The Tree


A neural network for mental orientation in ‘space, time, and person’, is now fairly well established in humans and includes widespread regions in the frontal, patietal, and temporal cortices. The network overlaps extensively with what has been termed the ‘default mode network’, which is active in ‘mind wandering’- spontaneous internal activity unrelated to the concerns of the moment.


M.C. Corballis, Language Evolution: A Changing Perspective

Dog Star

At Times I believe that my feet have been set upon a road which I shall go on following, and that slowly the centre of my being will shift over from the world of the day, from the domain of organizing and regulating universal powers, into the world of imagination… with the coming of dusk, with the lighting of the first star and the first candle.

Isak Dinesen Shadows on the Grass


P.W. Wiessner, Embers of Society: Firelight talk among the Ju/’ hoansi Bushmen

Home Becomes Indistinct When I Walk

Last post I think. This is a site for note talking rather than reading, and I have a lot of notes to take. Does not seem the place to do it.

Leave with an image not even half formed and a thought I can’t work properly into words for a title.

End at the start of it all.

Not sure if that means I will write more formaly and fully somewhere else or I just don’t need to use words in the same way.

I was trying to get a wider shot of the woods, my sight was really limited and constricted. The wood was filled with birds. Noise and movement made me less dependant on sight to see the extent of it and reach its edges.

non erit nisi in animo (Places That Exist Only In Mind)

Mirror Language

“any ymage of or figure in a mans ymagynation”

“If that her breath will mist or stain the stone (looking glass)/ Why then she lives”

Looking at Laban in terms of older philosophical theories looks straight forward in terms of a plan.

I can’t get it out of my mind to book a holiday in another subject that does not seem to be an easy fit in anything other than my mind.

Principum specula, a self help genre known as the mirror of princes.

When I look at past/ present issues in history I generally translate from my understanding of the retrospective nature of medieval historical documents. I suppose as with Laban it focuses my mind on my educational past. It seems a strech to far, so keep it at the back of my mind and throw in the wider subject as a wild card.

See what it does and if it survives still breathing at the end. Start here.

N.M. Frelick, The Mirror in Medieval and Early Modern Culture.

I think I have a new subject, (Things To Do While Waiting For A Number 27 Bus) a means of exploring it  and a two pencil solution.

Not attempting to work out but wondering if this will prove to be the methodological basis for a future return to wild men and man like apes.


C.H. Carmam, J.S. Hendrix, Renaissance Theories of Vision

Eriugena (All Things Find Their Place In Art)

Aliud est enim quod continet er aliud contintetur

What contains is contained

Corpra continentur locis suis; aliud igtur est corpus et aliud lucus

Bodies are contianed in their places, therefore place is not a body( body belongs in the category of quantity, whereas definition is that of place)

Locus omnis quia diffinitio est

Place is definition

Si enim diffinitio omnis in disciplina est et omnis disciplina in animo nexessario locus omnis, quia diffinitio est, non alibi nisi in animo ert

Definition exists in art and every art in mind

non erit nisi in animo

Place exists only in mind


Dermot Moran, Idealisim in Medieval Philosophy: The Case of Johannes Scottus Eriugena