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Re: OT: Shape of the Earth (was Re: CHAT: Religions (was: Visibleplanets))

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Sunday, November 16, 2003, 5:05
In a message dated 2003:11:14 11:54:21 PM, yonjuuni@EARTHLINK.NET writes:

>Jörg Rhiemeier wrote: > >> Fiddlesticks! The world has the shape of a d20 (an icosahedron)! > >> This was the standard answer of a friend from a roleplaying group >> which has fallen apart since; he was, BTW, in the process of designing >> a world that was actually icosahedron-shaped (which unfortunately >> never went anywhere) > >That would certainly make map-making a piece of cake! :-) No worrying >about "projections"!
Ironically that's exactly what the Fuller Projection is about - invented by Buckminister Fuller: "One World Island." (See the's or .edu website...) -|-|--|---|-----|--------|-------------|---------------------| Hanuman Zhang "...divine chaos ...rumors of chaos have been known to enhance the mature religious vision.... for the godhead manifests no more of its reality than the limited grammar of each person's imagination and conceptual system can handle. A second advantage is suggested by William James in _Varieties of Religious Experience_. James affirms the possibilty of many gods, mostly because he takes seriously his multiverse theory of personal monads, each one of us experiencing a unique religious revelation. An orderly monistic and monotheistic system, he fears, might succumb to a craving for logical coherence, and trim away some of the mystery, rich indeterminancy, and tragic ambiguity in a complete numinous experience. For some temperaments, the ambivalent gentleness and savagery of fate can be imagined effectively in a godhead split into personified attributes, sometimes at war, sometimes in shifting alliance." - Vernon Ruland, _Eight Sacred Horizons: The Religious Imagination East and West_ _NADA BRAHMA_ < Sanskrit > "sound = Godhead" _LILA_ < Sanskrit > 1. the universe is what happens when God wants to play - Divine Play - the play of the Divine in its Cosmic Dance, whimsy - like a child playing alone God the Cosmic Dancer - whose routine is all creatures and all worlds - the Cosmos flows - a world from the tireless unending resistless stream of God's energy that _is_ Lila 2. joyous exercise of spontaneity involved in the art of creation this is Lila


Tim May <butsuri@...>OT Re: Fuller Map OT: Shape of the Earth