"The book which Hermes hands to the philosopher is the book 'on the shadows of ideas contracted for inner writing' that is to say it contains a list of magic images of the stars to be imprinted on memory. They are to be used on revolving wheels: 'As the ideas are the principle forms of things, according to which all is we should form in us the shadows of that they may be adaptable to all possible formations. We form them in us, as in the revolution of wheels. If you know any other way, try it.'--Frances A. Yates, Gioradano Bruno: The secret of the shadows. pg. 213.

I think that 'rotation' and revolution is shared in common between the chracters from RAW's 'Tale of the tribe. What do you think that they share in common?

I think of 'renaissance revolution' reflecting the individual recognition of 'multiplicity and plurality' in things. But then, how do you say it, how to map it, how to show and share it, that thing, such a massive slippery thing?

Dr. Wilson paid tribute to the fact that Paul Levinson described Giordano Bruno's 'decentralized Universe' as the perfect model for cyberspace. There is much more we could take from Giordano Bruno that corresponds to our present inquirey into the tale of the tribe, I have recently been working with Bruno's 'wheels of correspondence' and find them fun new models for mapping the tribe and fusing with certain DJ activities.

Bruno exhibits the hermetic influenced 'hologrammic' style' through his work. The old wisdom languages of Hermes Tristmigistus are among those RAW has commented on, for example describing Giambattista Vico as 'the last of the great Hermeticists".But did the illuminated hermetic current really stop with Vico?

What do Hermeticism and the 'hermetic style' mean to you?

"What do Giordano Bruno, Giambatista Vico,
Friedrich Nietzsche, Ernest Fenollosa, Ezra Pound
Alfred Korzybski, James Joyce, Buckminster Fuller,
Claude Shannon, Marshall Mcluhan and Internet all have in
common?--the tale of the tribe (MLA course 2005 with Dr. Wilson)


"All to which not a lot snapped The Nolan of the Calabashes
at his whilom eweheart photognomist who by this sum taken
was as much incensed by Saint Bruno as that what he had
consummed was his own panegoric, and wot a lout about it if it was
only a pippappoff pigeon shoot that gracesold getrunner, the
man of centuries, was bowled out by judge, jury and umpire at
batman's biff like a witchbefooled legate. Dupe.


"Paul Levinson regards Bruno's de-centered universe as the perfect model of cyberspace.--Robert Anton Wilson, TSOG.

"The two philosophers most frequently mentioned in the Wake, Nicholas of Cusa and Bruno of Nola, taught a dialectic of resolution of opposites. Joseph Needham in his monumental Science and Civilization in China, repeatedly mentions both Bruno and Nicholas as the only two Occidental philosophers before Liebnitz to have a basically Taoist outlook.--Robert Anton Wilson, Joyce and Daoism.


'of all the forms of the world, the preeminent are the celestial forms. Through them you will arrive from the confused plurality of things at the unity.--Giordano Bruno 'thirty intensions of the shadows'

"Let us hear, Art simplicissime!
-- Dearly beloved brethren: Bruno and Nola, leymon bogholders
and stationary lifepartners off orangey Saint Nessau Street, were
explaining it avicendas all round each other ere yesterweek out
of Ibn Sen and Ipanzussch. When himupon Nola Bruno
monopolises his egobruno most unwillingly seses by the mortal powers
alionola equal and opposite brunoipso, id est, eternally provoking
alio opposite equally as provoked as Bruno at being eternally
opposed by Nola. Poor omniboose, singalow singelearum: so
is he!

-- One might hear in their beyond that lionroar in the air
again, the zoohoohoom of Felin make Call. Bruin goes to Noble,
aver who is? If is itsen? Or you mean Nolans but Volans, an
alibi, do you Mutemalice, suffering unegoistically from the singular
but positively enjoying on the plural? Dustify of that sole, you
breather! Ruemember, blither, thou must lie!


"Across the centuries, they traded passing nods of a sort: Marshall McLuhan (1911 - 1980), the highly literate scourge of literacy, and Giordano Bruno the Nolan (1548 - 1600), rambunctious philosopher of the infinite.
Thanks to James Joyce and Finnegans Wake, McLuhan and Bruno met, so to speak, almost every day. The Wake was McLuhan's vade mecum. In later years he kept one copy unbound, with each page pasted onto a sleeve of 3-ring paper. The stack stood in an accessible spot just outside the door of his office. McLuhan was forever plucking fresh pages like a gambler toying with oversized cards. He liked to snap the pages into new configurations, up, down, across, and read the phrases in a kaleidoscopic collage, much as Joyce himself had written them. Bruno, who flits through dozens of the pages, must have become a pleasantly familiar ghost.--

"Like Joyce, Vico believed that poetry arose out of creative etymology ("incorrect etymology," in Academese). Like Joyce - and also Whorf and Korzybski - Vico believed in a radical change in language could alter our percieved reality tunnels.--Robert Anton Wilson, Coincidance P. 22.


"Giambatista Vico, "the father of sociology", suggested in The New Science that Thunder historically underlies the "god" idea; the Noisy Thing roaring in the sky , seemingly in rage, had to be appeased. Sometimes lightning came from that roaring monster, and sometimes lightning killed somebody. Hence Zeus bronnton [Zeus the thunderer], Jupiter, another thunder god; Thor, Donner, whose very name means thunder; etc.... and Yahweh..... and Allah...... Joyce uses this god=thunder equation repeatedly in Finnegans Wake [which drove me to read Vico...]--RAW, Thought of the week.

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"Teems of times and happy returns. The seim anew. Ordovico or viricordo.
Anna was, Livia is, Plurabelle's to be.--James Joyce, Finnegans Wake, pg. 215.

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"Old Vico Roundpoint. But fahr, be fear! And natural, simple, slavish, filial.--James Joyce, Finnegans Wake, pg. 260.

"So from a Viconian perspective, we’re at the end of a third course of history, and are about to see our civilization unravel into anarchy, moving back to the age of Gods, although one progressed beyond the original thunder Gods or early Christian ideals of the last two cycles. To be sure, Vico’s theory doesn’t work as well if one thinks about non-western cultures, and his interpretation of history is as poetic and imaginative as it is scientific. But what if in broad terms he’s correct?--

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"The Vico road goes round and round to meet where terms begin. Still onappealed to by the cycles and unappalled by the recoursers we feel all serene, never you fret, as regards our dutyful cask.--James Joyce, Finnegans Wake, pg 452."

"John Ford's 'The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance' is a portrayal of the transition between the age of heroes and the age of man, as posited by the philosopher and historian Giambattista Vico. Vico believed that reason had overcome force as the dominant characteristic in the age of man. Ford's movie portrays the transition between these ages, when reason and force existed contemporaneously. The result is a tragic view of the transition. Once reason has overcome force, representational history, rather than fact and force, is shown to be the sad result of forgetting the age of heroes and deeds.--

  1. 30 seals
  2. RAW360
  3. aleister crowley
  4. alfred korzybski
  5. amsterdam
  6. audio
  7. c.g jung
  8. cantos
  9. claude shannon
  10. coldcut
  11. collaborative fiction
  12. cosmic trigger
  13. coursework
  14. cybernetics
  15. decentralized and rotational
  16. dodecahedron
  17. email to the tribe
  18. ernest fenollosa
  19. erwin schroedinger
  20. eternal return
  21. ettt
  22. ezra pound
  23. f for fake
  24. finnegans wake
  25. fly agaric 23
  26. flyagaric23
  27. friederich nietzsche
  28. giambattista vico
  29. giordano bruno
  30. global village
  31. hermetic style
  32. hologramic prose
  33. hyperintelligence
  34. icosahedron
  35. ideogramic method
  36. illuminati
  37. illuminatus! trilogy
  38. internet
  39. interview
  40. jack sarfatti
  41. james joyce
  42. john coltrane
  43. john lilly
  44. john sinclair
  45. john von neumann
  46. ken campbell
  47. konnakol
  48. lull wheels
  49. lulu
  50. magick
  51. maps
  52. marshall mcluhan
  53. maybe logic
  54. maybe logic academy
  55. maybe logic quarterly
  56. nlp
  57. norbert wiener
  58. novel
  59. ontology
  60. open source history
  61. orson welles
  62. osh
  63. palm springs
  64. pentagram
  65. philip k dick
  66. planetary sociology
  67. plush
  68. poetry
  69. prophets conference
  70. r. buckminster fuller
  71. recorso
  72. redundancy of information
  73. robert anton wilson
  74. saul paul sirag
  75. schroedinger's cat trilogy
  76. screenplay
  77. sex
  78. sixty
  79. steve fly
  80. steven pratt
  81. syllabic pyramid
  82. synchronicity
  83. tailors
  84. tales
  85. teachings
  86. television
  87. terence mckenna
  88. tetrad of media effects
  89. textation
  90. the tale of the tribe
  91. timothy leary
  92. tribetable
  93. ttott
  94. turntable method
  95. ulysses
  96. wikileaks
  97. wilhelm reich
  98. william butler yeats
  99. william s burroughs
  100. youtube