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[Xmca-l] Re: What is the word

Apropos of Bowie's "western tarot" (or divination), this video is about a
savant, Daniel Tammet. The whole documentary is interesting.  However,
there is an interesting parallel between unconscious divination activity
and the kinds of experience Daniel describes during a poker experiment (see
the clip between 28:00 to 31:00).  "But something in my head was telling me
to do that anyway, because of the imagery I was experiencing".

Also of immediate acitivity-historical interest in this footage are the
Japanese children's use of imaginary abaci (soroban).


On 12 January 2016 at 00:53, Annalisa Aguilar <annalisa@unm.edu> wrote:

> Huw,
> Well, the poem *was* linked to in a Bowie Obit at the New Yorker as well,
> but I thought Becket's poem still coincides with the list's recent
> occupations:
> http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/%E2%80%AAthe-beautiful-meaninglessness-of-david-bowie
> This one was also intriguing:
> David Bowie explained how he used 'cut ups' to create lyrics
> http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-35281247
> Bowie also had spent time in a Buddhist monastery as a young man, so it
> likely plays a part in this. Meditation is frequently about being without
> thought, which to me is about being without words.
> Kind regards,
> Annalisa