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19 March 2005 @ 10:51 am
brion gysin should have studied hebrew...  
PERMUTATIONS EVERYWHERE!

perhaps that's what it's all about.
 
 
Mood: permuted
Music: garden of pomegranates - text music(?)
 
 
 
Mellen: dorky is the new coolabsentmammoth on March 19th, 2005 03:53 pm (UTC)
you and brion were both seduced by those ridiculously curvy complicated japanese (and arabic) calligraphy. hebrew is somewhere between your hiragana and his arabic, and i think you're not much for seeing middle grounds originally. time to incorporate.

and to think you went to college for that stuff. pshaw.
Mellen: the sound and the furyabsentmammoth on March 19th, 2005 03:59 pm (UTC)
be quiet. people are gonna think you're a loser!
Mellen: whatever am i s'ppose to do?absentmammoth on March 19th, 2005 04:47 pm (UTC)
what does that matter? permute the feelings too!
S0n of N00nbibble on March 19th, 2005 05:22 pm (UTC)
nothing is true.

everything is permuted.
Mellenabsentmammoth on March 19th, 2005 05:36 pm (UTC)
hahahaha.

i love you.
S0n of N00nbibble on March 19th, 2005 05:24 pm (UTC)
well i mean where else do you think he got the idea for magic squares?
Mellenabsentmammoth on March 19th, 2005 05:36 pm (UTC)
i thought that came from the curse in the restaurant...guess it's got deeper roots.
ennui is for suckerst3dy on March 19th, 2005 07:25 pm (UTC)
hebrew is a very slippery language, especially in the hands of the kabbalists. one of the most interesting for these purposes is Abraham Abulafia, who came up with a whole visionary meditative practice based on the permutation of letters, to "warm up the mind" and attain prophetic states of consciousness.

http://www.luckymojo.com/esoteric/religion/judaism/kabbalah/dw200006abulafia.txt
http://www.livejournal.com/users/dataddict/10577.html#cutid1

(right now i'm working on a paper about his influence on giordano bruno, one of the most remarkable combinatory alchemists)
Mellenabsentmammoth on March 19th, 2005 07:29 pm (UTC)
nice, thanks!

as always, i'll probably end up using it for my own twisted, unrecognizable ends.
ennui is for suckerst3dy on March 19th, 2005 11:12 pm (UTC)
as it should be used. kabbalah was a far-out reading of the torah, then christian cabala and occult qabala did a far out reading of kabbalah. it's only fair that we should get what we want out of it.