Small Streams


Coming to the Surface
September 20, 2009, 10:04 am
Filed under: health, mind, thinking | Tags: ,

Is it the path to enlightenment or the work of a psychotic? Jung’s Red Book has arrived on the scene. I’m usually bored by Jung, but I like Jungian things. Anyway, I’m quite interested by this.

Some people feel that nobody should read the book, and some feel that everybody should read it. The truth is, nobody really knows. Most of what has been said about the book — what it is, what it means — is the product of guesswork, because from the time it was begun in 1914 in a smallish town in Switzerland, it seems that only about two dozen people have managed to read or even have much of a look at it.



Movin’ Kinda Slow
July 22, 2009, 9:26 am
Filed under: awareness, thinking, walking

Yesterday’s Boston Globe had a decently-sized article on slow movements. The article mentions a slow math movement and a slow physics movement. I think he was just figuratively piling it on. I do, however, think that there should be a course of study for those of us who are slower at math and physics. How about spending a year on Newton’s Laws of Motion or your thirties on trigonometry.