[FairfieldLife] Re: Somebody Rick should interview tells a joke.

2014-10-10 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
God Bless You Mr Rosewater (sic) was published in 1965 so predates Kurt 
learning TM. As salyavin says the novel is Breakfast of Champions (1973). 
Here's a quote from the novel (warning: mantra info revealed!): 
 When Bunny played the piano bar at the Holiday Inn, he had many, many secrets. 
One of them was this: he wasn’t really there. He was able to absent himself 
from the cocktail lounge, and from the planet itself, for that matter, by means 
of Transcendental Meditation. He learned this technique from Maharishi Mahesh 
Yogi, who once stopped off in Midland City during a world-wide lecture tour.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, in exchange for a new handkerchief, a piece of fruit, a 
bunch of flowers, and thirty-five dollars, taught Bunny to close his eyes, and 
to say this euphonious nonsense word to himself over and over again: 
“Aye-em, aye-em, aye-em.” Bunny sat on the edge of his bed in the 
hotel room now, and he did it. “Aye-em, aye-em”, he said to 
himself—internally. The rhythm of the chant matched one syllable with each two 
beats in his heart. He closed his eyes. He became a skin diver in the depths of 
his mind. The depths were seldom used.
His heart slowed. His respiration nearly stopped. A single word floated by in 
the depths. It had somehow escaped from the busier parts of his mind. It wasn’t 
connected to anything. It floated by lazily, a translucent, scarf-like fish. 
The word was untroubling. Here was the word: “Blue.” 
 

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 Not sure which novel.  H.   I think it was the book where Trout's son was 
a piano player who did TM and at some point someone's face got scraped bloody 
by being raked along a piano's keys.   If I remember rightly, then there also 
was a very bad presentation of the TM technique...and maybe the son was 
shouting his mantra aloud at some point theredunno.  But at the time I was 
a true believer, and that book put me off my feed as a Vonnegut fan.  Might 
have been God Bless You Mr. Goldwater. 
 I believe it was Breakfast of Champions, the character ended up getting beaten 
to death while meditating, clearly the concept of the Maharishi Effect hadn't 
been introduced yet
 

 
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 Thanks Buck in the Dome. That was new info for me. It sounds a high-energy 
period in the life of the TMO.  

 And Duveyoung: what was the novel you refer to? I've read a couple of Kurt's 
novels (Slaughterhouse-Five and Cat's Cradle) but the TM link isn't in either 
of those.
 

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 Yeah, Ol' Kurt loved TM so much he wrote a novel in which a character learned 
TM, and Kurt DISCLOSED HIS MANTRA IN THE BOOK, and then that character 
proceeded to GO VIOLENTLY NUTS.


   

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 Yeah, Ol' Kurt loved TM so much he wrote a novel in which a character learned 
TM, and Kurt DISCLOSED HIS MANTRA IN THE BOOK, and then that character 
proceeded to GO VIOLENTLY NUTS.










 
  




[FairfieldLife] Re: Somebody Rick should interview tells a joke.

2014-10-09 Thread salyavin808

 

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 Not sure which novel.  H.   I think it was the book where Trout's son was 
a piano player who did TM and at some point someone's face got scraped bloody 
by being raked along a piano's keys.   If I remember rightly, then there also 
was a very bad presentation of the TM technique...and maybe the son was 
shouting his mantra aloud at some point theredunno.  But at the time I was 
a true believer, and that book put me off my feed as a Vonnegut fan.  Might 
have been God Bless You Mr. Goldwater. 
 I believe it was Breakfast of Champions, the character ended up getting beaten 
to death while meditating, clearly the concept of the Maharishi Effect hadn't 
been introduced yet
 

 
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, s3raphita@... wrote :

 Thanks Buck in the Dome. That was new info for me. It sounds a high-energy 
period in the life of the TMO.  

 And Duveyoung: what was the novel you refer to? I've read a couple of Kurt's 
novels (Slaughterhouse-Five and Cat's Cradle) but the TM link isn't in either 
of those.
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, no_re...@yahoogroups.com wrote :

 Yeah, Ol' Kurt loved TM so much he wrote a novel in which a character learned 
TM, and Kurt DISCLOSED HIS MANTRA IN THE BOOK, and then that character 
proceeded to GO VIOLENTLY NUTS.


   

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, no_re...@yahoogroups.com wrote :

 Yeah, Ol' Kurt loved TM so much he wrote a novel in which a character learned 
TM, and Kurt DISCLOSED HIS MANTRA IN THE BOOK, and then that character 
proceeded to GO VIOLENTLY NUTS.









Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Somebody Rick should interview tells a joke.

2014-10-08 Thread TurquoiseBee turquoi...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Glad you enjoyed it. Kurt is more well-known for his novels, but his short 
stories are often real gems, too. 




 From: s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 11:52 PM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Somebody Rick should interview tells a joke.
 


  
I'm seriously impressed! That neat Vonnegut tale proves that great minds do 
think alike . . . 


The Edison line about his long search for the best electric-lamp filament 
reminds me of my favourite quote of his: “I have not failed. I've just found 
10,000 ways that won't work.” That's actually quite a profound insight.

Thanks.



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To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 7:11 PM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Somebody Rick
should interview tells a joke.



 
LOL

In my more paranoid moods I've wondered if our pets - dogs and cats - are 
really the dominant species on Planet Earth and not humans. They don't have to 
go to work; we keep them warm and well-fed and ensure they get the best medical 
attention - all for free. They've got it sussed. Dogs probably pity us. Cats 
are more likely to regard us with contempt.


If you've actually ever pondered this, then you have to read this wonderful 
short story by Kurt Vonnegut:


http://tvtolstova.narod.ru/olderfiles/1/Shaggy20Dog.pdf




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Video: A piece of Tara s Keynote Address at the Psychotherapy Networker 
Symposium in
March 2010.

 
  Video: A piece of Tara s Keynote Address at the Ps... 
A piece of Tara s Keynote Address at the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium in 
March 2010watch video.  
View on www.frequency.comPreview by Yahoo   





 


[FairfieldLife] Re: Somebody Rick should interview tells a joke.

2014-10-08 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Thanks Buck in the Dome. That was new info for me. It sounds a high-energy 
period in the life of the TMO.  

 And Duveyoung: what was the novel you refer to? I've read a couple of Kurt's 
novels (Slaughterhouse-Five and Cat's Cradle) but the TM link isn't in either 
of those.
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, no_re...@yahoogroups.com wrote :

 Yeah, Ol' Kurt loved TM so much he wrote a novel in which a character learned 
TM, and Kurt DISCLOSED HIS MANTRA IN THE BOOK, and then that character 
proceeded to GO VIOLENTLY NUTS.


   

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, no_re...@yahoogroups.com wrote :

 Yeah, Ol' Kurt loved TM so much he wrote a novel in which a character learned 
TM, and Kurt DISCLOSED HIS MANTRA IN THE BOOK, and then that character 
proceeded to GO VIOLENTLY NUTS.





[FairfieldLife] Re: Somebody Rick should interview tells a joke.

2014-10-08 Thread Duveyoung
Not sure which novel.  H.   I think it was the book where Trout's son was a 
piano player who did TM and at some point someone's face got scraped bloody by 
being raked along a piano's keys.   If I remember rightly, then there also was 
a very bad presentation of the TM technique...and maybe the son was shouting 
his mantra aloud at some point theredunno.  But at the time I was a true 
believer, and that book put me off my feed as a Vonnegut fan.  Might have been 
God Bless You Mr. Goldwater. 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, s3raphita@... wrote :

 Thanks Buck in the Dome. That was new info for me. It sounds a high-energy 
period in the life of the TMO.  

 And Duveyoung: what was the novel you refer to? I've read a couple of Kurt's 
novels (Slaughterhouse-Five and Cat's Cradle) but the TM link isn't in either 
of those.
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, no_re...@yahoogroups.com wrote :

 Yeah, Ol' Kurt loved TM so much he wrote a novel in which a character learned 
TM, and Kurt DISCLOSED HIS MANTRA IN THE BOOK, and then that character 
proceeded to GO VIOLENTLY NUTS.


   

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, no_re...@yahoogroups.com wrote :

 Yeah, Ol' Kurt loved TM so much he wrote a novel in which a character learned 
TM, and Kurt DISCLOSED HIS MANTRA IN THE BOOK, and then that character 
proceeded to GO VIOLENTLY NUTS.







[FairfieldLife] Re: Somebody Rick should interview tells a joke.

2014-10-07 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
LOL 

 In my more paranoid moods I've wondered if our pets - dogs and cats - are 
really the dominant species on Planet Earth and not humans. They don't have to 
go to work; we keep them warm and well-fed and ensure they get the best medical 
attention - all for free. They've got it sussed. Dogs probably pity us. Cats 
are more likely to regard us with contempt.
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, no_re...@yahoogroups.com wrote :

 Video: A piece of Tara s Keynote Address at the Psychotherapy Networker 
Symposium in March 2010. 
http://www.frequency.com/video/piece-of-taras-keynote-address-at/190478275?cid=5-3534233

 
 
 
http://www.frequency.com/video/piece-of-taras-keynote-address-at/190478275?cid=5-3534233
 
 Video: A piece of Tara s Keynote Address at the Ps... 
http://www.frequency.com/video/piece-of-taras-keynote-address-at/190478275?cid=5-3534233
 A piece of Tara s Keynote Address at the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium in 
March 2010watch video.


 
 View on www.frequency.com 
http://www.frequency.com/video/piece-of-taras-keynote-address-at/190478275?cid=5-3534233
 Preview by Yahoo 
 

 






Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Somebody Rick should interview tells a joke.

2014-10-07 Thread TurquoiseBee turquoi...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
From: s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com

To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 7:11 PM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Somebody Rick should interview tells a joke.
 


  
LOL

In my more paranoid moods I've wondered if our pets - dogs and cats - are 
really the dominant species on Planet Earth and not humans. They don't have to 
go to work; we keep them warm and well-fed and ensure they get the best medical 
attention - all for free. They've got it sussed. Dogs probably pity us. Cats 
are more likely to regard us with contempt.


If you've actually ever pondered this, then you have to read this wonderful 
short story by Kurt Vonnegut:


http://tvtolstova.narod.ru/olderfiles/1/Shaggy20Dog.pdf




---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, no_re...@yahoogroups.com wrote :


Video: A piece of Tara s Keynote Address at the Psychotherapy Networker 
Symposium in March 2010.

 
  Video: A piece of Tara s Keynote Address at the Ps... 
A piece of Tara s Keynote Address at the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium in 
March 2010watch video.  
View on www.frequency.comPreview by Yahoo   



[FairfieldLife] Re: Somebody Rick should interview tells a joke.

2014-10-07 Thread s3raph...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
I'm seriously impressed! That neat Vonnegut tale proves that great minds do 
think alike . . .  
 The Edison line about his long search for the best electric-lamp filament 
reminds me of my favourite quote of his: “I have not failed. I've just found 
10,000 ways that won't work.” That's actually quite a profound insight.
 

 Thanks.
 

 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb@... wrote :

 From: s3raphita@... [FairfieldLife] FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
 To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
 Sent: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 7:11 PM
 Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Somebody Rick should interview tells a joke.
 
 
   LOL
 

 In my more paranoid moods I've wondered if our pets - dogs and cats - are 
really the dominant species on Planet Earth and not humans. They don't have to 
go to work; we keep them warm and well-fed and ensure they get the best medical 
attention - all for free. They've got it sussed. Dogs probably pity us. Cats 
are more likely to regard us with contempt.


If you've actually ever pondered this, then you have to read this wonderful 
short story by Kurt Vonnegut:

 http://tvtolstova.narod.ru/olderfiles/1/Shaggy20Dog.pdf 
http://tvtolstova.narod.ru/olderfiles/1/Shaggy20Dog.pdf


 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, no_re...@yahoogroups.com wrote :

 Video: A piece of Tara s Keynote Address at the Psychotherapy Networker 
Symposium in March 2010.

 
 
 
http://www.frequency.com/video/piece-of-taras-keynote-address-at/190478275?cid=5-3534233
 
 Video: A piece of Tara s Keynote Address at the Ps... 
http://www.frequency.com/video/piece-of-taras-keynote-address-at/190478275?cid=5-3534233
 A piece of Tara s Keynote Address at the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium in 
March 2010watch video.


 
 View on www.frequency.com 
http://www.frequency.com/video/piece-of-taras-keynote-address-at/190478275?cid=5-3534233
 Preview by Yahoo