Thursday, January 7, 2010

Driving on Ice

There is an inherent inconsistency in writing about a man whose
technique to point people beyond the horizon of the obvious, was
original thought, a man who said, don't think the same thought twice.
He called the techniques, for reasons which might be clear if you
followed the above, various names, of which neuralizing is one.
The group of students to whom he spoke (those whom he allowed to
attend) presented a variety of names to the public aspect of his
activities, as one means to explore the dimensions such cerebral
discipline illuminated. We were Evoteck, The Future Now, and many
other titles. But how can such details be recalled without using
words that we learned from others in our early years, words we did not
invent, for who then could understand anything one said? And how can
one write about ideas some one else spoke? To glimpse these questions
is to have some grasp on a major technique used by the radical mystic
Jan Cox.
How to explain his ideas without violating his basic message, is a
question that must stay in the forefront.
It is even possible the dilemma I am bringing up is not the worst
trouble you can get in when struggling to apply his directions.
All this came to mind recently when I pondered how to mention a
wonderful quote from someone who died many centuries ago.
(120 AD). The author of Parallel Lives,: Plutarch.

"The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled."

Am I going to end this post with some kind of resolution? Just
this--Jan said to us one icy night: To drive on ice do one of two
things----drive very slow, or drive VERY fast.

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