Monday, September 03, 2007

Book Meme 123.5

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't search around and look for the "coolest" book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.

"Sometimes "tall branches are stuck in the ground all around the rewe, forming an enclosure of 15 by 4 metres.""

Eliade, Mircea. 1964. Shamanism. Archaic techniques of ecstasy. Trans. Willard R. Trask. London: Arkana.

(Meme found at Decoys)


Dominic said...

"Anyway, it wasn't any reason in that to kill him, just for some least he can't get it back now!"

You'll know the book...and yes, it was the nearest to hand!

Anonymous said...

Page 123 is the last page in the Jean Baudrillard book 'The Illusion of the End'. The 5th line is the last line of the book which contains just one word. "illusion"

Nicola Masciandaro said...

"And just as they are about to chew the rose and become human, they spit it on the ground, thus remaining in their original condition of asses"

Awesome! I've always been a fan of bibliomancy, and this sortes has reaffirmed by faith.

Source is Nuccio Ordine's _Giordano Bruno and the Philosophy of the Ass_, citing Giovan Battista Pino's _Ragionamento sovra del asino_.