Saturday, 26 January 2008
a note on 19th century poets, the daemon, and the bohmian imax
Just was thinking back over some of my favorite poets of the 19th century, and their poems: Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allen Poe, Nietzsche (the philosopher/poet). I am struck by how, when writing of their sensibilities, they all made references to not only the classical sense of the daemon, but to things which seem to anticipate that this daemon might be linked, in the future, to the realms of science (and Anthony has created- and is, in a sense - this link). Examples: when Nietzsche speaks "from high mountains", of the peak of the future (as Karl says, the "Peake"), and of "one becoming two" in the great future (eidolon/daemon dyad); when Poe speaks of his reveries about a future knowledge, sent by "a daemon in my view", and that "all we see or seem is but a dream within a dream" (Bohmian IMAX); when Dickinson speaks of the human brain as containing the wider skies, as well as ourselves and all the images therein, and that the brain is "the weight of God" and differs only from Him "as syllable to sound":-- all of these ideas seem to resonate with Bohm's implicate order, the eidolon/daemon dyad, the recurrence and consciousness thereof. . . In short, all that Anthony has crafted together. . . I had even thought of presenting this idea before the philosophical society in the future. Perhaps one has to be steeped in the poems as I am before they resonate and reverberate so stunningly. . .
Posted by SM Kovalinsky at 17:04