Conversation with listener Tim K on writing, language, ironism, the nature of evil, Christianity, the life force, and community life.
Part One: Crucial Fictions (0 – 32 mins)
The writing & speaking process, Sebastian Horsley’s sticky notes, precomposed speech, the Leo life as performance, the dandy as human billboard, identity-creation, Seen & Not Seen, the mechanics of speech, internalized the brother’s voices, writing with the body, philosophical pursuits, driven by a feeling of inauthenticity, the path of relentless self-doubt, writer-to-reader direct interface, where true voice comes from, Whitley Strieber, truth & language, a cry for help disguised as performance, crucial fictions, the stories we tell ourselves, what are we before the trauma?
Part Two: Truth Has No Temperature (32 mins – 1 hr 4 mins)
Secret knowledge, The Satanic Bible, occult language & trauma imprints, words as carrier-pacifiers, traumata as empowerment narrative, distress signals disguised as answers, sentences vs. vocabularies, the ironist, the contingency of language, nihilism and the abandonment of integrity, inversion and oppositional identity, language as disruptor, no temperature for life force, the mind as commentator at race track of life, economy & responsibility of language, writing as ineffective speech, the imaginary reader, let’s talk about evil, theodicy, on the fence with Satan.
Part Three: The Vocabulary of Religious Discourse (1 hr 4 mins – 1 hr 42 mins)
Entities & the literal-minded, Satan as eggregore, God’s plan, the nature of evil, the original flinch, Lucifer’s huff, original wound, A Wandering God, from nomads to sedentary, the origins of othering, transitional objects for children, graven images, Zen, Oshana, enlightenment, what does transmission look like, playing with ideas, naming the Tao, finding one who notices, switches the emphasis, a positive feedback loop, letting language be there, reading the ancients, back to irony, calling a spade a trowel, living with ambiguity, the bottomless trauma, the question who am I, your own best-kept secret.
Part Four: The Shocking Gulf Within (1 hr 42 mins – end)
Jay Dyer and Orthodoxy, Tim’s trajectory, community projects, thrift store, relating to community, the invisible community, a continuum of consciousness, bar vs. café in community, bees make honey what do humans make, rediscovering instinct, the beginnings of working together, clearing the slate via human acceptance, possessed by trauma, out there and in here, the shocking gulf within, colonized by culture, to write or not to write, more of a tactician, something to deliver, hell of academia.