Tabula Rasula

Tabula Rasula

by Jed Rasula
     
 

Poetry. Visual Poetry. Laughing Gnosticism is the most ancient of the secret traditions. Its earliest texts, which date from the fifth millenium B.C., were discovered in a cave in the Caucausus in 1927. For reasons which are unclear, however, the texts have not been made public. I have reason to believe that Rasula's Tabula is based on these ancient texts. Some of

Overview

Poetry. Visual Poetry. Laughing Gnosticism is the most ancient of the secret traditions. Its earliest texts, which date from the fifth millenium B.C., were discovered in a cave in the Caucausus in 1927. For reasons which are unclear, however, the texts have not been made public. I have reason to believe that Rasula's Tabula is based on these ancient texts. Some of the poems, in fact, are free translations of the Gnrisibion. The central tenet of Laughing Gnosticism is that Laughter is a divine language which humans continue to use, with more or less adequate syntax and diction, despite the ancient loss of its semantic. Its meditational practices are variously directed toward the recovery of the ancient code. — Donald Byrd Jed Rasula has been the editor of Wch Way magazine and a correspondent to Sulfur, as well as a prolific critic and reviewer for journals, newspapers and radio. For several years he was researcher for the ABC television program Ripley's Believe It or Not in Los Angeles, where he has lived since 1976

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780930794620
Publisher:
Barrytown/Station Hill Press, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1986
Edition description:
2nd rev. standard ed
Pages:
96

Meet the Author

Jed Rasula is the author of Tabula Rasula: being a book of audible visual matters (1986), editor of the poetry magazine Wch Way (1976-83), and concocted Imagining Language with Steve McCaffery 1998). Author also of numerous scholarly books and articles, Rasula taught at Queen's University in Kingston Ontario from 1990-2001, departing (unsuccessfully) on September 11, 2001, to take up his current position as Helen S. Lanier Distinguished Professor at the University of Georgia, deep (very deep) in the Bible Belt.

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