A multimedia blog featuring Songs, Movies & Poems. Literary links, and other representations of random synaptic activity. All comments welcome....and oh yea, cancer sucks. All You Need Is Love! (and chemo and radiation. and surgery)
Saturday, September 20, 2003
The seventh annual Edgefest is almost here. It begins Oct 2 . If you are anywhere near Ann Arbor Mi., and love experimental music, it will be worth your time.
Gurdjieff and His School Although there is an increasing recognition of the importance of G. I. Gurdjieff in the spiritual landscape of the twentieth century, his name continues to evoke a variety of reactions throughout the world, ranging from awe and reverence to suspicion and hostility. It will no doubt be some time before a general cultural consensus appears, and in this brief account we shall attempt only to survey those aspects of his life and teaching that are of signal importance for anyone approaching this influential spiritual teacher for the first time.
The Cat Inside by William Burroughs "The septuagenarian beatnik would seem to be the least likely author of a cat book, but Burroughs has clearly mellowed some and here celebrates his favorite ``psychic companions.'' Full of sentimental anecdotes and bizarre pseudo-scholarly lore, his slim essay is, in his view, ``an allegory, in which the writer's past life is presented to him in a cat charade.'' "
Surrealist Subversions: "From its auspicious beginnings in the summer of 1966 to the present, the Chicago Surrealist Group -- and the Surrealist Movement in the United States, which grew out of it -- have continued to foment an exhilarating whirlwind of revolt while playfully igniting the sparks of Poetry, Freedom and Love in the crucible of the Unfettered Imagination."