Here I will put longer things I should read about, just to remember that they exist.
Algorithms, languages, translation, everything that I loved.
American author, novelist, essayist, editor, playwright, poet, futurist, and self-described agnostic mystic. Recognized as an Episkopos, Pope, and saint of Discordianism,
an American novelist, essayist, absurdist philosopher, futurist, and guerilla ontologist, most famous for his satirical work
Looks like an extremely interesting personality. For reading, I'd start with: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Illuminatus!_Trilogy
The trilogy is a satirical, postmodern, science fiction-influenced adventure story; a drug-, sex-, and magic-laden trek through a number of conspiracy theories, both historical and imaginary, related to the authors' version of the Illuminati. The narrative often switches between third- and first-person perspectives in a nonlinear narrative. It is thematically dense, covering topics like counterculture, numerology, and Discordianism.
Additionally: http://www.rawilson.com/quantum.html it appears he had sth to do with E-prime
1. Have the group experiment with rewriting the following Standard English sentences into English Prime. Observe carefully what disagreements or irratibility may arise. • "The fetus is a person." • "The zygote is a person." • "Every sperm is sacred/Every sperm is great/If a sperm is wasted/God gets quite irate." (M. Python) • "Pornography is murder." (A. Dworkin) • "John is homosexual." • "The table is four feet long." • "The human brain is a computer." • "When I took LSD, the whole universe was transformed." • "Beethoven was paranoid, Mozart was manic-depressive, and Wagner was megalomaniac." • "Today is Tuesday." • "Lady Chatterly's Lover is a sexist novel." • "Mice, voles and rabbits are all rodents." • "The patient is resisting therapy." • "Sin and redemption are theological fictions. The sense of sin and the sense of redemption are actual human experiences." (paraphrased from Ludwig Wittgenstein.)
General Semantics & NLP et similia
Specifically, Korzybski’s general semantics was a significant influence in: Dr. Albert Ellis’s Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) approach to psychotherapy; Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) as first written about by Richard Bandler and John Grinder; Speech and Language education through educators such as S.I. Hayakawa (San Francisco State), Wendell Johnson (U. of Iowa), Irving J. Lee (Northwestern), Elwood Murray (Denver U.), and dozens of their successors;
Apparently it's much deeper and encompassing than I thought. https://www.purenlp.com/faq
Collapsing Anchors, Visual Squash, 6-step Reframing, V/K dissociation, Change Personal History, Belief Change, Reimprint (all which are sometimes called NLP), are some of the techniques that were derived from applying the models. All these models and techniques can be used in many areas or professions.
Book of Daleth
https://www.bookofdaleth.com/index.html I'm not even sure what I'm looking at, but it's linked from RAW's website and might be interesting. Reminiscent of Discordianism
A couple of rationalist places:
http://benjaminrosshoffman.com/page/2/ http://yhwhmemorial.org/babel-danger-togetherness-genesis-10-11 http://modelingtheworld.benjaminrosshoffman.com/update-8-prioritization-finishing-inventories-and-working-memory