Charles Frode

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Frode invokes the orphic poets, Hart Crane, and—“my hand in yours”—Walt Whitman, speakers of The Word, the epic minstrel conductors into the literary intellectual od—Steinbeck, LeClezio, Cormac McCarthy. Once a Trappist monk who discovered himself living out Hesse’s archetype of Goldmund with his Narcissus, Frode has been a writer and public school teacher of the English word for 35 years. He married his Aztec princess, built two houses, plays alternative country and bluegrass guitar and uke, bakes bread, and helps tend his wife’s prolific garden. He has published two collections of his short stories—A Dream of India & Other Mystic Stories of Radiance and Darkness, and One Times One & Other Numinous Stories of Redemption and Loss. ...more

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Brilliant Green by Stefano Mancuso
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Chaos and Fractals by Heinz-Otto Peitgen
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Wow! Wanna understand chaos theory and fractals? Who doesn't? Seriously, this college level text is full of wonderfully succinct explanations about how life unfolds according (chaos) and the wonderful patterns or structures it leaves (fractals). ...more
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The Round and Other Cold Hard Facts by J.M.G. Le Clézio
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Wonderful short stories in English, most about disenfranchised young people. His favorite color, blue, shows up a lot in these stories. My favorites are "The Round," and "Anne's Game" and its shifts in level of reality and time. Get a hint of Le ...more
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C.G. Jung
“A dream is nothing but a lucky idea that comes to us from the dark, all-unifying world of the psyche. What would be more natural, when we have lost ourselves amid the endless particulars and isolated details of the world's surface, than to knock at the door of dreams and inquire of them the bearings which would bring us closer to the basic facts of human existence?”
Carl Jung

“This is the essence of mixing. Expressed informally, ‘mixing is if we can get everywhere from anywhere’.”
Peitgen Jürgens Saupe

Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
“...where there is One, that One is me; where there are many, all are me; they see my face everywhere.
The Bhagavad Gita”
The Bhagavad Gita

Frank Herbert
“the most precious substance in the universe is the spice Melange…The spice extends life… expands consciousness… gives them the ability to fold space…that is, travel to any part of the universe without moving.”
Frank Herbert
tags: dune, spice

Richard P. Feynman
“When sunlight, which contains red, yellow, green, and blue light, shines on a mud puddle with oil on it, the areas that strongly reflect each of those colors overlap and produce all kinds of combinations which our eyes see as different colors...This phenomenon of colors produced by the partial reflection of white light by two surfaces is called iridescence, and can be found in many places...the more you see how strangely Nature behaves, the harder it is to make a model that explains how even the simplest phenomena actually work.”
Richard Feynmann

133899 The Hesse Readers Club — 33 members — last activity Sep 18, 2016 10:48AM
This Bay Area based book club will focus on the fictional pieces of German author Hermann Hesse. Made famous by works such as Siddhartha, Steppenwolf, ...more
117992 German Literature — 62 members — last activity Sep 27, 2014 10:01AM
A group to recommend new writers and to talk about Goethe, Schiller, Kant, Maria Remarque, Hermann Hesse and so on.



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