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Is this the same man in the Nine of Cups card?

Being old enough to have been alive for the original release of '2001: A Space Odessy,' men zipping around in the depths of space alone in their little space ships is not so odd. But is he heading back to the earth? LWB: " to fully understand something, sometimes you must escape it." No warm lanterns of light to beckon lost travellers, but somehow Simon and Garfunkel singing 'I Am A Rock" is playing in my head. Zipping around in a spaceship beats living in a cold, damp cave any day! The image is easy to translate.
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Do you mean seeing the original release as a first time run
in an authentic theatre? Complete with an "Intermission"?

I was inspired to buy the LP's for The Blue Danube Waltz,
composed in 1867 by Johann Strauss Jr. (1825-1899) and
Also Sprach Zarathustra Op. 30, 1896 by Richard Strauss.

That of course led to Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich
Nietzsche, the cranky metaphysical poet and philosopher,
which fit in well with the Hermann Hesse books I so loved.

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MEDITATION XVII
Devotions upon Emergent Occasions
by John Donne

No Man is an Island

Who casts not up his eye to the sun when it rises?
but who takes off his eye from a comet when that breaks out?
Who bends not his ear to any bell which upon any occasion rings?
but who can remove it from that bell which is passing
a piece of himself out of this world?

No man is an island, entire of itself;
every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less,
as well as if a promontory were,
as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were:
any man's death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind,
and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
it tolls for thee.

Neither can we call this a begging of misery,
or a borrowing of misery,
as though we were not miserable enough of ourselves,
but must fetch in more from the next house,
in taking upon us the misery of our neighbours.
Truly it were an excusable covetousness if we did,
for affliction is a treasure,
and scarce any man hath enough of it.


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Do you mean seeing the original release as a first time run
in an authentic theatre? Complete with an "Intermission"?
Yes - I was born in 1955! I remember the first release but did not see it in the theatres until it's re-release in the 1970s when I was in high school (I know - I sound like a fossil!). There were no VCRs then, but I did see it sitting in an authentic theatre with seats and a curtain that opened and popcorn!
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The "secret" of Hal's Name:
H.A.L.
H > I
A > B
L > M

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2001: A Space Odyssey was first shown BIG SCREEN in 1968.
Fundamentalists flocked to the theatres just to walk out on the
big apes scene, because it depicted the obscenity of Evolution.
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Steppenwolf as Hermit


If you hate a person, you hate something in him
that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves
doesn't disturb us.
Hermann Hesse (1877-1962)

Swiss writer (born in Germany) whose novels and poems express
interests in existential, spiritual, and mystical themes and Buddhist
and Hindu philosophy. Awarded the Nobel Prize in literature 1946.
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This was one of the hardest cards for me to relate to in this deck.....but after a LOT of meditation on it, I have come to the conclusion that the man in the shuttle has to be looking down towards the earth to get a new perspective of things while being removed from situations/circumstances. Being alone of the ship allows him to look within himself to make decisions without any of the restraints or societal obligations.....he is 'charting his own course' independant of cultural norms. I think that this card shows the extremes that are sometimes necessary to find ourselves.
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This was one of the hardest cards for me to relate to in this deck.....but after a LOT of meditation on it, I have come to the conclusion that the man in the shuttle has to be looking down towards the earth to get a new perspective of things while being removed from situations/circumstances. Being alone of the ship allows him to look within himself to make decisions without any of the restraints or societal obligations.....he is 'charting his own course' independant of cultural norms. I think that this card shows the extremes that are sometimes necessary to find ourselves.
My thoughts exactly!
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