Email to the tribe is my research class into the tale of the tribe, paying tribute to the last great work of Dr Robert Anton Wilson.…
Fly On The Tale Of The Tribe: A Rollercoaster Ride With Robert Anton Wilson
by Steven James Pratt
I have a hunch, a Grunch, about Buckminster Fuller’s innovations.
Lets make a new TTOTT football, based on the Buckminster Fuller “Carbon 60” structure, and featuring a new Hologrammic Language… that’s what I think, or thought just earlier today after work.
A Football, everybody plays with a football, no? Lets make a TTOTT football and construct a TTOTT team (tribe), place them on a TTOTT field (map) and have them play the kind of games Herman Hesse envisioned for his ‘Glass bead game’, or.. whatever you like. Just play. Let us play.
The structure of buckminsterfullerene is a truncated (T = 3) icosahedron which resembles a soccer ball of the type made of twenty hexagons and twelve pentagons, with a carbon atom at the vertices of each polygon and a bond along each polygon edge. — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckminsterfullerene
TTOTT WHEELS GO AROUNDAROTA
TTOTT WHEELS GO AROUNDAROTA
BALANCING THE EQUATIONS WITH TRIADS.
I view a part of my task in setting up a table of ttott correspondences as providing examples of how the tables can be used to create various effects. Both as study guides into historical, biographical work and as imagination guides into the tale of the tribe, and the new translations.
The triangular structure enables opposing characteristics of mildness and severity a point of resolution and of synthesis, a middle path that may recycle the energies back and around and in so doing balance the opposing forces. The general idea of dividing 30 characters into 10 sets of triangulated groups of three characters, for example, may provide a working model for a rough structure, as would 15 sets of waltzing duo’s of opposing forces or a ‘coincidance of contraries’ as Joyce put it in Finnegans Wake.
I have developed number systems for working out the new maps, due to the possibility of multi-dimensional models at a latter stage of the project, whereby objects containing various symbols and images can be folded and enfolded. I have already experimented with a TTOTT Dodecahedron of 20 sides and 12 vertices, and in principle, the numbers 30, 60, 90,120 and 150 all render symmetrical objects upon which information may be presented, here I pay tribute to Buckminster Fuller, and Giordano Bruno.
The set of 5 wheels I have designed each have 30 ‘nodes’ on their belt of concentric rings. I made them by choosing 5 major categories: Tailors, Theolo, Texts, Teachings, Totems (Human Beings, Spirits, Texts, Principles, Objects).
I have chose to recycle ‘T’ words and keep a running TTOTT structure to each heading and category I make. The TTOTT logo features four ‘T’s tilted to create a four way symmetry (+) with a circle placed central. If you pretend to say the word ‘T’ you’ll notice your tongue gets right up on your teeth, and if you make a repeated ‘T’ sound you may notice that you sound a little like a Hi-Hat cymbal, and, that you can repeat the letter ‘T’ faster and with more control than possibly any other letter in the English Alphabet? This will have some correspondence to the spoken word and spoken drum components to the class, but also keep the original TTOTT (the tale of the tribe) intact.
Giordano Bruno used the number 30 often when constructing his wheels and wheels within wheels. Although unlike Bruno, my belts are so far only attenuated to the TTOTT matter, and simply borrow the use of the number 30 and the idea of putting lists of things on concentric rings, 5 in total, producing 150 nodes, or images in Bruno’s model, that I should add seems incredibly more complex and refined than my wheels. Reading Bruno recently led me to revisit the idea of having 30 things on revolving tables, something I used to anchor some themes in an early edition of my book: World Piss: 30 seals and the spore of the words.
All the characters that follow Bruno chronologically can appear on the wheels that he inspired, together with Giambattista Vico, (another philosopher of the revolutionary hermetic renaissance tradition), the tribal characters can ride the wheel, the turning tables of correspondences, and so unify in that movement, that ever-changing sensibility and decentralized and rotational wisdom. A revolutionary force.
The tale of the tribe must be a connected network, otherwise it is useless. A new team of nodal points, shared swarms that link together. The goal of a hologramic network, a poem, novel, screenplay, album, performing overlapping functions, working together.
The triple spiral symbolizes the rotational and spiral nature of the connected works of Dr. Robert Anton Wilson, the triad or delta that symbolizes femininity and the triple goddess. Vico and Joyce and Nietzsche feed off the spiraling principles of recorsi. Giordano Bruno and his “Memory Wheels” plus Giambattista Vico and his “Cycles of Ages”, Frederich Nietzsche and the “Eternal Return”, Ernest Fenollosa and the omni-directional radiance of “Chinese Symbolism”, William Butler Yeats and his dynamic “Gyres” and “Unity of Being” and ‘Symbolism’, Ezra Pound and his “Revolutionary Calendar” and ‘Ideogramic method of juxtaposition’, James Joyce and his spiral powered “coincidance of contraries & resolution of opposites”, Buckminster Fuller and the moving “Synergistic” principles. Meanwhile Alfred Korzybski and his “General Semantics”, Marshall McLuhan and his “Global Village Tribes”, Orson Welles and his “Neurological Cinematic Relativity”, Claude Shannon and “Information Theory” and other recurring geniuses and their additional contributions to humanity intersect with connecting threads represented by Dr. Wilson. In my opionion at their most potent when writing on Joyce: the mother-load of compressed hermetic wisdom.
The new maps and seals I present are a work in progress and as far as I know a unique way of processing the information, and potentially a relatively simple and sharable method for others to conduct similar research.
I would like to present a kind of Top Trumps challenge to create an equally revolutionary belt of innovative thinkers, or simply use any combination of belts on any grouping of things that you may wish, make it new! Bio-seasonal, calendrical, astrological and cosmological belts for example, may add many useful functions, the possibilities are literally endless with this, but I have chose to stack and pack a krewe that I believe represent the tale of the tribe as defined by Dr. Wilson, quite a bunch’, to perhaps provide a new platform for collaborative investigations, and new interpretations. Nodes or units of distilled cultural inheritance.
Tailors, Theolo, Texts, Teachings, Totems (Human Beings, Spirits, Texts, Principles, Objects). v1.0
- “Alighieri, Dante” Agnosticism Arrow Atem-Re Avision
- “Bruno, Giordano” Buddhism Binocular Baal Book Of The Law
- “Crowley, Aleister” Cinema Verite’ Cup Circe Cantos
- “Dick, Philip K.” Deconstructionism Disk Dionysis Divine Comedy
- “Escher, M.C” Epistemology Earring Eris Everything is Under Control
- “Fuller, Buckminster” Fourth Way Flag Findabair Flying Saucers
- “Gurdjieff, G.I” General Semantics Glasses Ganesha Gulliver’s Travels
- “Hesse, Herman” Hologrammic Prose Headdress Horus Holographic Universe
- “Ibsen, Heinrik” Information Theory Ink Ishtar Illuminatus Trilogy
- “Joyce, James” Jungian Psychology Joystick Jove Jitterbug Perfume
- “Korzybski, Alfred” Kabbalah Kettle Kallisti Knox Om Pax
- “Leary, Timothy” Lullism Lamp Lugh Liber 777
- “McLuhan, Marshall” Magick Mitten Ma’at Mass Psychology Of Fascism
- “Nietzsche, Friederich” Neuro Linguistic Programming Nail Naga New Science
- “Olson, Charles” Ontology Oblisk Osiris Open Society And Its Enemies
- “Pound, Ezra” Pataphysics Pincer Prometheus Politics Of Ecstasy
- “Quiggly, Carroll” Quantum Psychology Quilt Quetzalcoatl Quantum Psychology
- “Reich, Wilhelm” Recorsi Rope Ra Recorsi
- “Shannon, Claude” Synergetics Scissor Sarasvati Science and Sanity
- “Tesla, Nikola” Tessellation Turntable Thoth Tale of The Tribe
- “Unrah, Wes” Unity of Being Umbrella Utu Understanding Media
- “Vico, Giambattista” Vorticism Viol Vishnu VALIS
- “Welles, Orson” Witchcraft Wand Woden White Goddess
- “X, Malcolm” Xenolinguistics Xylophone Xi Wang Mu Xo-psychology
- “Yeats, W. Butler” Yin Yang Yurt Yu Huang Yajur Veda
- “Zenji, Dogen” Zetetics Zip Zarathustra Zen
- “Neumann, John Von” Modernism Mirror Aphrodite Book of Shadows
- “Fenollosa, Ernesto” Ideogrammic Method Pipe Pan Ulysses
- “Bandler, Richard” Eternal Return Breastplate Luna Cosmic Trigger
- “Wiener, Norbert” Neuro-Logic Ring Aphrodite Critical Path
Monday, September 13, 2010
Steve “Fly Agaric” 23 has announced a new online course, “email to the tribe,” which will run from Sept. 20 through Nov. 5 and will feature weekly doses of multimedia; participants are asked to donate what they can.
Agaric explains, “Each week fly will provide a spread of multimedia for you to process, generally keeping in step with the program, encouraging a wide variety of conversation and focused feedback. Feel free to drop in and drop out, as you like.”
McJoy Brunosa stepped forward one more step towards the giant scales, his genius suspiciously dormant in his silence, yet his thoughts sparkled like lightening bolts behind his eyelids, externally McJoy Brunosa struggled to make out the unbelievable scenery before him.
Brunosa’s heart was projected as a 3D hologram onto a weighing scale that was balanced on the other side by nothing but an ostrich feather, the scale was spread out over McJoy Brunosa’s shoulders. Large figures loomed in the background like overhead clouds obscuring the light.
Ezski Welleson stepped into the chamber about 10 feet from Brunosa and watched him hold up the scales on his back.
“Thothttott” Brunosa said, in a deep booming voice.
“Thothttott” Welleson replied, twisting his eyebrows through his long fingers.
Brunos’a shoulders were like curved bananas, slightly bruised and splitting; Ezski Welleson thought
“Thothttott” Brunosa said again, struggling to take the weight and stumbling on the spot.
“tale-of-the-tribe” Brunosa continues…
Shannico Yeatzscher crawled to the edge of the star-shaft, and poked his head out the end and drops the bag onto the floor. Yeatzscher jumps into the chamber, opens the bag to reveal an ‘egyptian mouth-breeder’ fish and quickly suckles the fish into Brunosa’s mouth. Yeatzscher stares at a winged figure hovering in space a few inches above Brunosa’s head. Welleson focuses his sights on Yeatzscher’s tail tucked away in his trousers, ‘the tail of the tribe’ he thought, and smiled.
“I imagine my heart upon the scale, and guess the weight of the general heart, not lightly” Welleson said, gazing at the hieroglyphics carved into the walls that seemed to be depicting what was happening to them!
“Thothttott Language vs. the thothttott equation measured by these scales?” Brunosa said.
Welleson registered every wince and sigh that Brunosa made as his heart was interrogated and profiled by the great old ones.
‘Maybe we have the body as a reliable object of scientific study, opposed to the ‘imaginary’ ideas of the mind?” Brunosa said, with a bewildered look of concern on his face.
‘To weigh the general heart of history, the characters and their deeds, the thothttott; and transmit them into the head space and divine natural ” Brunosa said.
Brunosa’s shoulders shrug and touch his ears, and he sits, quiet, and self-composed like a stalk-headed monk.
Borskyopolos introduced us all to the wonders of short and sweet collaborative writing projects with his piece for MQ titled: THE WORK OF THE TRIBE 01.
Last week, I decided to have another go, but used characters from my NOvel’ Our Historys Back’ but these can easily be changed, and put into the context of three, or more characters, we might wish to animate and narrate.
Here’s what I came up with: Max’S eyelashes brushed up and down on the surface of the writing tablet, his saw a mosaic of colours and shapes flash by as if Jimi Hendrix had chose the interior colour scheme at Alhambra, inside a gyroscope.
Max’s shin bones were pushing on a padded bar, that linked to the water pump that was filling up his head-chamber with gamma tea.
Plush smoothly roller-skates into the laboratory studio like a snake, watching Max conduct his gamma experiment.
“AILMS” said Max, gargling a little tea.
“AILMS?” Plush replied, fingering his ring and touching it to his breast.
Plush thought that Max’s eyes appeared as two large apples, seen through the transparent gamma tea cup.
“AILMS” Max said, shaking his head a little due to the cold tea now seeping into his ears.
“Share these seeds of love” Max went on, still pumping the chamber up with tea.
Plush detects the aroma of Marijuana and can see the pot baggy shaped like a long bud in Percy’s jeans.
Plush and Percy add the AILMS to the waterpump, and the gamma tea begins to heat up.
Plush could now see the tea working on Max.
“Gamma tea time works on the other sides of time, other side of the tea-leaf” said Max, pinching his lips and squinting his eyes.
Max scoops an AILM from the tea with his tongue, as Plush watches his hand spasming, shaking with over-concentration.
Max then lifts his legs right up and out from under the bar and brings them near his mouth so that his shin bones are on his tongue, that lulls out in a relaxed way, his expression was like that of Popeye after eating raw spinach.