Prelude to Note about James Joyce and the Sinthome

„My only misgiving regarding „American Ulysses“ is that its length (864 pages) will scare off all but the most enthusiastic Civil War enthusiasts. I hope as many people as possible read this book“

– I think I will read this book, since I also think it is better than the Irish Ulysses (this is easy; the Irish Ulysses is the greatest shit book of all time, next to Finnegan´s Wake).

We should be grateful to historian Ronald C. White for a thorough and nuanced biography of one of the most consequential figures in American history.

Philip HautmannThe Irish Ulysses being the greatest shit book of all time seems to confirm that creative endeavour gets spoiled and is doomed, when ego is a primary motive; that might be the case with the ordinary genius; the non-ordinary, transcendent genius will rather strive not for immortality among humans but for an abstract immortality, realignment with spacetime, which is his true element; the psychology of the transcendent genius is NOT very much alike the human psychology but is of a higher order. Thus spake L´Innomable.

Update about the Pathless Path

The true scientist, philosopher, artist – i.e. the truth-seeker – will strive for knowledge about what is already known, but, essentially, strive to look deep into the universe to discover new stars, new galaxies, new worlds. – In doing so, the truth-seeker also looks into himself; a triviality. – New worlds, new illuminations, are to be found in the unexpected, the trivial, on the street, in non-locations (non-lieus, Nicht-Orte) – to which the truth-seeker has a natural bond and solidarity – when the locations of the sublime – to which the truth-seeker also has a natural bond and a natural solidarity -, of course, have been explored as well; the locus of the existential truth is the true individual, the locus of truth of the world is a flower-like domain shifting through totality. – To become the locus of truth the truth-seeker must do what is called to „empty himself“. This means he must study a lot, as much as possible, and then 1) realign it with reality 2) deconstruct it – to gain pure insight, pure perception, pure forms of perception on which he can re-establish pure concepts – therein, he will come into contact with the nullfläche, the primal ground of his own mind, upon which everything else emerges, naturally (the vision of the primal ground is personal and subjective though there are similarities among those visions; it might be a surface of dirty white where no location is distinguished from any other, or, in closer touch with the outside world, an unspectacular ventilation shaft). In an act like this, everything is contained, like in the movements, gestures and actions of children everything is contained about what can ever be said, thought and perceived about those acts, because everything about those acts is authentic, simple and direct, because they incorporate the full potential of the idea of those movements, nothing is hidden, everything is there, such is purity. – This is, then, „the pathless path“. – Some might find a speech like that „a mystery wrapped in an enigma“. That is a good step to begin with. Meditate about that.


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Update about Something Perfect

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August 2 at 12:46pm ·

 I swear, this is one of the most perfect things I have ever seen.


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Philip HautmannThe innocent girl child! The ballerina! Who ties herself to art (at a young age)! Who defeats gravity! The self confident countenance, assertive to openness, to what lies ahead! The colours of dress! The whiteness of the fan! From above right, the light (resolving the scene into the ethereal)! The wooden Sinnloszaun! And, ahhhh, the manhole cover, as an additional element, making reality more dense, interesting, senselessly value added, full of information, etc. <3
UPDATE: One of the most perfect things I have ever seen, and, like practically always, 4 Likes on Facebook. HAHAHAHAHAHA! People are so „weird“ <3 Let´s dance
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Update about #supersanity

„Super sanity, from what I’ve heard, is the ability to see things in an elevated state of mind. I just want to say if this is the definition, then yeah, it’s a horrible, terrible, awful thing. It’s also beautiful, enlightening, and refreshing. You go full meta, and you can feel everything. You can also see every or many points of view. You can analyze, deduce and relate many things that people can’t. You feel useless. It’s overwhelming. I have failed to thoroughly describe it.“

Link to a vision of Super Sanity
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Update about Shakti

Adi Shakti, Adi Shakti, Adi Shakti, Namo Namo!
Sarab Shakti, Sarab Shakti, Sarab Shakti, Namo Namo!
Prithum Bhagvati, Prithum Bhagvati, Prithum Bhagvati, Namo Namo!
Kundalini Mata Shakti, Mata Shakti, Namo Namo!

Primal Shakti, I bow to Thee!
All-Encompassing Shakti, I bow to Thee!
That through which Divine Creates, I bow to Thee!
Creative Power of the Kundalini, Mother of all Mother Power, To Thee I Bow!

Network Update

When I was walking through the Praterallee before some thoughts came to my mind about the incompleteness theorem, set theory, theory of everything, info-cognition, reality as a language, Zeno’s paradoxa, Cantor’s mathematical innovations, internal vs external consistecny of and within systems, the nature of consciousness, the nature of language, metalanguage, Chomsky vs Wittgenstein, whether there is a heart of it all or finally an evolutionary (or degenerative) interplay of heterogenous sets at the deep structure, also concerning human intelligence taken as ability to carry out manipulations within symbolic systems and then whether there is an underlying structure to „symbol systems“ or they are also, at the core, heterogenous, etc. and how all of this is connected. I eagerly wanted to read David Foster Wallace` book about Cantor on this behalf after I would be at home again, but now I am doing nothing, not even thinking in any relevant fashion. Maybe later. Maybe I listen to Nervosa next, because they’re furious and cute. It is hot in Vienna today. Anyway, my network is apparently getting ever more dense and robust. That will feel good.



Update about Notes

Some years ago I read one or two books by philosopher Alexandre Kojève; now in the biography about Lacan I read Kojève had an epiphany as a young man about the synthesis of the Orient and the Occident; man, in the Metaphysical Note about Extreme Metal I wanted to show how „Western“ and „Eastern“ metaphysics can be trangressed into a holistic practice and teach you the (metapyhsics of the) overman. Good I still have not written it, due to a permanent mixture of intellectual overarousal and (apparent) practical laziness, maybe I again postpone it for good. Apart from that it appeared to me today in the morning I have to read Pirsig´s Lila and Norbert Wiener´s autobiography since both contain information about WJ Sidis as alongside I made the plan to write a note about the Transbodhidharma. That will feel good.


Philip Hautmann Apart from that it just appeared to me there needs to be written a note about (comparing) John von Neumann and Kurt Gödel.


Update about Notes

„I am with anything I need to develop before I die in delay and I am bad at moving forward“ – Jacques Lacan, 1966


Lol I am rereading Roudinesco´s bio about Lacan since, as I mentioned some days ago, I want to write several notes about him and others and psychoanalysis in general. Yesterday I borrowed Spengler´s „Decline of the West“ from my Dad to reread it as well and to write a note about Oswald Spengler and Ibn Chaldun and, sometime later, maybe also about Toynbee and Braudel and reflections about the course of history in general. After I have finished Homer I wanted to write a note about Homer and Lautreamont but it occured to me today in the morning that this would require rereading Nietzsche´s „The Birth of Tragey“ since it´s about juxtaposing the Apollonian and the Dionysian writer (at least at current state of reflection). Some minutes later it occured to me that I want to write a „Note about Emanuel Lasker, Chess, and Shit“ (respectively about what the ancient Greek called metis). There are now 15 or so notes written in my head at the moment and number obviously keeps growing; ahhhh that´s the hyperbola that lies within the mind, that IS the mind. This should lead to great glory fuck yeah.


Spiritual Update

Some, including Goethe and Schopenhauer, say that the work of the high genius is „practically“ useless; I just finished a biography about A.N.; lol a considerable number of those highly gifted people and artists portrayed in there do not seem particularly likeable, who the fuck do they think they are?; given the scope of their intellects their personalities are stupid as hell; I guess if humanity could clearly see through how they really are (fortunately they are protected by the veil of the Maya) they would sink into self-loathing and maybe cease to reproduce; and so that is why (apart from the veil of the Maya) you need the example and the imago of the Buddha, the Christ, that is to say it is actually the omega genius ( = fully realized human potential), who mirrors life for everyone, who has the most important function of all and is the keeper of life. Mediate about that.