybody is acting his movie out like mad, only most people don’t know that is what they’re trapped by, their little script.

Tom Wolfe
Chronique of Baudouin d'Avennes, Bruges ca. 1473-1480
At its most basic, the spiritual is the experience of the connectedness that underlies reality. The depth of that experience depends on the capacity of the individual to set aside considerations of self, thereby gaining access to connection.

Arthur J. Deikman
In the end, you end up accepting everything in your life
 – suffering, horror, love, loss, hate –  all of it. 
It’s all a movie anyway.

Harry Dean Stanton

You only come to this movie once. If you don’t get something rewarding out of every minute, you're sitting there 
you're blowing your ticket.

Ken Kesey

vendredi 15 septembre 2017

I’m for mystery, not interpretive answers. … The answer is never the answer. What’s really interesting is the mystery. If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you’ll always be seeking. I’ve never seen anybody really find the answer, but they think they have. So they stop thinking. But the job is to seek mystery, evoke mystery, plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom. The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer.

Ken Kesey

Silence of The Heart
Robert Adams

Peter Hujar
Palermo Catacombs, 1963 
Dieric Bouts - The Head of Saint John the Baptist. 1460 - 1500

mercredi 13 septembre 2017

The goal cannot be anything apart from the Self, nor can it be something gained afresh. If that were so, such a goal cannot be abiding and permanent. What appears anew will also disappear. The goal must be eternal and within. Find it within yourself.

Sri Ramana Maharshi

lundi 11 septembre 2017

There is no greater mystery than this, that we keep seeking
reality though in fact we are reality. We think that there
is something hiding reality and that this must be destroyed
before reality is gained. How ridiculous! A day will dawn
when you will laugh at all your past efforts. That which will
be the day you laugh is also here and now.

Ramana Maharshi

dimanche 10 septembre 2017

Your true nature is that of infinite spirit. 
The feeling of limitation is the work of the mind.

Sri Ramana Maharshi

Lots of kids dream of making a movie, 
but only the ones willing to die for it succeed.

Cecil B. Demented
Society attacks early, when the individual is helpless.

A person who has been punished is not less inclined to behave in a given way; at best, he learns how to avoid punishment.

B.F. Skinner