At the end of “The Flesh of Language” Café, we concluded with a desire to reign in our desired reading direction.
- Susanne Langer - Philosophy in a New Key
- Jorge Ferrar’s Participatory Spirituality
- Tom Cheetham
- George Quasha » Ta’wil or How to Read (1973)
- Stephen Harrod Buhner
- Civic Jazz
- Federico Faggin - Consciousness Comes First from Consciousness Unbound.pdf (293.8 KB)
- “I Left at Dawn for the Eternal City: It Seems That I Have Misplaced Several Days (Part One)” – by Brian George… quite relevant to our talks on language, as the opening paragraph suggests:
Can one speak from beyond the place where language ends? I would do so. I have spent five decades in exploring and learning and testing how to do so. There are many who would claim that no such thing is possible, and even if it were, they say, this would not be a good idea. When I point out that there were, in fact, any number of poet-seers in the past, they argue that these poet-seers would back up their position. If I present them with an esoteric poem, they will say, “This makes no sense. Why can’t you just say what you mean?” If I present them with a tightly argued but freewheeling visionary essay, they will say, “This is prose. Everyone knows that prose cannot express the inexpressible.” What is the poor poet to do? Should the seer see through someone else’s eyes? He already tends to do this, but he is not any less disturbed.
What have you learned through your participation with the Cosmos Cafe over the last three months that has surprised you? Please list three things that you have learned. Which learning was most important for you? If you learned nothing that is an important learning, too.
Within the next three months, what are three things you might learn through your participation with the Cafe? And what is the first step that you need to take that will make that potential learning happen? And what happens right before you take that first step ?
And which of those potential learnings is most important for you to focus attention upon in today’s Cafe? And what support do you need for that to happen?
[more to come . . .post is wiki format.]