Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Pig Year

Here piggie, piggie! suuueyy!

Pig year cometh February 18, 2007.


Saturday, December 09, 2006

wondering wandering eidentities

Wondering in the fields of

the Lord, at play in Elysian

meadows or wandering in Dao:

What difference to me though

some may tear hair rend wear

fume and perhaps cast stones?

nekkid...9 DEC 2006

doggie-dew in the grass, alas

doggie-dew in the grass

apass asail alas alass

ahoy do not go gentle in

to dogplayd poopy grass

beware, oh so fair lass

nekkid...9 Dec 2006

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Blessings of Sharia

What are the realities of Sharia?


Friday, December 01, 2006

Mighty Lak A Tractatus Philosophicus

Meanwhile gittin'down at dem Zombie Jambooree

dey quaken' back-to-back jookin' belly-to-belly

shimmyshimmy lak twistin' time at Sock Hop Ball

got love in my tummy 'most like Sist' Mary Kate!

nekkid [with more nonsense than Wittgenstein's Tractatus]


Sunday, November 05, 2006

Friedrich Hölderin

I rejoice today finding a Yahoo! group dedicated to the poet Friedrich Hölderin. He is my favorite Denkengedichter.


Thursday, November 02, 2006

palmate bamboo

bam boo bends


bends bam boo

pal mate


mate pal

nekkid...2 November '06

palmate bamboo

forget words

Zhouangzi was a good

old boy was he, he, he

had a lot more words

than the number one

Old Boy Laozi he he he


Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Booze the Saviour

Archaeologists found evidence in the Temple of Mut of pious drunken
orgies. The festival was a commemoration of mankind's salvation by


at the Lupanare in Pompey

Tourists are welcome at the newly restored Lupanare in Pompey.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

christian zionists?

In The Joseph Campbell Foundation website they are currently discussing 'christian zionists' who have sprung up in Texas. Haven't the jewish zionists caused enough trouble? Who needs christian zionists?
Perhaps if we ignore them they will blow away... or succumb to the hylomorphism of their adolescent offspring.


Tuesday, September 26, 2006

now yin ... now yang

>> We need both modalities. Like the Taoists say, Now yin ...
> now yang. <<

Walking the walk: now yin ... now yang, being

that is the highest principle, the Tai Chi, the por-

tal between dimensions, walking in fields of Tao;

god-like, we are living in America maybe Elysium:

Amerika ist Wundebar! CoCola! Poka Doxy Bikinis.

Ja, Rammstein Bundschen, this story is about love!

The love of freedom! Liberty must be defended!
Self-determination for all requires discipline or
else one will trespass on others' rights and liberty.


Amerika by Rammstein

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Return of the Madhi

In the early Seventies when I first read the scfi novel Dune, there was not much knowledge of Islam or the Shiah in my neck of the woods. Over the years since, the terminology of Dune has become progressively more prominent.
Now the President of Iran works and prays for the Raj'a [return] of the Mahdi, Muhammad al-Madhi, the 'hidden one', the Twelfth Imam. This is apocalypse, Shia style. Meanwhile the most radical insist the world must be cleansed with blood to prepare his return. Interesting how Frank Herbert based his sci-fi mythology on this.

Role of Hidden Imam

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


Deutsche Welle reports a hidden TB epidemic which will begin sufacing with millions of deaths soon. Two billion people, it is claimed, are infected; that's every third human on earth. HIV, usually accompanied by TB, is rampant in Eastern Europe.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

I and eye: authentic utility

I and eye: authentic utility

all beings eye see amaze me with beauty

that is lost when I name/classify/value

in the trance of custom and 'education'.

nekkid [hypotithemenos] September 14, '06

an interesting poem found in the Internet:

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

gasps in the night?

Hearing the call of
Being, not Allah but
excited gasps in the
play of that eternal
threesome funning their
games of knucklebones:
Eros, Ganymede, Anteros:
La illaha illa Allah ...
ha! ha! ha!

nekkid...5 September 2006

Monday, September 04, 2006

Heidegger, Hannah, & das Unheimliche

Uncanny beings deformed my first attempt at this post on Martin Heidegger and Hannah Arendt. That brilliant duo of philosophers are so opposite to each other and also so complementary. I am currently reading Hannah's *Life of the Mind* and Martin's *Mindfulness* and studying the ancient greek language. A couple of years ago I spent many hours reading Heidegger's *Being and Time*, *Parmenides* and the *Zollikon Seminars*. These all work together furthering my comprehension and understanding.

The last word on Osho?

Is this the 'last word' on the 'Bhagavan'? Did he succeed in his 'Ego destruction'?

"Wise Kakapibeer and professional story tellers, I mean Satsang sellers, have many World Masters in mind like Socrates, Jesus and Buddha Bhagwan, the purest. This Indian majestic mouth piece preached all life long ''ego-destruction'', and HE walked HIS talk. Hallelujah!...
Bhagwan was not satisfied with His terror regime Rajneespuram, His ''taste-of-fascism'', Bhagwan could not enjoy His cult show more than several years with smiling silence. He enjoyed more to destroy HIS EGO creation of the ''10.000 idiots'' - fully under control of His Super-Pussies in Power....
30 years later Bhagwan parrots line up from HIS disciples like Kakapibear. Above all Kakapibear praises his Master alive, the pure blond Buddha Blobdidarmwand. This guy loves to play 'door keeper' - disguised as anonymous violent Nemo -for shitspitual circles. Both guys continue Bhagwan's work of EGO reduction: They reduce people to 'disciples', building up themselves in EGO fulfilment - with or without Rolls-Royces.
Even hard times in hospitals Kakapibear sells to his astonished audience as 'karma balancing' - after his certified 'energy liberation'.

These kind of Bhagwan disciples, who have reached fulfilment as 'super minds' are always right. They are totally in tune with GOD's Master Plan. They continue the tradition of Great Generals in Guantanamo Gulags. Either you agree and adore them or you better get lost!

That's the truth about teachers today. But what happened in Sannyass Cult history, when Bhagwan and his woman Vivek died?"

There is much more at:

Sunday, September 03, 2006

pantes anthropoi tou eidenai oregontai phusei

I ran across this quote from Aristotle, Metaphysics I.1 in Hannah Arendt's unfinished masterpiece [matches her lover's *Seyn und Zeit*] *Human Mind*. Hannah claimed the 'oregontai' literally meant "to have seen, i.e., to know". Her ancient greek is not as sharp as her thinking: I found that 'oregontai' is the middle voice of 'oregein' [oregw] and means to reach out for or metaphorically, to desire. 'eidenai' is the infinitive of 'oida' and means to see.
I'm still a little puzzled by the 'tou'; apparently the singular masculine or neuter genitive form of the definite article, it is the only genitive in the sentence.


Thursday, August 31, 2006

Beat a Tattoo

The tattooed-lady has escaped from the circus:
I saw her in the next-booth, breakfasting today:
I thought her cute like a kommodo dragon, perhaps
a man-eater as well, studded in 'er tender parts.
-- nekkid -- 31August2006

Monday, August 21, 2006

Rowantree by any other name

Rowan by any other name:

may be a mountain ash but

late afternoon sun brings out

his fire transfigured like Issus

with Moise and Elijah riding hi

as King Helios' chariot swung lo;

his clusters become scarlet portals

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Thermopylae Epitaph

I prefer my own translation of the epitaph on the monument to the 300 at Thermopylae: "Stranger, go tell the spartans that we lie here in obedience to their orders."Here's a picture


Today being the anniversary of the heroic defense by 300 spartiates at Thermopylae, let us rejoice in their courage [andreia] and virtue [arete].KHAIRETE!

Madeleine & Grail Castle

That's a lovely combo as one can see in the blog:Andrew Gough's Arcadia

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Sweet Opheia

"Nymph, in thy oraisons may all my sins be remembered!" quoth the Bard of Avon.

click to view

Belili's Humor

My cat likes to experiment with various provocative behaviors. Yesterday, while I was playing on the WWW, she took up a stance underneath my monitor, commencing to push loose bookmarks over the edge ... one by one, at prolonged intervals. She didn't actually chuckle between each one, but did appear to have that cheshire grin.


Years ago, Belili used to drape herself over my left shoulder with her hinder parts over my heart area ... apparently she liked the womb-like heartbeat. She is, after all, named after a mesopotamian goddess renowned as a succubus. When I protested her cardiac position, she later moved down to a merkin role....


"I'd rather be a wog than a merkin ...." Wasn't that a sixties' song by The Carpenters?



Wednesday, August 16, 2006


"Would you say you were _____?"
How many times in our lives have we
encountered this demand to pigeonhole ourselves?
I have from my early youth regarded these demands as frightening and classification as covertly evil. [I'm not all that keen on quantification either.]
"pigeonhole = ...3. a neat category which usually fails to reflect actual complexities." Classification and quantification are, of course, the basis of most of our modern 'Science'.


I had been meaning for some time to read some of Hannah Arendt; she who was frequently in bed with Martin Heidegger. Thus I was quite
pleased to discover this essay by Ian Johnston..."On Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem":

More johnstonia including translations from Homer:

Thursday, August 03, 2006

breezing bamboo & epiphanies


Look! The bamboos are
shimmering in breezes
dancing in epiphanies!


Does'nt the radiance of
the sun-dancing flowers
make your heart to leap?

And soar like a monarch
butterfly or frolique like
white cabbage mothflies?

nekkid, 3 August 2006


Monday, July 31, 2006


Thanks to Ness for an introduction to Catshaman and his marvellous archeological and mythological e-pages. I will no doubt spend hours [I have already] wandering amongst his online e-books through these millenial records and myths.Click here.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

the 'occult' Carl Jung

Some notes from material going around the internet, stemming from a pastoral counselling publication years ago, but interesting:

"In The Jung Cult (1994), clinical psychologist Richard Noll amply documents Jung’s immersion in the paganism and occultism of German culture near the turn of the last century. Although raised in a Christian environment, Jung’s passion focused on the rediscovery of ancient mystery religions that emphasized occultic initiations and sun worship. He immersed himself in the study of mythology and archeology in the hope of finding a primordial wisdom that had been obscured and rejected by the Christian conquest of paganism. Jung resolutely rejected the Christian view that God transcends the creation. Instead, he embraced pantheism, with its god within....
"Mystical paganism was not mere history or theory to Jung. Noll reports Jung’s claim that in 1913 he himself became a god through an extended visualization exercise based on the elements of the initiation rituals of the ancient mystery religions, especially Mithraism. Noll comments that it 'is clear that Jung believed he had undergone a direct initiation into the ancient Hellenistic mysteries and had even experienced deification....'

"Jung also claims to have contacted various spirit entities through his process of 'active imagination,' or directed visualization. By 1916, an entity called Philemon had become Jung’s spiritual guru, and functioned much like the “ascended masters” of the Theosophical movement in Jung’s day. These entities were not occasional visitors with little influence on Jung’s work. According to Noll, these encounters helped shape the whole pattern of Jung’s theoretical work. According to Jung, they had 'their own life. Philemon represented a force which was not myself.' Jung’s autobiography, Memories, Dreams, and Reflections, records a haunting of the Jung house, which, he claims, involved paranormal phenomena.

"Through the profound influence of this haunting, Jung wrote a short essay called the Septem Sermones ad Mortuous (the Seven Sermons to the Dead) , under the pseudonym Basilides (a second Century Gnostic writer). In his autobiography, Jung says that 'I was compelled from within, as it were, to formulate and express what might have been said by Philemon. This was how the Septem Sermones ad Mortuous with its peculiar [Gnostic] language came into being.' The sermons are directed at deceased Christian souls who arrive at the Jung household because they have failed to find liberation through the church. The first six sermons present a Gnostic world view, and prepare the dead for the final sermon. Here, Jung tells them to stop seeking salvation outside of themselves, but to look inward toward the 'innermost infinity', which is also referred to as the inner 'Star' or the 'one guiding god.' Having received this revelation, the restless dead disappear and rise into the night sky, apparently to find their own inner stars. Jung’s sun worship and Gnostic predilections appear in full force in this essay...."

The gnostic interpretation regards people who lack an inner life or spiritual awareness as the walking dead so these sermones may be addressed rather to these unenlightened souls.

Saturday, July 29, 2006


The late afterglow of the sunset tonight was so lovely!

Lighting the fluffy white clouds first rose then gradually becoming more peachy ... one was moved to elated contemplation ... and genitive absolute observations.

click here

Wednesday, July 26, 2006


Nympholepsy is a term covering several overlapping concepts including heightened awareness and sharpened verbal abilities resulting from the influence of the Muses or other Nymphs.
The nympholept is in a state of divine madness; not a madness regarded as pathological in the Archaic and Classical periods.
In postclassical times, however, possession by nymphs became increasingly feared as pathological; the ultima of this being the dramatic 'demonic possession' calling for The Exorcist.
There were those, even in classical times, who were physically 'snatched away' by nymphs, sometimes never to be seen again. This is like the Irish state of being "awa' wi' the faeries".
The inspiration of the Muses is desired by most poets. One finds frequent invocations of the Muses in Homer and poets continuing into the present.
Come Muse and light my creative fires
so I may create beauty, singing bliss
Readthis It's
a ninth grader's essay on The Muses

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Ahoy mateys !

Fat Angel beaming down with Sunshine Superman while
Twisting Plotinus' thought & descrying in Plato's teeth:
O, Fly Translove Airways...with a bopa bop bippity bop:
Sh'll get you to the Translunar Paradise betimes, O dudes:
Skittering through the jinglejangles with barking moondogs:
Yous'all don't need some weathermen to know which way the
Conspiracies are hiphopping; & the carbombs they're blowing.
O say can you see...all through the days...all through the nights!
For a fun divertimento, check this'n out:

Edith Hamilton

The dust jacket of my 1942 edition of The Greek Way relates that "Edith Hamilton has won a notable place in contemporary American letters through her books on the culture of the ancient world. A student of the classics from her earliest youth, she has read Latin and Greek all her life for her own pleasure. She was graduated from Bryn Mawr in 1894 and did graduate work in Greek and Latin at the University of Munich, to which she was the first woman ever admitted. She was for twenty-five years Head Mistress of the Bryn Mawr School for girls in Baltimore...."

Fancy that ... reading Latin and Greek "for her own pleasure"! The established hierarchy of academia was, of course, umbraged by this feminine aristo cavorting wantonly in their sancta sanctorum as you may note in some of these references:

Monday, July 24, 2006

Pindar -- Edith Hamiton's criticism

Edith Hamilton, a lifelong scholar of the classics, wrote in her The Greek Way (1942): "Pindar is austere. Splendor can be cold, and Pindar glitters but never warms. He is hard, severe, passionless, remote.... He never steps down from his frigid eminence. Aristocrats did not stoop to lies, and his pen would never deviate from the strict truth in praising any triumph.... 'Now do I believe,' he says, 'that the sweet words of Homer make great beyond the fact the story of Odysseus, and upon these falsities through Homer's winged skill there broods a mysterious spell. His art deceives us.... But as for me, whoever has examined can declare if I speak crooked words.' Again, 'In ways of singleheartedness may I walk through life, not holding up a glory fair-seeming but false.' and in another ode:
Forge thy tongue on an anvil of truth
And what flies up, though it be but a spark,
Shall have weight.
Nevertheless, also strictly in the aristocratic tradition, he would leave the truth unsaid if it was ugly or unpleasant, offensive to delicate feeling. 'Believe me,' he writes, 'not every truth is the better for showing its face unveiled.' "


"Everything I have written is straw." This quotation is attributed to Thomas Aquinas, philosopher-theologian and Dominican priest. I would like to find a biographic source to substantiate this as I have only received it as an oral transmission.
I also recall hearing that in his young student days he was known as "the dumb ox" by his fellows. That seems to fit with the straw metaphor nicely.