And don’t I have to admit that sentences are often used on the borderline between logic and the empirical, so that their meaning shifts back and forth and they are now expressions of norms, now treated as expressions of experience?
For it is not ‘thought’ (an accompanying mental phenomenon) but its use (something that surrounds it), that distinguishes the logical proposition from the empirical one. —
Wittgenstein Remarks on Colour III-19 (p18e-19e)
this bifold usage is a schizoanalytic issue
GOD DAMN RIGHT.
Vegetable Alchemy, or spagyrics, is the art of raising and intensifying the energetic value of plant matter from its raw state to a heightened, purified and concentrated state of energy. Usually the plant matter is put through four stages in the most basic form of working, called Putrefaction, Maceration, Calcination and Cohobation.
Others have described the process of making spagyrics with more accuracy than I’m prepared to do at this time, but this is basically my alchemical workshop. I don’t distill, mostly because it’s illegal and partially because it’s complicated and risky and expensive.
But basic spagyrics requires little more than the tools in this cabinet drawer: an iron pan (and metal stirrer) for calcining, sealable jars for macerating and cohobating, a funnel with cotton balls for filtering, raw herbs as prima materia, and a mortar and pestle for initial preparation/powdering of the herbs.
There’s another side to the operation, of course, the spiritual side. Without the spiritual side, you’re doing historical chemistry, not alchemy. Prayers before and after each step of the operation, both the work as a whole and the stages within it. The transformation takes place in the self, this way, long before it takes place in the material being worked upon.
I’ll just put this over here…
More and more children being arrested for trivial things…
#1 At one public school down in Texas, a 12-year-old girl named Sarah Bustamantes was recently arrested for spraying herself with perfume.
#2 A 13-year-old student at a school in Albuquerque, New Mexico was recently arrested by police for burping in class.
#3 Another student down in Albuquerque was forced to strip down to his underwear while five adults watched because he had $200 in his pocket. The student was never formally charged with doing anything wrong.
#4 A security guard at one school in California broke the arm of a 16-year-old girl because she left some crumbs on the floor after cleaning up some cake that she had spilled.
#5 One teenage couple down in Houston poured milk on each other during a squabble while they were breaking up. Instead of being sent to see the principal, they were arrested and sent to court.
#6 In early 2010, a 12-year-old girl at a school in Forest Hills, New York was arrested by police and marched out of her school in handcuffs just because she doodled on her desk. “I love my friends Abby and Faith” was what she reportedly scribbled on her desk.
#7 A 6-year-old girl down in Florida was handcuffed and sent to a mental facility after throwing temper tantrums at her elementary school.
#8 One student down in Texas was reportedly arrested by police for throwing paper airplanes in class.
#9 A 17-year-old honor student in North Carolina named Ashley Smithwick accidentally took her father’s lunch with her to school. It contained a small paring knife which he would use to slice up apples. So what happened to this standout student when the school discovered this? The school suspended her for the rest of the year and the police charged her with a misdemeanor.
#10 In Allentown, Pennsylvania a 14-year-old girl was tasered in the groin area by a school security officer even though she had put up her hands in the air to surrender.
#11 Down in Florida, an 11-year-old student was arrested, thrown in jail and charged with a third-degree felony for bringing a plastic butter knife to school.
#12 Back in 2009, an 8-year-old boy in Massachusetts was sent home from school and was forced to undergo a psychological evaluation because he drew a picture of Jesus on the cross.
#13 A police officer in San Mateo, California blasted a 7-year-old special education student in the face with pepper spray because he would not quit climbing on the furniture.
#14 In America today, even 5-year-old children are treated brutally by police. The following is from a recent article that described what happened to one very young student in Stockton, California a while back….
“Earlier this year, a Stockton student was handcuffed with zip ties on his hands and feet, forced to go to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and was charged with battery on a police officer. That student was 5 years old”.
#15 At one school in Connecticut, a 17-year-old boy was thrown to the floor and tasered five times because he was yelling at a cafeteria worker.
#16 A teenager in suburban Dallas was forced to take on a part-time job after being ticketed for using foul language in one high school classroom. The original ticket was for $340, but additional fees have raised the total bill to $637.
#17 A few months ago, police were called out when a little girl kissed a little boy during a physical education class at an elementary school down in Florida.
#18 A 6-year-old boy was recently charged with sexual battery for some “inappropriate touching” during a game of tag at one elementary school in the San Francisco area.
#19 In Massachusetts, police were recently sent out to collect an overdue library book from a 5-year-old girl.
HERE ARE THE LINKS FOR THOSE WHO FEEL THIS PAGE MADE ALL THIS UP:
Check out this video on YouTube:http://youtu.be/wk2b_twCCdw
Kids are fucked up these days…
All of the adults allowing this should be slapped and then relieved of any authority that they have
this is the prison industrial complex at work. You build more prisons, you need more people to fill those prisons, and starting on children is the way to get them “trained” and prepared for life in the criminal justice system. It’s been happening in the Black communities since forever.
Don’t get distracted by the white boy in the photo, but this policing of youth is predominately focused on youth of color. This is just one example of how a white supremacist society doesn’t view people of color as human; youth of color are never viewed as children and are denied the presumption of innocence attached to childhood.
by Dan Hiller
Hug me tight
I encountered these hugging figures in a 12th-century manuscript today. The scene accompanies an astronomical text and represents the constellation Gemini. I like it how the two are peeking at the beholder, how they are willing to share an intimate moment with us. Their generous gesture jumps off the page.
Pic (my own): Leiden, Universiteitsbibliotheek, MS BPL 92 (12th century).
The Teachings of Don Juan by Carlos Castaneda
Can I be alone in my longing for inarticulacy, for a cinema that refuses to join all the dots? For an arrhythmia in gesture, for a dissonance in shape? For the context of cinematic frame, a frame that in the end only cinema can provide, for the full view, the long shot, the space between, the gaps, the pause, the lull, the grace of living.
Perhaps it is to do with memory and the sense that we are increasingly being pulled into a vast orchestrated project of amnesia. We discovered cinema in the same moment in history when we rediscovered - through Freud - the significance of our dreams. Now we are displacing and distorting - with our passion for genetics, neuroscience, cognitivism - the ineffable element of the dream within the machine. Our dreams are the place where we can remember that which we never realized we knew. And the prism through which we can reflect these visions - the trick of the light, that alchemy of smoke, of mirrors, so much more than the sum of its parts - is what the cinema is.
The state of cinema IS a dream state. No known address. Occupied, dictated, created by no one. When it comes to moving goal posts, what art form could be described as more flexible than film? As ever, it’s all up for grabs. And evolution, as ever, is the name of the game. — Tilda Swinton, The 49th State of Cinema address, SFIFF