Thursday, 16 March 2017

Episode 80

The sixth in a series of episodes wherein Juliet and I begin by jointly consulting the I Ching (ancient Chinese oracle), getting hexagram 4 "Youthful Folly", and then see where that goes. We continue to consider the extent to which various types of energy on the Earth can be related back to the Sun, touching on Thomas Gold's controversial abiogenic theory of petroleum origin, the quest for commercial nuclear fusion and the trapping of stars inside "Dyson spheres" before stopping to consider the Sun from an experiential perspective and the global/historical repository of solar myth and symbol (likewise the Moon). The contrast between these and the "official" numerical data-based descriptions of the Heavenly bodies in question leads to a discussion of disenchantment, re-enchantment and Australian aboriginal songlines.


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