Sort of finished with the wild man. Which is weird.
Looking for excuses not to do anything with it, so I thought I would start on another subject. Star jelly.
I started looking at a range of things, wild men/ man like apes, will o the wisps, star jelly, second sight and frogs.
Just because, and….. thing.
No relationship between them.
Star jelly I have not been able to link the the other subjects. Although it took ten minutes to relate it to second sight last night, so sort of got a hit.
Going to have to start writing and actual start to think about what I am doing.
May close the blog and start another one if it proves to become a habit.
Start with Star Jelly, only discovered this aspect, it should look somewhat more alluring than my normal notes, but still a work in progress.
Its somewhat academical anti-social at the moment, constructed from primary sources. Really ignorant of the contemporary arguments here
Draft it from source. Then re- draft later, if indeed I want to go that far.
Look at star jelly, not as a mythical or mis- observed substance.
Instead look at it as a mind altering substance.
Was star jelly going to power the machines and devices of the future?
What would these devices look like? What would they do?
Got this subject tangled up with spinning and frogs and second sight. Spinning I can sort of get away with, time and motion thing.
The frog, its a mind altering substance and object of terror or miracle.
But then with things such as these what objects can not hold that inflection?
Second sight in the late 17th century, its becoming entangled with other things in a way I did not expect.
Lot to do here.
Also got a problem with generalization, dealing with ‘old wives tales,’ ‘small minds’, ‘failed ideas’ and a future that never was.
If they feature in the historical record, its often more than not as a form of pejorative history.