November 17, 2017

The Red Book and The Red Book: Jung, Tolkien, and the Convergence of Images

"In 1913 two men in Western Europe, of different age and unknown to each other, began to undergo a highly unusual experience: C.G. Jung and J.R.R. Tolkien both stepped across a threshold and entered into a realm of imagination, into the realm of fantasy. For Jung this process, which he called active imagination, took the eventual form of the Liber Novus, also known as The Red Book, that became the seed from which nearly all his subsequent work flowered. For Tolkien this imaginal journey revealed to him the world of Middle Earth, whose stories and myths eventually led to the writing of The Lord of the Rings, a book also named, within its own contextual history, The Red Book of Westmarch. Although working in different fields—namely psychology and philology—there are many synchronistic parallels between Jung's and Tolkien's "Red Book periods": the style of their artwork, the nature of their visions and dreams, and a similarity in world view that emerged from their experiences are all indications that they may have been treading, at times, the same paths through the archetypal realm.

"Becca Tarnas is a doctoral student in the Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion program at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where she also received her MA in the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program. She received her BA from Mount Holyoke College in Environmental Studies and Theater Arts, and was educated at the San Francisco Waldorf School for thirteen years. Her current research is on ecology, imagination, and archetypes in relation to the work of J.R.R. Tolkien. More of her work can be found at beccatarnas.wordpress.com"

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Dinosaur time

"But let’s unpack some of that scenery. Diplodocus, Apatosaurus, Allosaurus, Stegosaurus and their neighbors roamed western North America about 150 million years ago. This slice of time falls in the latter portion of the Jurassic. The traditional representatives of the latest Cretaceous scene—Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops—did not evolve until about 67 million years ago. By themselves, these dates are just labels, but think of them falling along evolution’s timeline. About 83 million years separated Apatosaurus from Tyrannosaurus and Allosaurus from Triceratops. The so-called Age of Mammals—which began when the non-avian dinosaurs were wiped out—has been going on for about 66 million years. Less time separates us from Tyrannosaurus rex than separated T. rex from Stegosaurus."

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Empire Of The Sun - On Our Way Home

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November 16, 2017

Métal Hurlant Chronicles

"Métal Hurlant Chronicles is an English-language Franco-Belgian television science fiction anthology series based on the popular comics anthology magazine Métal Hurlant, known in the United States as Heavy Metal and in Germany as Schwermetall. Each episode is a self-contained story taking place on a different planet with a different cast, and the episodes are linked together only by the idea that an asteroid, the 'Métal Hurlant', passes the planet in question during the events of the story."

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Mt. Wolf - Hex

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November 15, 2017

What if the Martian Invasion of 1938 was all just a radio drama?

"October 30th, 1938: The first Martian Cylinders land in England, New Jersey, & other places. Total domination seemed imminent, but Earth's diseases wiped the invading force out.

"But what if this wasn't the case? What if it was all a Halloween prank? How would the 20th century & beyond be different without the United Republic of Earth or the Second Martian War of 1969?"

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Brolly - They Run, They Hide

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November 14, 2017

Buck Rogers In The 25th Century (1979)

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Sixth June - My Joy

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November 13, 2017

WORTH IT - LIFE$TYLE S2 • E4 - $1,700 Apartment Vs. $40,000 Apartment

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ZHU - Cocaine Model

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November 12, 2017

Dear Ian Simpson (architect),

Why does the Beetham Tower hum?

The problem is caused by the glass and metal sculpture at the top of the building. When the wind rushes past the edge of the glass panes turbulence is created. This is very similar to how turbulence generates sound within a recorder. Inside the recorder there is an edge called the fipple, which breaks up the air flow when a musician blows into the mouthpiece.
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The xx - I Dare You

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November 11, 2017

Special Air Service (SAS) - The Falklands Conflict

"When Argentina invaded the Falklands in April, 1982, Britain dispatched a large Naval Task Force to recapture the Falklands. Steaming south with the British fleet were D and G Squadron of the SAS, with supporting signals units."

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Pink Turns Blue - I Coldly Stare Out

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November 10, 2017

When Eight Bells Toll (1971)

"When Eight Bells Toll is a 1971 action film set in Scotland, based upon Scottish author Alistair MacLean's 1965 novel of the same name. Producer Elliott Kastner planned to produce a string of realistic gritty espionage thrillers to rival the James Bond series, but the film's poor box office receipts ended his plans.

"British Treasury secret agent Phillip Calvert (Anthony Hopkins) is sent to investigate the hijacking of five cargo ships in the Irish Sea, tracking the latest hijacked ship—the Nantesville, carrying £8 million in gold bullion—to the Scottish Highlands and the sleepy port town of "Torbay" on the "Isle of Torbay" (patterned after Tobermory, on the Isle of Mull)."

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Flight Facilities - Stranded

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November 09, 2017

Pylos Combat Agate

"Two years ago, archaeologists excavating an ancient grave at Pylos in southwestern Greece pulled out a grime-encrusted object, less than an inch and half long, that looked like some kind of large bead. They put it aside to focus on more prominent items, like gold rings, that also were packed into the rich grave.

"But later, as a conservator removed the lime accretions on the bead’s face, it turned out to be something quite different: a seal stone, a gemstone engraved with a design that can be stamped on clay or wax."

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Roxy Music - Mother of Pearl

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Roxy Music - Mother of Pearl (Live in Stockholm, 1976)

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