[D-G] 1949 Diss. on Spinoza and Vedanta

Mark Crosby Crosby_M at rocketmail.com
Fri Jan 16 18:23:06 PST 2009

The corner of my nest points north, Ruth, colder than a witch's goose! Still in the same civil service rut. Last night's dream: a little girl screaming in the corner on a mechanical loop. When I struggle to reach her, she giggles and whispers that "my vagina farted!" Andrea is getting ready to graduate, learning the hard way that it's unwise to TXT while driving in stop-&-go traffic..

As for reading, I barely have time to keep up with the SPECULATIVE HERESIES sprouting around the Web. As for books, much as I love the carnival whirlwind of Graham Harman's GUERRILLA METAPHYSICS and the demonic philosophy burried in Reza Negarestani's CYCLONOPEDIA, I find it hard to tunnel out the other side of such full-length books.. 

And then there's the news: local girl, Lexie Glover, continually escaping her house with no clothes, telling neighbors that her mother said she hadn't 'earned' the right to food or clothing. But, Social Services just kept calling the Police, who kept returning her to Mom because, you know, she's developmentally disabled. Mom finally couldn't stand the torture any more and dumped her in an icy creek to freeze..

And how synchronous is a book review in today's Post by Carolyn See (of Norah Vincent's VOLUNTARY MADNESS), who cannot see why there might be reasons to go off your meds ?

Googling "Hindu Sunyassen" returns ONLY a single hit (smells like Google censorship to me ;( Miriam Horn's NY Times review of Nancy Young's story of repeated bouts of cancer, trying to "apply for a joint degree in social work and pastoral ministry at Boston College, with the intention of working with the dying. The college turned her down, explaining, with no apparent irony, that 'she didn't have recent experience working with the target population'"! 

There seems to be no time, and space is too crowded.. Mark

--- On Thu, 1/15/09, Super Dragon <superdragon at addlebrain.com> wrote:

> From: Super Dragon <superdragon at addlebrain.com>
> Subject: Re: [D-G] 1949 Diss. on Spinoza and Vedanta
> To: deleuze-guattari at lists.driftline.org
> Date: Thursday, January 15, 2009, 4:03 PM

> Hi Mark, I wonder how many other old 'spooners' lie
> dormant here? It is good to hear from you. What are you up
> to reading-wize these days? I've been doing a lot of
> hands on-working with trainee clinical psychologists before
> they are seduced by logical positivism-working with service
> users to promote service user led recovery orientated
> practice-not quite a molecular revolution but working on it
> free the bastille..
> Ruth.C
> Sloughing one's skin.-The snake that cannot slough its
> skin perishes. Likewise spirits which are prevented from
> changing their opinions; they cease to be spirits
> (Nietzsche: Daybreak:V:573)   
> --- Crosby_M at rocketmail.com wrote:
> From: Mark Crosby <Crosby_M at rocketmail.com>
> To: deleuze-guattari at lists.driftline.org
> Subject: Re: [D-G] 1949 Diss. on Spinoza and Vedanta
> Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 20:50:15 -0800 (PST)
> Hi Harald, Paul, Susan, maybe Others still out there..
> Donot unscribe. Your resistance is futrile! Fret knot,
> except to strum, IRREDUCTIONS are coming - the PRINCE OF
> NETWORKS soon to arrive. keep the faith with Sigmund Fraud
> > And Spinza open states: "Shame and disgust are
> not
> > included in the guidance of reason"
> but maybe they are? What reasons are not guided by shame
> and disgust, pride and prejudice?
> Seriously, you would all be swept away on the Fixer's
> broom ("I didn't understand every word but when
> you're dealing with such ideas you feel as though you
> were taking a witch's ride" - Malamud ;) if you can
> overcame the fear of dreaded BLOGZ, do check out the
> astonishing Spinozism at http://kvond.wordpress.com/
> - Mark{in time}

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