Quidnovi    
 Ocean2 comments
picture13 Jun 2003 @ 17:25

I have a third eye in the middle of my forehead.

I am creation and destruction, Life and Death, Good, Evil, the Union of opposites.

I dance inside a circle of fire.  More >

 Bobbing for Apples2 comments
picture28 May 2003 @ 16:28
And one of the elders of the city said,
Speak to us of Good and Evil.
And he answered:
Of the good in you I can speak, but not of the evil.
For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst?
Verily when good is hungry it seeks food even in dark caves, and when it thirsts it drinks even of dead waters.
You are good when you are one with yourself.
Yet when you are not one with yourself you are not evil.
For a divided house is not a den of thieves; it is only a divided house.
-----Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet


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 Ghost in the Machine2 comments
picture24 May 2003 @ 14:53
"A bamboo forest stands next to the property. It is a wonderful world...

Yesterday's dinner was enjoyed at Lake Mitchell's gourmet cafe. The special dessert was Georgia peach crème brulée. Someone wanted me to translate "beurre blanc." I translated, but I did not consume.

The docks at the lake restaurant stretch out over green waters, rippled by geese and baby geese, pontoon boats and gentle southern breezes. A couple of children sit on the dock on the other side of the river, fishing. You stare at them for several minutes before you realize they are carved of wood."

---i2i [Floating Bridges]
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 The Musing Muse12 comments
picture18 May 2003 @ 01:32
(a free-style, free-play bit of reporting on and about NCN and its members and a gazette about creative writing), is one of the collaborative projects of THE MUSE, a room of/for/about Creative Writing that Invictus first launched as "Embryo" on April 15, 2003 and which has been allowed to grow (organically so) to its current setting where we feel it is now ready to be OPEN TO ALL who want to take an active part in it (or just visit.)


Our thanks go to Martha and Koravya for their active and sustained participation; to Jewel ("new-paradigm writing"), Catana and Jstarrs (thank you friends for joining in the early phase of the project); and to Shakti_ma and Swan (thank you both for your support and all the encouragements.)
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 This being human is a guest house.4 comments
picture17 May 2003 @ 23:41

Every morning
a new arrival.  More >

 SIGNS OF LIFE - 4 : I thought that I heard you laughing7 comments
picture14 May 2003 @ 13:08
I thought that I heard you sing.  More >

 SIGNS OF LIFE - 3 : Consider this...0 comments
picture14 May 2003 @ 13:07
Consider this,  More >


 SIGNS OF LIFE - 2 : Every whisper...0 comments
picture14 May 2003 @ 11:48
of  More >


 SIGNS OF LIFE - 1 : Oh, life...0 comments
picture14 May 2003 @ 11:48
is bigger...  More >

 The egoMETER3 comments
picture13 May 2003 @ 15:50
This egoMETER is a device for measuring a test subjects ratio of self-indulgence to communitarian altruism. Clinical trials were conducted by the Significant Ego Litmus Foundation (S.E.L.F.) of Geneva, Switzerland over a two-year period to establish the raw technology used in creating this proto-type device.

The egoMETER was developed with a generous foundation grant from S.E.L.F. to Tesla Neon (Chico) and AXO Design (San Francisco) in an effort to establish an international technical protocol for ego assessment.

The S.E.L.F. foundation works tirelessly to develop worldwide awareness of rampant self grandiosement of modern society leading humanity down a course of cultural and environmental destruction. The egoMETER is critical as a diagnostic tool to identify a test subjects latent tendency toward narcissistic ego development and give a sound diagnosis so they can seek immediate treatment from a qualified ego conselor. Inflated ego is a treatable disease, if it is diagnosed early. Tesla Neon encourages everyone to have their ego tested so they can get on a path of balanced ego development. Save human culture and the environment, get tested today.

This device met all conditions and standards established The International Center for Standards in Psychological Test Apparatus (ICSPTA) Patent Pending Kolorbar.com
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 The divine Prakriti17 comments
picture10 May 2003 @ 22:14
The Matrix, eXistenZ, The Thirteenth Floor, existential cyberspace-confusion or divine Prakriti, all of those bring on an interesting question:

If our reality is an illusion (let's suppose it is) and we can, one day, have the technological means of creating yet more (virtual) illusory worlds into that illusion (let's assume we can), one might ask, "has it happened before?" and then, "how many times?" And if so, "How many layers are there to those elaborate reality Nesting Dolls?"  More >

 Ten million years of uncertainty5 comments
picture20 Apr 2003 @ 21:02
I may be numberless, I may be innocent
I may know many things, I may be ignorant
Or I could ride with kings and conquer many lands
Or win this world at cards and let it slip my hands
I could be cannon food, destroyed a thousand times
Reborn as fortune's child to judge another's crimes
Or wear this pilgrim's cloak, or be a common thief
I've kept this single faith, I have but one belief
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 From Republic to Empire - A disturbing trend2 comments
picture16 Apr 2003 @ 18:36

The following is from the last Press Briefing by Ari Fleischer on Monday:

Q: Ari, Lawrence Eagleberger, the Secretary of State under George Bush, Sr., told the BBC yesterday, "If George Bush, Jr., decided he was going to turn the troops loose on Syria and Iran, after that he would last in office about 15 minutes. In fact, if President Bush were to try that even now, I would think he ought to be impeached. You can't get away with that sort of thing in this democracy." Can he get away with that sort of thing?

MR. FLEISCHER: I've answered that question previously up here.

Q: Thank you.

MR. FLEISCHER: Thank you.

=== END 1:15 P.M. EDT ===


Errr…come again?

What was that all about, now?  More >

 Hans Blix: Is US sending out the wrong signal?11 comments
picture13 Apr 2003 @ 23:22
Who are we fooling here?

Nuclear weapons have been scratched off the list a long time ago already.

Chemical weapons? Biological weapons? None, so far, have been used.

Have we found any, yet? Rumors abound. Chances are that we might still find some traces of them---though probably not in any significant amount if we do, and certainly not anything that would amount to the evidence of the "grave and gathering" threat of which it was question before the war started.

But what does it matter now, whether we find some or not?

We now all know that it was all false pretense. The cat is out of the bag. We are there for REGIME CHANGE (and darn proud of it, too.) That's what this has always been about. And Iraq is just the tip of the iceberg.

We have apparently become the self-appointed "liberators" of the Middle East. And while some have found this a cause for celebration and others see there cause to re-evaluate their positions on Iraq, there are those who are expressing some concern over what kind of signal we are sending to the world:  More >

 Proxima estacion ¡ESPERANZA!12 comments
picture6 Apr 2003 @ 13:20

NADA ES MUY POCO  More >

 The Lathe of Heaven---Ursula K. Le Guin12 comments
picture3 Apr 2003 @ 14:30
Confucius and you are both dreams, and I who say you are dreams am a dream myself.
This is a paradox. Tomorrow a wise man may explain it; that tomorrow will not be for ten thousand generations.
----Chuang Tse: II


Current-borne, wave-flung, tugged hugely by the whole might of ocean, the jellyfish drifts in the tidal abyss. The light shines through it, and the dark enters it. . . .
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 The choice is Life7 comments
picture30 Mar 2003 @ 14:48
"A strange security results when death is so close a companion. It can be felt while crunching along a beach, a skeleton walking on skeletons with the time machine turning in step, wavefalls and footfalls. A gleeful levity at being so brief, at feeling so exempt."
---James Hamilton Paterson, Sea Burial

"Life is the laugh of the actual in the face of nothing. There is so much to sense, think, and emote about, so much life to endure, such fullness of good and bad---and all of it, suddenly, nothing. Only laughter fits the gap. And he laughs luminously with the great swell of being nothing."
---A.A.Attanasio, Solis
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  Zionist Rabbi Questions "Official" Assertions about Reborn Anti-Semitism 14 comments
picture27 Mar 2003 @ 22:28

"You don't know me, so let me explain that I am a retired rabbi living in London, England, and have been a Zionist since my childhood in Nazi Germany.

What prompts me to write is that a friend and colleague has kindly sent me a copy of your ten-page 'Letter from One Jew to Another' of October 29, 2002. It is a brilliant piece of sustained rhetoric, which expresses as powerfully as anything I have read the currently dominant attitude of the leadership of our people both in Israel and in the Diaspora. But though the facts you cite — as distinct from the generalisations you derive from them — are true enough, you omit a whole lot of other facts, inconvenient to your thesis. That makes your letter an exercise in demagoguery rather than a sober appraisal."  More >




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