Twin Peaks

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  • 06 Sep 2017 at 2:38 pm #9792

    Candy Minx

    Jeff writes…’I think maybe like for many of us here, although my own conversation with these themes, began way before I’d ever had an encounter with Blood Meridian, that book and McCarthy’s work in general has come to occupy – like Lynch and Trinity – one of the central fulcrums of the ecstatic problems at the center of the culture. What a richness we have access to! It strikes me now that that, at least, is so life-affirming amid all the perhaps inevitable counter-movements and “drawing restraints.’

    Yes, I like what you say. For me I too came to Lynch and McCarthy after I had conversations on these themes. Conversations being an understatement as I spent an immersed period of time deep within study of Sanskrit, Haida, Hinduism and Buddhism and exploring the nature of reality. When I came to Lynch and McCarthy….they were held alike I do with all art….as to be measured by who is making art that reflects or locks horns with the dialogue about reality?

    How you say Jeff…”the central fulcrum of the ecstatic problems at the center of the culture” I would like to analyze and respond to.

    I suspect when you say “the culture” you mean the dominant culture of totalitarian agriculture…in which Lynch’s vision is acting out. He has not chosen a landscape from past history to explore or portray ecstatic problems. I believe that culture is the problem. It is the problem of separation and Lynch’s work is transcendental because his aesthetic is using enlightenment as a background for characters.

    The central ecstatic problem is that the dominant culture does not realize it is an illusion. End of story. With that kind of delusion at work….the human is locked in detail…not realizing that everything we look at, taste, feel smell does not exist. It is all an illusion…manufactured by a common psychology. All the patriarchy, war, violence, lack of compassion and community re-distribution of resources fairly is subject to that common psychology that sees people as separate from each other and the world. There is no world. There is no time. There is no you and I. The is no David Bowie or David Lynch…the whole point is when we live in separation we are the victims of Bob…we are all Laura Palmer suffering. We are all Leland and Bob (and Judge Holden) torturing.

    TWIN PEAKS is the portrayal of experiencing that there is no time, there is no separate ego-characters…and the life of a tree is no different, or less significant, than the life of a popular high school girl. Because when we see through the illusion of the common psychology we see the nature of reality that everything is a sign because everything is connected.

    It’s not an accident or desire for limelight that Lynch is in his own illusion…it is actually to reinforce the message of the narrative…

    “We are like the spider”, said the king. “we weave our life, and then move along in it. We are like the dreamer who dreams and then lives in the dream.
    This is true for the entire universe. That is why it is said, ‘Having created the creation, the Creator entered into it’
    This is true for us. We create our world, and then enter into that world. We live in the world that we have created.”

    The Upanishads 800 BC
    David Lynch 2017 Episode 14

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