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459 > 100k miles a ROMing t' ketch up t' beecomb hystery in hour waking book of d'ark hiving in 65 beds sleeping

spilling out stet misspellings beecombs an insult t' intelligents better t' just let th landgaudge flo ova yr hed come a malleable stream like playdough ether u git her or dont sink o swim th babeling herself eggspecially in th last ALP sexion 1 giant onamottopeah harking back t' Joyce's ear-ly pome we embeddid abuv "plenty of woom" 4 everybody here comes t' fathum (6 ft underwader) our own meaning [ ... ]

458 > 12 years a squid in th Dog dayz uv december

etymologically, a pilgrim is someone who journies. The word comes via Provençal pelegrin from Latin peregrinus 'foreign'. Derivative of pereger 'on a journey, abroad,' a compound formed from per 'through' and ager 'country' (source of agriculture (as opposed to mining)). When it arrived it was still being used for 'traveller' (a sense surviving in the related peregrinations [11]), the specific 'one who [ ... ]

457 > mine us a lexicon from '70s comet tailings 2 commit indescent xposure till th bucket itself kicks

we dint come born form no comet tale nor did we even aks for no birthrites to b'gin but we did come a kicking + screaming w/ a meatier shower (Leonids) dat a peakd on our cumpleaños 22-11-66 (numerologickly anudder reazon 2 mbrace th # 12) cauzed inturn by th dusty flyby uv comet Tempel-Tuttle in 1899 !took 67 years t' a'rive form arriba riva! > wheel spare u bay'b fotos cuz ∀ll bay'bees = [ ... ]

456 > shedding a vestigial cautionary tail b-tween the whorld + white noize uv a grnd-zer0ed footprint

mortality rate of white Amerikin middle-class men = fast increasing sints 1999 while it declines in other populations of Amerika + the whorld > specielly suicide + substance abuse [...] > perhaps Krugman = onto Σumthing in correlating this trend to the self-destructive policies of republikkkans + realization that the Amerikkkan dream = ∀ll a sham but we think it has todo w/ the guilt of white [ ... ]

455 > the commodified spectacle of it ∀ll + continued proliferation of dispossession (reading Debord in Atlanta)

the hole world in 1 big circul jerk all these zombees jerking non-stop for instant gratification like a morphine drip u jerk mine i'll jerk yours + in the end the pleasure center resides @ sum unholy corporate HQ a rising # of $ on a screen scrolling ever higher taking + not gifing back wile zombees jerk in a spirel of ever-sudden death round + round per Debord: «24. By means of the spectacle the ruling [ ... ]

454 > dRafting a 4-psychle ingene folding in cum clockwork to a 12-pronged shadow tongue

stet ∀ll mite seam hazhapard + ½-ass wackbirds but due yr diligints + check fur yrself > take a piece uv paper + fold her 4x (o even 8 2 push the onvelope furt her (tho tissue paper works gust as jood as [...])) > inny 1 who makes chapbooks a mano dows the krill > due her on paper ± traze the wires in the circut ± follow the logick > dubble-check the math > as Twain dicebats «Get your facts first [ ... ]

453 > post-holing to Snowmass (1994) + xing our future path in Aspen

Crossed the logjam. Logs covered w/ a misting of snow. We got to a clearing on the other side + strapped on crampons. Traversed around the lake for about a mile. The snow was firm most of the time but steep + angling into the icy lake. Carried the ice axes in self-belay position. Got around to the other side. Total pain because we kept busting through the surface. Finally got to a field of blocky ice. [ ... ]

452 > a mongrel cowboy ghostriding a horse w/ FB eyes (not a pesky redskin nor black bean)

we had nuthing to do w/ it + already weave vowed not to breed + propagate our genes no further dont worry : but wut uv this tumbleweed bean writing this post? if Europe wd halve us back weed happly go + leaf this plaze to the ritefull nativs : but plenty of refugees infilitrating Europe @ the moment : every1 trading plazes nomadickly just the shifting way uv the world now [ ... ]

451 > Not Nothing but a correospondance uv material evidents vis-à-vizualized informatix

the experience more akin to finding a box of letters + keepsakes from a dead brother — Johnson pioneered the field of mail art — specifickly the NY Correspondance School – a name he later eschewed – his relationship w/ fluxus the same – best left undefined — to Johnson a 1 on 1 correspondence w/ his circlul of friends = the ultimate art — a lost art form for sure – nowadays ppl spread [ ... ]

450 > Rocky mtn Heights of Despair (hiking on Cioran) outside the contingent comfort zone of Algiers

ill-health = an obstacle to healthy thinking + by healthy thinking we dont mean naive positivity + shallow affirmations but healthy doses of brooding melancholy — we also misanthropes thinking all = futile + absurd (specially in such times of Trump) but want a clear head thinking our weight thru such things — to not misteak such thawts from coming from within — keep our own bodies pure as [ ... ]

449 > a Seed fever in Asspen induiced by sinickle psycling to get high + knot breeding nun

for xample «it = raining» = «it ≠ sunny» + by assaying «≠ sunny» rather than jus «raining» dont constrick the landgauge nun but leafs it open for other possibilitees — «defnitely we shd knot talk unlike this ending now» translates to «purhap we shd rite like this starting now» — hed hurts too mush to rap our head a round righting like this tho — in fack it = reining + the 4cast today = 100% reign [ ... ]

448 > crabfest in the vanilla calamari HQ: re-quartered arkhives gitting lost in shocklit city

got up to tell her no need to send ambulance we ok – trying desperately to act normal – must have walked thru the kitchen + again we blacked out — falling onto the dining table w/ the crabs piled high on it – evidently hitting our head — by this time drenched in sweat – witch = our reaction to most anything so knot unsual — meanwhile our houseguest shows up – knocks on the door comes in ¿wut [ ... ]

447 > unpacking red-flagged strip files in the ununited nonstate of Amerika

we couldnt quite reach them so we got our Ethiopian shepherds cane + when we started to try to open the shoeboxes w/ the cane we saw a large snake w/ alternating bands of red + white + black – we tried to remember wat combination the coral snake has – how the saying went (to differentiate it from the nonvenomous king ± milk snake) [now that we awake we member «red on yellow will kill a fellow [ ... ]

446 > erazing x-trazes 3: Δifferentiating to Staten Island in prep to defect

[the only true measure] [why u need to change up your living situation every so often] [for purspective] [just like u need to change up your reading + writing habits] [if anything to make u appreciate the everyday abuses of landgauge] [also intresting Derrida talking about the influents of agriculture on landguage] [once we humans became rooted in 1 place] [nomads have no need for written [ ... ]

445 > erazing x-trazes 2: calculusing disorientation + polarized Δiffrents in Queens from our own degeneration

[also intresting how Derrida [via Rousseau] reduces music to the calculus of intervols] «The growth of music, the desolating separation of song and speech, has the form of writing as "dangerous supplement": calculation and grammaticality, loss of energy and substitution. The history of music is parallel to the history of the language, its evil is in essence graphic. When he undertakes to explain how [ ... ]

444 > erasing x-rayed grammatologie in the traceless xxing of our finel Lex-iconic flâneur

[Derrida thinks he = THE 1] [when the 1 w/ the rite antser to it ∀ll never articulets it out loud] [sum nunk in a cave in unnamed mtns] [± never even thawt it to begin] [popularity ± fame becomes like putting sumthin in writing] [the second u become «famous» u die inside] [better to remane in flux] [not conscious of image ± xpectation] [the more peepole read a txt the more it gets flogged like a dead [ ... ]

443 > granmatickly deconstructing Gotham w/ a verticul tie-in down Bdwy

beyond smells the accumulation of fairmoans living confined in such proximity as we run up 18 stories we kin smell each flor member us reading sumwhere a study on this w/ animols rats ± monkeys ± flies how a certin fairmoan gets released that we deteck + the more dents the more it accumulets + stews the air all around us full uv aggresshun even if u cannot see ± hear + the sound [ ... ]

442 > a papertrail of kept records + autobiographic #s booked thru a chosen peephole of sincere transparentsy

we wont miss this elitist ethnocentric New Yorky attitude holier than thou this inner circool of jerky-intellectual crop-crème think they got the pulse on the rest of the whorld the way NY Times ± New Yorker write well-researched articles all smug about how quaint + provincial the rest of us meak lives like its existence mere kitsch content for our snobby high art + fiction this sort of shit makes me wanna [ ... ]

441 > Firewalk w/ me + la petite-fille de Camus in Tahiti to get Dengue fever + kicked out of Club Med (a deathrock leisure study) [from our 1990 journel]

To make matters worse the fishing was lousy. I was using bread as bait. The French mermaid lay there for a while then paddled in. I baited my hook, threw it in, then jumped in after it. The water was nice. I continued fishing + then she came back + parked herself on the dock next to me (w/ her shirt on now). She said something in French, then "no fish?" Her english wasn't so good, so we talked [ ... ]

440 > n ∀merikin horse tongue sandwitch + the crime of lot # 321,278,823

but as a cullective hole Buttlure not a righter so much as channelure as weave sed b4 a shapeshifter that wurms his weigh thru udder beans even into yur hed thru yur ear he occupies ∀ll uv us cullectifly us ∀merikins anyweigh he colonizes our hedspazes + agin 300,000,000 farther proof that Butler not 1 human butt (as sed us b4) «a colony of ant-ish cells» ± sum udder social incest [ ... ]

439 > Viconcrete poetree + seedy arkhives «not books but 3D spaces where sensorial experience finds abode»

like travelling to every country in nel mondo going no further than the airport giftshops w/ all the cliché kitschy knickknacks di quel paese on display architected all fancy but makeshifty + even worse surrounded by annoying + pushy Italian famiglies w/ bratty kids really no reason to leave home u cd have a website dear Inurnet that contains all this [...] with next world fair shd take place online [ ... ]

438 > Mt. Truth + the isle where Joyce got bewitched: Swiss primitive socialism + Bauhaus boars

(purpose of our trip not just to grow vegetables naked) then as a group (sum 50+ aggie types) went to Isola Brissago a private isle where lived sum rich Russian Baroness (Antoinette Saint Leger) collecting exotic plants after her Irish husband died James Joyce visited + stayed there evidently he «was not impressed, referring to her as a woman who had buried seven husbands without shedding a tear [ ... ]

437 > veggie nudisti in corso under a hole black sun alpine stile

across the border to Lugano but continued north thru a long tunnel (oh come gli Italiani fetish over them!) to Locarno/Ascona on northern end of Lago Maggiore staying at some place up on a hill overlooking the lake feels like it belongs in a Fellini film sum sort of sanitarium retreat triggering memories of reading Mann's Magic Mountain decades ago evidently it used to = a vegetarian nudist colony [ ... ]

436 > she seatells killer seatrain dreams by the severed salish seashore

then on a boat to go whalewatching > into Canadian waters > Salish Sea where detached human feet keep surfacing in running shoes > didnt see floating feet but saw sum orcas from the J + L pods > so called «residents» > 1° time seeing them in the wild pretty [ ... ]

435 > a Puget sound + fury of accumulating self-justification resounding a dream machine

What growth there was consisted of weeds and the trees were mulberries and locusts and Sycamores—trees partook also of the foul dessication which surrounded the houses; trees whose very burgeoning seemd to be the sad and stubborn remnant of September, as if even spring had passed them by, leaving them to feed upon the rich and unmistakable smell [ ... ]

434 > lifelog or die! click here to naturelly decompose to Inurnet + fiend for yoreself who primed the pump

not just about saying knotty things ether they also penulize u for not putting the rite tags ± labels ± keywords in the titles ± opening p-graphs ± for generully crappy writing comme si riddled w/ typos not making scents like we spam link farm ∀ll to $ell wut xcept a good hed-scratching [dandruff ad placement here] wats fucked tho = that buzzfeeding hipsters now generate content only to appease [ ... ]

433 > Re:invention of vestiges by which they drugged the buddhy

... thunder claps need a s♀rce uv reazən | Findagun Rake reamalgumates into swerling eddies uv particuls > milky-weighed whitewarsh mixing souley to smash de-liberated əˈgen in self-a-nile-elation | BB's babeling efforvescently in a bubble-chambered hive > «follow me beeline and you're bumblin» | Joice the quarky queen secreting royal jelly > JJ as particle metapsychicist ± armchair hydralogist [ ... ]

432 > «climbing to her crotch for the origin of spices»: around the world in 48 beds + still waking in fin again

@ 1 pt in the crowded loo not 1 but 2 blind men traing to eco locate the toilets w/ them red-tipped er canes > surreal to say the least > weave tried to imagin b4 wut it must = «like» to = blind but never b4 did the loo situation occur to us > imagin pissing into the unknown comme ça? talk about a leap uv faith > guys next to u coaching u thru it > «wee bit to the rite mate .. tad higher .. attaboy [ ... ]

431 > a 63,924 fish rêver of jelly o-rizon from a 4-pliable # of ab-original words

... sumthin for every1 > a recapititulation (or cannibulization) of every book + hystorical act/fact coming b4 it to come again by + for everybody amen > sumb criticks mite sey The Wake = all mumbo jumbo arising from vague allusions to everything on the map but its indeterminance in spelling out n fact ± even a word correctly becomes what gives rise to its priming malleability + spooky action [ ... ]

430 > a hardened Huck Finn again trespassing in Saint Barbaric

speaking of land entitlement > book 3 uv Finnegans Wake opens to a sleeping/waking HCE + a reference to Jugurtha: [...] the same Jugurtha who upon visting Rome for the 1° time said: «A city for sale, and doomed to perish as soon as it finds a purchase» + also becco meaning beak ± nose in Italian but also to cuckold > + hornhide also suggesting cuckoldry (theme also at the heart of Ulysses) [ ... ]

429 > incoping the notion of California + how rivel banks mbrace everee river charged opposite for postcreation

... the tavern becomes a bubble chamber of particles (sum (+) sum (–)) bumping + colliding to form new particles in a series of rounds (in the drinking sense but also feels like rounds in a boxing match) > yet still «heliotropical» > the «televisioning» (now thru the brotherly duelers Tuff + Batt) becomes «The Charge of the Light Brigade» leading to the annihilation of the atom (or Adam > the original [ ... ]

428 > Romping + Rembling in The Wake (2° pscycle of the nender evening saga)

«... The Wake, fin negans, begets only beginnings but invalidates all origins, in a system which can be described as a word-machine, or a complex machination of meanings, probing and programming the seedy sides of meaning.» > langwhich sistems shd never complete themselves by them toobstraps > deFINitions + granmar beecomb boobytraps > dictionerries a sametary for ded wurds [ ... ]

427 > Reconstructing a rafting wake vox using 4-ply arc-welding in SPQR Q.XI.

... = oregonizing the raw material but now comes the hard pard where we start wriding > linearly @ that | the vox we shooting for probly mor like Frank Stanford > [...] whut we admire about the Sound + the Fury = the arcing shift in voice (again it comes in 4) > how w/ each sucksessive capitulation we gather mor informashun > lots of books develop unique voices but very few pull off vox arc > [ ... ]

426 > riveRRuning to ever arrive (on a rivir dereenigineered) for the sake of Huck Finnegans Wake (spoke 1 of 4)

besides conjuring the oedipus complex > the Tiberiast duplex = named for Tiberius (Roman emperor during the time of Christ's crucifixion) > not to confuse w/ Tiberinus the Roman god of rivers > from which the river we currently dwell on comes named for (± vice-versa)(+ tying back into the river etymology that we started this post with—we also member reading sumwhere that the originul [ ... ]

425 > backpaddling new Yawk-ward to log into a sorta thawing terminal moraine

... maybe «ducks in a row» has more to do w/ taking skinheads bowling | thawts never just flow out of us > not an idealic «stream of consciousness» but more like a terminal moraine > @ least by the time it hits paper ± screen > randumb floatsam left behind after thawts unthaw | if u know xactly what u want to say that thawt = dead already > shoot strait for sublimation > stray from the hip [ ... ]

424 > Fancy that our 0° kidnap begins «ma I am» as Dr. Awkward dawns a pair uv genes searching for xpression

like chewing on carrots or white chicken meat which lots uv ppl like (specielly white 1s) but we wonder if we lack an essential enzyme cuz we just keep chewing + chewing like we eating wood pulp but the cud too dry to swallow [...] like-minded homebodies (not even mall-crawling) > like cats that never leave the apartment > + how our boring day-to-day space becomes a closed system subject to [ ... ]

423 Pictures of matchstick men: a nü moon eclipses entropy + failure «crow-bars breast milk» machine-wise

.. got us th-inking uv text as resolved flux field .. each word a cullapsed node of potential .. + energy flowing tween the lines ment to induice mism b-rain circuisry .. triggered via wired induction .. dependent of course on the cerebral state of reader déjà cashed w/ cullapsing .. membering back when we took Statistical Thermodynamics (which we got a C in (failing for grad students) despite [ ... ]

422 ... the same ruthlessness and aggression concealed within a set of polite conventions

.. the more creature comforts + conveniences u give ppl the more they focus on petty shit .. especially in such close proximity w/ other humans .... inevitably a hierarchy forms .. a true utopia or anarchy cannot exist .. just like in Lord of the Flies sooner or later ⍺-assholes come along to exploit the situation + take power .. pulling the rest of us back into the primal muck [ ... ]

421 «These words lack the language game in which» hangs the bay of Naples

.. just a hivesh din of good-vibed real-world socialization in the dark piazzas + streets .... got to our car + guys w/ puffy jackets + faux-hawks (the prevailing look here) sitting all over it + another car double-parked blocking us in .. fortunately open so leaned in on their horn .. thawt we might just have to have another drink + stay out all night but owner finally came .... even still stuck in insane traffic [ ... ]

420 Comparative phylogenetic etymology: return to the planit of asshole apes + dickish chimps still evolving form

.. starts stop thinking it weird that here he surrounded by clothed apes in the same roles he = used to seeing humans fulfill (for example ape cocktail waitresses) .. starts to forget it weird + becomes normalized .. .. cocktail = another one of them words causes u to stop in your tracks for a sec .... another weird thing .. that we use the word ape as a verb to mimic .. when do apes ever mimic us? [ ... ]

419 Reaching the self-extinguishing finish line of our Maphattan Project only to say we quit .. proSSESed on the fly

.. beyond all this tho there = a certain vanity of aspiration ever-pervasive in NYC .. every1 coming here to become sum1 only to end up disappointed + bitter .. + those born here or that came a decade or 2 ago stubbornly entrenched + resentful of these aspiring newcomers .... we long for the day when every1 stops trying to become sumbody + just becomes how they already came into the world to [ ... ]

418 $tate of the archive + the measure of true currency

.. that time of year dear Inurnet (+ specifically those of u curious about the realities of running a small independent press) when our financials we make public (this = what to publish means after all .. etymologically) .. tho 2014 = the year when we dropped (or released) the pushy word press from our name so we shd say for the intrest of any1 crazy enough to want to start a publishing archive [ ... ]

417 Surfacing from the Death Sentence of the burgeoning bourgeois-ville of inturned stiled cities

.. keeping some1 from death = just as bad as killing some1 against their will .... the book itself becomes framed in the writing of it .. in a sort of death spiral .. morphemed social insects marching in circles to death .. his writing like dividing by 0 .. not linear but circularly cullapsing into itself .... in the beginning Blanchot tells us he destroyed the 1st draft of the book .. so what becomes this book [ ... ]

416 Nomadic Rome-antics riding Paul Revere's wolf to No Place on Earth in particular flushed awkwordness

« .. one of those moments of doleful lucidity when he perceives the thought behind every play of features, the meaning behind every word, the reason for every action—moments when everything, most of all he himself, lies exposed in its nakedness and poverty, and loathing enters into him, and words are like toads jumping out of his mouth and the mouths of others.» [ ... ]

415 The traumatic language of dead dads + a Roaman wolf revisited

.. @ sum pt every 1 has a dead dad (unless u die 1° .. in which case your dad belongs to the club of dads who outlive their sons ± daughters .. a club even sadder than the dead dads club) .... we ourself joined the dead dads club @ age 15 .... + we also belong to the dead brothers club which feels sadder still than the dead dads club .. + this means our mom belongs to the club of moms who [ ... ]

414 Just like the 1-winged crow becoming a fish out of water in Aragon's Paris

.. both of us trying to sleep it off holed up in a typically tiny dank hotel room .. of all places Paris .. nowhere else do we feel such the fish out of water as France .. even living 3 months in Nice never adjusted culturally .... nowhere else do we feel so detached + self-conscious .. so unhip + unfashionable .. tout trop étranger .. maybe sumthing to do w/ the language .. our français est merde .. other places [ ... ]

413 The morality of landscape + sherpas as we fishtail to walkabout Annapurna communing w/ animals

.. thinking now about what we thawt whilst walking + those long cold nights laying there not sleeping .. thinking what our brother-½ thawt about or xpected to find + like him inevitably coming up empty handed .... where do all those thawt thawts go? .... sorta of like the Aborigine walkabout custom of formulating songlines from landscapes .. retrieved only when repeating the same walk [ ... ]

412 The Strangers, crows + separation anxiety: 95% the way round the world in 18 days then forking solo

.. saw a tree full of crows all making a fuss + 1 crow dangled from its wingtip unable to get free no matter how hard it flipped + flapped .... disturbing sight .. a murder of other crows gathered watching but nuthing they cd do .... we took this as a bad omen .. considering wether we shd fly today or not .... then thawt (justified) that maybe it meant (since «early bird gets 1st worm») we shdn't go [ ... ]

411 Stuck in Lodi (Delhi) again (.. + Safdarjung's tomb w/ a Huaz Khas complex)

.. them want to take u everywhere + guide u all day xcept wont want to take u to where u ask to go unless u insist .. drops me off in Hauz Khas area but nowhere near the temple complex .. walk thru some janky park w/ either couples making out in bushes our groups of lecherous males w/ greasy hair + Members Only jackets looking for girls .. or guys w/ sticks seeming eager to use them on [ ... ]

410 Inner Experience in India intuiting inroads in nonknowledge in vain (cant see it if u try)

.. so smoggy cd see smog inside the airport .. a thick haze .. eyes + throat burning w/in minutes .. our pineal pinged .. confused w/ time zones + room #s .. probly stayed in a dozen different hotels in ½ a dozen different time zones so far in 2015 .. went to sleep w/ curtains drawn + slept til 10:30 AM (rare for us) .. got up to get breakfast that ended at 10:30 .. told them room 104 + ordered [ ... ]

409 Fleeing the land of doomsday hoarders to Kafka's placeless take on Amerika

.. strange to pack for 6 months .. makes u realize it dont matter whether 1 week or 2 .. or 1 month or 6 .. or 3 years .. if u dont use sumthing 1x a week u dont need it .. a few changes of clothes .. a brush for teeth or hair .. tho longer than a month might actually need a razor .... + of course this machine we write on .. unfortunately we still not weaned of book objects so ½ our baggage composed of [ ... ]

408 Winks undertakings: back on Hudson (in transit) Maphatting south of Canal

.. after a month long hiatus from our Maphattan Project .. we hit the streets again .. perhaps would've tried to finish it all off (only ~26 miles left) but yesterday's snow (or the subsequent forecast of 100% rain that never happened) threw a kink into our plans .. so might just have to leave the southern tip for when we next revisit [ ... ]

407 4 hours in Hong Kong meets Huck Finn The prime American punk

.. reckon many a merican can .... the idea uv striking out in such free-floating independance .. leaving a broken home .. not that we had such an abusive paps .. but drunkard yes + neither parent supporting us to educate ourself but in stead greenly resentful we might 1 up on dem .. + mustering to take credit for what we'd done by our own recognizance .... + tho we never lived w/ no anal widow our [ ... ]

406 Contagion of baseness + buffoonery: reversing reaction of Pure Immanence

Better a nothingness of the will than a will of nothingness! But thanks to this rupture, the will to nothingness turns against the reactive forces, becoming the will to deny reactive life itself, and inspires in man the wish to actively destroy himself. Beyond the last man, then, there is still the man who wants to die. And at this moment of the completion of nihilism (midnight), everything is ready— [ ... ]

405 Jetty jank + street art gimmickry of Georgetown (Penang) [ ... ]

404 Inursecting back: Lombok to Penang isles (via Java) xactly 24 yrs future past

... Hours spent sitting on my pack holding mindless conversations w/ Javanese guys (never approached by women). Finally the train came—got a seat next to some guy reading the Koran. He didn't even look up, read it 6 hours straight without even blinking. It was dark. I could feel motion but all i could see was a crowded smokey car jerking back + forth. Reality + sleep became synchronous. [ ... ]

403 I-land frogging to Penang in a veiled return to undifferentiated animism

.. but the «primitive» makes no distinction between the mystic + material world .. undifferentiated all the same .. them belief system so ingrained + intuitive them dont even call it nothing («animism» an anthropological construct) .. .. «Primitives see with eyes like ours, but they do not perceive with the same minds. We might also say that their perceptions are made up of a nucleus surrounded by [ ... ]

402 Can 1 reason rationally reading How Natives Think w/o killing animist magic or «not knowing any better»?

... the «primitive way» considers all things + beings ± whatever else to be cosmically linked .. in this holistic mindset there exists no distinction between self + everything else .. between subject + object .. between past + present .. animate + inanimate .... of course seems paradoxical or anthropomorphic that Lévy-Bruhl can speak of the inner-workings of the primitive mind as such [ ... ]

401 East meets West Timor in land of living we dead spitting betel-juice

.. after all the requisite formalities + hand-shaking they directed us to stand up in front + this shaman-like guy started in on this intense chanting + the community would chime in on certain words .. he was swaying + getting quite emotional enough to make hair on back of our neck bristle .. not sure what he said (not even in bahasa Indonesian but in their local dialect (dawan)) .. then 2 women [ ... ]

400 We the Living monkey chanting for individualism in the land of fire + water

.. sacrificing self for the better of society .. something Indonesians seems to do naturally (Kecak exemplary of this) .. no 1 needing to take credit .. more about the art than the artist .. a consequence of rice-growing culture .. a crop that requires a lot of community cooperation (to make rice paddies .. irrigation .. etc.) .. whereas wheat-growing cultures tend toward every man for himself [ ... ]

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