Benefits first, then proof.
This year, the 6th of M’aidezMaydayMaeDay80, we’ll walk through the memory palace backward and forward. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Method_of_loci We should have a song as the two groups meet at the southwest corner.
Benefit 1—PROPR, a method of recovenanting/recommissioning a community. More on that later. Here it is briefly, in a haiku from Host5065:
Is liturgy. Commission
Benefit 2—Godparents for Eldsters. As some churches help infants by helping to designate someone, or a couple, to be responsible, especially if the parents die, or are unable, so to with eldsters-to-be. An eldster is an honored older person, a better name thanoldster.http://chuckhartmanhistoryconductor.blogspot.com/2011/02/godparentsforeldsters.html
Benefit 3—Rescue Team for eldster, Cure Team, and the beginnings of KOHEN (Knights of Helping Elderly Neighbors).
HOW THE MEMORY PALACE WORKS. We place along the sides of the town square the events of Mae Hartman, in chronological order. And we also place along these sides, the ‘Guilt, Grace, Gratitude’ of the heart of the theology of the town, the Heidelberg Catechism. Originally this was to show the differences. It has grown.
The 4th side is ‘Go Forth,’ contributed by Jeff Harlow, who is not responsible for my errors.
So, the benefits were the Go Forth, as we go backward from south of the southwest corner to the northwest corner.
Simultaneously the other group has met us at the southwest corner, moving from west of the southwest corner. They will go from Pella Books to the pro-life Pregnancy Center.
South of the southwest corner represents the future into which we go. West of it is the past from which we have come. Past and future cause the present.
[‘The family’ and all that came before will be handled later. It is much more difficult.]
Forward. The southwest corner of the forward group is July 4, A. D. 2004. We join the church, Mom, my wife, and I. Thus begins yohad, Years Of Hell And Death. But tribulation worketh patience, and patience experience, and experience hope. Thus the benefits, first mentioned above. Better: Romans 5. 3And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4And patience, experience; and experience, hope: 5And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. http://kingjbible.com/romans/5.htm
In the center of the southern side of the square is ‘Nuremberg,’ in this case off label antipsychotics without informed consent, after ‘agitation’ by showering practices—typical.
At the southeast corner is St. Wjlesa. Some Times We Just Let ‘Em Slip Away. Said to us soon after Mom was in the emergency room, having been crippled by being attacked by another resident. They told us she ‘fell’. This was Guilt Street. [I confessed to a called and ordained servant of the Word to the present-day equivalent of ‘manstealing,’ a capital offense, and was forgiven in the stead and by the command of Our Lord, not because of what I did, but because of what Jesus did.]
We return now to the backwards traveling group. After traversing Go Forth Street, we come to the Girardean funeral, after Mom died at 10:20 PM on November 15, A. D. 2006. The ‘family’ who abandoned her now told everyone how much they had loved her. Those who killed the prophets erected monuments to them, and claimed them—later.
From the northwest corner, traveling the memory palace backward along Gratitude Street, we have the doctors’ strike. You cannot yell at doctors, even when they allow such things as what I have called Nuremberg, and the other things. Thanks to Louise and Karissa we did get Mom off the drugs.
A history: In Guthrie hospital after her reaction to drugs for heart—or heart attack: ‘I don’t want to die.’ After the crippling: “I don’t want to die yet.’ After off the drugs: ‘Keep me alive,’ and ‘I want to go home’.
[I have MomPoem and another recounting of Mom speaking at another time. Host9301 for MomPoem. I should post this at ChuckHartmanHistoryConductor.]
The backwards group arrives at Circumcision. The northeast corner. The idea for this memory palace came to me as I was doing a sanity check at our church’s celebration of Circumcision of Our Lord (New Year’s Eve) A. D. 2005/6.
The forward group is traveling from the southeast corner (St. Wjlesa) up Grace Street, going past ‘Ethics’ Committee. They wanted to dope Mom up more, so they got together with us—some of us refused permission to come in. The first statement was typical: ‘You can’t prevent falls’. The wicked flee where no man pursueth.
And so we are all together, both groups. Another song, and then each travels the portion of the square it has not yet traveled.
The square makes a tattoo (we were tribally treated, the altar being the future: Rosenstock-Huessy. ‘They’ did not know that.). Also, on top of the others, we have a zero for confession and cleansing, a fish for Jesus Christ God’s Son, Savior ( I X TH U S), and a stitch for the new clothing, Hebrews 1:12.
On the 80th day, inclusive, after Pascha/Easter, we have the conference after this confession of square walking memory palace. This year, PROPR, as above. Previous years had featured Stockman from Ibsen’s ‘An Enemy of the People,’ Rene Girard, Thomas Szasz’ ‘Ceremonial Chemistry,’ Heart of Darkness—‘The horror, the horror,’ and maybe one other.
Next year, Psalm 138:2b.
[This is the first year that July 4 has come before the 80th day].
Love in King Jesus,
PS: Since this is in Public Vindication Week, the name of this ‘Tuesday’ is the 4th book of the third iteration of the sets of 7 books in Jordan’s literarily ordered 49-book (Jubilee!) Bible, or Jeremiah-Lamentations. http://www.biblicalhorizons.com/biblical-horizons/no-80-rethinking-the-order-of-the-old-testament/
PPS: All religions enshrine (I’d say manifest, CHH) their truths in a calendar: Rosenstock-Huessy. I attempt to do it before, to write a calendar HOST, House OF Singing Times, for the next era, another layer. I rhyme 30 covenant sequences. Here’s part of the representation. Host600Kolcoram861.
PPS: A great quote from ERH, summing up. http://members.valley.net/~transnat/erh.html
"The history of the human race is written on a single theme: How does love become stronger than death? The composition is recomposed in each generation by those whose love overcomes murdering or dying. So history becomes a great song, Augustine's Carmen Humanum. As often as the lines rhyme, love has once again become stronger than death. This rhyming, this connecting, is men's function on earth. But that this is our function we have only known since the birth of Christ." - Sociology II, p. 759