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. . .

3 comments:

Jesamyn said...

Oh, eeek Susan Marie, I am in awe once again of the knowledge which I must cram in to my head after my lengthy lazy lapse... at school I was always pages ahead drinking in the wonderful words while fellow classmates stumblingly read aloud!!! I also vividly remember thinking when I was about 5 "Oh I cannot wait to be a baby again and start anew" and also saying to my mother "What if it was only I who is real and not everyone else" to which she made some remark "OH what an Ego!!" or some such, but reading Anthony Peake's book and reading your insightful comments.. makes me think "HAH!!! I was right after all!!!" and whether the poets took opium , hemlock or were just naturally brilliant, they opened Portals to a different and perhaps the "REAL" world.... which do truly resonate and reverberate in the Intelligent and Perceptive mind...... thank you once again... Highest Regards as ever, Jesamyn .

susan marie said...

Jesamyn; Thanks as always for your comments and kind words. I finf your experiences at age 5 to be wholly relevant. You need not worry about cramming in any learning; you are plenty "caught up" in my opinion. . .

Anthony Peake said...

Susan Marie,

I have been long interested in the poetry of Emily Dickinson but I have never really got round to looking at it in any detail. I remember first coming across her work in a wonderful episode of the TV series 'Thirty Something' back in the early 1990's (A much missed programme in my opinion). As I recall the whole episode featured her work in one way or another.