editors and translators:
The Russian team has now reached India. So now it's time for
further guidelines. It's important that everyone go at his or
her own pace. This translation project is not some olympiad.
But since some of you have reached the promised land it's time
to talk about deeper things.
by now you all have seen the need to think in terms of levels
of awareness in your work. Level hopping, level surfing, level
sliding....as Harvest of Gems approaches India the number of
subtler levels begins to proliferate. Indeed the more awareness
that a hierarchy of levels exists the easier it is for the reader
and translator to navigate in this new psychic terrain.
awareness of hierarchy brings to the reader a greater connection
with these levels along with the beings that dwell in these
levels. The connection becomes more and more exclusively psychic.
The higher levels are more complex and closer to the light.
Even though light permeates all levels. As Harvest advances
so does the complexity of the narrative as higher levels f the
hierarchy become more and more engaged. The Dante effect kicks
the time Two Short Stories is approached the Divine Buddhist
comedy begins to engage all levels symultaneously. This is where
the metier or craft of the translator comes fully int play.
Linguistic translation is followed by symbolic and cognitive
translation. Imagination and sound is important.
is hybrid literature. Modern non-mythological and cognitive
prose blends in with timeless mythological epic at very strange
moments. The physical journey across the planet becomes a psychic
journey UP and DOWN the chakras. The psychic energy centers
within us. See the attached photo of the the chakra system.
chakra journey becomes equivalent to the journey in and out
of the Kalachakra mandala. By India the higher chakras are engaged
more and so are the more inner levels of the mandala.
Two Short Stories the whole Universe is engaged at all times
on all levels. In Harvest the present and the past is engaged
often. By Two Short Stories the journey into the mandala is
so deep that the future itself is seen. Reincarnation becomes
Feed-forward. Let's all give James Joyce a hand. The Finn again