online:22 december 2016
modified: 19-22 december 2016
19 december 2016 reviewing recent
(handwritten and digitised)
i realise neither is what i really intend...
so change to what i most certainly do !
i guess need modest process like writing a digital diary
but in an enlarging context
so for this i select a rune randomly : 15 spiritual action
and i decide to 'wait for universe to make first move' as the rune book
advises (in some such words)...
(time to go for light therapy)
while waiting in a hospital corridor
and reading recent dd entries
i realise this change of context could be already present in the digital
diary... where combined with new enthusiasms?
or can light (in both physical as well as non-physical or spiritual
form) BE the enlarged context ?
yes... taking form as both sunlight and enlightenment
not to mention 'endarkenment'...
(Paul Jones's name for how things may be after leaving the
which reminds me of Shelley's description* of night as a 'cone of
darkness' projecting from the dark side of the earth as light from the
sun (being larger than the earth) casts a conical shadow into space...
(called to go for PDT photodynamic light therapy... )
after being distracted by various local priorities... i attempt to
explore the dual meaning of 'light'...
...remembering that it was solar radiation that started my skin
cancer in early childhood (to which we were exposed on the beaches at
Aberystwyth and Borth in the 1930s)...
...and that we were educated by my father in school and presbyterian
chapel to a Christian view of physics (which he taught in school as
material as well as spiritual... his spiritual unifier being the simple
harmonic motion of atomic particles...
...but now i think of these terms as dubious... or contradictory...
though perhaps complementary... likely to combine and disappear if ways
are found to describe or invent reality as a newly perceived but
unnameable something... composed of both matter and spirit...
...at which i pause... aware of the inadequacy of these words and
(continue tomorrow... more poetically... as well as scientifically...
and with the help of an oracle:
which Ralph Blum** redescribes as both spiritual light and sunlight...
but which may have to be renamed again if dualism is to be overcome...
and a new reality found...
*The Complete Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley, with notes by Mary
Shelley, The Modern Library, New York 1994, The Triumph of Life,
**The Book of Runes, with commentary by Ralph Blum, Oracle
Angeles and Michael Joseph, Great Britain 1982, pages 131-2.
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