POPE STEPHEN JOYCE O' NOLAN


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

The guy who thinks he's the only POPE visited the UK recently, flying out in the Pope-pa-plane from Birmingham City Airport after some big important duties.

On 19 September 2010, he managed to 'beatify' Cardinal John Henry Newman, who converted to Catholicism from Anglicanism and seems to have been a writer worthy of the attention of James Joyce, who is quoted on John Newman's wikipedia page entry (I have yet to read any John Henry Newman myself, but will do over the next few days, and compare with Byron some Joyce) :

"James Joyce had a lifelong admiration for Newman's writing, and in a letter to his patron Harriet Shaw Weaver humorously remarked about Newman that "nobody has ever written English prose that can be compared with that of a tiresome footling little Anglican parson who afterwards became a prince of the only true church" --en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Henry_Newman

Yet, I suspect Joyce said this with a tongue-in-cheek satirical grin? Maybe not, Jill Muller in her 1996 paper in the James Joyce quarterly present evidence to suggest Joyce really did mean what he said, as Stephen Dedalus, and as James Joyce in naming Lord Byron and 'John Henry Newman' as the greatest writers in English Prose?
www.jstor.org/pss/25473770

Eric Wagner on the Multiple (Everett Wheeler Graham) universe's of RAW's, as deployed in his Novel: 'Schroedinger's Cat Trilogy'.

"This would also allow for a universe where Joyce became not only a priest as he had once contemplated, but the Pope himself. This would also allow for multiple Popes in multiple universes. (In other works Wilson discusses a religion, the Paratheometamystichood of Eris Esoteric, in which every member become a Pope. --Eric Wagner, Insiders guide to Robert Anton Wilson. Page 158.



RAW's books 'coincidance' and 'Schroedinger's Cat Trilogy' in particular, have been considered more widely in relation to 'multiple worlds' physics (holographic cosmosology/neurology) and 'Joycean Epiphany' as Eric has clearly demonstrated in his essay on RAW's style (Hermetic Style?) we have new eyes to see with new eyes the sham that seems inherent within the 'landscape' of most, but not all, religious writings and doctrine? How do you think texts become sacred? repetition, repetition, repetition.

Furthermore, the John Newton 'birmingham beatification' may help us make sense of an alternate Universe (such as in Schroedinger's Cat Trilogy) where Joyce is recognized for his brilliance by the Church, and 'beatified' 'canonized' 'sainted' by them. Much like how Einstein (for example) has more-or-less been 'sainted' 'beatified' and 'canonized' in the realms of science, physics and humanities around the world, how do Science and Religion compare, I wonder, in how they 'beatify' their innovators, their 'great' minds and best exemplary critters?

Cuss and discuss.



Part 2


I invite one to think on Giordano Bruno and James Joyce, both published in Parisand both concerned with 'Circe' why Circe?

Circe contains a revolutionary principle that runs through Bruno, Vico, Yeats, Pound, and Joyce. (see quotes below) Sounds like circle too, doesn't it?

"Once in Paris Joyce continued work on the Circe episode, and on July 11, 1920, he met the women who would eventually publish Ulysses.--Tim Miller, And a very good time it was: The short life of James Joyce. page 23.

The other book on magic memory published in Paris has for its heroine that great sorceress Circe, the daughter of the Sun. The title of it is Cantus Circaeus's and it is dedicated by Jean Regnault --Francis Yates, Girodano and The Hermetic Tradition. page 119.

"It opens with a terrific incantation to the Sun by Circe, mentioning all his names, attributes, animals, birds, metals, and so on. From time to time, her assistant, Moeris, has to look out to inspect the line of the sun's rays and to see if the incantation is working. There is a distinct though slightly garbled reference to Ficino's De vita coelitus comparanda in this incantation, on the sun as the vehicle of inscrutable powers reaching us from the "ideas" through "reasons" in the soul of the world, and on the power of herbs, plants, stones, and so on to attract spiritus.'* Circe then makes equally terrific, though not quite so long, incantations to Luna, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, and Mercury, finally adjuring all the seven rulers to listen to her. She is at the same time doing magic with arrangements of plants, stones, etc., and holding out "writings of the sacred gods" on a plate, drawing characters in the air, whilst Moeris is instructed to unfold a parchment on which are most potent notae, the mystery of which is hidden from all mortals.


The Circean incantations or Cantus is said to be ad Memoriae praxim ordinatusi and is followed by an Art of Memory. --Francis Yeats, Girodano and The Hermetic Tradition. page 119.