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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

active and passive revolution


The ideological hypothesis could be posed in the following terms: "The ideological hypothesis could be presented in the following terms: that there is a passive revolution involved in the fact that -- through legislative intervention by the State and by means of the corporative organization -- relatively far-reaching modifications are being introduced into the country's economic structure in order to accentuate the 'plan of production' element; in other words, that socialisation and co-operation in the sphere of production are being increased, without however touching (or at least not going beyond the regulation and control of) individual and group appropriation of profit."
–Gramsci, Prison Notebooks

There are few references or essays about Neapolitan historian Vincenzo Cuoco in English. He is known, by a small minority, for having originated the distinction between passive and active revolution that Gramsci took up in the twentieth century and used in a sense that, to an extent, seems to call out to Karl Polanyi’s hypothesis of the double movement – first the movement towards the free market, then the movement towards state intervention to preserve the private sphere from the stresses the profit taking activity had caused - within the Great Transformation to capitalism.

Cuoco (1770-1823) was the sort of figure who could easily have been cast by Stendhal in La Chartreuse de Parme. He was also the sort of figure that was easy to lose sight of, since the nuances he stood for were, in a sense, drowned in the blood of his epoch. In this sense, there is something of Benjamin Constant’s sense of the need to reintroduce Nemesis into politics, in the form of limits that would work against ‘usurpation’ and conquest. Constant’s pamphlets didn’t stop Napoleon, and Cuoco ended up, by all accounts, on the side of legitimacy after the great fading of collective energy in 1815.

He was not from Naples, but from the Molise region. By training he was another lawyer – or rather, his training as a lawyer was just part of a vaster training in the vaguer career of a philosophe, that career that is not, like that of law, institutionally recognized, and seems like no career at all to people who have short views of the amplitudes of the human soul.

He was, like all Italian philosophes, keenly aware of what was going on in Paris in the 1790s, and had, to frame his observations of these distant events, a fund of sources that included Vico. When the revolution came to Naples, his friends, like Pagano, participated in it and even tried to lead it. Cuoco took a discreter role, but even so fled the collapse and subsequent repression that put Pagano’s neck in a rope. In Milan, he published his essay on the rise and fall of the brief Parthenopeen Republic, under the guise of a philosophical history:

“In history, the custom of reporting names does more to flatter the vanity of those so named than it serves to instruct the reader. Few men know how to master events; the greatest number is its slave; he is what the time, the ideas, the moeurs and the events want him to be; when one has painted the first, what is the point of naming the others? I am firmly persuaded that if in the greatest part of history, one substituted for the proper names the letters of the alphabet, the instruction one would draw from it would be the same.”

In the event, the philosophic dislike for the personal was quickly disgarded in a history that was filled with personalities. And yet, in a sense, those personalities are as unreal in their reality as the characters of La Bruyere. Or they are real, rather, as calculators the combinations they are made of – which is to say, of that time, those moeurs, those events to which they reacted as though they had the choice to be outside of them.

21 comments:

northanger said...

QWERTY 189 = ACTIVE AND PASSIVE REVOLUTION = CALOSOMA SYCOPHANTA = CHAPTER XVII OF PRESUMPTION = EMOTION AMONG THE MODERNS = FRANZ PETER SCHUBERT = GOËTIC EVOCATION FOR AFPAK = HORKHEIMER'S DICTUM OF 1939 = IT BEGINS LEVEL WITH THE REAL (Elle commence au ras du réel, Badiou) = LE CHIFFRE INDÉCHIFFRABLE = LIBIDINAL TUGGING ON EVENTS (Ass Festival) = MAX ERNST: A RETROSPECTIVE = RWG COMMUNICATIONS = SERENDIPITOUS RECOGNITION (Explaining Serendipitous Recognition In Design) = TRANSLATION INTERLOCK (Close Encounters of the Third Kind) = WELL BURROWED, OLD MOLE! (The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte).

QWERTY 112 = GROUND BEETLE = A CLASS IN ITSELF = AFTERGLAUBE = ALUMNI OXONIENSES = BOCCA DI LEON = COMET ORCHID = DISCIPLINING JANE = EQUALIZING VOICES = ERATHICATION = FREEDOM OF SPEECH = GNAWING MOUSE = IAM REDIT ET VIRGO = JETHRO GIBBS = KHAMSA OF NEZAMI = LIBER LOAGAETH = MASS STRUGGLE = MIND CONTROL = NOUVEAU ROMAN = OPENING CREDITS = OUTSIDE LOOKING IN = POETIC MOVEMENT = PRESEMINAL FLUID = PRIME FIDUCIALS = PROFONDA MAGIA = REGULUS OF IRON = ROUTE DE MIMOSA = SHIFTS IN FOCUS = STAR REGULUS = SUPPRESSED DESIGN (sprezzatura) = THE GREAT RIFT = THE HEPTAMERON = THE MEDIAN WAGE = THE MOMENTUM = THE TIPPING POINT = THE WIZARD OF OZ = TWO TWO ZERO = VALENCIA ORANGE.

northanger said...

QWERTY 199 = THIS IS A STORY OF ORANGE PEELS = A BOOK THAT NO ONE AWAITS = GRAMSCI, PRISON NOTEBOOKS = A GUIDE TO THE TATE GALLERY = RESIDUAL ENIGMA THAT IS VITAL.

QWERTY 104 = SPREZZATURA = ESSENCE DU RIRE (A harlot high and low) = HAUNTOLOGY = HOUSE PASSES S. 3729 = SECRET CHIEFS = VIROTECHNICS.

QWERTY 2634 = DE MAN'S DISCUSSION OF BAUDELAIRE'S OF ESSENCE DU RIRE IS QUITE INTERESTING. DE MAN BRINGS UP THE TEXT IN THE SECOND SECTION OF RHETORIC OF TEMPORALITY, WHICH BEARS THE TITLE "II: IRONY". WHICH BRINGS UP A SERIES OF QUESTIONS THAT I WILL POSE RATHER BLUNTLY - WHAT IS THE "RELATION" OF LAUGHTER AND IRONY? IS THE ESSENCE DU RIRE TO BE READ UNDER THE HEADING AND TITLE OF IRONY? (A harlot high and low).

northanger said...

QWERTY 1660 = NOBLE MANNER OF SINGING THAT DOES NOT SUBJECT ITSELF TO A REGULATED MEASURE, OFTEN LESSENING THE VALUE OF THE NOTES BY HALF IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SENSE OF THE WORDS, WHENCE ARISE THE MANNER OF SINGING, WHICH I CALL SPREZZATURA ({270} Franz Schubert's Music in Performance) = ALL THE FORMER PARTISANS OF THIS DIAGONAL I'M AWARE OF NOW NEATLY DIVIDED INTO ALLIES OF (RABIDLY ANTIMARKET) SOCIALISTIC FRENCH INTELLECTUALS ON THE ONE HAND AND ("SCREW THE CRITIQUE OF CAPITAL") PRO-US SUPPLY-SIDERS ON THE OTHER = FOR KAUFFMAN JANE EYRE IS A "SIGNPOST" MARKING A "DETOUR" IN THE "GENRE OF AMOROUS EPISTOLARY DISCOURSE," "THE MEANS BY WHICH WE CAN TRACE THE METAMORPHOSIS OF THE RHETORIC OF PASSION FROM AN AUTHENTIC TO A FICTIONAL DISCOURSE" (Review: Participation without Belonging) = HIGH PRINCE OF HELL, OROBOS COMMANDS 20 LEGIONS. HE APPEARS IN THE FORM OF A BEAUTIFUL HORSE OR AS A MAN, WHO SPEAKS OF THE DIVINE ESSENCE. HE KNOWS OF THE PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE, CAN DISCOVER FALSEHOODS, GRANTS FAVORS AND HELP, AND CAN RECONCILE ENEMIES.

QWERTY 1547 = THE ART OF PHRASING BY A PERFORMER IS OFTEN INSTINCTIVE AND IS ONE OF THE FEATURES BY WHICH A SUPREME ARTIST MAY BE DISTINGUISHED FROM ONE OF LESSER INSPIRATION, WHETHER CONDUCTOR, SINGER, OR INSTRUMENTALIST (Musical phrasing) = SOCIALISATION AND CO-OPERATION IN THE SPHERE OF PRODUCTION ARE BEING INCREASED, WITHOUT HOWEVER TOUCHING (OR AT LEAST NOT GOING BEYOND THE REGULATION AND CONTROL OF) INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP APPROPRIATION OF PROFIT.

northanger said...

QWERTY 3580 = HE IS KNOWN, BY A SMALL MINORITY, FOR HAVING ORIGINATED THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN PASSIVE AND ACTIVE REVOLUTION THAT GRAMSCI TOOK UP IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND USED IN A SENSE THAT, TO AN EXTENT, SEEMS TO CALL OUT TO KARL POLANYI’S HYPOTHESIS OF THE DOUBLE MOVEMENT – FIRST THE MOVEMENT TOWARDS THE FREE MARKET, THEN THE MOVEMENT TOWARDS STATE INTERVENTION TO PRESERVE THE PRIVATE SPHERE FROM THE STRESSES THE PROFIT TAKING ACTIVITY HAD CAUSED - WITHIN THE GREAT TRANSFORMATION TO CAPITALISM = UNDAUNTED HE REMAINED FIRM. WITHOUT DELAY AND WITHOUT REST HE HELD THE NAIL AND FIRMLY REFUSED TO TURN AWAY, AND HE HELD HIS EYES UNDER THE STARS. HE RETURNED ALONG THE SAME PATH SEVERAL TIMES, AGAIN STRIKING THE WOMB, PIERCING THE SIDES, AND STRIKING WITH AN IVORY COMB (IN JUVENAL, PUBIC HAIR). NOW, AFTER A LONG TIME, WEARY, THEY APPROACHED THE SAME END; THEN, PANTING, HIS LIMBS AND DRIED-OUT FACE SHOOK, SWEAT FLOWED EVERYWHERE IN STREAMS, HE SLIPPED, EXHAUSTED, AND SLIMY LIQUID TRICKLED FROM HIS LOINS.

QWERTY 4223 = CUOCO (1770-1823) WAS THE SORT OF FIGURE WHO COULD EASILY HAVE BEEN CAST BY STENDHAL IN LA CHARTREUSE DE PARME. HE WAS ALSO THE SORT OF FIGURE THAT WAS EASY TO LOSE SIGHT OF, SINCE THE NUANCES HE STOOD FOR WERE, IN A SENSE, DROWNED IN THE BLOOD OF HIS EPOCH. IN THIS SENSE, THERE IS SOMETHING OF BENJAMIN CONSTANT'S SENSE OF THE NEED TO REINTRODUCE NEMESIS INTO POLITICS, IN THE FORM OF LIMITS THAT WOULD WORK AGAINST 'USURPATION' AND CONQUEST. CONSTANT'S PAMPHLETS DIDN'T STOP NAPOLEON, AND CUOCO ENDED UP, BY ALL ACCOUNTS, ON THE SIDE OF LEGITIMACY AFTER THE GREAT FADING OF COLLECTIVE ENERGY IN 1815 = BUT CERTAINLY IT IS TRUE THAT GOD IS "INDESCRIBABLE" AND THIS IS OFTEN USED IN THE CHURCH'S PRAYERS TO GOD, THOUGH THE ENGLISH WORD USUALLY USED IS UNCIRCUMSCRIBABLE. THERE IS ONE PRAYER, ABOUT THE INCARNATION, THAT USES THE LINE THAT "PHILOSPHERS ARE MUTE LIKE FISH BEFORE THEE" WHICH IS A GREAT IMAGE, THINKING ABOUT THEIR MOUTHS OPENING AND CLOSING BUT NOTHING CAN COME OUT. ANYWAY, WE CAN ALL GET AN IDEA OF THIS BY READING WHAT GOD SAID TO JOB AND HIS "FRIENDS" AT THE END OF THE BOOK OF JOB; WHAT CAN WE SAY OF SUCH A GOD? BISHOP HILARION ALFEYEV PUTS IT THIS WAY.

northanger said...

QWERTY 2603 = HE WAS NOT FROM NAPLES, BUT FROM THE MOLISE REGION. BY TRAINING HE WAS ANOTHER LAWYER - OR RATHER, HIS TRAINING AS A LAWYER WAS JUST PART OF A VASTER TRAINING IN THE VAGUER CAREER OF A PHILOSOPHE, THAT CAREER THAT IS NOT, LIKE THAT OF LAW, INSTITUTIONALLY RECOGNIZED, AND SEEMS LIKE NO CAREER AT ALL TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE SHORT VIEWS OF THE AMPLITUDES OF THE HUMAN SOUL = IT'S INTERESTING THAT ALL OF THESE FILMS AND BOOKS SLIP INTO A KIND OF MERRIMENT. FORGERY, IT SEEMS, IS VERY CLOSE TO COMEDY AND THE CARNIVALESQUE. IT MAKES ASSES OF THOSE IN AUTHORITY, JUMBLES CATEGORIES, UPENDS ASSUMPTIONS. THE FORGER IS VERY MUCH LIKE THE COURT JESTER OR THE SHAKESPEREAN FOOL, AND EVEN THOSE LIKE HOVING, WHO HAVE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AT STAKE, CANNOT HELP BUT SMILE (The Cinema of Forgery) = THE RECENTLY LEAKED ASSESSMENT WRITTEN BY THE COMMANDER OF NATO'S INTERNATIONAL STABILIZATION AND ASSISTANCE FORCE (ISAF) GENERAL STANLEY A. MCCHRYSTAL IS A VERY WELL WRITTEN AND REASONED DOCUMENT. ON SEVERAL LEVELS IT PRESENTS SOUND LOGIC AND ADVICE. BUT THE QUESTIONS IT DOES NOT ADDRESS ARE AS IMPORTANT - AND IN SOME CASES MORE SO - THAN THOSE IT DOES.

QWERTY 3677 = HE WAS, LIKE ALL ITALIAN PHILOSOPHES, KEENLY AWARE OF WHAT WAS GOING ON IN PARIS IN THE 1790S, AND HAD, TO FRAME HIS OBSERVATIONS OF THESE DISTANT EVENTS, A FUND OF SOURCES THAT INCLUDED VICO. WHEN THE REVOLUTION CAME TO NAPLES, HIS FRIENDS, LIKE PAGANO, PARTICIPATED IN IT AND EVEN TRIED TO LEAD IT. CUOCO TOOK A DISCRETER ROLE, BUT EVEN SO FLED THE COLLAPSE AND SUBSEQUENT REPRESSION THAT PUT PAGANO'S NECK IN A ROPE. IN MILAN, HE PUBLISHED HIS ESSAY ON THE RISE AND FALL OF THE BRIEF PARTHENOPEEN REPUBLIC, UNDER THE GUISE OF A PHILOSOPHICAL HISTORY = WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR MAKES NO DIFFERENCE WHO YOU ARE / ANYTHING YOUR HEART DESIRES WILL COME TO YOU IF YOUR HEART IS IN YOUR DREAM / NO REQUEST IS TOO EXTREME WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR AS DREAMERS DO / FATE IS KIND SHE BRINGS TO THOSE WHO LOVE THE SWEET FULFILLMENT OF THEIR SECRET LONGING / LIKE A BOLT OUT OF THE BLUE SUDDENLY IT COMES IN VIEW / WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE / WHEN A STAR IS BORN THEY POSSESS A GIFT OR TWO ONE OF THEM IS THIS: THEY HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE A WISH COME TRUE.

northanger said...

QWERTY 2859 = "FEW MEN KNOW HOW TO MASTER EVENTS; THE GREATEST NUMBER IS ITS SLAVE; HE IS WHAT THE TIME, THE IDEAS, THE MOEURS AND THE EVENTS WANT HIM TO BE; WHEN ONE HAS PAINTED THE FIRST, WHAT IS THE POINT OF NAMING THE OTHERS? I AM FIRMLY PERSUADED THAT IF IN THE GREATEST PART OF HISTORY, ONE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE PROPER NAMES THE LETTERS OF THE ALPHABET, THE INSTRUCTION ONE WOULD DRAW FROM IT WOULD BE THE SAME" = MIKE. HE DOESN'T NEED HIS NAME UP IN LIGHTS. HE JUST WANTS TO BE HEARD WHETHER IT'S THE BEAT OR THE MIC. HE FEELS SO UNLIKE EVERYBODY ELSE, ALONE. IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT SOME PEOPLE STILL THINK THAT THEY KNOW HIM. BUT NO… HE KNOWS THE CODE: IT'S NOT ABOUT THE SALARY, IT'S ABOUT REALITY AND MAKING SOME NOISE, MAKIN' A STORY, MAKIN SURE HIS CLIQUE STAYS UP, THAT MEANS WHEN HE PUTS IT DOWN, TAK'S PICKIN IT UP! (LET'S GO!) (Remember the Name, Fort Minor)

QWERTY 2295 = AND YET, IN A SENSE, THOSE PERSONALITIES ARE AS UNREAL IN THEIR REALITY AS THE CHARACTERS OF LA BRUYERE. OR THEY ARE REAL, RATHER, AS CALCULATORS THE COMBINATIONS THEY ARE MADE OF - WHICH IS TO SAY, OF THAT TIME, THOSE MOEURS, THOSE EVENTS TO WHICH THEY REACTED AS THOUGH THEY HAD THE CHOICE TO BE OUTSIDE OF THEM = HERE IT IS TO BE NOTED. IN THE THIRD FUSION OF THE REGULUS, THE FIRE MUST BE VEHEMENTLY HEIGHTENED, THAT IF ANY IMPURITY REMAIN WITH THE REGULUS, IT MAY BY THAT INTENSE HEAT BE TAKEN AWAY. BY THIS MEANS YOU WILL HAVE A REGULUS IN BEAUTY AND WHITENESS COMPARABLE TO SILVER, BUT IN VIRTUE AND PRICE FAR SUPERIOR.

roger said...

I love the fact that in your new cantos, LimitedInc=Jiminy Cricket. You know, North, I rather enjoy crickets - i must recommend Hugos in Houston for the best fried crickets you ever tasted!

Although since I feasted on my spiritual brothers, it is true, crickets have been turning up in odd places in my life - a cricket came out of the bag I was packing when I packed my clothes to leave for Paris.

patrick j. mullins said...

North is such a fabulous artist, although very disagreeable and cranky. By now, she has drawn me back over here, Roger, and I read her deterritorializations of your post here, and then don't mind at all going back and reading the original literary form, as this one: "HE WAS, LIKE ALL ITALIAN PHILOSOPHES, KEENLY AWARE OF WHAT WAS GOING ON IN PARIS IN THE 1790S, AND HAD, TO FRAME HIS OBSERVATIONS OF THESE DISTANT EVENTS, A FUND OF SOURCES THAT INCLUDED VICO. WHEN THE REVOLUTION CAME TO NAPLES, HIS FRIENDS, LIKE PAGANO, PARTICIPATED IN IT AND EVEN TRIED TO LEAD IT."

She takes it and makes it strangely official and very quickly, by caressing it. She used to write these wonderful things about ANGRAECUM ORCHIDS and PROBOSCIS. You're very lucky to have her, and she certainly doesn't seem to have any inhibitions about really going on and on, which is just the way I like it. When I see a whole thread of North Gematria, I think, oh this is going to be like a special lullaby kind of thing.

patrick j. mullins said...

Don't you just love this piece: GOËTIC EVOCATION FOR AFPAK = HORKHEIMER'S DICTUM OF 1939 = IT BEGINS LEVEL WITH THE REAL (Elle commence au ras du réel, Badiou) = LE CHIFFRE INDÉCHIFFRABLE = LIBIDINAL TUGGING ON EVENTS (Ass Festival) = MAX ERNST: A RETROSPECTIVE = RWG COMMUNICATIONS

Of course, I always wanted to know about a Libidinal Ass Festival, and wasn't afraid to ask, just hadn't gotten around to it. There's just something about the way one odd thing follows another that it seems like turned into music.

northanger said...

QWERTY 782 = THERE'S JUST SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY ONE ODD THING FOLLOWS ANOTHER THAT IT SEEMS LIKE TURNED INTO MUSIC = 17-TAN. "THE PATH OF LAMED. (THE COMBINATION GIMEL, LAMED, SAMECH. THE VISION OF THE JUSTICE OR BALANCE OF THE UNIVERSE" = HERE THE EON SEEMS TO EMBRACE WHATEVER TRULY NEW AND INDIVIDUALIZED QUALITIES SURVIVE - THEY ARE ALLOWED TO BE (PHASE 18 - The Waxing QuadNovile) = ONCE AGAIN, THE ARDENT AND STEADFAST ASPIRANT MAY EXPERIENCE FOR A MOMENT THE ALL-REVEALING LIGHT OF WHOLENESS (PHASE 27 - The Waning BiSeptile).

patrick j. mullins said...

Somehow this seems to follow. I remember when Babbitt was at work on this, and I'm sure Roger does too. We may finally be seeing the beginning of a decent result (forgive us, roger, for we know now what we don't know how not to be Hyperstitional sometimes...):

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/07/they-unpaved-paradise/?hp

"Mr. Gielen’s photographs capture the moment when we may be seeing the first benefits of this historic attempt at reconciling ecosystems and development. In 2009, wading birds, the Everglades’ indicator species, returned in numbers not seen since the 1940s. A fluke or a trend?"

patrick j. mullins said...

I meant this part, and usually I don't experience such things about the environment when we're talking 'all-revealing light of wholeness'. So this is a good omen, although I hope I don't have to do it that often. They are much better yeomans around.

ONCE AGAIN, THE ARDENT AND STEADFAST ASPIRANT MAY EXPERIENCE FOR A MOMENT THE ALL-REVEALING LIGHT OF WHOLENESS (PHASE 27 - The Waning BiSeptile).

northanger said...

QWERTY 3027 = SHE TAKES IT AND MAKES IT STRANGELY OFFICIAL AND VERY QUICKLY, BY CARESSING IT. SHE USED TO WRITE THESE WONDERFUL THINGS ABOUT ANGRAECUM ORCHIDS AND PROBOSCIS. YOU'RE VERY LUCKY TO HAVE HER, AND SHE CERTAINLY DOESN'T SEEM TO HAVE ANY INHIBITIONS ABOUT REALLY GOING ON AND ON, WHICH IS JUST THE WAY I LIKE IT. WHEN I SEE A WHOLE THREAD OF NORTH GEMATRIA, I THINK, OH THIS IS GOING TO BE LIKE A SPECIAL LULLABY KIND OF THING = LOIN DU 16E (XVIE ARRONDISSEMENT; LITERALLY: "FAR FROM THE 16TH") - BY BRAZILIAN WRITER-DIRECTORS WALTER SALLES AND DANIELA THOMAS. A YOUNG WOMAN (CATALINA SANDINO MORENO) SINGS A SPANISH LULLABY ("QUÉ LINDA MANITO") TO HER BABY BEFORE LEAVING IT IN A DAYCARE. SHE THEN TAKES AN EXTREMELY LONG COMMUTE TO THE HOME OF HER WEALTHY EMPLOYER (WHOSE FACE IS NOT SEEN), WHERE SHE SINGS THE SAME LULLABY TO HER EMPLOYER'S BABY (16th arrondissement of Paris).

QWERTY 579 = WRITE THESE WONDERFUL THINGS ABOUT ANGRAECUM ORCHIDS AND PROBOSCIS = TRITICUM ÆSTIVUM RUBRUM, SPICA ALBA. RED SPRING WHEAT, WITH A WHITE SPIKE = WE ARE INTERESTED IN FICTION ONLY INSOFAR AS IT IS SIMULTANEOUSLY HYPERSTITION.

QWERTY 138 = SPECIAL LULLABY = SPECULATIVE REALISM = SPECULATIVE WHAT?

QWERTY 148 = A SPECIAL LULLABY = ARMAGEDDON (1998 FILM) = LEMURIAN TIME WAR.

QWERTY 62 = 5 WORDS = CUPOLA = OGHUMM = SEVEN + SIGHT (Heptopsis Theorem) = TZAPHKIEL = VOICED VOTE.

QWERTY 1405 = -OPSIS A COMBINING FORM MEANING “LIKENESS,” USED ESP. IN THE NAMES OF LIVING ORGANISMS AND ORGANIC STRUCTURES THAT RESEMBLE THE THING NAMED BY THE INITIAL ELEMENT: COREOPSIS. ORIGIN: < GK ÓPSIS APPEARANCE, SIGHT (Heptopsis Theorem) = BETWEEN A SHAMAN OF THE TUNGUSES AND THE EUROPEAN PRELATE WHO RULES OVER BOTH CHURCH AND STATE… THERE CERTAINLY IS A TREMENDOUS DISTANCE IN THE STYLE OF FAITH, BUT NOT IN THE PRINCIPLE ({171} Religion Within the Boundary of Pure Reason) = ONE IS THE MAGUS: TWAIN HIS FORCES: FOUR HIS WEAPONS. THESE ARE THE SEVEN SPIRITS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS; SEVEN VULTURES OF EVIL. THUS IS THE ART AND CRAFT OF THE MAGUS BUT GLAMOUR. HOW SHALL HE DESTROY HIMSELF? (Liber B vel Magi).

northanger said...

QWERTY 195 = DAMN GLAD TO SEE YOU, BOY! = EARLY MORNING SINGING SONG = REFORMED TABLE OF RAPHAEL = SIX PLATINUM GROUP ELEMENTS = SOME NOTES FOR SATURDAY = THE CHOIR: BOYS DON'T SING.

QWERTY 4265 = WHEN THE NIGHT HAS COME AND THE LAND IS DARK, AND THE MOON IS THE ONLY LIGHT WE SEE. NO I WON'T BE AFRAID, NO I WON'T BE AFRAID, JUST AS LONG AS YOU STAND, STAND BY ME. AND DARLING, DARLING STAND BY ME. STAND BY ME, STAND NOW, STAND BY ME, STAND BY ME. YOU'RE WAY TO BEAUTIFUL GIRL, THAT'S WHY IT'LL NEVER WORK, YOU'LL HAVE ME SUICIDAL, SUICIDAL. WHEN YOU SAY IT'S OVER. DAMN ALL THESE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS, THEY ONLY WANNA DO YOUR DIRT. THEY'LL HAVE YOU SUICIDAL, SUICIDAL. WHENEVER YOU'RE IN TROUBLE WON'T YOU… STAND BY ME NOW, STAND BY ME NOW, STAND BY ME NOW, STAND BY ME = THE PIECE OF MUSIC I ORIGINALLY CHOSE WAS A CLASSICAL GUITAR SOLO PLAYED ON ACOUSTIC GUITAR. IT WAS NONMETRICAL WITH A LOT OF RUBATO. I CUT THE SEQUENCE TO THAT MUSIC AND IT ALSO BECAME NONMETRICAL AND IRREGULAR. I THOUGHT IT WAS GREAT AND SO DID HUGHES. HE LOVED IT SO MUCH THAT HE SHOWED IT TO THE STUDIO BUT THEY JUST WENT EHHH." THEN AFTER MANY SCREENINGS WHERE THE AUDIENCE SAID "THE MUSEUM SCENE IS THE SCENE WE LIKE LEAST," HE DECIDED TO REPLACE THE MUSIC. WE HAD ALL LOVED IT, BUT THE AUDIENCE HATED IT. I SAID, 'I THINK I KNOW WHY THEY HATE THE MUSEUM SCENE. IT'S IN THE WRONG PLACE' (Ferris Bueller's Day Off).

northanger said...

QWERTY 4580 = THE FILM'S INFLUENCE IN POPULAR CULTURE EXTENDS BEYOND THE FILM ITSELF TO HOW MUSICAL ELEMENTS OF THE FILM HAVE BEEN RECEIVED AS WELL, FOR EXAMPLE, YELLO'S "OH YEAH." AS JONATHAN BERNSTEIN EXPLAINS, "NEVER A HIT, THIS SLICE OF SWISS-MADE TOMFOOLERY WITH ITS VARISPEED VOCAL EFFECTS AND DRIVING PERCUSSION WAS FIRST USED BY JOHN HUGHES TO ILLUSTRATE THE MOUTHWATERING MUST-HAVENESS OF CAMERON'S DAD'S FERRARI. SINCE THEN, IT HAS BECOME SYNONYMOUS WITH AVARICE. EVERY TIME A MOVIE, TV SHOW OR COMMERCIAL WANTS TO UNDERLINE THE JAW-DROPPING IMPACT OF A HOT BABE OR SLEEK AUTO, THAT SYNTH-DRUM STARTS POPPING AND THAT DEEP VOICE RUMBLES, 'OH YEAH…'" (Ferris Bueller's Day Off) = AND FURTHERMORE CONSIDERING THE SHEWSTONE,15 WHICH THE HIGH PRIESTS DID USE BY THY OWN ORDERING WHEREIN THEY HAD LIGHTS AND JUDGMENTS IN THEIR GREAT DOUBTS. AND CONSIDERING ALSO THAT THOU (O GOD) DIDST NOT REFUSE TO INSTRUCT THY PROPHETS (THEN, CALLED SEERS16) TO GIVE TRUE ANSWERS TO COMMON PEOPLE OF THINGS ECONOMICAL, AS SAMUEL, FOR SAUL, SEEKING FOR HIS FATHER'S ASSES BEING GONE ASTRAY:17 AND OF OTHER THINGS VULGAR, TRUE PREDICTIONS, WHEREBY TO WIN CREDIT UNTO THY WEIGHTIER AFFAIRS. AND THINKING TO MYSELF, THE LACK OF THY WISDOM TO ME, TO BE OF MORE IMPORTANCE, THAN THE VALUE OF AN ASS OR TWO, COULD BE, TO SAUL'S FATHER (John Dee's Introductory Prayer to His First Angelic Communication) = SHAMANISM OCCUPIES A CONSIDERABLE PLACE IN THE RELIGIOUS LIFE OF THE TUNGUS.58 IT WILL BE REMEMBERED THAT THE TERM "SHAMAN" ITSELF IS TUNGUSIC (ŠAMAN), WHATEVER THE ORIGIN OF THE WORD MAY BE.59 • 58 CF. JG GMELIN, REISE DURCH SIBIRIEN, II, 44-46, 193-95, ETC.; MIKHAILOWSKI, PP. 64-65, 97, ETC.; SM SHIROKOGOROFF: "GENERAL THEORY OF SHAMANISM AMONG THE TUNGUS"; NORTHERN TUNGUS MIGRATIONS IN THE FAR EAST (GOLDI AND THEIR ETHNICAL AFFINITIES)"; "VERSUCH EINER ERFORSCHUNG DER GRUNDLAGEN DES SCHAMANISMUS BEI DEN TUNGUSEN"; AND ESPECIALLY THIS AUTHOR'S INCLUSIVE STUDY, PSYCHOMENTAL COMPLEX OF THE TUNGUS, CF. ALSO W. SCHMIDT, DER URSPRUNG, X, 578-623 • 59 SEE BELOW, PP. 495 F ({236} Shamanic Séances Among The Tungus And The Orochi).

roger said...

Patrick, yes, North is the writing the cyber cantos, which begin with alpha, the singularity of the first computing moment, and will end with omega, which is god knows where, perhaps the twitching of a houseflies hind legs on a planet circling around M31.

patrick j. mullins said...

"will end with omega, which is god knows where, perhaps the twitching of a houseflies hind legs on a planet circling around M31.'

Nice, it echoes the beginning of the new resurgence of the Everglades. Whoever would have thought it would have an 'industrial' feel to it. The return of the wading birds is miraculous.

Yes, it's just the last few days I see how to read North's Gematria. I used to be able to read some of them, but it's the way there's a juxtaposition with different things that doesn't come across as dissonant, the way you'd expect. It's like all these phenomena are made equal, but not in a mindless way. That makes reading them like wandering through a strange land of dreams, much as I sometimes feel when I manage to get up to the Chelsea galleries, and wander from one to the other without going to see anybody's work in particular; it's like going into some stranger's dream, and although they obviously differ in quality, that's the less important part than just the movement from one dream to the other, this way even the less fine pieces will have their own punctuation.
Well yes, they can have a bit of dissonance, but it's not an extreme one, mainly just for contrast.

patrick j. mullins said...

"Whoever would have thought it would have an 'industrial' feel to it."

I meant, whoever would have thought it would NOT have an 'industrial' feel to it. just setting in place the conditions that allow the wetlands to recover doesn't seem contrived or 'theme-parkish' at all, it's almost as though the difficult maneuverings aren't even seen. You just notice that the place isn't dying anymore; and that's not nothing, it's rare and may be a real symbol of how solving some of these matters is not out of reach. Doom is not always certain.

northanger said...

just got both of those 4580s. be worth explaining where those came from. ferris bueller on tv oct 5th and shamanic séances (from Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy, Mircea Eliade) oct 7th. picked Shamanism at random looking at pages 236, 268 and 580. my last name is on page 580.

i'm actually proofreading, haha :o). will nip in to explain full hodology of 236 & 268 during breaks. first, i knew 16TH ARRONDISSEMENT OF PARIS was originally from your blog roger -- it's from 09.19.09, Amie link -- which doesn't work anymore, but my notes say it's Paris je t'aime - Loin du 16e. it reappeared 09.30.10 (and patrick, note ANGRAECUM CONSERVATION). checked all 204s, while i remembered, in general, where it came from didn't finally check my notes until tonight. 3027 wasn't part of original 09.19.09 list (which does include 16TH ARRONDISSEMENT OF PARIS), but 3027 phrase added 09.30.10. i'll add song lyrics and a few other bits.

patrick j. mullins said...

Interesting song that. Mais oui, the 16eme is tres, tres snobbisme...accents all airy and overly delicate and breezy. Reminded me of josephine baker's old 1930 song 'J'ai deux amours, mon pays et paris'...dreadful song, but she could carry it off. Who says you need to be so political with your art? She did some gigs in Harlem early on and there are some clips still, her body was totally noodle-y and yogic.

ANGRAECUM ORCHID is like that black boyfriend I had in the 70s, but never could find again, despite getting drunk and calling information all night. They said they had 30 'Carl Stewarts' in the Washington area...

Yes, I've been looking at a book on Borromini's palaces and churches, the photos are in b & w, reminded by your 'looking at random', I've been doing this with some books, it's good and liberates one. 'Found your name on p. 580' is like that time you said 'this guy in college', when you were naming good-looking men.

northanger said...

QWERTY 1897 = PATRICK, YES, NORTH IS THE WRITING THE CYBER CANTOS, WHICH BEGIN WITH ALPHA, THE SINGULARITY OF THE FIRST COMPUTING MOMENT, AND WILL END WITH OMEGA, WHICH IS GOD KNOWS WHERE, PERHAPS THE TWITCHING OF A HOUSEFLIES HIND LEGS ON A PLANET CIRCLING AROUND M31 = WHAT CAN I DO? MY FATE IS DARK AS PITCH. / I HAVE NOT REACHED THIS PLACE THROUGH MY OWN WISH. / I AM CONSTRAINED, SHACKLED BY IRON CHAINS. / WHAT USE TO STRUGGLE NOW? THIS IS MY FATE. / I CAN'T MYSELF UNLOOSE THESE BONDS OF MINE, / NOR FREE MY BODY OF THEIR HEAVY WEIGHT (The Poetry of Nizami Ganjavi).