“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Esoteric Buddhism Essay Published (online)

...it's about speculative realism as mysticism, ecology and bits of flesh. Naturally! Thanks to Eugene Thacker and Nicola Masciandaro for putting together another fine issue of Glossator.


Anonymous said...

Great essay. Have you read Robinson Jeffers' sonnet "Vulture"? It makes me want a sky burial....
You're vulture before you're shit, for a while.
Goux, there at Rice too, has a wonderful book (oedipus, philosopher) that always makes me think that the sphinx eats to shit you out, strangle you (sphincter).
But the "human" shouts man and the sphinx dies.

Jozsef Kele said...

Good read. Only two things. One, the darwinism. DNA doesn't self replicate. DNA is not itself autocatakinetic. It's part of a dissipative system but itself is not a dissipative system. It requires an entire internal cellular mileau to replicate. Rod Swenson addresses this very well in his review of denett's Darwin's dangerous idea. Second these mystical gestures are generally at adds with ethical action. That's not to say that I disagree with them. I just think they at odds with ethics. It's no surprise chan Buddhism was a preferred spirituality of the samurai an instrument if death dealing.