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    Some of Your Blood by Theodore Sturgeon. It's quite cool, bros. Quite cool.

    I'll be able to knock it off my reading list which has been neglected for some time. This one's an audiobook version, and I'm digging the narrator, too.

    In the novel, there's a mention of fish. A surname like Sturgeon makes me curious whether the author ever got self-conscious about mentioning fish. It's a kind of thing I wonder about writers. Like, if your name is Sarah and you name a character Sarah, does it mean anything? Probably not, but maybe. I mean, it'd depend on the author, so I wonder which side a given author would land on.
    BAHAHAHA!

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    About to read An Unquiet Mind. Excited.
    I don't mean to pry, but why would you even make the eyes?


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    Gonna read Ready Player One.
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    I finished The Lessons of History and it was awesome, I have a book Brainhack, by Neil Pavitt, that I'm supposed to read and review but I'm putting it off, I am reading A Century of Progress about time travelling nazis and anti-nazis, sort of WW2 across time, though my interest in it waxes and wanes, despite it being a really well written action thriller with good pace.
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    Four Quartets by Eliot.

    My favorite part of the poem:

    Four Quartets - 2 East Coker

    FOUR QUARTETS

    T.S. Eliot

    EAST COKER
    (No. 2 of 'Four Quartets')


    I

    In my beginning is my end. In succession
    Houses rise and fall, crumble, are extended,
    Are removed, destroyed, restored, or in their place
    Is an open field, or a factory, or a by-pass.
    Old stone to new building, old timber to new fires,
    Old fires to ashes, and ashes to the earth
    Which is already flesh, fur and faeces,
    Bone of man and beast, cornstalk and leaf.
    Houses live and die: there is a time for building
    And a time for living and for generation
    And a time for the wind to break the loosened pane
    And to shake the wainscot where the field-mouse trots
    And to shake the tattered arras woven with a silent motto.

    In my beginning is my end. Now the light falls
    Across the open field, leaving the deep lane
    Shuttered with branches, dark in the afternoon,
    Where you lean against a bank while a van passes,
    And the deep lane insists on the direction
    Into the village, in the electric heat
    Hypnotised. In a warm haze the sultry light
    Is absorbed, not refracted, by grey stone.
    The dahlias sleep in the empty silence.
    Wait for the early owl.

    In that open field
    If you do not come too close, if you do not come too close,
    On a summer midnight, you can hear the music
    Of the weak pipe and the little drum
    And see them dancing around the bonfire
    The association of man and woman
    In daunsinge, signifying matrimonie—
    A dignified and commodiois sacrament.
    Two and two, necessarye coniunction,
    Holding eche other by the hand or the arm
    Whiche betokeneth concorde. Round and round the fire
    Leaping through the flames, or joined in circles,
    Rustically solemn or in rustic laughter
    Lifting heavy feet in clumsy shoes,
    Earth feet, loam feet, lifted in country mirth
    Mirth of those long since under earth
    Nourishing the corn. Keeping time,
    Keeping the rhythm in their dancing
    As in their living in the living seasons
    The time of the seasons and the constellations
    The time of milking and the time of harvest
    The time of the coupling of man and woman
    And that of beasts. Feet rising and falling.
    Eating and drinking. Dung and death.

    Dawn points, and another day
    Prepares for heat and silence. Out at sea the dawn wind
    Wrinkles and slides. I am here
    Or there, or elsewhere. In my beginning.

    . . .

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    Nearly finished with Member by Michael Cisco. Happy to start a new novel soon
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    "When I bent my head in contemplation and read in the famous books of the leaders in gnosis, I recognized the disparities in their states through their sayings. It was clear to me that the subtleties and allusions of those who are rooted in gnosis are bestowed by the states that come upon them, and I saw that the understanding of that knowledge is difficult. Language becomes manifest in the form of shathiyat particularly for those intoxicated ones who are drowned in the waves of eternity, on account of the thundering clouds experienced in the moment of profound sighs, in the reality of overwhelming raptures. From each of their words, a world of learned men is filled with consternation. The deniers have drawn forth the sword of ignorance from the scabbard of envy, and from foolishness are wielding it themselves . . . God's jealous ones cried out from the wombs of the hidden world, "O witness of secrets and niche of lights! Free the holy spirits from denial by the bankrupt, show forth the long past of those who kill and crucify in sacrifice! Say the secret of the shath of the lovers, and the expression of the agitation of the intoxicated, in the language of the people of the inner reality and the outer law! Say every subtlety in the form of knowledge connected with a spiritual state, and the guidances of Qur'an and hadith. (Say all this as) a subtle and marvellous commentary..."

    "The principles of symbolism in shaht are from three sources: the source of the Qur'an, the source of hadith, and the source of the inspiration of the saints. But tha which comes in the Qur'an is the mention of the Attributes and the isolated letters, and that which is in hadith is the vision of the clothing of the human with the divine (iltibas). That which is in the inspiration of the saints is the Qualities of God in the form of the clothing of the human with the divine. This takes place in the station of passionate love and the reality of unification, in gnosis and unknowings (nakirat), in divine ruses (makariyat). The proclamation of the Attribute belongs to those who are "rooted in knowledge" (Qur. 3.7), for their station is the contemplation of eternity. The deserts on which their paths lie are too hot for conventional wayfarers, who have no aptitude for the comprehension of the enigmas of the symbolism of the Attributes. God's shath is that symbolism which proclaims essential union (Pers. 'ayn-i jam') and the clothing of the human with the divine Attributes in the station of passionate love; in that station is the knowleddge ('ilm) which was God's qualification in pre-eternity. With that (shath) He discourses to the famous among His lovers..."

    - Abu Muhammad Sheikh Ruzbehan Baqli (1128–1209), Iranian poet, mystic, and sufi from Fasa, Fars, Iran., "Doctor Ecstaticus”

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    Added to list:

    Umberto Eco: The Prague Cemetery (2011)

    Nineteenth-century Europe - from Turin to Prague to Paris - abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Conspiracies rule history. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. Italian republicans strangle priests with their own intestines. French criminals plan bombings by day and celebrate black masses at night.

    Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating forgeries, plots, and massacres. From the unification of Italy to the Paris Commune to the Dreyfus Affair to notorious forgery The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Europe is in tumult and everyone needs a scapegoat. But what if, behind all of these conspiracies both real and imagined, lay one lone man?

    And what if that evil genius created the most infamous document of all? Eco takes his readers on an unforgettable journey through the underbelly of world-shattering events. "The Prague Cemetery" is Umberto Eco at his most exciting, a novel immediately hailed as his masterpiece.
    The Prague Cemetery (2011)

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    Just started Olaf Stapledon's First and Last Men. I have high hopes of some insightful reading

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