Jan Cox Talk 1393

That Said of the Body Can Metaphorically Be Said of the Mind

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Summary = See below
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News Item Gallery = jcap 95011-1393
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Key Words = metaphor ; metaphorically ; literal; mystic
Rating = FAV

Summary

#1393 – 1/30/95:
Notes by TK

Humor is the ordinary man’s attempt to think metaphorically (i.e., meaning other than the literal). The mystic has parallel-to-literal line of metaphorical thought, approaching the symbolic. Metaphor as protection from entanglement in literal thought.


The News

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How UNNOTED LOCAL CONDITIONS
WORK ON MAN’S MENTAL POSITIONS —
…(NOT TOTALLY UNLIKE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A FARMER’S HANDS, AND A CHICKEN’S NECK):
BEFORE YOU CAN TAKE THE MYTHICAL LITERALLY, YOU MUST BE ABLE TO TAKE THE LITERAL. MYTHICALLY.
(FOR ANY OF YOU STILL CONCERNED OVER THE POSSIBILITY OF LIFE BEING IN DANGER FROM MAN’S RUNNING AN UNBRIDLED A MUCK,
CONSIDER THE THOUSANDS OF YEARS HE’LL STAY ENTANGLED
JUST TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THE ABOVE.)
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ACCORDING TO ONE LEGEND,
THE VERY FIRST THING LIFE DID AFTER MAN LEARNED TO SPEAK WAS: KNOCK HIS TEETH OUT.
,..,(AND – YES! —
YOU’RE WITHIN ACCEPTABLE PERIMETERS TO CONSIDER THE POSSIBILITY OF, ‘TEETH’ AS ALLEGORY.)”
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THERE WAS ONCE A MYSTICAL EXPLORER,
WHO GATHERED ALL THE KNOWN MAPS OF
ALL THE UNKNOWN WORLDS,
AND FOR MANY YEARS, GAVE! THEM. CAREFUL STUDY.
HE THEN LAID THEM ASIDE,.
AND IN HIS OWN MIND
PLOTTED THE POSSIBLE WAYS,
UNTIL TOO — ABANDONING THESE.
AND SOME TIME AFTER THAT,
THE DAY CAME WHEN HE ACTUALLY SAILED AWAY, WITH NO FURTHER THOUGHT OR COMMENT, WHICH IS WHY,
ABOUT SUCH MEN,
SO LITTLE IS EVER HEARD.
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THERE WAS ONCE A MAN WHO DISCOVERED A SECRET,
AND DECIDED HE’D. TELL HIS BEST FRIENDS ABOUT IT,
BUT BY THE TIME HE GOT AROUND TO IT,
HE’D COME TO RECOGNIZE WHY THEY WERE HIS “BEST FRIENDS”,
AND REALIZED THAT SIMPLY “TELLING THEM” WAS NOT THE THING TO DO.
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THE PEOPLE OF THE VILLAGE GOT TOGETHER AND FINALLY STORMED THE HOME OF THE MAN WHO “SEEMED-TO-KNOW-TOO-MUCH”,
(OR LEASTWISE, KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON WITH LIFE),
BUT BEFORE THEY COULD EXTRACT WHATEVER PAINFUL PRICE THEY HAD IN MIND FOR HIM, HE STEPPED FROM HIS DOOR,
WITH AN ENVELOPE IN HIS HAND – SAYING:
“CONGRATULATIONS! — YOU MAY HAVE ALREADY WON A VALUABLE PRIZE
IN OUR SWEEPSTAKES!”
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How THE ORDINARY GOT ALL CONFUSED WITH NOTIONS OF: PAST LIVES, FUTURE LIVES, REINCARNATION & A SECRET LINE,OF MYSTICAL SUCCESSION
UNTIL LAO DIED — AND I MEAN, REALLY DIED! -BUDDHA COULDN’T SAY ANY THING.
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WHEN ROUTINE THINKERS WISH TO INCREASE THEIR REKNOWN FOR HUMILITY THEY’LL SAY: “WE STAND ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS,”

— MEANWHILE)
THOSE-ACTUALLY-UP-TO-SOMETHING
ARE THROWING THEIR BACK OUT
TRYING TO CLIMB UP ON THEIR OWN SHOULDERS,
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HUMOR: A SIMPLE MAN’S. METAPHOR,
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QUERY: IN THE”LAND-OF-NOTHING-BUT-FLEAS”, OF WHAT SIGNIFICANCE ARE
SHRINES TO THEIR KIND!?
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FINDING: IF YOU “CAN’T GET OUT OF HERE”!,
THEN NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE, “IN HERE”, IS OF ANY CONSEQUENCE! —
— MUCH LESS, OF INTEREST OR USE.
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HUMOR: IF YOU’RE SIMPLE, YOU JUS-T;GOTTA LOVE IT”!
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TALK: THE MOTHER OF ALL VICARIOUSNESS.
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STANDING BEFORE LIFE THE MAN SAID: “I AM HUMBLE ABOUT WHAT I KNOW.”, TO WHICH LIFE REPLIED: “AND WELL YOU SHOULD BE.”
MEANWHILE — LATER — THE MAN THOUGHT ABOUT THIS,
AND WAS NOT AS SURE IT WAS AS”COMPLIMENTARY AS HE HAD FIRST ASSUMED.
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CONVERSATION OVERHEARD AT THE CONVENTION
“HORMONES IN THE BODY CAN CERTAINLY MAKE IT BEHAVE MECHANICALLY & REPETITIVELY “YES, AND SAME FOR THINKING WHEN THEY’RE IN THE HEAD,”
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THE FIELD OF, NATURAL SCIENCE
NEVER REACHED ITS FULLEST POTENTIAL -DUE TO WHERE IT WAS HEADED.
— WITH THE ORDINARY,
WHEN “ENOUGH’S ENOUGH” — THEY’LL SAY SO!.
‘TIS ONLY THE MYTHICAL TRAVELERS’& THINKERS WHO’LL
PRESS ON LONG AFTER IT’S DARK AND ALL THE NORMAL COWS HAVE GONE BACK TO THE BARN.
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A FOOLISHNESS OF SUCH
SINGULAR,  STAGGERING MAGNITUDE AND IMPACT IN THE LIFE-0F MAN THAT IT NORMALLY PASSES UNNOTICED & UNNAMED
ONE MAN GIVING ANOTHER MAN ADVICE ON HOW HE SHOULD LIVE.
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THE VOICE OF THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY SAID: “THERE’RE GOING TO BE SOME TOUGH QUESTIONS ASKED, AND YOU’D BETTER HAVE SOME ANSWERS.”,
AND THE MAN REALIZED HE’D HEARD IT ALL BEFORE
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IT’S JUST LIKE IN HAVING A REALLY WEIRD, SUPERNATURAL EXPERIENCE: THOSE WHO HAVE, AND WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT, DO,
AND THOSE WHO HAVE AND DON’T, DON’T.
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A VIEWER WRITES: “I USED TO WRITE TO YOU ABOUT THINGS LIKE THAT, BUT I DON’T ANY MORE.
THANKS.”
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AND NOW FOR SOME: SMALL LIVESTOCK NEWS:
HOW CAN YOU TELL IF A PIG IS DEAD?
HE’LL BE REAL-L-L SERIOUS.
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FORGET THE REST!
IN THE BATTLE FOR CONSCIOUSNESS — THE BEST OFFENSE IS ORIGINALITY.
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ONE GUY WONDERED:
“WHAT’S THE WORST THING ABOUT THE SIMPLE!? THAT THEY’RE DUMB,
OR THAT THEY’RE DANGEROUS!?”
LATER,
IN RESPONSE TO HIS MUSING, HE REMINDED!’ HIMSELF:
“HEY, DON’T LOOK AT ME!”
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HERMIT: A MAN UNDER THE DELUSION THAT HE’S – OFF BY HIMSELF. MYSTIC: ONE WHO ACTUALLY KINDA IS,
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WHAT CONTINUES TO: ELUDE, CONFUSE AND CONFOUND THE ORDINARY IS THAT ANYTHING THAT CAN BE SAID ABOUT THE BODY
CAN ALSO METAPHORICALLY, BE SAID /ABOUT THE MIND.
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“ANDREW, CAN YOU EXPLAIN FOR THE CLASS THE MEANING OF THE MAXIM: ‘ACORNS DO NOT FALL FROM THE TREE FALL’?”
“YEAH, IT MEANS WE’RE ALL NUTS.”
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THE 4 LEVELS: LIFE, LOCAL CONDITIONS, THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY, AND YOU.
THESE REPEAT THEMSELVES OVER AND OVER AGAIN,
BOTH UP AND DOWN, AND FROM THE LARGER TO THE SMALLER,
“ALL ABOARD! — WHETHER YOU WANT TO BE ON BOARD OR NOT.”
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THOUGH NORMALLY KEPT UNDER WRAPS,
I WILL TELL YOU THIS MUCH:
OF ALL THE WONDROUS THINGS THE ENLIGHTENED MAY KNOW, AT LEAST ONE OF THEM IS: KNOWING WHERE HE IS.
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IS NOT THE ENJOYMENT OF ALL ART, VICARIOUS!? UNLESS YOU’RE THE ARTIST!?
“HERE’S WHAT WE DO!”, EXCLAIMED AN EXCITED YOUNG” WOULD-BE MYSTIC,
“LET’S KILL ALL OF THE OLDER ONES WHO’VE DESCRIBED HOW TO REACH THE STATE.”, BUT ‘TIS NOT NECESSARY! — NOT EVEN POSSIBLE:
SINCE ALL-WHO-KNOW, ARE ALWAYS LONG DEAD, BEFORE SUCH WORDS ARE, PUT IN THEIR MOUTH.
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No JUDGEMENT OR DETERMINATION IS OF VALUE TO THE FEW UNTIL THEY’VE WALKED A MILE IN THEIR SHOES.
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To THE REALLY COMMITTED THINKER, EVEN READING IS DAMN-NEAR PLAGIARISM.
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VERBAL BADMINTON
“ONLY THE STUPID OFFER ADVICE.”
“WAIT — LET ME GUESS: ‘AND ONLY IDIOTS ACCEPT IT, RIGHT!?”
200 – LOVE
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“ATTENTION!, ALL TRAVELERS! — YOU HAVE A CHOICE:
EITHER: EAT A MAP, OR — ACTUALLY,(“GO SOME WHERE”.
“DADDY, WHY WOULD ANYONE WHO KNOWS-WHAT’S-GOING-ON TELL A LIE LIKE THAT ABOUT EVERYONE-47 ‘HAVING A CHOICE’?!?”
“WELL SON, IF EVERYBODY’S NOT GONNA JUST STAND AROUND STARING AT THEIR FEET ‘TIL THE BUS COMES, THEY GOTTA TALK ABOUT SOMETHING, NOW DON’T THEY!?” AND AS HE PONDERED HIS OLD MAN’S WORDS,
IT STRUCK HIM THAT THEY’D BEEN THROUGH THIS BEFORE….MORE THAN ONCE …THEN SUDDENLY! –“LORD LOVE A GREYHOUND”! — IT HIT HIM EVEN STRONGER
EXACTLY WHAT IT IS THAT A MAP IS, AND THE PURPOSE THAT IT SERVES.
….(OR AT LEAST, SHOULD SERVE, REGARDING THE KNOWLEDGEABLE TRAVELER.)
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IF YOUR THINKING IS PREDICTABLE THEN’ THINKING – YOU’RE NOT.
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THE OLYMPIAN LIFE & PERSONAL EFFORT
FOR THE METAGNOSTIC ATHLETE)
THAT LIVED PHYSICALLY VICARIOUSLY IS NO GREAT LOSS -….(OTHER THAN MUSCLE TONE)) BUT DONE MENTALLY IS SUICIDAL.
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YOUR SEE,
THE UNDISCUSSABLE GAP BETWEEN THE MYSTIC AND EVERYONE ELSE IS THAT ORDINARY PEOPLE CAN BE MADE TO REALIZE HOW DUMB THEY ARE — AND) WILL ACCEPT IT — AND MYSTICS WON’T.
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How To SAVE THE EXPENSE OF A PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION To DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT You HAVE A “MENTAL DEFECT”.
THERE ARE THREE BASIC METHODS: TAKE YOUR PULSE TO SEE IF YOU’RE ALIVE’ LOOK IN A MIRROR, OR,
LISTEN TO YOURSELF THINK.
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OKAY – WHEW! ….AFTER THAT, I GUESS IT’S TIME TO KINDA “LIGHTEN THE MOOD” ABIT SO HERE’S ONE FOR YOU
How To DETERMINE IF YOU HAVE A “DRUG PROBLEM”:
THIS ONE ENTAILS JUST ONE QUESTION TO ASK YOURSELF:
Do YOU HAVE A PROBLEM GETTING DRUGS!?
..,(OF COURSE THIS IS ALL IRRELEVANT TO THOSE OF YOU NOW MANUFACTURING YOUR OWN NEURAL DRUGS, “AT HOME”, ISO TO SPEAK].)
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QUESTION:
IF ORIGINALITY IS THE SOLUTION, THEN WHAT ARE THE IMPEDIMENTS TO ACHIEVING SAME’.
POTENTIALLY CORRECT ANSWERS: PREDICTABILITY, CONSISTENCY AND MECHANICALNESS.
“PROFESSOR — IS THIS A NEW DISCOVERY?”
“You WILL HAVE TO TELL ME HOW YOU DEFINE THE TERM, ‘NEW.”
“WELL I DON’T BELIEVE I USE IT ANY DIFFERENTLY THAN EVERYONE ELSE,”
“THEN YOU WILL HAVE TO TELL ME EXACTLY WHAT YOU INTEND BY THE WORD, ‘F.”
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THE NOTION THAT USEFUL NOURISHMENT FOR GEESE WAS THE SAME AS THAT FOR GANDERS WAS A LITERAL MISAPPLICATION OF THE MYSTIC’S MYTHICAL UNDERSTANDING OF HOW CHOW FOR THE INFANTRYMEN WAS NOT TO BE SERVED TO THE GENERALS,
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THE VOICE-OVER INTONED: “TUNE IN NEXT TIME WHEN A MYSTERIOUS ILLNESS TURNS DEADLY AND THE MAN MUSED: “YEAH, LIFE.”
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WHEN THE DUMB DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY NEXT) THEY TEND TO WANT TO FIGHT.
Go AHEAD! — ASK ME THE QUESTION OF WHETHER OR NOT THIS INSIGHT COULDN’T BE OF PRACTICAL USE
IN THE RECONNOITERING OF ONE’S OWN
INTERNAL TWO-PARTY CONFLICTS,
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EVERYONE WANTS TO “PROVE THAT THEY’RE RIGHT” —
— EXCEPT THOSE WHO KNOW THEY ARE,
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PRIMITIVE LOYALTIES & THE INTERESTS OF THE AMBITIOUS
THE SWEARING OF ALLEGIANCE, SECRETS A MISFEASANCE,
IN HOW – ON THE PREDICTABLE -AN HONOR IT BESTOWS.
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THE WEAK MAKE FUN OF THE WEAK,
THE WEAK MAKE FUN OF THE STRONG —
SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW!?.
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THE QUESTION OF THE DAY:
WHAT IN THE MENTAL LIFE OF MAN IS NOT A FORM OF VICARIOUSNESS? — ORIGINALITY!, THAT’S ALL,
THAT’S ALL-&-ALL,:
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“REMEMBER”,
REMINDED THE COMMANDANT OF THE NAVAL ACADEMY,
“THERE IS A ‘VIEW’ FROM WHICH
EVERYTHING LOOKS LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE.”,
AND A YOUNG SAILOR ASKED: “WHAT DO YOU CALL THIS VIEW?”, “GREAT.”, HE REPLIED, “A TRULY GREAT VIEW.”
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ONE MAN’S CONCLUSIVE TAKE ON HUMAN SPEECH:.
“ALL WORDS ARE HOLLOW, IMPOTENT AND IRRELEVANT -EXCEPT FOR THREE: ‘READY – AIM – FIRE’!”
..,,OF COURSE THEN FOLLOWED BY A REALLY GREAT ORIGINAL VIEW.
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