"To begin, four old voices (Odysseus, Elpenor, Tiresias, and Divus) under an old providence (Circe) will become four renewed voices (Odysseus, Elpenor, Tiresias, and Pound) under a new Providence (Aphrodite). The transformation will be brought about by ten narrated events in the fourfold form ONE.--Forrest Read, 76: One world and the Cantos of Ezra Pound.



Fourier Transform Of Fours

"History, nature, cosmic order (the source of justice), and the gods presiding over human arts square with the four themes of all Pound's arcana, both in The Cantos and out. The four belts moving around the Room of the months, analogous to the Seal symbols and voices articulated by the concurrent documents, in effect build the four-fiered frescoes and thence, figuratively, the new building. The 'something similar' Pound had done is the Calendar derived from the tiered Seal.--Forrest Read, 76: One world and the Cantos of Ezra Pound."

Marshall McLuhan pioneered a method of media analysis called the tetrad of media effects. I propose that this method be used as a continuous revision and updating tool by which to evaluate, where possible, the five groupings for the revised tale of the tribe. (Theos, Tailaws, Texets, Tea-chings, Ttottems) although the method works best on the 30 teachings, or principles, I have found.

Ezra Pound also employed a four phase tetrad of media effects, in some sense, throughout his Cantos. Possibly identified with quarters of tradition, Personality, Justice, poetry, as phases by which to evaluate and communicate the tale. Other examples can be found in Tim Leary's works on 8 dimensional circuits, the I-Ching, and the in genetic code (four base amino acids). Please see RAWs book coincidance' for hundreds more Tetrads of interest, such as Carl Jung's four psychological functions: sensation, intuition, thinking and feeling, and the four suits: hearts, clubs, diamonds, spades.

I propose that Ezra Pound intended 120 cantos, divided, among other models as four quarters consisting of groups of thirty cantos, a system probably inspired by Bruno, Vico, and Yeats, and his own genius. The four groupings of 30 cantos can be shown to reflect McLuhans Tetrad on many levels, and also some of Leary's transpersonal analysis, though Pound's direct treatment of personae and conditions in history. Forrest read writes of Pound's four phase arcana: tradition, personality, justice and poetry (Tradition, Typeface, Trial, Tale).

"with his
muffetee cuffes ownconsciously grafficking
with his sinister cyclopes after trigamies and
spirals' wobbles pursuiting their
rovinghamilton selves and godolphing in fairlove to see
around the waste of noland's browne jesus 4
(thur him no quartos!)

McLuhan's Tetrad of media effects can be used as a tool for media analysis when looking into the tale of the tribe.

  1. What does the medium enhance?
  2. What does the medium make obsolete?
  3. What does the medium retrieve that had been obsolesced earlier?
  4. What does the medium flip into when pushed to extremes.

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From wikipedia.

//War and Peace in the Global Village// (1968)

McLuhan used James Joyce's Finnegans Wake as a major inspiration for this study of war throughout history as an indicator as to how war may be conducted in the future.

Joyce's Wake is claimed to be a gigantic cryptogram which reveals a cyclic pattern for the whole history of man through its Ten Thunders. Each "thunder" below is a 100-character portmanteau of other words to create a statement he likens to an effect that each technology has on the society into which it is introduced. In order to glean the most understanding out of each, the reader must break the portmanteau into separate words (and many of these are themselves portmanteaus of words taken from multiple languages other than English) and speak them aloud for the spoken effect of each word. There is much dispute over what each portmanteau truly denotes.

McLuhan claims that the ten thunders in Wake represent different stages in the history of man:[57[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_and_cool_media#cite_note-56|]]]

  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