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Man and Mu
The Cradle Of Becoming And Unbecoming : Desiderata For Human Science
Limited Edition of 1,000 Imprints
by Stacey B. Day
About the Book
The writer presents a mosaic integration of scientific and philosophical papers that have long characterized his work. The storms of campus life, especially during the Viet Nam era; the increasingly obtuse LYING in society, at all levels; the apparent insensitiveness in handling peoples; the increase in violence and inappropriate machine technology, and the moral and ethical problems increasing in contemporaneous societies have been the driving forces originating his spirit of inquiry. There is a clear effort to reconcile and integrate teachings of orthodox Western religious thought in harmony with the fundamental discipline which underlies the ethics and moral obligations of life in the East. For him the phrase "cultural exchange" is more than mere salon like association. Individuals from different races discern the reflected illumination of other cultures within their own Self-Being. Such reflected light is integrated forming a new WHOLENESS and shines forth in an understanding of true worth. It is in this way that international persons should behave, he believes.
CHAPTER I; I am aware that the title MAN AND MU of this collection of musings is an allegory rather than description of a philosophic discussion. In fact the title is a catachrestical metaphor for reflections long on mind and only lately difficultly put forth. Given to contemplation I do not doubt that such images as I raise derive in part from many years of life spent in company of men devoted to the accumulation of verifiable knowledge. Some of these scientists I admired deeply and some were like bubbles sinking into the water of their deluge, floating up and down awhile, then to disappear. Some too I found who sought understanding of Jeremy Taylor's divine "extraordinaries of God" who once found is apt "to supply the defect of all natural and human possibilities", and others I saw who despised the role of Providence and the communion of saints.
The notes to the philosophical papers are cogent and amplify the writer's discussions. Chapter 5 might be a good examplar. Notes include Legend of the Lakota Sioux, South Dakota; Meister Eckhart (ca 1260 - 1327); Carl Jung; Discussion of the term DUALISM from Thomas Hyde's RELIGIONIS VETERUM PERSARUM (cap 9. p 164); The Alexandrian Church. Every Paper is similarly supplied with notes for pedagogic discussion. Illustrations include VYSEHRADSKY KODEX, Eleventh Century Miniature from Vysehrad, site of the original Czech Kingdom of the Premysyls); Kundalini Shakti (Seven Headed Serpent Power) from Udipi, India; several reproductions of works of Frantisek Bilek (1872-1914) notably The Christus - Studie ke Kristu; "The Blind Ones"; the Christ Figure from St. Nicholas Church, Staromestske Namesti, Prague; Mount Fuji (Photographed from above). Front cover shows the Japanese ink brush calligraphic for MU.
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