Saturday, April 27, 2013

From the Archives: The Self and its Sources Part 2




The problem of the Enlightenment’s romanticizing the Greco-Roman tradition.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

From the Archives: The Self and its Sources Part 1

This excerpt begins a series of presentations Gil Bailie made in 1994 under the title "The Self and its Sources - Reflections on the art of the novel". The original series of recordings was made on six 90 minute cassette tapes.



The decline of religion made it necessary to invent the steam engine
from The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams
We didn’t stop burning witches because we had invented science, we invented science because we stopped burning witches.
from Things Hidden from the Foundation of the World by Rene Girard

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

From the Archives: Crucial Choice Part 57 - The Displaced Person



All their eyes came together in one moment and froze them in collusion for ever…no community is formed.
Mrs. Macintyre felt she was in some foreign country where the people bent over the body were natives.

This is the final excerpt from the Crucial Choice series. Both CD and MP3 versions of the complete 'Crucial Choice' series will be available soon from the Cornerstone Forum webstore.

I will be begin posting a new series of excerpts from Gil Bailie's tape archives in the coming days.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

From the Archives: Crucial Choice Part 56 - The Displaced Person



The sacrificial dénouement…the world recedes from the little circle around Mr. Guizak

Friday, April 19, 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

From the Archives: Crucial Choice Part 51 - The Displaced Person



Mr. Shortly, “I’m not a violent man, but…”
All victimizers must pose as either a victim or the defender of victims

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

From the Archives: Crucial Choice Part 50 - The Displaced Person



Remembering all the arguments…myth is in trouble when we have to remember the arguments to support it.
The priest and the Judge…the Church speaks a truth capable of reinterpretation, but the Judge’s safe is locked but empty.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Friday, April 05, 2013

From the Archives: Crucial Choice Part 48 - The Displaced Person



Meister Eckhart: “We must learn to act without motivation…”

The return of Mr. Shortly. He recalls his experience in the ‘first world’s war’…

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Monday, April 01, 2013

From the Archives: Crucial Choice Part 46 - The Displaced Person



Stage 2: Converting a human being into a vermin

But the priest wants to talk about purgatory…the place where one rids oneself of mimetic reflexes.