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of our species propensity to engage in the ACTION of DREAMING

and IMAGINATION - in the absence of the necessary SCIENTIFIC

PROOF of REALITY, whatever that might BE - which has resulted in

our magical explanations for the FORCE that DRIVES the

UNIVERSE and what makes it tick, tock, tick - so to speak.

Stanley Kubrick was finishing the production of his epic at the MGM Studios in

Borehamwood - when my soul-mate & I were married. I have no doubt that - 

had he been granted the opportunity - the storyline of "2001: A Space

Odyssey" would have become never-ending. In deference to him & his team

and the importance of modern day movies - being seen in the context of their

replacement of the telling of mythssince they were inscribed on the large

bones of dead animals - the AlphaINDEX and ITS contents are dedicated to

ALL the Celluloid Heros.


William Irwin Thompson - has said in the forward to John David Ebert's epic ...

"Poets may think in images, and therefore sneer at fake icons, but they also feel with sounds, and perceive with hyper-dimensional sensitivities the crashing of the long waves of time on the shores of civilisations. So for members of our esoteric guild, the period of 1967 to 1972  was the time when a new Zeitgeist landed on Earth, when mathematics moved from Advanced Institutes in Paris into public life as catastophe theory began to morph into - 
chaos dynamics and complex dynamical systems. 

Mandlebrot touched a key on his computer and ghostly equations took on new incarnations as fractal landscapes. James Lovelock would capture an electron in a device of his own invention, like a sorceror capturing a genie in a bottle, and then envision the planet not as a rock carrying life as a passenger but as a larger entity of life that never made it onto the screen of human perception.

All the old world views that had been cleared out by the monocrop mentality of modernization began coming back like tough weeds carried by a stronger wind, and yoga, zen, sufism, Kabbalah, and animism returned in the company of this Zeitgeist."


In the context of watching and listening to the children, when they are

themselves listening and watching to their own Celluloid Heros ... IT

becomes increasingly evident that to sense worth from within ... 

as DT Suzuki wrote, in 1953, in his introduction to Eugen Herrigel's 

Zen in the Art of Archery … CHILDLIKENESS has to be restored …

with long years of training in the art of self-forgetfulness.

… such that OUR need to pass, through the “ FIRE of truth ” and set the

“world on fire”, to provide the mechanism for others to pass - might

indeed BE fulfilled …

and as Michio Kaku says with the usual childish wonder  to his most

expressive face…

'I think we create our own meaning, and if we do it well that brings us happiness. It is too easy to have a guru on a mountaintop saying the answer is this and this. That's a cop out. The meaning of life is to struggle and find your own meaning of life.'




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Comment by Michael Grove on November 15, 2018 at 9:56

Douglas Rain, who has died aged 90, was the voice of HAL 9000,

the brilliant but psychotic computer who turns on his human masters

in Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 science-fiction film epic 2001: A Space

Odyssey. On a spacecraft bound for Jupiter, HAL holds two astronauts,

played by Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood, in thrall. Part Frankenstein’s

monster and part Big Brother, the neurotic ...

Heuristically programmed ALgorithmic computer”,

with its suave, slightly effeminate voice and single unblinking red eye,

emerges as the film’s most memorable character.

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