Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Sun (Herakleitos; Arthur Brown)


39.    Morning is distinguished from evening by the Bear who rises and sets diametrically across from the path of Zeus of the Burning Air.

38.   If there were no sun, all the other stars together could not dispell the night. 

37.   The sun is one foot wide.

36.   There is a new sun for every day.  

34.   The life of fire comes from the death of earth.  The life of air comes from the death of fire. The life of water comes from the death of air.  The life of earth comes from the death of water.

*  The Crazy World of Arthur Brown will be appearing at Ray Davies' Meltdown Festival, Southbank Centre, London, on June 10, 2011.  FIRE!

**  Trans. Guy Davenport, Herakleitos and Diogenes, San Francisco, Grey Fox Press, 1979.

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