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I. Mathematics
II. St. Bucky Fuller.
III. Beat
IV. Buddhism
V. Asteroids, Meteors, and Comets.
VI. Renaissance Influences.
VII. Music, Video, and so on.


I. Mathematics.    }Number Theory Definitions and Principles. This page has some basic definitions and proofs in number theory.  Click one of the links below to jump to a section of this page. 35 links.  There are several mathematics glossaries on the Academic Research List: .   }discussion of ancient Egyptian math that includes their invention of fractions. Also includes, how they did multiplication and division, and algebra and geometry.    }another pretty good list of math sites. Especially, wolfram-free sites. Includes a link to “3000 completely worked-out proofs in logic and set theory”.   }site has an engine that performs factorizations (decompositions) using ECM (the Elliptic Curve Method) – !! Enable your browser’s Java to use this site.   }Nicomachus of Gerasa  has gained a position of importance in the history of ancient mathematics due in great measure to his Introduction to Arithmetic. This book is one of the only surviving documentations of Greek number theory.  … I shall take a single theme found in the Arithmetic and look at it with the lens of a mathematician. Nicomachus also wrote another surviving manuscript, The Manual of Harmonics, and one of his tables leads naturally to a representation of the musical scale of Pythagoras.    }The Pi Searcher lets you search for any string of digits (up to 120 of them) in the first 200 million digits of Pi. You can also show any substring of Pi. The Pi Searcher uses a combination of linear search (searching each digit one by one) for small search strings and a pre-computed index for large search strings. The result is that the Pi searcher is extremely fast — it takes less than 1/50th of a second to handle most requests. For more information, see how the Pi Searcher works.   }I’m frequently asked where people can get such a ridiculously large amount of pi. Be warned that 50 million digits of pi takes up 50 megabytes. This can take up to 4 hours to download!  On this page are 10,000 digits of Pi formatted for humans. Also here, 1 million digits of Pi (Might take a while to download) .   }50 million digits (compressed, special): You can download 50 million from the Pi searcher here in .iso format, this is the download link. .iso format is an image format. If you don’t know what that is and would like to know, look in JKU Academic Research List  , and in JKU, Online Tools 2016  , to find it out.    }we recommend this site for all students and children. Solves math problems, lets you specify kind and format. Passed our tests, although we didn’t try as hard as we might have to crash it.    }Easily create startling geometric constructions! Starting from simple triangle relations, continuing with trigonometric theorems up to fractals and transformation groups Cinderella lets you create and manipulate visualizations in an intuitive, yet powerful way. And even better: you can get this for free! Use simulations for virtual laboratories. Freely experiment with masses, springs, charges and fields! Liberated from the constraints of reality, scenarios ranging from atom physics, classical mechanic to planetary orbits may be examined. The pro version of Cinderella is going to be free for everybody soon. This enables you to use all features, including physics simulation and scripting, without a license (2013).    }Download Cinderella.2 You can download a free copy of Cinderella.2 here. If you buy a license you can use this license to personalize Cinderella with your name, but you can use all functions of Cinderella even without a license. Current stable version is 2.9 build 1835 of 3/6/2016. }Mathematicians have always been fascinated by the problem of describing all solutions in whole numbers x,y, z to algebraic equations like x2 + y2 = z2.  Euclid gave the complete solution for that equation, but for more complicated equations this becomes extremely difficult.   }a page of tessellation links, with descriptions, but unfortunately with many dead links. These links are meant for students and teachers.    }read the paragraph for “logic”.    }overview of ancient Indian math, with links at page-bottom.    }topology links on the Web. Topology is a mathematical study of geometric properties with several different branches such as algebraic and differential topology. Perhaps the first person to bring attention to the beginnings of topology was Euler. In 1736, Leonhard Euler published a paper relating the discovery of a different type of geometry where distance wasn’t relevant.    }EUKLID DynaGeo is a computer program for "moving geometry". It allows the creation of dynamic drawings, i.e. Drawings in which (some) points can be postponed (with the mouse) without losing the connections between the geometric objects defined during the creation of the drawing: A center-right always remains a center-right, a parallel always remains a parallel, etc., etc. For example, if you use e.g. In an EUKLID DynaGeo drawing have constructed the perimeter of a triangle (correctly), then it always goes through all three corners, how much you pull at the corners of the triangle.     }Encyclopedia of Triangle Centers. Long ago, someone drew a triangle and three segments across it. Each segment started at a vertex and stopped at the midpoint of the opposite side. The segments met in a point. The person was impressed and repeated the experiment on a different shape of triangle. Again the segments met in a point. The person drew yet a third triangle, very carefully, with the same result. He told his friends. To their surprise and delight, the coincidence worked for them, too. Word spread, and the magic of the three segments was regarded as the work of a higher power. Centuries passed, and someone proved that the three medians do indeed concur in a point, now called the centroid. The ancients found other points, too, now called the incenter, circumcenter and orthocenter. More centuries passed, more special points were discovered, and a definition of triangle center emerged. Like the definition of continuous function, this definition is satisfied by infinitely many objects, of which only finitely many will ever be published. The Encyclopedia of Triangle Centers (ETC) extends a list of 400 triangle centers published in the 1998 book Triangle Centers and Central Triangles. For subsequent developments, click Links (one of the buttons atop this page). In particular, Eric Weisstein's MathWorld, the web's most extensive mathematics resource, covers much of classical and modern triangle geometry, including sketches and references.     }GeoGebra is dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package. GeoGebra is a rapidly expanding community of millions of users located in just about every country. GeoGebra has become the leading provider of dynamic mathematics software, supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and innovations in teaching and learning worldwide.    }intro to ancient Egyptian math. }overview of ancient Egyptian math.    }a very traditional history of zero, including ancient Indian mathematics. }discussion of the invention of decimal numeration and the place-value system by the ancient Indians.   }an overview of ancient Indian math.    }discussion of ancient Indian numerals, etc.   }intro to ancient Egyptian math. }overview of ancient Egyptian math.   }a very traditional history of zero, including ancient Indian mathematics. }discussion of the invention of decimal numeration and the place-value system by the ancient Indians.   }an overview of ancient Indian math.   }discussion of ancient Indian numerals, etc.    }Indexes of Biographies of Mathematicians.   }guide to available mathematical software for use in computational science and engineering.   }Wilhelm Gottfried Leibniz built the first digital mechanical calculator during 1672-1694.    }fairly good short primer on primes.     }quantum modules of synergetic geometry.   }the T-module in synergetics.    }the Khan Academy recreational math page, including a Community Questions page. 163 links on the page. Some fun links, such as Recreational mathematics and inspirational videos by resident ‘mathemusician’ (sic) Vi Hart, on Spirals, Fibonacci and being a plant; Hexaflexagons; About pi and tau; Singing (and noises); and Mobius strips.   }very brief overview of their numerals, place-value, and decimal systems. The ancient Indians invented base-10 math.   }list of mathematics sites, for college students and teachers; it does have a few DLs.   }other links to math sites.   }another good illustrated summary of ancient Greek mathematics.    }good page full of the basics of Pythagorean math, and most of it right. Illustrated.    }tessellation and tiling math basics.    }MathOverflow is a question and answer site for professional mathematicians. It’s built and run by you as part of the Stack Exchange network of Q&A sites. With your help, we’re working together to build a library of detailed answers to every question about research level mathematics. We’re a little bit different from other sites. Here’s how: Ask questions, get answers, no distractions.This site is all about getting answers. It’s not a discussion forum. There’s no chit-chat.   }brief paper on ancient Babylonian math, including their algebra, such as solving of square roots, quadratics, etc.    }Cartan’s methods of exterior differential forms are applied to a variety of physical problems, from the perspective of Continuous Topological Evolution.    }Applications of External Differential Forms. Many links here, to pages, documents, and pdfs.    }syllabus and commentary to Applications of External Differential Forms.    }Maple programs and special links relating to Cartan’s Topological Structure and Applications of External Differential Forms.    }math puzzles (some with answers), resources, and links.   }random number generators from the University of Salzburg.   }Pythagorean teachings across the centuries. Illustrated.    }some of the little-known facts about Vedic math.   }The mathematical object denoted by Ric is what is called a tensor (in this case it’s Ricci’s tensor, and hence its notation). The reason why Ric = 0  is, in Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity all matter that contributes to the source of the gravitational field must be described by another tensor, called the energy-momentum tensor. In the case of the so-called static vacuum field equations the energy-momentum tensor is set to zero, because there is no mass or radiation present by hypothesis. Otherwise Ric would not be equal to zero. So the alleged black hole can interact with nothing, not even an ‘observer’.    }A number of malicious Black Hole and Big Bang creationism zealots, adducing no arguments of their own devise, have resorted to merely citing the following equally feckless quintet, either in full or in part, on a number of blogs and other websites, in irrational and feverish attempts to refute my proofs that Black Hole universes and Big Bang universes are nonsense.   }Stephen J. Crothers webpage, complete with his papers and various articles.     }The site's menu is in the left-hand column. Go there and click "slide rule course, how to use a SR", and you'll go to "Illustrated Self-Guided Course On How To Use The Slide Rule". Introduction, illustrations, tutorial, complete. Clear, easy to read photos of slide rules, a "virtual slide rule" you can use, everything. Recommended.   }linklist on math sites, etc.  Found under “Ideas”.    }discusses ancient Babylonian math and their invention of the base-60 number system, which is appropriate for spherical geometry. They were superb astronomers, perhaps as good as the Indians. Note that their computation of the length of the modern year was precise to several digits after the decimal point, and that their algerbraic solution of the quadratic was correct by modern standards (i.e., all around 1700 b.c. or before, etc.). Note also their very accurate tracking and computation of the sidereal year of Jupiter. Why?    }Mathematics Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for people studying math at any level and professionals in related fields. It’s 100% free, no registration required. Every page on this site, of the type linked to, have many links will will find some of very interesting, on the right side of the page. There are 230 links on this page.   }how do I learn mathematical symbols?  And two answers, (1) ; and (2) .    }Mathematica Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of Mathematica. It’s 100% free, no registration required.  The page linked to gives the answer, square the sum, to the question, I would like to determine the coefficient of a desired term in the product of two summation where the powers of x are not necessarily integers. }here a programmer asks for help in understanding math; there are informal replies, followed by a formal reply. On these pages, that’s the format. The formal answer is in larger boldface and follows the informal ones.   }start reading at “3. Mind and Language” and you’ll see how this is about mathematics; in particular, it is about logic and combinatorial math, symbols, and how they give rise to what we identify as thinking.    }historical summary of ancient Babylonian math.    }portal for many math, engineering, and other technical websites; also computer-related sites, such as coding, anti-virus, and so on. }The Mathematics of Ancient Egypt: The Impressive Numerical History of an Ancient Civilization.    }Symbolab is an advanced math education tool. It allows users to learn, practice and discover math topics using mathematical symbols and scientific notations as well as text. Symbolab provides automated step by step solutions to algebraic, trigonometric and calculus topics covering from middle school through college. Symbolab offers a wealth of smart calculators including: equations, simultaneous equations, inequalities, integrals, derivatives, limits , tangent line, trigonometric equations, functions and more. The stated goal of the site is to make scientific content universally accessible by expanding the searchable data space onto scientific notations, expressions, equations and formulas. This is done by applying proprietary machine learning algorithms in order to understand the meaning and context of the queries. Symbolab, making math simpler.    }The Millennium Prize Problems are seven mathematics problems laid out by the Clay Mathematics Institute in 2000. They’re not easy – a correct solution to any one results in a US$1,000,000 prize being awarded by the institute. Russian mathematician Grigori Perelman was awarded the Prize on March 18 last year for solving one of the problems, the  Poincaré conjecture – as yet the only problem that’s been solved. Famously, he turned down the $1,000,000 Millennium Prize. Over the coming weeks, each of these problems will be illuminated by experts from the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) member institutions. Here, Daniel Delbourgo explains the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture. Enjoy.   }This page collects various areas in which ideas from discrete and computational geometry (meaning mainly low-dimensional Euclidean geometry) meet some real world applications. It contains brief descriptions of those applications and the geometric questions arising from them, as well as pointers to web pages on the applications themselves and on their geometric connections. This is largely organized by application but some major general techniques are also listed as topics. Suggestions for other applications and pointers are welcome.    }This document is the transcript of an interview of me conducted by American scientists who requested me to explain in as simple terms as possible why the black hole does not exist. I provide five proofs, four of which each prove that General Relativity does not predict the black hole, and one which proves that the theoretical Michell-Laplace Dark Body of Newton’s theory of gravitation is not a black hole. The interview is located at this URL: .   }Link to full transcripts of this interview: Black Holes, General Relativity and Newtonian Gravitation.    }In the early 1960s, B. Birch and H. P. F. Swinnerton-Dyer conjectured that if a given elliptic curve has an infinite number of solutions, then the associated L-series has value 0 at a certain fixed point. In 1976, Coates and Wiles showed that elliptic curves with complex multiplication having an infinite number of solutions have L-series which are zero at the relevant fixed point (Coates-Wiles theorem), but they were unable to prove the converse. V. Kolyvagin extended this result to modular curves.    }the true Universal Language will be mathematical in nature.    }the Wikipedia mathematics portal page. Links.   }4 million digits of pi on this page. PI Calculated to 4,000,000 decimal places just for the heck of it (actually it’s 2^22 decimal places, or 4,194,304).

II. St. Bucky Fuller. }excellent Bucky linksite.  }many rare mps3, videos, and other materials here. Free to download. Highly Recommended. The most complete collection of Bucky A/V materials.   }an explanation of synergetics by Amy Edmondson. 2016 DL.  Replacement: }The Synergetic Geometry of R. Buckminster Fuller by Amy C. Edmondson. This online book is not the current edition. It was digitized from the 1987 hardcover edition and placed online in 1998. There are two subsequent editions, in 1992 (paperback), and in 2007 (paperback and ebook). The text starts here:   }ISBN 0-8176-33383-3 (Boston).   }brief descriptions of dome types and their history, for those who are starting at the beginning.    }R. Buckminster Fuller was a 20th century inventor and visionary who did not limit himself to one field but worked as a ‘comprehensive anticipatory design scientist’ to solve global problems. Fuller’s ideas and work continue to influence new generations of designers, architects, scientists and artists working to create a sustainable planet.  BFI is committed to continued research into the practice and fundamental principles of comprehensive anticipatory design science and its relevance to contemporary global issues and design practice. This section offers a wide range of writings, presentations, and surveys from an array of international scholars pertaining to Design Science.   133 links on the page.    }Thursday, 26 May 2016. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Expo 67, the New-York based design studio Dror has announced a proposal for the world-famous site: to give R. Buckminster Fuller’s Biosphere, which has served as a landmark monument on Montreal’s Île Sainte-Hélène for decades, a long-awaited companion. The studio has designed another dome, an 150-meter wide aluminum sphere covered by natural vegetation, that would serve as a site for festivals and events. The structure, still speculative at the moment, is meant to suggest an alternative to Parc Jean-Drapeau’s development plan and could feasibly be built within two years.    }Tuesday, 22 March 2016. On the evening of Thursday, March 10th, BFI produced a very well-received workshop entitled “Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking”, facilitated by inventor, writer, producer, and educator Kurt Przybilla.  The hands-on portion of the workshop started with simple building exercises but moved quickly into very sophisticated mathematical concepts, emphasizing how important Bucky’s design principles were to modern architecture. Guests discovered what makes certain shapes stable and unstable, and Kurt built on this understanding to teach guests to create more and more complex structures, including the foundation structures of Bucky’s geodesic domes.    }As described by the organizers, “Architecture that Reacts” is “architecture which is able to respond and adjust dynamically to the current needs and circumstances. These circumstances are often unpredictable, but their consequences can be crucial. The architecture that reacts is the architecture that lives as a living organism, since it responds to the external stimuli and it develops because of it — to react is to live.”  The first edition gathered over 100 submissions and almost 200 participants from 5 continents and 30 countries. The jury selected 3 winners and 10 honorable mentions.    }practical, simple construction methods of the geodesic dome, with photos, parts list, everything. DIY.    }details on the dome covering.      }6.1 What are ``fullerenes'' and ``buckyballs?''. SCIENCE magazine voted buckminsterfullerene ``Molecule of the Year'' in 1991. [From Kenneth J. Fair.] The exciting part of the discovery of C60 molecules is that they are only the third naturally occurring form of carbon to be found (graphite and diamond of course being the first two). C60 was first isolated from graphite (I think) in 1985.    }Fuller proposed that synergetic math, based on whole numbers and easily modeled or demonstrated by anyone, would be understandable to a 10-year old.    }Timberline Geodesic Dome packages that make it easy, practical and affordable for people to construct their own homes.    }Nano-Pipes… Buckytubes, the multi-use nano component grow to different diameters and conduct electricity like copper, even better when stuffed with metal atoms. Larger tubes are big enough to pipe full sized C60 Buckyball molecules as in the illustration of the soccer ball shape (red) followed by Helium atoms (green), used as a transport “fluid”. In addition to piping atoms and molecules, for perhaps a 'nanomachine' construction sites, these tubes could be used as ultra small chemical reaction vessels.   }In the 1970s several students of inventor Buckminster Fuller performed a series of experiments that were later repeated by other researchers and taken to new levels.The experiments involved submerging a balloon in a liquid medium filled with blue dye, and subjecting the balloon and liquid to a certain frequency of vibration. The result was the dye collected at specific points on the surface of the balloon, and thin lines formed joining the points in geometric arrangements. When the frequency was turned higher the original dye points first quickly dissolved and then a greater number of dye points began to slowly form, joined by lines in a more complex configuration. Recommended.    }R. Buckminster Fuller, in his Synergetic-Energetic Geometry, which he claims is the “co-ordinate system of the Universe,” reduces all phenomena to geometric-energetic constructs based on the tetrahedron (4-sided), the octet truss (8-sided) and the coupler (8-faceted with 24 phases). Fuller argues specifically that the 8-face, 24-phase coupler underlies the 8-fold division of the chemical elements on the Mendeleyev Periodic Table. In 1973, unaware of Fuller’s coupler – which I called to his attention later – Dr. Leary began to divide his 8 circuits into a 24-stage Periodic Table of Evolution (see diagram). Leary also began attempting to correlate this with the Periodic Table of Elements in chemistry.    }news excerpts and info on those building domes.    }student of Fuller’s who helped develop the tensegrity structures that Bucky is world-famous for.    }synergetics’ hierarchy of polyhedra.    }facts on the “grow dome”, a geodesic greenhouse that doubles as a Jacuzzi/hot tub cover, shed, or studio. Wood and plastic. Photos on portfolio page. From the UK.    }site featuring Hoberman spheres. Site suitable for children.   }the page for adults, on Hoberman spheres.   }Earthscope, formerly Dashboard Earth. 12aug13. R. Buckminster Fuller author, scientist, artist, inventor, architect, engineer, philosopher, mathematician, metaphysician, cartographer, visionary, social historian, creator of dymaxion engineering, geodesics, synergy, synergetics, World Game & world resources inventory, arguably the first modern futurist.    } Pacific Domes is a Global Manufacturer and Distributor of Geodesic Domes.    }The structure is technically called a truncated icosahedron, one of an infinite number of spheroidal cages that can be formed with hexagons and pentagons. Buckminster Fuller realized that many of these structures are endowed with unusual rigidity for their mass because of their geometry. Thus, the strong, light-weight geodesic dome was born. The day after their epochal discovery, the Rice chemists thought of names like “soccerene” and “ballene” for the C-60 molecule, but finally decided on “buckminsterfullerene.” Today, it is also known as buckyball. The other even-numbered geodesic-dome-shaped carbon clusters are collectively known as “fullerenes.” Smalley and his colleagues announced the discovery of C-60, the theory of its structure, and the structure of other fullerenes in a scientific paper published in 1985.    }What is tensegrity? “The word ‘tensegrity’ is an invention: a contraction of ‘tensional integrity.’ Tensegrity describes a structural-relationship principle in which structural shape is guaranteed by the finitely closed, comprehensively continuous, tensional behaviors of the system and not by the discontinuous and exclusively local compressional member behaviors. Tensegrity provides the ability to yield increasingly without ultimately breaking or coming asunder” – Richard Buckminster Fuller (excerpt from Synergetics, p. 372.)    }info about the TV show “Thinking Out Loud” about Bucky, his inventions, etc., featured in the “American Masters” series on PBS. Videocassette available.    }page features two QT movie shorts of Fuller.    }This page features links to various people’s perspectives on Bucky, including his daughter.    }a discussion board on Bucky topics.   }this page features new works by those who are continuing what Bucky started.    }The Bucky Fuller Traveling Miracle Medicine Show. This one should be read page-by-page, one page at a time, for then you will understand that he was a Saint.     }a modern-day development of Bucky’s World Game. }time-lapse video of Kitty Clark building a dome for her art class. It started snowing there so the video didn’t record the ending. 1:30 .     }floating geodesic cities and modern domed-over cities.

III. Beat. (see also the Poetry List   )      }Culture Crash: Ashcan Rantings, And Kind King Light Of Mind: Why The Beats Still Matter. "Enter the Beats. Both Ginsberg and Kerouac railed against the industrial oligarchy and its bureaucracy. Tytell quotes Burroughs' Naked Lunch: "Control can never be a means to any practical end; it can never be a means to anything but more control -- like junk." So, Tytell says, "Beat begins with a sense of cultural displacement and disaffiliation, a distrust of efficient truth, and an awareness that things are often not what they seem to be."" }one perspective on the Beat Movement or Generation.    }2016 DL. Replacement:    }Written about working in a factory beside the Milwaukee River in 1970 when he was 24, Antler’s epic poem Factory was acclaimed by a wide range of poets, environmentalists and factory workers. Published by Lawrence Ferlinghetti as a book to itself in 1980 as #38 in the City Lights Pocket Poet Series, it was heralded by Allen Ginsberg as “the most enlightening and magnanimous American poem I’ve seen of ’60s and ’70s decades.”    }first part of a reading by Di Prima, Ginsberg, Waldman, 1974. 1:31:37.   }second part of a reading by Di Prima, Ginsberg, Waldman, 1974. 45:00. }every year, we would have this picnic.   }recommended article about Black Sparrow Books.    }Beatdom is the world’s most popular literary journal dedicated to the study of the Beat Generation. We are dedicated to improving the state of modern literature by publishing poetry and fiction inspired by the Beats, while also providing the highest quality essays on original Beat literature. Since its inception in 2007, Beatdom has been published by Beatdom Books, and edited by David S. Wills.    }William Burroughs (1914-1997), the eccentric, the sardonic humoured, and the rebellious; he is a writer who took all traditional forms of literature and threw them into the garbage. Or rather, cut them into fragments, mixed them all around, and glued them back together in complete and utter random selections of prose. This is the technique in which he composed Naked Lunch, along with the help of Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) and Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) in 1957, and published in 1959. Considered to be “literature of risk” (Charters 103), it tells the story of Burroughs’s alter ego, William Lee, as he narrates his narcotic-fueled life of chosen criminality.    }moderns trying their  hands at beat poetry, but not very well, IMHO. Included for completeness’ sake.   }more poems by Kelly. He sometimes writes in the Beat style, if one could put it that way.    }A Cultural Chronology of Early Beat Generation Literature by Larry Smith (Firelands College of BGSU) (E-mail : }Kerouac reading accompanied by Steve Allen on the piano. Info about Kerouac, Dylan, and Ginsberg.    }Here you’ll find everything relating to the Beat Generation – biographies of the writers, poets, artists, and other players; interviews, book reviews, photo galleries, and more.   }The Beat Generation vs. “Beatniks”. “Beatnik” is sometimes – incorrectly – used to describe to the Beat Generation writers and artists. We’re going to straighten out the confusion for you! Here’s an explanation of who the Beats were, and what the term “beatnik” is all about.  “Beat Generation” refers to a group of writers who hit their creative stride in the 1940s-1960s. They didn’t share a writing style, but were part of a social group, holding certain interests, aims, or beliefs in common.  Jack Kerouac, in conversation with the writer John Clellon Holmes, coined the term “Beat Generation” in 1948; he was thinking of “beat” in the sense of “weariness” or “worn down,” and of “beatific.”  Four  years earlier, in 1944 the three original Beat writers (though of course they weren’t known as Beats until later), Jack Kerouac,Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs became friends while at New York’s Columbia University.  The Beat Generation writers were not “beatniks.” But the “beatnik” phenomena sprung from a stereotyped, often derogatory image of some of the things associated with them. “Beatnik” is a word coined by Herb Caen of the San Francisco Chronicle in April of 1958, in the midst of the new media attention given the Beat Generation. He fused together “Beat” from the “Beat Generation” and, inspired by the satellite Sputnik, the Russian “-nik” suffix. He meant it in a disparaging way. (And given that “-nik” is Russian, he may have meant to equate beatniks with communists.)   }Ray Bremser, Charles Plymell and Grant Hart in front of Allen Ginsberg’s farmhouse at the Committee on Poetry, Cherry Valley, NY, August 1998. Ray Bremser was one of the original, if not one of the most authentic Beats, a hipster from the same vein as Herbert Huncke (probably closest to him philosophically than others), from the jazz subterranean world down the block to where Kerouac was blowin’.    }the poem Ariadne, one of our favorite Kelly poems!    }Kelly’s homepage.    }conversation with Anne Waldman.   }HQ, complete page on Bill Laswell. This site can be a little hard to read, helps if you turn out the room lights.   }nice, well-written article about William S. Burroughs, with lots of links (mostly on same site).  See brief sample on page.  “American writer noted especially for Naked Lunch (VHS/NTSC) (1959), a surrealist portrait of drug addiction. William Seward Burroughs was born in St. Louis, MO, heir to the Burroughs business machine fortune. “Magic, in light of  modern physics, quantum theory and probability theory is now approaching science.  We hope that a result of this will be a synthesis so that science will become more magical and magic more scientific.”  – William S. Burroughs. “  }When The Clash first met up with beat poet Allen Ginsberg in ’81, Joe asked “Well Ginsberg, when you gonna run for president?” The response was, “Never, or I’ll wind up in Diamond Hell,” a  Buddhist allusion.   }another obit of Carroll. We consider him a child of the beats, and the interface between Beat and Punk.    }short bio on Ginsburg.   }William Burroughs Sr. and Billy Burroughs Jr. reading from their works (August 15, 1979).  His own semi-autobiographical books were “Speed” (1970) and “Kentucky Ham” (1973). Grauerholz says it’s obvious that Billy’s writing style – and even his career choice – was influenced by his father. “Billy had an authentic literary gift, and although his style shows some echoes of his father’s sense of humor and ear for speech, any such literary influence can be attributed to the fact that, inevitably, he read and re-read his famous father’s books,” Grauerholz says. “But Billy had his own voice – ironic, sardonic, comic and wry – with a look-at-me quality, like a stand-up performer’s routine.”    }a much better page on the Beat Generation with several links to-the-point, e.g., books, films, etc.    }Neal’s Denver, A Personal Exploration and Beat Baedeker, by Andrew Burnett. In the winter of 1995, only two blocks remain of the Larimer Street Neal Cassady knew. For forty years Larimer used to stretch as one long skid-row for most of its 25-block length, but today only two true skid-row blocks remain, between 20th and 22nd: bars that open at eight in the morning (signs say “No children after 5:00”); pawn shops where Cassady very likely pawned anything he could get his hands on for quick cash; a 12-step recovery shelter, three bars, two liquor stores, a barber shop, and a Mexican bakery. At most, maybe three men are unconscious now on any given morning, where once there’d have been fifteen or twenty (gentrification has moved the shelters almost ten blocks north). Instead of Larimer, the men wait for the sun to come up at 23rd and Curtis. To begin the photo essay/guided tour, may we suggest you start with The Beat Train?  ( )    }   Neal and Carolyn married, had children, and lived together through the fifties and early sixties. She was represented often in the novels of Jack Kerouac, who appears to have respected and loved her more than was characteristic for him. After Neal and Jack died, some of Carolyn’s memoirs about her relationship with both men were published as a book, ‘Heart Beat.’ This was made into a movie starring Sissy Spacek, Nick Nolte and John Heard. Later, Carolyn wrote the more complete story of her life with Neal and his Beat friends, and this fascinating book, “Off The Road,” stands as one of an unofficial trilogy of popular memoirs by the women the Beats loved and too often ignored, along with Joyce Johnson’s “Minor Characters” and “How I Became Hettie Jones” by Amiri Baraka’s ex-wife Hettie Jones.    }Michel Bowen obit.    }includes part of a conversation between Ginsburg and William F. Buckley; published in Elephant,  Autumn, 2006, when Naropa was celebrating the 50th anniversary of Howl. President Coburn spoke and Anne Waldman showed up, as well.    }site features Kerouac reading and a Steve Allen video, interviewing K. Don’t enable activex or whatever, or else view the video on youtube.    }a good brief history of the movement, with 2 links at bottom.    }nice article about Robert Kelly, one of our favorites, with 3 audio clips.   }Reading is the essential prerequisite to writing. The Beats were voracious and far-flung readers first and foremost; perhaps the last great readers in the Age of Books. Pre-dating the computer revolution, the advent of search engine net googling, and the digitization of the text, Allen Ginsberg compiled numerous bibliographies and reading lists during his tenure at the Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. As he wrote in one of these hand-outs, “Celestial Homework: Specialized Reading List for ‘Literary History of the Beats,'” over half the students in his 1977 Beat Literary History Course hadn’t read much. In characteristic fashion and tuned in to the wave of alternative scholarship, alternative research, alternative thought-forms, alternative knowledge in the air, Allen offered “suggestions for a quick check-out & taste of ancient scriveners” whose works were reflected in Beat literary style, as well as specific suggestions for what beat pages to dig into.” These typewritten, and sometimes annotated pages, were handed out to students in classes.The works cited were in those days part of a vast underground academy. In grateful collaboration with Ginsberg scholar, poet, and Kerouac School alumni Randy Roark, The Museum of American Poetics has assembled this exhibit of materials. Culled from Randy Roark’s personal archive of student papers saved from his days attending Naropa, three items by Allen Ginsberg are presented: 1) “Big Beat Bibliography,” 2) “Celestial Homework,” and 3) “Suggested Reading List.”    }anne waldman.   }beatitudes, beattitudes: On the Roads to Beatitude for Post-Beat Writers, Dharma Bums, and Cultural-Political Activists, by Rob Sean Wilson. New Pacific Press, Santa Cruz, 2010.   }Invisible Empires of Beatitude. These exhibits offer a representative sample of the overwhelming and ongoing influence of the Beat Generation on the American Mind.    }brief bio of Anne Waldman.    }text of one of our favorite Waldman poems.    }excerpt from Railroad Earth.    }RealityStudio is the web’s leading resource dedicated to William S. Burroughs and the underground press in the 1960s. 99 links on the page. William S. Burroughs, Jed Birmingham. Oliver Harris, Ian MacFadyen.    }The Beat Page on Bukowski. }Sacto’s annual October in the Railroad Earth.    }Ira talks about the fact that he never much liked William Burroughs or his writing, just never got why Burroughs was this revered figure for some people. Then Ira heard a recent BBC documentary about Burroughs and finally understood. Ira says he’s going to play the whole documentary on the show in honor of what would have been Burroughs 101st birthday this week. (2 minutes) .    }Do you like the writers from the Beat Generation? What do you like about their writing?  Practice: Write like a member of the Beat Generation. Write for fifteen minutes. When your time is up, post your practice in the comments section. And if you post, please be sure to comment on a few practices by other writers.    }like a blog site, “tribes” you can join.
 }a good page on  Charles Bukowski, with variety.   }a smoothly done, sort-of mix-tape of some of Charles Bukowski’s readings.     }Ted Berrigan’s page on Penn Sound.   }William Carlos Williams’ page.    }Ginsberg sings Blake; links to other Ginsburg readings.    }Beats In Kansas: The Beat Generation in the Heartland. 631 links on this page.    }Disney Hall and the LA Phil continued their West Coast Left Coast series Tuesday night with A Night at the Beats, featuring two fine jazz ensembles, two classic West Coast poets and two singers from divergent backgrounds. Exene Cervenka followed, and I’ll admit to not being aware of her oeuvre in punk rock, but I was surely impressed by her presentation in this venue. She had prepared a series of shorter poems, including The Secret by Denise Levertov, Hay For The Horses by Gary Snyder and Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s I am Waiting. Against spare but witty accompaniment, especially by Broadbent and McBride, her reading was bright and fully expressed the probing intelligence as she read: “I am waiting for the rebirth of wonder.”    }Anne Waldman, Charles Bukowski, Ed Sanders, Gary Snyder, Jack Kerouac, Jim Carroll, Lydia Lunch, Philip Whelan, Psychic TV, Robert Kelly, Sophie Calle, Ted Berrigan, The Four Horsemen, William Burroughs.     }Alice Notley, Allen Ginsberg & Steven Taylor, Bernard Heidsieck, Dr. Jone Dae, Ed Sanders, Freebox, Jack Kerouac w/Steve Allen, James Joyce, Jean Baudrillard w/the Chance Band, Jerome Rothenberg & Charlie Morrow, Jim Carroll, Jim Carroll & Steven Taylor, Laurie Anderson, Lawrence Ferlinghetti & Steven Taylor, Lee Ann Brown, Lydia Lunch, Podcasts, Poetry, Robert Anton Wilson, Robert Kelly, Sophie Calle w/ Laurie Anderson, The Four Horsemen, William Carlos Williams.     }Alice Notley, Amiri Baraka, Anna S., Anselm Hollo, Brion Gysin, Charles Bukowski, Charlotte Carter, Clark Coolidge, Cliff Fyman, Dave Alvin, Dave Drive & Axxel Grease, Ed Dorn, Exene Cervenka, Heathcote Williams, Henry Rollins, Jane Bond & The Undercovermen, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Jerome Rothenberg, Joe Brainard, John Doe, Linda Albertano, Michael Brownstein, Miguel Algarin, Miles Celetti, Miles Celetti & Shredder, Nada Gordon, Ned Sublette, Paul Blackburn, Shredder, Steve Reich, Tequila Mockingbird, Turner Velvert, Wanda Coleman, William Carlos Williams.     }Anne Waldman, Bpeople, Charles Bukowski, Danny Sugarman, Darius Milhaud, David James, Dennis Dragon, Diana Waggoner, Drew Steele, Four Horsemen, Frank O'Hara, Ivan E. Roth, Jackie Curtis, Jane Bond & The Undercovermen, Jean Baudrillard w/the Chance Band, Jerome Rothenberg, John Giorno, Laurie Anderson, Marilyn Mitchell, Richard Hell, Robert Duncan, Scott Goddard, Skip Engblom, Sophie Calle & Laurie Anderson, The Marina Swingers, The Miller Bros., Tubesteak Of Malibu.    }anne waldman reading. Most selections from Eye Of The Falcon seem “down”.!     }the youtube link to the Allen/K interview.    }another obit for Michael Bowen. We don’t consider him a world-class artist, though.

IV. Buddhism.   }detailed and technical account of the “just sitting” (shikantaza) type of Zen. Some of this will be difficult to understand for those not studied in Zen, Buddhism, etc. Well written explanations that will be meaningless to non-meditators.   }Précis of Abhidharma texts.   }another Buddhist glossary; one of five in this Category.    }AI Koans. Recommended.    }brief descriptions of the types of Buddhist meditation.   }a collection called Disconnected, 1974. This could have gone in either Beats, or here. This collection features a poem read by Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche. 7:14.    }here are five zen talks given between 16 March and 7 September 2008, by Thich Nhat Hahn, whom we consider a saint.    }Poetry and aimless musings of a Zen Buddhist layman, mostly about compassion.    }All sessions are conducted by Dr. Ben Howard, Emeritus Professor of English at Alfred University, who has practiced Zen and Vipassana meditation for twenty-five years. His root teacher was the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh. His subsequent teachers include Jiro Osho Andy Afable and Shinge Roko Sherry Chayat Roshi. In 2002 he received the jukai precepts in the Hakuin/Torei lineage of Rinzai Zen at Dai Bosatsu Zendo.   }a presentation and view of the relationship between HH The Dalai Lama and Francisco Varela. They also co-authored a book on Sleep and Dreams.    }As for my own Buddhist credentials, I think I’m a rather poor representative despite the couple of decades plus I’ve put into the endeavor, which is to say you could easily find better examples of Buddhists with Buddhist accomplishment.  That said, talking about Zen Buddhism in terms of computer science terms really trivializes not only Zen and its associated meditation, but, in my view, Buddhism itself.  It would be nice to see Buddhist Geeks actually address some of these issues, but I am not optimistic they will.    } “So a little spring prays to the ocean, so the beating heart prays to the heart of the universe, so the little word prays to the great Logos, so a dust speck prays to the earth, so the earth prays to the cosmos, so the one prays to the billion, so human love prays to God’s love, so always prays to never, so the moment prays to eternity, so the snowflake prays to winter, so the frightened beast prays to the forest silence, so uncertainty prays to beauty itself. And all these prayers are heard.”   – Anna Kamieńska.   }Buddhism & Art…if I had to pick two words that give an overview of what I get up to in this world those would be my choices.  Buddhism is the ground upon which I rest all else. I like to think it brings me some sanity.    }My formal Zen training began in 1981 and, in 2011 I was officially recognized as a Zen Master in the Korean Rinzai tradition by my teacher Zen Master George Bomun Bowman. My wife, Melissa Myozen Blacker, Roshi and I have been leading a meditation group since 1991, first in the family room of our home, and now in the Boundless Way Temple here in Worcester, MA.  His site is clean and beautiful, Recommended.    }”Dharma without Dogma”.  Founded in 2010, The Existential Buddhist publishes essays on Buddhist philosophy, ethics, psychology, art, meditation, and social activism. The Existential Buddhist is non-sectarian, exploring Buddhism from the point of view of reason and lived experience, rather than from adherence to dogma and/or spiritual authority.    }First, some background on nonduality.  Some folk believe that nonduality emerged from or after Buddha’s teaching.  Sometimes this is attributed to the rise of Zen Buddhism in the 6th century (650 years after Buddha) when Buddhism diffused into China and encountered D(T)aoism.  Bodhidharma, an Indian Buddhist monk, is broadly credited w/developing this “nondualistic” and experiential form of Buddhism focused on “transmission outside scriptures” which “did not stand upon words.”    }This is a blog viewing the world, politics, social interactions, spiritual quests, and the pathless Way from a Buddhist-Progressive-Psychological perspective. ZEN MASTER LINJI’S WARNING: “Followers of the Way, do not seek for anything in written words. You will tire your heart and inhale icy air without profit.” George Carlin’s Warning: “The owners of this country know the truth: its called the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.”    }Buddhism Now is an online Buddhist magazine, giving advice on how to practise Buddhism.  290 links on this page. We Recommend this site. }description of the Buddha-family traits or Buddha Families.    }pdf of a scholarly translation into English, with commentary, of the Abhidharma.    }This is one Buddhist’s view on psychological “freedom”. We don’t endorse his views, and disapprove  of some of his language; furthermore, he cites Ken Wilber, who is known to be ‘talking through his hat’. However, this page is typical of what you’ll encounter among Buddhist psychologists, and so in included for you for that reason.    }this site has a very large, free, HQ library, the largest Buddhism library on the Web. Very thorough. Most of the site is in english, the rest in Russian or Tibetan. the Library includes manuals, grammars, and dictionaries for translating between English, Tibetan, and Russian, many dictionaries, and instructions for how to use all the dictionaries and documents. Highly Recommended.    }Namo Amitabha – Namo Buddhaya, Welcome to  Please read the Profile section for the purpose of this website. Below is compilations of all the Buddhist Sutras from A to Z.  To view an individual sutra, please scroll further down. Please use the browser’s back button to come back to this page.  689 links on the page.    }I’m on day 16 of #sit365 and this is my first blog entry for #B4Peace!  Please visit Bloggers 4 Peace for more information.  Many of us are out there, hoping for peace and even desperately wanting peace at home and everywhere, but finding it is another story.  Achieving world peace or even personal peace requires action, not just passively hoping, wishing, praying, etc.  Take a look at the tips below to find peace even in the most difficult places.    }another Buddhist glossary.    }seems like a good place to start reviewing Buddhism online, but some links are old or expired and many lead to the Wayback Machine ( ), which is good, but from there, most of the e.g. jpegs are expired, gone, and so on.   }précis/intro to Franciso Varela’s work on using Buddhist result for insights into cognition, and on improving the knowledge of cognitive science in that way.    }We are an American Zen Buddhist community, committed to fostering awakening to inner freedom and true happiness for all.  The Zen Studies Society was established in 1956 to assist the Buddhist scholar D.T. Suzuki in his efforts to introduce Zen to the West. ZSS is one of the oldest organizations dedicated to the practice of Rinzai Zen in the United States. On the banks of the highest lake in the Catskills, on 1400 acres of pristine forest, Dai Bosatsu Zendo offers an inspiring setting for true Zen practice.    }a listing of a variety of scholarly works on Buddhism, some with reviews, including Varela’s The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience. (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1992.)   }Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery and its Retreat Centers were founded in 1978 by Lama Norlha Rinpoche in the tradition of Kyabje Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche. An internationally respected meditation master in the tradition of the Kagyu Lineage, Lama Norlha Rinpoche personally guided this active Dharma community until his retirement in 2017.  Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa Rinpoche has served as the overall spiritual head of KTC since 2016.  Over more than 30 years, we have been fortunate to host two visits from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and to receive blessings from both the 16th and 17th Karmapas, as well as numerous teachings and empowerments from the spiritual heads and other notable Lamas of all four lineages of Tibetan Buddhism.   }The lion’s roar was the Buddha’s own metaphor for the fearless proclamation of the truth of the dharma. It reflects our aspiration to be a fearless and powerful voice for Buddhism in our society. Lion’s Roar Foundation brings you timeless Buddhist teachings, up-to-the-moment news, advice, commentary, and more.   }some notes on historical Buddhist logic (scroll down).    }pretty good site on Thai Buddhism, which is usually Theravada or Hinayana.    }long essay on historical Buddhist logic vis-à-vis Berkeley, Hume, etc.    }A glossary of Buddhist terms, written for easier understanding of those terms.   }the Tricycle Meditation Kit is here. }this is the Path Of Freedom workbook. Remember that most of the materials were written by Buddhists, such as Fleet Maull, who was a student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche from 1977 until his death in 1987.   }instructions for making a Zafu (meditation cushion).    }there are free pdfs that you can download from this page, of various Buddhist verses, principles, and so on.    }see also their archives, if you like.    }somewhat longer descriptions of 3 types of Buddhist meditation, with sources and links at bottom of page.    }brief description of Zen Buddhism.  References and links.    }How to Sit. Regarding the actual practice of zazen, Zongze writes as follows in the Zazengi: “When you wish to sit in meditation, first put down a thick cushion in a quiet place. Wear your robe and belt in a nonconstricting manner, and comport yourself properly. Then sit in the full lotus position.”   }The International Campaign for Tibet proudly celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2008. For more than two decades, we have called the world’s attention to the injustices and brutality being suffered by the people of Tibet. We’ve shone a spotlight on China’s repressive authority and intervened on behalf of political prisoners. We’ve worked with and been guided by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and have provided support to Tibetans in exile. The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) works to promote human rights and democratic freedoms for the people of Tibet. Founded in 1988, ICT, a 501(c)(3) organization, maintains offices in Washington, DC, Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, and London with a field office in Dharamsala, India.    }Welcome to the original website of devotion (Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche Internet Resource Links), first established 1997 on the tenth anniversary of the Vidyadara’s paranirvana. At that time we began tracking any mention of Chögyam Trungpa on the Web with one rule of exclusion: “no book stores”. No sugar coating. This is Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche Straight Up! — not necessarily what you’ll find chronicled or in official biographies, although you’ll find all of that here too. More than a mere collection of links, this is our world’s reaction to one of the most precious teachers of our time.   }as description of Francisco Varela’s influence on Buddhism and Cognitive Science by  Eleanor Rosch Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley.  This is an obituary, and includes her memories of organizing a summer conference at Naropa  Institute in the late 1970s on Buddhism and Cognitive Science.  2016 DL. Replacement:     }Rosch and Varela have developed a model of cognitive science that they call enaction. In the enactive view, cognition is "a history of structural coupling that brings forth a world," operating "through a network consisting of multiple levels of interconnected, sensorimotor subnetworks," and is successful when it "becomes part of an ongoing existing world…or shapes a new one." As starting points, they cite Merleau-Ponty's ideas of embodiment as being both biological and phenomenological, as well as Husserl's beliefs about the ways in which the material world bears the marks of human cognizing.   }brief descriptions of the five Buddhist families, from Shambhala Sun article.   }brief statement of Buddhism with links following on page. We didn’t check every link on the page but they have text summaries of them.    }Buddha knew about the Endless Further. No one should be disheartened about this lack of final destination, for as Basho wrote, “Everyday is a journey, and the journey itself is home.” Comments are welcome and encouraged.    }the Buddhist Review. Best known global Buddhism magazine.      }The idea that the mind is a living and embodied entity, not a disembodied reasoning mechanism, has been expressed in the Buddhist inspired Shifting Worlds Changing Minds (Hayward, 1987), and more so in The Embodied Mind (Varela, et al., 1991).  Hayward, Varela, Thomson and Rosch all drew on existing discussions in cognitive science and endeavored to link them to aspects of Buddhist philosophy and practice. The Embodied Mind became a classic in the philosophy of cognitive science and is widely cited. }pdf essay, Science for Monks: Buddhism and Science, by Owen Flanagan, Duke University 2006 USC Templeton Fellow. He mentions Varela’s work in the essay.   }We’re a group of friends  interested in spiritual practice, and especially Seon Master Daehaeng’s teachings about one mind, non-duality, and relying upon one’s inherent Buddha-nature.  We met in Korea in 2007, although we’re now spread around the world.    }Wikipedia’s good descriptions of the Abhidharma teachings/texts.    }The Smilin’ Buddha Cabaret was a nightspot in Vancouver Canada for many years. It hosted such luminaries as Jimi Hendrix and Jefferson Airplane in the 60’s. Then it became a magnet for the punk scene. DOA, Black Flag, Ramones and many others played at the place. At every opportunity I’d get to Vancouver, drop in on friends and take in whatever gigs were going on down at 109 East Hastings. It closed down in the late 80’s.  Some of the writing from this blog has appeared on The Buddhist Channel as well as numerous other blogs.    }Glossary of Zen Terms.    }this page shows well the differences between Zen and other types of Buddhism.   }a much more thorough description of Zen by an obvious practioner. Includes a Zen story, etc. Very thorough history, with equivalents shown between Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese.  Good reading.   }The mission of the Zen Center of Syracuse is to offer the profound yet simple practice of meditation to people from all walks of life, thereby making our community a more compassionate and caring place. The Zen Center provides a wide range of opportunities for in the cultivation of attention without tension, including beginners’ classes, daily meditation, dokusan (private interviews for students of Shinge Roshi), three, five and seven day sesshin (intensive retreats) four times a year, Dharma study meetings, ceremonies, and Tibetan Buddhist practice.    }A monk asked the priest Kan-feng:
-Bhagavats in the ten directions got one straight road to Nirvana. I dare to ask where that road is?
Kan-feng lifted up his staff, drew a line in the air, and said:
-Here it is.   }Clean, easy to read and to use metasearch engine. Recommended.   “Use Search Prefixes to search different sites. At ZenSearch we value freedom of choice. While most toolbar and start page providers lock you in to one specific search engine, we go in the opposite direction. Search dozens of different search engines and sites using our single search box, simply by prefixing your search query with a short prefix. Examples: Enter “g:gardening” to search for “gardening” on Google; Enter “t:gardening” to search for “gardening” on Twitter; Enter “f:gardening” to search for “gardening” on Flickr. ”

V. Asteroids, Meteors, and Comets.    }images of all 338 peculiar galaxies that Halton Arp found.   }detecting regions of reduced binding force. }the old version of don scott’s pages, circa 2002.   }same, electric plasma.    }missing “dark” matter.    }the electric sun.   }neutrino observations.   }electrical cosmology.    }galaxies and stars.    }info on planets and plasma effects. }the grand canyon and the Valles Marineris (thornhill’s site).    }This page gives a very good brief overview of the place of Catastrophism in physical evolution models.   }This page, the course syllabus, shows which books (or monographs) of Alfred De Grazia, Prof. Mullen uses in his course at Bard College in New York.   }Professor William Mullen’s front page.   }Moscow (CNN) 8:15 PM EST, Fri February 15, 2013– A meteor streaked through the skies above Russia’s Urals region Friday morning before exploding with a flash and boom that shattered glass in buildings and left about 1,000 people hurt, authorities said. Described by NASA as a “tiny asteroid,” the meteor’s explosion created a blast in central Russia equivalent to 300,000 tons of TNT, the space agency’s officials said Friday, adding that the incident was a once-in-100-years event. The injured included more than 200 children. Most of those hurt are in the Chelyabinsk region, though the vast majority of injuries are not thought to be serious.    }description and history, also with photo, of 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova.    }crackpots that believe all that new, stupid stuff. (about 530 of them).    }photos of various astronomical objects taken by Donald E. Scott.   }graphic view of comet C/2009 P1 (Garradd) during 2011 from overhead.   }plot of the comet’s path in equatorial coordinates during sep 2011 to nov 2011.   }plot of the comet’s path in equatorial coordinates during nov 16 2011 to mar 05 2012.   }NASA, tasked with protecting us from incoming threats from space, failed to spot a meteor that slammed into the ocean off the coast of Australia yesterday (Sept. 16, 2016). Police received hundreds of calls as people watched a fireball move across the sky above the Gladstone area of Queensland.   }red-shift, etc. Remember that the ”red-shift” method of measuring galactic or greater distances, is false.    }summary.    }68 links.    }review of the electric sun.    }more on comet Elenin, and its “flyby” with comet Honda.    }Comets and Asteroids are the same thing, they are just on different orbits. They are not different forms of planetary bodies. The main reason they are seen as different is very likely due to the electrical difference between them and the sun. With the orbit either throwing them towards the sun where they discharge and break up under electrical stress, or, they remain in a fairly stable orbit around the sun or their host planetary body. The Oort cloud? Another made up part of the Big Bang Theory with no evidence and very unlikely to ever be found. What happens when those supposed Oort Cloud objects have little or no ammonia, methane, and water?    }The site visits of the 2016 EU geology tour started with the re-arranged itinerary to now include the big guns of Meteor crater and the Grand Canyon on the same day. A general thought was that while brilliant to be visiting these in the same day, would they not over shadow the rest of the geology locations and make the other sites seem a bit low key? As we got closer to Meteor crater there appeared to be lumps of red sandstone formations including hoodoos, flatter boulders, low banks almost like miniture table top mountains hills or buttes. Red seems to be an Electric Geology marker.    }WASHINGTON (Reuters) Tuesday March 21 4:06 PM ET – Weird gases from outer space arrived on Earth during a dinosaur-killing asteroid strike 65 million years ago, and survive in molecular cages called buckyballs, researchers reported on Tuesday. Buckyballs, lacy-looking molecules made up of carbon atoms, are also known as fullerenes and are named in honor of Buckminster Fuller because they are shaped like the geodesic dome he invented. Inside the buckyballs was a strange type of cosmic helium, along with other gases, Bunch said in a internal link telephone interview.    }ABC News’ Kirit Radia, based in Moscow, passes on notes from a conversation with Paul Abell of NASA’s Orbital Debris Office at the Johnson Space Center in Houston: “This was the BIGGEST meteor to hit since the 1908 impact that flattened a large part of Siberia. NASA’s preliminary calculation is that this thing weighed in at 7,700 tons (not 10 tons as Russian scientists first said). “NASA’s preliminary estimate is that this item was about 15 meters in diameter (the 1908 one was 50 meters), larger than the one that streaked across the skies of California last year (though that one was probably heavier due to its composition)    }This page has all the volumes from the Quantavolution And Catastrophe  series of Alfred De Grazia, late Professor Emeritus of the University of Chicago, in HTML, PDF, and plaintext, an Acrobat reader that you can download, and other info, such as word-frequency counts of the chapters, and so on. }the PDF files of Chaos and Creation can also be found here.  This is the PDF file for chapters 1 and 2, but the Acrobat reader will automatically load the correct chapter from the TOC if you’re on the webpage/site. If you are not, then the other chapters’  URLs follow so that you can download them all. They all deal with the effects, etc., of comets, asteroids, and meteors, but mostly comets. The evolution of the Solar System and the earth.   }Chaos and Creation, chapters 3-5.   }Chaos and Creation, chapter 6.    }chapter 7.   }chapters 8 and 9. }chapters 10 to 12, and bibliography.   }PDF of The Lately Tortured Earth. This book (monograph) concentrates much more on meteors, meteoroids, and meteorites, and their effects. This is the link to the first seven chapters of it. You’ll need to download all the files for this book for the Acrobat reader to access them on demand; while you’re on the webpage/site, it does that automatically. }Chapters 8 to 11 of The Lately Tortured Earth.   The history of the physical earth. }chapters 11 to 15. }chapters 16 to 19. }chapters 20 to 25. }chapters 26 to 29. }chapters 30 and 31. HTML and plaintext versions of these documents are also available from the same website. }images showing current location of comet 103P Hartley. Page updated at least daily. }images showing current location of comet 9PTempel 1. Page updated at least daily.   }images showing location of minor planet 1 Ceres. This same site shows the location of seven other minor planets as well; see their homepage.    }their homepage. Register or use anonymously; however, if you register, the site will automatically calculate all views, orbits, etc., based upon your longitude and latitude. }page with video, what if we replaced comet Elenin with a brown dwarf (there is still debate about what Elenin is, and what comets actually are, etc.)(the substitution is performed by a computer simulation, video is 3:21). The video must be watched on full screen setting.    }Further support for the predictive power of the Electric Universe model comes from NASA’s Stardust mission to comet Wild 2 and the discovery that the comet is made of “rocky material, like an asteroid.” This has been a cornerstone of the reconstruction of the recent history of the solar system by using all of the forensic evidence available to us. This method is quite distinct from the theoretical approach adopted by conventional astronomers and astrophysicists who try to imagine how things were in the beginning and then work forward in time concocting ad hoc events as required in an attempt to match what we see today. The Electric Universe investigation shows that the solar system has changed drastically within the short span of intelligent humankind on this Earth. Such sharp discontinuities render the theoretical approach worthless.    }We just added a new feature on the IMO Online Shower Calendar: a 3D animated view of the meteoroid streams the Earth will encounter all along its journey around the Sun. This model was created by Ian Webster, and will appear for the currently active major meteor shower or the next one to come. A 3D experience is the better way to understand the journey of the meteoroids that will appear during the night and that will be the source of what we enjoy most: meteor showers! Enjoy!   }excellent summary of all the new astrophysics and physics of crater, etc., formation, and plasma physics. No color jpegs but accurate summations.   }The International Meteor Organization (IMO) was founded in 1988 and has more than 250 members now. IMO was created in response to an ever growing need for international cooperation of meteor amateur work. The collection of meteor observations by several methods from all around the world ensures the comprehensive study of meteor showers and their relation to comets and interplanetary dust.    }Hubble Space Telescope records asteroid collisions.    }more general info about comets, meteors, and asteroids. Note that this is mainstream, old-school type info about them.    }this is an attempt by one mainstream scientist to criticize the new, emerging sciences shown in this list and others (Groundhog List, Part Deux, etc.). That is, were in the middle of a new scientific revolution now, and the fires are burning the forest down from many different directions (compare, e.g., Rupert Sheldrake, etc.). And so this critic sits in his cabin and can’t smell the smoke. Still this List is balanced by opposing views.    }good note on the exploded planet as origin hypothesis.     }3-D view of April's Lyrids showers.  3D meteor shower applet.    }seems like a more intelligent discussion of small solar system objects. Note that the Oort cloud is a conjectured or hypothesized area, not yet observed by anyone.    }repeat of the solar data page. The sun effects comets.    }news about comet P/2007 R5 SOHO. 9/11.   }info about finding, predictions for asteroids, comets, meteors.   }story of P/2007 R5 SOHO and the satellite that found it, along with 1,950 other comets!  SOHO is the greatest comet finder in history.    }site suggests topic software and books and reviews extinctions.   }info on comet Elenin. Sept.2011.    }news about 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova and its close approach to the earth in 2011.     }types of dark matter, etc.    }technical news about comet C/2009 P1 Garradd.    }included just for interest and completeness; plasma physics are at the heart of the New Astrophysics. See also links on this page re/Alfvén waves.   }contains a rather long link-list for info about small bodies of the solar system. This seems to be a really complete list.    }the standard view of craters, etc., as for students. }asteroid collision, they think.    }If astronomers treated historical data with the same rigor and attention to detail with which they treat present data, they would consider that that evidence indicates the occurrence of events only a few thousands of years ago that reorganized the Solar System and resurfaced the Earth. Instead of taking for granted their speculation that 1999RQ36 is a pristine sample of billion-year-old proto-life, they would consider that it might be a space-fried fragment of life recently blasted from the ruins of the Earth.    }Any object coming far from the earth will carry a different charge. As it encounters lower layers of the Earth’s plasma sheath, the voltage between the object and the layer could abruptly increase and the object begin to visibly discharge. At first it would be surrounded by a “glow discharge”, a diffuse luminescence similar to St. Elmo’s fire or to high-altitude “elves”. As the voltage rises, the discharge would jump to “arc” mode and the object would become an electrode at the focus of upper-atmospheric charge. At this point material would begin to ablate in a sputtering process as well as from velocity-caused air friction. If the current flow becomes too extreme, capacitive discharges within the meteor will cause a violent outburst of electricity with sudden bright flashes. The meteor is now called a “bolide,” or flaring meteor.    }Sightings of fireballs are certainly recorded aplenty in ancient and legendary sources. For example, in 100 BCE people in the Roman Empire witnessed “a burning shield scattering sparks” (Clipeus ardens … scintillans), which “ran across the sky at sunset from west to east.” The historian of science Richard Stothers suspected this ‘shield’ belonged to the category of spectacular bolides, “which move across the sky more slowly than ordinary shooting stars, but enormously faster than genuine comets”. When accompanied by a thunderous boom the preferred term is an ‘electrophonic bolide’. A survey of ancient and prehistoric examples of this type proves to be a resounding success. For a day in the summer of 12 BCE, Chinese annals logged this observation: “… the sky was cloudless. There was a rumbling like thunder. A meteor with a head as big as a fou, and a length of some ten-odd zhang, colour bright red and white, went south-eastward from below the Sun”.     }Other credible reports of electrophonic bolides introduce severe accompaniments not normally associated with meteors in current awareness. Many aspects of meteoric activity remain beyond our ken. The assumed coincidence that the explosion over Chelyabinsk occurred hours before the uneventful flyby of asteroid 2012 DA14 only underscores this. If pre-scientific records of the sky are allowed to shed some light on the phenomenon, perhaps the material presented above will blaze a trail and contribute to a boom in atmospheric studies.   }‘Thunderstones’ in the form of tektites – Did human beings watch them falling? As an additional possibility of no small importance, the concept of the thunderstone may have been sparked by a conflation of lightning with meteors which, on occasion, do deposit rocks onto the surface of the earth. François Lenormant, Allan Cardinall, Gerald Wainwright, Robert Temple and Alastair McBeath are among the many scholars who recognized the ultimate thunderstone in the meteorite as it was seen to fall. Temple identified an interesting geographic distribution between areas more likely to experience thunderbolts or meteorite falls respectively: ‘In Egypt, where thunder and lightning are rare because of the climate, it is meteors which are seen rather than thunderbolts, and meteorites which are retrieved from the place where a heavenly object has struck the ground. But in Greece and Italy, where thunder and lightning are extremely common, it is thunderbolts which are commonly seen, and which repeatedly strike the earth. And whatever is retrieved from the site whether a real or imagined product of the thunderbolt is a “thunderstone” …’   }cosmic microwave background temperatures.    }lunar craters, how they’re formed, etc. With photos.    }Are carbonaceous asteroids the precursors of life or the wreckage of life? NASA plans to launch the Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer mission, also known as OSIRIS-REx, in 2016. The spacecraft will orbit the Near Earth Object (NEO) 1999RQ36. After a year in close orbit, the probe will gather a sample of material from the object’s surface and bring the sample back to Earth. If astronomers treated historical data with the same rigor and attention to detail with which they treat present data, they would consider that that evidence indicates the occurrence of events only a  few thousands of years ago that reorganized the Solar System and resurfaced the Earth. Instead of taking for granted their speculation that 1999RQ36 is a pristine sample of billion-year-old proto-life, they would consider that it might be a space-fried fragment of life recently blasted from the ruins of the Earth.    }craters on Eros explained only by electrical activity.    }more on lunar craters. Photos.   }”Comets are said to be composed of “dusty ices.” Why have crystalline structures that require high temperatures been found in them?”    }On September 27, 2007, NASA launched the Dawn spacecraft on a mission that will take it into the asteroid belt, where it will study two of the largest planetesimals in orbit between Mars and Jupiter, Ceres and Vesta. Dawn is so named because it will be observing objects thought to have existed since the dawn of the Solar System. Ceres has recently been added to the roster of “dwarf planets” along with Pluto—Ceres being the only one within the asteroid belt. Vesta, the first one of the Dawn mission’s targets, could also be added, something that data from the space probe will help to determine. Vesta is the second largest asteroid, with a diameter of approximately 530 kilometers. It was found in 1807 by Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers. Using Saturn’s moons for scale again, Vesta compares to Enceladus or Mimas in size.    }It appears that predictions made by Wal Thornhill and the Electric Comet model are being quickly confirmed, whether mainstream astronomers like it or not. In the end, it seems nature will be the arbiter of which model is the most accurate and predictive. The Electric Comet [1.8Mb PDF] is a poster presentation from the Electrical and Electronics Engineers 33rd International Conference on Plasma Sciences (ICOPS), presented in early June 2006. However, predictions go back considerably further, to include They Sing the Comet Electric published by Wired News in 2005; Deep Impact Predictions earlier in 2005; Comets Impact Cosmology, published by Thornhill in 2004; and an even earlier reference from Thornhill, Comet Borrelly rocks core scientific beliefs dates to 2001. In fact, predictions of electrical interactions at comets date back to comments from Harold Spencer Jones in his textbook General Astronomy (pp. 273-274) and such visionary works as Kristian Birkeland’s theory of comets way back in 1913, among others’.   }Plasma arcs do not disturb the surrounding surfaces when they are used in industrial applications. Based on laboratory analysis, that is what has occurred on Vesta and on all the asteroids, moons, and planets of the solar system: plasma discharge erosion. Planetary scientists ignore electrical explanations, which rectify the anomalies in other theories, because they know almost nothing about plasma and electric currents in space. Electricity can create the very things they are sending out probes to study.    }
In 1950 Immanuel Velikovsky’s book WORLDS IN COLLISION claimed that, in the middle of the second millennium BC, the planet Venus passed close to our Earth as a comet, creating a worldwide catastrophe. The response from the scientific community was a storm of protest. But now, after decades of independent research on the question, the cross-cultural evidence for the comet Venus appears definitive. The anciently-named attributes of comets are the anciently-named attributes of the planet Venus, a precise accord that could not be accidental. Today’s popular myth of stable and predictable planetary motions for millions or billions of years can no longer be maintained. The subject of this video series by Dave Talbott is the ancient experience of towering celestial forms that are no longer present. From a single snapshot of the configuration, we can work backward to the first appearance of these bodies out of an undifferentiated cloud or sea of dusty plasma. We can then follow the configuration’s evolution through phases that range from quasi-stability to earth-shaking catastrophe.  See the three full documentaries in the Symbols of an Alien Sky series:
Episode 1, Symbols of an Alien Sky
Episode 2, Symbols of an Alien Sky: The Lightning-Scarred Planet, Mars
Episode 3, Symbols of an Alien Sky: The Electric Comet      }New images of the third largest asteroid reveal etched chasms and deep holes. Gas giant planets are born from stars; not all are born at the same time. They are born hierarchically at intervals, and typically from within the parent. They are ejected. Gas giant planets like Jupiter and Saturn could have also ejected smaller minor planets and moons if they experienced an electrical input that caused them to suffer double layer breakdowns in their electromagnetic fields. Too much charge buildup will cause a large body’s plasma filaments to generate z-pinches, thus compressing the plasma into solid matter.The electrically charged bodies then accelerate in the electric field until they reach the gas giant’s surface and are shot into space. On their way out, they are pummeled by gigantic lightning bolts that rip and tear their exteriors, possibly melting them completely. Perhaps that is why most of the craters on Vesta appear softened and rounded. Vesta and its cousins demonstrate their violent electrical births.   }this has the descriptions of comet garradd, photo, graphics, and video (0:29). It can be seen with binoculars. }asteroid collision photos. }great photo of comet garradd with the perseid meteors.    }gravitational mystery spots.    }his free downloads page.    }wiki for 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova. 9/11.     }Electric Geology Glossary;  illustrated – click on any image to see it enlarged.

VI. Renaissance Influences.    }In a time and place not too distant, an introduction to Renaissance studies consisted of the dictum that it was a glorious period resurrecting antiquity from the depths of the dark ages. In my recent travels to Florence, the anachronistic nature of classical symbols really hit home. Staring at the Birth of Venus, I saw within the beauty of Botticelli’s goddess the embodiment of Medici commercial ambition, where Pagan themes were not being reborn, but recycled into something different. 14mar14 Update: this site is going down. It is a Recommended site, so, use this URL for now:    }"The Italian Renaissance was in reality, harsher, gaudier and hybrid - this is a time we should view not with blind reverence, but with delight, understanding and clarity."  -Bettany Hughes     }Humanist philosopher, writer, Renaissance architect and artistic theorist, Leon Battista Alberti is considered by many scholars to be the quintessential Renaissance “universal man” of learning.   }These include the system of musical proportions developed by the neo-Platonic Renaissance architects Leon Battista Alberti and Andrea Palladio, the Roman system of proportions described by Theon of Smyrna, and the Modulor of Le Corbusier.   }James Hillman always spoke of the Greek gods as if they were present, not literal but real. Years ago I read Karl Kerenyi’s idea that religion begins in the atmosphere of a place or situation. An image for Hillman is not an intellectual abstraction but a presence, again, one that is real but not literal. The Mona Lisa, Hamlet, and Sherlock Holmes have become so real in some people’s imagination that they relate to the figures as real presences, though they know they are fictions. Seeing the astrological conditions of an ordinary day may be another way of taking certain images seriously without turning them into abstract ideas or confusing them with actual persons.    }Timeline of Renaissance and Early Modern Figures and Events (1300-1600).   }A Prismatic Perception Of The Renaissance.   }Renaissance Neoplatonism and Archetypal Psychology. “what enabled the Renaissance was not (as is commonly supposed) the rediscovery of humanity or nature, but the rediscovery of soul and its paradoxical nature, for while it is in us, we are also in it. That is, the imaginative world of the soul has an objective existence independent of our individual egos. He identifies Petrarch’s descent from Mont Ventoux as the turning point because, as you will recall, it was there that he consulted Augustine’s Confessions at random and, from what he read, realized that the world inside is just as large and real (just as given) as the world outside. In that passage (X.8) Augustine described his imagination as “a large and boundless chamber,” both a power of his and a part of his nature, yet beyond his comprehension. “Therefore is the mind too strait to contain itself.” “    }a paper about Leon Battista Alberti. He was was an Italian author, artist, architect, poet, priest, linguist, philosopher, cryptographer and general Renaissance humanist polymath.   }Dee’s writings listed with brief descriptions. “John Dee was an influential Renaissance figure. He was Queen Elizabeth’s scientific advisor. In later life, he became disillusioned with pure science and started experimenting with occult techniques of the day. “   }Mysteriorum Libri Quinque or, Five Books of Mystical Exercises of Dr. John Dee, An Angelic Revelation of Kabbalistic Magic and other Mysteries Occult and Divine revealed to Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelly. A.D. 1581 – 1583   }scroll down. “This is the fourth novel–and much-anticipated conclusion–of John Crowley’s astonishing and lauded AEgypt sequence: a dense, lyrical meditation on history, alchemy, and memory. Spanning three centuries, and weaving together the stories of Renaissance magician John Dee, philosopher Giordano Bruno, and present-day itinerant historian and writer Pierce Moffett, the AEgypt sequence is as richly significant as Lawrence Durrell’s Alexandria Quartet or Anthony Powell’s Dance to the Music of Time. Crowley, a master prose stylist, explores transformations physical, magical, alchemical, and personal in this epic, distinctly American novel where the past, present, and future reflect each other.”   }very in-depth page on John Dee, which also discusses his mathematics, as well as his life, influences, associations. “A relatively late exemplar of a person who united astronomy/astrology with mathematics and recommended observation of nature was John Dee. “   }The negative attitude towards influence is a relatively recent phenomenon, and is a result of post-Enlightenment individualism, where there is an excessive concern for originality and “genius”. Barfield explained that the concept of independent creativity emerged well after the Renaissance. Before the Renaissance “genius” is a spirit-being other than the poet himself, and they would say “he has a genius”. After the Renaissance the inspiration is seen as part of the poet himself and we say “he is a genius”.   }”The Renaissance Imagination: The British scholar’s major Renaissance articles explore the nature of the period’s imagery and symbolism, the relation between its art and literature, and Renaissance attitudes toward ancient and contemporary history.”   }replacement link for the review of Endless Things. Smallbeer Press seems to have lost their website. “Crowley’s metaphor of The “chain of books” used as both modes of preserving past knowledge and as physical objects which link the past with the future is one of the narrative sleight-of-hands that help create the multilayered texture of this novel as a book composed of many other books. The complexity of such metaphors in combination with the enigmatic nature of Crowley’s prose style lends a mystical aspect to the story, which often unfolds only to reveal more sophisticated interpretations, like one of those Renaissance dream poems which seem to be about love, but might also be about alchemy, or metaphysics, or even political intrigue. “    }page on the AEgypt tetralogy, and a review of Crowley’s Little, Big , written by someone who “got it”. “The Aegypt Cycle — (1987-2007) Publisher: Pierce Moffett is an unorthodox historian and an expert in ancient astrology, myths, and superstition. The land that Moffett studies is not the real, geographical Egypt but Ãegypt, a country of the imagination. When Moffett discovers the historical novels of local writer Fellowes Kraft, his course is charted. Kraft’s books interweave stories of Italian heretic Giordano Bruno, young Will Shakespeare, and Elizabethan occultist John Dee — stories that begin to mingle with the narrative of Moffett’s real and dream life in 1970s America. As Moffett’s journey in and out of his comfortable reality continues, what becomes clear is revelatory: there is more than one history of the world.“    }Renaissance Platonism from the Academy founded by Marsilio Ficino and Cosimo de’Medici, had only the slimmest of institutional support in Europe as a distinct discipline. Only a few philosophers, such as Cardinal Bessarion, Nicholas Cusanus, Marsilio Ficino, and Pico della Mirandola, can be unabashedly classified as “Neoplatonists.” In the history of ideas, Renaissance Neoplatonism is more important for its diffusion into a variety of philosophies and cultural activities, such as literature, painting, and music.   }nice bio on Bruno. “When he was thirteen years old he began to go to school at the Monastery of Saint Domenico. It was a famous place. Thomas Aquinas, himself a Dominican, had lived there and taught. Within a few years Bruno had become a Dominican priest. Bruno was interested in the nature of ideas. Although the name was not yet invented it will be perfectly proper to dub Bruno as an epistemologist, or as a pioneer Semanticist. He takes fresh stock of the human mind.”   }links about Ægypt. Publishers, prices, and covers (cover art), both American and British.    }This unit explores the significance of ancient Roman artifacts for Italian painters of the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. The essay begins with a brief overview of art and architecture during the Roman Empire and addresses both the destruction and the survival of antiquities in the Christian era. It investigates the symbolic and thematic uses of Roman ruins in fifteenth-century paintings of Christian subject matter.   }Thomas Moore’s booklist. That is, a list of the books Moore has written, many of which pertain to these Renaissance Studies, on the Library Thing site.    }The Astrological Psychology of Marsilio Ficino by Thomas Moore, with recommended related books on the same page. “Marsilio Ficino, who is almost unknown today, was perhaps the most influential philosopher of his age. It was Ficino who translated from Greek into Latin those first texts that arrived in Florence from Constantinople around 1438-39. It was Ficino who established a new academy in Florence modeled on Plato’s academy. Ficino flourished under the sponsorship of the Medici family, and because of his relationship with them and their generosity in support of his academy, he effectively became tutor and intellectual mentor to the Florentine intelligentsia. Looking back with the 20/20 hindsight of the 21st century, it is apparent from what Thomas Moore tells us that Ficino functioned in some ways as a psychotherapist to his friends and students. His letters are full of helpful advice about right living and striving to make of one’s life a work of art. The Planets is Ficino’s treatise on using one’s imagination to apply astrology to that end.”   }page of The Reenchantment of Everyday Life, by Thomas Moore, with recommended related books on the same page. If you want to start to study or understand the Renaissance, this is a book you must include.    }”In this vein, Hillman writes that “Death in the soul is not lived forward in time and put off into an afterlife. It is concurrent with daily life as Hades is side by side with his brother Zeus.”  According to Hillman, the problem lies in our “defense against Hades,” or, put differently, our “defensive identities with life.”   So often we do everything in our power to escape (our fear of) death, preferring instead feelings of excitement and invincibility, hope and possibility. We prefer spirit but forget the equally important and deepening present-minded soul.”    }”“It is against this background that we must place also such major Renaissance concerns as reputation (fama); nobility, and dignity. They take on further significance when envisioned within a psychology that bears death in mind. To consider fama merely as fame in our romantic sense puts Renaissance psychology into the inflated ego of the very important person or pop star. But when death gives the basic perspective, then magnificence, reputation, and nobility are tributes to soul, part of what can be done for it during the ego’s short hour on the stage. Then fame refers to the lasting worth of soul and psychology can afford to treat of the grand themes: perfection of grace, dignity of man, nobility of princes.” “    }the Catholics’ view of Bruno, whom they executed.   }brief page on Francis Bacon.   }Bruno links page, books are often from Amazon.    }repeats Kessler’s brief bio of Bruno then 2 more interesting articles.   }synopsis and review of The Astrological Psychology by Ficino.   }Publication information: Book title: Metaphor and Symbol. Contributors: L. C. Knights – Editor, Basil Cottle – Editor. Publisher: Butterworths Scientific. Place of publication: London. Publication year: 1960. Page number: 48. Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning.   }Bruno and some of the important Renaissance ideas.   }wiki bio of John Dee.    }page that mentions both Ficino and Agrippa in context.   }In 1509 Agrippa wrote De nobilitate et praecelentia foemini sexus , (the nobility of the female sex and the superiority of women over men), which was not published until 1532. In 1509 Agrippa also began writing his magnum opus, Three Books of Occult Philosophy which was finally published in 1531. As is clear from the long delay between the writing and publishing of many of his works throughout his life Agrippa was dogged by ill luck and opposition to his ideas and works.   }illustrated bio of Marsilo Ficino. He led the Florentine Platonic Academy under the Medicis. “Ficino’s writing is truly a joy to read as its elegance and clarity reflects the harmony and beauty of the themes he explores. It is unfortunate that translations of his works so quickly go out of print. A case in point is the translation by Kaske and Clarke of Ficino’s Three Books on Life. An excellent academic translation, Three Books on Life is Ficino’s magnum opus on astrological magic and talismans. This is a key work for anyone interested in Renaissance astrological magic, but sadly, it has just gone out of print.”     }Literary Resources — Renaissance. This page is part of the Literary Resources collection maintained by Jack Lynch of Rutgers – Newark. 104 links on the page.   }more in-depth page on Agrippa’s philosophy, mentioning his influence on Bruno. Has his works as well, with illustrations.   }another very interesting if brief bio of Bruno.   }Endless Things. DL 2011.  2016 Replacement:    }Endless Things by John Crowley is the final book in his Aegypt Cycle. It is the culmination of thirty years of thinking, research, and writing on the part of the author, and an ending to a series that is thematically preoccupied with endings. Endless Things is a completion without an ending per se. After all, the thousands of possible futures that might come into existence at any moment are as endless and infinite as the universe itself. The story of Giordano Bruno’s martyrdom is one example of a tale that doesn’t end when history suggests it did. The heretic philosopher, who was the first to suggest that the universe was infinite and the earth not at its centre, was burned at the stake in Rome’s Campo dei Fiori for his crimes of belief–but at the last moment, his soul transferred, by metempsychosis, into the body of an Ass, a sacred donkey. There are many surprises in Endless Things, the story of which substantially departs, in its first half, from the familiar settings and characters that direct the first three books.   }brief bio on Thomas Moore.   }brief review of The Reenchantment of Everyday Life, by Thomas Moore. He uses Ficino and other Renaissance influences in this book, as well.   }nice review of Crowley’s AEgypt, by someone who seems to have ”gotten it”.   }this page is a book description, but the synopsis has some useful insights about Renaissance Hermeticism.   }probably the best of the biographies on John Dee.    }Voice Of The Shuttle, Renaissance and 17th Century links, 492 links on the page. General Resources in Renaissance & 17th-C. Lit., including Authors and Works, Journals (Renaissance Literature), Listservs & Newsgroups (Renaissance Literature), Conferences (Renaissance Literature), Criticism, Course Syllabi, Cultural and Historical Contexts.,Frances.htm    }synopsis and comment on Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition, by Francis Yates.   }“Symptoms belong to the embodied soul. The metaphorical reality of the psyche is more than mere fiction but less than literal. Metaphors are more than symbolic ways of speaking. Metaphors facilitate thought by providing an experiential framework in which newly acquired, abstract concepts may be assimilated. They are ways of perceiving, feeling and existing. Through this imaginal reality we find soul, meaning, and significance in our suffering. Intractable problems create a continuous flow of psychological ideas, “ (Hillman) The Healing Power of Narrative History: “To heal the symptom, we must heal the person, and to heal the person we must first heal the story in which the person has imagined himself.” –James Hillman   } The four volumes mingle Moffett’s real and dream life in America in 1977 (and, in an extended coda, into the early 1980s) with the narrative of the manuscript he is preparing for publication. The manuscript, left unfinished by its author Fellowes Kraft, is an historical fiction that follows the briefly intersecting adventures of Italian heretic Giordano Bruno and of British occultists John Dee and Edward Kelley. Moffett is trained as a historian, and is under contract to write a popular history covering hermetical themes. Early in the process, he conceives of writing a novel which, it is clear, would be Ægypt; his ruminations on that novel describe the structure of the novel he is in. The novels generally have three main “strands” reflecting on three main characters, one occurring in the present day generally following Pierce or Rosie Mucho in their artistic works, and two occurring in the Renaissance following the historical fictional activities of John Dee, Edward Kelley and Giordano Bruno as written by Fellowes Kraft. The difference is marked stylistically by dashes indicating dialogue for events that happened in the Renaissance and events in the twentieth century marked by dialogue in ordinary English quotation marks.    }wiki bio of Agrippa.   }bio,etc.    }Since the Swerve is inaccurate historically in these and other ways, I propose that it is a historical fantasy. Stephen Greenblatt might have needed the concept to sell a book and express what he was going to write about in simple terms, but the term itself should not be taken without irony. I am not arguing that Greenblatt is unaware of the problems connected to the idea of the Swerve. I only mean to remind people who are used to the Grand Narrative to rethink what they know about the Renaissance.

VII. Music, Video, and so on. }Laurie Anderson.    }bio/info about Jim, before he died. }Falling, by Angelo Badalamenti, sung by Julee Cruise,    }this is the mp3.    }”A music intending to communicate the psychic energy of actual tones could be called *syntonic* music. It would be based on an experience of tone, unconstrained by the intellectual concepts of the classical tonality system or made difficult by the habits and memories of conditioning or academic training…  Tonal relationships are included in the space relationships of syntonic music, but the rules, patterns, and cadences obligatory in a tonality-controlled music hinder the development of a syntonic consciousness, (although they) undoubtedly have served a valid purpose for the European culture and its American and global prolongations. Today, however, as all cultural traditions disintegrate, the use of precisely tuned scales and essentially separate notes having an abstract intellectual existence on the background of empty space hides a psycho-musical inability to respond to the possibility of allowing the full vibrancy of the whole musical space to inspire (or inspirit) a new consciousness of Tone.”    }fun videos about pi and tau, for students and children.    }Ginsberg sings Blake; links to other Ginsburg readings.  Here’s one mp3 from that page for you, The Shepherd from Songs of Innocence, by William Blake: }Allen Ginsburg sings songs from the writings of William Blake.    }it’s too late.    }Jim Carroll link. They died, then he died. (Content changed and video removed by Yahoo 2011.) Instead, use this:   }Jim Carroll (1949-2009) and the Jim Carroll Band doing “People Who Died”.    }Set in William S. Burrough’s New York City apartment, the Bunker, this experimental film mixes images and audio of the nuclear holocaust from Hiroshima, Burroughs, and real confessions.  7:48.    }bukowski against mickey mouse.    }Bukowski on people. 3:29.    }Jim Carroll and Charles Bukowski.  4:36.   }first part of a reading by Di Prima, ginsberg, waldman, 1974. 1:31:37.    }William Burroughs near the Bunker NYC 1977. Super 8 footage played though a television and rephotographed imitating Burroughs’ cut-ups and reflecting xerox punk flyers of the day.  4:22.  Burroughs on Bowery.   }MILAREPA part 5 – ” Detachment” – Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche Homage, 10:15. How Milarepa detaches from relatives and possessions and withdraws totally to meditate in the mountains. Message: all videos can be seen (HD) on:   }Best to watch full screen & amplifiers.   }Published on Oct 20, 2014. Rare video footage about the Tibetan yogi tradition which had been kept secret for centuries, featuring Ven. Lopon Sonam Zangpo of the Drukpa Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, and other enlightened lamas. Also shown is the dorje, that the Tibetan saint Milarepa had used for his yoga practice. At the end of the video is briefly appearing H.H. the 16th Karmapa and the late Ven. Kalu Rinpoche. If you know other monks in this video, kindly make a comment with a time stamp and name of the monk you know. Thank you.    }The Flying Mystics of Tibetan Buddhism (2004), 6:59.  January 25-August 8, 2004) – This truly unique exhibition at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art featured Tibetan art which depicts the literary and oral legacy of levitation and flight among Tibetan mystics. The legacy itself dates back to eighth century Tibet, with the yogini Yeshey Tsogyal as a prime example, and has continued over the centuries since that time. The exhibition included works from important private collections as well as the Rubin Museum of Art. More: museum.oglethorpe.ed .    }The Female Buddha: Women of Enlightenment in Tibetan Mysticism (2002 & 2003), 1:10.  June 12 – August 24, 2003. OUMA hosted the Year of Asia, a year of celebration of the art and culture of Asia, with this magnificent exhibition, which brought together a selection of works from the collection of Donald and Shelley Rubin. The Rubin Collection in its entirety is thought to be the largest collection of Tibetan art outside of Tibet. Donald Rubin, a 1956 Oglethorpe University graduate, and his wife Shelley, had never before made these works available for exhibition, nor had an exhibition with this thematic focus ever been presented in the U.S. Atlanta’s and world visitors were able to explore more fully the ancient and ongoing traditions of “The Land Above the Clouds” through related programming, including the construction of a Female Buddha Sita Tara Sand Mandala by Tibetan monks, and an outstanding exhibition lecture series. More:   }OUMA is the only small liberal arts university museum in the Southeast that regularly shows nationally and internationally recognized exhibitions.
Note: some of the Buddhist music above, can be heard along with other Buddhist music and songs, in this podcast music show:     }Asian Music #5, August 23, 2016.!    }recent scientific video on comets, with Wal Thornhill (2012). 6:34.   }Wal Thornhill: Comets, Meteors & Asteroids | EU2012, 6:33.  Excerpt from Wal Thornhill’s presentation at the 2012 Electric Universe Conference, The Human Story.    }the electric universe, a summary of the ideas. Not in the 5-part series. 9:52.   }electrical forces induce cometary display. Includes beautiful footage from the HST (Hubble Space Telescope) of e.g., cometary ‘tails’ or filaments from nebulas, etc.  2016 DL. Replacements:    }Symbols of an Alien Sky Episode 3: The Electric Comet | Clip #1, 15:58.  Electric universe proponent David Talbott takes up the Comet Elenin question from a vantage point generally ignored by both the scientific mainstream and the Internet popularizers of Doomsday speculations. What is the relationship of Elenin’s catastrophic demise to the larger, unsolved mystery of explosive comet disintegration? For a first look at the larger context, see “Seeking the Third Story” :    }David Talbott: Seeking the Third Story | EU2012, 59:02. Wal Thornhill and Dave Talbott will each give two thought-provoking presentations at EU2014 Conference: All About Evidence, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, March 20 – 24, 2014. For more information on all the speakers start here:   }David Talbott’s message in thispresentation will be completed at EU2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 20 – 24, 2014. What does the Third Story look like in the light of the Electric Universe and the reconstructed ancient sky? If you have pondered this question, consider attending the conference to hear the answer first hand. Author David Talbott suggests that all of human history can be seen as just two stories. First, came the story of ancient mythology, when towering gods were said to have ruled the world. Then came the story of science, emerging from a growing distrust of the myths and a new emphasis on direct observation and reason. But a third story is possible, according to Talbott, one that sees the underlying provocation of the myths in extraordinary electrical events occurring close to the Earth. That discernment will lead to a new perspective on modern science as well.  Today, a third story IS possible. But it requires a reconsideration of both human stories—that of myth and that of “settled science”—seeing both through the fresh lens of the Electric Universe.”   }Universe: the Cosmology Quest Part 4, This feature length presentation by Randall Meyers is a unique mixture of human interest and science documentary film. As the first comprehensive documentary to deal with major new approaches in non-big bang cosmologies, it reveals several deep-rooted theoretical and observational controversies. This is a fact, well hidden from university students and the general public, which is told with clarity and conviction: and potentially leading to the down-fall of the presiding Big Bang theory.  7:49.     }Symbols of an Alien Sky Episode 3: The Electric Comet | Clip #2, 19:27. Electric Universe proponent David Talbott presents the first of two video segments on the electric comet. Here he discusses NASA’s surprising findings on the composition of comets, none supporting the traditional “dirty snowball” hypothesis.    }Ringed Asteroid Stuns Astronomers | Space News, 7:55. A team of astronomers is puzzling over an unprecedented discovery–the first ever observed asteroid with its own ring system. The asteroid Chariklo, which is 250 km (about 155 miles) in diameter and orbits between Saturn and Uranus, displays two rings which are said to be similar in nature to those of Saturn. Wal Thornhill provides EU insight into the discovery.    }NASA Warns Astronauts of Electric Asteroids | Space News. 10:57. A new NASA report describes the potential dangers that electrical environments of asteroids could pose for astronauts in future space missions. NASA scientists are now attempting to create models that will successfully predict dangerous electrical interactions between an approaching spacecraft and an asteroid. The report begins with a brief, surprising description of space rarely seen in official press releases.   }Astonishing Asteroid Becomes a Comet | Space News, 10:27. Astronomers working with the Hubble Space Telescope are expressing their complete bafflement over a recently observed asteroid, P2013/P5, which has astonished scientists with its unprecedented display of six cometary-like tails. Adding further surprise, the astronomers watched as the object’s tail structures dramatically changed over just 13 days.    }Asteroid 2012 DA14 misses Earth in close fly-by.  1:32.   }Russian meteor compilation, 2:06.    }0:12, flyby of DA14 2012.    }The recent explosion of a large meteor over Russia caused hundreds of injuries and considerable damage to local buildings—the most destructive such event in more than 100 years. The explosion has also raised new questions pointing directly to the behavior of large meteors in the Electric Universe. Here is a simple experiment by a member of the Thunderbolts group, relating to the APPEARANCE of material ejected in the forward direction at 6:22 in this presentation: The experiment demonstrates some interesting optical effects of scratches on a transparent surface such as a windshield. A good reason to avoid shouting more exotic speculations as fact, something that has already occurred in Internet comments on the video segment. All fact-based interpretations of the clip, however, will be welcome.  9:49.    }Here, we present the full version of the popular documentary film “Thunderbolts of the Gods,” which helped to introduce the world to the Electric Universe in 2006. 1:03:51.   }plasma rain falling on the sun, 1:18. Recommended.   }part 2 of 7 of thunderbolts, the tutorial. This is about plasma and cosmology, that is, astrophysics.    }part 3 of 7 of thunderbolts, a tutorial on the electric universe. This information is background for the Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids category above; e.g., electrical scarring on planetary bodies, causing cratering, etc. It is somewhat repetitive of the first series, so you would want to watch one or the other, but not both, unless you’re learning this material for the first time.    }part 4 of 7 of the tutorial, thunderbolts of the gods.  Part 3 ends almost in midsentence so this part is necessary also.    }thunderbolts part 5 of 7.   }thunderbolts of the gods, part 6 of 7.    }thunderbolts, part 7 of 7.   }Sunspot update (2/2011).  Also explains flaring in ion tails of comets, etc., plus origins of comets.    }Electric Asteroid's Dust Emission, 7:20. This month on Space News, we reported on a recent study that confirms electrostatic dust transportation occurs on airless bodies in space, including comets, asteroids and moons. Nevertheless, few astronomers today consider electrical effects on comets or asteroids when attempting to explain the still mysterious behaviors of these bodies. This may be evidenced in recently published scientific research into a newly discovered active asteroid, called P/2016 G1. In this episode, we explore the possible electrical nature of the asteroid’s comet-like dust emissions.     }Extraordinary Evidence of EU Geology, 9:56. Recent episodes of Space News from the Electric Universe have provided a groundbreaking foundation for a new beginning in Earth geology. Thunderbolts contributor Andrew Hall has introduced his hypothesis for the formation of familiar geological features, not from incremental processes over eons of time, but rather, due to high-energy electrical discharges in Earth’s unique atmosphere.
In this episode, Hall concludes this video series with a closer examination of evidence for dramatic, electrical scarring of Earth’s surface.   }continuation of modern cometary science (Comet Tempel 1).    }Rosetta Mission Update | The Rocky Comet, 5:30. Update #1: This is first in a series of Rosetta Mission Updates with Wal Thornhill and Dave Talbott. In this brief video, Wal offers a preliminary assessment of the Rosetta Mission to Comet 67P. Look for timely updates to follow.    }Rosetta Mission Update | Comets May Not Be What We Thought, 5:31. Update #2: The Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Perhaps the strangest solar system object ever observed up close in the course of the space age. It was the target of the Rosetta probe, whose 10-year journey began in March 2004, under the sponsorship of the European Space Agency. The probe is now orbiting the nucleus of 67P, and investigators hope to confirm the comet’s link to the very origins of our solar system. In this brief overview of the Rosetta Mission, David Talbott begins a series of reports on the continuing surprises facing comet theorists.    }Rosetta Mission Update | Oops! No Water on Comet 67P?, 5:56. Update #3: The comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko will be in the news for several months. And it has the potential to spark extensive controversy.  Issues could range from electric fields in space, to solar system history and the history of earth itself.     }Rosetta Mission Update | Rubble on 67P Defies Current Comet Theory, 4:43. Update #4: On the surface of today’s most well-studied comet, we see fields of rubble everywhere. From great boulders down to gravel, sand and dust, a surface littered with debris. Why would an evaporating clump of ice and dust look more like the debris-strewn surface of Mars than any comet that scientist ever dared to dream of?    }Rosetta Mission Update | Jets of Comet 67P — Failed “Explanations” Continue, 5:30.  Update #5: It seems that the puzzle of cometary jets continues to haunt comet science. The mystery has been stated and re-stated for decades. But it’s possible that a resolution is now within reach, through the Rosetta Mission to comet 67P-Churyumov Gerasimenko.    }Rosetta Mission Update | Comet 67P — Electrical Sculpting of Surface Dust, 4:43. For several months now, the Rosetta Mission has followed the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko around the sun. And as we’ve expected, direct observation continues to add one mystery to another. How are we to understand the weird configurations of dust on the comet’s surface?    }Deep Impact: Confirming the Electric Comet. In the history of comet science, the most critical moment for the electric comet model was the evening of July 4, 2005. That was when a projectile from the Deep Impact probe struck the comet Tempel 1. The result was a stunning confirmation of key predictions by Wallace Thornhill and others. Since that event, comet discoveries have added numerous additional confirmations. 23:56.    }Today, we begin a series of reports on groundbreaking scientific data from the ESA Rosetta mission to Comet 67P. In previous Space News’, Dr. Franklin Anariba, a lecturer at Singapore University of Technology and Design, has presented a scientific argument for electrochemical processes on comets. Dr. Anariba begins his analysis of recently published scientific papers, which provide perhaps the best direct evidence to date of the electrical nature of cometary activity. 15:09.   }Rosetta Mission Update | 67P—The Violent Birth of a Comet.  The electric comet idea forces us to consult the astronomical testimony of our earlier forebears, where independent accounts, told with different words and different symbols in different parts of the world, convey a story of planetary catastrophe. 5:12.    }The Electric Comet II — Best Evidence. This video is the first segment of Episode 4 Symbol of an Alien Sky documentary series. It provides an update of comet science, starting where our earlier documentary The Electric Comet left off. Our objective in both comet documentaries is to contrast two perspectives—the Electric Comet Model and the “dirty snowball” Standard Model—all with a critical eye on predictive ability. As we noted in Episode 3 Symbols of an Alien Sky: The Electric Comet documentary, we ask for your help in inviting scientists and other centers of influence to consider the factual content in this film and will consider all critical suggestions. We’ll be especially diligent in addressing any statements of fact that a knowledgeable viewer may call into question. Our conviction is that essential facts, now confirmed by leading investigators, will not allow the institutions of science to hold onto theories that, for too long, have been proclaimed as established science. 14:12.   }The Electric Comet II — Mysteries Deepen, 11:10. This is the second segment of Episode 4, Symbols of an Alien Sky: The Electric Comet II documentary series. It provides an update of comet science, starting where our earlier documentary The Electric Comet left off. Our objective in both comet documentaries is to contrast two perspectives—the Electric Comet Model and the “dirty snowball” Standard Model—all with a critical eye on predictive ability.    }Episode 3 Symbols of an Alien Sky: The Electric Comet (Full Documentary). 1:29:01. You can disregard the opening message “This video presentation is for critical review prior to final editing.” After critical review, the decision was made to leave the documentary as it stands. We believe that this critical analysis of textbook comet theory can have a major impact on human understanding of these remarkable bodies. It can also reach well beyond the specialized science of comets to provoke a reconsideration of the Sun, planetary history, and a good deal more. We live in an Electric Universe, and the enigmatic behavior of comets provides unique insights into the role of charged particles and electrified plasma throughout the Cosmos.   }the rocky comet, This is first in a series of Rosetta Mission Updates with Wal Thornhill and Dave Talbott. In this brief video, Wal offers a preliminary assessment of the Rosetta Mission to Comet 67P, 5:30    }The Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Perhaps the strangest solar system object ever observed up close in the course of the space age. It was the target of the Rosetta probe, whose 10-year journey began in March 2004, under the sponsorship of the European Space Agency. The probe is now orbiting the nucleus of 67P, and investigators hope to confirm the comet’s link to the very origins of our solar system. In this brief overview of the Rosetta Mission, David Talbott begins a series of reports on the continuing surprises facing comet theorists, 5:31.    }In November 2013, skywatchers around the world eagerly awaited the approach of Comet ISON. Dubbed the "Comet of the Century" by several in the media, some astronomers had predicted a stupendous cometary display as Comet ISON approached its perihelion. The comet was also the subject of countless bizarre speculations. However, despite the heightened expectations, ISON ultimately proved to be somewhat of a fizzle. 8:26.    }Published on Sep 28, 2015. NASA’s New Horizons mission to the dwarf planet Pluto continues to provide planetary scientists with new challenges and deepening mysteries. Likewise, the Rosetta mission to comet 67P has revealed startling cometary phenomena that conventional theory cannot begin to explain. 7:01.    }1:29:01. The video presented here is still in development. For the present listing of credits (being developed simultaneously with extensive scientific review), see our credits page:   }We believe that this critical analysis of textbook comet theory can have a major impact on human understanding of these remarkable bodies. It can also reach well beyond the specialized science of comets to provoke a reconsideration of the Sun, planetary history, and a good deal more. We live in an Electric Universe, and the enigmatic behavior of comets provides unique insights into the role of charged particles and electrified plasma throughout the Cosmos.    }mystery of planetary scars; plasma. 7:56.   }how to load comet Elenin into your Stellarium. 10:02.    }Download: starts automatically.   }video of the Great Comet McNaught from January, 2007. 1:23.    }video about comet elenin. 14:26.   }11:15. The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission to the Comet 67P is attracting worldwide attention to comet science. While months remain until the team attempts to land a probe on the comet's surface, astonishing revelations are already confronting scientists on Earth.Story, Three Surprising Facts About Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko:    ;
Previous Space News about comet "water":  ;  and
Previous Space News on comet, asteroid, and planet origins:  .    }deep impact, confirming the electric comet. 25:37. Oct.2012.    }that movie, time-lapse made of images from 14 years of HST photos, star activity. More hubble videos on this page.  0:30.   }Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON), 7:34.   }Electric Crater Chains | Space News, 6:41. Of the many puzzling crater forms seen on rocky bodies throughout the solar system, the recurring pattern of crater chains on planets, moons, and asteroids is a puzzle that demands a willingness to explore new, theoretical possibilities. The standard story of craters formed either by impacts or by volcanism will never account for many of the remarkable crater chains observed to date. The latest images released from NASA’s Dawn mission to the dwarf planet Ceres underscores the depth of the mystery for planetary scientists.   }Jupiter’s Discharges, 2:50. Links below video.    }Published on Nov 15, 2015. Today, we begin a series of reports on groundbreaking scientific data from the ESA Rosetta mission to Comet 67P. In previous Space News’, Dr. Franklin Anariba, a lecturer at Singapore University of Technology and Design, has presented a scientific argument for electrochemical processes on comets. Dr. Anariba begins his analysis of recently published scientific papers, which provide perhaps the best direct evidence to date of the electrical nature of cometary activity.  15:10.   }7:55. A team of astronomers is puzzling over an unprecedented discovery--the first ever observed asteroid with its own ring system. The asteroid Chariklo, which is 250 km (155.343 miles) in diameter and orbits between Saturn and Uranus, displays two rings which are said to be similar in nature to those of Saturn. Wal Thornhill provides EU insight into the discovery.    }Intrinsic Red Shift, 1:00:16. Halton Christian “Chip” Arp (March 21, 1927 — December 28, 2013) was an American astronomer. He was known for his 1966 Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies, which (it was later realized) catalogues many examples of interacting and merging galaxies. Arp was also known as a critic of the Big Bang theory and for advocating a non-standard cosmology incorporating intrinsic redshift.”  23sep2000 in Portland, Ore.    }talk as energy, then pretense, 58:03. Recommended.    }questions and hemlock, 15:50. Recommended.   }what they call, Jan Cox.  Jan explains this item: If you are trying to get away, It’s hard to see what’s wrong, without thinking something is wrong. 16:19.  Recommended.   }When you decide to do This, be prepared to understand everything, 3:41.   }Jan Cox on liquid knowledge, 5:29.    }Jan Cox Talk #319, no such thing as gradual change, 1:50:32. The full video, not the 34:26 excerpt previously linked to.    }Stephen J. Crothers: Black Holes, General Relativity and Newtonian Gravitation, 51:24.    }Steve Crothers: General Relativity — A Case in Numerology, from EU2015, 49:36. For many people, Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity lies hidden behind an impenetrable wall of complicated mathematics, superposed upon the widespread misconception that only those smarter than the average bear, with a penchant for doing long sums, can possibly understand it. However, the truth differs widely from the syllabus. Although mathematics is unnecessary for an understanding as to why cosmology is both logically inconsistent and disconnected from reality, cosmologists routinely resort to mathematical mysticism in their attempts to justify and impose their demonstrably false dogmatic beliefs. In his presentation, Stephen Crothers shall reveal the sacred secrets of tensor calculus and its accoutrements in order to see through the mathematical smoke and mirrors of Einstein and his followers. Anybody with high-school knowledge of the calculus is more than well prepared to deal with these matters. Perhaps this is the most frightening truth cosmologists must face. After all, calculations themselves are mere mechanical operations that impart no knowledge of their purpose in relation to physics. Curiously, neither Einstein knew nor his followers know how to do their sums right. That they don’t add up is sufficient to render them a form of numerology, which, like sympathetic magic and phrenology, does not lead to knowledge.    }(Full Length) Stephen J. Crothers on The Non-existence of Black Holes and the Failure of General Relativity, 44:10.    }The Fuller World. Design Scientist. (NET Series F-155, no. 1)  Ann Arbor, Michigan: National Educational Television. December 1963.   20:08.!    }The Fuller World. The Sum of its Parts. (NET Series F-155, no. 2) Ann Arbor, Michigan: National Educational Television, December 1963. R Buckminster Fuller speaks. 29.08.    }The Fuller World. Futuretense. (NET Series F-155, no. 3). Ann Arbor, Michigan: National Educational Television December 1963. 29:03.   }Upon its completion in October 1958, the Union Tank Car Dome, located north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was the largest clear-span structure in the world. Based on the engineering principles of the visionary design scientist and philosopher Buckminster Fuller, this geodesic dome was, at 384 feet in diameter, the first large scale example of this building type. “A Necessary Ruin” relates the powerful, compelling narrative of the dome’s history via interviews with architects, engineers, preservationists, media, and artists; animated sequences demonstrating the operation of the facility; and hundreds of rare photographs and video segments taken during the dome’s construction, decline, and demolition. 30:02.   }Some brief clips from the “Lost Interviews” tapes with Buckminster Fuller, where Dr. Fuller discusses the nature of Tensegrity (or “Tensional Integrity”) in structures. 6:38.   }Demonstration of the strength and elasticity of a Tensegrity structure (R. Buckminster Fuller) by partially disassembling it. It is interesting to see how the structure degrades non-linearly. It is worth mentioning that the tension component of this structure is not elastic – it is high test mono-filament fishing line. In the video it looks like it could be rubber. 3:49.    }Co-curators Dana Miller and Michael Hays discuss Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe, an exhibition featuring one of the great American visionaries of the twentieth century. Utilizing his doing “more with less” credo, Fuller’s designs endeavored to benefit the largest portion of humanity while consuming the minimum amount of the earth’s resources. This video presents four examples of Fuller’s integrated approach to the design and technology of housing, transportation, and cartography–the Dymaxion House, ca. 1930, Dymaxion Transport Vehicle, ca.1933 , Wichita House, ca. 1945, and The Fuller Projection Map, ca. 1943. 4:33.    }Tensegrities: Truncated Tetrahedron, Cube and Octahedron. 2:48. To learn about tensegrities, visit    }”My art is concerned with nature in its primary aspect, the patterns of physical forces in three dimensional space.“  This artist has patents for tensegrities, and for models of the atom, and for other structures. Site includes tensegrities. See the tutorial on tensegrity here, highly recommended. Also here,   } weaving and tensegrity videos.


1. Q: I noticed that you don’t have very much about Allen Ginsburg in your  Beat category. Why is that?
A: We feel that Ginsburg and a few others have been over-emphasized.  There are movies about him and the Beats and … and so on. So, we’restriving for balance with our Category.
2. Q: Some of the websites in Asteroids have appeared on your previous lists. Why are you repeating them here?
A: For completeness’ sake, and since not all readers have seen the previous  lists; and to provide background for some of the “new” explanations for craters, comets, etc. The same remarks apply to the Comet and Electric Universe, Electric Sun, etc., websites. Any intelligent reader can read and understand these websites: they are chosen that way.
3. Q: So, why do you have Laurie Anderson on your Beats list?
A: We consider her a Beat-child also, just like Jim Carroll. They’re both, as it were, third-wave or third-generation beats (e.g. Waldman and similar were second-wave, etc.).
4. Q: Then why don’t you have all the Beats on your List? Your List isn’t   complete.
A: Neither are theirs. For example, some would consider Ken Kesey part of  the Beat Generation, and from there it isn’t far, culturally, to say, Timothy Leary or Ram Dass (Richard Alpert). Nevertheless, yes, the “first wave” is  generally thought of as Kerouac, Ginsberg, Neal Cassady, Burroughs, Gregory Corso, and Herbert Huncke, then Gary Snyder, Ferlinghetti, Michael McClure, Philip Whalen, Lew Welch, and we think also Michael Bowen.  The “second wave” would have been Bob Kaufman, Diane DiPrima, Ed  Sanders, Waldman, Ray Bremser, Ted Joans, and say Charles Plymell, Jack Micheline, Herschel Silverman, Marty Matz, Ron Whitehead, and others.   To this we have added a “third wave” including Jim Carroll, Laurie  Anderson, and others. We also include Robert Kelly as associated with the above, poetically if not any other way, and Charles Bukowski as well. Certainly, Bukowski wrote in what’s considered a “Beat” style in many of his poems.
5. Q: What is Doth?
A: American Fundamentalist so-called Christians, who wish to force their bizarre values on everyone else if possible. Their name Doth comes from the fact that they read only the old, King James version of the Bible and will allow no other. They are very strict and have some very unusual notions about their Holy Book, and as a consequence of this, about Life, The Universe, and Everything as well. Dr. Dae and I are pleased to bring you this Free List which, thankfully, is blessedly Doth-free. See question #15, below.
6. Q: Did you ever participate in Bucky’s World Game?
A: Yes, twice. Once in Corvallis, Oregon, in 1988, and once in Orange County in the 1970s. (Jae Kamel)
7. Q: Who is your Math List for? It seems to me that Math is a vast field to cover.
A: Math these days is more like a collection of vast fields to cover. Our list is for the curious and intelligent non-professional, that is, not a Math professional. We try to keep the list deep enough to interest other scholars, yet shallow enough to satisfy the merely curious. We also include a few sites that are suitable for children. In general we try to follow this pattern for all  Categories and Lists. No professional will need our lists and none will ever see them, probably. But lots of students and intelligent and curious people will, and so the lists are for them. But there’re always enough links and so on for those that want to study more deeply.
8. Q: Were you being sarcastic in your description of the “cosmology statement” website, above?
A: Obviously; or, at the least, we were certainly being droll about it.
9. Q: Do you have any other special websites of interest, not shown above, that reflect what you and Dr. Jone Dae have been trying to teach us, or share with us?
A: Well, you know, just this one:   }if you read this webpage you will surely begin to understand what is important for you to know.
10. Q: Is it true that you’re on Library Thing, Mr. Kamel?
A:    }this should go to my homepage there. If not,     is my profile there, and    is my library there. Click on “Covers” to see just the book covers displayed.  Dr. Dae is not on Library Thing yet.
Contact me if you cannot view my library there.
11. Q: Is it true that the ancient Greeks did mostly Geometry, and not much Arithmetic or Number Theory?
A: No. That is a great lie and a very common misconception. Following in the footsteps, so to speak, of the great civilizations that came before them in  their part of the world, they were superb Arithmetists and Number therorists. They also inheirited the Babylonians love for math word  problems, and wrote at least one that was so hard, and that we still have today, that no modern math student can solve it, either. Computers were used to determine its exact solution in the 20th century.
12. Q: Did John Dee and Giordano Bruno ever meet?
A: John Crowley thinks that they may have, but he was writing fiction.Their main connection is that they both studied and taught Renaissance   Hermetic Philosophy, and surely they did hear of each other. Their lives overlap, in terms of birth- and death-dates, and Bruno was in England for a while when Dee was alive and working for QE 1st , and so on.
13. Q: Don’t scientists today think that people like John Dee, who studied the  occult, were insane or stupid?
A: Obviously, yes, this is true. Unfortunately, people who believe in myths had no place to throw rocks at other people’s myths. And it is useful to remember that people in the Renaissance, say, like Dee, were just as  intelligent as today’s scientists are, maybe more so, and that people always have been.
14. Q: Are you saying that today’s scientists believe in myths?
A: Of course; obviously. That’s why these lists are made, so that people like you can enlighten and educate themselves. For info about our answer, see  especially the URLs on this list, and on “The Groundhog List” which  preceded this one. All your questions will be answered then if you read the   contents of each URL in the relevant categories. For example, there is much  more about Archetypal Psychology on the previous list; and so on..
15. Q: What is Doth?
A: Doth is the curious language spoken by fundamentalist and evangelical Christians. It is also the name of those same people; the contrast is with  ‘Goth’. Consider that the Goth music is the antithesis of the Doth music, and that the appearance of people in the Goth lifestyle is exactly opposite in  every way to the appearance of the Doth people. So, then, the fundamentalist and evangelical Christians are called Doth, spelled with a ‘d’ as in ‘dog’, and their opposites are called Goth, spelled with a ‘g’ as in ‘god’. The prime source and example of the Doth language is the King James Version of their Holy Bible, FYI.
17. Q: What is Frontierland?
A: The name of the state sometimes shown as ‘Colorado’ on maps, etc.
18. Q: Do you have that “Suggested Reading List” that Ginsberg                         typed?                     A: Yes: