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|Thursday, October 12th, 2017|
|Monday, October 9th, 2017|
|Lest I Forget
Lest I forget to Post.
I am cross when i think about how Yassim can be called unAustralian by saying Lest we forget someone other than an ANZAC. She's not even as old as I am, I've been here longer. I believe that ANZAC Day sucks, but no one is going to even notice! what's with that?
Lest we Forget that many many other people have died, in vain, for no good reason.
Lest I forget that i had parents, and one of them wasn't born here.
Maybe if i say "Lest I Forget..." is that less offensive?
Lest I Forget what a koala looks like, I go out to look for them.
Lest I Forget that I don't want people to die for me, I can do that on my own thank you very much. I would rather have someone live for me.
Lest I Forget what an iceberg looks like, I go out to look for them.
Lest I forget that I want to build Peace in my heart before I can build peace in my country. Why won't someone build peace for me instead of killing other people for me? That's what I really want.
Lest I Forget that it's the biggest lie that I've ever been told, that the Government has my best interests at heart. What crap. We wouldn't have a two party system where my vote never counts for anything.
|Saturday, October 7th, 2017|
|Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017|
|The Red Book
The Red Book
I have discovered the Red Book
. Or maybe it discovered me.
The Red Book was written by Carl Gustave Jung
, the Swiss psychoanalyst. It stems from a technique he called Active Imagination
. He devised it to draw inspiration for living from his imagination, or his daydreams. Maybe he did it so that he was not "invaded by the contents of his unconscious". He commissioned himself a special journal that he painted his paintings into, and wrote into with calligraphy. This became the actual Red Book.
Carl's paintings, even though, he considered them of no artistic significance, are, in fact, paintings of the collective unconscious. They are full of colour, and lines of light. Carl painted the World's Egg, the Rainbow Serpent, the Leviathan, Ra's Barge, portals into other dimensions. The painting of the World's Egg is a painting of the World Tree with a magical portal or a star in it's branches, and monsters in it's roots in the Underworld. Tendrils and eyes that look like M.C. Escher
's lizards' eyes connect the Star in the Branches to the atmosphere of the world around the Egg. His paintings also remind me of how the Buddhist's draw the Thangkas
by meditating and imagining all the details and recalling these details repeatedly in their minds before they paint and draw them into the sand mandalas. Carl painted his Mandalas as emotional compasses. He painted mosaics. Was he fascinated with mosaics because he saw them, and they reminded him of his own imagination; or did he see them, and then his imagination was filled with mosaic? To me, it looks like his best efforts to paint exactly what he saw in his Imagination for someone who didn't believe he was an Artist.
Carl's imagery resonates through all of the art that I have ever known. His imagery is everywhere now, on the Internet, and on people's clothes, in maths, and movies. Have I seen his paintings in my dreams, or did he see mine in his dreams? They remind me of so many things. They are all in this book that I never knew existed.
The Red Book is also full of his stories and his adventures, as though his Imagination is like a fantasy world. He is always travelling somewhere, and meeting people. Fascinating people, monsters and archetypes. He painted them too. He recounts his conversations that he has with Death, the Devil, the Anchorite, Izdubur the Bull Man, for example. He can relate to all of them, as though they all are aspects of himself. In so doing, he integrates all those unwanted aspects of himself that lay hidden in his unconscious mind.
Carl mentions the Red Book in his autobiography, "Memories, Dreams, Reflections"
. He would lock himself in his office, at lunchtime, and in the evenings, and go into his Active Imagination. After doing this for three years, he taught it to his students, and his clients. He encouraged others paint what was in their unconscious. His experiments with Active Imagination, his adventures, and his paintings have had a great deal of influence over his development of pychoanalysis. All that he wrote about the Archetypes, the anima, and animus, come from his adventures with his Active Imagination.
When I was reading Carl's autobiography, I came across his references to his Red Book, and a curious phrase: "To play like a rite". Carl would build cities, towns, castles, towers, and cathedrals out of rocks, and then flood or destroy them in some way. He did this as a boy, and then later as a man, as he searched for a way back to the creativity that the boy had. This was the precursor, the birthing, of the Red Book.
"The overall theme of the [Red] book is how Jung regains his soul and overcomes the contemporary malaise of spiritual alienation." page 175, the Red Book.
If the Red Book has a message, it is that I can look through a window into myself, and my inside really is bigger than the outside.
Stay tuned. I think there might be a movie coming on.
|Solar Semi-diurnal Tide
Wow. I've never heard of this. The Solar Semi-diurnal Tide. And there's an atmospheric tide. But I'm not going to read about it now. But maybe a bit later before I do some more Remote Sensing. The question that I asked was about how long it takes between sunrise, and when I start to feel warmer. There is a temperature drop. It seems to take about an hour to feel warmer, but I wonder if it changes from winter to summer.
|Wednesday, July 19th, 2017|
|An Iceberg is born.
This has got some great pictures of the Behemoth.
One in particular is the most fractally. I want to track these down, and see what the image specialists have done to it. Sentinel data it seems.
SLSTR Sentinel-3A Behemoth birth evolution. Can't remember what SLSTR is.
Once again, I am surprised that in the 21st Century, I find out about this now, in my middle age. The Legend of a Female Pope.
Who knew!? Of course it's a legend. We couldn't possibly let that be real. But it is a good example of whether things are "true" or not. Maybe we've had a female Messiah too.
|Wednesday, July 12th, 2017|
|An Iceberg is Born!
Finally it has arrived, the third largest iceberg in the age of Satellite Imagery
. It is sad because there's less ice in Antarctica, but excited because there's so much to learn about the ice from the satellite imagery. I've been looking at satellite imagery for the last year and a half. I think remote sensing is amazing, and I love looking at the pictures. Always surprised by what I see, and what it means. I have been following Midas Online
More News of the Giant Iceberg
from the BBC.
Stay tuned. We will keep you posted.
|Tuesday, June 27th, 2017|
|Women who regret having children
There is a whole book about Women who regret having children, and this is an article
about the book, and the women. Just remember as you go about your day, that there are lots of things that we keep bottled up inside. Not necessarily healthy for anyone. So give your neighbour a chance to make a mistake once in a while.
|Friday, June 2nd, 2017|
|Biggest Iceberg Ever!
I'm getting the popcorn ready. The break off of the colossal Larsen C ice shelf into the biggest iceberg ever, of 5,000 km^2, could happen in the next week!
|Thursday, May 25th, 2017|
|Tuesday, May 9th, 2017|
|Melbourne Weeping Festival
This is a cartoon by Michael Leunig
. I saw one similar by him, in a book, in 1999, and I've been looking for it ever since. This one will have to do. :D
It was a foreshadowing of when I went to a weeping festival. It wasn't in Melbourne, but there was a lot of crying. I have thought for some time now, that there should be a Crying Festival for ANZAC Day. Oh well. I'm not dead yet.
Good on you, Michael. You are truly special.
|Saturday, May 6th, 2017|
|Nearly Wild Camping
I went on a field trip yesterday. We went to a forest. As I'm looking at it, looking further in, into the darkness, this phrase floated into my head, "wild camping". I don't know where it came from. I don't remember any conversation about wild camping. Certainly not any time recently. Who knew that it's really a thing? But Mr Google tells me that other people are looking for "wild camping" places.
AndNearly Wild Camping
It kind of makes me laugh to think that if I took a lot of people that I know "wild camping", they would probably die. :D
|Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017|
|job for a glaciologist
Normally I wouldn't bother marking this. But I can't remember if I've ever seen a job for an actual glaciologist
listed at the Australian Antarctic Division. But now that I started looking, and I can't find it in five minutes, I have to come back to this.
Looking for the mystery program mentioned in the job listing.
AAD program Antarctica and the Global System (AGS)
Because if I was going to apply for this job, that would be the next thing that I would do. Look for the information about the program, and it's research. Etc. Maybe even ring them and tell them that I can't find their mystery program. Secret knowledge. If I don't already know, I'm not meant to know.
Adrian uses Sentinel-1 data to monitor Larsen C
ice shelf. I want to check if those melt ponds are actually that blue, or have they been artificially coloured to the colour of the aerial photography because I have never seen them look like that in the Sentinel data. Or on Greenland. Or anywhere really in the satellite imagery that i've looked at.
|Monday, May 1st, 2017|
|The stubbornest little snow patch in Australia
I suppose that this is how glaciers begin. There's one little snowpatch that managed to remain through the summer like this one, this one snowpatch
, on the walking trail from Thredbo to Mt Kosciuscko.
Then there's some kind of freak April snow storm that tops it up with snow before the main snow fall for the winter, which is June. Since the ski season starts in the first week of June, there's been a few weeks of snow to build up the piste. Maybe May is when they can usually expect there to be snow. But once that little snowpatch remains through a summer, then it's got a head start for turning into a glacier, in a few hundred years. Maybe.
I might try and find the link to the local source. Seems to be Thredbo website
|Posting issues with Livejournal.
Hm, so maybe this is going to be an issue for other LiveJournal users.
I have some communities hanging off me. And if I am logging into my GMail account at the same time as my LJ account, LJ thinks that I want to post as my GMail account, but it is not actually a community, and it keeps saying "cannot post to this community". If i log out of GMail then I can post to LJ. Maybe this will post, and then I will know that i have to do some more troubleshooting. I would like LJ to work just like it did before.
So far, not quite.
|Saturday, April 29th, 2017|
|Climate variability: handy list of papers
I want to read through these papers, and look for an actual literature review that has been published. List of Papers
about climate variability that might actually be in a useful article. Not sure about the conclusion.
Hey Livejournal, it's good to have you back.