Is a system a “thing”?

Perhaps in an approach of the social universe we can learn from Democritus and close our eyes to the actual configurations social “matter” presents to us families, factories, schools, nations, etc. Perhaps a mind not distracted by the gross facts in society will be able to discover the smallest living social unit, itself not further divisible, the social atom.

 

J.L. Moreno “Who Shall Survive?” p 291

Three Modes of Knowledge Development 

1. Personal writing

For me that was Evernote – now Obsidian

Obsidian suits because of linking and tags. And because I’m  not combining it with tasks, and because I’m  not using it to store reference material or bookmarks.  I’m  also learning to process my thoughts more fully.

2. Public writing

This blog has almost 30 years of my public note taking.  Psyberspace — my overgrown garden with indexes and categories.  For it to be public there must be readers, and this blog does have some, dear reader!

3. Collaborative Writing

Google Docs, there must be a better way!  Social Media done right?  Social Creation?  Comments on posts?  Relationships are always the hardest, the neglected…

Consider this however, that this post was stimulated by a whole movement of people engaged in PKM and theorising about it.  I’m  not just a lonely brooder.

The smell of ebooks

I love the smell of ebooks!  I collect them.  I highlight bits.  I pop bits into this blog. I have mostly Epub or Kindle versions.  I convert Kobi to epub  I find audio versions. All that is a form of sniffing!

Lately I have been delighted by Readwise.  They found all my highlights and let me review them a few every few days.  They also import them to Obsidian.  

Where they look like this:

 

The real treat is this: The Next Chapter of Readwise: Our Own Reading App

I’m on the list and I can’t wait!

If you like the smell of books you will get in the queue.

This post is one in the long tradition here of looking at the psyche in cyberspace, this Reader is a revolution in the psyche.

 

Donald Hamlet Wolfraim – Obituary

Donald Hamlet Ph.D. passed away quietly at home on June 28th 2021.

I received this email from Robin Wolfraim-Jenkins. and am honoured to respond.  I did not know Donald Wolfraim but his Jungian perspective and gnostic take on the psyche have intrigued me.

 

Dear Walter.
In 2011 you referred to my Grandfather’s work. Link attached. Thank you for making this accessible, it is not part of his published work and it is the only copy our family has out there. I have gotten it from your site.
I am not sure if you had any connection with Donald Wolfraim, but if you did. Is there a story you could pass on to my family?
I wanted to ask you to add a link to his Obituary or refer to his passing. If there is a way? If you did know him.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Sincerely
Robin Wolfraim-Jenkins

Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour. July 13, 1798

There is a verse in this poem I may have put on this blog before, but here is the whole poem with that verse highlighted.  It fits for me – recollecting my past but also still loving the bush. That verse is loaded with line after line that are each a “meme” on the internet. (the image above is nothing like the sylvan Wye but it is like the places I roam.)


 

Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour. July 13, 1798

BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
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