transformation exercise

The following exercise was proposed: Take the following list, culled from a critique of Ken Wilber's work by philosopher William Irwin Thompson, Coming Into Being and write the opposites. simplistic  how to fix  compulsive mappings  textbook categorizations  control the universe through mapping  dominant masculinist purposefulness  shift power from the described to the describer  psychic inflation and self-magnification  a grand pyramid with the advocate on top  lacking poetic...

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Why every line is a circle… and vice versa: a projective geometric exercise.

I'd like to make a contribution with regards to circularity/linearity, from a geometrical standpoint.  If you don't like geometry, stop reading, or better yet, read with increased intensity. The polarity between circle/line is one that is fundamental to many geometries - they are taken to be quite different logical entities.  Primarily this arises because of...

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How to form a relationship with your book

A professor of mine, Bradford Keeney, offers the following advice: EVERY TIME YOU READ <insert your book here>, INTERACT WITH THE BOOK IN A WAY THAT YOU HAVE NEVER INTERACTED WITH A BOOK:  Some possibilities:  *drill a hole through it *drill other holes  *underline spaces rather than words  *talk to the book  *place book under pillow or bed or tv or...

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SA Updates

I updated the main page to load much faster, and created a page of alchemical images: http://www.spiritalchemy.com/alchemyimages.htm Please beware that the page is LOADED with images, in order that they can be easily browsed, so it may take a minute to load.

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Poems

Today I put up most of my poems on the site: http://www.spiritalchemy.com/poetry.html Poetry isn't good for much if it never gets read, so despite the fact that many of these poems are embarrassing for one reason or another, I thought I'd post them as a kind of experiment/record of my own transformation, since transformation is...

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The Museum of Lost Wonders

Wow - wandering through Powell's books just turned up this gem - perfect for me!  It's a book with an alchemical basis (the chapters are organized by the seven basic alchemical processes), exploring philosophy, science, history, and consciousness...  but what's even better is that the book is very visual and creative.  It includes seven paper...

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new Flickr photos

Finally got around to weeding through recent photos and posting some to Flickr. Most notably, these include a trip to Palm Springs and some amazing flowers at a bed and breakfast (Elements, I believe it's called) on Whidbey Island. http://www.flickr.com/photos/spiritself Here's a sample:

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My YouTube site

I have posted the Daisy videos on YouTube, with a few other things that are not here. http://www.youtube.com/arapacana Now all i need is a proper video camera...

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A little dream of a little dog

The sun helps her dream. A little dream of a little dog

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Daisy gets dressed

It's really for her own good...  Plus she loves it. Daisy gets dressed

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Mandala

If I told you this took me 8 years to complete would you believe me? (Click for larger version)

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