silent dialogue LO25018

From: Winfried Dressler (
Date: 07/03/00

Replying to LO25000 --

>Norn comes from Norne, I think they are an ancient greek mythological
>group of female helpers of humans, but again, I am not sure. The 'graue' -
>grey - indicates, that 'graue norn' refers to the brain as form, while her
>'born' - the womb of the norn - would be the brain as content. Again, it
>is my interpretation.

On the risk of talking to myself, but I made a little bit more sure and
found interesting what I found, so here it is:

Norns are old germanic godesses of fate. Sometimes they are thought of
being three of them, and these three are again associated sometimes with
past, present and future. Their main activity seems to be to whisper (die
'Raunenden'. Well, to whisper is 'fluestern', raunen sounds like 'round',
so you may hear a difference...)

What I found so interesting in the use of 'norn' in Georges poem, is that
with my preconceptions, I would have thought that such norns whisper
knowledge from a transcendental world of fate, so that some perceptive
persons may hear this whispering and translate it into our earthly being.

George seems to suggest from his experiences an opposed frame of
interpretation: The material body with all the biochemical loops and
hyper-loops is the world of fate in which we are captured, while the real
world in which we live is that transcendental world. Yet the dialogue out
there is silent and in order to become music, it has to be brought into
and played in time, irreversibly. This may or may not fail. Depending
on...well, who can help the norn searching? What is the role of midwifery,
of learning organizations?

Liebe Gruesse,



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