June 8th, 2006

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Crooks and Liars has the video

Jon Steward made mincemeat of out neanderthal pundit Bill Bennett in a debate on gay marriage


Jon Stewart tears open Bill Bennett on gay marriage

Jon Steward made mincemeat of out neanderthal pundit Bill Bennett in a debate on gay marriage; Crooks and Liars has the video:
Bennett: Well I think if gay..gay people are already members of families...

Stewart: What? (almost spitting out his drink)

Bennett: They're sons and they're daughters..

Stewart: So that's where the buck stops, that's the gay ceiling.

Bennett Look, it's a debate about whether you think marriage is between a man and a women.

Stewart:I disagree, I think it's a debate about whether you think gay people are part of the human condition or just a random fetish.

Link (via Dispatches from the Culture Wars)

Chris Keeley

Stephen Shore: American Surfaces

Stephen Shore's color photographs



Stephen Shore: American Surfaces

Stephen Shore... Amarillo, Texas, July, 1972 p 95U (1972-2005, c-print). From Stephen Shore: American Surfaces at 303 Gallery in New York, NY. "...Stephen Shore's color photographs, taken during the early 1970's, mark the passage of time and reflect on a meditative approach to picture making. At the time, Shore was among the very first American photographers who began working in color photography and introduced the medium into the contemporary art dialogue. Shore's most celebrated work captures the intersections, meals, hotel rooms and people that he encountered on his trips throughout the Untied States, the first of which followed Route 66."
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Father Dan Berrigan has turned 85 years old, and there's going to be a large celebration for him thi

American military imperialism
“they shall beat their swords into ploughshares.” So we did it. Poured our blood around it. And stood in a circle.

Holy Outlaw: Lifelong Peace Activist Father Daniel Berrigan Turns 85

Thursday, June 8th, 2006


We speak with Father Daniel Berrigan, one of the country's leading peace activists of the past half-century. Hundreds of people are gathering in New York this weekend to celebrate his 85th birthday. We discuss his life as a Jesuit priest, poet, pacifist, educator, social activist, playwright and lifelong resister to what he calls "American military imperialism." [Our next guest is one of the country's leading peace activists of the past half-century.

In 1968, he traveled to North Vietnam with Howard Zinn to bring home three U.S. prisoners of war.

Later that year he made national headlines when he and eight others burned draft files in Catonsville Maryland.

In 1970 he spent four months living underground as a fugitive from the FBI.

In the early 1980s he helped launch the international anti-nuclear Plowshares movement when he and seven others poured blood and hammered on warheads at a GE nuclear missile plant in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

I am talking, of course, of Father Daniel Berrigan. Jesuit priest. Poet. Pacifist. Educator. Social activist. Playwright. Civil rights activist. And lifelong resister to what he calls "American military imperialism."

Along with his late brother, Phil, Dan Berrigan played an instrumental role in inspiring the anti-war and anti-draft movement during the late 1960s as well as the anti-nuclear movement.

Georgetown University theology professor Chester Gillis has said of Father Berrigan: "If you were to identify Catholic prophets in the 20th century, he'd be right there with Dorothy Day or Thomas Merton."

This weekend, hundreds of people are gathering in New York to celebrate his 85th birthday.

In a moment we will speak with Father Berrigan but we begin by going back 35 years to the documentary "The Holy Outlaw" by director Lee Lockwood. It features Daniel Berrigan as well as the historian Howard Zinn.


  • "The Holy Outlaw" - excerpt of documentary by director Lee Lockwood.


Father Dan Berrigan joins us live in our firehouse studio.


  • Fr. Daniel Berrigan, Jesuit priest and social activist. He is a prolific writer of poetry and the author of more than 30 books. He recently turned 85 years old.
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art auction

Charles Arnoldi
Tony Berlant
Manuel Alvarez Bravo
Alexander Calder
Marc Chagall
Larry Clark

Lot 89
William Eggleston

Untitled (Crest Color sign) Arizona, c. 1999-2000/2001
Iris Inkjet Print
Numbered 2/7
Signed on verso by the artist; Eggleston Artistic Trust stamp on verso
Image: 17.5 x 27 inches; Framed: 22 x 30 inches
Estimated Gallery Price: $14,000/$17,000
William Claxton
Robbie Conal
Robert Cottingham
Jim Dine
Sam Francis
Helen Frankenthaler
Keith Haring
George Herms
Damien Hirst
David Hockney
Jasper Johns
Roy Lichtenstein
Joan Miro
Ed Moses
Robert Motherwell
Claes Oldenburg
Nam June Paik
Robert Rauschenberg
Alexis Rockman
James Rosenquist
Georges Rouault
Edward Ruscha
Richard Serra
Jim Shaw
Cindy Sherman
Frank Stella
Donald Sultan
Rufino Tamayo
Wayne Thiebaud
Andy Warhol
Garry Winogrand

Chris Keeley

images from the jungdownunder website.

Their merging into an hermaphrodite in a death or nigredo stage,
4 The extraction or ascent of one facet of the soul into the Spiritual realm,
5 The descent of a spiritual dew or essence from above,
6 The return of the extracted soul forces,
7 The final formation of the Stone pictured as the resurrection of the hermaphrodite.

These famous illustrations depict one of the important themes in alchemy, that of the conjunction of opposites in the quest for the philosopher's stone. It does so by incorporating elements from the traditional religious symbolism of 'Heiros Gamos' or 'the holy wedding'.

Rosarium Philosophorum

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The Embryology of Turtles

Formation of organs

'Diagrams of the egg and embryos of Chelydra serpentina,
Ozotheca odorata and Chrysemys picta'

Swiss-American Louis Agassiz (1807-1873) trained as a doctor and scientist but devoted his life to zoology (particularly icthyology), paleontology, geology and he did groundbreaking work in glaciology. He was taught by and had close associations with Georges Cuvier and Alexander von Humboldt and became a (famous) leading scientist in America through his field work and his professorship at Harvard University among many other accomplishments. He was also the last eminent scientist of his day to resist Darwin's evolutionary theories - "I trust to outlive this mania".
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Hieros Gamos

Greek Culture

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Hieros Gamos (Greek ιερός γάμος, "holy wedding") or Hierogamy (Greek ιερογαμία, again "holy wedding") means a coupling (sometimes marriage) of a god and a man or a woman, often having a symbolic meaning and generally conducted in the spring. It is an ancient ritual in which participants believed that they could gain profound religious experience through sexual intercourse. Participants assumed characteristics of deities, often channeling the deities in question, and by their union provided symbolic and literal fertility for themselves, the land, and their people. This was often done by the monarch and hierodule of the dominant religion.

In some cases, such as the "Sacred Marriage" of the king of a Sumerian city-state and the High Priestess of Inanna, it served a more practical purpose: since commoners frequently took this opportunity to have sex with their own spouses, it coordinated the births of children so that they would be born in the winter, when there was more time to take care of them.

A possible modern example of hierogamy is in the religion of Wicca, in which participants engage in what is called the Great Rite. Most often done on Beltaine night (May 1), a man and a woman, assuming the identities of God and Goddess, engage in sexual intercourse to celebrate the union of the deities as lovers and the conception of the new God who will be born at Yule. It is essentially a fertility rite, meant to symbolize the planting of seed into Mother Earth, which will come to fruition in the fall.

The etymology is from Greek: "hieros" = holy and "gamos" = marriage, coupling.


Hieros Gamos-like rituals provide controversial scenes in Stanley Kubrick's movie Eyes Wide Shut, and in the Dan Brown novel and Ron Howard film The Da Vinci Code.

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Robert Moss

way of the dreamer


WAY OF THE DREAMER Radio Show with Robert Moss [new]
Learn how to become an active dreamer, using dreams and coincidence to access the deeper reality and bring energy, healing and magic into everyday life. Every second Wednesday of the month at 9am-10am Pacific Time (Noon-1pm Eastern Time) at HealthyLife.Net.

Reclaiming the ancient dreamways involves going to the written sources (as well as the oral traditions, where they survive and can be trusted) and reading them with the third eye of vision as well as with care for the texts and for accurate translation. Reading the great cycle of Welsh epics known as the Mabinogion with the eye of a dreamer, for example, we can discern an ancient account from the British Isles of the technique I call Dream Reentry – going back inside a dream in a conscious journey

You are born to fly, and in dreams you discover the soul has wings."  -- Robert Moss, Dreamgates