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I thought this would be fun - it may turn out to be a back door into One Abode. I don't know yet. But at any rate, it seems appropriate to be able to enter a library from the Garden, don't you think?

If I had to pick one room in a house to have, it would be a library. I would sleep on the floor, I would cook on the porch, I would bathe in a bucket, but I would have a library.

It would be the best room, the biggest room, the brightest room in the house. I never could understand why people didn't do their Living in their Libraries...

To make links hot, remember a few simple rules:

1. All code is encased in < > brackets - open and close. 2. Enclose http ADDRESSES in parentheses - open and close " " 3. Precede http addresses in paren with the code a href 4. Enclose the complete instruction - code and http address - in brackets. 5. Final most important part - all instruction codes must have an instruction to end. If there is no end-instruction, the code just continues. The end code is the beginning code (or an abbreviation for it), preceded by a forward slash - / 6. Anything that is NOT encased in brackets will be text and will show up on the screen, so the name of your link can sit between the a href instruction code AND the end-instruction code and it will show up as "hot", will the link itself will be hidden.

So, a link to a site that you want to access from here would begin with a bracket < then a href ..... then paren ".... then http://the web site....then close paren "....then close bracket >.....then the name of the site or something clever like click here....then open paren < .....then the end instruction code /.....then the small letter a , abbreviation of the code.....then close bracket >.

I bet you have lots of links to share over time. I like to store them here, in the web, when I can, rather than on my browser because it's computer specific, and I use different computers over the course of time.

The only thing that's still frustrating me about Greenspun's software here is that it truncates messages and I have to keep remembering to include some useless dither at the end that I don't need to be seen...

like this set of colon/paragraphs that seems just about right: : : : : : : : : : : :

-- Anonymous, June 13, 2002


It seems like you might have seen this - interesting browsing:

Just stumbled over

The Freethought Exchange Archives

and thought it pointed to a few things I've heard you mention. Not hotlinked, but still useful, and mentions a number of items I'm familiar with from reading/browsing over the years.

I always like it when the United Nations gets around to sponsoring very interesting things:

Astroarcheology in Ireland

And more fun:

Weird Words

I may just put up a link here to one of my link collectors, but for now this is just fine. It's a little cumbersome to enter the codes - what I do is open two browser screens simultaneously: one is to this page, with the "contribute an answer" section open, and the other is the window I'm running around in. Anytime I see something I want to put in the library, I simply copy the html out of the browser window and paste it in the Library window, with the appropriate text.

I submit the library entry to the Garden when I'm done browsing - then I can come back here anytime and go back into these links.

Off for the day, now. Hope you're doing well in The Temple...

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-- Anonymous, June 13, 2002

This is some of my recent reading.

Grail Remarks

I do a lot of net reading with a technique I've come to call "The Bateson Blur", named for Gregory Bateson, the naturalist-philosopher that I gleaned it from, and described in depth to my friend Tom Atlee at the Co-Intelligence Institute .

Basically, it amounts to a very precise "scan" of the words on a page while being very dialed into a particular and identifiable body/mind state (this is most important, is visceral, and exists distict from the sense of belief) and a FAITH - a useful, very utilitarian and pragmatic choice to suspend my normal "belief" in the impossibility of absorbing information adequately in this manner.

I have the added benefit of having practiced this technique for so long that I've had several dramatic corroborations of the fruit of this technique, so I rarely question its efficacy any longer. In fact, it's rather curious that I don't utilize this practice as much as I could, but instead still "waste" a certain amount of precious time in the very slow and linear mode of deliberative consciousness.

But all this reading does take time, so, Bateson Blur the text if you'd like, and toward the end you'll see a synopsis of the working hypothesis, useful to skip to after you've slow-read enough to giver yourself some faith in the writer's ability to spell out what is thought. The synopsis is interesting, at minimum, and one more door into places the curious (like myself) find options. : : : : : : : : : : : : : : :

-- Anonymous, July 15, 2002

Thank you for these links.

I'll mention here I am a great fan of "The Golden Bough: a study in Magic and Religion" by James George Fraser.

Have you read it?

If not, there is a new abridged version out from, Oxford that should be good. I read a Canadian abridgement in the seventies.

The final edition is 13 volumes. There is a bookstore in Reno. "Five Dog", that has it. Manuel says he'll sell it to me for $700 but I don't have it.

Burning Man is hand in glove with everything in The Golden Bough. If Fraser was still alive he would have to produce a new addition. I'm so proud of Burning Man.

-- Anonymous, June 15, 2002

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