Recent conversation has allowed members of the metamind group to have access to certain technical assistance (mainly access to the Zoom account under CosmosHost). Thus far, @Geoffrey_Edwards has set up a Readers Underground group that will utilize the CosmosHost Zoom account. Yesterday, @johnnydavis54, @patanswer and I set up a Clean Language Session which doubled as an Eastern US timezone friendly Cosmos Café session, allowing certain individuals who cannot attend the MDT Cafés to participate (see comments below , beginning with “Hello, TJ” for a sort of backstory).
During the final minutes of the Clean Language Session, we agreed that we would love to begin a regular meeting (hence the nifty title of EST Magicians coined by Johnny) that would not have to rely on @madrush to be burdened by logistics and technostics. This can be weekly, monthly, a spontaneously planned session. Though still in “trial and error” format, the idea is for anyone that is a Co-op member to bring forth their interests and insight to create and co-create new forms of learning and communication.
It was suggested by the group in last night’s Writers Underground that we go with Gidley for the next Cafe. It was also suggested that I put together the Cafe webpage for next week. It was a reluctant “sure, why not?” I have only read the Introduction and Appendix C of “The Evolution of Consciousness as a Planetary Imperative.” There are definite connections to Gebsers “Grammatical Mirror” and even to our latest Sloterdijk reading (starting at p.744 in Globes: Rosenstock-Huessy’s “generalized Holy Spirit of language” and the “regression to the earliest stages of language”… Rosenstock:“It is unthinkable that what we do when we speak is any different from what the people of all periods have done;” Sloterdijk: From this perspective, the entire Archaic period and the Old World become an introductory course in full speech."
Since you are typically unable to attend, I would prefer to have you suggest the readings, since you are the only fine soul who has completed the Gidley paper. Any thoughts?