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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Traditional Norfolk koans

Ancient wisdom to quicken the omnipercipient

In the east of England, from prehistoric times to the present, there has been an esoteric tradition of wisdom-teaching embodied in Norfolk koans. Transmitted orally through lineages of initiated master-teachers, these elliptical verses have preserved the deep shamanic wisdom of antiquity. Intoned accurately, Norfolk koans can be experienced as personal portals into the executive dimensions of earth magic. In common with all major world scriptures, Norfolk koans are at once profoundly wise and engagingly unfunny. One hundred and eighty four of the finest examples of the genre are assembled below. YouTube audio file here.

Yoghurt shelves YouTube audio file here.

Lunch in Salisbury

Unguarded level crossing

In Sussex

Into Bodmin to shop

High fells

Olive restaurant in Bromley

Elvis in Bedfordshire

Casualty

Wiltshire wheat

Poodle parlour in Purley

Toenails


Picture: Traditional Norfolk Koans. Ancient wisdom to quicken the omnipercipient.




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8 Comments:

Blogger Dreamer said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog, it was quite... interesting indeed. Feel free to post more things there whenever you feel like doing it. Thank you again.

7:44 pm  
Blogger Rick T Hunter said...

Do add "Toenails" to the list as well, unless that is the entree...

8:33 pm  
Blogger Claire said...

You're a nutbar! In a good way. We used to play a game at uni called Jurrasic Park where you had to have the most random conversation you could, I think had you been there you may have put the rest of us to shame!
I am trying not to eat pizza and be good but nonetheless thankyou for the reminder. I've only encountered the name Alcuin once before in a book called The First Man in Rome, does it mean something?
You should design post-its with your own words of wisdom so that they can flutter all over.

1:58 pm  
Blogger Đirestraits said...

Interesting trivia, truly. Keep your esoteric sayings coming~

4:33 pm  
Blogger Malashree said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, I love to have company! Mine isn't near as interesting as yours LOL. Anyway, come on over anytime you want cricket scores hehehehe. I love your blog... I'll come back soon. Take care!

8:49 pm  
Blogger El Vikingo Holandes said...

Cheers for your comment on my blog
Always love some small nuggets of wisdom in the form it was intended: with humor and still profound :)

Let the dreams/blogs/words flow!

Peter

1:40 pm  
Blogger Lily said...

Thanks for visiting my site!

8:23 am  
Blogger k said...

i found these examples of the Norfolk koan engagingly funny...who screwed up?

9:43 pm  

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