MirageSome linksMon Aug 27, 2012 08:42220.127.116.11Carriers of the Dream Wheel had an immense effect on me when I was a teen and found it in a bookstore that was going out of business. Used copies are affordable. I think my poetry still bears marks left by this book.
It's so interesting that he is concerned he might offend Buddhists. He's probably thinking of Madonna and the controversy surrounding her forays into Kabbalah. Maybe you can explain the difference to him?
Odd recommendation perhaps, or perhaps not:
Reads like a supernova. He has probably read it, though.
I wonder if perhaps he may be in the situation I was in for many years. I thought I didn't want organized religion because it was too much for me, but then I gradually realized that the opposite was true. My few brushes with it hadn't been too much, they were not enough. They weren't torrid or mystical or liminal or transcendant enough. Nothing against the churches I had visited. They were just very cozy and safe and as a poet I felt like a stranger in those places.
Have you seen Kerouac's haiku? Here is one:
''The windmills/of Oklahoma look/in every direction.''
Yep, he totally ignored rules of haiku, but for me, I think the content is more true to haiku than most American ones are.
- Applied psychology ... Baruch, Mon Aug 27 06:57determine the psychological need, determine the treatment, apply the treatment. I am not the doctor, just getting him to self-doctor. He is mostly interested in Maya Indians (he and his wife have... more
- Some links Mirage, Mon Aug 27 08:42
- Thanks ;-) (nm) Baruch, Mon Aug 27 18:07
- PS - on a more personal front ... Baruch, Mon Aug 27 07:09My present girl friend (not girlfriend yet), we have a long distant relationship (90 miles). She is of French descent and very interested in French culture. So we are going to make things more... more
- Re: PS - on a more personal front ... Mirage, Mon Aug 27 09:13I had 7 years of French and tutoring by a UN translator who was a friend of my mother's. Unfortunately a lot of it was lost over time and due to brain injuries since then. Sometimes it comes back... more
- I have said did I not ... Baruch, Mon Aug 27 18:01that I stuttered all thru school until I was a Sophomore in HS? Took public speaking class in 9th grade, it helped a lot. If your sister is interested, I can share the URLs I have found for Mayan. I... more
- Re: I have said did I not ... Mirage, Mon Aug 27 18:32Ah, yes, now I remember that you were a stutterer too. Did you also stammer? I did, was a double whammy. Told my sister about the poem project and she's too intimidated to write a poem. She reads a... more
- Stammer vs stutter, different? Baruch, Mon Aug 27 21:56http://www.lexilogos.com/english/maya_dictionary.htm - they do Nahuatl too (Aztec) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proto-Mayan - this relates the dialects, and more resources at the bottom In some... more
- Re: Stammer vs stutter, different? Mirage, Tue Aug 28 09:26I've written music but it is difficult for me to do so on demand. My inspiration tends to come out of nowhere, some sort of muse tied with my emotions. As a child I read an interview with an Aleutian ... more
- Guess I was a stutterer ... Baruch, Tue Aug 28 20:11I knew clearly what I wanted to say, but my diaphram and mouth wouldn't cooperate. It wasn't associated with being startled ... but from anticipation of speaking in public. With stammering it sounds... more
- While sai ram, Wed Aug 29 13:37While I never had a stutter...I did have a hard time pronouncing certain words....and actually had to have a special teacher...I still can butcher up some words pretty good today.....I think the... more
- Good app for practicing. Mirage, Mon Aug 27 15:59I adore this thing. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sayhi-translate-use-your-voice/id437818260?mt=8 There may be an android version, but I don't know. I think I remember you are a Mac person. No Mayan ... more