« on: May 09, 2016, 09:35:48 pm »
so, I recently learned there's a lot of RAW stuff on YouTube and have been thoroughly enjoying it.
Anyhow, last week I was telling my girlfriend about one of the interviews (she's very into language) where RAW was talking about how what language you speak influences your thought processs. Specifically, his example about how it is very difficult to speak about Einstein's relativity in english, but native Hopi is a much better language for discussing relativity.
Skip forward a day, and I see my girlfriends daughter coloring a bunch of turtles - it reminded me of the "turtles all the way down" story and I told her I liked turtles and that I wanted to tell her a story about turtles (the turtles all the way down story) but for reasons I can't recall I didn't get to tell her the story.
Skip forward another day - no school and complicated work schedules and stuff means my parents are babysitting my gf's daughter. they just got a little fishing boat and the weather is finally nice enough to play outside, so they take her out on the boat. My mom posted pictures of the boat trip and i see that they saw some turtles on the lake which reminded me to tell my gf's daughter the "turtles all the way down story"
skip forward a couple more days - my GF invited her sister and my parents over for mother's day (she lives with me, I was at work). After I get home, she tells me that my mom was telling her about how she's been studying the history of the Hopi Indians. I was like - that's weird - and my GF was like, I know right?
skip forward another day - I see on facebook that one of my friends has sort of realized he needs to (and has pledged that he will) be changing a lot of things about his life. Since I'm on a RAW kick, I start thinking maybe I should send him a copy of Prometheus Rising - I always felt that book had a tremendous effect at showing you how powerful your mind is and ways to go about changing it. Anyhow, I knew I had read it but didn't have a copy, so I figured I must've read a .pdf while on midnights or something and sure enough - a google search turns it up (on principiadiscordia.com nonetheless). So I send him a link and start re-reading it myself - where I'm delighted to see the very first part of the very first chapter is the "turtles all the way down" story.