Retelling the Tale



As the tale is retold it changes in the retelling:

In a dream-vision the dreamer asks

of Demosthenes the same question

as in the former yet, this time, the

answer differs (however slightly):

“No, the fact of my genius did not

spring from the placement of the

pebbles in my mouth, rather, it arose

from the placement of the pebbles in

my mind.”




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New Wisdom




I once heard the voice of an old man evoke the name of a place where Two Suns would shine on polyethylene mountains, aluminum forests and plastic seas. He maintained that he came upon it in a cardboard box the Law-maker (of whom he d id not further elucidate) delivered to his door. It  was written in an unfamiliar script, he said, which resembled runes.  I wish that I could pass that secret word to you now but at the time I lingered, too long, on a fool’s errand and when I returned I found it had been buried in the black grave of forgotten memories. My father attributes the whole affair to a confluence of historical forces but I much prefer the quirks of destiny.


9.22-23 (9:2) #156

Minutes to Autumn


The Ylianic Wars

The Ylianic Wars

Name Dates Leader Results Comments
Cycle One 2021-2073 Chopdji Eradication of the Eaters of Filth and Doers of Evil Many strange feet came through the gates of the world’
Via Negation 2101-2133 The First Being All weeping ceases Fear not.’
Cycle II 2172-2184 Iblis (a local Potentate) Discovery of a being whose existence is contradictary No one can escape fate.’
The Dialectic 2231-2247 The Divine Arranger Compilation of ‘Errores Philosophorum’ Everything imagined is possible.’
Cycle III 2253-2298 The Theodicy The discovery of the Fours Kinds of Intellect Once or twice history digresses; the task of logic is the weighing of truth!
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Subjective Reality


When Urukh proclaimed that, ‘Myths are but the outer realities of inner events,’ the descendants of Cush sentenced him to be crushed between two stones.

To save himself this inconvenience he first modified certain provisions of his statement effecting what he considered negligible changes.

When this failed to appease his accusers he introduced one new paradigm and then another and another still until, in effect, it was as if he had pronounced, “The words were never spoken.”

4.1 (II ) ( 18:2 )

Noble Savage


A person is placed in a cage. (It is for his own  good an only for a limited time, though this is unknown to him.) Time passes. He suffers a loss of appetite.  He believes his loved ones to have abandoned him.  He  soon comes to believe the cage to be the world and his condition the natural state. When the time comes for his release, he refuses to budge & thinks those insane who wish to remove him .



11.30-12.10 (10:14) #184

The Polymath



The Polymath

A Polymath who believes that dreams are nothing more than complex matrices of amino acids, becomes involved in their synthesis.

After much hesitation and many false starts (employing old concepts and new realities), he achieves his quintessential creation:


The image originally occupying a finite space, perhaps the size of a grain of sand, begins to expand indefinitely until it finally encompasses and supplants (or becomes one with) the Polymath’s corner of the world.

The Story of Ulugh Beg


A Little Known Fact About Mr. Beg

(An Excerpt from Children of the Mind)


An interpreter of dreams in a dreamless world, the old man was among the first the Unperson had known to be nebulized. Ulugh Beg by name, he claimed a fish had revealed to him a secret, a secret that would set the clouds and sky afire. There was little question that he would be nebulized. It was only a matter of timing.

The Unperson still kept an object Ulugh had presented to him as a child, in the days before parallel thinking, before people had become afraid of their own minds. That object would now be considered ‘non-parallel’ or ‘oblique’.

Numbering an oblique artifact among one’s possessions was to be considered at best, indiscreet. Having an object once possessed by one of the nebulized was a particular indiscretion. The Unperson was anything if not discreet. Nevertheless, he kept the oblique object hidden away upstairs in a drawer. The object seemed to exert an undue influence over the Unperson; he could never quite rid it from the deeper recesses of his consciousness, such as it was.

Steppingstone to the Stars

Steppingstone to the Stars, or How the Zero Was Discovered


In the backwaters of time, before Hammurabi compiled his Code or Akhenaton renounced the Ruling Lord of Thebes, in a region known for its heat and abundance of humankind, a man whose name perhaps will never be pronounced was working hard and long upon a treatise that had come to him from Mesopotamia.

The man was weary from long hours of concentration. The curious numeration of the Sumerians, cuneiform in construction, was

uncommonly hard to decipher; it had taken its toll. He put down his dustboard and repaired to the shade of a mustard tree for a short nap. Sleep came grudgingly; this was not unusual for an old man. Yet it was during this fitful sleep that he dreamt a dream.

In this dream he saw what no man had seen before. It appeared to him as the Eye of God. And this was possessed of a voice, in that it spoke to him:

“I am Nothingness. I can be united to something and only that something remains. I can be taken away in like manner. I am Void, yet, if something is multiplied or divided by Myself, only I shall remain.

In time, learned men will come to say that the Earth, itself, revolves upon Me. I am Emptiness. I will be worshipped as a secret symbol. My name will be whispered and uttered only in select company and darkened rooms.

I am Nothing, it is true, but I am also the steppingstone to the stars and the key to the secrets of the atom. I shall be called an Integer and described as Real. I am Rational. And, most importantly, I am Good.”

Upon awakening, the unknown Hindu set down his dustboard and drew upon it the Eye of God.

Thus did the Zero intrude itself upon the Universe.

Reblo’s Orthodoxy


Reblo’s Orthodoxy

It has been postulated that there exist certain worlds where it is actually dark at night.  Indeed!  The impossibility of such an absurdity is readily demonstrated.

It is well known that:  1) there are an infinite number of stars, 2) they are distributed equally throughout the Cosmos, 3) these all bear the same intrinsic brightness, and 4) the Universe is changeless.

What follows from these rather elementary assumptions is, of course, the fact that stars, which are twice as distant as any given star, produce one quarter of the light energy (photons) of that star,  yet since there is an equal distribution of these heavenly bodies there are four times as many of them in any given quadrant.

Therefore, the amount of light is always, everywhere & at all times.  the same.

Quod erat demonstratum.


Excerpted from Quantum Mechanics and Other Oddities Pressop: Annus MCLVIII, p.1434.


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