In this film, which is based on the title screenshots of my films, I endeavour to contrast Peter and Sian harmony with today’s unnatural divide between science and philosophy:
I had a project as a tiny boy from omphalos
Sian said “oh Peter, you will like this, it is by John Grant and Guy Garvey”
Sian was right.
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Tagged Arts, Elbow, fickle flame, Guy Garvey, Hole Ousia, John Grant, Kindling, Mossgrove, Omphalos, Peter, Peter J Gordon, Sciences, Sian, Two Cultures |
I am looking forward to reading Alexander McCall Smith’s latest book in the No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series:
The House of Unexpected Sisters.
The Scotland on Sunday reviewer, Kirsty McLuckie, gave this wonderful description:
“it effortlessly weaves strands of seemingly disparate narratives into a coherent whole.”
The reviewer also picks up on the tempo:
The first in a series of films celebrating the work of Geoffrey Jellicoe.
Music Credit: “Alice”
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Tagged Gardens of the Mind, Geoffrey Jellicoe, Hole Ousia, Landscape Architecture, Two Cultures |
A film about gates and gateways:
This was filmed at the door of Glendevon castle
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Tagged Dr Peter J Gordon, Glendevon castle, Hale Bopp, Hole Ousia, Omphalos, teddy bear, ursine, Ursine familiars |
Mossgrove garden, 1st October 2016
Hole Ousia is beyond measurement.
Lennox and Gotthelf, in “Philosophical Issues in Aristotle’s Biology”:
Hans-Georg Gadamer, in “The Enigma of Health” :
In a poetic form by
Peter J. Gordon:
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Tagged beyont, Doric, Gadamer, Gotthelf, Greek, Hole Ousia, Lennox, medical humanities, mizzerment, Omphalos, Peter J Gordon, Phaedrus, Philosophical Issues in Aristotle's Biology, philosophy, Plato, Sunthesis, The Enigma of Health, Two Cultures |
Derivation of “Omphatyp”:
◾[Ompha] – from Omphalos, the centre, the belly, where until umbilically cut, we have home. Belly, also suggesting “gut reaction”.
◾[Typ] – from Typos, a blow, impression, image or figure. Where words and numbers have an equal place in understanding. And where words and numbers can be re-arranged. “Concrete poetry” was noted for the spatial placement of the words and numbers. This intrinsic typography was developed as an art-form by Ian Hamilton Finlay who has been an inspiration to me. Omphatyps challenge the separation of the
Arts and Sciences. And why only two?
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Tagged C.P. Snow, Concrete poetry, F R leavis, gut reaction, Hole Ousia, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Omphatyp, Omphlalos, Peter Gordon, Renaissance of polymaths, Two Cultures, umbilicus |