Sunday Surfing – 14/02/16

I had some super feedback from my Sunday Surfing post so I want to try to keep this going…thanks very much for your thoughts and opinions on the topics that cross my desk each week (or two). I appreciate it!

– weaver          elemental.living(at)yahoo(dot)com

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allegory of the freedom of trade Gérard de Lairesse

Allegory of the Freedom of Trade, Gérard de Lairesse

Remember Aaron Swartz? There’s a bio out about him now (as reported by Tom Chatfield in Intelligent Life) and I thought this news synched nicely with Guy Rouleau’s pledge that  ‘all results and data will be made freely available at the time of publication, for example, and the [MNI] will not pursue patents on any of its discoveries.’ I think Aaron would be pleased.

 

A Tribute to a unique thinker: Marvin Minsky. Quite profound, that 2nd law…

Minsky’s First Law
Words should be your servants, not your masters.
Minsky’s Second Law
Don’t just do something. Stand there.

 

‘The quality of time in the Chinese calendar is described by two primary components- a ring of 12 animals and a cycle of 5 phases of energy.’

Check out Austin Coppick’s Monkey Time. [I’m a rare Fire Horse. I know, you probably guessed that  😉 ]

 

I mentioned back in July that I expected to see feminine/anima energies to be on the rise in our collective consciousness. Thus, I was chuffed and so grateful to see just last week that Kimberly Maxwell has taken the time to gather so many examples of this phenomenon in one place. And the trend goes on.

 

‘The farther apart the keys are on a piano keyboard, the farther apart they are within this imaginary dimension; a given distance along the keyboard translates into a given distance within the dimension. You don’t see this dimension as such; to you, it’s an abstraction that captures the acoustical independence of sound waves. But it’s a remarkably fitting abstraction. Musicians call the difference between pitches a musical “interval,” which has connotations of distance, as if our brains really do think of the differences between pitches as spatial separation. AdS/CFT duality takes this abstraction literally and suggests that one of the dimensions of the space we occupy represents the energy or, equivalently, the size of waves within the underlying system.’

Yep, that’s another blurb from the previously shared Space piece. Its ok, take your time… 🙂

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“When an inner situation is not made conscious, it happens outside, as fate.”  – Jung

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Sunday Surfing

Below are some essays and articles that I have found to be good food for thought, launching pads for the imagination…and a downright stumper! I am definitely not done ruminating and I invite your input on any that you find intriguing.

These various publications may also contain astro trends…of course 🙂  The more you practice seeing/evaluating how energy is manifesting in our world, the broader your capacity – and thus choices –  to co-create in your own story can be.

– weaver          elemental.living(at)yahoo(dot)com

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‘[Guy Rouleau, the director of McGill University’s Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) and Hospital in Canada] and his colleagues at the renowned institute decided to try a radical solution. Starting this year, any work done there will conform to the principles of the “open-science” movement—all results and data will be made freely available at the time of publication, for example, and the institute will not pursue patents on any of its discoveries. Although some large-scale initiatives like the government-funded Human Genome Project have made all data completely open, MNI will be the first scientific institute to follow that path.’ – sciencemag.org

 

I told him briefly of the interior design of The Plan: Let one hand know not what the other does, isolated cells operating largely independently of one another, no element of The Plan that is known by one cell is typically known by more than a few others at any given time. Ultimately, both sides in the struggle seem to play directly into one another, and at the end of The Game, the pieces go back together again into the same box. –excerpt from : I am a Disinformation Agent

 

For all the world’s cities, or all its towns, or all its geographical features of any type, the raw distance data would consume a hard drive even though the positions of those features can be concisely expressed on a single map. “That’s what space is,” Barbour says. “It’s data compression on a massive scale.”  Lets Rethink Space

 

You gotta see these works!    ‘Paris-born street artist and ENSAD graduate Julien Malland, who operates under the moniker Seth Globepainter, travels the world creating culturally inspired street art. His signature style often depicts murals of children surrounded by a spectrum of colors. Malland also collaborates with local artists, learning traditional art from them and exchanging ideas.’

 

A good take-away quote from Arthur George: ‘At the most basic and broadest level, a myth can be thought of as nothing less than our psyche’s construction of reality, or parts of it. As psychologists have shown, myths, like dreams, are essential to our psychic well-being; we can’t do without them. The challenge becomes how to tend them.’

 

Mercury is currently squaring Uranus. Do try to look well before you leap.