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September 4- Learn how to wiki:



Prepare for Liftoff:






September 6 -


Please read the Book of Genesis in full. Choose any translation you like, and compare at least one phrase or sentence between two different translations, and discuss. How doe the notion of a begining at play in Genesis compare with that of John 1:1? For September 18: Wikify and remix a section of Genesis and explain your choice and changes.



September 11


Please download and read through The Discourses of Rumi. Be prepared to discuss the introduction and the first five discourses. Choose one of the remaining discourses as your responsibility for next class and wiki post.



September 13


Choose one of the remaining discourses and post in response to it as well as the class of September 11. Be sure to link to at least one other student response as part of your posting.


September 18





September 20 The Heart Sutra; Introduction to Sacred Texts.com

Choose your text and find your place on the calendar!

I may have found a good website - beliefnet.com!!


September 25 -Shouldn't today be Word Authority more habit forming than heroin? --happygirl

What does "shouldn't" mean here? [Nothing is True, Everything is Permitted Love, and Do What Thou WIlt!


Intro Sacred Texts - post your choice of text and your rationale by October 4



September 27


Word Authority more habit forming than Heroin. ( Burroughs scan soon to be distributed on wiki)

The Heart Sutra

October 2


" How to become a Content Provider: Sacred is the Medium is the Message"


"I Dreamed I was in a Story: Narrative Embeddedness"

"You are Hereby Skaldic!"

Matthew Wiki Prompt: What is the [http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=10618 literal truth of a parable]? http://www.amazon.com/Translating-Truth-Essentially-Literal-Translation/dp/1581347553


October 4 [Autobiography of a Yogi, Yogananda


"Consider Yourself a Member of the Class of People Who Understand the Word "Skaldic"" ( Mystery Cult Initiation)


"Multimedia Spiritual autobiography as Sacred Practice of Metaprogramming?" ( Learning to gimp?)


"More or less Literal" Categories are your friends, Continua your lovers"


"On Faith and its sublime reversal"


"Bodhi Svaha!"


Metaprogramming the Void: Word Authority more habit forming than heroin


October 9 [The Shiva Sutras;http://www.beezone.com/SivaSutras/sivasutras.htm] and contemporary commentary; Shiva Sutras; performativity of self. The self and the Self


Autobiography of a Yogi, Yogananda -


An honest to g*dness wiki quiz, Graded! - Realityor is thinking all composing should be collective, wikiposts, sacred texts, quiz answers...slicedbread agrees. "Yeah, What slicedbread sez!" - mobius


October 11

Egyptian attempt at monotheism: the sacred in the hands of a fanatic king - London Bridge


October 16 Valis, Philip K. Dick. Pseudonymous Autobiography as Sacred Practice of Metaprogramming?-

WAIT! is this available somewhere? websters? please update here-ish, i'll check for it tomorrow far enough in time before class that i could at least get a copy before we start. thanks! -Unfinished



I and some others are having some problems with the above link. I tried to open the file as a pdf, but that didn't work. The file I got didn't have an extension on it so I don't know what kind of file it is. Any tips on making it work? Thanks -unfinished

Be sure to open the document with open office or microsoft word. It is a .doc document, which means it has to be opened with something that recognizes that file type. Adobe acrobat only recognizes .pdf files. - mobius



Autobiography of a Yogi, Yogananda


Everybody to the Wiki!


October 18 Valis [Anyone who has the book and wants to share, email pfd104@psu.edu. I'll split the cost.]


October 23 Mobius reads from Yogananda; A discussion of proposals


Autobiography of a Yogi, Yogananda


October 25 No class - Wiki!



October 30

Foreward to the I Ching, Carl Jung

Buddha, Dharma ,Sangha: Ethos, Logos, Pathos


I Ching as Model of Interactive Inscription ( Metaprogramming)

Wiki as Model of Collaborative Interactive Inscription. What can be collaborated on that could not before?

A Community of Attention is a Community of Attendance: The Rules From Now On...


November 1 - Please check out Ceridwen's entry from 10/31/2007 titled "Aleister Crowley". It will be a guide to tomorrow's discussion.


happygirl -will explore some aspect of --Devil Worship in France--. Although the title has tons of sex appeal, this is actually AE Waite's debunking of -


[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Léo_Taxil|Leo Taxil]'s assault upon the freemasons. Waite provides evidence that Taxil's claims are untrue... Don't bother looking that stuff up, but I will have some better stuff up soon!


November 6--Echan would like to discuss Allen Ginsberg's Wichita Vortex Sutra. Find a complete I will find parts of the text I want to look at, but please find an interesting moment in the poem that made you have some reaction, and bring it with you.


slicedbread will discuss the theory that Jesus trekked throughout the Himalayas and studied with Yogis after he was nailed to the cross, was buried in Kashmir, and the implications that this has on religion. You don't have to read anything before class- I'm trying to find a text online, if I do I will bring it to class.


November 8 - Realityor's tour on http://www.sacred-texts.com/tao/sbe40/index.htm">chuang-tzu - (the link doesn't seem to be working no matter what I do. Go to sacredtexts, click on taoism, then click on volume 40). Read 3 of Books XVIII-XXIV.

Realityor, I think you're making a mistake with the linking mechanism. When you highlight text and clik the link button, the initial settings are to link to a wiki page, so you have to change it - where it says "link type" change it from "Wiki page" to "url". "Protocol" means the opening sequence of the address...generally going to be "http://". Then you paste the link and presto! chuang-tzu ! -Ceridwen


happygirl will present on the book of Ruth. http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/kjv/rut.htm">King James Version (from Sacred-texts.org) http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ruth+1+;&version=47;">ESV (English Standard Version) (A more easily comprehendable version) Please skim it. It's pretty short. All that's needed is a basic understanding of the plot and characters. Thanks!


November 13 - Patanjali, Yoga Sutras, The History of The Devil and The Idea of Evil -Koral


The Church of Scientology - AtomicAtom (AtomicAtom's still researchin' Scientology, yo!)


November 15- Proteus would like to present The Gospel of Truth by Valentinus of Alexandria, which is sadly not on the sacred-texts website, but should be


Exploring the dreamtime tales of Australia's Eulayhi people. Browse the text, pick a favorite story/theme/anything. Tomorrow's discussion will touch on the role of Bahloo (the moon), and on the Aborigines' relationship with animals. One of my favorite stories is that of Dinewan the Emu, and Goomblegubbon the Bustard, which explains the completely ridiculous nature of one of my favorite Australian animals. However, feel free to browse through everything and see what you come up with. For further reading and some background on the Eulayhi, check out K. Langloh Parker's ethnography. - zee_deveel


November 20



November 22 - Thanksgiving - Make it Sacred!


November 27


GoNZO talks on New Thought Movement



November 29 - Buster Friendly will discuss the Chapter 1 of the Bhagavad Gita.


Echan would really like to discuss Rinzai Zen and the Book of Rinzai here.



December 4 - Unfinished would like to talk about Chapter 3 of the Bhagavad-Gita.


Telescopicshot will discuss the "Lost Continent of Atlantis" and Plato's Critias--please read Critias in full and come to class prepared to voice your opinion on the text.

Note: It's imperative that you read the text because I will NOT provide copies in class. To read it, follow this link:http://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/plato/critias.htm



December 6 -

Rabbit says: Read as much or as little (Preferrably through the beginning of the "Piracy" section) as you want of Free Culture by Lawrence Lessig and come ready to discuss intellectual property and your opinions on whether or not current restrictions are truly "sacred."


PaperDove will discuss Aradia, The Gospel of the Witches 


December 11 if there are any days left- Ladies and gentlemen please finish VALIS, if you haven't allready, and come prepared to share the best and not so best moments in the text. Toolbox will be leading some sort of discussion regarding the happenings of this semester and how we all have grown into better beings because of them. AbsoluteZero will discuss the notion of Zebrah as compared to Horselover Fat's experiences. Or will they...


AtomicAtom is ready to present The Church of Scientology! He'll go whenever there's time.


mobius discusses and interprets a Cosmogenesis resonant with VALIS; Thwe Horselover Fat Theory of Life


Sacred Texts.org


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